Like many of my friends, I’ve spent many great nights on Rainey Street in Austin, Texas. If you’re looking for songs about Austin Texas then this is for you.
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Rainey Street by Ross O Brown
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We drove to a house, and pulled up on the yard
paid a man 5 dollars so we could park the car
He said take a look at Rainey Street cause it ain’t gonna last
they’re tearing down the houses and building way too fast
We stumble in the street and the cars always stop
Most bars don’t really care if you smoke a little pot
All the girls are beautiful and they travel in large groups
They all end up at the Lustre Pearl spinning hula hoops
The sky is falling on Rainey Street the sky is falling on Rainey Street
It’s an empty bottle of spirit a 20 dollar bill, that’s turning obsolete
The sky is falling down, down on Rainey Street, the sky is falling down
Down on Rainey Street
Now a few years have passed and the Lustre Pearl is gone
Scrolling through my phone, I found this old song
So here’s to Rainey Street it’ll always live on
But if you want to go there you’ll have to listen to this song
Back in 1949, near Helena Montana, thirteen smokejumpers died when the winds changed on The Mann Gulch fire and trapped them on the mountain.
I first heard this story when I was in Business school at Montana State where they taught us how to avoid the communication problems that went wrong that day.
I later learned that the man who wrote A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean, wrote a book about this story as well. The book is called Young Men and Fire and you can check it out HERE.
I wrote my Mann Gulch Fire song after being inspired by that book and I recommend it to lots of people. If you’re interested in the origin of this song, see the video I released a long time ago, below.
For more information on The Mann Gulch fire click here.
I don’t have any Native American origins, I just really love their culture. The way Native Americans lived seems much more pure, and much more in touch with spirit. I truly do love Native America which is why I wrote this song about it.
We live a very “paleo” life here in Austin and it feels much more healthy and grounding than the way I lived in my younger days. We’re constantly trying to devolve in certain areas of life to get back in touch and become more grounded.
Let’s all focus on more god made things like art, rather than man made things like fear. Click HERE to download this track.
I love Native America, Before the white men came
I love Native America, It’s still beautiful but not the same
There’s wild horses on the wind, nobody to fence them in
All the rivers are flowing free, don’t need no damn electricity
There’s no houses no streets no cars, no lights drowning out the stars
My campfire keeps me warm, the sun and the birds wake me up in the morn
Just imagine what you’d see, lots more buffalo lots more teepees
June mountaintops covered in snow, neon green the grass gets to grow
Just imagine what you’d hear, purse silence no more fear
Just the sound of your beating heart or an old love song from a meadowlark
A spirit journey off you go, claim your spot on the totem pole
find the warrior deep inside, come take a hit from the old peace pipe
Now dance everybody lets make it rain, wash away all the pain
All together now thunder clap raise your bow and your arrow if you want to go back
I wrote this song while living in the glorious South Austin, Texas with my buddies Aaron Watson and Paul Mariani. I had just started dating my soul mate Carly Shankman who introduced me to a better way of living which included, real food, an open mind, and more expression. I took to this new “paleo,” “caveman,” lifestyle very quickly and I’ve been going strong ever since. With spiritual realizations of love vs fear and harnessing my creative power, I have been able to step into a much more glorious and fulfilled life here on earth.
I naturally recommend this way of life to everyone I talk to because I truly believe in it. I want less “man made” things in my life and more “god made” things in my life.
This song is pretty self explanatory, I’m from Montana, and I love it there. I miss home a lot and whenever I do, I can go to this song and feel a lot of comfort.
This song started as a beat in Logic pro and I started playing chords and eventually put words to it. I let myself freestyle the words one day and I just naturally started singing about Montana, it must be divine.