Garth Brooks once said to me

Well, I did not give up my dream.

Leavin' Lubbock is the second compilation of my original music on a CD this last year. I once wrote in my high school yearbook "When words fail, music speaks." I still believe those words today, as many times I have found it easier to express my feelings about someone or something in a song. Who would have thought that I would be writing those same words again 18 years later on my first album (A Lot of Lonely Highway)

And now, in 2004, I have a new CD out! Against the Wind. Please click on the title to read more about it.

Immediate Right: Announcing Dave West opening for
Garth Brooks in Kansas City MO,
on February 15, 1989.

Far Right: Dave West performing at the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, Tennessee


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A Lot Of Lonely Highway

1. A Lot Of Lonely Highway
2. Getting Over You
3. A Long Time Coming To Me
4. Come Back Home
5. Fire And Rain
6. I Cheated Me Out Of You
 7. I Just Can't Say Goodbye To You
8. River To The Sea
 9. I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
10. Your Song
11. Meet Me In Montana

Sample cuts to come soon


I have chosen to dedicate "A Lot of Lonely Highway" to all the truckers out there, and those who must spend a lot of time away from someone they really care for. Sometimes we all get so busy with our jobs and other responsibilities, that we do not stop to realize how that might affect other people in our lives. I wrote that song while driving home from Medical School in Kansas City on Interstate 80 East. I hope the words to this song might hit home with some of you!

Leavin’ Lubbock


Personal and family issues in the past have made me realize more than ever the importance of trying to live each day to its fullest, and never giving up on your dreams!

“Leavin’ Lubbock” is dedicated to my father and my mother, who both went through the toughest times in their lives together. My father became critically ill, and for a time I was certain that I would never be able to see him ever again, or tell him so many things I have always wanted to say. This was so difficult for me to deal with. Ironically, at about the same time he was ill, I was completing the groundwork for this CD.

  1. I Cheated Me Out Of You
  2. A Long Time Coming To Me
  3. Leavin' Lubbock
  4. Learn To Let You Go
  5. Come Back Home
  6. A Lot Of Lonely Highway
  7. Choking Back The Tears
    (Lyrics Marjorie Diesenhaus,Music Dave West)
  8. Coming Home To You
  9. Getting Over You (Acoustic version)
  10. Learn To Let You Go.

Love Again

1. Love Again
2. Around and Around
3. Hangin’ On To You
4. Chase’s Song
5. One More Try
6. I Just Can’t Say Goodbye To You
7. Getting Over You
8. A Lot Of Lonely Highway

Since I left active duty and Fort Hood, I have moved into private practice as an orthopedic surgeon!

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