Stock Music track: Smiled Back At Me

A loving ballad of a man talking about meeting his girlfriend, marrying her, and starting a family. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 17119
Genres: Vocal Ballads -- Pop: General / Feelgood Pop
Moods/Emotions: Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Homey / Cozy / Wholesome -- Loving / Romantic / Tender -- Sweet / Pretty / Adorable / Innocent
Suggested Production Types: Family / Light Entertainment -- Love Story / Romance
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Acoustic) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: loving, sweet, romantic, pop, powerful, passionate, love, hope, beautiful, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Gavin DeGraw, One Direction, Rascal Flatts
Tempo feel: Slow
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 72
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Dave Tough (BMI - CAE#: 499.731.594)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Dave Tough
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: A hot August night, I saw her by the jukebox light
Her beauty captivated me
Thanks to a dare, I walked over there
Then we talked ‘til she had to leave

I was sad she couldn’t stay
But that feeling went away

Yeah, she smiled – she smiled back at me
She smiled back at me – she smiled back at me
The time slowed to a crawl, right then I had it al
High on life and not afraid to fall
When she smiled back at me

The following June, our passion was is bloom
I wanted to have her for my wife
Because of her past, she felt the need to ask
A question weighing on her mind

She wondered if I loved her too
And I simply said “I do”

Repeat Chorus

I’ve traveled overseas, drove a million miles
But the best scenery is always a smile

In early May, a baby’s on the way
I felt my life was now complete
But I questioned me, and the father I would be
When I saw that cotton sheet

As I held her through the night
All she did was cry
But at the break of day
All the tears they seemed to dry

Repeat Chorus

Written by Dave Tough & JD Dohnal
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."