This CD is the first of Kendrick's 3-album Texas-Series. Featuring original Texas Roots/Americana songs with a nice couple of customized covers in the mix. From many years of writing, playing and singing, it is long overdue, but timely nonetheless.

Starts with a good ole' Texas roots song, and closes with another. Texas Paintbrush is a pleasant listen from beginning to end. First song to last. A rare treat of great songs produced very differently, but all flowing together. It will be exciting to hear the next 2-albums of the series. Each in this basic format, featuring raw and super simple cuts, full blown bigger productions, live cuts, vocal harmony songs and more.

With two awesome very original covers, 1) Stand by Me, and 2) Misty. Nobody's ever made Stand by Me reciprocal, where there is focus on the "other" person. So it's not me, me, me. Turning it around to say and I will stand by you makes it go both ways, and gives the song a whole new feel.

Misty, another wonderful cover, has never been sung like Kendrick delivers it. Very original, raw and real. Some of the 50's phrasings have been changed ever-so-slightly, to bring the song out-of-the-past - into today. 

"Lyrics & Chords" for all original songs are easily accessible. User-friendly for anyone who wants to play the songs. Click the album cover, and each original song has comments, with the basic chords and chord-forms where they differ from traditional chording. It's a truly fun album that takes the listener on a very pleasant journey.

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Song Lyrics

  • One Way to Del Rio

    It’s one way to Del Rio
    And another to San Antone’
    Such a long way from El Paso
    When you’re driving all alone
    I’m tired and I’m weary 
    Of traveling this old road
    But it’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long, long way back home
    It’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long lonesome way back home

    Chorus – Melodic vocal hum along

    My gas tank it’s near empty
    And my throat is getting dry
    A beer might be the answer
    But I don’t want to get high
    I’m anxious for my arrival 
    In the sweet city of San Antone’ 
    But it’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long, long way back home
    It’s still one way to Del Rio
    And long lonesome way back home

    Chorus – Melodic vocal hum along

    Yes, I’m tired and I’m weary 
    Of traveling this old road
    But it’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long, long way back home
    It’s one way to Del Rio
    And a long lonesome way back home
    It’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long… / long… long way home

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  • Where the Wind Blows

    Where I’m coming from
    Where I’m going
    God only knows
    For sure
    God only knows
    God only knows

    Where the wind blows
    Where the wind blows

    Where the wind blows 

    What I’m up to now
    What comes next
    God only knows
    What to expect
    Like the wind blows
    Where nobody knows
    Comes as it pleases
    Goes where it goes
    But where does it come from
    And where does it go
    God only knows for sure
    Where the wind blows
    Where the wind blows

    Where the wind blows (x2)

    God only knows
    God only knows
    Where the wind blows


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Promise of Love

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    I was alone till I met you

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    You were alone too

    Chorus
    Two is better than one unless
    One is better than two 
    I was alone like you


    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    I was alone…

    Bridge

    I was alone too

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    I was alone till I met you

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    You were alone too

    Chorus
    Two is better than one unless
    One is better than two 
    One is better alone unless
    One comes together from two

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    I was alone without you

    Alone

    I was alone till I met you


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Eternal Flame

    There was once a man who loved a woman
    He couldn’t live without
    There was once a woman who loved a man
    Enough to help him keep his feet on the ground

    Till one day they say he headed into the mountains
    Never to be seen again
    Since then a voice in the wind has been heard crying out
    And everybody says, everybody says 
    They know its him

    Chorus

    She would often dream about the days long gone
    And remember how much she loved his love
    And he would always feel her from afar
    And long to hold her in his arms
    Long to hold her

    Till one day they say she headed into the mountains
    Never to be seen again
    And since then voices in the wind have been heard crying out
    And everybody says, everybody says they know it’s them.

    Chorus

    And then above the mountains there appeared two eagles
    That would fly as high as the stars that shine in the night
    And even from a distance you could hear ‘em crying out to each other
    And everybody says, everybody says they know it’s them.


