Enjoy The Ride

by Jonathan Birchfield

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The title of Jonathan Birchfield's second record, "Enjoy The Ride" says all there is to say. It's about having a great time and letting your heart break.... or mend, just a little.
Written mostly about good times in the South, this record will entertain listeners world-wide with a style consisting of Rockin', heartland, roots, country, with a little twist of funkiness. Jonathan's music has been compared to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zac Browne, Darius Rucker, Jimmy Buffett and Eric Church.
Throughout "Enjoy The Ride" JB takes you to the top of Ferris Wheels where teenagers steal a kiss and get their fortunes told at county fairs. Your mouth will water when you hear about a southern styled cheeseburger joint where you can find a different kind of paradise....Carolina style that is.
He’ll sing of a blue cotton dress he can’t forget and take you back to hot Saturday nights where stock-car racing was born.
Neon Lights and the giant silver screens of Drive-In theaters will cast pictures of a nostalgia almost forgotten. And Beer drinkers worldwide will be drunk with power as they sing about the mighty fraternity of beer!!
There is one moment on this CD that will break, or mend your heart. It's amazing what the power of hearing just one word can do to a life. A Nashville producer coined "When You Say Yes" as the next great wedding song.
This record is good for the music lovers soul. It leaves you hungry for more, and longing to "Give it all up, cash it all in, and say good-by to your piece of mind. And just Enjoy The Ride!"

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released May 4, 2016

Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars-JB
Electric Guitars, Bottleneck Slide-Mike Mcadam
Keys-Mike Rojas
Bass-Mark Hill
Drums-Greg Morrow
Piano on "When You Say Yes"-Kirsti Manna
BGVs- Kirsti Manna/JB
BGVs on "Claremont Cafe" Brooke and Lauren Deleary
Tracks recorded by Bill Warner at The Parlor, Nashville TN, Omnisound, Nashville TN
Vocals recorded at Omnisound Old Hickory, TN
Photography by Spencer Huffman
Design: Stuart Garmon
Produced by: Bill Warner and JB

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jonathan birchfield Charlotte, North Carolina

From the foothills of NC Jonathan has been entertaining and turning heads for 35 years. Think of Keith Richards and Merle Haggard jaming with Lynyrd Skynyrd. In an over saturated world of “bro-country”, country outlaw wannabes, JB has remained true to the roots of his musical past. JBs music has been described as an in your face, southern country, roots rock, from the southern heartland. ... more

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Track Name: Count On Me
Count on Me
(J. Birchfield, K. Manna)

You thought forever
Was all you’d ever go
You thought you’d fallen
As far as you could fall
But you didn’t count on me

Dancin’ one more dance
Wasn’t in your plans
You couldn’t find the strength
To hold another’s hand
But you didn’t count on me
Girl you didn’t count on me

There aint been much
love to pull you through
Girl if you let me
I’m gonna make it up to you
I’m Standing here now
I’m not the kinda man whose gonna leave
You can count on me

Have you ever dreamed of a porch swing night
With some moonlight in the wine
Someone who’s gonna pour it out
And lay it on the line
Did you count on me?

Did you ever dream of ridin’ down
a Carolina road?
Leanin’ on a man who loves you
More than you’ll ever know
Did you count on me?
Bet you didn’t count on me

There aint been much
love to pull you through
Girl if you let me
I’m gonna make it up to you
Standing here now
I’m not the kinda man whose gonna leave
You can count on me
Betcha didn’t count on me

(solo)

There aint been much
love to pull you through
Girl if you let me
I’m gonna make it up to you
Standing here now
I’m not the kinda man whose gonna leave
Cause you can count on me
You can count on me
Track Name: Enjoy the Ride
Enjoy the Ride
(J. Birchfield)

Well I just met a girl that stole my soul
She’s got eyes of hazel and hair of coal
She’ll take you all the way to Heaven
In just one night
And leave you prayin’ for forgiveness
In the mornin’ light

She might be the death of me
You might think she’s not my kind
But you should fell the way I feel
When she looks into my eyes
You’d give it all up
You’d cash it all in
Say good-bye to your peace of mind
Throw caution to the wind
And just enjoy the ride

She’s as wild as a copperhead soft like rain
A direct descendent from the Dalton Gang
She’ll steal your heart with just one touch
Ya know the girl can’t help it
Cause It’s in her blood

(Chorus)

(Solo)

Well I love to watch her dance
And she likes to hear me sing
She puts the rhythm in my heart And
the twang in my strings
She want’s me all to herself at the end of the show
So she can take me back home
And do the dose-doe

She might be the death of me
You might think she’s not my kind
But you should fell the way I feel
When she looks into my eyes
You’d give it all up
You’d cash it all in
Say good-bye to your peace of mind
Throw caution to the wind
And just enjoy the ride
Throw caution to the wind
Just enjoy the ride
Track Name: Shootout Saturday Night
Shootout Saturday Night
(J. Birchfield, K. Manna)

The blood in their veins is gasoline
4 Barrel carbs to help em breath
Engines screamin at the heart of speed
43 gunners, driven 800 horses
Come on now let’s make us some noise

It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Gonna last till Sunday
Talkin’ big money
It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Six gun showdown
Takin over speed town
Gotta hang tough it’s a helluva fight
Shootout Saturday Night

