Pushing Back The Wind

from by Grant Maloy Smith



From the album "Dust Bowl - American Stories"
Words and music © Grant Maloy Smith (BMI)
℗ 2017 Suburban Cowboy Music
Produced by Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman

Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His 2017 album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" is earning rave reviews, including one from NO DEPRESSION, the bible of American Roots music. “Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing ... he has written A heartland masterpiece ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... sent chills down my spine ... bound to become a classic ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...” Grant is a member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys®), the AMA, the CMA, and is a BMI Recording artist.


Pushing Back The Wind

There’s never been a day
I didn’t fall in love - In love with you again
When I try to change
It’s like I’m pushing back - Pushing back the wind

There’s always something wrong
Living in this world
Sometimes folks don’t feel like they belong
We’ve got to talk them in
‘Cause they’re just pushing back
Pushing back the wind

I put these hands to work each day
They’re rough and they show my age
But I held our babies
Gentle and true
Like the way that I held
Like the way that I held you

We’re far from where we came
Working in these fields
Breathing in this air
When I pray for rain
It’s like I’m pushing back
Pushing back the wind


So let me say again
Living without you
That’s like pushing back
That’s like pushing back the wind


from Dust Bowl - American Stories, released June 1, 2017
Vocals, Guitar: Grant Maloy Smith
Pedal and Lap Steel Guitars: Mike Johnson
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Accordion: Jeff Taylor
B3: Tommy Mandel
Bass: Bill WIttman
Drums: Skoota Warner

℗ 2017 Suburban Cowboy Music
Vocal and Guitar recorded at Suburban Cowboy Studio, Wakefield, RI
Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Dobro and Accordion recorded at Palette Studio, Nashville, TN
Bass, Drums and B3 recorded at PIE Studio, Glen Cove, NY (Engineered by Perry Margouleff and Matt Sornik)



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Grant Maloy Smith South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Grant Maloy Smith is a singer-songwriter of American Roots music. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida about 60 miles from the Georgia state line. In 2012 he dove deep into the Americana scene, writing and producing the breakthrough 2013 album YELLOW TRAILER, which was in contention in three categories in the Grammys. The follow-on album DUST BOWL will be released in early 2017. ... more


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