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"WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS"

Six lanes, tail lights
Red ants marchin' into the night
They disappear to the left and right again
Another supper
From a sack
A 99 cent heart attak
I got a poundin' head and an achin' back
And the camels standin' in a big straw stack

CHORUS:

I'm gonna live where the green grass grows
Watch my corn pop up in rows
Every night be tucked in close to you
Raise our kids where the good Lord's blessed
Point our rockin' chairs towards the west
And plant our dreams where the peaceful river cools
Where the green grass grows


Well I'm from 
A map dot
A stop sign on a blacktop
I caught the first bus that I could hop from there
But all o' this glitter is gettin' dark
There's concreate glowin' in the city park
I don't know who my neighbors are
And there's bars on the corner and bars on my heart

(Repeat chorus 2x)



"FOR A LITTLE WHILE"

Hot sun, dancin' on the river
We'd sit on the bank
Watch the world roll by
Our feet in the water
She'd press her lips to mine
We were so long on love
But short on time
She could be
A honeymoon suite and a little wild
But she was mine
Oh, for a little while and...

CHORUS:

I laugh
Every time I start to think about us
We sent 
That summer out in style, and
She's gone
But she left me with a smile
But she was mine for a while


We'd take a drive
And park down next to airport road
Put the seats back
Watch the planes leave town
She always said 
Nobody's strong enough to tie her down
Oh, but I wasn't lookin' for that
Anyhow
I knew she'd leave
But I didn't know when
It matters to me now
Oh, but it didn't back then and...

(Repeat chorus)

I keep seein' pictures now
Of me and her and those summer nights
My mind fills with her
Oh, but it's all right cuz...

(Repeat chorus)



"IT'S YOUR LOVE" (with Faith Hill)

Dancin' in the dark
Middle of the night
Takin' your heart
And holdin' it tight
Emotional touch
Touchin' my skin
And askin' you to do
What you've been doin' all over again
Oh, it's a beautiful thing
Don't think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know
What it is that won't let me go

CHORUS:

It's your love
It just does somethin' to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell i'm under
Oh, it's your love


Better than I was
More than I am
And all of this happened
By takin' your hand
And who I am now
Is who I wanted to be
And now that we're together
I'm stronger than ever
I'm happy and free
Oh, it's a beautiful thing
Don't think I can keep it all in
And if you asked me why I've changed
All I gotta do is say your sweet name

(Repeat chorus)

Oh, it's a beautiful thing
Don't think i can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know
What it is that won't let me go

(Repeat chorus)

It's your love
It's your love 

"AIN'T THAT THE WAY IT ALWAYS ENDS"

Johnny came home broken-hearted
Said he lost his girl
He burrowed up all the hurt in his heart
But still a hole in the wall of his world
Now Betty, she was a blonde-haired beauty
With an eye for a man who could spend
She stole his heart in a pick-up truck
Then drove off in a Mercedes van
And he said...

CHORUS:

"Oh, she looked so innocent
Talkin' 'bout bein' just friends
Oh, and it don't make a bit of since
Ain't that the way tit always ends?"


Sharon, she had a long time dream
And only one man in her life
He kept her waitin'
But she didn't care
Cuz he promised her he'd make her his wife
Now Billy, he had a good thing goin'
But he let it go to his head
Well he got jealous late one night, 
She caught them both in her bed
And she said...

(Repeat chorus replacing "she" with "he")

Oh it always looks so innocent
Talkin' 'bout bein' just friends
Oh and it don't make a bit og since
Ain't that the way it always ends?

Ain't that the way it always ends?

Ain't that the way it al---ways ends?



"I DO BUT I DON'T"

You always come back when I'm at my weakest
When I'm fool enough to let you in
Sayin' how this time around is different
Asking if I want to try again

CHORUS:

I do
But I don't
I want to
But I won't
I am 
But I ain't
I could
But I just can't
It feels right
But it's wrong
And I've hurt way too long
So when you ask me if I know what I want
I do
But I don't


What resistance I have left within me
I lose each time you're holding me this close
With every bitter sweet kiss, girl, you tempt me
Asking if I want to let you go

(Repeat chorus)

So don't ask me if I know what I want 
'Cause I do
But I don't

"ONE OF THESE DAYS"

Used to chase that boy home from school
We called him frekled-faced, red-headed fool
He was different...he wasn't cool like me
Sticks and stones didn't break any bones
Bet we never left well enough alone
And one day he ran away from home, you see
And I passed him as he walked away
And in his eyes I heard him say

"One of these days you're gonna love me
You'll sit down by yourself and think
About the times you pushed and shoved me
And what good friends we might've been
And then you're gonna sigh a little
Maybe even cry a little but
One of these days you're gonna love me"

Patty Sue was a small town beauty
I took one look at her and had to pull her to me
Lord knows she should've seen right through me
When I promised her the world
But at 17, you only want one thing 
I left her standin' there with my high school ring
Innocent tears in the pourin' rain
As I walked away
And I still see her in my dreams
And to this day she's whispering

"One of these days you're gonna love me
You'll sit down by yourself and think
About the time you turned from me
And what good friends we might've been
And then you're gonna sigh a little
Maybe even cry a little but
One of these days you're gonna love me"

Now everybody stands up
The congregation sings
It's a song of sweet forgiveness
And as the chorus rings
The wind blows clear my memory
The pages start to turn
Then suddenly I'm singin' 
The moment that I learn

