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released April 21, 2017

Songs written by Pat Swenson
Produced by Dave Cebrowski
Release by Sonic Valley Records.

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Pat Swenson Provo, Utah

His musical influences range from classic country artists like Willie Nelson, to the hugely impactful Garth Brooks, and ultimately to more current and unique artists of today like Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan and Eric Church. Pat has become a respected songwriter, having received great feedback and recognition of many of his songs by music industry professionals in Nashville. ... more

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Track Name: Let Me Be Your Cowboy
Let Me Be Your Cowboy

This might sound crazy
But hear me out baby
Cause I got something on my mind
The way you been smiling
Girl you got me falling
Deeper into those dark eyes
I know I’m not alone in what I’m feeling
So I’ll just lay it on the line

Baby let me be your cowboy
Wanna show you ‘round my cowboy world
I’d like to put a little country
Into my pretty city girl
Let me wrap you in my strong arms darlin'
Beneath the star filled summer sky
Come on baby let this cowboy make you my cowgirl tonight

That sun is so hot
But I know a cool spot
Up by a pretty mountain stream
We can pack a picnic
Lay down a blanket
Get swept up in a sweet daydream
You ain't seen nothing till you've watched the sunset
From an evening horseback ride

Baby let me be your cowboy
Wanna show you ‘round my cowboy world
I’d like to put a little country
Into my pretty city girl
Let me wrap you in my strong arms darlin'
Beneath the star filled summer sky
Come on baby let this cowboy make you my cowgirl tonight
Yeah Come on baby let this cowboy make you my cowgirl tonight

I wanna steal you away some place
Where it's just me and you
Can’t wait to show you what a real cowboy can do

Baby let me be your cowboy
Wanna show you ‘round my cowboy world
I’d like to put a little country
Into my pretty city girl
Let me wrap you in my strong arms darlin'
Beneath the star filled summer sky
Come on baby let this cowboy make you my cowgirl tonight
Yeah Come on baby let this cowboy make you my cowgirl tonight

Baby let me be your cowboy
You know I wanna be your cowboy
Come on baby let this cowboy make you my cowgirl tonight
Yeah come on baby let this Cowboy make you my cowgirl tonight
Track Name: Bleeding
Bleeding

I used to think that I was tough but it turns out I'm just stupid
Always lead with my heart full speed through the dark
And I've got the scars to prove it

My emotions run deep like a dark endless ocean
Can't hold my love back once it hits the track
It's a freight train in motion

I can see you'll find a way to heal your heart with time
Honey I ain't got a prayer this'll be the end of mine

Cause I keep trying to change the way I feel but I know I'll never make it
If you expect my heart to let you go You gotta do more than break it
So draw your sword and cut me down
Hold me under, make me drown
I can't walk away from you with my heart beating
You're gonna have to leave it dead & bleeding

Baby do what you gotta do, might as well get it over
Take your shot, keep what you got
And find yourself some closure

I'll put on the blindfold so you don't have to face me
When my heart's gone you can move along and just let the miles erase me

Cause I keep trying to change the way I feel but I know I'll never make it
If you expect my heart to let you go
You gotta do more than break it
So draw your sword and cut me down
Hold me under, make me drown
I can't walk away from you with my heart beating
You're gonna have to leave it dead & bleeding

I'd kill for an escape from this reality
But I'm afraid I'll have face the harsh brutality

I keep trying to change the way I feel but I know I'll never make it
If you expect my heart to let you go You gotta do more than break it
So draw your sword and cut me down
Hold me under, make me drown
I can't walk away from you with my heart beating
You're gonna have to leave it dead & bleeding

Gotta leave it dead and bleeding
Draw your sword right now
Gotta leave it dead and bleeding baby cut me down
Gotta leave it dead and bleeding
Draw your sword right now
Gotta leave it dead and bleeding baby cut me down
Track Name: Everybody Has A Story
Everybody Has A Story

I was sitting alone in an empty church on the back row
Lost in a thousand yard stare through a stained glass window
The preacher sat down, said do you wanna talk
Time and a listening ear is all I've got
I said thanks but there ain't much to tell
He said son I'm not buying what you’re trying to sell cause

Everybody has a story
A little tragedy, a little glory
Somebody they’ve loved, somebody they’ve lost
A life changing bridge either burned or crossed
Got a blank page there before you
And no one can write it for you
Everybody has a story

I talked him through the highs and lows of my life
Demons I’d chased and how they’d come with a high price
I said I ain't even been home in 3 weeks
I think my poor wife is done with me
Finally I just broke right down and cried
He said go on home you've got chapters still to write

Everybody has a story
A little tragedy, a little glory
Somebody they’ve loved, somebody they’ve lost
A life changing bridge either burned or crossed
Got a blank page there before you
And no one can write it for you
Everybody has a story.