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • I Don't Want to Go Home

    I don’t want to go home – I don’t want to go home
    Feels more lonely there than when I’m all alone
    Don’t have me no key to open up the door
    I don’t want to go home – I don’t want to go home

    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore
    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore
    I got a life to live anywhere I go anymore
    I don’t care – I don’t care anymore

    I don’t want to go home – I don’t want to go home
    Leave a message please or you can text my phone
    Don’t have me no map to find my way back
    I don’t want to go home – I don’t want to go home

    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore
    Ooh-ooh … I don’t care anymore
    I got a life to live anywhere I go anymore
    I don’t care – I don’t care anymore

    Whoa, whoa, whoa
    I don’t want to go home
    No, no, no… No

    Ooh, I don’t care anymore
    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore

    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore
    Ooh-ooh … I don’t care anymore
    I got a life to live anywhere I go anymore
    I don’t care – I don’t care anymore

    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Kiss Goodbye

    She wants a man with a plan
    Who will stand up like a man
    And handle her
    She wants a guy with an eye
    For the prize who will try
    To handle her

    Baby, why won’t you listen to me
    Are you really that crazy?
    You’re gonna’ lose what you thought you had in your hands
    And it doesn’t even phase you

    Ch
    Let butterflies fly in his eyes
    Let running water run through her hands
    Let everybody kiss their fears goodbye
    Let little flowers appear right here
    Inside her eyes a world of color
    Let everybody kiss their tears goodbye

    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Let everybody kiss their fears goodbye

    He wants a woman who can hang
    Won’t play games be his flame
    Who can handle him
    He wants a girl who can swirl
    Who will twirl and unfurl
    Right in front of him

    Baby, why won’t you listen to me
    Are you really that crazy?
    You’re gonna’ hold on to your life till you lose it
    Like that’s really gonna’ save you

    Chorus
    Let butterflies fly in his eyes
    Let running water run through her hands
    Let everybody kiss their fears goodbye
    Let little flowers appear right here
    Inside her eyes a world of color
    Let everybody kiss their tears goodbye

    Let everybody kiss who break up
    Let everybody kiss who make up
    Let everybody kiss their tears goodbye

    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Let everybody kiss their tears…
    Goodbye, goodbye (w/harmonies)
    Goodbye, goodbye

    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Kiss, kiss, kiss

    Goodbye, goodbye 
    Goodbye, goodbye

    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • I'm In Love

    Hello baby
    Its good to be back here again
    Back where it all started
    Do you remember when
    We were just very good friends

    I don’t know, Oh- o- o- o-
    Where either one of us have been
    But now’s as good a time as any
    To begin again, just being friends

    And I… I’m in love
    With that young boy I once knew
    I’m in love, I’m in love
    With hey hon, I think it’s you

    And I… I’m in love
    With that young girl I once knew
    I’m in love- I’m in love
    With hey hon
    It is… you


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Hello Again

    Hello baby
    It’s good to be back here again
    Back where it all started
    Do you remember when
    We were just very good friends

    I don’t know, Oh- o- o- o-
    Where either one of us have been
    But now’s as good a time as any
    To begin again, just being friends

    And I… I’m in love
    With that young boy I once knew
    I’m in love, I’m in love
    With hey hon, I think it’s you

    And I… I’m in love
    With that young girl I once knew
    I’m in love- I’m in love
    With hey hon
    It is… you


    Ranzel X Kendrick

Song Lyrics & Chords

  • One Way to Del Rio

    Chords

    It’s one way to Del Rio
    And another to San Antone’
    Such a long way from El Paso
    When you’re driving all alone
    I’m tired and I’m weary 
    Of traveling this old road
    But it’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long, long way back home
    It’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long lonesome way back home

    Chorus – Melodic vocal hum along

    My gas tank it’s near empty
    And my throat is getting dry
    A beer might be the answer
    But I don’t want to get high
    I’m anxious for my arrival 
    In the sweet city of San Antone’ 
    But it’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long, long way back home
    It’s still one way to Del Rio
    And long lonesome way back home

    Chorus – Melodic vocal hum along

    Yes, I’m tired and I’m weary 
    Of traveling this old road
    But it’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long, long way back home
    It’s one way to Del Rio
    And a long lonesome way back home
    It’s still one way to Del Rio
    And a long… / long… long way home

    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Where the Wind Blows

    Chords

    Where I’m coming from
    Where I’m going
    God only knows
    For sure
    God only knows
    God only knows

    Where the wind blows
    Where the wind blows

    Where the wind blows 

    What I’m up to now
    What comes next
    God only knows
    What to expect
    Like the wind blows
    Where nobody knows
    Comes as it pleases
    Goes where it goes
    But where does it come from
    And where does it go
    God only knows for sure
    Where the wind blows
    Where the wind blows

    Where the wind blows (x2)

    God only knows
    God only knows
    Where the wind blows


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Promise of Love

    Chords

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    I was alone till I met you

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    You were alone too

    Chorus
    Two is better than one unless
    One is better than two 
    I was alone like you


    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    I was alone…

    Bridge

    I was alone too

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    I was alone till I met you

