Raising The Bar

Givin’ Up Givin’ A Damn

I got a sweet iced tea in my sippy
Got a two lane twistin’ through the hickories
Got some bye bye baby bye bye songs playin’
Like a rock-n-roll angel of mercy’s DJ’in
Girl your crazy jaded kinda love I was chasin’
Never looked better in the rearview fadin’

Chorus:
I’m a steerin’ wheel finger wavin’ Michelin choir
The sky’s a little bluer the suns a little brighter
Can I get a hallelujah hell to the yeah Amen
For the days that were made for
Givin’ up givin’ a damn

So baby c’est la viva las vegas
It was fun but once youre outta aces
Had to pack my bags and grab the first flight leavin
Back to lettin God do the dealin and the feelin

Chorus:
Of a steerin’ wheel finger wavin’ Michelin choir
The sky’s a little bluer the suns a little brighter
Can I get a hallelujah hell to the yeah Amen
For the days that were made for
Givin’ up on givin’ a damn

Got them bye bye baby bye bye songs playin’
Like a rock-n-roll angel of mercy’s DJ’in

Cowboys In This Town

Still got dirt on boots & blue on collars
Still got work to do & hard earned dollars
Still got two for ones & one tap beer
Cause that’s what you get around here

And we still got cowboys in this town
Still got the real Mccoys making outlaw noise
Gonna drink that paycheck down on Friday night
Yeah we still got cowboys in this town
Kicking up dust on gravel ground
Might be a middle of nowhere one horse one stop light with a Texaco sign
But we still got cowboys in this town

Still got the main street girls in the faded out blue jeans
The kind that like to dirt road dance around in the high beams
No they don’t give a damn about the city life
Want a man that’ll treat em right

And we still got cowboys in this town
Still got the real Mccoys making outlaw noise
Gonna drink that paycheck down on Friday night
Yeah we still got cowboys in this town
Kicking up dust on gravel ground
Might be a middle of nowhere one horse one stop light with a Texaco sign
But we still got cowboys in this town

If you’re looking for a good time
Yeah we’ll gonna keep you up all night

Cause we still got cowboys in this town
Still got the real mccoys making outlaw noise
Gonna drink that paycheck down on Friday night
Yeah we still got cowboys in this town
Kicking up dust on gravel ground
Might be a middle of nowhere one horse one stop light with a Texaco sign
We still got cowboys in this town

Weddings, Funerals, and Empty Hotel Bars

Do you mind if I sit down, am I keeping you from closing
I need a double shot of somethin’ yeah just leave it open
Me, I’m from here, but I ain’t been back lately
Not since my sister Jamie had her baby in the fall

Me and my friends used to come here in the 90s
Stupid kids with fake IDs, rebels without a cause
Ain’t it funny they’re still lining up on Elm Street
Sometimes I miss those old dreams, cheers to what could have been, but

I know better than to drag up memories
What’s meant to be is meant to be
Like 18 leaving in a beat up car
And, time has a way of making hometowns disappear
Feels like I only show up here
For holidays and acts of God
Weddings, funerals, and empty hotel bars

Did you ever have somebody that burned you up completely
Be glad believe me, that’s why I’m drinking now
Yea, I saw him standing with our old friends
And the girl I maybe could’ve been if I’d stuck around

I know better than to drag up memories
What’s meant to be is meant to be
But try to tell that to a heart
And, time has a way of making hometowns disappear
Feels like I only show up here
For holidays and acts of God
Weddings, funerals, and empty hotel bars

Guess I’ll call it a night, cause I got an early morning
If you’re feeling lonely I’m in room 128
I could use somebody, that ain’t his body
I know I’m probably just putting off the pain

I know better than to drag up memories
What’s meant to be is meant to be
Tomorrow I’ll pack up my car
And all those regrets they’ll be in my rearview mirror
I’ll see the bigger picture but tonight’s the hardest part of
Weddings, funerals, and empty hotel bars
Weddings, funerals, and empty hotel bars

