Live at the Texas Hall of Fame (2005)

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    Intro

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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 LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    Songs About Saturday Night

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    Songs About Saturday Night

    They say he came out singing the moment he was born
    And he could pick that old flat top guitar like a farmer pickiní corn
    And heíd sneak in those old honky tonks until theyíd kick him out
    And his daddy wonder how he learned all the stuff he sang about

    CHORUS

    He sang songs about dogs, songs about drinking
    Songs about mamas and trains
    Songs about heart broke country boys
    Standiní out in the rain
    Songs about dancehall beauty queens worth getting into a fight
    Songs about nothing better to do, songs about Saturday night

    When he turned eighteen he went off to the war
    His sweetheart wrote him letters she said sheíd wait for sure
    By the time he came back home she was nowhere to be found
    So he packed his bags hit them honky tonks from town to town

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    Well everywhere he went, everybody knew his name
    But he never got the big hit, he stayed just the same
    And he moved back to the country when it was time to call it quits
    Now if you want to hear his music, you have to buy his greatest hits

    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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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

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    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

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    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 LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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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

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    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

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    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 LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    Heaven Help The Heart

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    Heaven Help the Heart

    Like a killer at large you stroll down Bourbon Street
    Looking for an easy mark with every man you meet
    And I never saw the devil behind your angel eyes
    Spell bound by your long legs and little white lies

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    So heaven help the heart that falls head over heels
    Cause youíll tear it all apart just to see how it feels
    How can you be so hot and so cold-blooded too
    Oh heaven help the heart that falls in love with you

    Youíre no Adalida, no pretty Cajun queen
    Just a bad girl from Biloxi more addicting than Morphine
    And when your love wears off thereís nothing left but pain
    And enough teardrops falling to flood Lake Pontchartrain

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    I can see you smiling in some Creole cafť
    Slipping your love potion into someoneís etoufee

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    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    Silver Wings

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    Silver Wings

    Silver wings shining in the sunlight,
    Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight.
    Theyíre taking you away, leaving me lonely,
    Silver wings slowly fading out of sight.
    Don't leave me I cry, don't take that airplane ride.
    But you locked me out of your mind. Left me standing here behind.
    Silver wings shining in the sunlight,
    Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight.
    Theyíre taking you away, leaving me lonely.
    Silver wings slowly fading out of sight.
    Silver wings shining in the sunlight,
    Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight,
    Theyíre taking you away. Leaving me lonely.
    Silver wings slowly fading out of sight.
    Slowly fading out of sight.

    (Merle Haggard)
    © Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
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    Some Never Will

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    Some Never Will

    With the world in the palm of his hands
    Slipping through his fingers just like grains of sand
    He donít know his hourglass is losing time
    Till she run out of patience and leaves him far behind

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    Some lovers gotta learn love the hard way
    Before they understand the way they feel
    Some lovers are slower than others
    Some will come around and some never will

    If only she had a dime every time heís done her wrong
    Or for every one wondering why sheís still holding on
    She could buy that rodeo and shut it down
    Along with every honky tonkiní bar in town

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    It may be his fault but sheís still one to blame
    For taking him back and playing his foolish games

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    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    The Notel Motel

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    The Notel Motel

    He starts to think when she winks that heís somewhere he shouldnít be
    He may be alone but at home someoneís wearing his ring
    So he heads for the door and ignores the devil on his shoulder
    Heíll do the right thing but someoneís gonna break down and hold her

    CHORUS
    And thereís a vacancy at home but not tonight at the Notel Motel
    In a room full of lies where love is stolen or put up for sale
    If the walls could talk you know theyíd have some stories to tell
    Thereís a vacancy at home but not tonight at the Notel Motel

    Once again another man walks in and orders him drinks for two
    Despite his wife and picture perfect life heís too good to be true
    While heís flirting sheíd swear heís working on a job out of town
    A married man, you know heís got no business messing around

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    Itís a five star chain or a rundown dirt cheap no name
    With or without room service what done is the same

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    And thereís a vacancy at home but not tonight at the Notel Motel
    In a room full of lies where love is stolen or put up for sale
    If the walls could talk you know theyíd have some stories to tell
    Thereís a vacancy at home but not tonight at the Notel Motel

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    If You're Not In Love/Foggy Mountain Breakdown

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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

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    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 LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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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

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    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

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    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

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    Come have a honky tonkiní good time with us

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

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    Shut Up And Dance

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    Shut Up And Dance

    We both work hard for money already spent
    Blaming each other for where it all went
    Never thinking of love only paying the loans
    Griping Ďbout bills and keeping up with the Jones

    Just once letís forget about making ends meet
    Or whoís got the nicest yard on the street
    Darliní let loose, let your hair down
    Weíre staying at home for a night on the town

