Song Lyrics
  Ready To Run
By Marcus Hummon & Martie Seidel
When the train rolls by
I'm gonna be ready this time
When the boy gets that look in his eyes
I'm gonna be ready this time
When my momma says I look good in white
I'm gonna be ready this time
Oh yea
Ready ready ready ready ready to run
All I'm ready to do is have some fun
What's all this talk about love
I feel the wind blow through my hair
I'm gonna be ready this time
I'll buy a ticket to anywhere
I'm gonna be ready this time
You see it feels like I'm starting to care
And I'm gonna be ready this time
Ready ready ready ready ready to run
All I'm ready to do is have some fun
What's all this talk about love
Ready to run ready to run
Ready ready ready ready ready to run
All I'm ready to do is have some fun
What's all this talk about love
Ready to run ready to run
Ready to run ready to run
I'm ready I'm ready
  
Cowboy Take Me Away
By Martie Seidel & Marcus Hummon
I said I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly
I wanna sleep on the hard ground
In the comfort of your arms
On a pillow of blue bonnets
In a blanket made of stars
Oh it sounds good to me I said
CHORUS
Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free oh I pray
Closer to heaven above and
Closer to you closer to you
I wanna walk and not run
I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon
And not see a building standing tall
I wanna be the only one
For miles and miles
Except for maybe you
And your simple smile
Oh it sounds good to me I said
It sounds so good to me
Chorus
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Chorus
  
A Cold Day In July
By Richard Leigh
The moon is full my arms are empty
All night long I've pleaded and cried
You always said the day that you would leave me
Would be a cold day in July
Your bags are packed not a word is spoken
I guess we said everything with good-bye
Time moves so slow and promises get broken
On this cold day in July
Sun's coming up coming up down on Main Street
Children shout as they're running out to play
Head in my hands here I am
Standing in my bare feet
Watching you drive away
Watching you drive away
You said that we were gonna last forever
You said our love would never die
It looks like spring and
It feels like sunny weather
But it's a cold day in July
Sun's coming up coming up down on Main Street
Children shout as they're running out to play
Head in my hands here I am
Standing in my bare feet
Watching you drive away
Watching you drive away
The moon is full my arms are empty
All night long how I've pleaded and cried
You always said the day that you would leave me
Would be a cold day in July
Here comes that cold day in July

  Good-bye Earl
Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends
All through thier high school days
Both members of the 4H club
Both active in the FFA
After graduation Mary Anne went out lookin'
for a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town
And all she found was Earl
Well it wasn't two weeks
After she got married that
Wanda started gettin' abused
She put on dark glasses and long sleeved blouses
And make up to cover a bruise
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care
Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta
On a red eye midnight flight
She held Wanda's hand as they
Worked out a plan
And it didn't take 'em long to decide
That Earl had to die
Goodbye Earl
Those black-eyed peas
They tasted all right to me Earl
You're feelin' weak
Why don't you lay down
And sleep Earl
Ain't it dark
Wrapped up in that tarp Earl
The cops came by to bring Earl in They searched the house
High and low
Then they tipped thier hats
And said "thank you ladies if you hear from him let us know"
Well the weeks went by and
Spring turned to Summer
And Summer faded into Fall
And it turns out he was a missing person
Who nobody missed at all
So the girls bought some land
And a roadside stand
Out on Highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham
And strawberry jam
And they don't
Lose any sleep at night 'cause
Earl had to die
Goodbye Earl
We need a break
Let's go out to the lake Earl
We'll pack a lunch
And stuff you in the trunk Earl
Well is that all right
Good Let's go for a ride
Earl Hey
  
Don't Waste Your Heart
By Emily Robinson and Natalie Maines
For the life of me I can't beleive
That you're on your knees beggin please
All the pushin away and putting down
Can't you see you're getting the run around
Oh it's plain to see you'd rescue me
From my lonliness so called unhappiness
Oh I didn't mean to cause you pain
I've got nothing to lose and nothing to gain
And don't waste your heart on a wild thing
She's got a soul that won't settle on one thing
Whoa this bird can't sing when you've tied it's wings
Don't waste your heart on me
It's funny how the girls get burned
And honey as far as I'm concerned
The tables have turned
And don't waste your heart on a wild thing
She's got a soul that won't settle on one thing
Whoa this bird can't sing when you've tied it's wings
Don't waste your heart on me
And I'm here to apologize
My heart can't compromise
Don't waste your heart on me
  
