Stock Music track: Are You Ready (Dave Tough Band)

A groovy hard rock song in the vein of AD/CD and Black Sabbath. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 16983
Genres: Vocal Rock music - Royalty free vocal rock music -- Rock: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal -- Rock: Rockabilly / Classic / Retro
Moods/Emotions: Angry / Aggressive / Fierce -- Strong / Confident / Tough -- Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Cool / Funky / Strutting
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1980's -- Historical / Retro: 1970's -- Men / Motors / Guys stuff -- TV Commercial - Macho / Rough
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: hard rock, 80's, electric guitar, metal, raw, exciting, energetic, pump up, driving, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Metallica
Tempo feel: Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 97
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Dave Tough & CJ Watson
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Dave Tough & CJ Watson
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: Guess I was gone just a little too long
But I'm back like a rebound
Everybody said that they thought I was dead
Nobody was found
Some people been hatin, yeah but some been waitin
Been a while since I got some
Well I've got good news for the faithful few
Cause the rapture's come

Are you ready?
To lose your mind
Are you ready?
To find your soul
Are you ready?
To go back in time
Are you ready?
To rock and…

Roll down the street like a pimp, like a thief
OGs from the way back
Ain't no feeling but the stuff I'm selling
Give a dead man a heart attack
It's a blood from a ghost, it's a holy toast
With an instant replay
And if that ain't you, it's whatever, that's cool
Get out of my way



Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Are you ready?

I was born at the crossroads, Devil ain't got no
way to keep me down
I'm a freight train rolling and I'm gonna keep going
No stopping now

If the booze and the pills and the pain didn't kill me
No sense diggin no hole
You can damn sure try but I just won't die
Cause you can't kill rock and roll


Written by Dave Tough, CJ Watson
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Dave Tough Band Dave Tough Band

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.

Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.

As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.

Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.

Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."