February 26.2015 – Story Behind “We Just Disagree” by Billy Dean

Billy Dean


I have loved Billy Dean and his music since he first made the country scene. His voice is rich and different enough,
you know it’s him singing, no guessing involved. That’s a good thing especially at the time he first came out…his
voice set him apart. His hit list includes, “Only Here For A Little While”, “Somewhere In My Broken Heart”, “You Don’t Count The Cost”, “If There Hadn’t Been You”, and “Only The Wind” just to name a few.
When Billy covered this Dave Mason hit, personally, I thought it was better than the original! That’s just my two-cents.
Enjoy today’s story!~Robynn

This song was written by Jim Krueger, a guitarist from Manitowoc, Wisconsin who joined Dave Mason’s band in 1974. Affectionately and ironically known as “bruiser” (he was actually very soft-spoken), Krueger became Mason’s trusted musical partner at a time when he sorely needed the help. Mason, a former member of the band Traffic, signed a deal with Columbia Records in 1973 that demanded two albums a year from him. It was Clive Davis who signed Mason, but Davis departed the label soon after, leaving Mason in the lurch.

The song is about a couple who have parted ways, possibly via divorce, and have agreed to set aside their differences and stop assigning blame.

In an interview with Mason, he explained: “I did it because I thought it was a great song. An unusual chord arrangement behind it. And it stood up – it was a song that when he sang it to me, it was like, ‘Yeah, that’s the song.’ Just him and a guitar, which is usually how I judge whether I’m going to do something. If it holds up like that I’ll put the rest of the icing on it.

The song was later covered in 1993 by Country singer Billy Dean.
It was released in November 1993 as the fourth and final single from his album Fire in the Dark. It was a Top Ten hit on the country music charts, peaking at number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in 1994.

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LYRICS: Written by Dave Mason and Jim Krueger
Been away, haven’t seen you in a while
How’ve you been, have you changed your style?
And do you think that we’ve grown up differently?
Don’t seem the same, seems you’ve lost your feel for me

So let’s leave it alone, ’cause we can’t see eye to eye
There ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy
There’s only you and me and we just disagree
Ooh-hoo-hoo, oh-oh-ho

I’m going back to a place that’s far away
How bout you, have you got a place to stay?
Why should I care when I’m just trying to get along?
We were friends, but now it’s the end of our love song

So let’s leave it alone, ’cause we can’t see eye to eye
There ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy
There’s only you and me and we just disagree
Ooh-hoo-hoo, oh-oh-ho

So let’s leave it alone, ’cause we can’t see eye to eye
There ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy
There’s only you and me and we just disagree
Ooh-hoo-hoo, oh, oh-oh-ho

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About Robynn

Robynn Jaymes has spent her whole life in radio… 30 years!! And almost half of them have been at Star Country. Originally from Cincinnati, Robynn came to the area as a Liberty University student. Along with all things country music, Robynn is a big fan of Football!—The Virginia Tech Hokies, The Washington Redskins and, of course, the Cincinnati Bengals. And also, “I’m addicted to the Weather Channel,” she says. Right now, Robynn is a big fan if the music coming from Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney! Robynn is also a winner of the Billboard Air Personality of the Year award. Hear all new Warm & Fuzzies with Robynn M-F at 11:45AM!

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