Lyrics: Stories of Life, Songs of Love

Baby That's You

I wake up every morning to that same old bump and grind,
Chasing a dollar, falling in line,
Over my head, underpaid and overdue.
I've got one thing on my side, baby,
Baby, that's you.
Baby, that's you.

Lost in the shuffle, but I'm still in the race.
Backed in a corner, but I know this ain't my place.
I don't care about winning >cause I know I'll never lose.
I've got one thing on my side, baby,
Baby, that's you.
Baby, that's you.

Your love is my lifeline out of the blue.
Keeps me from falling all apart and breaking in two.
This world's gone a little bit crazy and I know I would, too.
I've got one thing on my side, baby,
Baby, that's you.
Baby, that's you.

Ain't It Funny

You can talk about love 'til you're blue in the face,
Call it a curse or the saving grace.
Ain't it funny all the things that love can do?

It can lift you, bring you down, break your heart,
Or make the world go 'round.
Ain't it funny all the things that love can do?

There ain't no definition, but this I know is true:
What is love is crystal clear when your baby's holding you.

You might toss and turn the whole night through,
Or maybe it'll be your dream come true.
Ain't it funny all the things that love can do?

The Melody of You

Heard the sound of a mockingbird on a country road,
Cry of a whippoorwill all alone,
The whisper of a cottonwood and the roar of a moving train,
Sound of distant thunder, the promise of rain.

Chorus
Life is a symphony, but it can't compare
To the music of the sunlight dancin' in your hair.
And of all the songs I'll ever hear, the best will always be
The melody of you in harmony with me.

Instrumental Verse

Chorus
Life is a symphony, but it can't compare
To the music of the sunlight dancin' in your hair.
And of all the songs I'll ever hear, the best will always be
The melody of you in harmony with me.

I heard the faith of church bells, the whistle at quittin' time,
Old songs on a jukebox playin' for a dime,
The sound of a choir, voices loud and clear,
The song of someone singing, thinking no one else can hear.

Chorus
Life is a symphony, but it can't compare
To the music of the sunlight dancin' in your hair.
And of all the songs I'll ever hear, the best will always be
The melody of you in harmony with me.

…Of all the songs I'll ever hear the best will always be the melody of you in harmony with me.

Rock Away the Blues

Well, I close my eyes and I can see the folks in my hometown
Sittin' on the porch at the end of the day just to watch the sun go down.
They talk about the things they've done and what they plan to do,
But mostly they just sit a spell and rock away the blues.

Yeah, they would rock, rock away the blues.
They would rock, rock away the blues.
They would rock, rock away the blues.
Yeah, sit a spell and rock away the blues.

Well, this world's gone round and round and round and it's turnin' faster still.
I gotta get ahead, I gotta get on top, I ain't got no time to kill.
This pace is driving me insane, and it's probably got you too.
Think about the folks in my hometown and what they used to do.

Everything in this big ol' world's got a price that must be paid,
And the cost of all this livin' fast is a trip to an early grave.
So slow down, look around, take the time and let life be good to you.
Lay your troubles down, boy, and rock away the blues.

Lonesome Without You

The sun is sinkin' low, my mood is indigo.
I'm lonesome without you.
My friends all paint the town, but I don't get around.
I'm lonesome without you.

I try to find a reason to believe,
That some sweet day you'll come back to me.

The moon and all the stars aren't to me what you are.
I'm lonesome without you.

Hard Time

Trapped in this prison, Baby, locked up in love,
Tried and convicted by the stars above,
Caught in the act of falling for you.
Ain't no way out, Babe, ain't nuthin' I can do.

Chorus
I'm doin' this hard time
I'm doin' this hard time for you.
I'm doin, this hard time
I'm doin' this hard time for you.
Hard time, hard time, lovin' you.
I'm doin' this hard time, hard time, lovin' you.

These walls surround me, keep me in place.
Every where I look, Babe I see your face.
Judge and jury was that look in your eye,
Objection overruled, appeal denied.

Chorus
I'm doin' this hard time
I'm doin' this hard time for you.
I'm doin, this hard time
I'm doin' this hard time for you.
Hard time, hard time, lovin' you.
I'm doin' this hard time, hard time, lovin' you.

Instrumental Verse

Objection overruled, appeal denied.

Chorus
I'm doin' this hard time
I'm doin' this hard time for you.
I'm doin' this hard time
I'm doin' this hard time for you.
Hard time, hard time, lovin' you.
I'm doin' this hard time, hard time, lovin' you.

