The Tropics Of Tennessee

by Steve Hopper

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released August 13, 2013

(All Songs Written/Co Written by Steve Hopper)

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Steve Hopper Savannah, Tennessee

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Steve Hopper has been bringing music and fun to the Mid-South with a style compared to Buffett, Chesney, and Zac Brown. This Savannah Tennessee native plays a Trop Rock blend of Country, Rock and R&B. with an acoustic guitar and a steel drum. Alone with his large number of cover tunes he also plays original songs that have become crowd favorites.
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Track Name: The Tropics Of Tennessee
The Tropics Of Tennessee 
(Written by Steve Hopper)

 I live in the tropics, the tropics of Tennessee 
 I got my own little island down here 
 off the coast of Kentucky 
 Well I bet you think I've lost my   mind 
but from my hammock here I'm doing fine
it's the perfect place for me 
The tropics of Tennessee 

Palm trees swaying in the breeze
All around my house
A two bedroom bungalow
And it's a strange site no doubt
Cause people when their passing by
Take a double take they can't believe their eyes 
It's an  awesome site to see
The tropics of Tennessee

Around back there's a swimming pool
Right beside a tiki bar
And I'm the leader of a island band
And people come from near and far
Cause there's a party going on every Saturday night
The  neighbors are here so they don't mind 
It's the only place to be

Well you may think I've lost my mind
Cause my life runs on island time
It's the  perfect place for me
In the tropics of Tennessee
Track Name: The Wind And You And Me
The Wind And You And Me
(Written by Steve Hopper)

Last night you came to me
In an  early morning dream
We were sailing on the ocean
Just the wind and you and me

We were heading for an  island
To find a place to hideaway
Spend the day like two lost lovers
Romantic  castaways

When we reached our destination
As i took you in my arms
Suddenly the spell was broken
By the sound of my alarm

Then I woke the room was empty
it had only been a dream
And how I long to feel your warm
And soft body next to me

So the reason I'm calling
Is To let you know I'm come home
I think I'm tired of all this running
And I need to feel like I belong

We can slip away tomorrow 
Let the sails set us free
Somewhere out on the water
Just the wind and you and me

Just the wind and you and me

Just the wind and you and me
Track Name: Misfit Town
Misfit town
(Written by Steve Hopper)

This damned old town is like a big black hole
It draws you in and it swallows you whole
It's void of light and it void of hope
And it's never felt like home
And there's a cold wind blowing down the avenue 
And when your alone in the city it cuts you into
But there's a warm breeze blowing down thru the keys
And that's where I'm going to be

'Cause   I'm 
Getting out of this misfit town
I'm leaving tonight and I won't slow down
Till I'm out of site and I'm out of sound
Of this misfit town

I've got everything I own in my old truck
It's parked outside with tank filled up
With a little bit of hope and a little bit of luck
I'll be gone when the sun comes up
Now the only thing that's going to ease my mind 
Is seeing that city limit sign 
In my rear view mirror beside that white line
And leaving it far behind

'Cause   I'm 
Getting out of this misfit town
I'm leaving tonight and I won't slow down
Till I'm out of site and I'm out  of sound
Of this misfit town

Some place warmer is bound to be
The cure for what's ailing me

'Cause   I'm 
Getting out of this misfit town
I'm leaving tonight and I won't slow down
Till I'm out of site and I'm out  of sound
Of this misfit town. 
 'I'm  Getting out of this misfit town
I'm leaving tonight and I won't slow down
'Til I'm out of site and I'm out of sound

Of this misfit town

Of this misfit town
Track Name: The Trail Of Broken Hearts
The Trail Of Broken Hearts
(Written by Steve Hopper)

I walked into the bar I said excuse me if you please 
but I'm looking for a woman who just walked out on me
And he was seating at the end with his head down in his drink 
but he raised his eyes when I mentioned her name

He said follow the trail of broken hearts
Just follow the others she's left falling apart
She's left a long line you see of guys that look just like you and me
So follow the trail of broken hearts

