The Honky Tonk Kid (2004)

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    The Right Place

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    The Right Place

    CHORUS

    Oh donít you wanna hear a little sawing on the fiddle and the crying of a steel guitar
    Coming from the heart and soul born and breed in the olí Lonestar
    If you get those Honky Tonkiní blues let me be your saving grace
    And if you wanna hear some country then youíve come to the right place

    If you miss Waylon, weíre gonna make you smile
    If you like Willie and George Jones you better stick around awhile
    If you like Merle, Buck and Johnny then we might just get along
    But if you donít go slap your momma cause your momma raised you wrong

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    I like gravy on my biscuits, I like my chicken fried
    I drink my coffee black, I like my Charlie Pride
    I still salute olí glory and I give glory to the Lord
    I tip my hat to olí ET and his Texas Troubadours

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    Oh donít you wanna hear a little sawing on the fiddle and the crying of a steel guitar
    Coming from the heart and soul born and breed in the olí Lonestar
    If you get those Nashville blues let me be your saving grace
    And if you wanna hear some country then youíve come to the right place

    Oh donít you wanna hear a little sawing on the fiddle and the crying of a steel guitar

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    The Honky Tonk Kid

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    The Honky Tonk Kid

    Heís wrinkled and grey but heís still got the fire
    He sings on the stage like a bird on a wire
    Heíll pack emí in like he always did
    Everybody loves the honky tonk kid

    He got his first guitar when he was fifteen
    Thirsting for knowledge, all hungry and green
    Strumminí that six string just like Lefty did
    Everybody loves the honky tonk kid

    CHORUS

    The honky tonk kid loves the honk tonk crowd
    He picks them up when the world gets them down
    But the smoke and the neon keep his pain hide
    No one really knows the honky tonk kid

    Ten million fans and a handful of friends
    But heíll go home alone when each nights ends
    Heíll think about her and then twist off a lid
    Nobody loves the honky tonk kid

    CHORUS

    It wonít be long the lord will take him away
    Heíll have sung his last song, theyíll place a wreath on his grave
    Heíll draw a crowd like he always did
    One last goodbye for the honky tonk kid

    (Aaron Watson, Kris Bergsnes)
    © 2003 Sonnet Publishing

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    Reckless

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    Reckless

    I still think about us and the rush we felt
    With the rag top down and radio blastiní
    You were riding shotgun in nothing but a bikini and seatbelt
    Looking better than the law should a been allowing

    I couldnít keep my eyes on the road and off of you
    With those hot pink toe nails dancing on the dashboard
    Griping Ďbout that little Texas town and how there was nothing to do
    Our hearts were bored, begging to be explored

    CHORUS

    We hit the corners going ninety, Ioving blindly, falling head over heels over you
    Every feeling that we felt was a feeling that felt brand new
    You looked just like an angel with that cross on your necklace
    You were young, I was wild, we were reckless

    We drive on down to the river burning up those hot summer nights
    Laughing at the cowboys getting crazy and picking fights
    It wasnít funny when the deputy caught you and me steamy up those windows
    How your daddy never found out about it honey heaven only knows

    CHORUS

    I looked into your eyes and I promised you forever
    I believed it with all my heart I just didnít know any better
    Getting over you took years and despite those tears I cried
    Iíd do it all over again all for the thrill of the ride

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2003 Sonnet Publishing

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    What She Don't Know

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    What She Donít Know

    She said she was not the one for me
    There was nothing I could do to change her mind
    She said she was sorry but some things arenít meant to be
    She left unaware she was robbing her heart blind

    CHORUS

    What she donít know Is Iíll always love her forever
    What she donít know Is I would have never done her wrong
    Her underestimation would break her heart for sure but she canít see
    What she donít know wonít hurt her but its killing me

    Deep in the shadows of the smoky neon light
    I play myself in a lonely game of pool
    I chalk it up as he sits down by her side
    I take a shot, I swallow my pride and I play the fool

    CHORUS

    Bridge

    Watching her dance with him around that empty hardwood floor
    Is like rubbing sawdust in the wound so I cry some more

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry, Rodney Hayden)
    © 2003 Sonnet Publishing