It’s fast and it’s tough and it’s laced with oil
Wound up tight as a rattlesnakes coil
It’s one badass green and white
Checkered world
It’s revved up girls, and it’s beer and it’s sweat
It’s double or nothing when you place your bet

It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Gonna last till Sunday
Talkin’ big money
It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Six gun showdown
Takin over speed town
Gotta hang tough it’s a helluva fight
Shootout Saturday Night

Lika an angry train gone wrong
Goin on and on
and on and on
and on and on
and on

It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Gonna last till Sunday
Talkin’ big money
It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Six gun showdown
Takin over speed town
Gotta hang tough it’s a helluva fight
Shootout Saturday Night

Shootout Saturday night
Track Name: Drive-in Nights
Drive-in Nights
(J. Birchfield, K. Manna)

Put on that Cotton dress
You know the blue one that I like
We’re gonna do some things
We haven’t done in a long time

Down the road of one last kiss
We can two-lane reminisce
Try to get away
From the way it is

Baby all you gotta do is smile at me
Cause that’s what I miss

That always takes me back
To when the wheels were on the track
When love was simple and easy to find
And your kisses tasted like moonshine
Under Neon Lights
And Drive-in Nights

How bout that county fair
Ride that carnie Farris wheel
We got stuck on top
So we drank those two warm beers

The fortune lady read our palms
Said you’d marry a guy named Don
Then she called the cops
When you smashed her crystal ball

Baby you still got that fire in your eyes
Like I’m all you want

Chorus

Makin’ out at the Starlight Drive-in
Never knowin when to say no
Or when to say when
You were the one
Who made me feel like a star

Solo

Baby all you gotta do is smile at me
Cause that’s what I miss

Chorus
Track Name: Claremont Cafe
Claremont Café
(J. Birchfield)

Who’s next?
Becomes your name
When you walk in through that screen door
Aint’ got a waitress
You know they don’t credit cards
Their ice tea’s so sweet
They’ve never heard of Equal
Their specialty is a burger with cheese
With Chili mustard onions and coleslaw

You say you’re nervous
You’re not sure what to do
Just be patient
Till it comes down to you
When you finally arrive
At the head of that line
Shout it out without a doubt
Let it come from deep inside

Halleluiah
I’ll take it all the way
I’ve got to have that
Special grease
Burnin’ in my veins
Halleluiah
Well this is my judgement day
After just one bite
I’ve finally seen the light
At the Claremont Café

Solo

It ain’t no secret
Bout where you been
It’s not because you got that
Chili on your chin
Cause they smelled the aroma
From halfway down the hall
SO when you walk on by
Raise your hands up high
Testify to them all

Halleluiah
Well I took it all the way
I’ve got to have that
Special grease
Burnin’ in my veins
Halleluiah
Well this is my judgement day
After just one bite
I’ve finally seen the light
At the Claremont Café

After just one bite
I’ve finally seen the light
At the Claremont Café

After just one bite
I’ve finally seen the light
At the Claremont Café

Amen-
Track Name: All American Beer Team
All American Beer Team

We’re Harley riders
Blue collar, redneck hippies
And Wall street types
Soccor moms
Ivy League, right wing, and left wing
Even country fied

Yea we’re Hellraisers
Tailgaters,
We got one common goal
We’re all thirsty for

Pale ale, light or dark
Lager, pilsner, stout or bach
Sweet nectar of the Gods
It don’t matter if it’s
Homemade, micro brew
Black, tan green or blue
Warm or cold
Yea we’ll have a few

We’re the set em up, drink em’ down
Ready for another round
Nothins’ gonna stop us now
All American Beer Team

You we’re certified
Hops and barley connoisseur
Dedicated charter members
Of the club
Of beer drinkers
And free thinkers
Individuals
Who want just one thing

And that’s beer
Yea beer
More beer
Give us some more of that

(chorus)

So park your car
Leave your keys
We’ll grab a cab
If you need it
It don’t take much to join our club
All you gotta do is love

Pale ale, light or dark
Lager, pilsner, stout or bach
Sweet nectar of the Gods
It don’t matter if it’s
Homemade, micro brew
Black, tan green or blue
Warm or cold
Yea we’ll have a few

Pale ale, light or dark
PBR stout or bach
Sweet nectar of the Gods
It don’t matter if it’s
Homemade, micro brew
Black, tan green or blue
Warm or cold
Yea we’ll have a few
We’re the set em up, drink em’ down
Ready for another round
Nothins’ gonna stop us now
All American Beer Team
Track Name: When You Say Yes
When You Say Yes
(J. Birchfield, K. Manna)

When you say yes
I’m gonna write you a love song
One your hearts never heard

When you say yes
I’ll send you flowers every Friday
With a card that doesn’t need any words

You’re like the dream
I can’t stop dreaming
The forever that never ends
When you say yes

I won’t take it for granted
The way your hair falls in your eyes
We’ll be the best
Even when the storms find us
Cause I will be here by your side

You’ll be all my days
And all my sunsets
My lover, and my best friend
When you say yes

Now things are changing
With these promises and vows
But I swear I won’t
Let you down

When you say yes
I’m gonna sing you a love song
Till you fall asleep every night
You won’t have to guess
If I really love you
Cause I will be here by your side

When you say yes…

Say yes