Stock Music track: Silent City

A Country song about remembering being with a girl in New York. Available as a Vocal version and an Instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 21593
Genres: Vocal Country Music -- Country & Bluegrass
Moods/Emotions: Regret / Painful / Bitter / Angsty -- Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Passionate / Emotional / Melodramatic
Suggested Production Types: Charity / PSA / Community -- Drama / Personal stories -- Love Story / Romance
Prominent Instruments: Drum machine / Electronic drums -- Guitar (Acoustic) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Violin / Viola / Fiddle -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Slow
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 65
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Dave Tough (SESAC), Jeff Knisley (BMI), Conor Matthews (SESAC)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Dave Tough, Jeff Knisley, Conor Matthews
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: We used to rule these streets at 4am
The city never sleeps we’d laugh
and stay awake
You’d wanna hear your mix tape
For the third time that night
While we’d joy ride the subway

We didn’t mind being up all the time
We were bright lights shinin’
Screamin sirens
Sunset skyline
Watch the moon die by sunrise
In the rush of the traffic
We felt so alive

But we burned out
Music died down
Now all I hear is quiet

It’s a silent city
That’s what kills me
All the same sounds
(Now) just background
Goin’ crazy
On 8th St
New York noises
All these voices
Might as well be gone ‘cause you’re not with me
In this silent city

Follow your voice
I walk through Central Park
I should turn around
but I head to our favorite spot
Away from the world
the only place we could talk
Now it’s louder than ever
‘cause you haunt my thoughts

We burned out
Music died down
Now I hear is quiet

Repeat Chorus

All my friends say I’ll be alright
But in my mind all I hear is

Repeat Chorus
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."