Stock Music track: What The Hell RU Afraid Of

An upbeat, female-led pop-rock song about overcoming fears in life. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 17231
Genres: Vocal Rock music - Royalty free vocal rock music -- Pop: Pop-Rock -- Rock: Indie-Rock / Alternative Rock / Post-Rock / Ambient Rock
Moods/Emotions: Ironic / Spiteful / Bad Attitude -- Strong / Confident / Tough -- Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Passionate / Emotional / Melodramatic
Suggested Production Types: Men / Motors / Guys stuff -- TV Commercial - Macho / Rough
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Vocals (Female) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: Hope, fear, uplifting, overcoming, achievement, love, life, excitement, fun, driving, Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lavato, Paramore
Tempo feel: Fast
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 147
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: All your life you’ve pleased them
Played a role to fit in
You never had the strength
To stop giving in

You say that you have been afraid
To be yourself, to find your way
Don’t you know that life it ain’t
What other people think?

Who could you be?

What the hell RU afraid of?
It’s not too late for you to make a change
What the hell RU afraid of?
Don’t spend your time wasting precious days

Life could end at any moment
Take the chance, before you know it
You’ll be the person you never could become
What the hell RU afraid of?

Saying you aint ready yet
Living in your safety net
Counting all your “might have beens”
What do you have to lose?

All the fear is in your mind
Flashing like a neon sign
Just close your eyes and walk the edge
Lay your heart on the line

And jump right in


By Dave Tough & Nate Anderton
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."