Sin Wagon
By Natalie Maines, Emily Robinson, and Stephony Smith
He pushed me 'round
Now I'm drawin' the line
He lived his life
Now I'm gonna go live mine
I'm sick of wastin' my time
Well now I've been good for way too long
Found my red dress and I'm gonna throw it on
'Bout to get too far gone
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Need a little bit more of my twelve ounce nutrition
One more helpin' of what I've been havin'
I'm takin' my turn on the sin wagon
On a mission to make something happen
Feel like Deliah lookin' for Samson
Do a little mattress dancin'
That's right I said mattress dancin'
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Need a little bit more
Of what I've been missin'
I don't know where I'll be crashin'
But I'm arrivin' on a sin wagon
When it's my turn to march up to glory
I'm gonna have one hell of a story
That's if he forgives me
Oh Lord Please forgive me
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Need a little bit more of that sweet salvation
They may take me
With my feet draggin'
But I'll fly away on a sin wagon
I'll fly away on a sin wagon

  Without You
By Natalie Maines & Eric Silver
I've sure enjoyed the rain
But I'm looking forward to the sun
You have to feel the pain
When you loose the love you gave someone
I thought by now the time
Would take away these lonely tears
I hope you're doing fine all alone.
But where do I go from
Here 'cause
Without you I'm not okay
And without you
I've lost my way
My heart's stuck
In second place ooh
Without you
Well I never thought I'd be
Lying here without you by my side
It seems unreal to me that
The life you promised was a lie
You made it look so easy
Making love into memories
I guess you go what you wanted
But what about me 'cause
Without you I'm not okay
And without you I've lost my way
My heart's stuck in second place ooh
Without you
Somebody tell my head to try to tell my heart
That I'm better off without you
'Cause baby I can't live
Without you I'm not okay
And without you I've lost my way
My heart's stuck in second place ooh
Without you Without you
  
Hole in My Head
By Jim Miller and Buddy Miller
Hole in my head hole in my head
I need a boy like you like a hole in my head
I need a boy like you like a hole in my head
Let's just say we will and then don't instead
Wild goose chase wild good chase
You're going to take me boy on a wild goose chase
You're going to take me boy on a wild goose chase
You better find somebody to take my place
You took my imagination and stomped in the ground
Now I can only think about you
Chasing the tracks that you left around
Hole in my head hole in my head
I need a boy like you like a hole in my head
I need a boy like you like a hole in my head
You make me feel so bad that I wish I was dead
Let the games begin yea here I go again
I'm never gonna win
It must have knocked me crazy
It must have hit me hard
People must think I'm lazy
Like my shuffle's short a playing card
Wild goose chase wild good chase
I need a boy like you like a wild goose chase
I need a boy like you like a wild goose chase
You better find somebody to take my place
Let the games begin
Yea here I go again
I need a boy like you I need a boy like you
I need you boy like a hole in my head
  
Heartbreak Town
By Darrell Scott
Hugged your friends
Kissed your mamma goodbye
Baby in your arms and a tear in your eye
Twelve hundred miles and you never asked why
From me
Me and the baby and you side by side
We all knew we was in for a long hard ride
Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide it seemed
We honked the horn when we crossed the
State line
Woke up the baby and she started to cry
She must've known
What we were going to find
This ain't nothin' but a Heartbreak Town
Square people in a world that's round
And they watch you dancin'
Without the sound
It ain't nothin' no nothin'
You take your number and you stand in line
And they watch to see how high you're gonna climb
Pat on the back 'n ' better luck next time
It ain't nothin' no it ain't nothin but a Heartbreak Town
Stardust well it's a funny thing
It can make you cuss
It can make you sing
And the need to touch it gets hard to explain some days
I've seen 'em rise
I've seen 'em fall
Some get nothin'
And Lord some get it all
Some just run
While others crawl away
Hold my hand baby don't let go
I've got some front money
And I've got a next show
And I'm gonna need you
Down this yellow brick road
This ain't nothin' but a Heartbreak Town
Square people in a world that's round
And they watch you dancin'
Without the sound
It ain't nothin' no nothin'
You take your number and you stand in line
And they watch to see how high you're gonna climb
Pat on the back 'n ' better luck next time
It ain't nothin' no it ain't nothin but a Heartbreak Town

