Behind the Song – “Wind Down”

erica bryan, behind the mic, beaverdamusa.comHello my friends! As many of you know…I write songs for myself…but I also write songs that other artists can sing too! This song was written with my friends Tammy and Troy. I wrote this song back in the summer when I had just come back from my honeymoon in Napa and Sonoma. Because I had just spent a week drinking good wine,  I wanted to write a song called ‘Wine Down.” My co-writer Tammy rightly said it would probably end up being a lot of wine puns and metaphors (and I mean, I love a good wine metaphor!) if we used that title. So, we changed the title to “Wind Down.” 

We wrote this song for a guy to sing to his wife when she comes home from a long day at work. I personally like writing songs for a guy to sing because I’m a girl, and I know what I would like to be sung to me! The three of us put our heads down and wrote this song and I love how it turned out! Troy, our soul man songwriter, sang the demo of this. 


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Wind Down by Erica Bryan, Troy Castellano, and Tammy Jacobs

V. Baby you’re getting home so late tonight
Been swimming all day in deadlines and red lights
Look at those high heels, they can’t be doing you right
Just take em off, take em off, sit down awhile

C. Baby, let me help you wind down
Don’t do anything, just let  your hair out
I’ll pour the chardonnay while you talk about
Your long day, it’s ok, i’m gonna make everything right
Honey, wind down with me tonight

V. So you say you got caught in the rain
Dealing all afternoon with mistakes, headaches
Get wrapped in my arms, I’ll make it ok
Forget it all, forget it all, 
Let’s drift away

B. Tonight I’m gonna let you catch your breath, but only halfway
because baby what you need is for me to take it away

No Right Turns This Week

skid marks, jason hildebrand, beaverdamusa.comMost all of the Sprint Cup drivers are happy that they are returning to a 1.5 mile oval this week. However, they are going to Kentucky Speedway. This is a rough track that drivers either love or hate.

This past Sunday was snooze, excitement, drift in and out of sleep. No cautions through the first 31 laps, then lots of wrecks/incidents (most just some of those ol’ racin’ deals), and none during the last 16 laps. Ol’ cousin Carl Edwards came away the winner, making him the 10th different winner in the last 10 races at Sonoma.

It didn’t come without a late race run by none other than the #24 of Jeff Gordon. I’m going out on a limb and saying that if there was one lap left, ol’ Carl wouldn’t have been the one in Victory lane, it would have been Gordon. Gordon’s teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr, scored his best finish ever at Sonoma, finishing third. This was a much-needed shot in the arm for Roush-Fenway  Racing. So far this 2014, only Cousin Carl has a victory, 2 in fact, assuring him a spot in the Chase. Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr have not sniffed Victory Lane this year. Good job by Edwards, who had previously not won on a road course.

Bumpin’ and Grindin’

During a road course race, there is a lot more action on the track that goes unnoticed. It’s tough to pass and drivers get very frustrated out there. Is the reason they get frustrated the right turns or the passing? Who knows? You can be at the wrong place at the wrong time anywhere during the road course races, and we will have another one coming up soon at Watkins Glen, NY. That should be interesting seeing all the bumping that happened out in Cali.

Bluegrass, here we come

As stated earlier, most drivers (those other than Marcos Ambrose) are ready to get back to the traditional left turn type of racin’. Kentucky is a rough track that will test drivers and beat their cars up. My money tells me (for entertainment purposes only) that Jimmie Johnson is the man to beat this week. Once again, though, don’t bet against any of the other Hendrick cars, including Dale Jr, Gordon, or Kasey Kahne. Finest Craft Beers from America’s Best Micro Breweries- 728x90 banner