One of these days I'm gonna love me
And feel the joy of sweet release
One of these days, I'll rise above me
And at last I'll find some peace
Then I'm gonna smile a little
Maybe even laugh a little but
One of these days I'm gonna love me



"HARD ON THE TICKER"

I gave up a min of cheese
To Domino's delivery
Whiskey sours
Apple pies
Finger-lickin' chicken fried
Are gastronomic history
I used to like them scary shows
But I gave 'em up a while ago
Don't do no dip-defyin'
Rollercoster ridin'
Now days I just take it slow
Every since we started datin'
I been compensantin'
To keep from gettin' up 
To hell any quicker
'Cause

CHORUS:

She's hard on the ticker
Hard on the ticker
The girl is such a hazard that she oughta have a sticker 
Sayin' hard on the ticker


Now, when she wiggles through my door
My chin gets heavy
Hits the floor
Silky hair
Garnet lips
Swingin' double-jointed lips
My blood begins to roar
And when she nibbles on me ear
It's partly pleasure, partly dear
Little dab is all it takes
To get my heart a palpatatin'
Fellin' like the end is near
I oughta get a policy
A double indemity
It'd make my beneficiary
A whole lot richer
'Cause

(Repeat chorus)

That's my girl
Yeah, she's hard on the ticker
I oughta get a policy 
A double indemity
It'd make my benificiary
A whole lot richer----

(Repeat chorus)

Oh, she's hard on the ticker
She's hard on the ticker
Hey, she's hard on the ticker

"EVERYWHERE"

We were born in this little town
Growin' up I was countin' down
Every single day
'Til we made our get-away
But you said you could never see yourself
Tryin' to make a life anywhere else
This would be your home
And I was on my own
But ever since you said good-bye
I've been out here on the wind
And baby you would be surprised
All the places you have been
I've seen you in...

CHORUS:

Albuquerque
Waitin' out a blizzard
Arizona
Dancin' 'cross the desert
Watchin' the sun set in
Monterey
Girl I swear just the other day you were
Down in Georgia
Pickin' them peaches
In Carolina
Barefoot on the beaches
No matter where you choose to be
In my heart I'll always see you
Everywhere


Now days
When I'm passin' through
The conversation always turns to you
I hear you're doin' fine
Livin' out by the county line
Got a man that's home every night
a couple of kids and the kind of life
That you want to lead
Guess you couls say the same for me
Cuz you and I 
Made our choices
All those years ago
Still I know
I'll hear your voice 
And see you down the road

BRIDGE:

Maybe in
Oklahoma
Drivin' 'cross the prairie
In Dallas, Texas
Isn't that where we
Always said we would
Like to try
Never did
So maybe that's why you're on
Every highway
Just beyond the high-beams
Right beside me
In all of my sweet dreams
No matter where you choose to be
In my heart I'll always see you
In...

(Repeat chorus)



"JUST TO SEE YOU SMILE"

You always had an eye for things that glittered
But I was far from bein' made of gold
I don't know how that I scraped up the money
I just never could quite tell you no
Just like when you were leavin' Amarillo
To take that new job in Tennessee
And I quit mine so we could be together
I can't forget the way you looked at me

CHORUS:

Just to see you smile
I'd do anything
That you wanted me to
And all is said and done
I'd never count the cost
It's worth all that's lost
Just to see you smile


When you said time was all you really needed
I walked away and let you have your space
Cuz leavin' didn't hurt me near as badly
As the tears I saw rollin' down your face
And yesterday I knew just what you wanted
When you came walkin' up to me with him
So I told you that I was happy for you
And give him the chance id like him

(Repeat chorus)

I'd do anything
That you wanted me to
And all is said and done
I'd never count the cost 
I'ts worth all that's lost
Just to see you smile

"YOU JUST GET BETTER ALL THE TIME"

You just get better all the time
Darlin' don't you change a thing
Lately you're the only song I wanna sing
And you're my reason to try
You just get sweeter every day
The little things you do and say
If only you could see you through my eyes
You just get better all the time

Oh, and I get the feelin' we can make it baby
As long as you are by my side
You're the music in my ears
The laughter when the tears
Are fallin' down 
In my life

And on down through the years
You never tried to change my ways
You never made me feel
I had to say
"I'm sorry"

You just get better all the time
Why just today I heard you read my mind
That kinda magic is so hard to find
You just get better all the time



"YOU TURN ME ON"

Yeah, I swore to offer love
I swore off women
Devoted my life to huntin' and fishin'
I'd never be anyone else's lovesick fool
It ain't cool
I spend all my spare time
Fixin' up
That old rusted up pick-up truck
In no time at all
I'd have it lookin' like brand new
Then you---

CHORUS:

Flip the switch 
Tore my _______
Played my piano like Liveracchi
I let down my guard
And my heart was as good as gone
So long
Yeah, ya cranked my tractor
Ya flick my bic
Woman you trig my trigger on my thing-a-majig
Can't explain how ya done it
But, honey, you turn me on

You done all the takin' 
I done all the gettin' 
I threw up my hands, said
"The heck with it"
I shut down my heart
Locked it up and pulled the fuse
Before it blew
All my emotions were disconnected
No sign of a spark
The big detector
I had nobody
So I had nothing to lose
Then you---

(Repeat chorus)

Yeah, ya crank my tractor
Ya flick my bic
Woman you trig the trigger on my thing-a-majig
Can explain how you done it
But, honey, you turn me on---

(SAID by Tim)

I can't handle that baby
You better slow down
Shhwwwooo

(Produced by Byron Gallimore, James Stroud & Tim McGraw)