Young As We Are Tonight
LOOK AT US
WHERE WE ARE
JUST LIVIN’ IN A FIELD OF STARS
JUST SOME HEARTS
WITH SOME DREAMS
RUNNING WILD LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS
AT the COUNTY FAIR LITTLE TOWN SOMEWHERE
SUNDOWN FADES YOU GET LOST IN THE MIDWAY LIGHTS
AND THAT LOOK IN HER EYE
YOU GOT TWO TICKETS TO THE SHOW CALLED LIFE
CHORUS
WHATEVER YOU’RE HOLDIN’ IN
LET IT GO
LET IT DISAPPEAR IN A RING A SMOKE
KISS THE SKY
SEND UP A PRAYER
WHEREVER YOU’RE GOIN’ JUST GO THERE
TAKE A LOOK AROUND FOR A MINUTE
TAKE A PICTURE IN YOUR MIND
AND SEND IT TO YOURSELF CUZ THE TRUTH IS YOU AND I
WE’RE NEVER GONNA BE AS YOUNG AS WE ARE TONIGHT
AS YOUNG AS WE ARE TONIGHT
(AS YOUNG AS WE ARE TONIGHT)
LET THE WORDS
AND THE SOUND
TAKE YOUR FEET RIGHT OFF THE GOUND
LET YOUR LOVE
LIGHT A SPARK
AND WATCH IT BURN RIGHT THROUGH THE DARK
AND HANG ON TIGHT CUZ IT’S A HELL OF RIDE
BUT THERE AIN’T NO NEED TO FIGHT
REPEAT CHORUS
SO KISS THAT GIRL AND RAISE UP THAT BEER
AND BE DAMN PROUD THAT YOU GREW UP ‘ROUND HERE
YOU GOT ONE LIFE, YOU GOT ONE CHANCE, YOU GOT ONE DANCE
REPEAT CHORUS
Half A Bottle Down

It didn’t have the makings of a mystery
You’ve been leaving every trace
You said you wanted to talk to me, be better face to face
Here we are, here it is

Drop drop, shot by shot
Just trying to get ahead
Of the pain that’s coming
There’s no use running
I’ll numb myself instead
Won’t go too far, I’m just not ready yet

CHORUS
I’m a little too sober
Can you let me go slower
Let’s talk about over
Half a bottle down

If you’re bringing on a buzz kill
Gonna need another refill
Baby can it wait till
Half a bottle down

You may think I’ve had enough
But I’m still underserved
Still working on my armor
While you’re working up the nerve
Take your time
You sure took your share of mine

CHORUS

If you’re bringing on a buzz kill
Gonna need another refill
Baby can it wait till
Half a bottle down
Half a bottle down

Just one more
Till I get down to that line
And when you close the door
We’ll both be feeling fine

CHORUS

If you’re bringing on a buzz kill
Gonna need another refill
Baby can it wait till
Half a bottle down
Half a bottle down
Half a bottle down

It didn’t have the makings of a mystery
You’ve been leaving every trace
Here we are, here it is

Bloody Mary Morning

Woke up to car doors slamming
Church bells in distance
They’re On the road to redemption
Maybe a little forgiveness

I should be putting on my Sunday best
Like all the rest
Instead of coming down like the rain outside and pouring

Chorus
A Bloody Mary morning
Chasing down the truth
Tryin to kill the pain
Wash away what I can’t change
What the hell else at I can do
This Bloody Mary morning-
Might last all afternoon

First time reaching over
Without you in my bed
No undoing what I did
No Takin back what I said

I made a mess of you and me
So much for coming clean
Last night I could see the storm clouds forming

Chorus
Solo
Bridge
There’s a break in the sky, but here inside it’s pouring

Chorus

Watered Down Whiskey

You know wasn’t supposed to be here
I don’t go out on Tuesday nights
Bumped into you wasted your whisky
You said Next, ones on you so thats all right

I was just about to call it
All cashed out on my last drink
But when we started talkin’
More than the buzz was hitting me

I guess we lost all track of time
Before we knew it yeah the
Night was disappearing way too fast
Like the ice in the bottom of a low ball glass
Flirting with an all in kind of gamble,
slowly sipping getting tangled up and tipsy
Drinking warm beer and watered down whisky

I knew that dance would get us closer
So I asked when when I heard this song
leanin my head on your shoulder
Feels like somethings going on
Dont think I’ve ever been this gone

Chorus

Bridge:
Looks like they’re turning up the lights
No I dont wanna say goodbye

As Long As There’s A Bar

If a table’s all you’ve got
I’ll take it with a double shot
And keep my eye out for an open spot
‘Neath that Old Milwaukee sign

Because when you’ve just had one of those days
That got off to a real bad start
It’s gonna end up ok
As long as there’s a bar

