There are moments in life when nothing but music can heal what hurts. This powerful collection of tunes is one woman's record and fiery tale from tragedy to triumph in song. Jones walks through the most intimate details of life and comes up rising like a phoenix from the ashes.

FROM THE ARTIST

Ever since I was a little girl, I have found comfort in the arms of a song. Whether I'm rollin' down the highway singing at the top of my lungs, dancin' in the kitchen or rockin' the heart of my hurt to sleep, music is my medicine and has always been there. When I found myself broken and eventually losing my record deal and company, I did the only thing I knew to do… I wrote through it.

From the humbling “Resurrection of My Heart” to the horn infused, fiery and fun "I Wanna Dance With You", I have lived every song. Tears have come and gone and gratefully a new joy and dream have come in the wake of the ache as well. From “Life’s Too Short for Long Goodbyes”, to the latin "life's a party" country rocker "Vamanos", to singing with passion and purpose on "Bring It Back to the Heartland", this body of work IS the "Revolucion" en mi corazon! I hope you enjoy it!

 

1. VAMONOS

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES / MARK MARCHETTI / WILL ROBINSON

This fiery, latin country anthem about livin your life with your heart wide open was written in the heart of the hurt only a few years ago.  My co-writers encouraged me to stop focusing on the bad and imagine a better life. My daughter Zeta was watching DORA THE EXPLORER all the time and out popped VAMONOS! Just like we dreamt and wrote it, full of fun, passion, looking on the sunny side of life, with a great groove, this song is a window to my world today! It just feels good and makes me smile. Sometimes that is all it takes to turn a day around!

VAMONOS                       
I've been watchin airplanes out of state license plates
They're all going someplace
There's a sunset somewhere , there's a breeze through my hair
In my mind I'm so there
Lyin in a hammock sippin on a coconut
I could do some damage someone turn La Bamba up

Vamonos Come on Let's Go
Say Adios to the same old same old
Life is a party I wanna live it I don't want to waste another minute
Let's go anywhere pick a spot I don't care as long as it's out of here
Vamonos

I wanna wake up laughin grab my sun glasses
And let the waves come crashin over me
Pack up all our baggage leave it all behind us
Go to where the worries don't know where to find us

Vamonos Come on Let's Go
Say Adios to the same old same old
Life is a party I wanna live it I don't want to waste another minute
Vamonos Say Adios
Let's go anywhere pick a spot I don't care as long as it's out of here
Vamonos

Quiero Bailar , Quiero Cantar Vamonos
Me Quiero Ir, Quiero Vivir
Vamonos

Vamonos Come on Let's Go
Say Adios to the same old same old
Life is a party I wanna live it I don't want to waste another minute
Vamonos Say Adios
Crack another cocunut someone turn La Bamba up
Vamonos

 

2. LIFE'S TOO SHORT

MARK MARCHETTI / RODNEY CLAWSON

I had been hanging on to my marriage and praying for a miracle, but the truth is, it was over and had been for a while. Mark pitched me the idea of this song but I just couldn't write it yet. I wasn't emotionally ready to let go of the dream of my perfect family falling apart, so he took the idea to hit writer Rodney Clawson and they killed it! Once I heard this Ronstadt-inspired country rocker, I LOVED IT! It helped me to move on and gave me the strength and permission I needed to finally let go and look towards my future.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

Well the night falls and the day breaks
And the sun keeps payin for the moons mistakes
The days drag on and the years just fly
Life's too short for long goodbyes

Hey baby I have tried and tried
But it's like trying to tame a tiger with both hands tied
I'll be lucky just to make it out of here alive
Life's too short for long goodbyes

Well you tough it out yeah you try to stay
But when nobody's happy that's when everybody pays
Well if this is love then its a big fat lie
Life's too short for long goodbyes

Hey baby I have tried and tried
But it's like trying to tame a tiger with both hands tied
I'll be lucky just to make it out of here alive
Life's too short for long goodbyes
Life's too short for long goodbyes

You keep thinking you can change me into someone else
But the truth is baby I think maybe you should try to change yourself

Hey baby I have tried and tried
But it's like trying to tame a tiger with both hands tied
I'll be lucky just to make it out of here alive
Life's too short for long goodbyes

Life's too short for long goodbyes

 

3. HOLD ME 'TIL THE LONELIES ARE GONE

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES

To date, this is my favorite song that I have ever written. Not because it is the best one, but because it was a lullaby that I wrote to get me through my dark night of the soul. It was my medicine and reminded me every day that I was not alone. It is amazing to me how many people are touched by this song. Lord knows we all go through hard times and need a friend more than we ever say.

