Ohio Song

by Scott Stein

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4th single from my 2014 sessions at The Bunker.


The plane touches down
Just south of town
It's a short drive from the highway to the house
It feels good to leave the city
And it feels so good to finally be back home
So I sit down by the phone but there's no one left to call
They've either moved away and all
Or they've settled down with children of their own.

So here I'm standing outside in the cold
Standing wondering how we got so old
As the cold Ohio wind just chills me down to the marrow.

On the main drag, between the roadblocks
There's a little coffee shop
So I park my father's car and go inside
There's a pretty girl behind the counter
And I feel I must have known her all my life
She's got those warm, inviting dark eyes
And she smiles the same way that I do
And I wonder which one she's married to
She's too old to be working here,
Too young to be a wife.


First morning flight
Before the first morning light
Takes me back to LaGuardia
And I'm staring out the window
And for the first time in days, I'll feel alone.
And when I get back to New York
There'll be someone there to meet me
And the noisy train to greet me
Will tell me with a whisper that I'm home.


So here I'm standing outside in the rain
Standing wondering when I'll be back again
As the cold Ohio wind just chills me down to the marrow.


released July 30, 2014
Music, lyrics and orchestration by Scott Stein
Recorded January 21-22, 2014 at The Bunker Studio - Brooklyn, NY
Engineered & mixed Aaron Nevezie
Produced by Aaron Nevezie & Scott Stein
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Merrill Mastering - New York, NY

Scott Stein - vocals, piano
Adam Schneit - clarinet
Jackie Coleman - trumpet
Jeff Young, Melissa Tong - violin
Rick Quantz - viola
Gil Goldin - bass

(C) 2014 Scott M. Stein (ASCAP)



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On Traveling Companion, NYC songsmith Scott Stein reflects on the themes of marriage, life on the road and growing older in a young man's profession. A busy, rapidly-changing city provides the backdrop as Stein's wistful melodies are delivered in a poignant, often understated vocal style that has become his trademark. Fans of Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Elton John will find much to enjoy. ... more

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