A Texas Café (2001)

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    What's Her Name

    What's Her Name

    I swore I'd never love again a promise I'd keep till the end
    But then you made a liar out of me
    But even a man of his words can't talk his way out of the hurt
    When everything reminds him of his old used to be

    CHORUS

    But you made me forget about
    What's her name I can't remember a thing because my mind is always on you
    I just draw a blank every time I try to think about the girl who tore my heart in two
    You made me forget about, what's her name
    Girl I was down and out without a shadow of a doubt
    Until you shined your love light on me
    I lost my faith in love my soul had given up
    It took a miracle to make me believe

    CHORUS

    But you made me forget about
    What's her name I can't remember a thing because my mind is always on you
    I just draw a blank every time I try to think about the girl who tore my heart in two
    You made me forget about
    What's her name I can't remember a thing because my mind is always on you
    I just draw a blank every time I try to think about the girl who tore my heart in two
    You made me forget about, what's her name

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Old Man Walkers Property

    Old Man Walkers Property

    Growing up in a little town where there's not a lot to do
    No matter where you go troubles bound to run into you
    There was only one water hole this side of the county line
    The boys and me would hang our clothes on the no trespassing sign

    CHORUS

    We'd go swimming, swinging from the tire in the tree
    And we'd go fishing but we never caught anything
    There was a chance we might get caught but we always got off scot-free
    Trespassing on old man Walkers property
    Well the older the old man got the meaner he seemed to be
    I could tell when our eyes met he didn't care to much for me
    I remember on Friday nights me and my girl would wait up late
    When he'd turn off his front porch light we'd hop on over the gate

    CHORUS

    We'd go kissing underneath the cottonwood trees
    And we'd go wishing on every star that we could see
    There was a chance we might get caught but we always got off scot-free
    Trespassing on old man Walkers property
    Not long ago I went back home for the Labor Day weekend
    As I walked out of the store old man Walker came walking in
    He said I used to watch you one by one sneak under my gate
    But I'd let ya'll play till your mommas said it was getting late
    I'd come out a hollerin' and you boys would scatter and run
    If you'd of known I was a teddy bear you wouldn't of had half the fun
    I said you ol' son of a gun for all these years I thought you hated me
    He said boy if that was true would I have hung a tire swing in the tree

    CHORUS

    Hearing y'all laughing it really put a smile on my face
    Seeing y'all splashing really brightened up this place
    There was a chance you might get caught but you always got off scot-free
    Trespassing on old man Walkers property
    Packed my bags and said my good-byes early that Sunday evening
    I drove down the old mans dirt road just as I was leaving
    Out there in that water hole were little boys like I used to be
    Trespassing on old man Walkers property
    Trespassing on old man Walkers property

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Just A Call

    Just A Call

    While he's out running around with the boys at the bar downtown
    His sweetheart sits at home all alone and she's waiting by the telephone
    But he'll spend his quarter somewhere else
    Well she's done what a good girl should but she's done all she could
    So she packs her bags up for the next plane going home and he's crying by the telephone
    But she'll spend her quarter somewhere else

    CHORUS

    And just a call to tell her that you love her
    That is all she really ever wanted to hear
    And it ain't asking much to tell her that you miss her
    Just a call and that's all and she'd still be here
    He spends a lot of time on the road breaking even with the rodeo
    He knows he should call her but he's barely got enough and making ends meet is tough   
    So he'll spend his quarter somewhere else

    CHORUS

    Instrumental Break

    CHORUS

    She loves a guitar man who gave his heart to a five-piece band
    He sings love songs underneath the neon lights while she alone tonight
    Dreaming someday he'll live the songs he sings
    Dreaming someday I'll live the songs I sing

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Not Just Another Pretty Face

    Not Just Another Pretty Face

    If it was just another night like so many nights before
    Just another dance, another time around the floor
    Just another heart for you to break and leave behind
    Tell me why you're still awake and that girl's still on your mind

    CHORUS

    Cause she's not just another pretty face 
    This time you're in it for more than just the chase
    Your hearts against the wall, you thought you'd seen them all
    But she's not just another pretty face
    You thought your heart was ten feet tall and bullet proof
    Until a girl only 5 foot three shot you with the cold hard truth
    All your friends may say that you're in way over your head
    But deep down their just jealous it's not them instead

