Rock Ballad of the Week: Kip Winger “Everything You Need”

A life spent searchin’ for bridges
That cross through the pain of hollow places
When heart call you from out of the night

Now that loves found you, it surrounds you
It’s everything you need
There’s nothing you can’t do, it’s always in you

As long as you believe

A life spent dry-eyed, wondering who let you down
Until you can just let it go
When heart comes to help you shine your own light

Now that loves found you, it surrounds you
It’s everything you need
There’s nothing you can’t do, it’s always in you As long as you believe

Life can turn you, even burn you
If you look the other way
If the grass is greener read between
Where the meaning got away

Now that loves found you, it surrounds you
It’s everthing you need
There’s nothing you can’t do, it’s always in you
As long as you believe

Charles Frederick Kip Winger (born June 21, 1961) is an American rock musician, a member of the rock band Winger, and a solo artist. Winger was born in Denver, Colorado to parents who were both jazz musicians.  At age 16, Winger began studying classical music after hearing the works of composers such as Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky in ballet class. At that time he sent a demo tape to Alan Parsons, from whom he received a personal reply. Years later, when Winger was chosen to be the lead singer of The Alan Parsons Live Project, he presented Parsons with that letter from 30 years prior.

In 1982, he studied with Sam Guarnaccia in Denver then moved to New York City and waited tables while studying composition with Edgar Grana. 
Kip Winger’s first commercial break came in 1984, when he co-wrote a song for Kix’s third album, Midnite Dynamite. During that time he was working closely with the record producer Beau Hill, recording bass and vocals on various records. While Reb Beach was working on Fiona Flanagan’s Beyond the Pale record at Atlantic, Winger and Beach were introduced to each other and later began recording demos. In 1985, Winger joined Alice Cooper’s band. After making two albums with Cooper, Winger left in March 1987 to focus on his own band. Winger returned to New York to work on songs with Reb Beach. They were joined by drummer Rod Morgenstein and keyboard player Paul Taylor. They initially performed under the name Sahara, but eventually changed their name to Winger, at Alice Cooper’s suggestion.  

The band Winger released three albums (Winger (1988), In the Heart of the Young (1990), and Pull (1993) before moving on to solo careers.

*source: Wikipedia 

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7 thoughts on “Rock Ballad of the Week: Kip Winger “Everything You Need”

  1. Believing is definitely the basic necessity to encounter the things meant and to find true love. Our belief will keep us on the route and not turn around or away discouraged. Wonderful song!!

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