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A HANDFUL OF DUST

Tony Arata

Morganactive Songs, Inc. / EMI April Music Inc. (c/o Morgan Music Group, Inc.) (ASCAP)

Handful of Dust, Handfuls of Dust,
True love makes perfect these handfuls of dust.

Well break us down by our elements,
And you might think He failed.
Weíre not copper for one penny or even iron for one nail.
And a dollar would be plenty to buy twenty of us
Til true love is added to these handfuls of dust

A handful of dust, a handful of dust
Sums up the richest and poorest of us
And true love makes priceless the worthless
Whenever it is added to these handfuls of dust

However small though our worth may be,
When shared between two hearts.
Is evermore than it would ever be measured on itís own apart.
And our half what it could be is now twice what it was
When true love is added to these handfuls of dust

AIN'T IT AMAZING

 

Iíve never had a face youíd notice
The world never took much notice of me
Iíve never been good at conversation
I was too busy tripping on my own feet

Iíve never had grand illusions
Love was always for someone else
But in a world, so few surprises
Thereís still a few surprises left

Ainít it amazing, that miracles happen
Ainít it amazing, you can still find your dream
Ainít it amazing, it all comes true
When someone like you can happen to someone like me

So hold me now so warm beside you
Let me stay forever near
Sometimes I think Iím only dreaming
But I wake up, youíre still here
ALL I’M MISSING IS YOU


I go to places we like to go
I do the things we like to do
Familiar faces we both know
All Iím missing is you

Donít ask me how Iím getting along
Cause thereís really nothing new
Everythingís about the same since youíve gone
All Iím missing is you

The same ole memories are just as strong
Same ole dreams donít come true
That same ole feeling goes on and on
All Iím missing is you
AMANDA

Bob McDill
Songs of Polygram International, Inc.
BMI


I’ve held it all inward, Lord knows I’ve tried
It’s an awful awakening’ in a country boy’s life
To look in the mirror in total surprise
At the hair on your shoulders and the age in your eyes

CHORUS:
Amanda light of my life
Fate should of made you a gentlemen’s wife
Amanda light of my life
Fate should of made you a gentlemen’s wife

Well a measure of people don’t understand
The pleasures of life in a hillbilly band
I got my first guitar when I was fourteen
Now I’m crowding’ thirty and still wearing’ jeans

AND SO IT GOES

Mike Noble, Don Williams, Tim Williams
Prairie Dream Music (BMI)
Everybody and their Dog Music (ASCAP)
Tim Williams (BMI)

I thought we'd always be together
In my mind, there was no doubt
Our two hearts were bound forever
We would never be without

Spring to summer, falls to winter
those that can just fly away
to find a place for them that's better
I guess here is where I'll stay

And so it goes
while we were busy with the details of our lives
everyday thinking' time was on our side
I turned around and you were gone
and I left here with the words I never got around to saying
I don't know why, I guess I never thought our time could pass us by

Life for you took new direction
What I may never figure out
that nature goes about her business
With new surprises every day

And so it goes
while we were busy with the details of our lives
everyday thinking' time was on our side
I turned around and you were gone
and I'm left here with the words I never got around to saying
I don't know why, I guess I never thought our time could pass us by

(instrumental)

I turned around and you were gone
And I'm left here with the words
I never got around to saying
I don't know why, I guess I never thought 
Our Time would pass us by

ANOTHER PLACE, ANOTHER TIME

Bob McDill / Paul Harrison

 

Oh it’s late, I know I should be leaving
We’ve both got someone waiting we’ll have to go
And it’s so strange to think that I just met you
I almost wish I’d met you long ago

In your eyes I see a certain look
And that same look must be in mine
And who knows what we might have been
Another place, another time

I’ll admit in time that I’ll forget you
Cause the truth is I still love her after all
But even though we knew it couldn’t happen
For a moment we felt something oh so strong

And in your eyes.....
Atta Way To Go

Don Williams

That a way to go you finally broke it off
That a way to go we can’t even talk or cry
Or even wonder why that a way to go

Didn’t you believe me when I loved you
I guess you thought we were playing games
All this time I tried to think I’ve known you
I guess I really only knew your name

That a way to go you finally broke it off
That a way to go we can’t even talk or cry
Or even wonder why that a way to go

I thought you knew I lived my life just for you
There was just no price to big to pay
And even though I know I still live for you
The feeling’s that you show won’t let me stay
Back in my Younger Days

Danny Flowers

Back in my younger days, I used to go all night
Now I just stay at home, and everything is all right
Back when I first met you, I used to live in a haze
That was so long ago, back in my younger days

I would do anything, just a stumbling fool
It’s a wonder I’m standing here, I’ve broken so many rules
Now I dance with you every night, and still I’m so amazed
Your love made a man of me, back in my younger days

Oh, it doesn’t seem that long ago
You, you make it feel like the first time we made love
And I ain’t ever getting enough
Well, well, well....

As I go through the photographs, I laugh and turn the page
Its the ballad of me and you, from such an innocent age
Talk about a dream come true, we reinvented a phrase
Its better than it used to be, back in my younger days

Back in my younger days, Back in my younger days
Its better than it used to be, back in my younger days
BETTER THAN TODAY

Jeff Stevens, Leslie Satcher
BMG Chrysalis, Sony/ATV (ASCAP)
Leslie Satcher Songs Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

I got high hopes that tomorrow is gonna be better than today 
it don't look like it's comin' I know, why not believe it anyway 
Call it a prayer, call it a dream, Call it a leap of faith, call it anything 
I got high hopes that tomorrow is gonna be better than today 

I got two hands that ain't afraid to work hard and I jump out of bed every day 
I know these times are real hard, lookin' on the bright side always pays. 
Call it a prayer, call it a dream, Call it a leap of faith, call it anything 
I got high hopes that tomorrow is gonna be better than today 

I know it's dry, but that's gonna change, no I ain't felt a drop but I can smell the rain, 
Call it a prayer, call it a dream, Call it a leap of faith, call it anything
I got high hopes that tomorrow is gonna be better than today 

It don't look like it's comin' I know, why not believe it anyway 
oh why not believe it anyway
Catfish Bates

Alex Harvey

ASCAP

They call me Catfish Baits cause I can catch a catfish anytime I want to
Even when the moon man tells me they won’t bite
They call me Catfish Baits cause I know where that big ole flathead’s a hiddin’.
I’m a gonna take him home with me tonight

I am the king of Looseyhatchie
My home is on the river
And them catfish they all know me by my sigh
I keep my nose on the Westwind
My eye on the water
And my mind on my business all the time

Well I get me a plug a days worth of tobacco
And a can a big ole redworms
I go down to where the rivers runnin’ strong
I throw my hook out on the water
I let it float on down the channel
And I’ll have me a big ole flathead ‘for too long

They call me Catfish Baits cause I can catch a catfish anytime I want to
Even when the moon man tells me they won’t bite
They call me Catfish Baits cause I know where that big ole flathead’s a hiddin’.
I’m a gonna take him home with me tonight

Oh when they bury me I want to be somewhere on the river
With a big ole flathead layin’ on my stone
And them catfish will all be prayin
They’ll be flatheads up in heaven
So my ghost will leave them hatchie cats alone

They call me Catfish Baits cause I can catch a catfish anytime I want to
Even when the moon man tells me they won’t bite
They call me Catfish Baits cause I know where that big ole flathead’s a hiddin’.
I'm gonna take him home with me, I'm gonna take him home with me, 
I’m a gonna take him home with me tonight

Come Early Morning

Bob McDill

Charted May 5, 1973
Peaked at #12

I been walking, walking in the moonlight
Tripping in the starlight, Lord and I’m feeling down
Walking in the shadows, sneaking down a side road
Come early morning I’ll be there on the edge of town

I was a thinking, thinking ‘bout a good thing
Thinking bout a sweet dream, in my honey’s eyes
And I was a sinking’, feeling kind of lonesome
Come early morning I’ll be home at my honey’s side

CHORUS:
I have drifted up across the mountain
and I have stumbled down the other side
And I’ve been tempted, tried and troubled
Come early morning I’ll be home and satisfied

She give me little loving, gives me little sunshine
Makes me have a good time, Lord when I’m feeling’ blue
I couldn’t refuse her, well I couldn’t misuse her
Come early morning I’ll be home with my honey dew

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Cracker Jack Diamond

Neil Thrasher, Ronnie Scaife

Rio Bravo Music, Inc./Songs of Polygram International, Inc./Virgin Timbre Music

BMI

Well he spent that summer going door to door
With a can of gas and an old lawn mower
That’s a sure fire way to make a buck when you’re fourteen

Well he made a block with no luck at all
Then he spotted a place where the weeds were tall
With a young girl sitting on the porch eating’ ice cream

Deep in the pocket of his grass stained jeans
Was some caramel corn and a plastic ring
Leftover from the week before
Momma didn’t wash them thank the lord

CHORUS:
Just like a Cracker Jack Diamond,
You never know when your gonna find one
They found love from that day on
The hand of fate put them together,
Their hearts will stay forever young
like a Cracker Jack Diamond

Well it’s been five years since he gave her his prize
Now the sparkle’s gone, but not in their eyes
And he’s wanting to tell her what’s been on his mind lately

He said, girl I ain’t rich but I’ve been saving up
A little ever day ‘til I had enough
Before he finished he said, you know I will baby

Deep in the pocket of his holy jeans
Was money for the preacher and a diamond ring
He took her back to that old front porch
Slipped it on her finger and he thanked the Lord

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Now once a year she takes it out but it won’t fit her hand
But she wears it in her heart because that’s where it all began

<CHORUS>
Crying in the Rain

Carole King,  Howard Greenfield

 

I’ll never let you see
The way my broken heart is hurting’ me
I’ve got my pride and I know how to hide
All my sorrow and pain
I’ll do my crying’ in the rain

If I wait for cloudy skies
You won’t know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You’ll never know that I still love you so
Though the heartaches remain
I’ll do my crying in the rain

Raindrops falling from heaven
Could never wash away my misery
But since we’re not together
I’ll look for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you’ll never see

Someday when my crying’s done
I’m gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool but ‘til then darling you’ll
Never see me complain
I’ll do my crying in the rain

Raindrops falling from heaven
Could never wash away my misery
But since we’re not together
I’ll look for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you’ll never see

Someday when my crying’s done
I’m gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool but ‘til then darling you’ll
Never see me complain
I’ll do my crying in the rain
I’ll do my crying in the rain
I’ll do my crying in the rain
Cup O’ Tea I Don't Want To Be The Fiery Sun
I Just Want To Be Your Candle Honey
I Just Want To Be Your Candle Baby
Let The Sun Shine On

I Don't Want To Be The Deep Blue Sea
I Just Want To Be Your Cup 'O Tea
I Just Want To Be Your Cup 'O Tea
Let The Sea Rage On

Let The Waves Roll And Pound
Let The Sun Burn The Ground
Let This Old World Roll Around
I'll Be Happy To Have Your Lovin'

I Don't Want To Be Like A Big Freight Train
I Just Want To Be Your Walking Cane
I Just Want To Be Your Walking Cane
You Can Lean On Me

I Don't Want To Be Like A Bird In The Air
I Just Want To Be Your Rocking Chair
I Just Want To Be Your Rocking Chair
Baby Sit By Me

Let The Trains Roll On By
Leave It Up To The Birds To Fly
'Long As You Say You'll Be Mine
I'll Be Happy To Have Your Lovin'

I Don't Want To Be Like The Deep Blue Sea
I Just Want To Be Your Cup 'O Tea
I Just Want To Be Your Cup 'O Tea
Let The Sea Rage On

Desperately

Jay O’Hara, Kevin Welch

Cross Keys Publishing

ASCAP

My heart is out of control
This ole love struck soul
Just lives for the moment you’re around
When I hold on to you
It is all I can do just to keep my feet on the ground

CHORUS:
Desperately, Loving you desperately
When you’re not here with me
I get a little bit crazy
Constantly, I think about you constantly
Look at what you’ve done to me
I’m just like a little baby
Oh, I love you desperately

Will I laugh, will I cry?
Will I live, will I die?
It all depends upon you
And it is dangerous I know
To be lost in you so
But I am and there’s nothing I can do

<CHORUS>

Desperately, Loving you desperately
When you’re not here with me
I get a little bit crazy
Don't You Think Its Time

Don Williams

 

Don't you think it's time for us to work it out
Don't you think you know what it's all about
Don't you think it's sad living all alone
So don't you think it's time for us to get along

We know the songs of all the wrongs
Love that died, nobody tried
But here and now I know what's true
I can't live without you

(bridge)
So don't you think it's time for us to work it out
Don't you think you know what it's all about
Don't you think it's sad living all alone
So don't you think it's time for us to get along

Find the page that says we're old
Is love at home or is it cold?
(repeat bridge)
Don't You Believe

Don Williams

 

CHORUS:
Don’t you believe I’ve tried long enough
Don’t you just believe it’s time
Don’t you believe I’ve gone far enough
Don’t you just believe it’s time

Lord knows I’ve tried just to keep you off my mind
But it’s no use, nothing works
You just stay with me all the time

<CHORUS:>

All I do is follow you, reaching for you with my mind
Your sweet love is all I need,
And I think you’ve known it all the time

<CHORUS:>
Donald and June

Craig Bickhardt

Colgems EMI Music Inc

 

Donald and June enjoyed their brief honeymoon
Then they came home to lead the big baby boom
June wanted boys, so Margie wore, short hair and corduroys
Soon they had Claire then Linda and Louise, a matching pair
June liked boys

Donald and June they put some money aside
But all in four years they gave away three brides
June spent it all. Donald tried to keep each wedding small
When they were broke he offered Claire a thousand to elope
Claire said, ĎNopeí

If things were different for Donald and June
Then things wouldnít be as they are
Where did they go right
And how did they ever come, so far

Donald and June had finally emptied their nest
They planned a long trip and then a couple yearís rest
But Claire had a spat and turned up with her suitcase and her cap
Marg moved next door, now she wonít need day care anymore
And the twins had twins

If things were different for Donald and June
Then things wouldnít be as they are
Where did they go right
And how did they ever come, so far.

Donald and June enjoyed their brief honeymoon
Down the Road I Go

Don Williams

 

I guess there’s not much I can do or say
Saw my baby with another guy today
Though I love her and I try to tell her so
It’s hello blues and down the road I go

Well I’ve never seen that guy before today
He held my baby in close this way
And the way she snuggled close to him I know
It’s hello blues and down the road I go

Well it seemed our thoughts were much alike,
Our likes were much the same
We even had our future planned
’Til in the town he came
Elise

Graham Lyle/Tom McGuinness

Goodsingle, Ltd. (adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.)

