Going Home Lyrics

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Little town in the middle of a cornfield
Little bar little grocery store
Moving out looking out from the backseat
Knowing nobody anymore

First day in a room full of strangers
You were something for the world to see
Ripped jeans and a bad reputation
I bet you didn’t even notice me

Now you wanna be my friend on Facebook
But I don’t know what you take me for
Cause you never showed me love or nothing
And I don’t need nothing anymore

Another time another life situation
We were something for the world to see
Never pictured a guy so handsome
Hooking up with a girl like me

First date in a car in the moonlight
You persuaded so convincingly
Next day with your friends at the Maid-Rite
Seemed like you didn’t even notice me

Now you wanna be my friend on Facebook
But I don’t know what you take me for
Cause you never showed me love or nothing
And I don’t need nothing anymore

I’m still the same beauty inside
You see it in my internet profile
I guess what’s in our hearts shines through
And now I see it even happened to you

Now you wanna be my friend on Facebook
But I don’t know what you take me for
Cause you never showed me love or nothing
And I don’t need nothing anymore

You wanna be my friend on Facebook
But I don’t know what you take me for
Cause you never showed me love or nothing
And I don’t need nothing
Your friend request means nothing
No I don’t need your nothing anymore

When You're Next To Me

When I’m standing next to you
There’s a song to sing
I know everything’s feeling right

When I’m standing next to you
Steeple bells ring
Only good things do I see
When you’re next to me

When I hold your hand in mine
A different world wakes
A new morning breaks with the sun

When I hold your hand in mine
Children’s dreams take flight
Through a star lit night that’s what I see
When you’re next to me

This love for you I’m feeling
Has a power that is healing
It can mend the darkest hour with glorious light

When I taste your lips so sweet
I see beggars dine
And the sands of time up and stop

When I taste your lips so sweet
Black and white bend
Every dove lands at your feet
When you’re next to me

This love for you I’m feeling
Has a power that is healing
It can mend the darkest hour with glorious light

When I’m standing next to you
I feel moonbeams burn
I see rainbows turning to gold

When I’m lying next to you
I hear angels play
I see sweeter days
I see rivers wind through the end of time
I see hatred fall from the highest hill
I see God’s good grace shining in your eyes

That’s what I see
When you’re next to me

We All Trying

Ordinary woman works hard to please them
Pouring all her love in her wash and feeding
Thinking only of the other one
She casts her needs aside
Leaving undiscovered songs unsung
To be a wife to raise a child and I been there too

Ordinary man works hard to please them
Bearing all the burden to guard and lead them
Thinking only of the other one
He casts his needs aside
Leaving undiscovered lands unknown
To be a man to make a life and I…

See their tired faces all around me
Trying so hard to do what’s right
But the body’s aching and the soul is weak
And the circumstances rarely kind

These broken vessels these worn down machines
Clumsy and difficult to fly
Mistakes and messes destined to repeat
We fall again we stand again we try

We all trying fumbling trying struggling trying
Finding our way
We all trying fumbling trying struggling trying
Losing our way

Ordinary person works hard to please them
Hoping and believing more alms appease them
Thinking only of a job well done
We cast our need aside
Leaving unacknowledged fears alone
We agonize to stay alive and I been there too

Let's Elope Baby

I met my baby at the bottom of the hill
Said take me with you I love you still
I got all the things we need tonight
Let’s scoot uptown and do it up right

Let’s elope honey
Pa’s asleep Ma is too
Let’s elope baby
The preacher is a-waitin’ and my heart is true

Standin’ there smootchin’ in the cold moonlight
Saw a model “A” with the lights on bright
Thought it was Pa turnin’ me loose
If it had a-been he’d a-cooked his goose

Let’s elope honey
Pa’s asleep Ma is too
Let’s elope baby
The preacher is a-waitin’ and my heart is true

The man in the car says how about a ride
I’ll give you a lift she’ll be your bride
What you say baby let’s go right now
Who gives a hoot what Pa don’t allow

Let’s elope honey
Pa’s asleep Ma is too
Let’s elope baby
The preacher is a-waitin’ and my heart is true

Well the Ford went rockin’ and boppin’ along
Huggin’ my sugar while I hum this song
My folks think we’re out on a date
They won’t know until it’s too late

Let’s elope honey
Pa’s asleep Ma is too
Let’s elope baby
The preacher is a-waitin’ and my heart is true

Let’s elope honey
Pa’s asleep Ma is too
Let’s elope baby
The preacher is a-waitin’ and my heart is true

The Fourth Day of July

Oh the cuckoo she’s a pretty bird
She warbles as she flies
She never hollers cuckoo
‘Til the fourth day of July
And I’ll see on the fourth day of July

Well for working I’m too lazy
And begging that’s too low
Train robbing’s too risky
So a-gambling I’ll go
And I’ll see on the fourth day of July

Well I gambled in England
I gambled in Spain
And I’ll bet you ten dollars
That I’ll beat you next game
And I’ll see on the fourth day of July

Jack of diamonds
I know you of old
You robbed my poor pockets
Of silver and gold
And I’ll see on the fourth day of July

Well I’m going on up the mountain
Gonna build me a still
And I’ll sell you one gallon
For a two dollar bill
And I’ll see on the fourth day of July

Well I eat when I’m hungry
I drink when I’m dry
If somebody don’t shoot me
Then I’ll live ‘til I die
And I’ll see on the fourth day of July
And I’ll see on the fourth day of July

