Time for the GIRL'S DRESS RELIEF

                                          STACY YOUNG-SUGAR AND ESTROGEN

After several days of all male (and one woman spectator) tours, I was ready to back off on the testostorone. Time for the girl's to move in.

Stacy Young is a long term client I have been working with for about 8 years. She is a very attractive housewife, mother,(actually grandmother), and Sugar Broker, who lives in Kansas City Mo. Again, not a singer or performer, we have written many songs over the years and she is always a joy to write with. Huge smile and great attitude, over the past year she has had some health problems following a car wreck that has severly caused her pain. So writing, in my opinion, gets her through some of that pain. She is wonderful. And recently met her husband who is a great guy as well.

Stacy is staying in Nashville for extended periods and kind of pops up unexpectedly. I have been trying to get her around more artists, and the purpose of a lot of our writing is to give her ammunition to do just that. So we have.

She writes mostly "woman" based songs. And so I have to get in touch with my feminine side. And Stacy has a lot of feminimity. It is fun.

On this day, the first song (we usually go for two in a four hour period) was a fairly superficial title. She wanted to envision a woman who has a lot of crap going on in her day, everything seemingly going wrong. Traffic, bad job, one thing hitting her after another. And like a lot of women, the answer is easy.
SHOPPING!!
So we went from her title. DRESS RELIEF.

DRESS RELIEF
MAB/Stacy Young

S'posed to be in, at 8:00 am, today made it by 10:30
9 car pile up, jacknifed cattle truck
Looked like the rodeo came early
   Stack of work on the desk, staring at me
   Boss is yelling, yeah, I know what I need

chorus
DRESS RELIEF
SOUTHSIDE MALL IS CALLING ME
THAT LITTLE BLACK RACY, DOWN AT MACY'S
COULD SAVE MY SANITY
LET MY HAIR DOWN, WHAT I WANT RIGHT NOW
COULD MELT AWAY THIS GRIEF
IS DRESS RELIEF


So I wanted to portray a lot of things happening BEFORE she got to work, things going on WHILE she was at work and what would be the overall theme in the chorus.

Downstairs neighbor, calls me later, say's my toilet has exploded
Swimming in her living room without a boat
Whole place has flooded
   There's a half price sale at the store
   That gives me one more reason for:

Now up until this point, this has portrayed a very superficial girl. I have to soften that tone up a bit in the bridge. I take it head on:

Bridge
You know I hate to be so superficial, with all the trouble the world's going through
But if it somehow cheers me up a little, you know a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do

So we wrapped this one up. Fit her catalogue and there is an artist we both know and work with that this would fit perfectly. Would bring us to the next one: Just checking In.

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