Steve Grand ‘Comes Out’ With First Music Video “All-American Boy”

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Steve Grand, who today dropped his very first music video “All-American Boy” just in time for the Fourth of July.

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The song will really hit home for anyone who has had a crush on their straight best friend, with lyrics like: “Now I know that that’s your girl, I mean no disrespect/ the way that shirt hugs you chest boy, I just won’t forget / I’ll be sittin here, drinking my whiskey /I won’t say goodnight unless I think ya might miss me, ohh / Be my All-American boy tonight.”

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Earlier this morning, Grand posted this message on his Facebook fan page with a link to the music video:

Time to be brave. the world does not see change until it sees honesty. I am taking a risk here in many ways, but really there is no choice but to be brave. To not tell this story is to let my soul die. It is all I believe in. It is all I hold dear. We have all longed for someone we can never have… we all have felt that ache for our ‎#allamericanboy

first original song and music video. I gave everything for this. If my story makes even a couple people feel less alone in their aching, all the blood, sweat, tears, and soul I put into this project makes it worth it. Thanks for watching.

Check out Steve Grand’s Debut song “All-American Boy”

Grand explains the inspiration for his song on his website:

July 2, 2013

I fought with who I was for most of my life. In every way a young person can fight with himself.

But starting today… I’m laying it out there. I’m done playing it safe.

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I don’t have a manager or a label or any sort of funding other than the tip money I make playing piano downtown at The Joynt, and also, ironically to some, in the churches on Sunday morning… (we’ll see how long I’ll be singing “Glory to God” should this video see the light of day).

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As far as the ascetic achievements of the video… lets just say I was lucky to have a good friend introduce me to the best team I could have asked for… who held on to the roller coaster that was this project and dealt with all my intensity and craziness as the true professionals they were.

I wrote the song during a drunken piano jam session at a party. I recorded the vocals in my parents basement and worked with my friend Max Steger: maxsteger.com to record and mix the rest of the instruments.

I feel like music industry people wouldn’t like the idea of me “pigeonholing” myself by telling this story as I have. But I don’t believe the world sees change until it sees honesty.

So I went in on my own.

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I went all in. There is no Plan B. I’m nervous/excited/horrified/anxious about the implications all of the choices I am making (and have made throughout my journey of discovering myself as a man and as an artist) will have on my future. But then I remind myself I never really had a choice. This is the story I’ve been aching to tell my most of my life… it is what I hold dearest to me.

BUT my story would never have seen the light of day were it not for the kindness and generosity of so many that helped me through this process, many of whom asked for nothing in return. I know my passion and intensity for this project were a lot to deal with (that might be the understatement of the year.. ;)) I want to thank my crew and everyone involved for doing your best to help me keep my sanity… just barely. And thank you for sticking with me; for your flexibility and patience and helping to bring my vision to life. And to mom and dad… I know you guys don’t always understand just what the hell I am trying to do, but continue to love and support me nonetheless. It means everything to me…

-Steve

 

 

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All-American Boy Lyrics

VERSE 1
Ripped Jeans, only drinks whiskey
I find him by the fire while his girl was getting friskey, ohh
I say we go this road tonight

He smiles, his arms around her
But his eyes are holdin me, just a captive to his wonder, ohh
I say we go this road tonight

PRE-CHORUS
Now I know that that’s your girl, I mean no disrespect
the way that shirt hugs you chest boy, I just won’t forget
I’ll be sittin here, drinking my whiskey
I won’t say goodnight unless I think ya might miss me, ohh

CHORUS
Be my All-American boy tonight
Where everyday’s the 4th of July
And its alright, alright
And we can keep this up ’till the morning light
And you can hold me deep in your eyes
And its alright, alright
Be my, be my
My All-American boy

VERSE 2
Ripped jeans, tight shirt
He lights a cigarette you know I’m glad that she can’t stand it, ohh
I drink the moonlight from his eyes

PRECHURS 2
Now I know that that’s your girl, and I don’t give a damn
She’s been cusin and cryin, she don’t know what she has
So I’ll be, sittin here, tryin hold down my whiskey,
You tell your girl good night cause somebody’d like to kiss me, ohh

CHORUS
Be my All-American boy tonight
where everyday’s the 4th of July
and its alright, alright
And we can keep this up till the morning light
and you can hold me deep in your eyes
and its alright, alright
be my, be my
my All-American boy

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BRIDGE
Of all the girls and boys to look my way
Ain’t no body ever hit me this way
so won’t you come back with me
and lay with me a while

I’m gonna wrestle you out of them clothes,
leave that beautiful body exposed,
and you can have my heart and my soul and my body…
just be mine

DOWN CHORUS
Be my All-American boy tonight
baby you light my fire
its gonna be alright, alright!

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CHORUS
And we can keep this up till the morning light
and you can hold me deep in your eyes
and its alright, alright
be my, be my…
just, be my, be my…
my All-American boy

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  1. Kate on July 5, 2013

    Awesome, great tune and lyrics – and the video is terrific. Great production, and a unique message. *Loved* the ending.

  2. Kenny on July 6, 2013

    Thank You!!! You just told the story of my high school experience, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Keep singing!

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