BMI

Sitting in the barroom ordering another beer
She stepped up on the stage, but nobody wanted to hear
And every word she sang was sweet music to my ears

CHORUS:
Elise, Elise, I believe every word you say
Elise, Elise, I believe every word you say

It don’t matter if the world don’t listen
Don’t you pay no heed
Elise, Elise, come and sing your song with me

I sat there at the bar she sang the blues all night
Singing straight from the heart, living every line
I wanna tell you girl, you touched this heart of mine

<CHORUS>

End of the night, they turned the lights down low
While the band packed up she was standing there ready to go
I walked up and said, hey I just want to let you know

<CHORUS>

It don’t matter if the world don’t listen
Don’t you pay no heed
Elise, Elise, come and sing your song with me
Elise, Elise, come and sing your song with me
FAIRWEATHER FRIENDS

Joe Allen, Johnny Cash

 

Chorus:

Fairweather friends, fairweather sailors,
Will leave you stranded on life's shore.
One good friend who truly loves you
Is worth the pain your heart endures.

We never know which way the wind will blow,
Nor when or where the next turmoil will be.
But He's a solid rock when troubles grow,
And He's holding out a saving hand for me.

He'll be a refuge in the storm;
He'll be a beacon in the night;
In the chilly winds of doubt He'll keep you warm;
When you can't find your way He'll be your light

FALLING AGAIN

Bob McDill

 

I should take my time, I know, take it easy, take it slow
Every heartache needs to mend, before you love again
So I hold on for awhile and try to keep this old heart free
And then I look across a room and someone smiles at me

CHORUS:
Oh and heaven help me here I go again
Before I’ve even had the time for this old heart to mend
Oh I just get over one heartache and then
Here I go, like a fool, falling again

People tell me take your time, wait awhile and clear your mind
Give yourself some time to heal, If you fall be sure it’s real
But it seems that every time, I’m almost on my feet
Someone makes me say hello, someone on the street

<CHORUS>
repeat
FEVER

John Davenport / Eddy Cooley

 

Never know how much I love you, Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me, I get a fever that’s so hard to bear
You give me fever, when you kiss me, Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning, fever all through the night

Sun lights up the daytime, Moon lights up the night
I light up when you call my name, Because I know your gonna treat me right
You give me fever, when you kiss me, Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning, fever all through the night

Everybody’s got the fever, that is something you all know
Fever isn’t such a new thing, Fever started long ago

Romeo loved Juliet, Juliet she felt the same,
When he put his arms around her, he said, ‘Julie baby you’re my thing’
You give us fever, when we kisseth, Fever with the flaming youth
Fever, I’m on fire, Fever yea I burn forsooth

Captain Smith and Pocahontas, had a very mad affair
When her Daddy tried to kill him, she said, Daddy-o don’t do that
He gives me fever, with his kisses, Fever when he holds me tight
Fever, I’m his misses, Daddy won’t you treat him right

Now you’ve listened to my story, And here’s a point that I have made
Chicks were born to give you fever, Be it farenheight or centigrade
They give you fever, When you kiss them
Fever if you live your life
Fever ’til you sizzle
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
FIRST FOOL IN LINE

Tammi Kidd, Byron Hill
Irving Music, Inc/Glen Lilly Music (BMI)
WB Music Corp. Fool Hearted Melodies (ASCAP)

I know I shouldn't love you
from the way we said goodbye
And I know there are others
with tears for you still in their eyes
But if I thought you were lonely
I wouldn't waste any time
I'd be the first fool in line

Funny thing about a memory
when it comes to love
It forgets all the bad times
and remembers what it wants
so if you're looking
for a heart whose love is blind
I'll be the first fool in line

I'll fall back into your arms again
Just as fast as the fool I was back then
I know I should know better
i know the hurt I'll find
But I'll be the first fool in line

(instrumental)

I'll fall back into your arms again
Just as fast as the fool I was back then
So if ever you are lookin'
for a heart whose love is blind
But I'll be the first fool in line

I'll be the first fool in line

Fly Away 

Don Williams

Fly, fly away, fly away in the mornin'
Fly, fly away, just don't give me no warnin'.

Go on girl fly away
If thatís what you want to do
'Cause whatever's left to say girl
It wonít come from me and you.

So fly, fly away, fly away in the mornin'
Fly, fly away, just don't give me no warnin'.

I guess everything's been done
But if there's nothing here for you
If you want to chase the sun girl
Well that's just what you ought to do.

And fly, fly away, fly away in the mornin'
Fly, fly away, just don't give me no warnin'.
Fly, fly away, fly away in the mornin'... 

FROM NOW ON

Don Schlitz/Gary Burr

New Don Songs/New Hays Music/MCA Music Publishing, A Division of Universal Studios, Inc./Gary Burr Music, Inc. (all rights for Gary Burr Music Inc. controlled and adm. by MCA Music Publishing, A Division of Universal Studios, Inc.)

ASCAP

Everybody comes with baggage
Places and people before
You don’t know what all your getting
When love walks through your door, through your door

I’ve had some hills and some valleys
You’ve done some traveling too
You can tell by the dents and the scratches
Our hearts aren’t exactly brand new

CHORUS:
From now on is all that counts
From now on is all that matters
That’s what living’s all about
From different roads we find each other
You’re the only love I want, from now on

I’m thankful for the ones before me
I’m grateful that they didn’t stay
We can’t do a thing about it
And it’s made us who we are today

<CHORUS>
repeat



GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Joe South

Loewery Music Company

BMI

Oh the games people play now, every night and every day now
Never meaning what they say now, never saying what they mean

They just wile away the hours, In their ivory towers
‘Til they’re covered up with flowers, In the back of a black limousine

La da da, da da da, da da
La da da, da da da, da dee
I’m talking ‘bout you and me
And the games people play

Oh we make one another cry,
Break our heart when we say good-bye
Cross our hearts and we hope to die
Bet the other was to blame

Neither one ever give an inch
So we gaze at our eight by ten
Thinking ‘bout the things that might of been
And its a dirty rotten shame

People walking up to you, Singing glory Hallelujah!
And their trying’ to sock it to you, In the name of the Lord

There gonna teach you how to meditate
Read your horoscope and cheat your fate
And furthermore to hell with hate
Come on get on board

La da da, da da da, da da
La da da, da da da, da dee
I’m talking ‘bout you and me
And the games people play

Well look around and tell me what you see
What’s a happening to you and me
Get Away 

Don Schlitz, Billy Linesay

I been cryin so long
I been a watin for you to come along
There you are what can I say 
I wont ever let you get away

I been sittin by myself 
Been compairin you to ever body else
You always won each hand you play 
I wont ever let you get away 

I canít pretend that you might happen twice
An I can not leave you to ur own device
Thinkin bout it takes to long 
There aint no right there aint no wrong
This kinda deal donít come along every day 
I canít let you get away

I been prayin for a sign 
For heaven to show me which road was mine 
An then you smiled my knees gave way
I took that for a sign that you should stay 

Well I canít pretend that you might happen twice
An I can not leave you to ur own device
Thinkin bout it takes to long 
There aint no right there aint no wrong
This kinda deal donít come along every day 
I cant let you get away


Get awayyyyy
Get awayyyyy
GLASS HOUSE

Don Williams, Ketteth Blevins, Charles Cochran, Matt McKenzie, Mike Noble, Billy Sanford

Everybody And Their Dog Music

ASCAP

You know I’m working overtime
Just trying to cover my behind
You know you took all my money
And I guess you thought you took my mind
You can run, you can’t hide
And just as sure as your breathing
I ain’t gonna let it slide

When you’re living in a glass house
Don’t go to bed with the lights on

Well I was raised by the rule
That forgiving is the way divine
Took everything I had for giving
Then you left what was left behind
Go on and run, you can’t hide
And sure as your’re breathing
I ain’t gonna let it slide

I got aquainted with your cleaners
And they really did all right by you
I’ve got my own window cleaners comin’
Now let’s see just what you do
Day or night, It’s alright, What you do
When you wake up by the dawn’s ealy light
Come on
GOOD OLE BOYS LIKE ME

Bob McDill

Polygram International Publishing, Inc.

ASCAP

When I was a kid Uncle Remus he put me to bed
With a picture of Stonewall Jackson above my head
Then daddy came in to kiss his little man
With gin on his breath and a Bible in his hand
He talked about honor and things I should know
Then he’d stagger a little as he went out the door

CHORUS:
I can still hear the soft Southern winds in the live oak trees
And those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me
Hank and Tennessee
I guess we’re all gonna be what we’re gonna be
So what do you do with good ole boys like me

Nothing makes a sound in the night like the wind does
But you ain’t afraid if you’re washed in the blood like I was
The smell of cape jasmine thru the window screen
John R. and the Wolfman kept me company
By the light of the radio by my bed
With Thomas Wolfe whispering in my head

<CHORUS>

When I was in school I ran with kid down the street
But I watched him burn himself up on bourbon and speed
But I was smarter than most and I could choose
Learned to talk like the man on the six o’clock news
When I was eighteen, Lord, I hit the road
But it really doesn’t matter how far I go

<CHORUS>
GULF SHORE LINE

Harley Allen, Mel Besher, Carson Chamberlain

Colt N Twins Music, Randy Scruggs Music, Coburn Music Inc.

BMI

WAVES ARE ROLLIN' IN, LAZY SUMMER WIND
SITTIN' IN THE SAND, HOLDIN' TO YOUR HAND
I WAS TEN AND YOU WERE NINE
WAY OUT ON THE GULF SHORE LINE

YOU BECAME MY GIRL, I BECAME YOUR MAN
UNDERNEATH THE STARS, WE WERE MAKIN’ PLANS
YOU SAID I DO AND YOU'VE DONE JUST FINE
WAY OUT ON THE GULF SHORE LINE

THE SEA WILL MOAN, WAVES WILL ROLL
THE SEA GULLS FLY, ON THE WINDS THAT BLOW
AND I’LL LOVE YOU TILL THE SUN DON’T SHINE
WAY OUT ON THE GULF SHORE LINE

GRADUATION DAY, JOHNNY WALKED AWAY
HARD TO SAY GOODBYE, HARDER NOT TO CRY
HE HAD TO LEAVE HIS FOLKS BEHIND
WAY OUT ON THE GULF SHORE LINE

FIFTY YEARS OF LIFE, THIRTY YEARS OF LOVE
TIME HAS GONE SO FAST, ONE LIFE'S NOT ENOUGH
IN HEAVEN I KNOW I’LL FIND
YOU AND THE GULF SHORE LINE
HARRY AND JOE

Len Handler/A.J. Gundell

Ocean Bound Music, Inc./Ensign Music Corporation/Smokin’ Gundell Songs

BMI

Harry and Joe move south with their wives
Enjoying the golden years of their lives
But life doesn’t always give back what it owes
Suddenly there was just Harry and Joe

Now Joe’d been a teacher gentile and calm
Harry, a teamster with a fuse like a bomb
Thrown in together by life’s crazy whims
That pepper and salt like their unshaven chins

CHORUS:
Harry and Joe lean to and fro
They lean on each other wherever they go
Two lonely fighters doing all that they know
To get through each day Harry and Joe

Harry and Joe, cheating at cards
In a Florida apartment that smells like cigars
They brag about grand kids and the wives they love so
In the late afternoons of Harry and Joe

<CHORUS>

An ambulance siren from across the backyard
Joe looks at Harry and deals out the cards

Harry and Joe lean to and fro
Like they lean on each other wherever they go
What tomorrow may deal them there’s no way to know
So they get through today Harry and Joe
They get through each day Harry and Joe
HEART OF HEARTS

Al Anderson, Stephen Bruton, Sharon Vaughn
Mighty Nice Music (BMI)
Brutunes (BMI) 
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) o/b/o Sony/ATV
Music Publishing UK Limited (PRS)
Sharobella Music AB (STIM)

In your heart of hearts there is a voice
it speaks from truth and not from choice
It sees it all not just in parts
deep inside your heart of hearts

A secret place known to your soul
where you can't hide but you can go
when it's all too much and you fall apart
there's a state of grace called your heart of hearts

(Chrous):
Just listen to your life, it's talking to you
There'll always be a light that's running through ya
Flowing from a well that never runs dry

when you're at the point down on your knees
you can find your weakness can be your strength
cause where one ends, another starts
deep inside your heart  of hearts

(instrumetal)

(Chrous):
 Just listen to your life, it's talking to you
There'll always be a light that's running through ya
Flowing from a well that never runs dry

In your heart of hearts, there is a voice
it speaks from truth, and not from choice
it sees it all and not just in part
deep inside your heart of hearts

(Instrumental fade)

HEARTBEAT IN THE DARKNESS

Dave Loggins / Russell Smith
MCA Music / Patchwork Music / Leeds Music (ASCAP)

Cadillac smiles and the latest styles
In this world they ain’t no part of me
A hundred dollar bill can cure your ills
In this world but it ain’t no good to me
You see money and clothes are easily burned
People in cars are easily turned around

I’m looking for something that’ll last me all of my life
I’m listening for the sound

I wanna hear a heartbeat in the darkness
Every night of my life
I wanna hear a heartbeat in the darkness
Next to mine

A woman tryin’ to find a diamond mine
Ain’t my kind she ain’t no use to me
A big estate a with a wrought iron gate
A mansion on the hill, ain’t where I wanna be
You see without love a house ain’t a home
A diamond ain’t no more than a stone in the ground

I’d give every material thing I ownin this life
If I could jus’ hear the sound

Of a heartbeat in the darkness
Ev’ry night of my life
I wanna hear a heartbeat in the darkness
Next to mine

I wanna hear a heartbeat in the darkness
Ev’ry night of my life
I wanna hear a heartbeat in the darkness
Next to mine

I wanna hear a heartbeat
I wanna hear a heartbeat
HER PERFECT MEMORY

Doug Johnson, Pat Bunch
1998, Sydney Erin Music/August Wind Music/Hendershot Music Co./Longdale Music Co. (all rights obo August Wind Music and Hendershot Music Co. adm. by Longitude Music Co.(BMI)

I remember how we struggled when we first started out
She recalls we had it all not what we did without
I think back on those hard times she remembers only love
But, who am I to say that’s not exactly how it was.

Chorus:
That’s how she remembers it
She was the lucky one
Just take a look at both of us
And you tell me who won
If she thinks I hung the stars
If that's what she believes
Then who am I to tamper with
Her perfect memory.

You ought to hear her tell the kids how Mom and Daddy met
It always amazes me the things that she forgets
Somehow she gets it turned around but its still my favorite part
How Mommy looked in Daddy’s eyes and I stole away her heart

<repeat Chorus>

Tag
If I made all her dreams come true as far as she can see
Who am I to tamper with her perfect memory
HOW DID YOU DO IT

Dave Hanner/Bob Corbin
Orange Belt Music/Everbody And Their Dog Music (ASCAP)

You don’t seem to be doing all that bad
In fact you look good
You don’t seem to be feeling all that sad
Like I thought maybe you would

CHORUS:
How, how did you do it
How did you let it go
How, how did you do it
I need to know

Now you’ve got friends to help you when you’re sad
There’s even someone you’ve been seeing
Now I know there’s nothing wrong with that
In fact it’s a good thing

<CHORUS>

One last question before you go
If you’re really over you and me
How did you get there, I need to know
Cause that’s where I’d like to be

<CHORUS>
repeat

I BELIEVE IN YOU

Roger Cook / Sam Hogin

Screen Gems EMI Music, Inc.