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    If You're Not In Love

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    If Youíre Not In Love

    Well Iím trying not to panic but Iím getting all romantic
    Getting soft with everything I say and do
    Talking hours on the phone, putting on that sweet cologne
    Iím even putting down the toilet seat for you

    Wait a minute it gets worse, I found myself holding your purse
    Outside your dressing room at some bra and panty store
    My bossí wife walked by, she spotted me and told me hi
    And I knew then that I was in for it for sure

    Now all the boys down at the shop know and sure do find it funny
    They say youíve changed my ways and that youíre spending all my money, honey

    CHORUS

    If youíre not in love
    If youíre not in love
    If youíre not in love
    If youíre not in love Iím in a lot of trouble

    I get this lump in my throat to think I sold my boat
    So I could buy this diamond ring for you
    Now Iím hoping and Iím wishing since I canít go fishing
    You donít make me sell my golf clubs too

    Now all the boys down at the shop know and they laughed until I cried
    I told emí if I mess this up my mommas gonna tan my hide

    CHORUS

    I gave up that can of snuff, no more Nascar on T.V.
    Honey if that ainít enough it may be the death of me

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Let's Lose Some Sleep Tonight

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    Letís Lose Some Sleep Tonight

    Flat dead on my feet, Iíve had nothing to eat
    Iím sick of highways and cold hotel rooms
    Iíve dreamt of laying my head in your soft bed
    Iím so tired of missing you

    CHORUS

    So letís turn out the lights
    Lay here by my side
    Give me the love that I need
    Baby letís lose some sleep tonight

    The shows that I play take me so far away
    I know Iíve neglected your needs
    Youíve been tested and tried and stood firm by my side
    Waiting patiently for the man of your dreams

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    Bridge

    Sweetheart one night together is not nearly enough
    We need the rest of forever making up for lost love

    CHORUS

    So letís turn out the lights, Lay here by my side
    Give me the love that I need baby letís lose some sleep
    All the love that you need baby letís lose some sleep tonight

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2003 Sonnet Publishing

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    Honky Tonkin' Around Texas

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    Honky Tonkiní Around Texas

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    Letís go honky tonkiní, Letís go honky tonkiní
    Have a honky tonkiní good time with us
    Letís go honky tonkiní, Letís go honky tonkiní
    Honky tonkiní around Texas

    Iíll put some diesel in the tank
    And give that old Detroit a crank
    Just kick back and let that silver eagle fly

    Up and down that lone star state
    Letís have a honky tonkiní tailgate
    Donít you forget to kiss your baby goodbye

    CHORUS

    Stick out a thumb and bumb a ride
    Hitch hike across the country side
    Come see why they call this place Godís country

    Criss Crossing the Colorado
    From Amarillo to Zapata
    Every town along the way from A to Z

    CHORUS

    Bridge

    My momma called me up and she gave me my last warning
    Thereíll be hell to pay if I miss church this Sunday morning

    CHORUS

    Come have a honky tonkiní good time with us

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry, Jason Roberts)
    © 2004 Sonnet Publishing

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    Mackenzie Park

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    Mackenzie Park

    Once upon a time when I held you in my arms
    On a blanket in the grass weíd watch for falling stars
    Under that olí maple tree weíd share secrets in the dark
    Now I sit here all alone and watch the children play at Mackenzie Park

    And we lived laughed and loved as if there were no tomorrow
    Up until the day you went away leaving only sorrow

    Now the stars donít shine the way they used to do
    Like they did when you were mine perhaps their lonely too
    You can barely read the names that are carved inside a heart
    Now I sit here all alone and watch the children play at Mackenzie Park

    And we lived laughed and loved as if there were no tomorrow
    Up until the day you went away leaving only sorrow

    Sometimes I think of you, I just have to smile
    Though forever never was at least we had a little while
    How time flies when youíre young just like the lifetime of a spark
    Now I sit here all alone and watch the children play at Mackenzie Park
    Now I sit here all alone and watch the children play at Mackenzie Park

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2003 Sonnet Publishing

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    Fool's Paradise

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    Foolís Paradise

    Iíve got this Caribbean queen
    Rubbing in my coconut sunscreen
    Youíd think youíd be the last thing on my mind

    Iíve got a beautiful ocean view
    Ten thousand miles from you
    So why couldnít I leave this broken heart behind

