Archive | February, 2016

‘Southern Drawl’

15 Feb

Hey y’all! It’s been a minute or two since I’ve been on here, but I’m here now so let’s get this party started! Today I’m going to enlighten y’all on some new tunes but most importantly my newest jam, ‘Southern Drawl’ and the good lookin feller that sings it. 

 

Now I’ve shared some of Jon Langston’s stuff on my facespace and fan page so I know his face and name is familiar. I’ve shared the video to his song, ‘She’s So Georgia’ which I’m pretty sure he wrote about me… Except for the fact I’m not a raised GA girl… I mean I’ve asked mom and dad if I was conceived there and they just chuckle and say no but I’m pretty sure they’re lying. We all know I’m a die hard Bulldog fan, I can eat my weight in peaches, and I even own a English bulldog who I so proudly named Mason Dixon. One day I’m gonna connect the dots and find the connection… Alright enough about my love for the state, back to my teaching y’all what you’re missing.

 

I mean I’d never heard of Jon either till one of my friends tagged me in his ‘She’s So Georgia’ video link and I was like, “Who is he?!” so of course I go creeping and that turns into 3 hours on YouTube, Instagram, Tweeder, Facebook. You name it, I freaking creeped it, (Go ahead and call me super stalker Sally, I don’t care. I had to see what else he had up his sleeve.) the dude can sing. His songs ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Forever Girl’ and ‘Young and Reckless’ are just a few of the many songs he can slay with his deep vocals. He has the southern drawl when he sings, y’all know the one I’m talking about, the kind that makes your teeth sweat cause he’s as country as sweet tea in a mason jar. It’s not an act ladies, he’s leeeeegit. He is, no surprise here, a homegrown Georgia boy. He has that Georgia drawl, but before you write him off as “pop country” I’m gonna stop you right there. I’ve listened to every song he’s got on YouTube and not one damn pop or whistle flies out. Like I said, I did some homework, okay creeped, it’s all the same. If I could, I’d love to sit down with him on camera and pick his brain. Maybe someday.

 

I don’t “love” a lot of songs. (Pick your jaw up off the floor, just because I’m Red Dirt doesn’t mean I love everything I hear. Except Keith Whitney. It takes quite a bit for me to love a song, we’re talking the melody, the voice, the lyrics, the timing. Pretty much the whole nine yards mmkay? Now there’s some songs I listen to and I think, “So and so would sound better singing this.” So not the case with ‘Southern Drawl’. As a matter of fact, if someone else sang this song I would probably have to stop them and say, “You shut your mouth when singing this song.” I’m rude. I can’t help it.

 

Jon’s vocals are really clear and defined in ‘Southern Drawl’. If you listened to his song’ Oklahoma’ like I mentioned up top, you notice his voice is softer and lighter. In ‘Southern Drawl’ he sings it as if he’s driving it home to you that he loves your southern drawl. The melody is a good speed to where if you’re on the dance floor you’re gonna get some good two stepping twirling going. Its not no draggy ass tune that makes you wanna fall asleep in your beer. The lyrics….. Oh my Lawd Jesus…. When he says, “When I asked you your name,” you’re gonna get goosebumps. You’re gonna feel your teeth start sweating, might wanna grab a Shamwow or one of those slobber suckers they use at the dentist office. Yeah, I know…. Too descriptive.

 

Would I be one of those fans at a live show singing this song to the top of my lungs? You damn right! It’s a song rightly wrote giving praise to us southern girls’ accent. And that’s one thing that I get really defensive about, if I’m somewhere talking to someone or something and somebody mentions the way I talk I ask in a rather huffy tone,(also a southern thing) “What about it?” I never thought I had a drawl till I heard myself on the radio and I said, “I sound really country on the radio!” and one of my friends pointed out, “It’s not just on the rado.” So if you have a southern drawl, this song is gonna be your jam as well.

 

Now let’s not get it twisted, all his songs are great. So if you’re sitting there wondering why I only wrote about this song being the bomb diggety (yeah that was some old school shit, I’m bringing it back) its because I don’t have a full album in my hands to pick apart. It’s coming though. And while I’m waiting, y’all go creep him like I did and share his music and get his sound and name out there. I’m gonna leave the lyrics down below, go stop by his website, shop the store. I mean if y’all wanna get little ol me a She’s So Georgia shirt I wear a medium (just throwing that out there) buy yourself an album and shirt, its all at http://www.jonlangston.com!

 

~Where’d you learn to talk like that

It’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard

You stopped me in my tracks

You got me hanging on to every word

When I asked you your name, could’ve heard you say it a thousand times

The way it rolled off your lips

You had to be from somewhere like

Louisiana, Mississippi

The coast of Georgia, the Heart of Dixie

Wherever it is, girl it gets me

Drunk on you like a fifth of whiskey

My heart beats fast when you talk slow

Slower than a sunset in Tupelo

And if you’re saying anything at all

I’ll stand right here and fall

For your Southern Drawl

 

I can talk to you all night

Something about you feels like home

Even if you said goodbye

You’d make it sound good, but I hope you don’t

Cause I wanna get to know you

Take me down every road that brought me to you, yeah

Come on get a little closer

I wanna know everything, everything

Are you from Louisiana, Mississippi

The coast of Georgia, the Heart of Dixie

Wherever it is, girl it gets me

Drunk on you like a fifth of whiskey

My heart beats fast when you talk slow

Slower than a sunset in Tupelo

And if you’re saying anything at all

I’ll stand right here and fall

For your Southern Drawl

Southern Drawl

 

What makes you run, what makes you wild

Your voice sounds like a million miles

A million miles

 

Louisiana, Mississippi

The coast of Georgia,  the Heart of Dixie

Wherever it is, girl it gets me

Drunk on you like a fifth of whiskey

My heart beats fast when you talk slow

Slower than a sunset in Tupelo

And if you’re saying anything at all

I’ll stand right here and fall

For your Southern Drawl

Southern Drawl~

 

Until next time, bye y’all!