BMI

I donít believe in superstars, organic food and foreign cars
I donít believe the price of gold, the certainty of growing old
That right is right and left is wrong
That north and south canít get along
That east is east and west is west, and being first is always best

But I believe in love
I believe in babies
I believe in Mom and Dad
And I believe in you

I donít believe that heaven waits for only those who congregate
I like to think of God as love, Heís down below, Heís up above
Heís watching people everywhere, he knows who does and doesnít care
And Iím an ordinary man, sometimes I wonder who I am

But I believe in love
I believe in music
I believe in magic
And I believe in you

Well I know in all my certainty
Whatís goiní on with you and me
Is a good thing
Its true
I believe in you

I donít believe virginity is as common as it used to be
In working days and sleeping nights,
that black is black and white is white
That Superman and Robin Hood are still alive in Hollywood
That gasolineís in short supply, the rising cost of getting by

But I believe in love
I believe in old folks
I believe in children
And I believe in you
I JUST COME HERE FOR THE MUSIC

John Mamey, Bobby Taylor, Doug Gill
Sixteen Stars Music (BMI)
Stella Dog Songs (BMI)
Peacehouse Music (BMI)

He doesn't mean to come on too strong
It takes all the strength he's got
Just to walk up to her table 
with his big ole broken heart

and he stumbles on the way
he tries his best to smile
and he finally just says forgive me
I haven't done this in a while

I just come here for the music, I get lost here in the sound
I ain't lookin' for nobody, but could I buy you one more round
Don't that fiddle play so lonesome, don't that singer play so good
I just come here for the music, how 'bout you?

She doesn't mean to seem so cold
He's just asking' for a dance
And lord knows her body's willing
but her heart can't take that chance

She doesn't want to hurt his feelings
he's got an understanding smile
like he can she's healing 
Could he sit here for a while

I just come here for the music, I get lost here in the sound
I ain't looking for nobody, buy you could buy me one more round
yeah, that fiddle plays so lonesome, and that singer is so good
I just come here for the music, just like you

I just come here for the music, how 'bout you?

I NEED YOU TO WANT ME

Don Williams

Everybody And Their Dog Music

ASCAP

I don't need a fortune teller
I don't need me no MD
I don't need some slick suit that's passed the bar

I don't need a politician 
Or some preacher on TV
Folks to tell me how I've done so far

I need you to want me
I want you to love me
The way I love you:
Oh, for a friend
A friend you can count on 
Be there for me and I'm yours till the end

Sagan's singin' big bang
Nader's workin' on control
Einstein's Mr. Relativity

I don't need no revelation
Mystics cloud up things for me
And I don't need another mystery.
I RECALL A GYPSY WOMAN

Bob McDill / Alan Reynolds

Songs of Polygram International, Inc.

BMI

Silver coins that jingle jangle, fancy shoes that dance in time
Oh the secrets of her dark eyes, they did sing a gypsy rhyme
Yellow clover in tangled blossoms in a meadow silky green
Where she held me to her bosom, just a boy of seventeen

CHORUS:
I recall a gypsy woman
Silver spangles in her eyes
Ivory skin against the moonlight
And the taste of life’s sweet wine

Soft breezes blow from fragrant meadows
and stir the darkness in my mind
Oh gentle woman you sleep beside me
little know who haunts my mind
Gypsy lady I hear your laughter and it dances in my head
While my tender wife and babies slumber softly in their beds
I SING FOR JOY

Gary Burr / Don Williams / Doug Johnson

MCA Music Publishing, A Division of Universal Studios, Inc./Gary Burr Music, Inc.(all rights for Gary Burr Music Inc. controlled and adm. by MCA Music Publishing, A Division of Universal Studios, Inc.)/Everybody And Their Dog Music

ASCAP

 

When I was younger, the hunger came calling
And humbly I answered each rising and falling
I will not surrender at this wiser and tender age
I turn the page

CHORUS:
And I sing for Joy
For the smile that it brings, from the heart
Through these guitar strings
It was only noise, till her love put a song
In the soul of this good ole boy
I sing for Joy

When I was lonely, my angel found me
She sweetly and gently wrapped her arms around me
And the demons that chased me, gave up and faded away
Now I can sing

<CHORUS>

Who could come nearer, to making life clearer
The time we’re together grows dearer and dearer
When I must travel and I have to leave her alone
She’s in my song

<CHORUS>
I WOULDN’T BE A MAN

Mike Reid / Roy Bourke

BMG Songs Inc / Songs De Burgo / Polygram International

ASCAP

 

There’s a slow moon rising, it’s shining on your skin
The way your body moves me, I know there’s
No holding back, no holding back

CHORUS:
I wouldn’t be a man if I didn’t feel like this
I wouldn’t be a man if a woman like you
Was anything I could resist
I’d have to be from another planet
Where love doesn’t exist
I wouldn’t be a man if I didn’t feel like this

I can feel passion flowing as you fall into my arms
The secret way you touch me tell’s me there’s
No holding back, no holding back

<CHORUS>
Like a, roll with me baby all night long
Sold her soul with me baby all night long

I’d have to be from another planet
Where love doesn’t exist
I wouldn’t be a man if I didn’t feel like this
I WOULDN’T WANT TO LIVE IF YOU DIDN’T LOVE ME

Al Turney

BMI

 

Sometimes you may think I take you for granted
And granted, sometimes maybe I do
‘Cause I’ve grown so used to you lying next to me
That I wouldn’t want to live if you didn’t love me

CHORUS:
No I wouldn’t want to get up in the morning if you weren’t there
To kiss me and start my day off right
And to be waiting when I get home with loving just for me
No I wouldn’t want to live if you didn’t love me

It’s love that makes the world go round
And my love for you just grows with leaps and bounds
Cause you know just what to do when the world has turned all blue
And I wouldn’t want to live if you didn’t love me

<CHORUS>
I’LL BE FAITHFUL TO YOU

Paul Kennerly

I can see your heart is aching
He hurt you more than he knew
But should you ever want to love again
I'll be faithful to you

You've been crying like a willow
when the night bird sings so blue
Trust was broken but hearts will heal
and I'll be faithful to you.

In this world of pain and sorrow
where a promise wont hold true
here's a vow you can be sure of
I'll be faithful to you

So let me dry away your lonesome tears
like the sun melts morning dew
and I will wrap you up in true, true love
and I'll be faithful to you

In this world of pain and sorrow
where a promise wont hold true
here's a vow you can be sure of
I'll be faithful to you
I'll be faithful to you
I’LL BE THERE (If You Ever Want Me)

Ray Price / Rusty Gabbard

 

There ain’t no chain strong enough to hold me
Ain’t no breeze big enough to slow me
Never have seen a river that’s too wide

There ain’t no jail tight enough to lock me
Ain’t no man big enough to stop me
I’ll be there if you ever want me by your side

So love me if you ever gonna love me
I never have seen a road too rough to ride

There ain’t no chain strong enough to hold me
Ain’t no breeze big enough to slow me
I’ll be there if you ever want me by your side

There ain’t no rope stout enough to bind me
Look for me honey you will find me
Any ol’ time you’re ready with your charm

And I’ll be there ready and a waitin’
There won’t be any hesitatin’
I’ll be there if you ever want me in your arms

So love me if you ever gonna love me
I never have seen a road too rough to ride

There ain’t no chain strong enough to hold me
Ain’t no breeze big enough to slow me
I’ll be there if you ever want me by your side
I’LL NEVER BE IN LOVE AGAIN

Bob Corbin

 

You can write your own ticket now
I’ll get by without you somehow
Don’t you worry ‘bout what I’ll do
I’ll be fine without you

You say you think the change will do you good
If you feel that way well I guess it would
I can live my life without you
I’ve got places to go and things to do

CHORUS:
But I’ll never be in love again
My poor old heart will never mend
Oh I’ll find someone to hold now and then
But I’ll never be in love again

Something went wrong along the way
And there’s nothing I can do to make you stay
Well I never tried to put holds on you
That’s the last thing I’d ever want to do

So you go your way, I’ll go mine
And if our paths should cross somewhere down the line
I’ll just say hello and shake your hand
But if tears come to my eyes please understand

<CHORUS>
(I’M JUST A ) COUNTRY BOY

Fred Hellerman / Marshall Barer

Renewed 1982/Hampshire House Publishing Corp. / Honeywind Productions Ltd.

ASCAP

I ain’t gonna marry in the fall
I ain’t gonna marry in the spring
‘Cause I’m in love with a pretty little girl
Who wears a diamond ring

CHORUS:
‘Cause I’m just a country boy
Money have I none
But I’ve got silver in the stars
And gold in the morning sun
And gold in the morning sun

Never gonna kiss the ruby red lips
Of the prettiest girl in town
Never gonna ask her if she’d marry me
I know she’d turn me down

Never could afford a store bought ring
With a sparkling diamond stone
All I could afford is a lovin’ heart
The only one I own
I’VE BEEN LOVED BY THE BEST

Bob McDill / Paul Harrison

ASCAP

Darling if you ever leave me
Well I’ll just put my heart away
I couldn’t love again believe me
No one could please me anyway

And if another ever came along
I’d just turn them down ‘cause after all

I’ve been loved by the best
I can’t settle now for less, why bother with the rest
Baby, I’ve been to the top I guess, with you I have been blessed
I won’t take nothin less, I’ve been loved by the best
I’VE GOT A WINNER IN YOU

Don Williams / Wayland Holyfield

BMI
I oughta know, what itís like to loose at love
Iíve done it enough and I oughta know
But then you came my way
And tore away, the fear of pain
I wonít loose again, this time I know

Iíve got a winner in you
No way I can loose
A love I can hold on to
Iíve got a winner in you

I know how it feels, when you try and try again
And then you never win, I know how it feels
Oh but this time around
Iíve finally found what itís all about
They write songs about, the way that I feel

Iíve got a winner in you
No way I can loose
A love I can hold on to
Iíve got a winner in you

Iíve got a winner in you
No way I can loose
A love I can hold on to
Iíve got a winner in you

IF HOLLYWOOD DON’T NEED YOU

Bob McDill

Polygram International

ASCAP

Well you know I’m not much good at writtin’ letters
So I gave up and decided that I’d call
Naw’ there’s really not much new to tell ya
Things back here they never change at all
It snowed today, its cold here for November
But I hear the weather’s warm out there

Oh, and if you see Burt Reynolds
Would you shake his hand for me
And tell ol’ Burt , I’ve seen all his movies
Well, I hope you make the big time
I hope your dreams come true
But if Hollywood don’t need you
Honey I still do

Last night I drove the truck to Amarillo
Some friends and I we had a laugh or two
But lately we don’t cut up like we used to
‘Cause all that I can think about is you
Well, I know this is what you’ve always wanted
But I know now that all I want is you

So if you see Burt Reynolds
Would you shake his hand for me
And tell ol’ Burt , I’ve seen all his movies
Well, I hope you make the big time
I hope your dreams come true
But if Hollywood don’t need you
Honey I still do
If Hollywood don’t need you
Honey, I still do

IF I NEEDED YOU (duet w/ Emmy Lou Harris)

Townes Van Zandt

 

(both)
If I needed you, would you come to me?
Would you come to me, for to ease my pain?
If you needed me, I would come to you
I would swim the sea for to ease your pain

(E.H).
Well the night´s for forlorn
And the mornin´s warm
And the mornin´s warm with the lights of love
And you´ll miss sunrise
If you close your eyes
And that would break my heart in two

(both)
If I needed you, would you come to me?
Would you come to me for to ease my pain?
If you needed me, I would come to you
I would swim the sea for to ease your pain

(instrumental)

(D.W.)
Baby´s with me now
Since I showed her how
To lay her little hand in mine
Who could ill agree?
She´s a sight to see
Treasure for the poor to find

(both)
If I needed you, would you come to me?
Would you come to me for to ease my pain?
If you needed me, I would come to you?
I would swim the sea for to ease your pain
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND

Gordon Lightfoot

 

If you could read my mind love, what a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie, ‘bout a ghost from a wishin’ well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet,You know that ghost is me

And I will never be set free, as long as I’m a ghost you can’t see

If I could read your mind love,What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel, The kind the drugstore sell
When you reach the part where the heartaches come
The hero would be me, heroes often fail

And you won’t need that book again, Because the ending’s just too hard to take

I’d walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a freeway script, enter number two
A movie queen to play the scene, of bringing all the good things out in me
But for now love let’s be real, I never thought I could act this way
And I’ve got to say that I just don’t get it
I don’t know where we went wrong
But the feelin’s gone and I just can’t get it back

If you could read my mind love, what a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie, ‘bout a ghost from a wishin’ well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet, the story always ends

And if you read between the lines
You’ll know that I’m just tryin’ to understand
The feelings that you lack
I never thought I could feel this way
And I’ve got to say that I just don’t get it
I don’t know where we went wrong
But the feelin’s gone and I just can’t get it back
IF YOU LOVE ME, WON’T YOU LOVE ME LIKE YOU LOVE ME

Bob McDill, Bucky Jones

 

If You Love Me, Won't You Love Me Like You Love Me.
If you want me, won't you touch me like you want me.
Oh baby just hold me tight
I need to know that you mean it tonight.
If You Love Me, Won't You Love Me Like You Love Me

The night's still and warm.
We lie alone in the dark, I light a cigarette, watch your silhouette next to me.
Not a word is said
But a million things go through my head
And I wonder why our love's not like it used to be
Somethin' tells me I'm losing you
But oh baby don't let it be true

(bridge)
If You Love Me, Won't You Love Me Like You Love Me
If you want me, won't you touch me like you want me
Oh baby just hold me tight
I need to know that you mean it tonight
If You Love Me, Won't You Love Me Like You Love Me

So I reach out to you
You come to me like you used to
But somethings changed
It don't feel the same anymore
Oh show me we're not through
Oh baby I'm begging you
(repeat bridge)
IMAGINE THAT

Jamie O'Hara, Kieran Kane
Jamie O'Hara Music c/o Sony/ATV (ASCAP)
Kane Kieran Music (ASCAP)

No more nights sleeping alone
in an empty bed, in an empty home
Someone to talk to
someone to hold in my arms

Imagine that, how sweet it'd be 
To have you here again with me
Oh lord, I wish I had you back
But all I can do is imagine that

no more silence in the all
no more staring at the walls
someone to laugh with, 
someone to share in my dreams