CHORUS
As long as there’s a two for one
A jukebox and a drinkin’ song
A bartender with an ear to bend
You’re always gonna find a friend
At a dive on the edge of town or karaoke in a motel lounge
You don’t have to look that far
It’s alright anywhere
As long as there’s a bar

If you wanna celebrate
Or just need to get your head on straight
From Tokyo to LA
You can mend your broken heart
Last call cures anything
The whole world might go insane
But some things will never change
As long as there’s a bar

CHORUS

At an airport killing time
At the beach chasin’ salt and lime
No you don’t have to look that far
It’s alright anywhere
As long as there’s a bar

Right Where You Left Me

Like the Colorado sky, this heart mine runs wide open
And you can’t be still you keep your wheels in motion
So that kiss goodbye, ain’t no surprise
When your taillights disappear

I’ll be here right where you left me
I remember you and I know you won’t forget me
Like a leaving song you keep movin’ on
And if you think about me out there, yeah I’ll be here

Coffee in a cup, bags in the truck, engine’s running
And I wouldn’t take it back, baby what we had was something
But some things don’t last
And that sun is setting fast
Just put us in the rearview mirror

And I’ll be here right where you left me
I remember you and I know you won’t forget me
Like a leaving song you keep movin’ on
And if you think about me out there, yeah
I’ll be here, where you left me

That kiss goodbye, ain’t no surprise
When your taillights disappear
I’ll be here, right where you left me
I remember you and I know you won’t forget me
Like a leaving song you keep movin’ on

Baby good luck out there
I’ll be here, right where you left me
Where you left me

You Can Have This Town
The One That Got Away

We’ve all got that someone
Who slipped right through our hands
An old t-shirt you still wear from time to time
It felt so right, on lonely nights
You wonder what could have been
A heart you can’t believe you left behind

I wish you were the one that got away
If you were a memory
I might still be in love with you today
It wouldn’t hurt this bad if I was looking back on an old heartache
Oh I wish you were the one that got away
You walk through the door and reach for that first beer
Hit the couch and turn the TV on
And I wake-up beside you and wonder why I’m still here
When everything we used to be is gone

I wish you were the one that got away
If you were a memory
I might still be in love with you today
Wouldn’t hurt this bad if I was looking back on an old heartache
Oh I wish you were the one that got away
If you were just a picture
I pulled out of my dresser
To look at every now and then
Something bittersweet
Something I could keep and have fun remembering

It wouldn’t hurt this bad
If I was looking back on an old heartache
Oh I wish you were the one that got away
Yeah I wish you were the one that got away

The Encore

I remember the first time
That first line
That ever hit me in the gut
I couldn’t get enough
How do they say what I can’t say

I remember the first time
That first line
I ever wrote
Getting caught up in my throat cuz it hits close to home
I didn’t feel so alone
That feeling never goes away

So let’s get lost in the crowd together
Leave the walls of the world outside
From the cheap seats
To the front row
We’re strangers till the lights go down
Standing on common ground
Standing on common ground

I’ll meet you there
Anywhere they’ll let me play
Always find a way to get back here again
I’ll unpack this bag someday
We got miles to go ‘til then
‘Til then

So let’s get lost in the crowd together
Leave the walls of the world outside
From the cheap seats
To the front row
We’re strangers ‘til the lights go down
Standing on common ground
Standing on common ground

Oh let’s get lost together
Leave the world outside
I’ll meet you there
Anywhere they’ll let me play

Better Than I Was

I’ve torn down a dirt road knowing that I wasn’t supposed to leave
Left an F5 mile wide hell of a lot of hurt behind me
I can’t count the times I’ve left the bottle empty
Chasing down a buzz

I lost myself in places that I know I shouldn’t have been
Like a broken record spinning ‘round I found trouble again
I’ve refused some, used some when everybody wanted to be my friend
It was like a drug

CHORUS
Oh but these days
I’m digging in and getting real with all my mistakes
Going easy on myself and finding my way
I ain’t there yet
I’m still a little bit messed up
But I’m better than I was

I broke apart and stole some hearts that were never mine
In my life I’ve learned there’s no such thing as a straight line
I weave in and out and on a on a good day I might get it right
Yeah I’m better than I was

CHORUS – 2x

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Raising The Bar (album cover)
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Roots & Wings
The Long Way Home
Terri Clark Live
The Best of Terri Clark
Life Goes On
Terri Clark Greatest Hits
Pain To Kill
Fearless
How I Feel
Just The Same
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