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    So turn the music up, and dim the lights down
    Let those old records keep spinning around
    Replace all our worries with some romance
    Tell me you love me then weíll shut up and dance

    When youíre in my arms it makes me feel
    Like I own a mansion on top of the hill
    But itís not how bigís the house itís how happyís the home
    How poor is a rich man who lives all alone

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    So turn the music up, and dim the lights down
    Let those old records keep spinning around
    Replace all our worries with some romance
    Tell me you love me then weíll shut up and dance

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    So turn the music up, and dim the lights down
    Let those old records keep spinning around
    Replace all our worries with some romance
    Tell me you love me then weíll shut up and dance

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    Diesel Drivin' 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

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    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

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    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 LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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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

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    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

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    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 LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    Off The Record

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    Off The Record

    I got a letter from your lawyer
    And you got one from mine
    They say Itís gonna be final
    Once we sign that dotted line

    Weíll I guess weíll get our freedom
    And a so called fresh new start
    But when you take half of everything
    Youíll be taking half my heart

    Our love got lost somewhere in lifeís complications
    Torn between two lawyers and all their legal litigations

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    Off the record, thereís something I need to say to you
    This ainít easy but itís what my heart has to do
    Cause I canít let you go until I let you know
    Off the record, Iím still in love with you

    I took down our wedding picture
    From above the fireplace
    And I stood there awhile
    Starring at your pretty face

    Have we lost our love
    To differences we canít resolve
    I guess if push comes to shove
    Thank God no children are involved

    I can still see you throwing your rose bouquet
    I never thought Iíd see the day weíd throw it all away

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    Iíve done all I can do now all I can do is pray
    And ask the Lord to let me hear you say

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    Thanks A Lot

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    Thanks A Lot

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    Thanks, thanks a lot
    I got a broken heard thatís all I got
    You made me cry and I cried a lot
    I lost your love, honey, thanks a lot.

    You told our friends I was passing by
    That youíre not sorry that you made me cry
    You said I deserved just what I got
    Well, if thatís how you feel, honey, thanks a lot.

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    You wanted a fool, and I played the part
    Now all Iíve got is a broken heart
    We loved a little and you laughed a lot
    Then you were gone, honey, thanks a lot.

    (Eddie Miller, Don Sessions)

    © Neta Johnsonston Music/Regent Music Corp, Roschelle Publishing Co. BMI

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    I Don't Want You To Go/When All Those Aggies Move to Austin

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    I Donít Want You To Go (But I Need You To Leave)

    Youíre too hard to handle, scandal after scandal
    You must think Iím naive
    I donít want you to go
    but I need you to leave

    Itís those wild alibis and outrageous lies
    You expect me to believe
    I donít want you to go but I need you to leave

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    Well Iíve thought about it and Iíve made up my mind
    itís time we call it quits
    You know you may be fun for a Saturday night
    but the rest of the week is the pits

    I measured what we had between the good and the bad
    And thereís too much uncertainty
    I donít want you to go but I need you to leave

    You placed the blame on the pink champagne
    For dancing naked on New Yearís Eve
    I donít want you to go but I need you to leave

    Iíll buy a one way ticket, the destination you pick it
    Anywhere from Tulsa to Tel Aviv
    I donít want you to go but I need you to leave

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    Anytime youíre nice I canít help but think twice
    That thereís something up your sleeve
    I donít want you to go but I need you to leave
    I donít want you to go but I need you to leave

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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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

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    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

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    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 LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI

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    Something With A Swing To It

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    Something With A Swing To It

    I was thumbing through the channels and I saw a sight to see
    A so called country singer there singing on MTV
    Then I began to thank had she ever heard of Hank
    Had she ever been to Texas where Bob Wills is still the king

    From the Houston Rodeo to any olí dance hall
    All the cowgirls and cowboys know how to have a ball
    And every night theyíll throw a toast to the Lone Star State
    Where the women are so fine and the music is so great

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    I wanna two step to a real dance hall swinger
    Donít wanna see no wannabe country western singer
    Donít call it country unless you can prove it
    I want something with a swing to it

    Itís a Texas thing yíall so if you donít understand
    Drop what youíre doing, drive here as quick as you can
    Idí even stop in Oklahoma if it was up to me
    Cause when it comes to country there ainít nunn like Gary P

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    That hip-hop rap and boy band crap is for the squirrels in San Francisco
    And Nashvilleís making music that sounds like a dad gum disco

    Donít call it country unless you can prove it
    I want something with a swing to it
    Donít call it country unless you can prove it
    I want something with a swing to it

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing LLC, Aaron Watson Songs BMI