Never had no chance, couldn't change my plea.
One kiss from you and it was “Throw away the key.”
Door slammed shut, locked up tight.
I'm a guilty man, Babe, a prisoner for life.

Chorus
I'm doin' this hard time
I'm doin' this hard time for you.
I'm doin, this hard time
I'm doin' this hard time for you.
Hard time, hard time, lovin' you.
I'm doin' this hard time, hard time, lovin' you.

Just an Old House

There is an old house at the edge of town.
Heard some men from the city been talking' and they're gonna tear it down.
See, there's money to be made here and this town's gotta grow.
I ain't sayin' they're wrong but I 'm sayin' there's things they don't know.

Chorus
A baby's been born here, an old man laid to rest.
First kisses on a front porch, and kids in their Sunday best,
Angry words forgiven here, and hands held tight in grace.
Just an old house… and a holy place.

Now there is a heart carved in a live oak tree.
It's a sign of the times and the lives and the way things used to be.
It's there by the old house, soon won't be much more,
They will tear them down, but will they know what they stood for?

Chorus
A baby's been born here, an old man laid to rest.
First kisses on a front porch, and kids in their Sunday best,
Angry words forgiven here, and hands held tight in grace.
Just an old house… and a holy place.

Bridge
Now hope and faith in the shadow of doubt
stood upon this ground, and bless this house.

Chorus
A baby's been born here, an old man laid to rest.
First kisses on a front porch, and kids in their Sunday best,
Angry words forgiven here, and hands held tight in grace.
Just an old house… and a holy place.

Zig Zag

Used to think, boy, what can I do
To get myself right next to you?
I searched far, I searched wide,
Just one way to get by your side.

Chorus:
Oh, when you zig, I zig just like you.
And when you zag, I zag, that's what I do.
Of all the things that a girl can do,
I zig zag right straight to you.

It's been said that life's a dance,
It's the same with true romance.
The moves you make, I make, too.
My heart beats in time with you.

Chorus:
Oh, when you zig, I zig just like you.
And when you zag, I zag, that's what I do.
Of all the things that a girl can do,
I zig zag right straight to you.

Bridge:
Give and take, high and low,
Far and wide, come and go.
Up and down, heart to heart,
Side by side, a breath apart.

Chorus:
Oh, when you zig, I zig just like you.
And when you zag, I zag, that's what I do.
Of all the things that a girl can do,
I zig zag right straight to you.

Well, I zig (well, I zig),oh, and I zag (oh, and I zag).
Of all the things that a girl can do
I zig zag right straight to you.

… Right straight to you, zig zag straight to you. Right straight, right straight to you…you…you… oo-oo-oo.

When I Sing

If I was a redbird high in a big ol' tree,
Wind beneath my feathers, blue sky over me,
I would sing a love song, forever sweet and true.
Singin' for my redbird girl, that's exactly what I'd do.

But I am not a redbird, and I do not have wings.
But I can almost fly when I sing.

If I was a mockingbird sittin' on a line,
Lookin' out across the world and lookin= mighty fine,
Making up a melody of every song I=ve ever heard,
That's what I'd be doing if I was a mockingbird.

But I am not a mockingbird, and I do not have wings.
But I can almost fly when I sing.

Won't You Ride with Me

I can't tell you where this road is gonna take me,
What's up ahead or down around the bend.
But like a river this ol' road, forever comes and goes.
That's the way it makes it home again.

Won't you ride, ride with me?
Won't you ride, ride with me?
Won't you ride, ride with me?
Let the river flow, let the wind blow, ride with me.

I once thought it was love gonna save me.
But it was love that nearly did me in.
I tried to make love true, but in spite of all I do,
Holdin' love is like tryin' to hold the wind.

Every life is a river and the livin' is the flow.
It's not where you're going, it's how you go.

Kisses and Conversation

Kisses and conversation,
Gettin' lost in your eyes,
This is a combination
And it sure feels right.

Everybody in this big ol' world
Is lookin' for love that's true,
And kisses and conversation,
Like I found with you.

One and the Same

Maybe I was dreaming, it's hard to tell.
Maybe I was wishing on an empty well.
Maybe I imagined this whole thing,
Maybe in the end it's all one and the same.

I heard a voice in the wind talking straight to my heart.
I stood high on a hill. I was left alone in the dark.

Many are the words so all can hear.
Many are the ways to see things clear.
There is a rose and there is a flame,
But in the end it's all one and the same.

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