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                                          PULL OVER

This goes out to the black-haired lady
                 in the dark blue Ford stepside
Westbound I-40 in the fast lane,
                 twenty miles from the Jackson line
Michael's callin' on his cellphone,
                 to get this message to you
So if you're listenin', he's the red Mustang,
                 smilin' in your rearview

    Sounds like you've got a love thing there
    Hold on, I'll put Michael on the air

        Pull over at the next truck stop
        I'll buy the coffee, I'd sure like to talk
        Pull over, I like the way you smiled at me
        There's no tellin' where this might lead
        So if you'd like to meet, pull over

It's three twenty on your drive-time station,
                  our Romeo is still on the line
He'd like to make a dedication
                  to the lady in the Ford stepside
It's John Michael Montgomery
                  singin' "Life's a Dance"
If you want to, give him a sign,
                  if not, he'll understand

    If I were you I'd give him a try
    He sounds like a real nice guy        

        Pull over at the next truck stop
        I'll buy the coffee, I'd sure like to talk
        Pull over, I like the way you smiled at me
        There's no tellin' where this might lead
        So if you'd like to meet, pull over

     Wait a minute let's go to line two
     There's a lady with a message for you

        I'll pull over at the next truck stop
        If you'll buy coffee, I'd sure like to talk
        I'll pull over, I like the way you smiled at me
        There's no tellin' where this might lead
        Yes, I'd like to meet, pull over


          Written by Jeff Stewart and Steve Trinward
          Copyright 1996 Blue Clover Music / trinSongs



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Description: This album consists of live
recordings of
Jeff Stewart and the Big Dogs,
recorded in 1997-1998 in Nashville.

Style: Country, Country/Rock

Other Songs:
Barkin' with the Big Dogs
Help Yourself to Me
Out of the Question
Shadow of Love
When I'm Gone
Show Me Where It Hurts
Take Your Mama
Cherokee Blood
When the Twister Touched Down
Pull Over
If I Knew An Angel
(I Wanna Be) Superman

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Co-Writer(s):  Steve Trinward and
Jeff Stewart (see www.JeffStewart.com )

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Steve Trinward has been a writer/communicator all his life. After a good Christian raisin' (and a strong college-prep education) in the White Mountains of Western Maine, he migrated to college in Boston, MA, where he learned to challenge authority ... and question just about everything (except perhaps why it took him 25 years to leave there?). He moved to Nashville in 1993, seeking fresh turf, a warmer climate and "the right place to be a writer"; he now sees Music City as "the true home I was always looking for."

Steve's past careers include: newspaper reporter, editor and columnist; political activist and candidate; technical writer, proofreader and word processor; computer network manager, technical support rep, consultant and systems troubleshooter. Since he came to Nashville, he's worked at a variety of office jobs, even did some data-cable installing, before breaking an arm in a ladder-fall in August '95. (Despite this setback, he resumed guitar-lessons -- focusing on improving and expanding his melodic, harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary.) For three years, he performed various administrative and accounting functions for a local fiberoptic systems integration firm, before leaving in the spring of '99 to start his own business, trinWORDS (but if you've somehow gotten here, you know that part ...).

Steve has been writing songs since 1970, including regular co-writing, both during the 80s and now. Musical influences include Bob Dylan; Joni Mitchell; the Beatles, Eagles and Beach Boys; Bruce Springsteen; Patty Larkin and David Wilcox (along with numerous writer-friends of thus-far-lesser reputations). Favorite non-music writers: Harlan Ellison, Jean Auel, Richard Adams, Hunter Thompson, W. P. Kinsella, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert Heinlein and Spider Robinson. Other interests: Vandy women's basketball, the Red Sox and Braves, Libertarian Party politics, Science of Mind Church and egg-shaking/ harmonizing at the Mike Williams Six-Chair Pickin' Parties.

Eight years ago, Steve visited Nashville for the first time, and became convinced that the current roster of Burr, Chapman, DiPiero, Henry, Kaset, Peters, Prestwood, Reid, Sanders, Schlitz, Seskin, Taylor-Good, et al. had somehow inhabited the souls of Porter, Gershwin, Hammerstein, Hart, Rodgers, Kern & Co. Almost overnight, he became a staunch defender and devotee of country music, declaring it "about the only place where they still write songs for intelligent humans." Despite the continuing "pop-ification" of that realm, very little has happened since to change that opinion.

Steve's musical accomplishments include acceptance to and completion of the 1996 ASCAP Country Songwriting Workshop, several dozen co-writes with multiple partners, continued guitar-skills improvement, and a catalog of over 100 pitchable songs. He is co-organizer, booker, promoter and sometimes performer for the "Kathy's Night Off" writers' nights. Other activities include membership on the Steering Committee of the Tennessee International Jazz Festival and its charity, the Scattin' in the Schools music education program. He also assists with Sunday School classes and a Babe Ruth baseball team.
Other Song(s) Written with Jeff Stewart:  The One That Got Away,
Barkin' With The Big Dogs, In the Movies, et al.

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Written at my apartment at the time, this song
was pretty much just a story that unfolded, although I do
remember that the "black-haired lady" was someone that Steve
kind of had a crush on I think . . . (I'll never tell . . .)
The progression(s), and key changes, as odd as they are, just seemed
natural . . . as I recall, we developed the story together over my music.







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