Imagine that, how sweet it'd be
To have you here again with me
Oh lord, I wish I had you back
But all I can do is imagine that

Imagine that, how sweet it'd be
To have you here again with me
Oh lord, I wish I had you back
But all I can do is imagine that

Imagine that, how sweet it'd be 
To have you here again with me
Oh lord, I wish I had you back
But all I can do is imagine that

(instrumental)

Imagine that, how sweet it'd be 
To have you here again with me
Oh lord, I wish I had you back
But all I can do is imagine that

IN THE FAMILY

Dobie Gray / Eddie Sester / John Greenbaum

BMI
Well I was raised up by the golden rule
In an old house with a patched up roof
We had a hard road but it pulled us close
We were family

Oh that summer when the crops all died
Was the first time I saw Daddy cry
An’ I heard Momma say what goes on here stays
In the family

CHORUS:
Well our clothes weren’t new, that old car was used
But we held our own
Oh, you just can’t buy, that sense of pride
We grew up on
In the family

I remember every Sunday night
After supper ‘round the firelight
How peaceful Daddy looked
As he read the good book
To the family

Well, some folks said we were barely makin’ do
We were better off than they ever knew
We never had much but we sure had love
In the family

Well our clothes weren’t new, that old car was used
But we held our own
Oh you just can’t buy, that sense of pride
We grew up on
In the family
In the family

INFINITY
Anthony Smith
Almo Music Corp (ASCAP)

Just how far does the universe go
does it ever end, You say you want to know
Just how high can you count?
before the numbers all run out

who built the pyramids? 
do aliens exist?
where does god come from?
one more phenomenonÖ

But if you know how strong my love
and your heart and mine can comprehend
just how long I'm gonna feel like this
then you'll know what infinity is
then you'll knowÖ

They say time goes on and on
Even after we're all gone
there's a black hole up in space
that even light can't escape

who built the pyramids?
do aliens exist
where does god come from?
one more phenomenon

But if you know how strong my love
and your heart and mine can comprehend
just how long I'm gonna feel like this
then you'll know what infinity is
then you'll knowÖ

They'll find some answers
to all those mysteries
but they won't understand
what's between you and me

who built the pyramids?
do aliens exist?
where does god come from?
one more phenomenon

If you know how strong my love
and your heart and mine can comprehend
just how long I'm gonna feel like this
then you'll know what infinity is
then you'll knowÖ

Then you'll know what love is

(instrumental fade out)

IT MUST BE LOVE

Bob McDill

Polygram International Publishing, Inc.

ASCAP

First I get cold, then hot
Think I’m on fire, but I’m not
Oh, what a pain I’ve got
It must be love

There’s nothing I can do
All that I want is you
Look what I’m going through
It must be love

CHORUS:
It must be love, it must be love
I fall like a sparrow, fly like a dove
You must be the dream, I’ve been dreamin’ of
Oh what a feeling, it must be love

Something is wrong alright
I think of you all night
Can’t sleep til morning light
It must be love

Seeing you in my dreams
Holding you close to me
Oh what else can it be
It must be love
IT ONLY RAINS ON ME

Bob McDill

 

I know all about black clouds, there's one that follows me around
It may sound funny but somehow, it only rains on me
It follows me almost everywhere, and it seems its hardly fair
People will stop and people stare, but it only rains on me

CHORUS:
Broken dreams and drowned parades, lovers who just slip away
Guess I learn to live that way, it only rains on me
Seems to me there was a time, it used to rain on friends of mine
Now I look around and find, it only rains on me

I'll bet this won't hurt you much, you'll find someone soon enough
I'm the one that loses in love, it only rains on me
It's time we said goodbye and so, I'll just take my cloud and go
Don't worry you'll forget I know, it only rains on me
IT’S TIME FOR LOVE

Bob McDill / Hunter Moore

Universal Polygram International Publishing Inc

 

Well tonight she came home early
And she watched TV alone
Lately the nightlife doesnít do much for her
Itís not that sheís not pretty
She could have brought some cowboy home
But the last time that she did, it only bored her

Well sheís tired of crowded places
Singles bars and strangers faces
And she knows thereís something missing in her life

Itís time for love sheís had enough romance
Itís time for love, sheís tired of one-night stands
Anyone can see sheís waited long enough
Itís time for love sheís had her moonlight nights
Itís time for love, sheís tired of neon lights
Sheís had everything else but now itís time for love

So she sits down at her mirror
And she brushes out her hair
She thinks about the men that sheís let hold her
There were some that took her dancing,
There were some that took her home
But no-one ever took the time to know her

And as the tears start falling,
Thereís a voice inside her calling
And she knows there must be something more than this.

Itís time for love sheís had enough romance
Itís time for love, sheís tired of one-night stands
Anyone can see sheís waited long enough
Itís time for love sheís had her moonlight nights
Itís time for love, sheís tired of neon lights
Sheís had everything else but now itís time for love
IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU

Alan Taylor

 

Itís good to see you, so good to see you
Oh how Iíve missed you, since Iíve been gone
Iíve crossed the ocean travelled through many lands
And itís good to see you to be in your home

Thereís something in me, that makes me wander
Thereís many a land, I have to see
And when Iím far away, in a land of strangers
I know my good friends, think on me

Itís good to see you, so good to see you
Oh how Iíve missed you, since Iíve been gone
ĎCause Iíve crossed the ocean, travelled through many lands
And itís good to see you, to be in your home

Oh itís a wonder, when it comes to friendship
No matter how far away, no matter how long
Thereís a constant thread, thatís never broken
And it ties me to, my friends at home

Itís good to see you, so good to see you
Oh how Iíve missed you since Iíve been gone
ĎCause Iíve crossed the ocean, travelled through many lands
And itís good to see you, to be in your home
IT’S WHO YOU LOVE

Charlie Black, Kieran Kane, Rory Michael Bourke

ASCAP

Lying here beside her Iíve come to understand
If you want to be happy you can
It donít take living like a king, it doesnít cost you anything
All it takes is a woman & a man

Because its who you love & who loves you
Its not where you are if sheís there too
Itís not who you know or what you do
Itís who you love & who loves you

This modern world we live in is a sad state of affairs,
Everybody wants what isnít theirs
While the race for money & success in search of happiness,
We turn out the light & go upstairs.

Because its who you love & who loves you
Its not where you are if sheís there too
Itís not who you know or what you do
Itís who you love & who loves you

So we hold each other tight
And own the world tonight
ĎCause love is all that matters anyway

Because its who you love & who loves you
Its not where you are if sheís there too
Itís not who you know or what you do
Itís who you love & who loves you

Its who you love & who loves you
Its not where you are if sheís there too
Itís not who you know or what you do
Itís who you love & who loves you

JUST AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU

Dave Loggins / J.D. Martin

 

Well, I love to wander ... On a sandy shore
And I love to wander ...
Down the streets of towns I’ve never been before
Take me somewhere out of reach
Lie in unfamiliar sheets and hear the ocean roar
Ask for more I could not do, just as long as you’re there too

Just as long as I have you, I’ll go anywhere
Just as long as you’re there too, I don’t really care
I’ll go anywhere you are, cause with you is where I belong

I’ve just got to have you, to make my life complete
I’ve just got to have you, there to be a part of everything I see
In the windows I walk past, in the mirror in the morning
in the photographs
In the candlelite cafes, let me always see your face

Oh, it really doesn’t matter just where the road leads
To the top of a mountain or down to the sea

Just as long as I have you, I’ll go anywhere
Just as long as you’re there too, I don’t really care
I’ll go anywhere you are, cause with you is where I belong

Just as long as I have you....
LAY DOWN BESIDE ME

Don Williams

Songs of Polygram International, Inc.

BMI

I’ve spent my life looking for you
Finding my way wasn’t easy to do
I knew there was you all the while
And it’s been worth every mile

CHORUS:
So lay down beside me
Love me and hide me
Kiss all the hurtin’ of this world away
Hold me so close that I feel your heartbeat
And don’t ever wander away

Mornings and evenings all were the same
And there was no music till I heard your name
But I knew when I saw you smile
Now I can rest for awhile
LAY DOWN SALLY

Eric Clapton / George Terry / Marcy Levy

 

There is nothing that is wrong
Wanting you to stay here with me
I know you got somewhere to go
Won’t you make yourself at home and never leave
And don’t you ever leave

Lay Down Sally rest here in my arms
Don’t you think you want someone to talk to
Lay Down Sally no need to leave so soon
I been tryin’ all night long ‘jus to talk to you

Sun ain’t nearly on the rise
We still got the moon and stars above
Underneath the velvet skies
Love is all that matters won’t you stay with me
And don’t you ever leave

Lay Down Sally rest here in my arms
Don’t you think you want someone to talk to
Lay Down Sally no need to leave so soon
I been tryin’ all night long ‘jus to talk to you

I long to see the mornin’ light
Color in your face so dreamily
So don’t you go and say goodbye
You can lay your worries down and stay with me
And don’t you ever leave

Lay Down Sally rest here in my arms
Don’t you think you want someone to talk to
Lay Down Sally no need to leave so soon
I been tryin’ all night long ‘jus to talk to you
LEAVING FOR THE FLATLANDS

Don Williams

Everybody And Their Dog Music

ASCAP

SWEETLY FLOWS THE WATER FROM THE MOUNTAIN
SOFTLY FALLS THE RAIN UPON THE LEAVES
GENTLY BLOWS THE BREEZE AMONG THE CEDARS
QUIETLY MY HEART IS ON ITS KNEES
HOW COULD ANYTHING IN ALL CREATION
BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ALL I SEE
WITH IT ALL MY HEART IS NOT REJOICING
BECAUSE THE ONE I LOVE IS NOT WITH ME

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN US WAS A DIFFERENCE
NOT WE OR ALL THIS BEAUTY COULD SECURE
AND I KNOW NOW MY HEART WILL ACHE FOREVER
AND I WONDER IF THIS MOUNTAIN CAN ENDURE

SO l'M LEAVIN'FOR THE FLATLANDS
GOIN' BACK WHERE I WAS CONCEIVED
GOIN'BACK WHERE NOBODY KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE
THIS MOUNTAIN KNOWS TOO MUCH ABOUT ME

I THOUGH IT WAS WRITTEN UP IN HEAVEN
THAT YOU WOULD BE WITH ME AND I WITH YOU
SUN AND MOON AND STARS MUST FEEL THE DIFFERENCE
AND THEY'RE WISHIN'THERE WAS SOMETHIN' THEY COULD DO
LISTEN TO THE RADIO

Fred Knipe

 

I guess as a lover I have a ways to go
When someone wants you they should just say itís so
But youíll understand if youíll take my hand
Then we can dance real slow to something on the radio

Listen to the radio, oh listen to the radio
Letís spend the night together
Baby donít go, they sing it on the radio

I try to find a way to explain to you
Whatís on my mind and not sound so plain to you
but youíll realise if you close your eyes
the feelings my words canít show
Theyíre playing on the radio

Listen to the radio, oh listen to the radio
Letís spend the night together
Baby donít go, they sing it on the radio

The words Iíd say donít seem so sound as real
The songs they play, thatís how I really feel

So listen to the radio, oh listen to the radio
Letís spend the night together baby donít go
They sing it on the radio
LONE STAR STATE OF MIND

Patrick Alger / Gene Levine / Fred Koller

 

Your phone call took me by surprise
Gee its been a long, long time
Since those hot and humid Texas nights
We went swimmin’ in the tide
Corpus Cristi seems so far away
And I’m not talkin’ ‘bout the miles
There ain’t much I wouldn’t give today
Just to see one of your smiles

CHORUS:
But I’m stuck here in Denver
Sippin’ California wine
And I’ve got all night to remember you
I’m in a lone star state of mind

I just saw John Wayne on the late, late show
He saved the girl and rode away
But I was hopin’ as the credits rolled
He’d make it back to her some day

An’ its a thousand miles or more
From here to your front door
Oh, I’d be there tomorrow if I had my way
Well, I’d jus’ pack up my guitar
You know its really not that far
And when you called you said I’d have a place to stay
LORD HAVE MERCY ON A COUNTRY BOY

Bob McDill

Polygram International

ASCAP

Well I grew up wild and free
Walkin’ these fields in my bare feet
There wasn’t no place I couldn’t go
With a twenty-two rifle and a fishing pole

CHORUS:
Well I live in the city but don’t fit in
You know its a pity the shape I’m in
Well I got no home and I got no choice
Oh Lord, have mercy on a country boy

When I was young I remember well
I’d hunt the wild turkey and the bob-white quail
The river was clear and deep back then
And fishin’ lines tied to the willow limb

Well they dammed the river, they dammed the stream
They cut down the cypress and the sweet gum trees
There’s a laundra’ mat and a barber shop
And now the whole meadow is a parkin’ lot
LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD

Dave Hanner

Sabal Music

ASCAP

Lord, I hope this day is good
I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood
I should be thankful Lord, I know I should
But Lord, I hope this day is good

Lord, have you forgotten me
I’ve been prayin’ to you faithfully
I’m not sayin’ I’m a righteous man
But Lord, I hope you understand

I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame
Send down the thunder Lord, send down the rain
But when you’re planning just how it will be
Plan a good day for me

You’ve been the king since the dawn of time
All that I’m asking is a little less crime
It might be hard fo the devil to do
LOUISIANA SATURDAY NIGHT

Bob McDill

Polygram International Publishing, Inc.

