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"DOESN'T GET ANY COUNTRIER THAN THIS"

Now, Mama I know you've always wished me the best
And I found somebody and I think she's gonna pass the test
She's a country girl as far as I can see
Mama, I hope she's what you had in mind for me

CHORUS:

She likes to go skinny-dippin' in the heat of the day
And late at night she wants to roll in the hay
She cranks my tractor 
With just one kiss
Mama, ain't nothin' get
Any contrier than this


Now, Mama I know she didn't grow up on a farm
But she sure knows her way around out behind the barn
And it ain't exactly chores she does at dawn
But she says she's gonna love me
'Til the cows come home

(Repeat chorus 2x)

Yeah, Mama ain't nothin' get
Any countrier than this



"GIVE IT TO ME STRAIT"

Bartender, I may sit here on this barstool all night long
But I won't need much attention
I just need some time alone
So, if you'll give me some quarters 
And a bottle of your best
You can just sit back and watch the jukebox do the rest

CHORUS:

Give it to me strait
Sing up my blue
While I sit here and cry
And tell me how my baby's gotten so good at goodbye
It's gonna take a fire mug
To put this old flame out
So, come on
Give it to me strait
Before I come unwound


Let's start of nice 'n' easy
Somethin' light
I know me
Then we'll work our way up slowly 
To fool-hearted memory
Yeah, I've got all night long
To sit right here and fall apart
So don't leave out one single song
I know 'em all by broken heart

(Repeat chorus)

There ain't one country singer
That ain't good for a bad heartache
And for me there's nothin' smoother 
Than a good stiff shot of strait

It's gonna take a fire mug
To put this old flame out
So, come on
Give it to me strait
Before I come unwound
Come on
Give it to me strait
Before I come unwound

"WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY"

Without me
Maybe you'd find somebody else
A little wiser
With a lot more weath
And without you
It's true I'd be free
To go chasin' all my dreams
Without any strings

CHORUS:

But I wouldn't want it any other way
Havin' you to come home to
At the end of every day
Your tender touch
Puts a smile back on my face
Wouldn't want it any other way


Hard times
May never let up on us
They may be all we'll ever have
We'll barely be enough
And, babe, you know
How cold the wind can blow
Love has never let us down 
When we needed it the most

(Repeat chorus)

Your tender touch
Puts a smile back on my face
Wouldn't want it any other way
Wouldn't want it any other way
Any other way
Oh, girl
You know, I love you more each day
Any other way...



"DOWN ON THE FARM"

Eevry Friday night
There's a steady cloud of dust
That leads back to a feild
Filled with pick-up trucks
Got old Hank crankin'
Way up loud
Got coolers in the back
Tailgates down
there's a big fire burnin' 
But don't be alarmed
It's just country boys and girls gettin' down on the farm

Ed's been on the tractor
Ain't seen Becky all week
Somebody said they seen 'em
Headin' down to the creek
Farmer Johnson's daughters just pulled up in a jeep
Man, he knows how to grow 'em 
If you know what I mean
Old Dave's gettin' loud 
But he don't mean no harm
We're just country boys and girls gettin' down on the farm

CHORUS:

You can have a lota fun in a New York minute
But there some things you can't do inside those city limits
Ain't no closin' time
Ain't no cover charge
Just country boys gettin' down on the farm


Well you can come as you are
There ain't no dress code
Just some rural route rules that you need to know
Don't mess with the bull
He can get real mean
Don't forget to shut the gate, 
Stay outta the beans
If it starts to rainin'
We'll just head to the barn
We're country boys and girls gettin' down on the farm

(Repeat chorus)

Ain't no closin' time
Ain't no cover charge
Just country boys and girls gettin' down on the farm

Aww, let's get down ya'll
Stay outta that hay

"NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON"

I was standing
At the end of my rainbow
With no where to go
And no pot of gold in sight
All my wishes
Were just way too much to hope for
But when I saw you
I knew I'd seen the light

CHORUS:

And not a moment too soon
without a minute to spare
You touched my heart
When I didn't have a prayer
In my darkest hour
With my world filled with gloom
Your sweet love saved me
Not a moment too soon


I used to think
That love would never find me
And the one who cares 
Was lost somewhere in time
But when you found me
I knew I'd found forever
You rescued me 
Just before I crossed the line

(Repeat chorus)

Your sweet love saved me
Not a moment too soon
Oh, not a moment too soon, yeah


"INDIAN OUTLAW"

CHORUS:

I'm an I'ndian outlaw
Half Cherokeean Chalktaw
My baby
She's Ichikawa
She's a one of a kind


All my friends call me Dirtcraw
Village chief is my Papa
He gets his orders from my Mama
She makes him walk the line

You can find me in my wigwam
I'll be beatin' on my tom-tom
Pull out the pipe and smoke ya some
Hey, and pass it around

(Repeat chorus)

I ain't lookin' for trouble
We can ride my pony double
Make your little heart bubble
Oh, like a glass of wine

