ON HIS MUSIC:

Barry began his entertainment career in Chicago as lead singer for the band Outer Drive. It didn’t last long. Discotheques arrived and swept away the live band scene. Barry moved to Colorado, performing in musical theater, melodramas and television commercials while forming his next band – The Acapulco Road Show, a mix of Country and Rock ‘n Roll. The band toured extensively in Colorado and Wyoming.

After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Barry literally flipped a coin to determine his future. Heads - Los Angeles. Tails - Nashville. The coin landed heads. Barry spent his first year delivering a thousand singing telegrams until he landed his first leading role in a feature film. Other movies followed. For the next decade he bounced between his love of music, acting and writing. He sang at the Palomino (North Hollywood's Grand Ole Opry West) and frequented Bakersfield, California, to sing with country musicians who toured with Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Barry cut several music demos and drove to Nashville twice, knocking on the doors of country music managers before he ran out of money and returned to Los Angeles. Any new songs? “I have a stack of lyrics and melodies. But my time is running out. I'm in God's hands. We’ll see how it goes. Maybe I'll write the next Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.”

 

THE GREATEST INVENTION WAS YOU (lyrics)


VERSE 1: 

Eli Whitney built a cotton gin

Alexander made a phone

A Pharaoh built a pyramid

Edison lit up the home

Darwin had a theory

Einstein had MC square

Henry Ford improved the auto

When the Wrights jumped in the air


CHORUS: 

But the greatest invention was you

You’re a livin’ miracle

Your beauty shines on through

The greatest creation was you

When God made you from clay

He threw the mold away 

You’re the best there is

But that ain’t nothin’ new


VERSE 2:

Now we have fatter chickens

Can cause the clouds to rain

Cows grow the size of elephants

Speed reading, bullet trains

Kentucky grass grows greener

Corn gets twice as high

And I can write, “I Love You” 

From an airplane in the sky


CHORUS: 


BRIDGE:Cotton candy, shish kebobs

Ice cream cones, Corn on the Cob

Popcorn, zippers, lemonade

Dark brown fudge that mama made

NASCAR, football, press-on nails

DVD and diaper pails

Honey combs and fireflies

Fresh cut grass, Fourth of July


CHORUS: 

TAG:You’re the best there is

But that ain’t nothin’ new