Wine Country

by Bennett Neuhauser

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"Wine Country" is one of several new songs written by Bennett Neuhauser that he recorded at the legendary Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, and it is the first single released in advance of Bennett's upcoming new album.

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Wine Country
©2012 Bennett John Neuhauser. All rights reserved. BMI

It’s been raining in this old town / On and off since mid July
My pick-up’s slowly rusting / And mister, so am I
Been working so hard lately / Feels like I’m doin’ five to ten
And I haven’t tasted romance / Since I can’t remember when

Just wish I could end this yearning / With another bottle of beer
But even fine Kentucky bourbon / Has lost all of its cheer
I’ve got a thirst for someplace new / Where the sun shines near and far
And they say nothing soothes an aching heart / Like a glass of pinot noir

[CHORUS]:
I want to go to Wine Country / See an old friend I know there (vintage rare)
I want to go to Wine Country / Smell the sunshine in her hair
I want to go to Wine Country / Look out at the sea
And raise a glass / To things that last
And things that might never be

That summer in Sonoma / Is burned into my mind
She was working at the vineyard / Tending her daddy’s vines
A native Californian /A vintage rather rare
I met her at a tasting / And I knew right then and there
I had to taste her kisses sweet / And live just for the day
Make love ‘neath a harvest moon
And sip some chardonnay

[CHORUS]

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

[BRIDGE]
I want to go to wine country / Above the foggy Golden Gate
I want to go to wine country / Oh, I hope I’m not too late
I want to go to wine country / Ride bareback on the beach
Stay up till dawn / Drinkin’ Sauvignon
And find heaven’s in our reach

[REPEAT CHORUS 2X AND OUT]

credits

released January 23, 2021
Bennett Neuhauser — Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Mick Danger Parrish — Lead Guitar
Andrew Geraci — Bass Guitar
Graham Winchester — Drums

Daniel Crockett — Sound Engineer, Sun Studio
Matt Qualls — Mixing & Mastering

Wine Country ©2012 & 2020 Bennett John Neuhauser. All rights reserved.
Published (P) 2021 Bennett John Neuhauser & SunSpring Enterprises, Inc.

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Bennett Neuhauser Chicago, Illinois

Bennett Neuhauser (aka Ben Sage) carries on the pure lo-fi essence of the pioneers of rock'n'roll, folk and country and blends it with pop and blues influences, and lyrics that reflect his unique insights, humor and passion. Bennett Neuhauser is a BMI songwriter who has written more than 150 songs and released three CDs to date: In Word and In Deed, Troubadour, and Plenty of Gold. ... more

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