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"ALL I WANT"

I just want to get a little more out of my payday
Finally own a car that doesn't break down on the freeway
A little vacation...ain't askin' very much
I hate comin' home to this broken down apartment
I wish I had a dime for every hole that's in the carpet
No, I don't want it all...but I ain't got enough

CHORUS:

All I want is a life
To drink from a glass from a well that ain't dry
I'm sick of the crumb...I want a piece of that pie
All I want is a life


I don't mind the hours and the pain that comes from workin'
But it's enough to kill me when I see my baby hurtin' 
Wanna give her that diamond...I never got to buy
She keeps tellin' me that everything is gettin' better
But one step up the rung and someone knocks me off the ladder
Just wanna break even someday before I die

(Repeat chorus)



"SHE NEVER LETS IT GO TO HER HEART"

Everywhere I go, they're starrin' at her
Every man I know-he wants to have her
I guess I oughta be a jealous man
I look the other way-they're hittin' on her
Every night and day, they telephone her
They try and get to her, but I know they can't

She never lets it go to her heart
She never lets it go that far
When they start talkin', she starts walkin' 
Right back to my arms
She can turn every head
But she never lets it go to her heart

She walks into the room and everybody
Watches every move, hoping she don't love me
I know it by the way they hang around
But they don't realize, there's more to her than
What meets the eye, that's why I'm certain
No matter what they do to reach her now

('Cause) she never lets it go to her heart
She never lets it go that far
When they start talkin', she start walkin' 
Right back to my arms
She can turn every head
But she never lets it go to her heart

When they start talkin', she starts walkin'
Right back to my arms
She can turn every head
But she never lets it go to her heart

"CAN'T BE REALLY GONE"

Her hat is hanging by the door
The one she bought in Mexico
It blocked the wind-it stopped the rain
She'd never leave that one
So, she can't be really gone

The shoes she bought on Christmas Eve
She laughed and said they called her name
It's like they're waiting in the hall
For her to slip them on
So, she can't be really gone

I don't know when she'll come back
She must intend to come back
And I've seen the error of my ways
Don't wast the tears on me
What more proof do you need
Just look around the room
So much of her remains

Her book is lying on the bed
The two of hearts to mark her page
Now, who could ever walk away
At chapter twenty-one
So, she can't be really gone

Just look around this room
So much of her remains

Her book is lying on the bed
The two of hearts to mark her page
Now who could ever walk away
With so much left undone
So, she can't be really gone

No, she can't be really gone



"MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST SLEEP ON IT"

I got an empty feelin'
When that movin' van pulled up
It got a whole lot emptier 
As I watched them fill that truck
And when they carried out your clothes
It took my breath away
Now they're headed for that bed
The thought keeps runnin' through my head

CHORUS:

Baby, maybe we sould just sleep on it tonight
And give our hearts just one more chance
To change our minds
I could be wrong but goodbye
Just don't feel right
So, baby, maybe we should just sleep on it tonight


I'll pay them boys to stop right now
And leave that truck out on the curb
The TV and the phone's packed up
So we won't be disturbed
There's not a light left in this room
Just a shadow of a doubt
So lets make sure we don't give up
Before we've thought this through enough

(Repeat chorus)




"I DIDN'T ASK AND SHE DIDN'T SAY"

Fogged up in Dallas on my way to L.A.
Starrin' up at the screen, all flights were delayed
When a voice from behind me asked
"Stranger, how have you been?"
I was caught off guard when I saw her face
Stumbled my way through an awkward embrace
Yet, somehow I managed to say, "Good to see you again"
We caught up on old friends
We caught up on old times
But all through the small talk, it kept burnin' through my mind

Does she think about the night we spent on Crystal Lake
Wrapped up in a blanket till the break of day
So many times I've wondered does she think of me that way
I didn't ask and she didn't say

Trading stories and pictures of kids
Things we're gonna do and things we never did
'Til we were stranded in that moment not sure what to say
Then she broke the silence with her little shy smile
And she brought up the weather but all the while

I wondered if she thinks about Jackson Hole
Nights beside the fire and angels in the snow
So many times I've wondered does she think of me that way
I didn't ask and she didn't say

We said our goodbyes, swore we'd stay in touch
Then we went our seperate ways knowin' no one ever does

But I couldn't help but wonder as i walked away
If things had turned out different, where would we be today
So many times I've wondered does she think of me that way
I didn't ask and she didn't say
No, I didn't ask and she didn't say



"RENEGADE"

Baby I go too fast too far
Lets get ti straight now, the way things are
I'm not the white knight in your fantasy
But I could be your wildest dreams

CHORUS:

I might ride with the wind
I might follow the sun
I gotta go where I've never been
'Cause my heart beats to a different drum
It's just the way I was made
I'm a renegade
I'm a renegade


I'm gettin' this feelin' I should be gone
Sumethin' keeps tellin' me to take you along
I got a chevy with a big backseat 
Climb on in
And take a chance on me

(Repeat chorus)

BRIDGE:

