Growin' Up

Story Behind The Song

Written as a Country rock /boogie/ Elvis style song - basic groove...

Song Description

A Song about growin up wanting to be a singer / star, but realizing you might need to have some talent too?

Song Length 2:55 Genre Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll, Country - Rockabilly
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Pleasant Subject Dreams
Similar Artists Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley Language English
Era 2000 and later


'Growin' Up' - words and music by Mark S. Ludes ©

Growin' up back home, I always listened to the radio.
Hummin' to the songs with the words I didn't know.
Flippin' through the dials tryin' to find my favorite songs.
Thinkin' I'm gonna be like them and it won't be long.

You'd hear the singers with their songs playin' on the radio.
It sounded so easy, but hey, what did I know.
Was thinkin' to myself, now why can't that be me?
I guess it helps to have some talent instead of makin' believe.

But I could never ever learn a guitar riff,
And I never really learned how to sing.
I couldn't carry a tune with a fork-lift,
But 'I' swore that I sang like "The King".

Solo... ('Viva Las Vegas')

Well, School was school and sports took up most of my time.
But I couldn't seem to get that music off my mind.
It was the only thing I wanted to do in this whole world.
'cept maybe runnin' round town chasin' all those beautiful girls.

Though I could never ever learn that guitar riff,
And I never really learned how to sing.
I couldn't carry a tune with a fork-lift,
But 'I' swore that I sang like "The King"

Classic sound with exceptional tone on the guitar. I appreciate the instrumental blend, too - nothing out of place or too in-your-face. Nice touches throughout.

Clever rocking tune in traditional rock and roll style, a Little bit of Jerry Lee, a little bit of Bob Segar. Nice harmonies.

I never really learned how to sing! I love that line! When asked what genre, I put rock. I started in the sixties, when rock could be all types, but country is also appropriate. I also want to comment on market potential. In the Sixties it was a sonic joy to your ears to listen to top 40 radio, which might play Beatles into Motown, then Andy Williams into Buck Owens, then go to Cream! Market potential shouldn't mean sounding like the current hit, but sounding completely different!

It kind of reminds me Gimme three steps by Lynnyrd Skynnyrd

Magnificent guitar playing! Very fun lyrics! Totally Rock & Roll!!! Love it!

nice old fashioned rock & roll country track,
good guitar playing and harmonies. enjoyable uptempo track

Nice traditional rock'n roll melody. I like the guitarsound.

Lyrics Mark S. Ludes (MSL) Music Mark S. Ludes (MSL)
Producer MSL Publisher Mudlee Music
Performance Mark S. Ludes (MSL) Label N/A
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