An interesting look at the seminal stages of the developing career of a singer/songwriter, this eclectic
eight-song collection, produced in 1989, was Dave Saunders' debut recording project.
The title song, "It's All In The Words",
with a classic shuffle beat and Texas-style fiddle by Doug Atwell,
explores the age-old frustration of young lovers trying to understand, and adjust to, each other.
The second track, "I Tried To Warn You",
gets a bit more serious. This is traditional back-beat honky-tonk,
and the warning is clear; "It ain't that I don't love you, and I sure am gonna miss you, but I just don't know
how to be your kind of man". Will Ray's Telecaster and David McElvy's harmonica set the mood.
Things lighten up with "Coffee and Eggs",
as a lonesome trucker pines for his own "little
blonde haired waitress" at 3 am. Good traditional country fiddle.
"Let Your Fiddle Tell The Story, Sgt Joe",
is Dave's tribute to a real-life
friend from long ago. Doug Atwell's fiddle tells the story the way it should be told.