Music

Welcome to the music page. There are a couple of projects here.

Most recently, I made a group of demos based on songs I wrote late 2019 to early 2020. I recorded those on my iPhone just to see what I could do with the technology I had and the thoughts in my head. Lyrics are here because my mom said she couldn’t understand what I was singing.

At the bottom of the page you’ll find Backyard Burning songs. Ryan Petty wrote and produced those songs and I sang them.

South Side- Rachel Rogers

I grew up on the south side of a big, big hill

And I have pride in this land of mine and everything that I tilled

It was a kingdom, a castle, a ballfield, anything in my mind

There were sharks and there were rivers, those fever-cold shivers, any kind

My, my where does the time go

Nobody knows

Kindness washing over this wooden box

And I’ll find you wherever I go, like a missing sock

It’s a root, it’s a feeling, something you must reel-in in time

It’s a plain you must cross, it’s a valley of loss but you’ll be fine

My, my where does the time go

Nobody knows

Curse of Every Man – Rachel Rogers

Throwing fits and your turning round

Letting loose some god-awful sound

Hold your breath and I’ll hold mine

Sink your feet in turpentine

It’s too late now to retract

Let this horse go run its track

Call your witness to the stand

Cue theatrics clap your hands

It’s the curse of every man

Am I the plank stuck in your eye

Drop your sham and I’ll drop this rye

If you don’t like me, I won’t cry

If you don’t miss these lullabies

Curse my name, yeah, spit it out

Recoil your neck and fix your snout

What you need and what you want

In some illegible font

Is the curse of every man

Hissing at me tell me you’re not coming home

Different story calling on the telephone

74th Street – Rachel Rogers

74th Street

I’m kicking rocks

Past the road-closed sign

Tonight, I’m not thinking my own thoughts

These houses look funny

And they all look the same

I wanna go

Where no one knows my name

Maybe someday I’ll sit down to write

And I’ll tell you all about my life

I got a job and I work real hard

These days it’s nice to remember it’s not about going far

Hannah’s in New York

Says she’s doing fine

Tina’s working at a restaurant

Heard her boyfriend’s doing time

Haven’t heard from the others

But we were not as close

Lives can come untangled

Guess that’s the way it goes

Maybe someday you’ll sit down to write

And you’ll tell me all about your life

How you’ve got a job and you work real hard

These days it’s nice to remember it’s not about getting far

Of all the Boys – Rachel Rogers

I caught your cologne in the air
Without permission, I am sitting there with you
As if not a single year has passed
As if I don’t know this won’t last
Snap out of it, haven’t heard from you in years
Think of you often, must be burning in your ears

Henry, you were a saint
Every night you kneeled down to pray
You were the one who I used to blame
Now you’re the one who got away
Of all the boys I loved before

You grew out your hair and I grew out mine
And I’d cut it all off just to prove I am fine
I was ups and down and ins and outs without the words to say:
“Don’t wait for me but don’t walk away.”
Every man who loves me I kindly refuse
I won’t love a man who isn’t you

And now you’re emotions away
Memories covered with a film of gray
I’d still do anything for you if you asked
Even though our time has passed

You’re a winter
Under covers
In the summer
I faded away

Henry, I was out of my brain
Sorry you got caught up in this tidal wave
Back to the water, looking at you
I flatlined our love with nothing to prove

And Henry, you were a saint

Every night you kneeled down to pray

You were the one who I used to blame

Now you’re the one that got away

Of all the boys I’ve loved before

It Was Nice – Rachel Rogers

Haven’t forgot, I can’t forget

Still remember and I’ll admit

It was nice

Loving you

Having someone in the passenger side

You made me laugh, you made me cry

It was nice

Loving you

Years have gone by

Tenderfoot, sundried

Winds have died

Lilliput, Sunnyside

Never cursed the morning sky

And I cared but I didn’t care why

It was nice

Loving you

Terrorizer – Rachel Rogers

Colonizer, shift the blame

Baptizer in the river of hate

Left incisor, must be something you ate

Exorcisor, you’re running late

I’ve seen angels and I’ve seen hell

I’ve dipped my toe in that well

Nothing’s changed and I haven’t lost

I’ve been winning at no cost

Sympathizer, fill my plate

No surprise, I’m not feeling great

Terrorizer in my face

Appetizer, hate the taste

I’ve seen angels and I’ve seen hell

I’ve dipped my toe in that well

Nothing’s changed and I haven’t lost

I’ve been winning at no cost

Forty days I bled

By the river bed

Where I softly tread

Over your dead

Angels, I’ve seen hell

I’ve dipped my toe in that well

Nothing’s changed and I haven’t lost

I’ve been winning at no cost

This is the Last Time – Rachel Rogers

This, this is the last time

The last time with you

Credits | Rachel Rogers: vocals, piano, electric & acoustic guitars, accordion, violin, and drum programming

Backyard Burning

Written and produced by Ryan Petty. I sang vocals on these tracks.


Please use the Contact page to connect with Rachel.