ASCAP

Waiting in the front yard sitting on a log
Single shot rifle and a one-eyed dog
Yonder come my kin folk in the moonlight
Louisiana Saturday night

CHORUS:
Hey you get down the fiddle and you get down the bow
Kick off your shoes and throw ‘em on the floor
Dance in the kitchen ‘til the morning light
Louisiana Saturday night

My brother Bill and my other brother Jack
Belly full of beer and a possum in the sack
Fifteen kids in the front porch light
Louisiana Saturday night

When the kin folks leave and the kids get fed
Me and my woman gonna sneak of to bed
Have a little fun when we turn off the light
Louisiana Saturday night
LOVE IS ON A ROLL

Roger Cook / John Prine

I can´t work late
Although I need the money
Gotta get home to my lovin honey
She´ll be there waitin, waitin impatiently
Love is on a roll
Love is on a good roll

Usually I meet with the boys of Friday
Only this mornin she said ´this is my day´
The look she gave me sent a shiver down into my soul
Love is on a roll
Love is on a good roll

I´m a songwriter a professional dreamer
Mostly a singer but sometimes a screamer
I should know if anybody knows at all
When love is on a roll
Love is on a good roll

So I gotta go, I gotta get home early
Be with my woman, soft an curvy
Makes me feel like a king
And not a regular Joe
Love is on a roll
Love is on a good roll


LOVE ME OVER AGAIN

Don Williams

Likely as not, there’s been better weather
I feel real sure there’s been better times
Right here tonight with you all around me
I’m so glad, right now is mine

CHORUS:
So honey tonight, make it alright
Turn on your smile, for me for awhile
Take me away, from where I have been
I know you love me but, love me over again

You have the way, to feel my emotions
‘Til there’s not a word, left in my mind
Time’s get so hard, so confusing
You make now a so much better time
LOVE’S ENDLESS WAR Hearts have been broken
in the game of true love
I'm afraid to surrender
I'm not strong enough

Give it all away
open up every door
My heart is a castle
in love's endless war

Dreams can betray you
When you're far out that sea
Many proud hearts have foundered
on love's mutiny

Give it all away
Be a young fool once more
My heart is an island adrift from your shore
in love's endless war
MAGGIE’S DREAM

Dave Loggins / Lisa Silver

 

Maggie’s up each morning at four am
By five at the counter at the diner
Her trucker friends out on the road will soon be stoppin in
As the lights go on at Cafe Carolina

Maggie’s been a waitress here most all her life
Thirty years of coffee cups and sore feet
The mountains around Ashville she’s never seen the other side
Closer now to fifty than to forty

Maggie’s never had a love
She said she’s never had enough
Time to let a man into her life
Aw but Maggie has a dream
She’s had since she was seventeen
To find a husband and be a wife

Maggie knows the truckers most by first name
What they’ll have to say and what they’ll order
And they take her in their stories to places far away
And leave her with the dishes, dreams and quarters

And she relies upon the jukebox on the lonely afternoon
When the business starts to slow down she plays the saddest tunes
And she stares off down the highway and she wonders where it goes
Nobody to go home to and it’s almost time to close

MAYBE THAT’S ALL IT TAKES

Beth Neilson-Chapman

Macy Place Music / WB Music Corp / Warner Chappell Music Inc

Iíll love you forever and a day
Thatís what the love songs like to say
In love it seems, life is but a dream
When we started out it felt that way

But it didnít take us very long
To find out the world is not a song
Life gets blue and love does too
You learn to forgive and just go on

Maybe thatís all it takes
Just letting go of the old mistakes
And holding on tight to the love we made
Maybe thatís all it takes

Weíve done our share of slamming doors
Wondering what were together for
Yes weíve been through a tear or two
And for every tear I love you more

And maybe thatís all it takes
Just letting go of the old mistakes
And holding on tight to the love we made
Maybe thatís all it takes
MIRACLES

Roger Cook

 

Miracles, miracles, that’s what life’s about
Most of you must agree if you’ve thought it out

I can see and I can hear, I can tell you why
I can think and I can feel, I can even cry
I can walk, I can run, I can swim the sea
We had made a baby son and he looks like me

Miracles, miracles that’s what life’s about
Most of you must agree if you’ve thought it out

Well who is rich and who is poor, who has more than me
Why I have quite enough to eat, And my mind is free

Miracles, miracles that’s what life’s about
I found you and you found me, we are not without
We are not without
We are not without and I’m happy
We are not without
We are not without and I’m so happy
We are not without
MISTAKES

Richard Feldman

Cross Keys Publishing Co Inc / Orca Songs / Sweet Karol Music

People tell me, boy youíre crazy
Some people say that Iím nuts
For trying to get back together with you baby
They say that once is enough

I should never have left you Ďcause now I need you
Sometimes it happens that way
I come back like a fool whoís believing
No matter what they might say

I donít want to hear another word
Donít need your well thought out advice
Though I thank you all for being kind
I can make mistakes myself just fine

Iíve got a good friend who knows my trouble
he thinks Iím wasting my time
He said go out and have some fun sheís not the only one
But I canít leave her behind

So, I donít want to hear another word
Donít need your well thought out advice
Though I thank you all for being kind
I can make mistakes myself just fine

My Heart To You 

Don Williams

 
MY RIFLE, MY PONY AND ME

Dimitri Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster

 

The sun is sinking in the west
The cattle go down to the stream
The redwing settle in their nest
Its time for a cowboy to sing

Purple light in the canyon
That’s where I long to be
With my three good companions
Jus’ my rifle, my pony and me

Whiporwill in the willow
Sings a sweet melody
Ridin’ to Amarillo
Jus’ my rifle, my pony and me

No more cows to be ropin’
Nor more strays will I see
‘Round the bend she’ll be waitin’
For my rifle, my pony and me
For my rifle, my pony and me
NO PROBLEM

Don Schlitz, Billy Livsey

New Don Music

ASCAP

 

NOBODY'S LIFE IS PERFECT
NOBODY WINS' EM ALL
IN EVERYBODY'S BACKYARD
A LiTTLE RAIN MUST FALL

AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT YOU
YOU'RE JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
IF YOU WERE ANY DIFFERENT
OH, IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART

YOU TALK TOO MUCH
YOU LAUGH TOO LOUD
WHEN YOU HOLD MY HAND
YOU ACT TOO PROUD
YOU GIVE ME MORE LOVIN'
THAN A MAN'S ALLOWED
IF THAT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM
l'VE GOT NO PROBLEM

MY HOUSE IS NOT A MANSION
MY CAR IS NOT BRAND NEW
MY CLOTHES ARE OUT OF FASHION
MY ROAD'S GOT A BUMP OR TWO

BUT WHEN :I TWINK ABOUT YOU
THE WAY YOU SMILE SO SWEET
I KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT PERFECT
BUT YOU'RE CL05E ENOUGH FOR ME

IF THAT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM l'VE GOT
IF THAT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM l'VE GOT
IF THAT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM l'VE GOT
NO PROBLEM

NO USE RUNNING

Don Williams

 

The weather vane out on the shed is looking to the West, I reckon I’ll head that way, it’s good as any way I
guess. Closing this old gate kinda ends our episode, cause there’s no use running when you’re on the wrong
road.

l it wouldn’t take much for someone to define all the contradicting flashes that burn across our minds. But there’s
no way to communicate if you don’t know the code and there’s no use running when you’re on the wrong road.

There’s times I get to thinking about the way it might have been and I wonder how we got to this state that were
in but every word we spoke only added to the load and there’s no use running when you’re on the wrong road.

Guess we knew some things you’ve got to fight to win, but you get to standing back when after leading with your
chin. We both learned to young that you reap what’s been sowed and there’s no use running when you’re on the
wrong road.. No there’s no use running when you’re on the wrong road.
NOBODY BUT YOU

John Jarrard / J.D. Martin

Sony - ATV Tunes LLC / Universal MCA Music Publishing

Who, by touching my hand
Makes me understand, questions my heart is asking
Who, opened my eyes, made me realise
Love is everlasting

Nobody but you, nobody but you
Nobody else, could love me, like you do
Nobody but you, could see me through
Your love is true and I donít need nobody but you

Who comes just close enough
And shows me that love is nothing to be afraid of
Who, holds me so tight every night
And shows me what love is made of

Nobody but you, nobody but you
Nobody else, could love me, like you do
Nobody but you, could see me through
Your love is true and I donít need nobody but you

Oh Misery 

Don Williams

Oh misery, coming down all over me
Oh, canít you see, youíre the one that I need?

You donít seem to notice, the way I feel
You donít seem to understand, my love is real
You donít seem to care at all, how hard I try
And I do try, Lord knows I try.

Oh misery, coming down all over me
Oh, canít you see, youíre the only one that I need?

If youíd stop to listen, I know youíd hear
If youíd stop to look, youíd see me here
But you donít seem to care at all, that I could cry
I donít know why, canít let it lie.

Oh misery, coming down all over me
Oh, canít you see, youíre the one that I need?..
OLD COYOTE TOWN

Larry Boone / Gene Nelson / Paul Nelson

Warner Bros. Music

 

He’s got a US flag on his front porch
To remind everyone where he lives
And up in the attic there are papers that prove
The old house is finally his

After thirty-five years the grass still don’t grow
In that rock hard west Texas ground
Where my old dad still clings to that old coyote town.

CHORUS
Like horses the pick-ups are parked out in front
Of a cafe that don’t need a name
Where the old men rock and the tumbleweeds roll
Past the boarded up windows down Main

Waist high weeds hide a for sale sign
At the drive-in where my innocence died
With a rusty advertisement, dangling by a nail
Says Popcorn and Pepsi for a dime

And down at the depot where I left for good
There’s a hobo with his three-legged hound
Waitin’ for a train, that no longer comes to that old coyote town

And the interstate rumbles like a river that runs
To a rythm that don’t ever slow down
As cars and trucks, and time pass by that old coyote town

Daddy falls asleep in the living room
On the sofa with the TV on
Sometimes he waits for a phone call from me
Sometimes he waits too long
But I still think of the people and the place that he loves
How much longer will they be around
Till its ashes to ashes, dust to dust
For that old coyote town
ONE GOOD WELL

Mike Reid / Kent Robbins

Irving Music, Inc.

BMI

 

THERE’S A MILLION OIL RIGS PUMPING
THAT BLACK GOLD ALL OVER THE WORLD
SHEIKS AND COWBOY BILLIONAIRES IN LIMOUSINES
LOADED WITH SPARKLING GIRLS
BUT MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS
JUST LISTEN TO THE STORIES THEY TELL
ALL YOU NEED TO REALLY SUCCEED IN LIFE
IS ONE GOOD WELL

IT TAKES ONE GOOD WELL, DEEP AND EVER-FLOWING
IT TAKES ONE GOOD WELL, TO DRAW FROM NIGHT AND DAY
PURE AND FINE, IT’S YOURS AND MINE, AND IT’S ALWAYS ENOUGH
WE’VE GOT ONE GOOD WELL, OVERFLOWING WITH EVERLASTING LOVE

DON’T IT SEEM KINDA FUNNY HOW PEOPLE WITH
A LOT OF MONEY ONLY HUNGER FOR MORE
YOU THINK THEY’D LEARN THAT MONEY CAN BURN
IT’S LOVE THAT KEEPS THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR
PRECIOUS LOVE LIES DEEP INSIDE
HEARTS YOU CAN’T BUY AND SELL
WHEN THE MONEY’S LOW, STILL WE KNOW WE’VE GOT
ONE GOOD WELL
One Like Me

Don Williams

You are my sunshine, you are my rain
You make me happy, (and you) never complain
When life gets tested, and all disarranged
You clear the air, (and) help me not go insane

[CHORUS:]
I canít afford a life for me
See what you see
How could you be OK, with one like me?

I have your shoulder, I have your heart
When we are together, when we are apart
Love just keeps coming, at such a blinding speed
You hold me up, (and) save me up from the stampede

[CHORUS:]
I canít afford a life for me
See what you see
How could you be OK, with one like me?

How could you be OK, with one like me?
One like meÖ

ONLY WATER (Shining In The Air)

Hugh Prestwood

BMI
Not that long ago
I was on the run
People telling me
I should be someone
And the things I loved 
Were forgotten in my haste
Till I reached the end 
Of the rainbow I had chased.

Its only water shining in thin air
I put out my hand and there was nothing there
After all the promise after all the prayer
It was only water shining in the air.

Now I've got a wife
And she sees me through
And I've got a friend 
I can talk straight to 
And I got some dreams
Just a bit more down to earth
And I don't forget
What a rainbow's really worth.

But, Its only water shining in thin air
I put out my hand and there was nothing there
After all the promise after all the prayer
It was only water shining in the air.

If you want fame and fortune
Then you just be my guest
If you want to pay those dues
I wish you all the best

But, Its only water shining in thin air
I put out my hand and there was nothing there
After all the promise after all the care
It was only water shining in the air.
It was only water shining in the air.

 

PANCHO

Dave Hanner

Sabal Music Inc / Polygram International Publishing Inc

Chorus
Pancho donít you like me no more
Pancho to me our friendship means more
Pancho please forget what I said
ĎCause Pancho were headiní towards our end.

I remember the first time when you came to town
Speaking in Spanish making the rounds
When you first saw me ypour face was agrin
And you called me the Cisco kid

Bridge
I said someday youíll be happy with me Pancho

I remember the good times when you loved me so
I gave you my hat and wore your sombrero
And all of the times you saved me from death
Oh Pancho you were the best

I had a black horse you had a grey
My horse was fastest but yours di okay
When it came to chasiní rustlers weíd always win
ĎCause we were Pancho and the Cisco kis

Oh Pancho weíre headiní towards our end
PEACE TRAIN

Cat Stevens

 

I’ve been happy lately thinkin’ about the good things to come
And I believe it could be something good has begun

Oh I’ve been smilin’ lately dreamin’ about the world as one
And I believe it could be someday its goin’ to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness there rides the peace train
Oh peace train take this country come take me home again

Oh peace train soundin’ louder ride on the peace train
Ooo, come on the peace train

Yes peace train holy roller everyone jump upon the peace train
Ooo, come on the peace train

Now get your bags together go bring your good friends too
Because its getting nearer it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living accept the point of view
And its getting nearer soon it will all be true

Now I’ve been cryin’ lately thinkin’ about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating why can’t we love and live

Oh peace train soundin’ louder ride on the peace train
Ooo, come on the peace train

Yes peace train holy roller everyone jump upon the peace train
Ooo, come on, come on, come on
Yes peace train yes its the peace train
PRETEND

Frank Lavere / Cliff Parman / Lew Douglas

 

Pretend your happy when you’re blue
It isn’t very hard to do
And you’ll find happiness without and in
Whenever you pretend

Remember anyone can dream
And nothing’s bad as it may seem
The little things you haven’t got could be a lot
If you pretend

You’ll find a love you can share
One you can call all your own
Just close your eyes she’ll be there
You’ll never be alone

And if you sing this melody
You’ll be pretending just like me
The world is mine it can be yours my friend
So why don’t you pretend

You’ll find a love you can share
One you can call all your own
Just close your eyes she’ll be there
You’ll never be alone

And if you sing this melody
You’ll be pretending just like me
The world is mine it can be yours my friend
So why don’t you pretend
PRETTY LITTLE BABY CHILD

John Jarvis/Bill Rice

Hidden Hills Productions/Zomba Enterprises

ASCAP

 

Pretty little baby, lying in a manger
Staring at the strangers, whoíve come so many miles
They were told to follow the star up in the heavens
And it brought them to the stable of the little baby child

Could this be the kingdom of the high and mighty
Is this the ruler, born here tonight
Should we lay our treasures, here by the cradle
Oh you must be the saviour, pretty little baby child

Sometimes the greatest of miracles
Come from the smallest of things
They knew when they knelt there beside him
They were looking in the eyes of a king

And that his tiny little fingers would bring us together
For ever and ever, pretty little baby child

Wonder of wonders, there in the darkness
The light of the promise, how it shines from his eyes
The angels were singing the hallelujah chorus
To the saviour before us. Pretty little baby child

Sometimes the greatest of miracles
Come from the smallest of things
They knew when they knelt there beside him
They were looking in the eyes of a king

And that his tiny little fingers would bring us together
For ever and ever, pretty little baby child

For ever and ever pretty little baby child
RAKE AND RAMBLIN’ MAN

Bob McDill

 

I ran into an old friend of mine the other day
We hadn’t seen each other in quite a while
What he had to say to me hit me pretty hard
Cause I think a lot of folks get started this way, He said,

I thought It would be so easy, another one-nite-stand
She seemed so warm and willin’, right in the palm of my hand
Its been three months ago last Wednesday, since I woke up in her bed
Lord I think I love her, But it scares me half to death

CHORUS:
You know I’m a rake and a ramblin’ man,
Free as an eagle flies,
But look at me now and tell me true,
Do I look like a daddy to you?,
Oh, do I look like a daddy to you?