So I took the stool beside him and u ordered us a round
And we talked about that woman who had let us down
Then he lifted up his glass and said lets drink to you and me
And to that burning memory that just won't let us be

Here's to the trail of broken hearts
Here's to the others she's left falling apart
She's left a long line you see of guys that look just like you and me
So Here's to the trail of broken hearts

And I was just about to leave when a cowboy came up from behind 
He was looking for the same one 
That I'd come there to find

I said follow the trail of broken hearts
Just follow the others she's left falling apart
She's left a long line you see of guys that look just like you and me
So just follow the trail of broken hearts

just follow the trail of broken hearts
Track Name: Letting Go Of The Stern Line
Letting Go Of The Stern Line
(Written by Steve Hopper)

I was eight years old in the middle of the cove
Tagging along with some older boys
Out to the deep part of the
Harbor 

tired of swimming in the shallow end
So my older brother and all his friends
Had all jumped in 
to the water

I was the last to go
But still hanging on
To a line
On the back of the boat
Half scared to death
Then I remember how it felt

Letting go of the Stern line
Swimming away from the boat for the first time
Turning loose of the fears inside my mind 
Now after all of these years
I've never felt as free 
as letting go of the stern line  

I turned eighteen young, and green
And I let out for parts unseen
So many things I had to know
 
My first night away from home
In a hotel room all alone
With the world outside of my window

The traffic was blairing, Sirens screaming
The sounds of the city Closing in on me
And I closed my eyes
And I remembered that first time

Letting go of the Stern line
Swimming away from the boat for the first time
Turning loose of the fears inside my mind 
Now after all of these years
I've never felt as free 
as letting go of the stern line 

Now every now and then life turns on a dime
And when it does I remind myself how it felt that time

Letting go of the Stern line
Swimming away from the boat for the first time
Turning loose of the fears inside my mind 
Now after all of these years
I've never felt as free 
as letting go of the stern line 

Swimming away from the boat for the first time
Turning loose of the fears inside my mind 
Now after all of these years
I've never felt as free 
as letting go of the stern line 
Track Name: Bottle This Up (A Beach Of My Own)
Bottle This Up
(Written By Steve Hopper)

I've been here all week now the week is all gone
And tomorrow morning I'll be driving back home

As I threw another bottle down I got to looking around, I saw all this sand
That's when I got this plan

I'm gonna bottle this up, and take it back home
I'll pour it all out and I'll have a beach of my own.

Now how about another round
these Landsharks I can't get enough
I'm slammin' 'em down so I can bottle this up.

If I could figure out how to get this lounger in the van, with a few dozen landsharks filled
up with sand, A big bag of assorted shells, some sand dollars and some hermit crabs,
And this big 'ole beach umbrella

Yes, now I think I'm gonna bottle this up and take it back home,
I'll pour it all out and I'll have a beach of my own.

Now how about another round
these Landsharks I can't get enough
I'm slammin' 'em down so I can bottle this up.


I'm gonna bottle this up and take it back home
pour it all out and I'll have a beach of my own
Now how about another round
these Landsharks I can't get enough
I'm slammin' 'em down so I can bottle this up
Now how about another round,
These Landsharks I can't get enough
I'm slammin' 'em down so I can bottle this up.
Track Name: The Island Down Below
The Island Down Below
(Richard Provencio / Steve Hopper

Hey my friend wake up, come and go with me,
There's a island not too far away that you just got to see.

Come on Hey Joe, Now Hey Joe, Hey Joe, come on let's go to the island down below.
Now Hey Joe, Now Hey Joe, Hey Joe, come on let's go to the island down below.

In the market square there's a pretty little girl yeah, pretty as she can be
With the wink of a eye she flashes a smile, but she only smiles for me.

Now Hey Joe, Now Hey Joe, Hey Joe, come on let's go to the island down below.

Middle of the town, when the sun goes down, the band begins to play
Everybody comes when they hear the drums and the girls begin to sway.

I gotta go, if I've gotta swim, if I gotta catch a boat, I don't care how I gotta get there
Yeah I just got ta go.

