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UP TO YOU - VIDEO & LYRICS



UP TO YOU
Words and Music By Billy Kay

I did everything I can
Helped you grow into a man
I did the best that I can do
The rest my son, is up to you

So take those lessons that you've learned
Light your fire and let it burn
And when your world seems dark and gray
Let your fire light the way

(Chorus)
Spread your wings and fly
Like an arrow thru the sky
Choose a target, stay on track
Keep the wind behind your back
Let your passions pull you thru
Oooh the rest my son, is up to you

Learn to live and live to love
Keep your faith in God above
He can show you what to do
The mark you make is up to you

Repeat Chorus/Modulate

(Coda)
I did all that I could do
The rest my son, is up to you
The rest my son, is up to you

© 2014 Billy Kay Music




UP TO YOU - FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Up to You to Benefit
GameChanger Children's Charity

Billy has agreed to donate all royalties from this song from iTunes, Amazon and similar downloads, all streaming proceeds, and any other related online sales to GameChanger Children's Charity thru April 1st 2016.

GameChanger is a nonprofit that benefits sick kids and the environment by using proceeds from the re-sale of donated materials to financially support children and families suffering from cancer. GameChanger helps corporations by providing technology leaders with alternatives to managing excess electronics & inventory. You can visit them at http://gamechangercharity.org


UP TO YOU - FRONT COVER

My original plan was to record "Up to You" as a "front porch" song - four guys in bib overalls on a porch - just an acoustic guitar, a slide guitar, an old time one-string bass and a washboard.

When I recorded my parts in Seattle, I played two guitars: I finger picked the whole song, and I strummed the song starting at the 2nd verse. So I was already drifting from my front porch plans.

When I got to Las Vegas and Enrique Corro added his guitars, first he added the slide guitar I envisioned. Then I asked if we could try dueling lead solos the way Joe Walsh and Don Felder do on "Hotel California"... and it worked. I kept it in.

Then he devised a muted low bassy riff that can best be described as resembling the guitar on "Every Breath You Take". It worked. I kept it.

Then he added one more electric guitar to fill any holes left by the other guitars. Since the plan called for no drums, the last thing he recorded was an acoustic rhythm to substitute for the drums.

Gene Sironen added the bass guitar, and a light brush on a snare to substitute for a washboard, which we couldn't find anywhere. And he also snuck in a 4th vocal harmony when I wasn't looking - LOL

After listening to the finished product, I decided it needed drums. So it's not a full production Nashville song, but it's also not the raw 4 instruments on a porch I originally wanted, but it works. It's a keeper. Hope you enjoy it.

Photo Credit: Angel Djambazov


UP TO YOU - BACK COVER

Of couse, "Up to You" wouldn't exist without the talent, help, and inspiration of a wonderful group of people:

LAS VEGAS STUDIO: GOLDEN SONG PRODUCTIONS
ELECTRIC GUITARS: ENRIQUE CORRO
BASS GUITAR, DRUMS & BACKUP VOCALS: GENE SIRONEN
PRODUCER: GENE SIRONEN

SEATTLE STUDIO: CLATTER&DIN
ACOUSTIC GUITARS: BILLY KAY
ENGINEER: MARCO MENDOZA
PRODUCER: ANGEL DJAMBAZOV

SPECIAL THANKS TO CONNIE WALLACE, LIZ POSTON & JESSE KNOBLACH

Photo Credit: Angel Djambazov


UP TO YOU - BONUS VIDEOS
Here's the original demo I made in Tennessee




Up To You live 11-19-2014




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