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Back on the Road

Frank Renfordt

March 31, 2018

Genre: Country

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It's about being back to life after a breakup

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Haydee Ahrens

Wow, for someone who says that English isn’t their first language and that they had little exposure to Country music in their home country, this is remarkable. This is a pretty seamless Country song. As a woman, I would see it as more geared toward a male audience due to the theme. One question I have is why did they break-up? I don’t know why, I just kept asking myself and looking for the answer in the song but it’s doubtful others would see it this way.

March 31, 2018

Frank Renfordt

Haydee thank you for your great feedback. Yeah, it was some work for me to make it sound like an authentic country song, but I had some help, the song has been recorded in Nashville. My intention with this song was to put people in good mood, so I focused more on the present than on the past. The message is simple: breakups happen for whatever reasons, but you can overcome and have a new start.

April 01, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Nice production here Frank! This song sounds VERY similar (in production/tracks) to Easton Corbin’s song ‘All Over the Road’. I mean, strangely similar. I love that song. So you hooked me with the ‘Nashville sound” to it for sure!

The only thing I might throw out there to you is, I’d like to see the guy paint the picture for me a little more, rather than stating one fact after another. The first verse used a little imagery by showing himself as the worn out, dirty truck, that’s back up and running, etc.. But the second verse seems to kinda’ go back to stating this fact, then that fact. Know what I mean? I’d bet you could re-write it with a tad more imagery like that first one.

Cool up-tempo sound though. And I really like how you kept the structure of the song moving into the format correctly. It did keep my attention. The chorus coming right on in powerful and within that 1- 1.5 minute mark was great. And of course you finished on up within 3 min. So that’s all good as well!

Best of luck with it!

April 04, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Ha ha - - well noticed! I’m a fan of Easton Corbin and I specially like that ‘All over the Road’ album. I tried here to produce a song in that style. However the songs have not much more in common than the last word in the hook line, so it’s not copied, but the feel is similar.
Thank you for your feedback!

April 05, 2018

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Matthew Keller

This is well done.  Im not familiar with Easton Corbin so that’s not a distraction for me. 
Great production, what demo studio do you use if you don’t mind letting us know.  Good Stuff.

May 01, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Thanks Matthew!  My demos are produced by Dave Demay at SongCity in Nashville. Look here:  http://www.songcity.com  - Dave is a very helpful nice guy, a great singer by himself and his session band is fantastic, sometimes you need to have a little patience, because he’s busy and he’s a perfectionist.

You should listen to Easton Corbin - very nice and more traditional Country music, especially his first album (All over the road) not unalike to your style. Take Care!

May 01, 2018

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Jack Speer

YEP, Matt is damned good!!!  And, so is this song.  I enjoyed hearing the production with the B-3 Hammond organ.  There was one little thing I might do differently:  I wanted to hear, “Girl, I recovered,” in lieu of, “I did recover.”  I don’t know why, as both work…  REALLY NICE SONG!!!

May 24, 2018

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Haydee Ahrens

Wow, for someone who says that English isn’t their first language and that they had little exposure to Country music in their home country, this is remarkable. This is a pretty seamless Country song. As a woman, I would see it as more geared toward a male audience due to the theme. One question I have is why did they break-up? I don’t know why, I just kept asking myself and looking for the answer in the song but it’s doubtful others would see it this way.

March 31, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Haydee thank you for your great feedback. Yeah, it was some work for me to make it sound like an authentic country song, but I had some help, the song has been recorded in Nashville. My intention with this song was to put people in good mood, so I focused more on the present than on the past. The message is simple: breakups happen for whatever reasons, but you can overcome and have a new start.

April 01, 2018

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Shane Trepeaux

Nice production here Frank! This song sounds VERY similar (in production/tracks) to Easton Corbin’s song ‘All Over the Road’. I mean, strangely similar. I love that song. So you hooked me with the ‘Nashville sound” to it for sure!

The only thing I might throw out there to you is, I’d like to see the guy paint the picture for me a little more, rather than stating one fact after another. The first verse used a little imagery by showing himself as the worn out, dirty truck, that’s back up and running, etc.. But the second verse seems to kinda’ go back to stating this fact, then that fact. Know what I mean? I’d bet you could re-write it with a tad more imagery like that first one.

Cool up-tempo sound though. And I really like how you kept the structure of the song moving into the format correctly. It did keep my attention. The chorus coming right on in powerful and within that 1- 1.5 minute mark was great. And of course you finished on up within 3 min. So that’s all good as well!

Best of luck with it!

April 04, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Ha ha - - well noticed! I’m a fan of Easton Corbin and I specially like that ‘All over the Road’ album. I tried here to produce a song in that style. However the songs have not much more in common than the last word in the hook line, so it’s not copied, but the feel is similar.
Thank you for your feedback!

April 05, 2018

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Matthew Keller

This is well done.  Im not familiar with Easton Corbin so that’s not a distraction for me. 
Great production, what demo studio do you use if you don’t mind letting us know.  Good Stuff.

May 01, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Thanks Matthew!  My demos are produced by Dave Demay at SongCity in Nashville. Look here:  http://www.songcity.com  - Dave is a very helpful nice guy, a great singer by himself and his session band is fantastic, sometimes you need to have a little patience, because he’s busy and he’s a perfectionist.

You should listen to Easton Corbin - very nice and more traditional Country music, especially his first album (All over the road) not unalike to your style. Take Care!

May 01, 2018

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Jack Speer

YEP, Matt is damned good!!!  And, so is this song.  I enjoyed hearing the production with the B-3 Hammond organ.  There was one little thing I might do differently:  I wanted to hear, “Girl, I recovered,” in lieu of, “I did recover.”  I don’t know why, as both work…  REALLY NICE SONG!!!

May 24, 2018


Back on the Road

Written by Frank Renfordt


Some friends took me out on the town
Yeah, I'm doing fine
For the very first time
Since she let me down
like a worn-out truck,
Trash on the dash,
Tires flat, out of gas,
and stuck in the mud

Now her image is fading, like an old Polaroid
I rev the engine up, and leave that dust behind

I'm back on the road
Girl I did recover
Life is painted red
Yes I'm back
Looking for another
Heart that I can hold
I’m back on the road
Yeah, I'm back on the road

Yeah I'm ready to roll
I’m in damn good shape
Ever since I escaped
Now it’s all systems go

Locking eyes with a girl on a Friday night
Gonna ask her name and take her for a ride

I'm back on the road
Girl I did recover
Life is painted red
Yes I'm back
Looking for another
Heart that I can hold
I’m back on the road
Yeah, I'm back on the road

Rain stops pouring, birds start singing again It's not if, but when


I'm back on the road
Girl I did recover
Life is painted red
Yes I'm back
Looking for another
Heart that I can hold
I’m back on the road
I'm back on the road
Girl I did recover
Life is painted red
Yes I'm back
Looking for another
Heart that I can hold
I’m back on the road
Yeah I'm back on the road

Girl I did recover (life is painted red yes I'm back)
I’m out to find another (life is painted red yes I'm back)
heart that I can hold (life is painted red yes I'm back)
I'm back on the road

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