Hometown EP

by Kenny Foster

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This is an EP about where we've been, and where we're going...


released October 25, 2011

Produced by Vince Romanelli (Track 1) and Paul Shearer (Tracks 2-4)

"Hometown" Written by Kenny Foster
"Try" Written by Kenny Foster and Tami Hinesh
"In That Rain" Written by Kenny Foster and Josh Matheny
"Bravery" Written by Kenny Foster


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Kenny Foster Nashville, Tennessee

Writer, singer, philosopher, philanthropist. Kenny Foster has already seen some life, and hopes for a whole lot more of it. Listen to some of the tales he spins, and tell us if your head doesn't do the same. Think on it, and then play it again. It's even better the second time around. ... more


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Track Name: Hometown
I had a dusty box of trophies in the attic
Till that attic took a trip to “kingdom come”
I guess that storm had sent it flying back to high school
And in the rubble said they'd only found the one.

Mom said she never had the room to keep ‘em
Said they always took up way too dang much space
But when I saw her safe and sound, Dad and Sister by her side
I’d have given her a trophy for that face.

I can think of better things to put my hometown on the map
Than to have it blown clear off it Sunday Night
But if I know her like I know I do,
She ain’t goin’ down without a fight.

Here in my hometown
It’s just like your hometown
We’ve got sisters, we’ve got brothers,
Memories of one another we hold dear

Here in my hometown
The one like your hometown
Sure there might be a little less of it
We might have a bigger mess of it
But all we really need is all still here

Here in our hometown

I know each girl dreams of being princess
To wear that dress and walk daddy down the aisle
Instead they searched through what was left of their old kitchen
And pulled that veil from underneath the pile

Three stories made a heap upon their shoulders
Must have felt like this whole world came crashing in
But they took it step by step, found a Laundromat and then
Made that dress all sparkling white again

I can think of better things to put my hometown on the map
Than to have it blown clear off it Sunday Night
But if I know folks like I know folks in my town
They’re gonna be alright

Here in my hometown…

Mother Nature ain’t around to answer questions
But what she tore down, we’re building right back up
When you’ve got everything to gain,
Well then what’s a little rain
Gonna do to folks that don’t know when to stop…

Here in my hometown
It’s just like your hometown
We ain’t got a lot of things,
but we’ve got memories that we hold dear

Yeah here in my hometown…
In our home town…
Track Name: Try
I get the feeling I've been here before
This world keeps on spinning like a revolving door
It feels like I'm moving along, but I'm just going 'round

Now that I'm dizzy all worn out from racing
It feels like my heart was just put here for breaking
I just want to slip out the back and not make a sound

But you make me try
You give me that one reason why
You make me believe that behind all these clouds without lining there's blue in that sky
When everything's wrong
I'm tired and stumbling along
And I swear that I don't have the wings to fly
You make me try

Sometimes when I'm on my knees I get the feeling
I send up my prayers and they just hit the ceiling
It's hard to believe all the angels can hear me at all

A rock to the left, a hard place to the right of me
Carrying the weight of this doubt that's inside
And it's too much, it's too hard, these walls are too high to climb

You make me try...
Track Name: In That Rain
Summertime, your smile done bowled me over
Those blue eyes set me free and I was green as I could be
Dry July on a Mississippi back road
We sure could use a breeze, so we just turned up the speed

Blame it on my broke down Chevy, Blame it on the perfect spot
Blame it on that crazy southern heat
When those dark clouds came rolling, Our hearts were just unfolding
They opened up, it all came pouring down

It was you and me, we fell together laying in that field of heather
We got washed away
Running down to the bank of the river, we baptised that love forever
In that rain

Wintertime the service came a calling
I headed overseas to my responsibilities
A thousand times I ran that memory over
How good it felt to be so innocent and free

Could have been a springtime wedding, me on your front porch dancing
April showers soaked down to the bone
So put me in a cloud of lightning, far away from all this fighting
I'll ride a raindrop all the way back home

Victory, my war was finally over
Those people came to see that confetti hit the streets
Cougar Pride, a hometown hero's welcome
I lived to see the day that it rained on my parade

As the marching bands scattered, I looked for a face that mattered
And through the grey your eyes came piercing blue

And it was you and me together, A long way from that field of heather
Still washed away
Running down to the bank of the river, we baptized that love forever
In that rain
Track Name: Bravery
Nothing about me says I think I'm good enough
You know I've got a heart with a leak, I try to fill it up
I've been bleeding since the day I wandered
This winding road through the time I've squandered
And if I followed the trail, I know it'd lead me back to you
I know it'd lead me back to you...

I know intimately that you answer my cries with a call
But when I'm fighting just to be heard I start to feeling so small
And all the tear soaked stories of pain
Run together, start to sounding the same
But the shame is that it doesn't make any of them any less true

Oh Bravery, Can you save me?
I'm sick of saving myself
It's turned me into something else
Something I know, something under my control
It gets me where I want to go
Just tell them what they want to know
(Tell then what they want to know. Maybe they'll leave you alone)
Oh Bravery

My dreams let me see the day that I die and it's cold
My heart's beat broken and weary from living so bold
As long as I can keep the spark alive
Stoke the hope of everything that's burning inside
I've seen the end and this just ain't how I go...

Oh Bravery...

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