Now Hey Joe, Now Hey Joe, Hey Joe, come on let's go to the island down below.
Now Hey Joe, Now Hey Joe, Now Hey Joe, come on let's go to the island down below.

Hey my friend, wake up, come and go with me
There's a island not too far away that you've just got to see.
Track Name: The Lady Waltzing Alone
Lady Waltzing Alone
(Written By Steve Hopper)

In an old dance hall, on a Saturday night, we were playing the old songs they knew
When handed to me on a faded loose leaf a nearly forgotten old tune
Verse and rhyme in three quarter time a melody sweetened by age,
as we started to play , the crowd pulled away and across the floor she came

A lady waltzing alone a prisoner of time and a song,
Whirling and twirling in a world of her own
A lady waltzing alone

When first I had chance I had to ask and the story I'll never forget
about a young bride to be and a sailor on leave and a night a lot like this
Spell bound by their charms in each other’s arms intheir own little world they were lost
and together they swayed till the last song was played that beautiful ,timeless old waltz

Now she's the lady waltzing alone a prisoner of time and a song,
Whirling and twirling in a word of her own
A lady waltzing alone

She's been coming back here some forty odd years trying to relive that night long ago
In her heart she still yearns for her sailors return but in a way he does for one song
With the lady waltzing alone a prisoner of time and a song
Whirling and twirling in a world of her own
A lady waltzing alone
Track Name: Loving Up A Storm
loving Up A Storm
(Written by Steve Hopper)

I don't believe I've ever heard a more lovely sound 
Like the sound of the rain on the roof on its way to the ground
I love to see the electricity light up the sky
And the feel of the thunder shaking me deep inside

Outside the wind is blowing thru the trees
But I ain't worried and I ain't afraid
I'm lying here in paradise 
Loving to the sound of the storm outside

Loving up a storm tonight
I'm Holding you so close and tight 
i'm Loving up a storm tonight
When I've got you everything's alright
So the wind may blow 
The rain may fall
But that won't bother us at all
Inside we're safe and warm
Loving up a storm 

I love just laying here with you in my arms
Because I know as long as we're together we can weather the storms
So when life's low black clouds start hanging around
I rush to your arms and nothing's going to bring me down

Outside the wind is blowing thru the trees
But I ain't worried and I ain't afraid
I'm lying here in paradise 
Loving to the sound of the storm outside

Loving up a storm tonight
I'm Holding you so close and tight 
Loving up a storm tonight
When I've got you everything's all right
So the wind may blow 
The rain may fall
But that won't bother us at all
Inside we're safe and warm
Loving up a storm 

Outside the wind is blowing thru the trees
But I ain't worried and I ain't afraid
I'm lying here in paradise 
Loving to the sound of the storm outside

Loving up a storm tonight
I'm Holding you so close and tight 
Loving up a storm tonight
When I've got you everything's all right
So the wind may blow 
The rain may fall
But that won't bother us at all
Inside we're safe and warm
Loving up a storm 

Loving up a storm
Track Name: Leaving Tupelo
Leaving Tupelo
(Written by C. Fulmer and S. Hopper)

A picture on mantel I can't get off my mind
In a house filled with memories is all that's left behind
I'm leaving town this morning shy left yesterday
one last look around as I drive away

And now I'm leaving Tupelo the sun is slowly rising
Driving thru the dawn I don't know what's on the horizon
And there's a chill in the air I've never felt so cold
I don't know where I'm going I'm just leaving Tupelo

A sign in the distance is coming in to view
I hear a lonesome freight train somewhere passing thru
The road lies before now nothing left behind
And everything I'm felling is written on that sign

It says I'm leaving Tupelo the sun is slowly rising
Driving thru the dawn I don't know what's on the horizon
And there's a chill in the air I've never felt so cold
I don't know where I'm going I'm just leaving Tupelo

And there's a chill in the air I've never felt so cold
I don't know where I'm going I'm just leaving Tupelo

No I can't say where I'm going I'm just leaving Tupelo