I remember the Medicine Man
He caught runnin' water in my hand
Drug me around by my headband
Said I wasn't the kind

(Repeat chorus)

I can kill a deer or a buffalo
With just my arrow and my Hickory bow
From a hundred yards
Don't ya know
I do it all the time

They all gather 'round my teepee
Late at night
Tryin' to catch a peek at me
In nothin' but my buffalo briefs
I got 'em standin' the line

(Repeat chorus)

Cherokee people
Cherokee tribe
So proud to live
So proud to die



"REFRIED DREAMS"

Last Monday mornin'
You left with no warnin'
I started goin' insane
Well, I headed south outta Delreo, Texas
With a hell of a load on my brain
I kept on goin'
Without even knowin'
How much your love really means
Now I'm messed up in Mexico
Livin' on refried dreams

CHORUS:

I'm down here in Mexico
Sick as a dog
My head is poundin' 
From this border town fog
Down to my last dime
And comin' apart at the seams
I'm messed up in Mexico
Livin' on refried dreams


This picture ain't pretty
I'm ragged and dirty
And wonderin' what I'm doin' here
Shootin' tequila
Wantin' to kill ya
And wishin' to God you were near
So pull over your memory
But feelin' so empty
I've run outta my self-esteem
Now I'm messed up in Mexico
Livin' on refried dreams

(Repeat chorus 2x)

Oh, I'm messed up in Mexico
Livin' on refried dreams



"DON'T TAKE THE GIRL"

Johnny's daddy was takin' him fishin'
When he was eight years old
Little girl came through the front gate
Holdin' a fishin' pole
His dad looked down and smiled, 
Said, "We can't leave her behind
Son, I know you don't want her to go
But someday you'll change you're mind"
And Johnny said

"Take Jimmy Johnson,
Take Tommy Thompson,
Take my best friend Bo
Take anybody that you want
As long as she don't go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy, please
Don't take the girl"

Same old boy
Same sweet boy
Ten years down the road
He held her tight and kissed her lips in
Front of the picture show
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm
Said, "If you do what I tell you to there
Won't be any harm"
And Johnny said,

"Take my money,
Take my wallet,
Take my credit cards
Here's a watch that my grandpa gave me
Here's the key to my car
Mr., give it a whirl
But please
Don't take the girl"

Same old boy
Same sweet girl 
Five years down the road
There's gonna be a little one and she
Says it's time to go
Doctor says, "The baby's fine
But you'll hafta leave
Cuz his mamma's fading fast"
And Johnny hit his knees
And there he prayed,

"Take the very breath you gave me
Take the heart from my chest
I'll gladly take her place if you'll let me
Make this my last request
Take me outta this world
God, please
Don't take the girl"

Johnny's daddy was takin' him fishin'
When he was eight years old

"40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS"

Well, it's been rainin' on and on
Every since you been gone
Those dark clouds keep rollin' in
And every time I think I might catch my self a glimpse of sunlight
The bottom falls out again
Well, I can barely keep afloat
I'm up the creek without a pole
And I've been driftin' heaven knows how long
Cuz it's been rainin' 40 days and the 40 nights since you've been gone

CHORUS:

Hey, well, drip, drip, drip
Goes the sound of the rain
The four winds are blowin' like a hurricane
My friends said I should settle for any ford in a storm
I'd rather be inside your lovin' arms
Safe and warm
Girl, it's been a long time
since I've seen sunshine
Baby, won't ya come back home
Cuz it's been rainin' 40 days and the 40 nights since you've been gone


I keep starrin' out the window
Searchin' for a rainbow
To signal that the storm will end
Hey, cuz I know that the rain'll keep pourin' on the pane
Until my saint comes back marchin' in
Oh, girl it's been a long time
Since I've seen sunshine
Baby, won't ya com back home
Cuz it's been rainin' 40 days and the 40 nights since you've been gone

(Repeat chorus)

Cuz it's been rainin' 40 days and the 40 night since you've been gone



"AIN'T THAT JUST LIKE A DREAM"

I popped the clutch on that old red Ford
Her daddy would holler and run to the door
Dust would fly as we blew down
That old, gravel driveway
And lookin' back
I can't believe
He let her run with a boy like me
He said, "You better get her back by ten,
Or they'll be hell to pay"
I can still feel her lips on mine
It's all so real
But lost in time

CHORUS:
Ain't that just like a dream
Runnin' wild 
And runnin' free
We were rebels chasin' time against the wind
Sometimes I long for just one night
Of the way I felt back then 
But ain't that just like a dream
It always ends


Saturday nights
We could all be found
Radios up and our windows rolled down
Hearts on fire and holdin' hands
Sights set on forever
We never though those days would end
They'll never be the same again
Summer would be the last time we
Could ever be together
I never knew I'd wake up so late
In a brand knew world so far away

(Repeat chorus)

Sometimes I long for just one night
Of the way I felt back then
But ain't that just like a dream
It always ends
Ain't that just like a dream
It always ends

(Produced by James Stroud & Byron Gallimore)