MUSIC

STEPHEN WRENCH 

Songwriter / Composer / Lyricist / Producer / Guitarist

Voting member of The Grammys

Thanks for reading my stories and listening to my songs. I have written, produced or co-written and recorded for many different artists.  Many of these songs are being played all over the world and charted in Europe. Many are just songwriters demos. I have had a great career filled with ups and downs but at the end of the day – It’s all about the song! Great songs move people and that’s why I do what I do!

images (17) - CopySex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll. I get asked about the “glory days” often. So I really thought about it. It wasn’t so glorious and I remembered the days. If they only knew. Hope you like it. Thanks to Eddie, Brian and Bleu for helping finish this song

download - CopyPlow in a very different sense. My daughter Anna  wrote most of the words. I saw what she wrote and picked up and thought what a different way to put this. I loved it so I picked up my guitar and this is the first thing that came out

c263a6418e0f51d29e5a26d79a1206c6Have you ever felt the feeling of deja vu? Like you’ve been there before? I wrote this song when I met the love of my life. The minute I laid eyes on her “I Just Knew” . Thanks to Sarah Spicer for her vocals

  Don’t Try Tellin That To My Heart (acoustic version) You know how when something just comes to you? Well I sat down with my daughter Anna and she had verses written. I looked at them and added a punch line “but don’t try telling that to my heart” picked up my guitar and this is the first music that came out

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Sarah Spicer is from New Zealand. A agent I know coerced me into taking a meeting with Sarah while I was in a session in Nashville. Sarah heard this song twice, then she asked me “Can I give it a go”. This is her first take on the song. The produced version of Don’t Try Tellin That To My Heart

iI was written by Sarah Spicer. Stephen Wrench and Sarah do a duet . Love this song hope you do


Smokin Tokin Rollin ManSmokin’ Tokin’ Rollin’ Man.   I recorded, “Smokin’ Tokin’ Rollin’ Man back in 2000.  It’s  proof a really good song never grows old.  The song has made it to the 2nd round of voting for song of the year out of 10’s of thousands nominated for 2015. I wrote the song in 1975, but did not record for another 25 years. While working in a studio on another project with  Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd 27 years  , Banner Thomas, a founding Molly hatchet, Paul Tyler NC, and Randall Hall, Lynyrd Skynyrd,   It was like “hey, let’s take a break and record my song – it was impromptu – first take.”

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If you aint been to Texas

If You Ain’t Been To Texas. There is a story behind this song. I had put together every living member of the original Lynyrd Skynrd and we were doing a Texarkana tour of about 20 dates. We were outside Dallas Texas somewhere and we had a Texan boost to us and said “There ain’t no way you can write a song about Texas is you don’t live there” one thing led to another and we put a $100 bill down and said wanna bet? Come back in a hour we won the bet. My good friend Terry Nails is masturbating on the slide guitar. Terry played bass with Ozzy Osbourne, Axl Rose and Tommy Tutone. Terry co wrote this with me and we recorded it on a 4 track tape recorder you know how it is when you record something and capture the feel of the moment. We decided for shits and giggles to put this song out to world radio. To our surprise it hit #1 in many countries of Europe and the UK.  BUY Mp3 click here

Stephen Wrench - We Rule The Nation

We Rule The Nation. I wrote this song when Bill Clinton was running for president. The band is several former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet and Grand Funk Railroad. Mr. Clinton did use the song in his early campaigns but after being busted for smokin pot but not inhaling cause it had the line in the song “He forget about what it was like to even get high” Clinton’s campaign discontinued using the song hell of a lead guitar in it though. BUY Mp3 click here

Just A Moment Ago

Just A Moment Ago. Craig Campbell who is now famous was a demo singer at the time and it’s Craig singing this song. The song was inspired by a movie “The Reader” If you have watched it its about 2 people who think cause it was years ago they don’t have any feelings anymore cause in time they got over it. Well all it takes is one event and all those feelings come over you all again. “Cause to the heart it was just a moment ago.” BUY Mp3 click here

images22Cause I Didn’t Love Me I listened to my wife talk about her past. Her childhood and how no one ever told her they loved her. I listened to how it changed her life , her self confidence and all the things that could have been different. Then I wrote this song

hqdefaultHOME I had some time this summer to visit and really think about home. My nephew passed away unexpectedly. I pondered upon what home is and what it means. This song is just a acoustic demo but it brings tears to my eyes

You Be My Woman, I'll Be Your ManYou Be My Woman I’ll Be Your Man. I was sitting in a bar in Syracuse N.Y with my oldest son at closing time and I watched the race of the men after women and women after men. What a show and I wrote this song on a napkin. Featuring the voice of Matt Cook.  BUY Mp3 click here 

This Time

This Time. I listened to someone tell me a story about their weekend. As I listened I started writing and the words & music just flowed. BUY Mp3 click here

Sweet Insanity

Sweet Insanity. This is a song that you want a bottle of wine, roses and your mate with you to listen to and make love to all night. I remember when i first recorded the music in the mid eighties I sent the music to Willie Nelson. Willie said he could not get the melody out of his head it was like a haunting English melody. BUY Mp3 click here

The Grass Ain't Always Greener

The Grass Ain’t Always Greener. I had a couple as long time friends whom I thought would never break up. One day they told me they were parting ways saddened by the news I wrote this song. That was 15 years ago and they are still together today. Don’t know if the song hit home or not? BUY Mp3 click here 

images (2)Wisdom Only Comes With Age I had a past life regression and after I closed my eyes and held a pen and paper and the pen just started writing and this is what came out.