Now she’s feelin sick in the mornings, she can’t get into her jeans
I spent my last ten dollars, bought her second hand reams
I start to work next Monday, cause I just can’t let her down
I’ve had me some good times, But its all changin’ now

<CHORUS>

<CHORUS>
REASON TO BELIEVE

Tim Hardin

 

If I listen long enough to you
I’d find a way to believe its all true
Knowing that you lied straight faced while I cried
Still I’d look to find a reason to believe

Someone like you
Makes it hard to live without somebody else
Someone like you
Makes it easy to give and never think of myself

If I gave you time to change my mind
I’d find a way and I’d leave the past behind
Knowing that you lied straight faced while I cry
Still I’d look to find a reason to believe

Someone like you
Makes it hard to live without somebody else
Someone like you
Makes it easy to give and never think of myself

If I gave you time to change my mind
I’d find a way and I’d leave the past behind
Knowing that you lied straight faced while I cry
Still I’d look to find a reason to believe
RESTLESS

Tim Williams,Don Williams

Everybody And Their Dog Music

ASCAP

GIVE ME TOO MANY BAD SIGNS
I’LL BE GONE AND I CAN TELL YOU WHY
RIGHT OR WRONG THAT'S JUST THE WAY I AM
I’M NOT LOOKING FOR SYMPATHY
WE EITHER DO OR WE DON'T AGREE
ALL I NEED TO KNOW IS WHERE I STAND
SO IT'S COMIN' RIGHT DOWN TO YOU
I WANNA STAY.IF YOU WANT ME TO
BUT I DON'T WANNA WASTE YOUR TIME
SO I DON'T WANT YOU WASTIN' MINE

WHEN THE SUN'S SINKIN' LOW.
I GET SO RESTLESS
SHOULD I STAY OR GO, THAT IS THE OUESTION
I REALLY NEED TO FEEL THAT YOU'LL NEVER
LEAVE ME ALONE
MAYBE THAT'S ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW

MAYBE I GET TOO IMPATIENT
WHEN I SENSE YOUR RESERVATIONS
I GUESS I’M, JUST SCARED YOU'LL SAY GOODBYE
'CAUSE I WOULD HOPE I’VE LET YOU KNOW
WHAT IT'S LIKE INSIDE YOUR LOVE
I PRAY IT LASTS FOR MORE THAN JUST AWHILE
SO IT'S TIME TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND
EITHER WAY I WILL SURVIVE
NOT KNOWING IS ENOUGH FOR ME
TO RIDE AWAY WITH A BROKEN DREAM

RIDE ON

Doug Johnson

Syndey Erin Music

BMI

Peggy Sue rode away last night, on a rocking horse
Straight into the pale moonlight, make believe of course
But whatís a little girl of eight
Supposed to do when sheís up so late
She canít sleep Ďcause it sounds like hate
Coming from her momma and daddyís room

CHORUS:
Ride on, ride on
Out to where it donít hurt no more
Ride on, come on
Back to how it was before

Your momma left and your daddy cussed
All they ever seem to do is fuss, ride on

Tommy Leeís got a space machine, he keeps it ready on the launching pad
ĎCause thereíve been times that he has seen, an alien invade his dad
So he heads out for the stars
Past the moon and straight to Mars
But what about the invisible scars
That come in a bottle that his daddy brings home

<CHORUS>
Your momma left and your daddy changed
You donít even know whoís to blame, so ride on

BRIDGE
Some people just lose control, some people hit overload
Some people act like some people, they never thought theyíd be
So why canít we all see
The only antidote, The only way to cope
The only true hope is love

So everybody wonít you,
<CHORUS>

Go ahead and test your faith
Thereís still a lot of hope, itís never too late

To ride on the wings of love, ride on
Running In The Fast Lane 

Don Williams

[Chorus:]
Running in the fast lane, movin' on through
Doin' the best that I can, just to get home to you
I've got my radar lookin' for trouble ahead
Running in the fast lane, looking for my bed

Life out on this highway gets me weary to the bone
I feel like some ole cowboy, who was born to be alone
You told me just last evening you're so tired of telephones
You need someone to hold you, so I best just bring it home

[Chorus]

It's never I don't miss you, when it's good or when it's bad
I love what we've got going, and all the things we've had
But you've got to make a living, keeping up and keeping on
Sometimes it's just a living, when you've been gone too long

[Chorus]

SAY IT AGAIN

Bob McDill

Universal Polygram International Publishing Inc

Oh all I needed, was one look
One magic moment, was all it took
From that moment, I loved you so
Now that Iíve found you Iím never going to let you go

So come on say it, say it again
It sounds so good, say it one more time and then
If you mean it say it again
The hard partís over and the loving part begins

Oh hold me closer, make me warm
I feel wanted here in your arms
Iíve been lonely for too long
Iíve waited a life time for you to come along

So come on say it, say it again
It sounds so good, say it one more time and then
If you mean it say it again
The hard partís over and the loving part begins

Come on say it, say it again
It sounds so good, say it one more time and then
If you mean it say it again
The hard partís over and the loving part begins
SEND HER ROSES

Pat McLaughlin

 

They got a road out in Alaska now,
I hear that you can go there.
Tell me about Montana,
with the cool blue mountain air.
I know your honeys got the money,
I can understand your wanderlust.
Brother, and boy, for me these days,
its refrigerator or bust.
I ain't got no words for going,
I got no longing for your open road.
Don't get found rollin' into town tugging on a heavy load.
You've gotta give me the nights with the city lights, and the people buzzin' everywhere.
One hand upon the parking meter, the other on her easy chair.
I'll send her roses, send her roses everyday.
If I don't go down another dirt road, I don't think it's gonna hurt my day.
I'll send her roses, send her roses once in awhile.
I'm a long, long way from outta here, but you know I'm gonna go in style.
Well, I was rollin' around Boston town, wasn't hardly anybody I know.
Got to singin' low for the first three rows, puttin' on a lousy show.
Well then I met her, I had to let her buy my lunch, I got the flowery plate.
I'm telling you why, good brother don't laugh, think I got me one suitable mate.
I'll send her roses, send her roses every day.
If I don't go down another dirt road, I don't think it's gonna hurt my day.
I'll send her roses, send her roses by the dozen.
I've been having me a whirl with a pretty girl,
and she told me she liked my lovin'.
(repeat last bridge)
SENORITA

Danny Flowers / Hank DeVita

 

Back in the innocent days, there was a young cowboy,
in love with a Mexican girl.
Only...She didn’t know it.
And he would watch her, as she walked by.
And her cotton dress, would dance in the wind.
And her eyes held the stars.
Now she was the most beautiful thing, that cowboy had ever seen.
Sent down straight from heaven.
But he was afraid, he’d never win her heart.
Because of some family scars, left by the range wars.
But oh...how he loved her.

CHORUS:
Senorita...Passing by...
Pardon me if I stop and asked you why.
Senorita... Could it be...
Someone like you could love
Someone like me?

So he walked up to her, tipped his hat and introduced himself.
And she looked up at him, and didn’t know what to say.
So he told her the story of his family.
The trouble that brought the barbed wire.
And of all the things he couldn’t change.
And then he told her that he loved her.
And he studied her reaction.
And by the time the spring rains came, they were married.
Now there’s an old song that my family used to sing.
‘Bout a young cowboy and a Mexican girl.
And how they fell in love.
SHADOWLAND

Bob McDill

Polygram International Publishing Inc., Ranger BobMusic

ASCAP

 

Everytime the tide comes in the tide goes out
Some folks fail some do alright
You could take a johnboat all the way to town
Had an angry broken father, in a house beside the water

CHORUS:
Shadowland, what secret are you keeping
Are you only sleepin to wake another day
Shadowland, Oh how could I have loved you
I never really knew you, anyway

Funny how the stars down there shine so bright
Breeze comes in just like a prayer
Mama asked Jesus to keep Daddy home at night
I guess it was a pity, but Jesus never did it

<CHORUS>

BRIDGE:
Storms blew up from Mexico, the boats would all come in
Nights like that you could smell salt water on the wind
I was so young back then

Brother was a gifted child so they said
We could build a starship in the yard
Angry voices came from the house at night
So we’d play a game he made up
And stay out a little later

<CHORUS>
SHE NEVER KNEW ME

Wayland Holyfield / Bob McDill

Polygram International

ASCAP

 

She packed up her suitcase
And walked to the door
She said she won’t come
Like she’s done before

I bet she’s in Dallas
Before it gets dark
I know she’s thinking
She’s breaking my heart

She knows I love her
So she thinks I’ll crawl
But she never knew me
she never knew me
she never knew me at all

She knows I love her
I know I need her
God knows to please her
I’ve tried and I’ve tried

By now if I know her
She’s changed her mind
She’ll pull off the highway
And have a good cry

And then like a lost child
She’ll want to come home
She’ll think I’m waiting
There by the phone

She’ll stop in some cafe
And give me a call
But she never knew me
she never knew me
she never knew me at all
SHE'S A NATURAL

Rob Crosby, Rick Bowles
Peermusic III, Ltd./Songs of Grand Coalition (BMI) Administered by Peermusic III
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

She's got just a touch of grey and her hair
and that's ok, she knows that I don't care
The little lines around her eyes
She don't need to disguise

In her heart she's by the ocean
the sun on her face
or going down the road less traveled
at her own pace

She's a natural in everything she does
she don't have to try to win my love
I go easy when she calls
She knows how to please me
after all, she's a natural

When I really need her touch
when this old world is just too much
Well I don't have to say a word
Because her heart is already heard

But it must be second nature
the way she knows
she takes my hand and then she turns
the light down low

She's a natural in everything she does
she don't have to try to win my love
I go easy when she calls
She knows how to please me
after all, she's a natural

SHE’S IN LOVE WITH A RODEO MAN

Bob McDill

Songs of Polygram International, Inc.

BMI

She’s a barmaid in a west Texas dance hall
She’s there ev’ry night till they close
And the cowboy’s pay for the jukebox
And she plays “San Antonio Rose”

Well I know her life ain’t been easy
And the lines in her face say it all
But she still is a beautiful woman
In the lights of the Texas dance hall

CHORUS:
But she won’t sit down at your table
And I know that you can’t hold her hand
She won’t go home with you cowboy
She’s in love with a rodeo man

Well he’s hard and he’s scarred and he’s greyin’
And he’s stoned most all of the time
And he drinks at a dark corner table
And he waits there until closin’ time
SHE'S WITH ME

Tim Williams, Don Williams
Tim Williams (BMI)
Everybody and Their Dog Music (ASCAP)

I'm not too obsessed with holding on to time and yes
I knew her light was meant for all to see
but whenever time this crazy world gets to pulling' on my girl
it just makes me wanna scream

She's with me, if you didn't know
when it's clear for miles and we're on the darkest road
when we're all alone, or among the crowd
If she's ever made to choose, well you'll find out
She's with me

There's nothing like security, this is the safest place I can be
with her holding my heart in her hands
one day I'm gonna learn, to be the man that she deserves
and the reason why there's still a chance

She's with me, don't you know
when it's clear for miles and we're on the darkest road
when we're all alone, or among the crowd
Don't try try to make her choose, 'cause you'll find out
she's with me.

(instrumental fade)

 

SHOT FULL OF LOVE Once I had a heart cold as ice, love for me was only for fun. I’d make a mark for each broken heart like notches
on the butt of a gun. Once I had a trick up my sleeve & a reputation all over town. I was heartless & cold
wherever I’d go, I shot down every young girl I found.


Well who’d have thought that someone like you, could take a desperado like me, but oh here I am I’m as meek
as a lamb, my bleeding heart there at your feet.

Yes I used to be a moonlight bandit. I used to be a heartbreak kid. Then I met you & the next thing I knew,
there I was shot full of love.

Yes I used to be a moonlight bandit. I used to be a heartbreak kid. Then I met you & the next thing I knew,
there I was shot full of love.
SILVER TURNS TO GOLD

Danny Flowers, Vince Santoro

Danny Flowers Music

ASCAP

WHEN I GET UP IN THE MORNIN'
AND I FACE A BRAND NEW DAY
I KNOW THAT YOU'RE BE51DE ME
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

FOR SO LONG NOW WE'VE BEEN LOVERS
ALWAYS BEEN THE BEST OF FRIENDS
AND I RAISE MY GLASS UP TO YA'
AS WE START ALL OVER AGAIN

I'LL LOVE YOU TILL THE DAY THAT I DIE
WITH A FEELING THAT WILL NEVER GROW OLD
I'LL KEEP MY ARM AROUND YOU
WHEN YOU START TO MOVE A LITTLE SLOW
AND LOVE WILL NEVER FADE AWAY
OUR STORY WILL FOREVER: BE TOLD
YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME
WHEN THE SILVER TURNS TO GOLD

I GAVE MY HEART AWAY TO YOU
THE FIRST TIME I FELT THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND
AND TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER
I STILL WANNA BE YOUR MAN
SO FAR, SO GOOD

Dobie Gray, Eddie Sester, Troy Seals

BMI

Think I'm in a world of trouble
Talk about a worried man
I've seen enough women falling out of love
To think I've got one on my hand

There must be something going on
That I don't know about 
I got a feeling 'fore the weekends over
She'll be moving out

Oh, but so far, she hasn't packed a thing at all
She hasn't made a call
She must be thinking it over
So far she hasn't done what I thought she would
So far, so far, so good.

Oh, the nights are the hardest to handle
So many things in my head
How much longer can I go on
Just taking a memory to bed

I so afraid there's somebody else
Lord I hope I'm wrong
But I can't help feeling that one of these mornings
I'll be waking up alone.

Oh, but so far, she hasn't packed a thing at all
She hasn't made a call
She must be thinking it over
So far she hasn't done what I thought she would
So far, so far, so good.

So far, So far, so good

SOME BROKEN HEARTS NEVER MEND

Wayland Holyfield

Polygram International Publishing, Inc.

ASCAP

Coffee black, cigarette
Start this day like all the rest
First thing ev’ry morning that I do
Is start missing you

CHORUS:
Some broken hearts never mend
Some mem’ries never end
Some tears will never dry
My love for you will never die.

