Song Demo: “One of These Days”

“One of These Days,” by Scotty and the Skeptics. Here is a major hit for a female country singer or a band like the Drive by Truckers. My friend and business partner, the late, great, Keith Allen, plays guitar, with Marcus Webster on drums, Michael Rivinius on  bass, and Phil Hersch engineering and playing banjo. All I do is sing, though I’ve updated the vocal tracks and tweaked the lyrics a couple times in the decades since that studio session.

 

 

Below is the 2018 update.

“One  of These Days”

Scotty and the Skeptics

© 1985 Skeptico Music–BMI • WilliamScottMorrison.com

 

                                   He had no feelin in his feet

                                  Rubbed his hands to make some heat

                                   Semi’s kicked up whirlwinds

                                  Along that dirty, salty road

                                  Cold and tired he walked along

                                    An empty heart, a hopeful song

                                  Dreamin’ dreams of memories

                                  That never lasted long.

 

                                                           One o’ these days, one o’ these days

                                                           Nothin’s quite as sure as change

                                                           Gonna find the right woman

                                                           Gonna settle down

                                                           And those winds won’t blow so cold

                                                           One o’ these days, one o’ these days

                                                           Nothin’s quite as sure as change

                                                           Gonna find the right woman

                                                           Gonna settle down

                                                           And those winds won’t blow so cold

 

                                  When he was young and green

                                  He put his faith in bein’ free

                                  Figured that true happiness

                                  Must lay in tryin’ every road

                                  But that road’s hard on your soul

                                  Without love, so much alone

                                  And when you’re all alone even summer winds

                                  Can chill you to the bone.

 

                                                                    CHORUS

 

                                  A warm body in the night

                                  To caress until the light

                                  Faceless names from lusty games

                                  Then that road wind blowin’ snow

                                  How many winter’s had it been

                                  Since a lover he could call a friend

                                  Just one night stands never holdin’ hands

                                  Before that wind would start to blow.

 

                                                                    CHORUS

                                                                    REPEAT CHORUS