Texas Sagebrush follows the same format as the first album Texas Paintbrush, with Texas Roots music mixed with Americana and Singer-Songwriter cuts. Like each ofthe 3-CD’s in the Texas Series, Sagebrush features two classic cover songs:Unchained Melody and Lonely People. 

The original twists in the songs include female lead vocal on Lonely People by Sugar-Buzz Rebecca White, and a lonely Stratocaster with solo vocal on Unchained Melody. I had fun in the mix on Unchained Melody by starting with a distant vocal that gets closer to the listener as the guitar effects are taken off slowly and the voca lvolume is slowly increased.  

Some of my favorite cuts are on this album, like Trouble & Pain. The song that took me longer to write than any other song in my life. But thanks to my son Dallas I finally finished it. Dallas pushed me to finish writing this song for years, even giving me ideas at times. The true collaborative effort lasted all the way through recording and mixing the song. No wonder I gave him equal writing credits. He earned it! 

I love this album!

All original songs by Ranzel X Kendrick 
Co-writer credits:
Trouble & Pain / Dallas Sneckner 
What a Pretty Day / Rebecca White
Gruene River / Marissa Hines & Mark Lambert

Publicity

Europe - Peter Holmstedt, Hemifrån www.hemifran.com

Song List

SIDE 1
Any Ole’ Song
Gruene River
Unchained Melody - (The Righteous Brothers)
What a Pretty Day
Lonely People - (America) 

SIDE 2
Private Miracle
Trouble & Pain
Balladeer
Sandy’s Song
The Fair Grass
X-Cry in My Tequila 

Song Lyrics

  • Any Ole’ Song

    Chords

    When your blue jeans are hanging low
    And you seem to have no place for to go
    And your world is running a little slow

    Well, any ole’ song will do
    Any ole’ song will do for you
    Any ole’ song will do
    Whoa… any ole’ song
    Any ole’ song will do

    When the road you are on
    Just keeps going uphill
    Your bottle’s empty and your throat is dry
    And it’s been a while since your last thrill
    It hurts to sigh, it hurts to cry, it hurts to wonder why
    You’re feeling so gawd’ awful ill

    Well, any ole’ song will do
    Any ole’ song will do for you
    Any ole’ song will do
    Whoa… any ole’ song
    Any ole’ song will do
    Whoa… any ole’ song
    Any ole’ song will do

    When your honey has slammed the door In your face
    And you’re trying not even to run
    But you’re in the race
    And when you cross that line of love
    You come to find you’re in second place

    Well, any ole’ song will do
    Any ole’ song will do for you
    Any ole’ song will do
    Whoa… any ole’ song will do
    Any ole’ song / Any ole’ song
    Any ole’ song will do
    Any ole’ song
    Any ole’ song will do

    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • What A Pretty Day

    Chords

    Here we go boys
    What a pretty day today         What a pretty day
    What a pretty day                   What a pretty day

    What a pretty day

    Don’t sweat the little stuff       Don’t sweat it boys
    Don’t fret your life away          Don’t fret it girls
    Don’t get uptight now child
    And everything will be okay
          Don’t let it – get to you
    Everything will be okay
    Everything will be okay

    What a pretty day today        What a pretty day
    …                                           Let’s go out and play
    What a pretty day
    What a pretty day today        What a pretty day
    What a pretty day                 Pretty day - Pretty day

    Bright sunshine                     Shining light
    Overcast                                It won’t last
    Full-blown storm
    Aftermath                              Over and done with
    Pouring rain                          Tears of pain
    Lightning show
    Bright new day
    Morning glow                      Hey / every day / is a gift

    Etc.
    etc.                                       Don’t shy away


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Cry in My Tequila X

    Chords

    Whoa, what are you gonna’ do now
    Now that you’re young
    What are you gonna’ do
    Now that you’re strong

    I don’t know what you’ll find
    Maybe a little peace of mind
    Peace of mind

    Peace of Mind

    Whoa, what are you gonna’ do now
    Now that you’re free
    What are you gonna’ do
    Now that you’re on your own

    I don’t know what you’ll find
    Maybe a little peace of mind
    Peace of mind

    Oh… What are you gonna’ do
    What are you gonna’ do now
    Now that you’re young
    What are you gonna’ do
    What are you gonna’ do now
    Now that you’re strong


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Cry in My Tequila X

    Chords

    I live in an RV now and nobody knows my name
    Sometimes I go, sometimes I come, sometimes I stay
    My children forgot me – My wife got a job
    Now she’s too important for the man she used to love

    But I don’t have to cry in my tequila
    I don’t have to drink sour milk
    Things are gonna’ get better
    Just you wait and see...

    Cuz’ I’m already easy about it
    I’m already free
    I’m already happy as can be
    I’m already happy as can be

    Bridge 1

    Since I don’t have an eyeglass
    To help me understand this world
    I just try to make the most
    Of my time on earth
    Whoa - I just try n’ do my best
    I try and make the most
    Of my time on earth

    And I don’t have to cry in my tequila
    I don’t have to drink sour milk
    Things are gonna’ get better
    Just you wait and see...