Affairs Of The Heart. This song is special to me it’s only a on the spot demo but the words “Honesty can be the hardest part when it concerns affairs of the heart” really strike a chord. BUY Mp3 click here

sunrise_515573All The Right Places. Think about the perfect relationship and then put it into words and music and you have this song. BUY Mp3 click here

Is There Any Such Love

Any Such Love. Several years ago I had given up on love and thought it was all just a crock of shit and I pondered the question is there any such love. BUY Mp3 click here

Being FreeBein Free. I love this song. It’s ole style country with some great guitar licks by Jim DeVito. Just a simple story of a guy out on his own again. BUY Mp3 click here

Cause I Had You

Cause I Had You. One might think this was inspired but it wasn’t it was written as a pitch for a new Tim McGraw album. Tim liked it and put it on hold but never recorded it. BUY Mp3 click here 

Can’t Get Over you. I was hired to write this song and had one line as I recall which was “Can’t get over you” I listened to the story and wrote this along with the music in about 30 minutes. BUY Mp3 click here

Can You Feel Me Love You

Can You Feel Me Love You. The writer’s version of this song is magic. I went to NAS Jax, a naval base, and was watching all these couples saying goodbye as the husbands and some wives went to board the ships to go off to war in Iraq. I felt the pain their sorrow and went home and wrote this song. BUY Mp3 click here

Dirtdirtysheets (2)y Sheets With this story “I was working with Banner Thomas (founding member of Molly Hatchet) This song is about his ex-wife who was a mafia queen (he hated her) the music and vocals are mine Banner wrote this tender love ballad to his ex. BUY Mp3 click here

Fallin Down  I was hired to write a song with  one phrase that caught my attention ” How do I find love when there no love to be found” I spent the whole day thinking about love and why love falls apart I wrote all about why love crashes and burns and there is nothing you can do about it “and you sit in your silence watching love come fallen down.” BUY Mp3 click here 

Good Time Girl

Good Time Girl. I had a really good female friend who asked me to sit down one night and write a song about her. This one was easy cause I knew her so well it took me as fast as my hand could write this one’s for Marti Martin. BUY Mp3 click here 

Head Over Heels. This one’s not done yet I don’t like the production the drums are wrong BUT it’s about dreaming about someone and them not knowing you’re madly in love with them.  BUY Mp3 click here 

Hummin In My Brain

Hummin In My Brain. I was in Nashville and had just signed my first record deal and that night went out and really put one on. I woke up the next morning feeling like shit and wrote this song. BUY Mp3 click here 

 

 

I Never Really Knew You At All

I Never Really Knew You At All. I was with someone for almost 18 years and thought I knew her a few months before she left with no warning my guardian angels gave me this song as a premonition. You think you know people but most times you never really knew them at all. I recorded this in a studio with other instrumentation but scraped it . After I listened to the track I did on a 4 track it had the feeling the heart . It may be a rough recording but I am a songwriter  BUY Mp3 click here 

Midnight Booty Call

Midnight Booty Call. We had a young lady over to our house and she found out her boyfriend had made a booty call to one of her girlfriends a thousand miles away. As I listened to her story and was she ever pissed I wrote this song. This is Brittany Lee singing it. BUY Mp3 click here

Not In love With You 2

I’m Not In Love With You. I was heartbroken after being treated like crap by a woman. This song took me several months and I recanted the words she spoke to me and in the end when she came back and wanted to say I’m sorry let’s get back together I finished the song with. BUY Mp3 click here

She Loved That Boy. I had just gotten done listening to a female friend tell me all about her oldest son and how she thought he was the only reason she was here today. I took her words to heart and on my way home it hit me like a ton of bricks what she had said so I pulled to the side of the road and write this as fast as I could write. When I got home this is the first music that just came out inspired I guess. BUY Mp3 click here

I Still Got The Honey

Still Got The Honey. I wrote this song when I came up with the line “still got the honey but the honeymoons over” thought it was a cool punch line so I carefully chose my words to describe how this happens. BUY Mp3 click here

Life Of RileyThe Life Of Riley. There used to be a TV show called this and it was a popular saying. This song was about my life at the time. My sole departed friend Barry Beckett loved the guitar lead on this song. BUY Mp3 click here

Story Of My Life. I was working with Sheila Ray Charles the only performing child of Ray Charles. I took facts about Ray and what Sheila had told me about her and her Dad and wrote this song. Like Daddy, Sheila was a drug addict for 20 years. Singing the demo is Skye Bailey. Thanks Skye for nailing this on a first take.  BUY Mp3 click here

Top O The List. I was sitting around with a bunch of fellow musicians from Skynyrd and Hatchet and we were discussing the perfect country song and all the elements it needed to cover, drinkin, fishin, wrestlin, boy toys, and babes this one has it all. BUY Mp3 click here

Where Did All The Love We Shared Go

Where Did The Love We Shared Go? I wrote this in 1984. It is one of the songs that got me a record deal with Colombia as the “new breed ” of country music alongside Vince Gill and Dwight Yokum. But I walked out of that deal it was a choice either be a dad to my 2 small boys or be a country star. BUY Mp3 click here

No Matter What is the name of the above song Everyone has a no matter what occur in their lifetime