Stock Music track: We Survive

Acoustic country ballad about living through and learning from hardship. T17230 39.95 39.95

Track details

Track ID number: 17230
Genres: Vocal Singer-Songwriter: Royalty free music with vocals -- Vocal Country Music -- Vocal Ballads
Moods/Emotions: Heroic / Patriotic / Valiant -- Passionate / Emotional / Melodramatic
Suggested Production Types: Charity / PSA / Community -- Drama / Personal stories -- Men / Motors / Guys stuff -- Religious / Faith / Spiritual
Prominent Instruments: Guitar (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Slow
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 73
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: Laid down my motorbike at seventeen years old
Ridin like a chrome cowboy, young and invincible
Eighteen stitches and a busted head
Damn lucky, I didn’t end up dead

Guess we all fall down sometimes

But we survive
Skinned up knees, crazy dreams
It’s hard but we make it through
We survive
We learn to love, we learn to live
Pick ourselves up again
We survive

I haven’t always been the man that I could’ve been
Sometimes I made the bottle my best friend
Didn’t mean to hurt you, there’s nothin’ I can change
I won that fight but lost your love I’ll never be the same

Guess we all have heartache in our lives

But we survive
Broken hearts, we fall apart
It gets hard but we make it through
We learn to love, we learn to live
Pick ourselves up again
We survive

I remember seeing those 2 towers standing tall
Then crumble down that morning in early fall
We fought the good fight and we’re still hanging on
Sometimes what don’t kill us, really does make us strong

We have stand up and keep faith alive

We survive
Don’t give up, when life gets tough
It gets hard but we make it through
We learn to love, we learn to live
Pick ourselves up again
We survive

Written by Dave Tough & Perry Miears
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."