  Let Him Fly
By Patti Griffin
Ain't no talkin to this man
Ain't no pretty other side
Ain't no way to understand the stupid words of pride
It would take an acrobat, and I already tried all that
I'm gonna let him fly
Things can move at such a pace
The second hand just waved goodbye
You know the light has left his face
But you can't recall just where or why
So there was really nothing to it
I just went and cut right through it
I said I'm gonna let him fly yeah
There's no mercy in a live wire
No rest at all in freedom
The choices we are given it's no choice at all
The proof is in the fire
You touch before it moves away
But you must always know how long to stay and when to go
And there ain't no talkin to this man
He's been tryin to tell me so
It took awhile to understand the beauty of just letting go
Cause it would take an acrobat, I already tried all that
I'm gonna let him fly
I'm gonna let him fly fly
I'm gonna let him fly
  
I Can Love You Better
Kostas & Pamela Brown Hayes
She's got you wrapped up in her satin and lace.
Tied around her little finger.
She's got you thinkin' you can never escape.
Don't you know your heart's in danger.
There's a devil in that angel face.
If you could only see the love that you're wastin'
I can love you better that that.
I know how to make you forget her.
All I'm askin' is for one little chance.
Cause baby I can love you, baby I can love you better
I'm gonna break this spell she's got on you.
You're gonna wake up to find.
You're my desire my intentions are true
Hey babe I know it's time.
You're gonna see what you mean to me.
So open up your eyes cause seein' is believin'.
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I can love you better than that.
I can love you better.
All I'm askin' is for one little chance.
Cause baby I can love you, baby I can love you.


  Wide Open Spaces
Susan Gibson
Who Doesn't Know What I'm Talking About
Who's Never Left Home, Who's Never Struck Out
To Find A Dream And A Life Of Their Own
A Place In The Clouds, A Foundation Of Stone
Many Precede And Many Will Follow
A Young Girl's Dream No Longer Hollow
It Takes The Shape Of A Place Out West
But What It Holds For Her, She Hasn't Yet Guessed
Chorus:
She Needs Wide Open Spaces
Room To Make Her Big Mistakes
She Needs New Faces
She Knows The High Stakes
She Travelled This Road As A Child
Wide Eyed And Grinning, She Never Tired
But Now She Won't Be Coming Back With The Rest
If These Are Life's Lessons, She'll Take This Test
Repeat Chorus
She Knows The High Stakes
As Her Folks Drive Away, Her Dad Yells, "Check The Oil!"
Mom Stares Out The Window And Says, "I'm Leaving My Girl"
She Says, It Didn't Seem Like That Long Ago
When She Stood There And Let Her Own Folks Know
Repeat Chorus
She Knows The High Stakes
She Knows The High Stakes
She Knows The High Stakes
She Knows The High Stakes

  Loving Arms
Tom Jans
If You Could See Me Now
The One Who Said That She's Rather Roam
The One Who Said She'd Rather Be Alone
If You Could Only See Me Now
If I Could Hold You Now
Just For A Moment, If I Could Really Make You Mine
Just For A While, Turn Back The Hands Of Time
If I Could Only Hold You Now
Chorus:
I've Been Too Long In The Wind
Too Long In The Rain
Taking Any Comfort That I Can
Looking Back And Longing For
The Freedom Of My Chains
And Lying In Your Loving Arms Again
If You Could Hear Me Now
Singing Somewhere Through The Lonely Nights
Dreaming Of The Arms That Held Me Tight
If You Could Only Hear Me Now
Repeat Chorus
I Can Almost Feel Your Loving Arms Again

  There's Your Trouble
Tia Sillers & Mark Silby
Should Have Been Different But
It Wasn't Different, Was
Same Old Story, Dear John, And So Long
Should Have Fit Like A Glove
Should Have Fit Like A Ring
Like A Diamond Ring
A Token Of True Love
Should Have All Worked Out
But It Didn't
She Should Be Here Now
But She Isn't
Chorus:
There's Your Trouble, There's Your Trouble
You Keep Seeing Double With The Wrong One
You Can't See I Love You, You Can't See Doesn't
But You Just Keep Holding On
There's Your Trouble
So Now You're Thinking 'Bout
All You're Missing -- How
Deep You're Sinking, Round And Round And Dragging Down
Why Don't You Cash In Your Chips
Why Don't You Call It A Loss
Not Such A Big Loss, Chalk It Up Better Luck
Could Have Been True Love
But It Wasn't
It Should All Add Up
But It Doesn't
Repeat Chorus
Should Have All Worked Out
But It Didn't
She Should Be Here Now
But She Isn't
Repeat Chorus

