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The Whippoorwill

Release Date : August 14, 2012

Lyrics

1. Six Ways to Sunday

I’m gonna love you six ways to sunday
I’m ain’t stopping till I get the job done
I’m gonna love you six ways to sunday
I wanna hear my baby speaking in tongues

Brother I been backslidin’ just a little too long
You’d think I’d know by now what’s right and what’s wrong
Livin it up when the skies ain’t blue
Chasin my tail, a couple other ones, too

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I’m gonna love you six ways to sunday
I’m gonna do it like it’s never been done
I’m gonna love you six ways to sunday
I wanna hear my baby speaking in tongues

Honey I’ll pick up the snakes and drink the strychnine too
As long as I get a chance to lay my hands on you
I got my mind right, toe-in’ the line
look up and tell me does my halo shine?

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You knocked the angel right off of my shoulder
Right away my lil devil took over
Woman if you need a disciple
We can have a little revival

2. Pretty Little Lie

Come over here and sit by me
tell me everything I wanna hear
I’ll pretend that I don’t see
the reason you’re back over here

You look cold I’ll build a fire
there’s a box full o’ wine in the fridge
we won’t talk about what’s-his-name
that’s just water under the bridge

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You made up your mind
but he ain’t here with us tonight
so kiss me one more time
cross every t and dot every i
of your pretty little lie

I thought we had it all figured out
there was me and there was you and him
I was hopin’ for a chance to cuss you out
until you came walkin’ in
It hit me like I ain’t been hit before
I guess some of us never change
Now it’s you and me sittin’ on the floor
I’d let you get away with anything

3. Everybody Knows She’s Mine

She looks good when she wakes up in the morning
even better than she did last night
When she smiles at me and kisses my cheek
I’m thinking “Lord, I must be livin’ right”
I ain’t about to say I ain’t lucky
some might say I’m a fool
Chances are, I’m doing fine so far
cause’ her mama even said I’m cool

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She gets me high as a Georgia pine
wild as a muscadine vine
hotter than the deep south summertime
everybody knows she’s mine

Well there might be a couple kinda like her
rest assured brother this one’s mine
I’ll be right there in her back pocket
she got my name tattooed where the sun don’t shine
I saw you looking when she walked in with me
I don’t blame you, she’s a helluva girl
I know how you feel it ain’t no big deal
I’m the luckiest man in the world

4. One Horse Town

She looks good when she wakes up in the morning
even better than she did last night
When she smiles at me and kisses my cheek
I’m thinking “Lord, I must be livin’ right”
I ain’t about to say I ain’t lucky
some might say I’m a fool
Chances are, I’m doing fine so far
cause’ her mama even said I’m cool

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She gets me high as a Georgia pine
wild as a muscadine vine
hotter than the deep south summertime
everybody knows she’s mine

Well there might be a couple kinda like her
rest assured brother this one’s mine
I’ll be right there in her back pocket
she got my name tattooed where the sun don’t shine
I saw you looking when she walked in with me
I don’t blame you, she’s a helluva girl
I know how you feel it ain’t no big deal
I’m the luckiest man in the world

5. Aint Much Left of Me

Well my fall from grace was a sight to see
good turned to bad and bad turned to misery
I found out what it is and what it’s not
all i asked for sure ain’t what I got

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I been rained on, rode hard and put up wet
danced with the devil till I’m in debt
took all I got and there ain’t much left of me
I been knocked down, drug out and left for dead
barely held together by a few old threads
hey I’m still here, there ain’t much left to see
I’m still holding on and there ain’t much left of me

I thought that I’d hit bottom but I ain’t there yet
You’d be surprised at how low a man can get
I watched all them dreams slip thru my hands
But now I’m getting outta here while I still can

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Well my fall from grace was a sight to see
nobody even cared what became of me
do I have to get down on my knees?
and ask the Lord above, have mercy, please

6. The Whippoorwill

Going through life the righteous way
the only way so the preacher would say
you put me on the Jericho road
barefoot and smiling, standing there by the piano

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I dreamed I heard that Whippoorwill sing
She sang my song and called me by name
I hung my head in shame

You sewed my years together like a patchwork quilt
your bougainvillea’s bloom it’ll never wilt
the lessons I remember and some that I forgot
are precious and pure like the one honeysuckle drop

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I dreamed I heard that Whippoorwill sing
She sang my song and called me by name
I’m starting all over again

7. Lucky Seven

I ain’t ever been to prison but I probably should’ve gone
’cause I broke I broke the law twelve dozen times but I never did get caught
I’m a different kind of daredevil than a lot of folks I know
but I still walk the tightrope with no net down below

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Hey I’m lucky as a seven
I dance to my own tune
I may not get to Heaven for the wicked things I do
if you want to walk in my boots
and take all that I took
it ain’t as easy as it looks