Don't think about settlin' down
Ain't gonna hang my hat in no hometown

(Repeat chorus)



"I LIKE IT, I LOVE IT" (my little bro's fav song)

Spent forty-eight dollars last night at the county fair
I throwed out my shoulder but I won her that teddy bear
She's got me sayin' sugar-pie, honey, darlin' and dear
I ain't seen the Braves play a game all year
I'm gonna get fired if  don't get some sleep
My long lost buddy's say I'm gettin' in too deep but

CHORUS:

I like it, I love it, I want some more of it
I try so hard, I can't rise above it
Don't know what it is 'bout that little gals lovin'
But I like it, I love it, I want some more of it


My Mama and Daddy tried to teach me courtesy
But it never sank in till that girl got a hold of me
Now I'm holdin' umbrellas, and openin' up doors
I'm takin' out the trash and sweepin' my floors
Crossin' my fingers and countin' every kiss
Prayin' that it keeps goin' on like this

(Repeat chorus)

BRIDGE:

Gotta wash my truck, and dress up
To pick her up to watch TV
And she sits down on the sofa
She'll move a little closer
She can't get enough of me

(Repeat chorus)


"THE GREAT DIVIDE"

She was reading a book she'd already read
Just to pass the time
He just sat there and starred at the TV set
Like he was barely alive
And when the local news was over
They would climb the stairs
And crawl in bed underneath the covers
Like niether one was there

CHORUS:

It's a long, long way
Across the great divide
The songs that they once sang
Now echo far and wide
They could still get back 
All the love that they have lost
(But) only if they both will reach across
('Cause) it's a long, long way to the other side
Of the great divide


He was up in the attic on the fourth of July
Cuz they flew a flag in the yard
When he found some old roses she had long ago dried
Before they drifted apart
And how the years had slipped right by them
He didn't understand
He carried a petal into the kitchen
And he placed it in her hand

(Repeat chorus)



"YOU GOT THE WRONG MAN"

Your eyes say that you've been hurt before
And you can't take the heartache anymore
You think I'll do what he's done to you
Break your heart and be untrue
But baby this is me you're talkin' to

CHORUS:

You got the wrong man, it's not me
Case of mistaken identity
I didn't break your heart you see
What can I do to make you understand
You got the wrong man


I know you think that love will never last
And you see your future like the past
You don't want to make the same mistake
You think that I'm one more to make
But baby I'm not him for goodness sake

(Repeat chorus)

You think I'll do what he's done to you
Break your heart and be untrue
But baby this is me you're talkin' to

(Repeat chorus)



"DON'T MENTION MEMPHIS"

Mister can you take me into Little Rock
I'll buy the coffee and I'll fill your truck
I'll listen all night if you wanna talk
Just don't mention Memphis

We can talk about your family
Politics and music and philosophy
Any ol' subject's all right with me
Just don't mention Memphis

CHORUS:

Or blue eyes
And light brown hair
An angel wavin' to me from the top of the stairs
The hardest thing I ever did
Was leave her standin' there
So don't mention Memphis

Pass me the thermos and I'll fill your cup
We'll make Texas with a little luck
And I'm hangin' with you 'til the sun comes up
So don't mention Memphis

(Repeat chorus)

"WHEN SHE WAKES UP (AND FINDS ME GONE)"

Whith a tremblin' pen in hand I try the best I can
To write all the reasons I can't stay
And I hope she'll understand I can't leave her like a man
Cuz a man would never leave her this way

A note of things I should have said
Lays besude her sleepin' head
As I turn and make my way off in the night
By the time the motning's breakin'
My heart will still be achin'
Every time I think about what I left behind

CHORUS:

Cuz I don't wanna see me leavin' in her eyes
And I can't stand to watch her watch me make her cry
And I don't know the right way I can do her wrong
So I don't wanna be here in the mornin'
When she wakes up and finds me gone


It hurts to know how mush she'll hurt
I've told myself things could be worse
And I've convinced myself she's better off this way
By the time she finds I'm gone
I'll be a long, long way from home
When she reads the note of things I couldn't say

Lord, I don't wanna be here in the mornin' 
When she wakes up and finds me gone



"THAT'S JUST ME"

Well I was southern born and raised on the good book
My old boots are worn by the hard roads I took
And I'm proud to be my daddy's son
And momma taught me how to work and not to quit 
Until the job's done
Well i may not be high society but I got all I need

CHORUS:

And that's just me
The only way I know to be
That's just me
What you get is what you see
Well they tell me I'm old fashioned
And that I'm part of a dyin' breed 
I'd say I'm livin' in real good company
But that's just me


Well i got me a wife and we're bringin' up a young one
She's a backwoods woman and my boy he's a top gun
We live out in the country where we're free to roam
And when a hard day is over how I love just comin' home
Well it's the life I live and the air I breathe
They way I believe

(Repeat chorus)

BRIDGE:

Yeah they tell me I'm old fasioned
And that I'm part of a dyin' breed
I'd say I'm livin' in real good company
But that's just me

(Produced by James Stroud & Byron Gallimore)