Rendezvous, in the night
A willing woman to hold me tight
But in the middle of love’s embrace
I see your face

CHORUS

SOMEONE LIKE YOU

B. McDill, D.Lee

Others have touched me soft in the night
And others have kissed me and held me tight
Good times and lovers I've had a few
But I was just waiting for someone like you

Others have loved me before your time
Some who were gentle, some who were kind
Don't it seem funny I never knew
I was just waiting for someone like you

No I never wasted a minute of my time
'cause every road I ever took led me to your side
I've been lonely and I have been loved
I got used to losin' what I'm fondest of

But it's all so clear now my whole life through
I was just waiting for someone like you
SOMETHING ‘BOUT YOU

Kevin Welch

1992,Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, All rights adm by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

ASCAP

I don't want nobody
I'm better off alone
I'm sworn to independence
My heart is made of stone
But you're breaking on through
Oh, there's something 'bout you.

I've been tapping my toes
To the way you talk
And I've been singing along
To the way you walk
I've got to do
Something 'bout you.

Chorus
Well, I've got this (place/life) of mine
It's nice and quite and I like it fine.
I work real hard, got no time for you
But I've whiskied up my coffee cup
Sitting here trying not to call you up
It's getting to where I don't know what to do
Oh, there's something 'bout you.

Bridge
Something about you, like distant thunder
And I can't say I ain't been warned
But there's no shelter to crawl under
Ever gonna save me from this storm

Oh, there's something 'bout you 
I Can't Shake
There's something 'bout you
That's been keeping me awake
The whole night through
Oh, there's something 'bout you

STANDING KNEE DEEP IN A RIVER (DYIN’ OF THIRST)

Bob McDill. Dickey Lee, Bucky Jones

ASCAP

Friends I could count on, 
I could count on one hand
With a leftover finger or two
I took them for granted
Let all slip away

Now where they are, I wish I knew

They roll by just like water

 

STAY YOUNG

Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle

Oh, don’t ya lose that light in your eyes
You’re never too old to love, never too late to try
When somebody needs you
Give ‘em all you can give
Oh, when you’re livin’ to love and a lovin’ to live

CHORUS:
Stay young keep your wheels in motion
You’ve got everything that you need
Stay young with your rock n’ rollin’
All the best things in life are free

Oh, don’t ya feel like playin’ the fool
Just step outa line and break all the rules
Well, don’t you let them tell you, Its not for you
Oh, don’t go growin’ old, before you’re due

STORYBOOK CHILDREN You’ve got your world and I’ve got mine and it’s a shame. Two grown up worlds that will never be the same.

Why can’t we be like storybook children running through the rain hand in hand across the meadow. Why can’t
we be like storybook children in a wonderland where nothing’s planned for tomorrow.

You’ve got his ring, you’ve got his heart, you’ve got his babies, and it’s too late to turn away and start again.

Why can’t we be like storybook children running through the rain hand in hand across the meadow. Why can’t
we be like storybook children in a wonderland where nothing’s planned for tomorrow.

How happy we would be if only we could be storybook children.
T'was the Night Before Christmas
Clement Clark Moore
Christmas Single

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

 
TAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF

Bill LaBounty, Steve O’Brien

1998,Careers-BMG Music Publishing/Steve OíBrien Music

BMI

There’s two hundred people pushin’ up daisies
In the graveyard out back of the old Baptist church
There were some schemers, some sinners and dreamers
And not one died wishin’ they spent more time at work.

Chorus:
Take it easy on yourself
The world will keep turnin’
Without any help
I love you better than anyone else
Take it easy on yourself.

Leave all the old tears, the good times and lost years
The guilt and the heartache right where they are
I got no hard lesson just love without question
So right now just lay down in these open arms

<repeat Chorus>

Bridge
Unhook your burden let it all free
Sometimes life’s harder than it ought to be

I got no hard lesson just love without question
So right now just lay down in these open arms

<repeat Chorus>
THAT SONG ABOUT THE RIVER
Charles John Quarto, Steve Gillette
BMI
I have seen the paddle wheeler
Rolling South on a summers day
I have seen the lovers at guardrail
With stars in their lemonade

And I've heard the hobos gathered
heard their banjos grace the glade
Heard them sing bout the river,
Called it the lazy man's parade

Sing me that song about the river
Green going away
You know I always did feel like a drifter
'Bout this time of day

Last night I stood by the highway
Pretend I was on my way 
You know a hundred thousand headlights
Couldn't match the milky way

And when the moonlight touches the water
Surely something touches me
I go reaching for the river
Like its reaching for the sea

So, sing me that song about the river
Green going away
You know I always did feel like a drifter
This time of day

Some things go on for ever
The truth don't ever stray
The wind may brush the water
But the river holds her sway

So sing me that song about the river
Green going away
You know I always did feel like a drifter 
About this time of day.

THAT’S THE THING ABOUT LOVE
Gary Nicholson / Richard Leigh
Sometimes you feel lost and far from home
Then with just one kiss you’re a king on a throne
It can make you soar like an eagle
Or it can make you feel as meek as a dove
Whoa, that’s the thing about love

You hope and pray the right one comes along
Some fools don’t know what they’ve got till its gone
The very one you think will never hurt ya
Always seems to be, the one that does
Whoa, that’s the thing about love

You can’t have it
Until you give it
You can never give it enough
Whoa, that’s the thing about love

Naw, you can’t haveit
Until you give it
You can never give it enough
So, next time you come in a natural flow
Deep in the feelin’s with your heart all aglow
Don’t stop to try to understand it
Thank your lucky stars shinin’ above, and say
Whoa, that’s the thing about love
Whoa, that’s the thing about love
THE LETTER
Wayne Carson Thompson / aka: Wayne Carson
Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
I ain’t got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone I’m a goin’ home
My baby jus’ wrote me a letter

I don’t care how much money I gotta spend
I got to get back to my baby again
Lonely days are gone I’m a goin’ home
My baby jus’ wrote me a letter

Well she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn’t live without me no more
Listen mister can’t you see
I gotta get back to my baby once more
Any way yeah

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
I ain’t got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone I’m a goin’ home
My baby jus’ wrote me a letter

Well she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn’t live without me no more
Listen mister can’t you see
I gotta get back to my baby once more
Any way yeah

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
I ain’t got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone I’m a goin’ home
My baby jus’ wrote me a letter
My baby jus’ wrote me a letter
THE LONG BLACK VEIL
Marijohn Wilkin / Danny Dill
Ten years ago on a cold dark night
A man was killed ‘neath the town hall light
There were few at the scene but they all agreed
That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me

The judge said, Son what is your alibi?
If you were somewhere else then you won’t have to die
Well I spoke not a word though it meant my life
For I had been in the arms of my best friends wife

She walks these hills in a Long Black Veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows nobody seems nobody knows but me

The scaffold is high an eternity nears
She stood in the crowd shed not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cold winds moan
She comes to my grave and she cries on my bones

She walks these hills in a Long Black Veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows nobody seems nobody knows but me
THE OLD TRAIL
Charles John Quarto, Steve Gillette
BMI
Thereís a new ridge road that cuts the mountain to the bone. Slices through the woods like there ainít nobody home. You wheel on up the valley view. Youíll never feel the climb. Oh but Iíll take the old trail every time.

The old trail, just moses right along, moves at the speed of a sweet love song and the wind through the trees carries her own wind chimes. Yeah Iíll take the old trail every time.

Lately it seems things vanish by degrees. How soon we forget we made our tree houses out of trees. When we going to realise some reasons just donít rhyme. Yeah I take the old trail every time.

The old trail. Now may she never fade. The one where the deer always have the right of way. How I love to watch the wintergreen along the timber lines. Yes Iíll take the old trail every time.
People all in cars let the radios do the talking but I always find that Iím singing when Iím walking.
The old trail just moses right along. Moves at the speed of a sweet love song and the wind through the trees carries her own wind chimes. Yeah Iíll take the old trail every time. I take the old trail every time.
The Rose 
Amanda McBroom

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose

THE SHELTER OF YOUR EYES
Don Williams
In the shelter of your eyes
I have finally learned the song
It took so long to realize
I just canít make it all alone

Words are only what they say
But this feeling isnít wrong
Iím so glad I found my way
Itís good to be where I belong

And Iím, gonna stay, right here Ďcause Iím
In rhythm with your mind
Tune out the world and rest my head
ĎNeath the shelter of your eyes
THE TIES THAT BIND
Clyde Otis / Vin Corso
Alley Music Corp / Trio Music Co., Inc. / Eden Music Corp.
BMI
Knowing you stand by me through good and bad
Makes all the difference in my life
And day by day sweetheart I find
These are the ties that bind

The little things you do that please me so
The way you always understand
When simple joys bring peace of mind
These are the ties that bind

BRIDGE:
You’re all I need
To see me through
Can I say more than this my love
I live just for your kiss my love
And I live just for your kiss my love

Forever and a day my love will live
The flame of love will never die
So heart and soul please say you’re mine
Held by the ties that bind
THEN IT’S LOVE
Dennis Linde
Some people say that love is a rose
Maybe theyíve hit it right on the nose
But other folks say that itís like the sun
Well a long time ago daddy said to me
Iíll help you clear up the mystery
Iíll give you a simple rule of thumb

If it knocks you off your feet
Then itís love, then itís love
If it makes your life complete
Then itís love, then itís love
If it turns you upside down
Then itís love, then itís love

The dictionary wonít tell you much
If love is the word youíre looking up
I donít believe that the definitionís right
And the encyclopaedia wonít reveal
The crazy way you start to feel
Kissing on a moonlit summers night

So gonna say that love is a game
Maybe compare it to a flame
Or say itís a medicine that heals
But a band of experts could fight all night
And never figure out which one is right
But theyíd agree on how it makes you feel

Well if it makes your world go round
Then itís love ooh ooh ooh.
THIS SIDE OF THE SUN
Gary Rex Tanner
Yak Yak Music, Reckless Rex Music
BMI
I THOUGHT l'D BE AN ANGEL AND FLY ON ASTRAL SKIES
I THOUGHT l'D WEAR A FANCIFUL DISGUISE
AND IT'S TAKEN ME A LOTTA TIME
TO FIND OUT l'M NOT ONE
AN OUTLAW ON THE RUN, ON THIS SIDE OF THE SUN

I HOPED l'D BE A CHAMPION AND LIVE WITHOUT A CARE
I THOUGHT l'D CHANGE THE WORLD, MAKE IT JUST AND FAIR
BUT MY YOUTH SLIPPED BY BEFORE MY EYES
MUCH TO MY SURPRISE
BEFORE I HAD BEGUN, ON THIS SIDE OF THE SUN

OUT ON THIS END OF THE WIND
WINTER'S.COMING 'ROUND THE BEND
YOU PRAY FOR RAIN, BEFORE YOU KNOW,
YOU'RE STANDIN' IN A FOOT OF SNOW
SO YOU PULL YOUR COAT UP TO YOUR CHIN
PICK YOUR SHOVEL UP AGAIN
'CAUSE YOUR WORK IS NEVER DONE, ON THIS SIDE OF THE SUN

I TOOK IT TO A FORTUNE TELLER
I THOUGHT THAT SHE MIGHT HELP ME
SHE LOOKED INTO MY EYES AND SMILED MYSTERIOUSLY
BUT SHE DIDN'T KNOW AS MUCH AS ME
I STARED BACK, DEJECTEDLY
'CAUSE I KNOW WHERE SHE'S FROM, THIS SIDE OF THE SUN

OUT BEHIND THESE PRISON WALLS,
DARK CLOUDS COME AND HARD RAINS FALL
YOU PAUSE A MOMENT FOR A DREAM,
THEY ROW YOU GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
YOU WAKE UP ANGRY IN THE NIGHT, JUMP UP, READY FOR A FIGHT
BUT THE WAR IS NEVER WON ON THIS SIDE OF THE SUN
NOW THEY TELL ME MUSIC CAN FREE A PERSON'S SOUL

SO I SING A SONG EVERYWHERE I GO
BUT IT'S NOT MUCH OIFFERENT THAN BEFORE
I'M STILL LOOKING FOR THE DOOR
I WONDER IF THERE IS ONE, ON THIS SIDE OF THE SUN
TILL THE RIVERS ALL RUN DRY
Don Williams / Wayland Holyfield
Polygram International Publishing, Inc.
ASCAP
CHORUS:
Till the rivers all run dry
Till the sun falls from the sky
Till life on earth is through
I’ll be needing you

I know sometimes you may wonder
From little things I say and do
But there’s no need for you to wonder
If I need you, ‘cause I’ll need you

Too many times I don’t tell you
Too many things get in the way
And even though sometimes I hurt you
Still you show me, in every way
TIME

M. Merchant

Some people run, some people crawl, 
Some people donít even move at all.
Some roads lead forwards 
Some roads lead back.
Some roads are bathed in light, 
Some wrapped in fearful black.
Time, oh time where did you go, 
Time oh good, good time where did you go.

Sometimes Iím satisfied, 
sometimes Iím not.
Sometimes my face is cold, 
sometimes itís hot.
Sunset I laugh, sunrise I cry, 
at midnight Iím in between wondering why.
Time, oh time where did you go. 
Time oh good good time where did you go.
Time, oh time where did you go. 
Time oh good good time where did you go.
TOO MUCH LOVE
Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway
BMI
Too much coffee, too much tea
Too much sugar isn't good for me
Too much money too much fame
Too much licqure drives a man insane

But too much love, too much love
There no such thing as getting too much love
Oh oh love,  oh oh love
There's no such thing as getting too much love

Too much fighting and misery
There too much trouble in the world for me
there too much of this and too much of that
and too much of anything will make you fat

But too much love, too much love
There no such thing as getting too much love

Too many people saying don't do that
Its a no no no no no
I don't need telling you where its at
i said I no no no

Too much pleasure, and too much pain
Somewhere someone getting too much rain
And too much junk is being advertise
And too much television hurts your eyes.

But too much love, too much love
There no such thing as getting too much love
Oh oh love,  oh oh love
There's no such thing as getting too much love

la la la la la, la la la...
la la la la la la la la la...