HOLD ME 'TIL THE LONELIES ARE GONE

There's an ache I can't shake off me tonight
It's that old lost my hope bluebird inside
It comes around every now and then
Darkness falls and my heart sure could use a friend

Take me in your arms and rock me tonight
This storm it will pass before dawn
Tell me that everything everything is gonna be alright
Hold me 'til the lonelies are gone

I know pain just like rain will make help me grow
That facin fears and crying tears will cleanse my soul
Every once in a while I need a smile and a gentle touch
To remind me that I'm worthy of being loved

Take me in your arms and rock me tonight
This storm it will pass before dawn
Tell me that everything everything is gonna be alright
Hold me 'til the lonelies

Love is like a lullaby don't you worry close your eyes
Love is like a lullaby don't you worry close your eyes

Take me in your arms and rock me tonight
This storm it will pass before dawn
Tell me that everything everything is gonna be alright

Hold me 'til the lonelies are gone

 

4. ROSE IN THE WRECKAGE

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES/ WILLIE MACK

I was literally living every word of this song as it came through me and my co-writer. Thankfully, the song not only took me through the wreckage I was living at the time, but brought me back to life and feeling more alive. As true as the song sings, with every day that passes, I'm still rising like a phoenix up out of the ashes.

ROSE IN THE WRECKAGE

It's hard to the sun when your face down in the hurt
When all your hopes and dreams are buried in the dirt
When your standin alone  stranded in the dark
You find out just how strong you really are

When you've been shattered like a window pain
Battered by the wind and rain
Scattered all around with pieces on the ground
Oh you never in your broken dreams expected
To be bloomin like a rose in the wreckage

How could somethin so beautiful come out of so much pain
How can my heart feel so much love when nothin else remains
I guess every lonely winter is followed by a spring
See there's a freedom that comes with losin everything

When you've been shattered like a window pain
Battered by the wind and rain
Scattered all around with pieces on the ground
Oh you never in your broken dreams expected
To be bloomin like a rose in the wreckage

Your comin back to life feeling more alive
With every day that passes
Your rising like the phoenix up out of the ashes

Shattered like a window pain
Battered by the wind and rain
Scattered all around with pieces on the ground
Oh you never in your broken dreams expected

To be bloomin like a rose in the wreckage

 

5. THE RESURRECTION OF MY HEART

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES / MARK MARCHETTI

At the end of my marriage I was lost and needed forgiveness...from me, from him and from the God of my understanding. I had promised to love and had not fulfilled that promise all too well at times. I was "searching for salvation, deliverance from the dark and the resurrection of my heart". Thankfully, this song led me to the peace I needed. "At the end of the highway, by the edge of the sea, the road to forgiveness brought me to my knees".

THE RESURRECTION OF MY HEART

By the time that I left Texas I was barely hangin on
My life was such a fine mess my heart was breaking like the dawn
I knew that packin up and leaving was all that I had left
So I put the past behind me and I kept on headin west

Out to the city of the angels out by the oceans edge
Where I cried out to anyone who'd listen as the waves came crashin in
I was searchin for salvation deliverance from the dark
And the resurrection of my heart

My dreams were tossed and scattered my faith had turned to doubt
Nothin seems to matter when the fire for life goes out
I tried lovin through the anger I tried laughin through the tears
I tried runnin from the demons that have finally brought me here

Out to the city of the angels out by the oceans edge
Where I cried out to anyone who'd listen as the waves came crashin in
I was searchin for salvation deliverance from the dark
And the resurrection of my heart

At the end of the highway by the edge of the sea
The road to forgiveness brought me to my knees

Out in the city of the angels out by the oceans edge
Where I cried out to anyone who'd listen as the waves came crashin in
I was searchin for salvation deliverance from the dark
And the resurrection of my heart

Out in the city of the angels out by the oceans edge
Where I cried out to anyone who'd listen as the waves came crashin in
I was searchin for salvation deliverance from the dark

And the resurrection of my heart

 

6. I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES/ MARK MARCHETTI/ JAMES SLATER

If there ever was a song that captures the spirit of living and loving life it is "I Wanna Dance With You".  We sat in the sunshine on James's porch and called in this fiery, fun one. It is to date one of my  favorite songs to sing. As luck would have it, I followed my crazy heart and dream to Northern Spain and shot a video for this song. Every step has been a blessing: from writing, to recording, to performing and filming. It always makes me smile and of course WANNA DANCE!! CHA CHA CHA!