    CHORUS

    Bridge

    Now you've gone hungry saving for that diamond ring 
    You never thought you'd see the day when you'd get down on a knee

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Amarillo Fair

    Amarillo Fair

    I've never won a bear throwing a ball at the tri-state fair
    I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn
    You were laughing at me and looking mighty dandy
    Licking your lips and your cotton candy
    I fell in love with you right then and there
    when I saw you at the Amarillo Fair,
    time stood still as we rode the Ferris wheel
    There I was on top of the world
    I said that I've been known to be accident-prone
    So I asked you if I could hold your hand
    That night I stole a kiss on the tunnel of love
    And to this very day I still can't get enough
    I fell in love with you right then and there when I saw you at the Amarillo Fair
    My hearts a tilt a whirl since I gave it to you girl
    I don't want this ride to ever end
    Corn dogs and barbecue a frosted funnel cake and you
    All made that night to good to be true
    I fell in love with you right then and there when I saw you at the Amarillo Fair
    I've never won a bear throwing a ball at the tri-state fair
    I still can't hit the broad side of a barn
    I've never won a thing till I gave you a diamond ring
    Now I'm the luckiest man in the world
    I fell in love with you right then and there when I saw you at the Amarillo Fair

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2000 Sonnet Publishing

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    Strong Arm Of The Law

    Strong Arm Of the Law

    His mother begged him to be a cattleman
    But he chose to wear the star his daddy wore
    God blessed him with a sharp eye and a quick hand
    Quicker than the man who shot his daddy to the floor
    Still she prayed and she pleaded
    But ranch work lacked the vengeance he needed
    He was cursed on his daddy's dying day
    When a shot to the back laid him in six feet in a grave

    CHORUS

    And he wears a star on his vest
    The only thing between a bullet and the heart in his chest
    He'll be a ranger till he takes his last draw 
    He was born with the strong arm of the law

    He wore a Colt 45 on his hip
    One notch short on the ivory grip
    Searching for the outlaw that broke his mommas heart
    Riding through the badlands from daylight to dark

    In a dirty back water border town
    Where the outlaw thought he could not be found
    He looked like he'd seen a ghost when he saw the rangers face
    A legacy to the lawman he sent to his resting-place

    CHORUS

    The outlaw had no place to run
    So he turned to the trigger on his gun
    As the smoke cleared blood stained the dusty street
    The outlaw lay dying at the rangers feet

    He sat in the saddle and shook his head
    His gun still hot and his father still dead
    As the sun set on the day he'd waited so long for 
    He saw justice belongs to the law but vengeance is the Lords

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2000 Sonnet Publishing

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    A Texas Café

    A Texas Café

    In every little town from Dalhart to Laredo
    There's a corner café with an open sign in the window
    As soon as you walk in a waitress greets you with a grin
    And says make yourself feel right at home
    Old men sit at a booth telling tall tales and stretching the truth
    Bragging how bad the good ol' days used to be
    They're all too tired to plow besides their tractors are rusted now
    So they order hot apple pie with a cup of coffee

    CHORUS

    Some things will never change
    After all these years the menu is still the same
    Serving that sweet ice tea with a touch of southern hospitality
    So order yourself a taste of yesterday at a Texas Café

    There's a Wurlitzer jukebox full of old forty fives
    Playing three songs for a quarter or one for a dime
    The cook said he was a boy when it was brand new
    To him it seemed like yesterday but it was 1962

    There was a family owned five and dime next door
    That could not compete with a chain discount store
    On the outskirts of town the drive in theater is shut down
    With a screen without a hero since Audie Murphy

    CHORUS

    There are fields with no grain, railroad tracks with no train
    And an old courthouse with nobody left to blame
    Town square is boarded up and brick roads are worn down
    But the chicken fried steak special is still around

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Scott Newhouse, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Charlene Gene

    Charlene Gene

    I've got a girl and Charlene is her name
    Since she flipped her skirt at me I ain't never been the same
    All of the boys at our trailer park
    Would take a bath and go to school just to win her heart

