Song of the West (3:40)
Song of the West:(3:40)

Dana Cooper-(615)438-3262

Songwriter:Dana Cooper
Publishing and PRO:
Dog Eared Music/Bluewater Music/SESAC
Administered by:Bluewater Music

Produced by:Thomm Jutz and Dana Cooper
Release date:2017

Dana Cooper- Guitar, Vocals
Thomm Jutz-Acoustic Guitar
Lynn Williams-Drums, Percussion
Dave Francis-Bass
Justin Moses-Banjo
[bJeff Taylor-Accordion

Song of the West is one of the most personal songs on Incendiary Kid. I set out to write a funny, sarcastic song about a longtime, one-sided friendship. There are many inside jokes and references throughout. But as I got into it I realized this was going to be more complicated than planned. A whole lot of pretty deep stuff started coming up. Writing this song was cathartic and it helped me set myself free of years of disappointment and self loathing. Sometimes I'm blind sided and this was one of them.

In fact Song of the West is so personal that it took a few years until I played it for anyone. My wife Linda was the first to hear it and she asked me to play it again. Second time around she realized exactly what it was about and looked at me with tears in her eyes. Though I wrote the song from a very personal viewpoint I wanted it to have a universal voice.