  You Were Mine
Emily Erwin & Martie Seidel
I Can't Find A Reason To Let Go
Even Though You've Found A New Love
And She's What Your Dreams Are Made Of
I Can Find A Reason To Hang On
What Went Wrong Can Be Forgiven
Without You, It Ain't Worth Livin' Alone
Chorus:
Sometimes I Wake Up Crying At Night
And Sometimes I Scream Out Your Name
What Right Does She Have To Take You Away
When For So Long, You Were Mine
I Took Out All The Pictures Of Our Wedding Day
It Was A Time Of Love And Laughter
Happy Ever After
But Even Those Old Pictures Have Begun To Fade
Please Tell Me She's Not Real
And That You're Really Coming Home To Stay
Repeat Chorus
I Can Give You Two Good Reasons
To Show You Love's Not Blind
He's Two And She's Four, And You Know They Adore You
So How Can I Tell Them You've Changed Your Mind
Repeat Chorus:
I Remember When You Were Mine

  Never Say Die
Radney Foster & George Ducas
Lyin' Next To You In The Dark
I Can Feel Your Beating Heart
You've Been Here Beside Me Through The Test Of Time
We've Both Had Our Share Of Doubts
Waited Out Those Ole Storm Clouds
Boy It's Nights Like This That I Know Why
Lovers Like You And Me Will Never Say Die
Chorus:
'Cause There's A Long Line Of Folks Giving Up On Love
So Many Hearts Get Broken In The Push And Shove
I'll Believe In You For The Rest Of My Life
Baby Lovers Like You And Me Will Never Say Die
Tears Of Joy And Tears Of Pain
Tears Say More Than Words Explain
There's No Need For Words Here Tonight
We've Both Felt Each Others' Power
A Tender Touch In The Wee Small Hours
Is Strong Enough To Hold Us For A Lifetime
Lovers Like You And Me Will Never Say Die
Repeat Chorus
Oh Lovers Like You And Me Will Never Say Die

  Tonight the Heartache's on Me
Mary W. Francis, Johnny Macrae, & Bob Morrison
You Could've Heard A Pin Drop
When They Walked Through The Door
Had To Turn My Eyes Away
My Heart Fell To The Floor
Someone Whispered, "Where's Her Halo?"
Cause She Had An Angel's Face
He Stood There Smiling, Holding On
To The One Who Took My Place
So...
Chorus:
Tonight The Heartache's On Me, On Me
Let's Drink A Toast To The Fool Who Couldn't See
Bartender Pour The Wine, 'Cause The Hurtin's All Mine
Tonight The Heartache's On Me
I Wonder If He Told Her
She's The Best He's Ever Known
The Way He Told Me Ev'ry Night
When We Were All Alone
She'll Find Out When The New Wears Off
He'll Find Somebody New
She'll Learn What Heartache's All About
And What I'm Going Through
But...
Repeat Chorus
But...
Repeat Chorus
Yes Tonight, The Heartache's On Me

  Let 'Er Rip
Billy Crain & Sandy Ramos
I Can Tell There's Something You Don't Wanna Tell Me
It's Killing You 'Cause The Words Are Hard To Find
I Know You Want To Break It To Me Gently
Well Sweet Baby Say What's On Your Mind
Chorus:
Let 'Er Rip, Let It Fly
Come On Baby, Say It, Do You Think I'm Gonna Cry
I Ain't About To Bawl, And I Ain't Gonna Die
So If You're Gonna Say Goodbye, Don't Take All Day And Night
Let 'Er Rip, Let It Fly
Why The Drama, We Don't Have To Drag Out This Situation
It Wasn't You, It Wasn't Me, Sometimes The Chemistry Don't Ignite
There Ain't No Rings, No Mortgage, There Ain't Any Complications
It's Just A Hyphenated Word, Get It Out, I'm Sure I'll Be Alright
Repeat Chorus
It Ain't No Big Deal, It Ain't No Great Loss
You And I Are On The Same Train Of Thought
So You Don't Have To Tell Me Where To Get Off
Maybe I Misunderstood You, If You're Leaving, Baby Would You
Repeat Chorus
So If You're Gonna Say Goodbye, Don't Take All Day And Night
Let 'Er Rip, Let It Fly

