Wednesday, August 12, 2009

'One Way' Album Preview - Track 05 "Woman"

"Woman" is the first song I wrote on guitar. In fact I was studying a semester in Washington and there was no piano around for the first time in my life, so I was forced to get acquainted with this strange string instrument. At the time I was also introduced to alt-country -- i.e. Wilco, Ryan Adams, etc. -- so this was my stab at it. First I came up with the theme lick (dee doo dee doo...) and it came pretty naturally after that. I also looked at other songs called "Woman" to help guide the lyric (John Lennon). I really like that the chorus is so weird rythmically and the outro is so different but still fits the song. Playing this live, we ride out the ending for a 25 minute harmonica solo.

Music and Lyrics by Danny Ross
Written in 2004 (Age 20)
Produced by Rob Guariglia and Danny Ross
Recorded Spring 2008 at Galuminum Foil Productions;
Engineered by Jeff Berner

Danny Ross – Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Carl Basler – Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Backup Vocal
Matt Wigton - Bass
Fred Kennedy – Drums


I said please

I thought I told you not to cry

I thought I told you not to cry

When you left and you went back home

I said please

I thought I waved you goodbye

I thought I waved this goodbye

Was I high when I picked up the phone?

I said woman

I ain’t your dial tone

You said please

You lost yourself in the wind

And how you love me and you need me

And ‘baby never leave me alone’

But I said ‘wait!’

Now I’m about to cross the lines

I wont’ sit around as you cry

It’s a fight disconnected in time

I said woman

I ain’t your dial tone

Well babe I can’t hold on

No this can’t go on

I’m gonna drop the phone

I ain’t your dial tone

Hear ‘Woman” now at

Buy tickets now to the ‘Danny Ross Presents One Way’ Record Release Show Saturday September 12, 2009 with a 15-Piece Band and Orchestra at The St. Mark’s Church at

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