Stock Music track: That's My Story (And I'm Sticking To It)

Mellow acoustic vocal jazz track with bossa nova feel. Coming-of-age lyrics with poignant feeling. Cool trumpet and marimba solos. Great background track, but lyrical content is still very strong. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz

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Track details

Track ID number: 8987
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: General & faster jazz
Moods/Emotions: Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Loving / Romantic / Tender
Suggested Production Types: Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Drama / Personal stories -- Family / Light Entertainment -- Love Story / Romance
Prominent Instruments: Drums (Drum Kit) -- Ethnic percussion / Tribal drums -- Guitar (Acoustic) -- Vibraphone / Xylophone / Marimba -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 73
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: Buddy Moncrief (BMI)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Lyrics: Tried to round the corner at forty
Hit the brakes a little too late
No time to look back now though
The ambulance will have to wait

That's my story
And I'm sticking to it
That's the plan anyway

An incident of such mild proportions
Leaves a mark that's more than skin deep
Vanity can be so expensive
Apathy comes awfully cheap

That's my story
And I'm sticking to it
That's the plan anyway
That's the plan anyway

You get one chance to make it
The good old-fashioned way
But it's as hard as a brick wall
I'm not afraid to go down singing
A sad old lonely song
I'm just a bard, afterall

You get one chance to make it
The good old-fashioned way
But it's as hard as a brick wall
I'm not afraid to go down singing
A sad old lonely song
I'm just a bard, afterall

You're not entitled to angst when you're forty
I tell myself it's been a good run
Prop my feet at the end of the day
Fold my arms and defiantly say

That's my story
And I'm sticking to it
That's the plan anyway
That's the plan anyway
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.