MR. BROWNBACK

This song is written in memory of Arias Brownback, Wes's high school friend and first bandmate ever who died at age 24. The main guitar riff in this song is the first original guitar riff he ever wrote with Arias and the two them played it all night long in the barn at the Brownback's farm at the age of 17. Arias was a big farmboy that pounded holes in drums and had he had the opportunity to mature and create self discipline in his music, would have had the potential to become the next John Bonham. Being a creative, free-spirit, Mr. Brownback is still an influence in Hoke's musical career. He still has visions of what his music would be like if Arias were still alive today. This song is raw rock and roll at its finest and is an awesome tribute to an awesome and unique man.

LYRICS:
Seventeen, had a dream, to be heard and to be seen
With a sin, we begin going places we never been
We were live, and so alive, no one could stop that burning fire
Turn it up and turn it out, that's what we were all about

Never had a reason, just like that feeling when we played

Mr. Brownback, won't you please come home
Mr. Brownback, you're not alone
Mr. Brownback, I feel it too
Mr. Brownback, I'll see you soon

I knew the man, knew his name, your quick to blame, such a shame
Because in our lives from time to time, we don't feel satisfied
He did sin, but don't we all, you look at me when you take your fall
We all live and die, it's just a matter of how and why

He had that feeling, it was the reason, he went away

Mr. Brownback, won't you please come home
Mr. Brownback, you're not alone
Mr. Brownback, I feel it too
Mr. Brownback, I'll see you soon

(Copyright 2002, Wes Hoke)