Bridge
Headed for the door I saw an old news story framed there on the wall
Crash claims lives of kids and wife of preacher in Grand Falls
The quote on his picture said I faced the choice of giving up
Or helping others through this crazy life that's made up of

A little tragedy, a little glory
Somebody they've loved somebody they've lost
A life changing bridge either burned or crossed
Got a blank page here before me
And no one can write it for me
Everybody has a story
A little tragedy, a little glory

Everybody has a story.
Track Name: Don't Come Home Tonight (feat. Maren Dille)
Don't Come Home Tonight

The morning started off like any other
We both stumbled out of bed
Rushed to get the kids all dressed and fed
We were running behind and kept bumping into one another
Till someone said stay out of the way, tempers flared and voices raised
I slammed the door and laid some rubber on the driveway
Started feeling bad and by the time I hit the highway, I thought

What if one of us don't come home tonight
What if those angry words we said were the last to echo through our heads
What if our last chance to say I love you is lost to some stupid little fight
what if one of us don't come home tonight

I held the tears back as the kids were finally leaving
As I drove to work I cried, I couldn't keep it all inside
I wanted to call but knew that you'd be in a meeting
So I sent a text instead, and on the other end you read
Call me when you can, we need to talk this out
Tried to focus at work, but all that I could think about was

What if one of us don't come home tonight
What if those angry words we said were the last to echo through our heads
What if our last chance to say I love you is lost to some stupid little fight
what if one of us don't come home tonight

I called to say I love you and I'm sorry
I said baby I am too
And if you hurry home this evening boy, I'll make it up to you
There wasn't one thing I could do, that driver crossed the center line
My whole world hung in the balance till you finally opened up your eyes

What if one of us don't come home tonight
What if those angry words we said were the last to echo through our heads
What if our last chance to say I love you is lost to some stupid little fight
What if one of us don't come home tonight

What if one of us don't come home tonight
Track Name: Living With a Broken Heart
Living With A Broken Heart

Breathe in with a ragged breath; Breathe out with a heavy sigh
Take a second to compose yourself Blink a tear back from your eye
Then you do what you gotta do
Do your best not to fall apart
That’s living with a broken heart
That’s living with a broken heart

Fake a smile if you think you can Force a laugh when you know you should
Try to act like you’re doing fine
Tell your friends that you’re feeling good
Later on when you’re all alone
Let the tears tear the mask apart
That’s living with a broken heart That’s living with a broken heart

The world keeps turning even though you know that it should have stopped
Your friends all mean well but it’s been a few months now and they forgot
And you know that you’ve gotta move on
But you don’t even know where to start
That’s living with a broken heart
That’s living with a broken heart

Go to work cause you need the job, Go to church cause you need the help
People ask so you go along, but you’d rather be by yourself
Can’t sleep when you go to bed, go insane laying in the dark
That’s living with a broken heart
That's living with a broken heart

The world keeps turning even though you know that it should have stopped
Your friends all mean well but it’s been a few months now and they forgot
And you know that you’ve gotta move on
But you don’t even know where to start
That’s living with a broken heart
That’s living with a broken heart

The sun is shining but right where you stand is a pouring rain
By now you feel so numb you’re actually starting to miss the pain
And you know that you’ve gotta move on but you ain’t got a clue where to start
That’s living with a broken heart That’s living with a broken heart

Breathe in with a ragged breath; Breathe out with a heavy sigh
Take a second to compose yourself Blink a tear back from your eye
Track Name: Anything But A Love Song
Sometimes you need a beat and a melody
To drown out all the noise that's in your brain
It's one of those nights for me
Crank up that music please
Wanna hear it thumpin' all night long
Play anything but a Love Song

Chorus:
Cause that'll just make think of those sweet lips that I ain't kissing
Next thing I know I'll be crying over her and how she's got me missing
Those angel eyes, devil smile, and warmth of her skin
Please don't remind me that she's going, going, gone
Play anything but a damned old love song
Anything but a love song
Aw yeah

I want' to hear that electric guitar screaming
Feel the bass pound deep down in my chest
keep it rollin' fast and loud
So I don't have to think about the fact that I'm just barely hanging on
Play anything but a love song.

Cause that'll just make think of those sweet lips that I ain't kissing
Next thing I know I'll be crying over her and how she's got me missing
Those angel eyes, devil smile, and warmth of her skin
Please don't remind me that she's going, going, gone
Play anything but a damned old love song
Anything but a love song
Aw yeah

Tonight a fiddle of a steel guitar would tear this man apart
And a love song'd be a bullet to my heart

Cause that'll just make think of those sweet lips that I ain't kissing
Next thing I know I'll be crying over her and how she's got me missing
Those angel eyes, devil smile, and warmth of her skin
Please don't remind me that she's going, going, gone
Play anything but a damned old love song
Anything but a love song
Anything but a love song
I can't take no love song
Track Name: Helluva Cowboy
Helluva Cowboy

He won 3 all around world titles and 2 bareback crowns
He was known and respected by everyone in his hometown
But all that success never went to his head
He treated strangers like they were old friends

He was fierce in the arena, but a gentleman outside
His family and friends were his life
And I hope God's got lots of good horses to ride
Cause heaven just welcomed a Helluva cowboy tonight

It sure seems that sometimes the best ones are taken too soon
Well I guess the Lord needs good Cowboys for the work left to do
Yeah we're gonna miss him, but he ain't really gone
Cause the champion's legend lives on

He was fierce in the arena, but a gentleman outside
His family and friends were his life
And I hope God's got lots of good horses to ride
Cause heaven just welcomed a helluva cowboy tonight

He lives on in the pro rodeo hall of fame
And the hearts of the ]G]ones that he helped on his way

He was fierce in the arena, but a gentleman outside
His family and friends were his life
And I hope God's got lots of good horses to ride
Cause heaven just welcomed a helluva cowboy tonight

And I hope God's got lots of good horses to ride
Cause heaven just welcomed a helluva cowboy tonight

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