    CHORUS:
    Her name is Charlene Gene she's every rednecks dream
    Some people think the thing that I love most
    Is the way that she butters up my toast
    But most of most I love her lovely name

    Just the other day we were riding in my car
    We got to Charlenes trailer and I pulled up in the yard
    On her front porch was her old boyfriend Chase
    He blew a little kiss at her so I kicked him in the face

    Charlenes got a brother and his name is Jim
    And shes got one other and his names the same as him
    One of them is ugly and one of them is mean
    Both of them together couldn't keep me from Charlene 

    CHORUS

    Charlenes mom and daddy bought a brand new double wide
    And when she moved away from me I will admit I cried
    But that Friday night at the local quickie mart
    A pretty girl winked at me and nearly stole my heart

    CHORUS

    Bobby Joe Briscoe the queen of the rodeo
    She may be sweet on me but she don't even know
    It don't matter how she butters up my bread
    I'll always love someone else instead
     
    I love Charlene Gene cause she's every rednecks dream
    Some people thought the thing that I loved most
    Is the way that she buttered up my toast
    But most of most I love her lovely name

    (Aaron Watson, Kendall Massey, Henderson)
    © 2001 Sonnet Publishing

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    Every Time I Hear Those Songs

    Every Time I Hear Those Songs

    His song comes on the radio, and brings back your memory
    And reminds me of the way that it used to be
    You loved all his hits like "hello darlin'" and "tight fittin' jeans"
    I just wish your leaving were "only make believe"

    CHORUS

    Every time I hear those songs it makes me think about you
    And how we used to sing along to all the ones that we knew  
    It's not that they aren't good I used to love them to
    But every time I hear those songs it makes me think about you
    He may have been the best friend that any song ever had
    But when I hear that growl in his voice it always makes me sad
    It hurts to hear him sing? I'm not through loving you yet?
    Lord only knows what I'd give if I could forget

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE

    Daddy left us when I was only three
    All he left behind were those Conway Twitty records and me

    CHORUS

    Momma every time I hear those songs it makes me think about you

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2000 Sonnet Publishing

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    When All Those Aggies Move to Austin

    When All Those Aggies Move To Austin

    You're the devil's daughter in disguise
    So don't try to hide the fire in your eyes
    You must be stupid cause you just don't have a clue
    Even hell frozen over is warmer than my love for you

    CHORUS

    When all those Aggies move to Austin
    And Beaumont is covered in snow
    When the wind don't blow in Amarillo
    Darlin' then you can come back home
    You sure can shake your little round behind
    But your hour glass figure won't buy my time
    You know how to work it Lord knows it's worked before
    This time you leave your butt will have the imprint of the front door  

    CHORUS

    Bridge

    When Fort Worth is east of Dallas
    And Texans forget the Alamo
    When Lubbock opens up a ski resort
    And the Brazos is straighter than an arrow

    CHORUS

    When all those Aggies move to Austin
    And Beaumont is covered in snow
    When the wind don't blow in Amarillo
    Darlin' then you can come back home
    But don't hold your breath
    Then you can come back home

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2000 Sonnet Publishing

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    Thank God For Country Girls

    Thank God For Country Girls

    Told all my buddies on the block goodbye
    As we drove away I wiped a tear from my eye
    I thought my life had come to an early end, but this is where the story begins

    My daddy promised me I'd make new friends
    But still I wondered how in a town of only ten
    There at the Dairy Queen my first night, have mercy it was love at first

    CHORUS:

    Thank God for country girls Big blue eyes and long blond curls
    I wouldn't miss this for the whole wide world Thank God for country girls
    She was all by herself sitting at a corner booth
    Wearing a summer dress and a pair of cowgirl boots
    When I heard her humming a Merle Haggard song, I looked down and my heart was gone
    I walked up to her, she saw my hesitation
    I asked if she had a dinner reservation
    She said I'd love to have your company, hello love goodbye Mr. lonely

    CHORUS

    Told my friends back home they were missing out
    So they came to see what the fuss was all about
    Before the first night had come and gone, they were all singing my song, and they said

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2000 Sonnet Publishing