Ventura Sunset

by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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DREAMIN' TOO LONG I guess I'm not as smart as I thought or I'd be livin' in a big ol' house and ridin' in a limousine - I guess it's not that easy I guess I'll never be a movie star I'll never make the girls go wild or see my name in lights - I guess that's alright I've been dreamin' too long I've been dreamin' too long I've believed somehow that I was glory bound I've been dreamin' too long I guess that I've been hopin' for too much I never counted on an average life I've been waiting for my destiny to come along and save me I've been dreamin' too long I've been dreamin' too long I've believed somehow that I was glory bound I've been dreamin' too long - to give up now Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
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SIMPLE THINGS On a cold grey winter’s morning On the old side of the town where I grew up I stood with eyes wide open Noticing the things that always are; but just the same, are seldom seen The firemen were jogging Back and forth in front of station number one While the elder generation Walking arm in arm passed slowly by; and took the time to smile back at me I was pacing ‘round in circles ‘Cause I guess I thought that this was wasting time Am I falling out of touch now With the simple things in life? At the fire station, Children came to see their heroes’ home away from home They were filled with an excitement Anticipating all the possibilities of this new day Still pacing ‘round in circles I was wondering if they might be wasting time Or were they just in touch now With the simple things in life? I talked about the weather With a man who stood there waiting – like me – Waiting for his car, so he could drive away From a cold grey winter’s morning On the old side of the town where I grew up Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart Copyright 1986 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
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VENTURA SUNSET I grew up lucky I guess A California boy And never too far from the beach I'd go down to the harbor In my hometown And it was beautiful to see A Ventura Sunset I imagine that And no matter where on earth I go A Ventura Sunset Takes me back There really is no place like home I moved across the country A long time ago But I still visit when I can Look out at the horizon Feel the ocean breeze And I remember who I am A Ventura Sunset I imagine that And no matter where on earth I go A Ventura Sunset Takes me back There really is no place like . . . A Ventura Sunset I imagine that And no matter where on earth I go A Ventura Sunset Takes me back There really is no place like home . . . no place like home Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
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THE BALLAD OF LAKE PIRU Well I'd done ten laps around Lake Piru, I was thinkin' about the next trick I'd do, When it comes to water skiing, I'm a champ Well I was doin' tricks with one eye closed, and one hand holdin' my precious nose, The water was sprayin' but I wasn't even damp Well I thought I saw some kind of fin, So I blinked my eyes but I saw it again, And before I could holler "shark!" he bit my toe Well I reached and grabbed that shark by the tail, Now my face was gettin' mighty pale, But I knew in my heart that I wasn't about to let go Well we dragged that shark right across the lake, And believe you me I was wide awake, 'Cause this wasn't exactly the trick I'd planned to do Then some smart aleck in a hot rod boat, Came by close just to get my goat And I'll be danged if he didn't cut that shark in two Now I was holdin' the tail with all my might, But the load I was pullin' got kind of light, So I looked back just to see what I might find Well I called to the captain "More throttle, please!", 'Cause that shark was gettin' close to my skis, And I think I know just what he had in mind Well the boat took off with a sudden burst, And I don't know how but I got there first, I was sittin' on the dock, sippin' on an ice cold beer Well my legs were fine, and my tummy was fine, And my arms were fine, and my nose was fine But wait a minute . . . where's my left ear!?!! Well I hollered out to Captain Jack, "Captain, can you take me back?" 'Cause that gall-derned shark got a piece of my bod' Well the Captain kind of snickered, but he started the boat, And just as we were gettin' ready to go I reached out and grabbed some old man's fishin' rod Well the shark saw me comin' and he opened his mouth, But I took one swing and I punched him out, And I shoved that fishin' rod between that sucker's teeth Well I climbed inside and it was kind of dark, And in case you've never been inside of a shark, It's kind of hard decidin' where to put your feet Well I threw out so many pieces of junk, It's a wonder that that shark hadn't sunk, I guess it was all the empty bottles that had him saved Well I was callin' my name and I finally heard, Through my own little ear underneath a dead bird, I picked it up, put it on, and I was on my way My friends I'm tellin' the truth to you, That's just what happened on Lake Piru And I ain't a man to stretch the truth . . . Well . . . maybe just a little bit Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
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IN MY DREAMS When I wake up every day I go through the same routine Nothing ever seems to change It's just my reality But in my dreams I love to fly High and higher, no clouds in sight My heart spins out of control Giving in to letting go Free as a breeze Easy for me In my dreams I've worked hard for what I've got Don't have time to play around I'm as steady as a rock Here with both feet on the ground But in my dreams I love to fly High and higher, no clouds in sight My heart spins out of control Giving in to letting go Free as a breeze Easy for me In my dreams Free as a breeze Easy for me In my dreams Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Carmen Melton Taylor Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) / Awesome Musings Publishing (BMI)
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None. Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart Copyright 1979 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
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HAVIN' FUN I don't like complication Keep it simple, it'll get 'er done I need a real vacation Spendin' time soakin' up the sun Where my only obligation Is Havin' Fun I think I'll clock out early Drive the T-bird to the beach I'm in a real big hurry To feel that ocean breeze Take time off from my worries And just be me Sunshine, tan lines Short skirts, no work Beach songs, singalongs Just Havin' Fun I don't like complication Keep it simple, it'll get 'er done I need a real vacation Spendin' time soakin' up the sun Where my only obligation Is Havin' Fun Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Carmen Melton Taylor Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) / Awesome Musings Publishing (BMI)

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This is a PREVIEW of this album. Peaceful, Happy, Fun, Funny, Pretty, Relaxed Songs . . . invoking the spirit of my hometown of Ventura, California. This album is about a big part of who I am . . . that is, where I came from!

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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released May 10, 2020

All Instruments/Vocals by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukulele and harmonica.
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