I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU

Quiero bailar I wanna dance with you
I wanna lose myself in the rhythm the whole night through
You make my heart beat and my body move
Quiero bailar I wanna dance with you

I don't want to think too much I just wanna feel the rush
Of your body next to mine right now's the perfect time
Come on baby take my hand all you need to understand
Is the music's callin us it's the language of love

Quiero bailar I wanna dance with you
I wanna lose myself in the rhythm the whole night through
You make my heart beat and my body move
Quiero bailar I wanna dance with you

Life is too short to be anything less than free
This moment's all we're givin let's stop talking let's start livin
I can see it in your eyes theres a fire just like mine
Baby we can start a blaze I wanna torch this place

Quiero bailar I wanna dance with you
I wanna lose myself in the rhythm the whole night through
You make my heart beat and my body move
Quiero bailar I wanna dance with you

I'm hot bothered and burnin  let's put an end to this yearnin
No more wait and see come on baby dance with me

Quiero bailar I wanna dance with you
I wanna lose myself in the rhythm the whole night through
You make my heart beat and my body move

Quiero bailar I wanna dance with you

 

7. HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

We recorded this song in one take, top to bottom, live in the studio. It was a magical moment that you live for when the artist, musicians and song are one. Having grown up in the honky tonks of Texas, I have two-stepped many a night to this song that captures longing and lonely like no other.

HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT

Take the ribbon from my hair
Shake it loose and let it fall
Layin soft against my skin
Like the shadow on the wall
Come and lay down by my side
Till the early mornin light
All I'm takin is your time
Help me make it through the night

I don't care what's right or wrong
I don't try to understand
Let the devil take tomorrow
Lord tonight I need a friend
Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow's out of sight
And it's sad to be alone

Help me make it through the night

 

8. HE REMINDS ME OF TEXAS

 STEPHANIE URBINA JONES / MARK MARCHETTI

One day Marchetti and I were sitting on my porch in East Nashville searching for an idea worth writing.  Out of nowhere a long tall cowboy with tight jeans, boots and a hat walked across the street. I have no idea what HE said; all I remember was I turned to Marchetti and I said "He Reminds Me Of Texas"... and we were off and running.

HE REMINDS ME OF TEXAS

I'm two thousand miles from Austin
Playing this dive up in Boston
Another city I'm lost in just a stranger in town
He caught my eye when he walked in
Somehow it seemed like I knew him
Somethin familiar about him made me turn around

He reminds me of Texas
Makes me feel right at home
I let down my defenses
I don't feel so alone
Might be those blue bonnet blue eyes
Eyes that sparkle like fireflies
Yeah he's a little wild and reckless
He reminds me of Texas

He's like a tumbleweed blowin
Kinda like a wild flower growin
On his own never knowin what he's gonna find
Yeah he's a drifter just like me
Independent and fancy free
In search of whats meant to be
With his heart open wide

He reminds me of Texas
Makes me feel right at home
I let down my defenses
I don't feel so alone
Might be those blue bonnet blue eyes
Eyes that sparkle like fireflies
Yeah he's a little wild and reckless
He reminds me of Texas

Yeah he's a little wild and reckless

He reminds me of Texas

 

9. RUN OUT OF ROAD

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES / MARK MARCHETTI / JACK WILLIAMS

Never underestimate a woman scorned ... especially one who can write a song. I unleashed my anger on this Ronstadt-inspired country rocker.  I was filled with fire, pain and yes, some revenge, and it felt good to get it out of me and into this song. If you've ever been left, hurt or betrayed, this one's for you! Roll the windows down, hit the highway and sing it at the top of your lungs!

