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Songwriters: Lyrics: Phillip Gardner | Music: Michael Gardner and Phillip Gardner
Story Behind The Song: One of the good fortunes of my teaching in the Cumberland Mountains was meeting the artist Rick Cary. Rick was talking politics— I forget the topic — and the point he was making is that sometimes you just have to stand up for your beliefs, and in his very Rick way he said, “You’ve got to put your mouth where your mouth is.”
Thank you very much, Rick.
I’ve never really been much of a singer. I never know what’s going to come out. But to quote Wallace Stephens, “music is feeling,” and I know what feeling is. So Put Your Mouth Where Your Mouth Is is a simple song with great playing and an opportunity for me to shout. I like that. I think that it was soon after we recorded Face To Fall On, Red Light/Accelerator, and Put Your Mouth Where Your Mouth Is that Michael, Kenny, Robert, and Audley looked at me and said, “We have to get out and play these songs.” And I said, “Okay.” – – Phillip Gardner