    Cuz’ I’m already easy about it
    I’m already free
    I’m already happy as can be
    I’m already happy as can be

    Bridge 2

    If someone stole my identity
    Would they be anything like me?
    ... I don’t think so!

    Cuz’ I’m already happy
    I’m already free
    I’m already happy as can be
    I’m already happy as can be

    Uh- huh-huh
    Yea, cuz I don’t have to cry in my tequila
    No, I don’t have to cry in my tequila
    I’m happy, so happy
    Happy, so happy


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Gruene River Therapy

    Chords

    Drifting down the river trying to slow down time
    Sipping on a cold one to clear my mind
    Floating under the sunlit sky
    Watching up above me as the clouds roll by
    And I feel…

    Ch-1
    Kisses from the shadows of the trees
    The cool water splashing over me
    Listen to the birds sing a tune or two
    Only plans I got are for me and you

    Bridge
       Slowing life down to a crawl
       Shrugging off my worries
       letting ‘em all fall away
       Slowing life down

    Drifting down the river trying to catch my breath
    Holding the hand of the girl I like best
    Lying under the moonlit sky
    Watching up above us as the stars float by
    And I feel…

    Ch-2
    Kisses from the shadows of the trees
    The cool air blowing over me
    Listen to the bands play a song or two
    Only thought I got is for me and you

       Tomorrow – I don’t know where I’ll be
       But today – It’s just you and me
       Taking things more easily
       Living life more leisurely

       I’m going down for a little
       Down for a little
       I’m going down to the river
       For a little therapy
       1-2-3 –
       Gruene River
       Gruene River
       Gruene River therapy

       1-2-3 –
       Gruene River
       Gruene River
       Gruene River therapy


    Ranzel X Kendrick
    M. Hines & M. Lambert

  • Private Miracle

    Chords

    The little girl woke up one day
    And realized she was miserable
    So she prayed to the stars above
    And asked for her own private miracle

       And she cried herself to sleep
       Until she could not sleep at night
       And with her open heart she’d sing
       Without words but on the wings of her prayers

    Then the heavens heard and sent
    The boy messenger
    Who came to whisper in her ear
    To bring the message she was healed
    Of all her wounds and to reveal
    The safest places in her heart

    The little girl woke up next day
    And realized she was beautiful
    So she thanked the Lord of Love
    And kissed… the boy messenger

       And she laughed herself to sleep
       Until she could not stay awake
       And with her eyes closed she dreamed
       She fell in love with the boy messenger

       She prayed for a miracle
       Her own private miracle

    The little boy woke up one day
    And realized life was wonderful
    So he took the little girl in his arms
    And told her she was beautiful

       And they giggled as they played
       Until they both fell off the bed
       Fell asleep on the floor
       The little girl and her boy messenger
       She prayed for a miracle
       Her own private miracle
       (repeat)


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • Trouble & Pain

    Chords

    C / G / Am / F

    I guess I should a’ seen it coming
    Cuz it comes as no surprise
    Kinda’ leaves me with an empty feeling
    Can’t hang my head can’t dry my eyes

    Chorus

    Cuz I know trouble
    And I know pain
    My dreams have struggled
    Against the grain
    I know emptiness
    By her first name

    And I’ve been longing
    For a change
    Yes, a change
    O, a change

    My steps don’t take me where I mean to get
    My anxious plans lead me astray
    But I’ve come full-circle now
    All the way to hell and back
    O restless soul be still I pray

    Cuz I know trouble
    And I know pain
    I know brokenness
    I know blame
    The lukewarm embers
    Of a dying flame
    And I’ve been longing

    Yes, a change
    O, a change
    My best intentions - My rage and my regret
    Sometimes I wonder what went wrong?
    Will I find peace of mind?
    Is it like my motel Bible says?
    When I am weak the Lord is strong

    Cuz I know trouble
    And I know pain
    I know heartache
    But all the same
    If my ship don’t come in
    Then I guess I’ll take the train

    Cuz I’ve been longing
    I’ve been longing for
    I’ve been longing for a change


    Ranzel X Kendrick

  • The Fair Grass

    Chords

    Farewell to you little bird
    Goodbye wintergreen
    The grass is lying down on her bed
    Of the season

    I walked through her
    And laid down beside her
    And she was different to me
    Than when I was younger
    The Fair Grass

    Here come the clouds moving so slowly
    Here comes the wind closing my eyes
    I want to stay here… I want to stay here
    Over and over in my mind
    I want to stay here… I want to stay here
    I want to stay here… I want to stay here
    Over and over in my mind

    Won’t you wait for me
    Little bird
    Wintergreen
    And of course you
    The fair grass
    The fair grass
    The fair grass


    Ranzel X Kendrick