I Want To Be A Real Cowboy Girl

I love all the roar and the rattle
The low and the bellow of cattle
And I love to see the cowboys at the rodeo
The herd I can hear stinging
And I can see lariats swinging
And my heart is always happy at the rodeo

I want to be a real cowboy girl
And wear all the buckles and straps
And know how it feels to wear spurs on my heels
Then strut about in my chaps
I want to tow a six shooter too
Wear a belt that is four inches wide
And ride like the Deuce on a buckskin cayuse
With the cowgirl I love by my side

Well I dream of a song and it lingers
In my heart I can hear all the singers
As they sing of love and friendship at the rodeo
Oh how I love to ride in the open
On a great big cayuse just a lopin’
And I’m happy with my cowboys at the rodeo

I want to be a real cowboy girl
And wear all the buckles and straps
And know how it feels to wear spurs on my heels
Then strut about in my chaps
I want to wear a ten-gallon hat
And a belt that is four inches wide
And bulldog a steer at the fair every year
Then jump on my pony and ride
And bulldog a steer at the fair every year
Then jump on my cowboy and ride

Old Virginia

Once I lived in old Virginia
North Carolina was my home
There I courted a handsome lady
Oh I called her my own

Her hair was yellow and her eyes was sparkling
And on her cheek was a rosy red
On her breast she wore a white lily
Oh the tears that I have shed

Oh must I go to my old Virginia home
Oh must I go to my old Virginia home
All alone

My father said “Son, you must not marry”
My mother said “Son, that’ll never do”
But oh kind miss if you are willing
Oh I would run away with you

Oh must I go to my old Virginia home
Oh must I go to my old Virginia home
All alone

When I’m awake I’m a dreaming about you
When I’m asleep I’ll take no rest
For every moment seems like an hour
Oh the pain that lies in my breast

Oh must I go to my old Virginia home
Oh must I go to my old Virginia home
All alone
All alone
All alone

A Little Bird Told Me

A little bird told me that you love me
And I believe that you do
This little bird told me I was falling
Falling for no one but you

There’s no use denying
I might as well confess
Of all the boys I know dear
I’m sure I love you best

The little bird told me we’d be happy
And I believe that it’s true
A little bird told me we’d be married
And I believe that it’s true
This little bird told me when we marry

We’ll have a pretty cottage not too far
All fenced in like a movie star
A Great Dane pup we’ll call him Ace
Lying there by the fireplace
A goldfish pond and a wishing well
Everything’s gonna turn out swell

The little bird told her she’d be married
And we believe that it’s true
This little bird said she’d have a family
Now tell us what you’re gonna do

We’ll have a pretty cottage not too far
All fenced in like a movie star
A Great Dane pup we’ll call him Ace
Lying there by the fireplace
A goldfish pond and a wishing well
Everything’s gonna turn out swell

A little bird told me we’d be happy
And we believe that it’s true
We believe that it’s true
And now I know that it’s true
Come June it’s bound to be true

The Train From Kansas City

Baby baby please believe me
I would never never do anything to hurt you
Baby baby please believe me
I would never never do anything to you
To make you blue

But yesterday I got this letter
From a boy I loved before I ever knew you
Before I even knew you

And the train from Kansas City
Is coming into town
The train from Kansas City
Nothing I can do can make it turn around

Baby baby please don’t worry
Nothing in this world could tear us apart
We’ll never never part
So wait right here and I will hurry
I’ll be back in the time it takes to break a heart
I gotta break his heart

And the train from Kansas City
Is coming into town
The train from Kansas City
Nothing I can do can make it turn around

Well I never answered his letter
I just couldn’t tell him that way
No I never answered his letter
‘Cause I didn’t know what to say

Now I’m going down to the station
He’ll be there at ten after two
I’ll show him the ring on my finger
I don’t know what else I can do

And the train from Kansas City
Is coming into town
The train from Kansas City
Nothing I can do can make it turn around

Here comes the train
Here comes the train
Here comes the train

Sleeping Giant

I don’t like to hear the distance in your voice
And I don’t like the sound of this divorcing choice
I can’t define the hour when we razed us to the ground
All I know is you ain’t here and I been feeling down

I woke up this morning to somebody new
She looked so familiar like someone I knew
She walked in my footsteps and carried my stride
And using my voice to sing good news from inside

Her words were the seeds and your love was the soil
And sowing them freely no worry of spoil
With shoots aimed at heaven in the moonlight they grew
A thicket of brambles between me and you

I’m peeling back the layers hoping to find
Some purity and truth the meat beneath the rind
But the questions only deepen like the furrows of my brow
And there ain’t any answers anyhow

I woke from a slumber thunder a crack
Rumble the covers lightning a flash
Lying there safely the roof overhead
Next to me sharing a room or a bed

Carry your sister holding my hand
Giggle and whisper castles in sand
I knew she would be there never alone
Next to me sharing blood tears a home

I’m peeling back the layers hoping to find
Some purity and truth the meat beneath the rind
But the questions only deepen like the furrows of my brow
And there ain’t any answers anyhow

I’m peeling back the layers hoping to find
Some purity and truth the meat beneath the rind
But the questions only deepen like the furrows of my brow
And there ain’t any answers anyhow

I don’t like to feel the absence of your touch
And I don’t like the feel of missing you so much
I can’t coerce the powers to keep you by my side
So I let your life be lived and I’ll go living mine

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