Mavericks – All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down

The country I liked in the nineties was this…NOT Garth Brooks. I also listened to Dwight Yokum as well.

The Mavericks’ front man, Raul Malo, co-wrote this with the country songwriter, Al Anderson. Malo hs said that Buck Owens was a big influence on this one. It does have that Bakersfield sound and it reminds me of Dwight Yokum. It has a cool stringy telecaster sound during the solo. It also has that Tex-Mex sound that was popular then.

When I hear a song…the last thing I think of is…WOW, I want more accordion! With this song though it fits like a glove. The accordion was played by Grammy Award-winning Tejano music accordionist Flaco Jiménez.

This is their highest charting song to date. It peaked at #13 on the Billboard Country Chart and #15 on Canada’s Country Charts in 1996.

This song was on the Mavericks’ fourth studio album. The album features the Country musician, Trisha Yearwood, who duets with the band on a cover of the Frank and Nancy Sinatra song, “Somethin’ Stupid.”

The album peaked at #9 on the Billboard Country Charts, #3 in Canada’s Country Album Charts and #58 in the Billboard Pop Album Charts, and #54 in Canada.

Co-writer Al Anderson: “I thought that was a dumb song. Like I was doing, ‘What the hell is this?’ Then I heard the record on the radio, and it was the best – that’s my favorite record of all time. I’m able to zone in on Raul when it comes to songs. I really enjoy writing with him.”

All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down

I can’t sleep a wink anymore
Ever since you first walked out the door
Then I just started drinking to forget
But I don’t think the worst has happend yet

All you ever do is bring me down
Making me a fool all over town
They all wonder why I wear a frown
That’s ’cause honey all you ever do is bring me down
Hear me now, I go, whoo

It’s funny how my whole world fell apart
I think I saw it coming from the start
I tried to tell myself that you’d be true
But I expected way too much of you

All you ever do is bring me down
Making me a fool all over town
They all wonder why I wear a frown
That’s ’cause honey all you ever do is bring me down
I take ma’m

All you ever do is bring me down
Making me a fool all over town
They all wonder why I wear a frown
That’s ’cause honey all you ever do is bring me down
That’s ’cause honey all you ever do is bring me down
Honey all you ever do is bring me down
Two, three, four

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

19 thoughts on “Mavericks – All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down”

  1. I think your living here in Thunder Bay Max as these guys are here next Tuesday night. lol. Actually it was supposed to be Los Lobos but they pulled out of the tour at the last minute….
    I have heard this tune before this must have had a video out of it as well….

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    1. Didn’t you know Deke? I’m their tour manager! LOL. I liked them in the 90s and they had a few that was known… talented band. They are kinda Tex-mex-country

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  2. Raul Malo is based out of Austin Texas now. So, the band, I assume is also. They play a lot of dates in Texas, but I seem to miss them. They are one, if not my favorite bands from the 90s. The video featuring Flaco is good. Also, Here Comes My Baby by the Tremeloes is one of their great covers and videos. Raul does some solo gigs with him and an acoustic and I hear they are awesome. The dude can sing opera and country music. Wow.

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    1. I remember hearing this in the 90s and thought…yea this is better than the country I’ve been hearing…of course it’s not all country…I like the mixture of it.

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      1. they’re the opposite of some of the ones that have been featured this week on my site… I’ve heard the name The Mavericks before, but couldn’t have told you a thing about them or the song titles of their singles.

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