Life ain’t always simple some things you can’t explain
if you quit that’s what you get ’cause you coudn’t take the pain
I ain’t ever had it easy that’s just the way it is
if circumstance opened up the chance I’d do it all again

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Ain’t no plans to turn around
my spring’s done come unwound

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8. Leave a Scar

The old man was a good man, he raised his children right
taught us how to work hard and showed us how to fight
told me about the Good Lord and when to use a gun
made me very proud of where it is that I come from

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When I die put my bones in the dixie dirt
look down on me smilin’ I don’t want no feelins’ hurt
all I leave behind me is a ragged old guitar
I may not change the world but I’m gonna leave a scar

Years they rolled on by, the old man turned me loose
Waycross town I learned about them sad old country blues
taught me how to pour out my heart and try to make it rhyme
told me not to ever break but one law at a time

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I hope you wear me on your memory like a faded old tattoo
I might not make the history book but I’ll burn a page or two

9.Crimson Moon

Homecoming queen about to turn eighteen
just a couple months younger than that wannabe James Dean
She can’t wait, just say when
she ain’t gonna leave a note she ain’t gonna tell a friend

He smelled the rain on the blacktop
she heard the banshee in the wind

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Hey hey hey darling please
let’s put these hard times in the breeze
let’s go find a little breathing room
bathed in the light of a crimson moon

He was named after the hurricane
blew through in ’79 and he did just about the same
ain’t no point, no way of living it down
standing at the crossroads of this sideways one light town

screen door closed is the only sound she made
she climbs on and wraps her hands around his waist

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Nothing worse than the hell left behind
as two lost souls they go running off into the night
they felt the fire of running on two wheels
if they don’t stop tonight Lord knows they never will

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10. Aint Got the Blues

I ain’t got the blues anymore
I don’t toss and turn at night
and I don’t walk the floor
cause ever since lil mama came home
I find what I’m looking for

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I’m gonna shine
A big sparklin’ shine
everybody that I meet
is gonna be a good friend of mine
I’m feelin’ fine
Just fine as wine
I cant frown for grinnin’
I can’t lose for winnin’
I ain’t got the blues anymore

Son there ain’t no rain on my parade
my ends are meetin’ lately I’m ahead of the game
and brother all my bills got paid
cause ever since lil mama came home
it’s made right in the shade

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If I ain’t got ten brother I got nine
the Good Lord’s smilin’ down on me
there ain’t a worry on my mind
somethin’ bout that fine lil mama
I don’t know why but she makes me wanna shine

11. Sleeping Dogs

I’m not trying to get in the way
mindin’ my own got nothin’ to say
about nobody
that’s right nobody
don’t shake my tree don’t rattle my cage
you and me will be on the same page
got no trouble
don’t make no trouble

chorus
well you best let a sleepin dog lie
cause soon you’ll come to understand why
yea your gonna get bit right between the eyes

let me tell you how it all went down
a funky little joint on the edge of town
called the pine’s pub
ol’ wayne had too much
push come to shove and it came to blows
spilled some blood and I broke his nose
yes I had to do it
mama that’s all there was to it

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make no mistake let there be no doubt
paint me in a corner I’ll fight my way out
the moral of the story brother, this is it
I’ll be all over you like stink on shit
-or-
the moral of the story brother, in the end
don’t start none won’t be none, friend
why but she makes me wanna shine

12. Shakin Hands with the Holy Ghost

Split the night wide open
I ain’t got nowhere to go
My baby’s howlin’ at me
she’s tearin’ up the floor

We got the Tennessee champagne
feelin’ moonshine fine
my Johnson City baby
she helps me draw the line

pre-chorus
as the crow flies baby
gonna get me up on time
gonna light me up like the 4th of July

chorus
Everybody knows
baby take it slow
feel just like I’m singin with the heavenly host
everybody says
everybody knows
just like shakin’ hands with the holy ghost

She got the things that I need
keeps me comin’ back for more
I ain’t ever gonna break away
got a hook in me for sure

13. Up the Road

Lately I can tell
you’re gettin pretty sick of me
to tell ya the truth
I’ve had about enough of me too
all this cussin’ and fightin’
who’s wrong and who’s right’n
it don’t mean a thing
it don’t mean a damn thing

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the grass ain’t always greener
just like we’re always told
you may not have the winnin’ hand
but you ain’t got to fold
and it just seems that much warmer
when you come in from the cold
cause things ain’t always better
up the road

People they’ll be talkin’
rest assured they always do
they got it all sussed out
everything that we go through
let’s give em’ all the finger
tell em’ where they can go
what do they know
what in the hell do they know

The Whippoorwill