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    You were alone too

    Chorus
    Two is better than one unless
    One is better than two 
    One is better alone unless
    One comes together from two

    Do do-do-do-do do-do-do-do-do 
    Do do-do-do-do do
    I was alone without you

    Alone

    I was alone till I met you


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Eternal Flame

    Chords

    There was once a man who loved a woman
    He couldn’t live without
    There was once a woman who loved a man
    Enough to help him keep his feet on the ground

    Till one day they say he headed into the mountains
    Never to be seen again
    Since then a voice in the wind has been heard crying out
    And everybody says, everybody says 
    They know its him

    Chorus

    She would often dream about the days long gone
    And remember how much she loved his love
    And he would always feel her from afar
    And long to hold her in his arms
    Long to hold her

    Till one day they say she headed into the mountains
    Never to be seen again
    And since then voices in the wind have been heard crying out
    And everybody says, everybody says they know it’s them.

    Chorus

    And then above the mountains there appeared two eagles
    That would fly as high as the stars that shine in the night
    And even from a distance you could hear ‘em crying out to each other
    And everybody says, everybody says they know it’s them.


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • I Don't Want to Go Home

    Chords

    I don’t want to go home – I don’t want to go home
    Feels more lonely there than when I’m all alone
    Don’t have me no key to open up the door
    I don’t want to go home – I don’t want to go home

    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore
    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore
    I got a life to live anywhere I go anymore
    I don’t care – I don’t care anymore

    I don’t want to go home – I don’t want to go home
    Leave a message please or you can text my phone
    Don’t have me no map to find my way back
    I don’t want to go home – I don’t want to go home

    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore
    Ooh-ooh … I don’t care anymore
    I got a life to live anywhere I go anymore
    I don’t care – I don’t care anymore

    Whoa, whoa, whoa
    I don’t want to go home
    No, no, no… No

    Ooh, I don’t care anymore
    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore

    Ooh-ooh I don’t care anymore
    Ooh-ooh … I don’t care anymore
    I got a life to live anywhere I go anymore
    I don’t care – I don’t care anymore

    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Kiss Goodbye

    Chords

    She wants a man with a plan
    Who will stand up like a man
    And handle her
    She wants a guy with an eye
    For the prize who will try
    To handle her

    Baby, why won’t you listen to me
    Are you really that crazy?
    You’re gonna’ lose what you thought you had in your hands
    And it doesn’t even phase you

    Ch
    Let butterflies fly in his eyes
    Let running water run through her hands
    Let everybody kiss their fears goodbye
    Let little flowers appear right here
    Inside her eyes a world of color
    Let everybody kiss their tears goodbye

    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Let everybody kiss their fears goodbye

    He wants a woman who can hang
    Won’t play games be his flame
    Who can handle him
    He wants a girl who can swirl
    Who will twirl and unfurl
    Right in front of him

    Baby, why won’t you listen to me
    Are you really that crazy?
    You’re gonna’ hold on to your life till you lose it
    Like that’s really gonna’ save you

    Chorus
    Let butterflies fly in his eyes
    Let running water run through her hands
    Let everybody kiss their fears goodbye
    Let little flowers appear right here
    Inside her eyes a world of color
    Let everybody kiss their tears goodbye

    Let everybody kiss who break up
    Let everybody kiss who make up
    Let everybody kiss their tears goodbye

    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Let everybody kiss their tears…
    Goodbye, goodbye (w/harmonies)
    Goodbye, goodbye

    Kiss, kiss, kiss
    Kiss, kiss, kiss

    Goodbye, goodbye 
    Goodbye, goodbye

    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • I'm In Love

    Chords

    Hello baby
    Its good to be back here again
    Back where it all started
    Do you remember when
    We were just very good friends

    I don’t know, Oh- o- o- o-
    Where either one of us have been
    But now’s as good a time as any
    To begin again, just being friends

    And I… I’m in love
    With that young boy I once knew
    I’m in love, I’m in love
    With hey hon, I think it’s you

    And I… I’m in love
    With that young girl I once knew
    I’m in love- I’m in love
    With hey hon
    It is… you


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Hello Again

    Chords

    Hello baby
    It’s good to be back here again
    Back where it all started
    Do you remember when
    We were just very good friends

    I don’t know, Oh- o- o- o-
    Where either one of us have been
    But now’s as good a time as any
    To begin again, just being friends

    And I… I’m in love
    With that young boy I once knew
    I’m in love, I’m in love
    With hey hon, I think it’s you

    And I… I’m in love
    With that young girl I once knew
    I’m in love- I’m in love
    With hey hon
    It is… you


    Ranzel X Kendrick

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