  Once You've Loved Somebody
Bruce Miller & Thom McHugh
I Should Go Out Tonight
Get On With My Life
Break These Chains Of Solitude
With A Little Luck And A Little Help
I Might Even Find Myself
In The Arms Of Someone New
Chorus:
Once You've Loved Somebody
It Ain't That Easy To Do
Once You've Loved Somebody
Like I Loved You
Look What You've Gone And Done
You've Ruined Everything For Everyone
Who Tries To Steal This Heart Away
I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind
I've Tried To Tell Myself A Million Times
A Little Time Is All It Takes
Repeat Chorus
I Gave You Everything That I Had To Give
I Don't Know If I Can Go That Far Again
Repeat Chorus

  I'll Take Care of You
John David Souther
Times Are Hard And Rents Are High
What Can A Working Girl Do
But Struggle Through Another Day
Then I'll Take Care Of You
Nights Are Long And Dreams Are Cold
If They're All You Wake Up To
But Should You Rise With Crying Eyes
I'll Take Care Of You
Chorus:
So Let Them Talk About Us
Let Them Call Us Funny Things
People Sometimes Do
I Don't Care As Long
As You Know I Love You
Oh, And You Know I Do
I'll Be There, But You Might Not See Me
It's Never Easy To Get Through
But When The Laughter Dies Away
I'll Take Care Of You
Repeat Chorus
I'll Be There, But You Might Not See Me
It's Never Easy To Get Through
But When The Laughter Dies Away
Then I'll Take Care Of You
Darling, I'll Take Care Of You

  Am I The Only One (Whose Ever Felt This Way)
Maria McKee
There Is No Good Reason
I Should Have To Be So Alone
I'm Smothered By This Emptiness
Lord I Wish I Was Made Of Stone
Like I Fool I Lent My Soul To Love
And It Paid Me Back In Change
God Help Me
Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way?
A Heart That's Worn And Weathered
Would Know Better Than To Fight
But I Wore Mine Like A Weapon
Played Out Love Like A Crime
And It Wrung Me Out And Strung Me Out
And It Hung Years On My Face
God Help Me
Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way?
Now My Sense Of Humor Needs A Break
I See A Shadow In The Mirror
And She's Laughin' Through Her Tears
One More Smile's All I Can Fake
There Is A Wound Inside Me
And It's Bleeding Like A Flood
There's Times When I See A Light Ahead
Hope Is Not Enough
As Another Night Surrounds Me
And It Pounds Me Like A Wave
God Help Me
Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way?
God Help Me
Am I The Only One Who's Ever Felt This Way?

  Give It Up or Let Me Go
Bonnie Raitt
Well I Told You Pretty Baby
Such A Long Time Ago
If I Found You With Another
Well, I'd Walk Right Out Your Door
Woh, You Might Call Me Crazy
There's One Thing You Should Know
Well, If You Want Me To Love You, Got To
Give It Up Or Let Me Go
I Know It's Useless To Be Jealous
I Wouldn't Tie You If I Tried
When I Think You're Messin' Around My Back
It Sure Brings A Pain I Just Can't Hide
Oh Baby, I've Been True To You
And If I Can Make That Sacrifice
Honey You Can Do It Too
Well, You Come Home Drunk And Nasty
You Won't Tell Me Where You've Been
Just When Things Are Nice And Sweet
You're Going Back Out Again
Why Do You Want To Mess Up A Good Thing?
I'm Gonna Find Me Another Man
One Who Wants To Give Me Everything
Well I Told You Pretty Baby
Such A Long Time Ago
If I Found You With Another
Well, I'd Walk Right Out The Door
Woh, You Might Call Me Crazy
There's One Thing You Should Know
Well, If You Want Me To Love You, Got To
Give It Up Or Let Me Go
Give It Up Or Let Me Go