Luis Arizpe and The Truth
2017-01-13
Luis Arizpe

Story

Ever had a "shazam" moment when the song just dropped on you total and complete? "A Good Place To Start" was such a song. 
I was driving down the highway when all of a sudden the whole thing just plopped in my brain. I had to pull over and write down the lyrics. 

Luis Arizpe and The Truth
2017-01-13
Luis Arizpe

Story

Someone told me once he was fired because he didn't "pass the sniff test." I thought, "Wow. That's a song."

Luis Arizpe
2004-06-00
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Story

This song came together in a funny way. I'd been thinking about an Americana song and came up with an pretty neat little chord progression. I think the lyrics had something to do with standing underneath a Lone Star sign or something stupid - just dripping with cheese, you know?? One day I was just swinging out a rythm and these same chords just fell into my left hand and I thought, "OH WOW!" Almost without thinking that little guitar riff on the low strings came out and the song just took off, man! Lyrically, I like the idea that opposites can live together in the same space. Sweet - sour, heavy - light, big - little. BIG LITTLE! Hey, Big Little Guy. The most famous Big little guy? Well, I'll let the song speak for itself....

Lyrics

So many times I'm left wondering just what you got in mind. I can tell you from where I stand that luck ain't so blind. You meaning what you're saying is all that I need Well I'm here to be the one who brings you to your knees. I can sling my stones and knock you ‘tween the eyes I'm not so big as others - I'm a big little guy. I won’t be the one to tell you what you need I won’t be the one who has the right. I'm sure my contrition is smaller than my spite I'm not so big as others - I'm a big little guy. If no one has the gumption to make a stand I'm left here to stand alone and take things in hand. Someone's got to balance this lot of a mess Take up the banner and make you redress I can sling my stones and knock you ‘tween the eyes I'm not so big as others - I'm a big little guy. I won’t be the one to tell you what you need I won’t be the one who has the right. I'm sure my contrition is smaller than my spite I'm not so big as others - I'm a big little guy.

Luis Arizpe
2005-05-00
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Story

I'm a big fan of Led Zepplin - hence the spelling of the name. It's just a groovey little ditty with no deeper meaning than it's meant to get that butt jigglin'. That is all.

Lyrics

I've been thinkin' 'bout you All day and night. Been thinkin' 'bout you, baby… You make me feel alright. I really need you, Don't-cha set me free. Don't set me free, baby. Here I am on my knees. Hold me close now, Don't let go. Wrap your sweet self around me, baby Let me feel you down to my soul.

Luis Arizpe
2005-03-00
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Story

It's a song about redemption. It's about the willingness to change your life but reverting back to what you want to change away from - it can't be helped. That's just the way it is. But there's hope. "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." Jn 8:32

Lyrics

Four hundred miles... and I can not see the light. Yes, I'm driving in sin. I live in chains looking for my pride; My soul a beggar from within. Lay me down. No. I’ll cross the street. And I’ll turn around. Maybe I’ll toss in my grief; Waiting for the truth to set me free. Turn my back and press against the wall; My eyes captive all the same. Cupping my hands as the testament calls— A moth drawn by the flame. Lay me down. No. I’ll cross the street. And I’ll turn around. Maybe I’ll toss in my grief; Waiting for the truth to set me free. To say I'm tired is to grossly understate. Not so evasive is the truth. Chasing the light is an endeavor that drains. Set still and truth comes to you. Lay me down. No. I’ll cross the street. And I’ll turn around. Maybe I’ll toss in my grief; Waiting for the truth to set me free.
Luis Arizpe
2005-03-00
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Story

I was reading where David gets crowned king and they're bringing the Ark of the Covenant home and David's so giddy that he strips down to his tighty-whities and skips down main street. When a lady spots him, she tries to call him out about it. David responds by telling her, "I will be even more humiliated than this." I thought, "What..?" I was so moved by that, I had to put it in a song. It's about being man enough to give up trying to be man enough; it's about focusing instead on trust, faith, loyalty - the hard stuff. You have to stop thinking of yourself if you want to become greater than yourself.

It's crazy.

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