    CHORUS

    The sunshine is dancing on the water
    The pretty girls couldnít get any hotter
    If keep telling myself Iím having the time of my life
    Maybe itíll come true and I wonít miss you, welcome to a foolís paradise

    I keep on telling me
    Thereís other fish in the sea
    But your memory keeps telling me Iím wrong

    Thereís a party about every night
    I should be out doing it up right
    Instead of watching reruns of Gilliganís island alone all night long

    CHORUS

    This time next week Iíll be headed to Texas on a big jet airplane
    When I get home you know this broken heart is gonna hit me like a hurricane

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2004 Sonnet Publishing

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    Diesel Driving Daddy

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    Diesel Driving Daddy

    My trucks wound up and ready to roll
    Got a good buddy working for the highway patrol
    So if I get a ticket or two itís gonna be alright

    But the Sheriff and his boys in Estelline
    Unless theyíre out to lunch at the Dairy Queen
    Will be itching to turn on those red, white and blue lights

    Just like my daddy I was born a drifter
    Got a rebel heart and an eight ball shifter
    Horns on the hood and a forty channel CB

    Somethingís you never leave home without
    Like your bible, log book or driving route
    Or youíre best of Dale Watson on CD

    CHORUS

    Well Iím a diesel driving daddy donít you get in my lane
    Putting the petal to the metal bringing eighteen wheels of pain
    Been in love broke some hearts settled down long enough to replace the parts
    And kicked a little asphalt along the way

    Itís a lonely life living on the road
    When the only friend of yours is the radio
    But even he fades in and out every now and then

    Maybe someday Iíll find the right one
    She could shift a gear and let me ride shotgun
    And knows how to get this olí big rig to spin

    CHORUS

    Well Iím a panhandliní manhandliní
    Post holiní high rolliní dust bowliní daddy
    There ain't no blood in my veins
    I just got them four lanes of hard Amarillo Highway

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry, Terry Allen)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Next To Heaven

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    Next To Heaven

    Pinch me I must be dreaming
    Waking up with you and feeling
    The tender touch of your good morning kiss

    Nowhere else on earth
    Is better than being next to you
    Next to Heaven it donít get no better than this

    CHORUS

    Next to heaven lies my fate, your my best friend and my soul mate
    God knows this kind of love only comes from up above
    Youíre the answer to my prayers nothing else compares
    Iím Next to Heaven when Iím next to you

    You look like an angel
    Tangled in white satin sheets
    Lying there with your hair all in a mess

    I swear you look your best
    All dressed up in next to nothing
    Next to Heaven it donít get no better than this

    CHORUS

    Next to heaven lies my fate, your my best friend and my soul mate
    God knows this kind of love only comes from up above
    Youíre the answer to my prayers nothing else compares
    Iím Next to Heaven

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2003 Sonnet Publishing

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    For What It's Worth

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    For What Itís Worth

    I just called to say goodbye
    But I was hoping that youíd beg me not to go
    You were my only reason for staying
    Besides these Amarillo winters are too cold to spend alone

    CHORUS

    So for what itís worth, Iíll be in Fort Worth
    Just in case you ever start missing me
    Iím gonna be right here in Fort Worth
    So for what itís worth thatís where Iím gonna be

    Forgive me for the pain I put you through
    And those late night calls from the Randall county jail
    I know I swore to never bother you again
    But if you donít mind could you find the time to forward me my mail

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    Bridge

    If you need a friend, a friendly conversation
    Youíve got my number and an open invitation

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Will You Love Me In A Trailer?

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    Will You Love Me In A Trailer

    Will you love me in a trailer
    Till I can get up on my feet
    If itís August in Arizona
    Could your heart stand the heat

    I could never be an actor
    Trying to be what I canít be
    If I was a farm boy on a tractor
    Could you love me just for me

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    And I canít offer you the stars above
    Just next to nothing except my love
    With everyday that I have to live
    My everythingís all Iíve got to give

    Old Man Pete lives down the street
    With his wife of fifty years
    He said the hard times were bittersweet
    When all they owned was a catalog from Sears

    Mrs. Dorothy is his darling
    Sheíd stand by him win or lose
    She says now that they have money
    Her only weakness is spending it on shoes

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing