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Life Goes On

Back in 1994
I fell head over heals for the boy next door
I prayed every night and day
That God would turn his head my way
Graduation he moved on
Broke my heart like a country song
Must have cried two rivers long

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Oh, but life goes on
And before too long
You figure out you’re right where you belong
It’s sad and it’s sweet
But if you’re lucky it keeps going on and on and on

Then came 1999
My heart broke for the second time
Left me cryin’ on the steps
Burned me down like a cigarette
Just like that and he was gone
My heart sunk like a ten pound ston
Hand no right to do me wron

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Oh, but life goes on
And before too long
You figure out you’re right where you belong
It’s sad and it’s sweet
But if you’re lucky it keeps going on and on and on

My mamm alwyas said that they’ll be lesson that you learn
You don’t need to know ’em all right now
But I’m learning as I go
And the more I learn I know
The less I want to know anyhow

I finally found my whole world
Little boy and a little girl
Got me a man with a heart of gold
It all came back a hundred fold
And I watch the gravel kickin’ up
As he pull in the drive in his pick-up truck
I jsut smile and my good luck

[chorus]
Oh, but life goes on
And before too long
You figure out you’re right where you belong
It’s sad and it’s sweet
But if you’re luck it keeps going on and on and on

Damn Right

I’m not gonna lie or act like I’m that tough
There might be a tear in my eye when I watch theat airplane liftin’ up
I never was much for tellin’ you how much you ment
But I need you to know you were heaven sent

We went together like highways and T-birds
Saturday sinners and Sunday church and
Lookin’ back and cryin and laughin bout the life between us too
We went together like memories and long gones
Cowboys and sad old songs
After all the holdin’ on tight that we went through
You’re damn right I’m going to miss you

I guess there are times when all of us re-learn
And life is a book, and the pages, you know they’re about to turn
And I don’t know where the story ends
Where it’s gonna go now
Just as long as this chapter tell the whole world how

We went together like highways and T-birds
Saturday sinners and Sunday church and
Lookin’ back and cryin and laughin bout the life between us too
We went together like memories and long gones
Cowboys and sad old songs
After all the holdin’ on tight that we went through
You’re damn right I’m going to miss you

We went together like highways and T-birds
Saturday sinners and Sunday church and
Lookin’ back and cryin and laughin bout the life between us too
We went together like memories and long gones
Cowboys and sad old songs
After all the holdin’ on tight that we went through
Yeah after all of the fairytales that didn’t quite come true
After all the nights and the fights that we went through
You’re damn right I’m gonna miss you
I’m gonna miss you

She Didn't Have The Time

He said goodbye from the edge of the porch
Like she’d been some casual friend
He said “You’re better off without me, I’m not what you need” like her momma had said about him
He started the car pulled out of the drive didn’t waste anytime lookin back
She watched him go thinkin even a stranger would show more compassion than that

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She could’ve cried but she didn’t have time
She had a baby to feed, a pink blanket to find, to rock their little one to sleep
She could’ve laid in bed for hours giving misery the power
But she didn’t have time

She got a sitter and she got a job ’cause she had a promise to keep
Her day was a factory and evenin survival and night was exhaustion and sleep
Sometimes she felt life was passing her by and watching was all she could do
Her friends said “You gotta get outta the house and maybe you’ll meet someone new”

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She could’ve tried but she didn’t have time
She had a five years old to feed, she had ballet class, piano lessons and t-ball little league
She could’ve laid awake for hours giving lonely nights the power
But she didn’t have time

Not time, where would she find the time to trust a man again
Not time, for that flat tire, a crowded parking lot and then,
Not time, but yes have coffee with the man that got her tire fixed
She was thinking “Gosh, he’s handsome”
When he asked
“Do you have kids?”

She could’ve lied but she didn’t have time, all she said was “She’s five”
He said “I saw the car seat, I love kids, does she have your eyes”
And they sat and talked for hours givin destiny its power
She could’ve been afraid to fall in love that night
But she didn’t have time

She could’ve been afraid to fall in love that night
But she didn’t have time

Cowboy Days

I was third alton on the second row of the First Baptist church choir
I was keeper of the minutes for the Tri Delts, in charge of the homecoming bonfire
I was a staight ‘A’, straight laced, level-headed as they come
And parked at the Sonic, isn’t that ironic, when my whole world came undone

One slot over was a calf roper gibeing me his Geoge Strait smile
And before I knew Miss Good-Two-Shoes was two0steppin’, runnin’ wild

Back in my cowboy days, Lord what a honky tonkin’ haze
He was forbidden fruit in them tight Wranglers and boots
It was all dangerous fun, we were two outlaws on the run
Tastin’ that rodeo dust, two unliklies in love
I swore I’d never give him up, back in my cowboy days

Well, Mama said, “He’s crazy” Daddy says, “He’s lazy”
Sister said, “Does he have a brother?”
Well, I changed my dress and who woulda guessed
I’d be wearin’ them jeans and ropers

It was passionate nights and dashboard light
Nobody was watchin’ the clock
It was love in the makin’
Eggs and bacon at the Seventy-Six truck shop

Back in my cowboy days, Lord what a honky tonkin’ haze
He was forbidden fruit in them tight Wranglers and boots
It was all dangerous fun, we were two outlaws on the run
Tastin’ that rodeo dust, two unliklies in love
I swore I’d never give him up, back in my cowboy days

Sometimes I lay here thinkin’ ’bout him
And laugh about my crazy past
Then I roll over and kiss the calf roper
Who’da though it’d ever last

Back in my cowboy days, Lord what a honky-tonkin’ haze

Not Enough Tequila

Winters are grey in Tennessee
That don’t usually get to me
But here lately I’ve bin missin’ the sun

So I caught a plane to cousin Lille
Thought a, weekend in that salty air would do me good
At least I thought it would

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Here I sit with a drink in my hand
Local canteena with a sign hanging sayin’
Something in Spanish bout
Let the good times roll
Between the sandy beeches and the margaritas
Thought I’d find a way to let you go
But there’s not enough tequila in Mexico

Your memory didn’t come around.
No not until the sun went down
And I startin’ wishin’ I had you to hold

It’s a feelin that just won’t fade
Even a thousand miles away
I still want you back: with every glass

[CHORUS]

[Instrumental]

Between the sandy beeches and the margaritas
I thought I’d find a way to let you go
But there’s not enough tequila in Mexico

Bigger Windows

Little Clapboard house
Rent always due
Railroad tracks and factory smokestacks for a view
No easy street in our neighborhood
Yeah, it was hard to tell the bad times from the good
Summer nights just lyin’ there watchin’ the fan go ’round
Find a cool spot on the pillow and fall asleep dreamin’ about

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Bigger windows, bluer skies
Greener grass and more sunshine
Where a long shot’s not so far away
Where hope is always high
And dreams have room to stretch their wings and fly
Through bigger windows, bluer skies

Yeah, those trains rolled by
And time did too
That tiny place looked even smaller in my rearview
Yeah, I’ve come a few miles, but I’m still that girl
With my nose pressed against the window to the world
Lookin’ through a winshield of possibilities
Life sure does look different, sometimes all you need are

[Chorus:]
Bigger windows, bluer skies
Greener grass and more sunshine
Where a long shot’s not so far away
Where hope is always high
And dreams have room to stretch their wings and fly
Through bigger windows, bluer skies

A different town, a different job or just a different room
No matter where you are right now
What I wish for you are

[Chorus:]
Bigger windows, bluer skies
Greener grass and more sunshine
Where a long shot’s not so far away
Where hope is always high
And dreams have room to stretch their wings and fly
Through bigger windows, bluer skies

Through bigger windows, bluer skies

I Wish He'd Been Drinkin' Whiskey

I used to think it was all in the drink
It made him the way he was
He swore he’d change, poured it all down the drain
And finally he’d given up
But tonight in the kitchen
I sat there and listened
To words he could never take back
I didn’t see no Jack or Jim Beam
He was drinking his coffee black

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Oh, I wish he’d been drinkin’ whiskey
When he told me he didn’t love me
But he was stone cold sober
He meant what he said
And he did what he did
‘Cause in his heart it was already over
The truth doesn’t lie
So I can’t deny it like I’ve always done before
Oh, I wish he’d been drinkin’ whiskey
When he told me he didn’t love me no more

He used to come home drunk to the bone
After he’d stayed out all night
He’d start slammin’ doors and pacin’ the floors
And we’d always end up in a fight
But tonight there’s no screaming
Just the sound of him leaving
And the silence that rings in my ears
This house is dry, but for the very first time
I wish there was a bottle ’round here

[Repeat Chorus]

Yeah, I wish he’d been drinkin’ whiskey
When he told me he didn’t love me no more

Honky Tonk Song

One more margarita was one bad idea
Now you don’t know where you left your car
And the rent’s overdue, well, imagine that
And you think you might die from a broken heart
Well, you’ve told us all you’re life’s a total wreck
Then you might not want to hear what’s comin’ next ’cause

[Chorus:]
This is a honky tonk song
One of those get another beer, bend another ear
Somebody did something wrong songs
Between the pain and the pinin’, cussin’ and the cryin’
It might be ten minutes long
Hey, but that’s ok
This is a honky tonk song

Now this is for Alice way out in Dallas
Who got dumped at the Burger King
And this is for Bobby who just quit his job
He’s movin’ out to Nashville to sing
For that long haul trucker who wont be home for supper
‘Cause he’s stranded on the side of the road
For everybody lonesome, everybody blue, yeah

[Repeat Chorus]

It’s for that good ol’ boy preachin’, dealin’ with the Deacons
And the little ladies with the beehive hair-do’s
And what about the waitress who don’t think she can take it
Standin’ on her feet one more night
For that Nascar racer that never sees the checkered flag
Wavin’ crazy for him
For everyone who feels like they were born to loose, yeah

[Repeat Chorus]

It’s when the pain and the pinnin’, cussin’ and the cryin’
This thing is goin’ on forever, Lord
It feels like it’s ten years long
Hey, but that’s ok
This is a honky tonk song
It’s a honky tonk song
Another honky tonk song

Travelin' Soul

I have found my calling
The mission’s all too clear
The voice I hear inside me
Is louder than the fear
I follow the bright lights
Into the dark nights
Chasin’ after word’s and melodies

We could sail the ocean
Lay back ob the waves
Or you can drop an anchor
And be the one to stay
Either way you see
It’s ok with me
‘Cause Love can only grow if it’s set free

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These gypsy feet keep changin’ shoes
And are you the one that I belong to
That’ll be my saving grace
And guide my way back home
My path is like a broken sidewalk
With cracks and stones and tear-shaped raindrops
That testify to the dreams that wont let go
I wanna know
Can you love this travelin’ soul

If I rest here in your arms
Long enough to let you in
Without ever akin’ why
Will you let me run again
Believe in my need to fly
Just like the changin’ tide
I’ll keep coming back if you’ll be my welcome shore

[Repeat Chorus]

My path is like a broken sidewalk
With cracks and stones and tear-shaped raindrops
That testify to the dreams that wont let go
I wanna know
Can you love this travelin’ soul
Can you love this travelin’ soul

Everybody's Gotta Go Sometime

They’ve been together now for eighteen years
And every growin’ pain has led them here
She’s packed up that last box in her old Chevrolet
Her mama says Tennessee seems so far away
And it’s the first time she’s seen her daddy cry

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But everybody’s gotta go sometime
Everybody’s gotta cross that line
Even though goodbye wont come easy
Leave a little bit of love behind
It takes a lot of faith to find the strength
To walk away freely
Everybody’s gotta go sometime

He found the love note in the dresser drawer
Right then he forgot what he was looking for
A decade of trust just went down the drain
She choked on her words when she tried to explain
And as he walked away, she begged him to stay

[Repeat Chorus]

All we really know for sure is nothing stays the same
Don’t be frightened by the winds of change

[Repeat Chorus]

Everybody’s gotta go sometime
Everybody’s gotta go sometime

Slow News Day

How many times a pop star
Can go under the knife
Seems to be the conversation makin rounds tonight
And standing at the bar two friends are lookin for a fight
Over what the Bible says is wrong or right

When someone made a movie about Jesus on the cross
A journalism war of what is truth and what is not
Was all that they could talk about everyday for weeks
And do you think that’s how He wanted it to be

Lately I pray for a slow news day
‘Cause everything goods not bad enough for the front page
For every ten we lose we only hear of one that’s saved
Sometimes I wanna hide away the rain
For a slow news day

People are still good that I always will belive
But these it feels like everyone could use a little peace
Living in a world that filled with fear and worry
It might be time for us to hear a different story

Lately I pray for a slow news day
‘Cause everything goods not bad enough for the front page
For every ten we lose we only hear of one that’s saved
Sometimes I wanna hide away the rain
For a slow news day

When I wake up I don’t wanna see
Those headlines on the TV screen

Lately I pray for a slow news day
‘Cause everything goods not bad enough for the front page
For every ten we lose we only hear of one that’s saved
Sometimes I wanna hide away the rain
For a slow news day

A slow news day

Tear It All Down

We built a little playhouse with a front porch swing
A white picket fence, the American dream
Step by step, stone by stone
And now you’re tellin’ me that you wanna be alone
The walls are fallin’ all around me now
You wanna…..

[Chorus:]
Tear it all down
Tear it all down
You’re rippin’ out what we put up
Demolishing this house of love
Tear it all down
Tear it all down
When your soul foundation cracks
It’s hard to put the pieces back
When you tear it all down

Before this thing crumbles, you better think it through
‘Cause you’re gonna have to live with what you can’t undo

Day by day, night after night
The truth is gonna hit you right between the eyes
You’re gonna see the wreckage all around
When you…..

[Repeat Chorus]

Step by step, stone by stone
We built this house into a home
For you to…..

[Repeat Chorus]

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