TRUE LOVE
Pat Alger
Adam and Eve on a Saturday night
That’s when the trouble started
She said Adam let’s go for a bite
She led him through the garden
And ever since then we tried to make sense of this
mystery emotion
But we might as well try to count the stars in the sky
or those raindrops in the ocean

CHORUS:
Well you know its true love
Deeper than deep
Hotter than a fire
Well itsa harder to find and its harder to keep
Its the thing we most desire

I was alone for so many nights
I really started to wonder
If I had run outa chances to find
A spell I could fall under
Then you walked in like an Elvis film
you were singing Love Me Tender
I was a hypnotized by your blue eyes
and the next thing I remember

<CHORUS>

And there is true love in a waking eye
and the sweet perfume that lingers
And itsa I love you on a new tattoo
and that diamond on her finger

<CHORUS>
Its the true love we most desire
TULSA TIME
Danny Flowers
Polygram International Publishing, Inc.
ASCAP
I left Oklahoma drivin’ in a Pontiac
Just about to lose my mind
I was goin’ on to Arizona, maybe on to California
Where all the people live so fine
My baby said I was crazy, my momma called me lazy
I was goin’ to show ‘em all this time
‘Cause you know I ain’t no fool an’ I don’t need no more schoolin’
I was born to just walk the line

Livin’ on Tulsa time
Livin’ on Tulsa time
Well you know I’ve been through it
When I set my watch back to it
Livin’ on Tulsa time

Well there I was in Hollywood wishin’ I was doin’ good
Talkin’ on the telephone line
But they don’t need me in the movies and nobody sings my songs
Guess I’m just wastin’ time
Well then I got to thinkin’, man I’m really sinkin’
And I really had a flash this time
I had no business leavin’ and nobody would be grievin’
If I went on back to Tulsa time

Livin’ on Tulsa time
Livin’ on Tulsa time
Gonna set my watch back to it
‘Cause you know I’ve been through it
Livin’ on Tulsa time
(TURN OUT THE LIGHTS AND) LOVE ME TONIGHT
Bob McDill
I´ve been lonesome and I´ve been empty
I got an achin´, way down inside
I need someone, someone to hold me
Pull down the shade, turn out the light
And love me tonight

Don´t think about tomorrow
It don´t matter any more
We can turn the key
And lock the world outside the door

I need you so now
Come on let go now
Kick off your shoes, turn out the light
And love me tonight

Instrumental

Now don´t you worry
We´re all alone now
Let your hair down
Sit by my side
Turn off the T.V.
Put on some music
Pull down the shade
Turn out the light
And love me tonight

Don´t think about tomorrow
It don´t matter any more
We can turn the key
And lock the world outside the door

I need you so now (oooo)
Come on let go now
Kick off your shoes
Turn out the light
And love me tonight...
WAITING FOR A TRAIN All around the water tank
Waitin’ for a train
A thousand miles away from home
Sleepin’ in the rain

I walked up to a brakeman
Just to give him a line of talk
He says if you’ve got money boy
I’ll see that you don’t walk

Well I have’nt got a nickle
Not a penny can I show
Get off, get off you railroad bum
And he slammed the boxcar door

Well he put me off in Texas
A state I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me
The moon and the stars up above

Nobody seems to want me
Or to lend me a helping hand
I’m on my way from ‘Frisco
Goin’ back to Dixieland

Oh my pocketbook is empty
And my heart is full of pain
I’m a thousand miles away from home
Waitin’ for a train
WALKIN’ A BROKEN HEART
Ralph Murphy / Joe Allen
Walkiní down this midnight street
Just the sound of two lonely feet
Walkiní a broken heart, walkiní a broken heart
The empty city not a soul in sight
And a misty rain falls on a perfect night
To walk a broken heart to walk a broken heart

I know if youíre thinking this couldnít happen to you
Youíd be a fool for believing
Dreams wonít fly away, sometimes they do.

I know if youíre thinking this couldnít happen to you
Youíd be a fool for believing
Dreams wonít fly away, sometimes they do.

So if youíve been hurt and youíre feeling lost
Put your paperback back and turn your TV off
And walk your broken heart, walk your broken heart
Walk your broken heart, walk your broken heart
Walk your broken heart. Go walk your broken heart
WASH IT ALL AWAY
Tim Williams
Everybody And Their Dog Music
ASCAP
DAY BY DAY
SEEMS LIKE YOU DRIFT AWAY
MAYBE IT'S JUST A PHASE
BUT IT WON'T TAKE A LOT
TO PUT OUT THIS FIRE WE'VE GOT
WHAT'S LEFT JUST DON'T SEEM SO HOT
IT FLICKERS AND STRAINS
WAITS FOR THE RAiN

AS IT FADES FROM A FIRE
TO A DYING FLAME, AND IT LOOKS
LIKE RAIN
5EE THE CLOUDS IN THE SKY
THEY DON'T EVEN SEEM TO MIND
IT WILL DIE DON'T THEY KNOW
FEEL THE WIND BEGIN TO BLOW
SOON IT WILL BRING THE RAIN
WASH IT ALL AWAY

IF I COVER THIS FLAME
SAFE FROM THE POURING RAIN
I DON'T THINK IT WOULD CHANGE
A THING
'CAUSE I JUST BELIEVE
IT'S GOT TO HAVE ROOM TO BREATHE
SO IT OCCURS TO ME
I COULD LOSE EITHER WAY
HERE COMES THE RAIN
IF YOU DON'T COME BACK THE RAIN
WILL WASH IT ALL AWAY
WE SHOULD BE TOGETHER
Allen Reynolds
BMI
I think about you
When I don’t want to
Dream about your smiling face
I keep trying not to love you
But I love you anyway

We should be together, together
We should be walking side by side
We should be together, together
Keeping each other satisfied


I have thought to come to know you
I’ve come to need your company
What will I do if I can’t have you
If I can’t have you
What will I do

We should be together, together
We should be walking side by side
We should be together, together
Keeping each other satisfied

We should be together, together
We should be walking side by side
We should be together, together
Keeping each other satisfied
WE SHOULD ONLY HAVE TIME FOR LOVE
Wayland Patton, Jim Rushing
Songs Of Polygram International, Inc
BMI
TODAY WE LAID OLD MAN PATE TO REST
HIS BIG HANDS FOLDED ACROSS HIS CHEST
GOD REST HIS SOUL, JUST TWO DAYS AGO
HE WAS IN HIS YARD WAVIN' TO ME

AS I STOOD BY HIS GRAVE THE IMPRESSION WAS STRONG
ONE MINUTE WE'RE HERE AND THE NEXT WE'RE GONE
AND WITH EACH BREATH OF LIFE THAT IS GIVEN TO US
WE SHOULD ONLY HAVE TIME FOR LOVE

SO TELL ME WHAT CAN BE GAINED BY FUSSING AND FIGHTING
THE ANSWER IS LEFT UP TO US
I THINK IT'S TIME WE LEARNED, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
OH, WE SHOULD ONLY HAVE TIME FOR LOVE

SOMETIMES l'M UNWILLING TO OPEN MY EYES
JUST TOO STUBBORN TO COMPROMISE
WHEN YOU STAND YOUR GROUND
OH, THERE'S NO BACKIN' DOWN
THAT MAKES FOR A LONG, B17TER FIGHT

AND YOU KNOW IT'S SUCH A WASTE TO ENGAGE IN THAT
TEARING EACH OTHER DOWN IN A TIT FOR TAT
WHEN WE COULD BE HARD AT WORK, BUILDING A TRUST
OH, WE SHOULD ONLY HAVE TIME FOR LOVE

WELL, ISN'T IT TIME WE LEARNED, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
OH, WE SHOULD ONLY HAVE TIME FOR LOVE

WE’RE ALL THE WAY
Don Williams
BMI
Thereís no cause to think that I wonít stay, havenít I been with you all the way. Thereís no time like now to make amends, cause after all weíre more than friends.

This could be the time for you & me. We could go wherever we should be. So donít put words between us we shouldnít say, donít be acting half way, when you know weíre all the way.

There are times that I donít see the light and I donít know if what I do is right, when Iím wrong itís never meant for you, so donít confuse my love with what I do.

This could be the time for you & me. We could go wherever we should be. So donít put words between us we shouldnít say, donít be acting half way, when you know weíre all the way.

WE’VE GOT A GOOD FIRE GOIN’
Dave Loggins
There’s a storm rollin’ over the hill
And the willow trees are blowin’
I’m standin’ here starin’ out the window
Safe and warm
I feel her put her arms around me
And its a good feelin’ I’m knowin’
Oh, I’ve got a good woman and we’ve got a good fire goin’

We’ve got a feast on the supper table
Bread for breakin’
A blessing from the Lord for makin’ me such a fortunate man
The light of my life in the candle
Her face a glowin’
Oh, I’ve got a good woman and we’ve got a good fire goin’

CHORUS:
So let it rain
(let the rain fall down)
Let it rain
It won’t do nothin’ but kindle a never ending flame
Let it rain
(let the rain fall down)
Let it rain til mornin’
Oh, I’ve got a good woman and we’ve got a good fire goin’

Now there’s a hard rain fallin’ on the roof
Coffee comin’ from the kitchen
I’m lyin’ here listenin’ to the ceiling on the living room floor
I feel her lay down beside me
My love is overflowin’
Oh, I’ve got a good woman and we’ve got a good fire goin’

<CHORUS>
Oh, I’ve got a good woman and we’ve got a good fire goin’
WHAT DOES IT MATTER TO ME
Don Williams, Kenneth Blevins, Charles Cochran, Matt McKenzie, Mike Noble, Billy Sanford
Everybody And Their Dog Music
ASCAP
I see her walkin’ down the street
What does it matter to me
And I can wonder who she might be
What does it matter to me

Ia there someone who
She could be runnin’ to
She’s gonna do what she’s gonna do
What does it matter to me

Seems she’s everywhere I look
What does it matter to me
And her looks could fill a book
What does it matter to me

There’s no need for me to try
Or even wonder why
Just let her walk on by

On winter’s eve, my soul has soared
With desert’s evening sky
But never seen the beauty, I see in her eyes
WHAT IF IT WORKED LIKE THAT

Ronie Bowman, Lynn Hutton, Jason Sellers
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)
Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP)
This Is Magic Mustang Music/Troy D Songs (ASCAP)

What if we were old when we got here
Got a little younger every year
And we all laughed in the face of fear
like it was nothing

What if we could all come in first place
take our time without being late
drink a few beers just to get in shape
yeah, wouldn't be something

What if it worked like that
what if this big old world didn't turn so fast
took a little less and gave a little more back
Yeah, what if it worked like that

What if we had to many friends
had more money than we could stand
And all the good times wouldn't end
they'd just keep on comin;

What if we could hug the ones we missed?
Clocking in meant catching fish
And all the pride and prejudice
Had to give into login?

What if it worked like that
what if this big old world didn't turn so fast
took a little less and gave a little more back
Yeah, what if it worked like that

What if it worked like that
what if this big old world didn't turn so fast
It took a little less and gave more back
Yeah, what if it worked like that

WHEN I AM WITH YOU 

Don Williams

If I could write about the way you make me feel
I wonder what I’d write
‘Cause of all the words there are to use
That never say it right
When I only have a minute and It’d take a thousand hours
And some new words too
But my nights are never blue
And I don’t mind the rain when I’m with you

When I’m with you the songs are already written
Melodies turn into words nobody’s ever said
When I’m alone the only thing I can say that’s true
Is my nights are never blue
And I don’t mind the rain when I’m with you

So if I could write about the way you make me feel
I don’t know what I’d write
‘Cause of all the words there are to use
That never say it right
When I only have a minute and It’d take a thousand hours
And all those new words too
But my nights are never blue
And I don’t mind the rain when I’m with you
WHERE THE ARKANSAS RIVER LEAVES OKLAHOMA Where The Arkansas River Leaves Oklahoma
It Runs Free And Rambles Muddy And Wide
Where The Arkansas River Leaves Oklahoma
It's Gone Forever And Never Looks Back

I Met Her In Stillwell She Just Turned Twenty
A Spirited Beauty Like I've Never Known
And Me A Dirt Farmer Who Lived By The River
But She Said She Loved Me And The Free Life I Owned

We Married In April And Lived By The River
We Worked That Land From Spring Till The Fall
But I Guess When The Winter Howled At Our Window
She Couldn't Help Hearing That Wild River Call

Repeat Chorus

She Tried To Conquer That Wild Rage With-in Her
But Something Too Strong Ran Deep In Her Soul
But I Know She Loved Me She Cried Like A Baby
That Cold Winter Evening She Answered The Call
WHICH WAY IS SANTA FE
Don Williams, Charles Cochran, David Pomeroy
Everybody And Their Dog Music, Earwave Music, ASCAP
Which Way is Santa Fe, New Mexico

I've got some things to say
She needs to know:
Small brown adobe there
Where lives my heart
I just can't make it here
With us apart
Which way is Santa Fe, New Mexico

There was a dream I had
I had to see
Salt of the ocean breeze
Calling to me
So much for me to do
So much to be
Where is the dream I had
What do I see

How can so much so right be wrong
Why should you have to leave
To know where you belong

Wonderful Tonight

Eric Clapton

 

It's late in the evening 
She's wondering what clothes to wear 
She puts on her make up 
And brushes her long blonde hair 
And then she asks me 
Do I look alright 
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight 
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We go to a party 
And everyone turns to see 
This beautiful lady 
That's walking around with me 
And then she asks me 
Do you feel alright 
And I say yes, I feel wonderful tonight 

I feel wonderful 
Because I see the love light in your eyes 
And the wonder of it all 
Is that you just don't realize 
How much I love you 

It's time to go home now 
And I've got an aching head 
So I give her the car keys 
She helps me to bed 
And then I tell her 
As I turn out the light 
I say my darling, you were wonderful tonight 
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight
Years From Now

Roger Cook, Charles Cochran

 
Years from now, Iíll want you years from now
Iíll hold you years from now as I hold you tonight
You are my one true friend always my one true friend
And Iíll love you till lifeís end, as I love you tonight

I know this world that we live in can be hard now and then
And it will be again, many times weíve been down
Still love has kept us together for the flame never dies
When I look in your eyes the future I see

Holding you years from now
Wanting you years from now
Loving you years from now
As I love you tonight
YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND
Wayland Holyfield
Polygram International Publishing, Inc.
ASCAP
You placed gold on my finger
You brought love like Iíve never known
You gave life to our children
And to me a reason to go on

CHORUS:
Youíre my bread when I get hungry
Youíre my shelter from troubled winds
Your my anchor in lifeís ocean
But most of all youíre my best friend

When I need hope and inspiration
Youíre always strong when Iím tired and weak
I could search this whole world over
Youíd still be everything that I need

CHORUS x2

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

Carole King

 

When youíre down and troubled and you need a helping hand
And nothiní, nothiní is goiní right
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
Iíll come runniní to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall all youíve got to do is call
And Iíll be there, yes I will
Youíve got a friend

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind should begin to blow
Keep your head together and call my name out loud
Soon Iíll be knockiní upon your door

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
Iíll come runniní to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall all youíve got to do is call
And Iíll be there

Hey ainít it good to know youíve got a friend
When people can be so cold
Theyíll hurt you, desert you
Theyíll take your soul if you let them
So donít you let them

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
Iíll come runniní to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall all youíve got to do is call
And Iíll be there, yes I will
Youíve got a friend
 


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