RUN OUT OF ROAD

Well you tore out in a cloud of dust you all nut broke down the door
You couldn't leave fast enough I hope you find what you've been lookin for
Don't you worry about little ol' me
I can take care of myself your finally free

You can dance with the devil all night long
Do what you want to when your gone
You can live your life like a runaway rollin stone
Oh but one of these days when the sun comes up
Your head is hurtin you've had enough
And your feelin all alone where you gonna go
When you run out of road

They say the road goes on forever and the party never ends
I hope you have the strength to weather what is up around the bend
How you gonna face the cold hard truth
When everybody's going home but you

You can dance with the devil all night long
Do what you want to when your gone
You can live your life like a runaway rollin stone
Oh but one of these days when the sun comes up
Your head is hurtin you've had enough
And your feelin all alone where you gonna go
When you run out of road

Don't you worry about little ol' me
I can take care of myself your finally free

You can dance with the devil all night long
Do what you want to when your gone
You can live your life like a runaway rollin stone
Oh but one of these days when the sun comes up
Your head is hurtin you wanna grow up
And your feelin all alone where you gonna go

When you run out of road

 

10. FIERY ANGEL

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES / MARK MARCHETTI / SCOTT BOLAND

After the fire of my divorce, when I least expected it, I met my husband Jeremy. As the song says, we let ourselves "free fall into the mystery" and he brought a whole new meaning to this song as I continued to burn away all that did not serve me and fall in love again.

FIERY ANGEL

I have had my share of lovers that I can always find
There's another world to discover I can see it in your eyes
Take me to that sacred place
I wanna hold on to the truth and burn the rest away

Let me be your fiery angel
Let me be your fiery angel
Let the light of true love shine
Into your heart and mine
Let me be your fiery angel

No one on this earth can explain
Knowin someone's soul before their name
I wanna free fall into the mystery
Come on baby take my hand and reach out for me reach out for me

Let me be your fiery angel
Let me be your fiery angel
Let the light of true love shine
Into your heart and mine
Let me be your fiery angel

In each others arms we'll find the faith to trust
I have waited all my life to know your touch
To taste to feel to see to heal
I finally found somethin real something real

Let me be your fiery angel
Let me be your fiery angel
Let the light of true love shine
Into your heart and mine

Let me be your fiery angel

 

11. REVOLUCIÓN

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES

After my abuelita (mexican grandmother) died, my heart was called to Mexico to reconnect with my hispanic heritage. It was there that mi corazon came alive and I was given a vision for my life to go from being a songwriter to a performing artist; celebrating this beautiful culture in song. Revolución was the very first song I wrote in Mexico that kicked of my new life and career. I returned to the states, mortgaged my house and have never looked back!

REVOLUCIÓN

The first time I saw you smile
My thoughts started runnin wild
Like a star in a darkened sky
I felt a light comin on inside

Ohhh it's a Revolución en mi corazon
Ohhh it's a Revolución en mi corazon

I have never felt like this
Tentacion after just one kiss
Emotions like I've never felt before
Night after night you got me coming back for more

Ohhh it's a Revolución en mi corazon
Ohhh it's a Revolución en mi corazon

I can't stop these feelings so I won't even try
Cause you make me wanna live with my heart open wide

Ohhh it's a Revolución en mi corazon

Ohhh it's a Revolución en mi corazon

 

12. BRING IT BACK TO THE HEARTLAND

STEPHANIE URBINA JONES / MARK MARCHETTI

Never before has a song I have sung hit such a cultural nerve and brought people to their feet. It is not about politics, religion or corporations, it's about people and bringing back the heart of what made this country great.

BRING IT BACK TO THE HEARTLAND

They're boardin up the windows tearing buildins down
There's parts of this old city  that look like a ghost town
All across this country from sea to shinin sea
I hear people say the American dream ain't what it used to be

Bring it back Bring it back
Bring it back to the heartland

There's farmers going bankrupt they're sellin off their land
It's hard to make a livin for the average working man
But there's hope for the hopeless we the people have the power
We can turn it all around in the darkest hour

Bring it back Bring it back
Bring it back to the heartland
Bring it back that American pride
Bring it back it's still alive
Bring it back Bring it back to the heartland

We are pioneers on a new frontier
Every man and woman who came over here
Had a dream of a better life a better life

Bring back the mom and pop stores
Bring back what we're fighting for
Bring back American made
Bowin our head in school when we pray
Bring back quality work
I wanna see USA on the tag of my shirt
Bring back dreams that have wings
Bring back freedom that rings

Bring it back Bring it back
Bring it back to the heartland
Yeah these seeds of hope are in our hands
Let's plant them in this promiseland
And Bring it back Bring it back to the heartland
Bring it back that American pride
Bring it back it's still alive
Bring it back Bring it back to the heartland

 

©2015 STEPHANIE URBINA JONES