Listen to Slow and Steady

I wrote this song with my musical brother (from another mother) Dennis Hardin, who is the handsome and talented half of Back Porch Buddha. We wrote it with one specific musical goal: Make it sound like it was torn from the pages of the Lyle Lovett songbook. So hey, Lyle, if you’re listening … here’s one for your Large Band.


Slow and Steady

© 2014 Bryan Masters and Dennis Hardin

Layin it down
On that old piano
Gonna rock this place
On that doghouse bass
Piano's rough and ready
Bass man is slow and steady
Rough and ready plays so fine but
Slow and steady's one note at a time

My pal Eddie
Loves that red spaghetti
His gal Betty
She's got a little red teddy
She likes it rough and ready
He likes it slow and steady
Rough and ready got the push and pull but
Slow and steady keep your belly full

Rough and ready or slow and steady
It's just fine
Any way you want it better get up on it
And have a good time

Like that big bad monkey
He likes it loud and funky
Little monkey lady
She's more sophisticatey
He likes it rough and ready
She likes it slow and steady
Rough and ready swingin' from the trees but
Slow and steady knows you gotta say please

Rough and ready (slow and steady)
Rough and ready (slow and steady)

Miss Prim and Proper
She can be a real showstopper
She's a sweet little birdie
I never heard a gal talk so dirty
Proper and slow and steady
Showstopper's rough and ready
Slow and steady knows right from wrong but
Rough and ready got the red lights on

Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP