shutupanddance (2002)

  • 1

    I Don't Want You To Go (But I Need You To Leave)

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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

    CHORUS

    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

    CHORUS

    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

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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

    CHORUS

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

    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

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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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

    CHORUS

    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

    CHORUS

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

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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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

    CHORUS

    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

    CHORUS

    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

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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

    CHORUS

    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

    CHORUS

    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

    CHORUS

    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

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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

    CHORUS

    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

    CHORUS

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

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

  • 7

    Stuck Between A Rock And A Heartache

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    Stuck Between A Rock And A Heartache

    He calls from a hotel in downtown Dallas

    Says he wonít be home for three more days
    She gets so lonely in her Houston hill top palace
    Talking to herself as their two-year-old plays

    She rocks the baby to sleep then gets in bed
    Reads romance novels of a love she once had
    She closes her eyes and dreams about the man
    Who gave her more than money and a call now and then

    CHORUS

    As the shine on her diamond starts to fade
    She recalls the promises they made
    But a bond can only bend so far before it breaks
    Sheís stuck between a rock and a heartache

    She tries to keep busy with her everyday routines
    Soap operas in the afternoons, after she cleans
    As she wipes off a picture frame from their wedding day
    She wonders if he asked her again what would she say

    CHORUS

    She feels like sheís stranded somewhere in no manís land
    Cause her life is like a prisonerís chained to a wedding band

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Wish I Could Say I'd Been Drinking

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    Wish I Could Say Iíd Been Drinking

    Iíve done some things I canít undo
    I took your trust and tore it in two
    No man in his right mind could a said itís over

    But still I told you goodbye completely sober

    CHORUS

    Wish I could say Iíd been drinking
    And blame the bottle but Iíve never been one to booze
    Lord only knows what I was thinking
    Wish I could say Iíd been drinking but even thatís just a foolís excuse

    My momma knows her baby boy knows better
    Itís gonna break her heart to hear weíre not together
    Cause sheís always said she cares so much for you
    So what is she gonna say about all the hell Iíve put you through

    Bridge

    Now even Tennessee whiskey couldnít wash away the pain
    Watered down with tear drops pouring like Kentucky rain

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Lonely Lubbock Lights

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    Lonely Lubbock Lights

    I was singing at the olí Broken Spoke
    I could have swore she came walking in
    Forgot the words to a song that I wrote
    Must be losing my mind once again

    Her daddy is a southern Baptist preacher
    I had to choose her or the bars where I sang
    Now when I call I canít seem to reach her
    Iím gonna find her if itís the last thing

    CHORUS

    So Iíll drive all night long
    Till I find where we went wrong
    But thereís no love in sight -
    Just those lonely Lubbock lights

    I was ready to give up the road
    As I turned onto her street
    But the silhouette there in her window
    Was of someone who once looked like me

    Iíd placed a price on her heart
    But someone else collected the bounty
    Now this lost soul donít know where to start
    I think Iím lost somewhere in Hale County

    CHORUS

    That west Texas wind grew colder
    As I left her further behind me
    Sometimes I stop and cry on the shoulder
    Cause every town I pass helps to remind me

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Wrangler Butts

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    Wrangler Butts

    Well heís a no good for nothing
    She wishes he was good for something
    Besides his behind looking so fine in those Wrangler jeans
    And all her friends canít help but stare
    At his blue denim derriere
    And wish they were in her boots if you know what I mean

    CHORUS


    It may sound crazy but those Wrangler butts drive the cowgirls nuts
    Well he lays around all day long
    Stays out at night till the break of dawn
    Then comes crawling in tracking mud across her floor
    And sheíd love to kick him out
    But she canít help but thinking about
    All the women who are waiting in line for his 34 34ís

    CHORUS

    Bridge

    It ainít healthy if they fit to tight this could hurt a man by the end of the night
    But itís a powerful thing if they fit just right, all the ladies know itís a mighty beautiful sight

    Heís never been one for anything that involves books
    He ainít got much going for him besides his good looks
    It seems heís always stays in trouble when it comes to romance
    It ainít a joke when they say the boy survives by the seat of his pants

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Messing With A Man On A Mission

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    Messing With A Man On A Mission

    You warned me from the start not to let you break my heart
    I guess you donít know who youíre talking too
    Iíll bet you money no matter how much honey
    Iím about to change your point of view

    CHORUS

    Youíre messing with man on a mission
    And a heart with hard headed ambition
    My sights are set on you, thereís nothing you can do
    Youíre messing with man on a mission

    Darling I declare how dare you to compare
    When you ainít ever loved no one like me
    Unlike the other boys you may have played like toys
    Iím more than a yo-yo on a string

    CHORUS

    You warned me from the start not to let you break my heart
    I guess you donít know who youíre talking too
    Iíll bet you money no matter how much honey
    Youíll be mine by the time Iím through

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2002 Sonnet Publishing

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    Kentucky Coal Miner's Prayer

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    Kentucky Coal Minerís Prayer

    Deep in the mountain of Harlan County
    Employed by the Cumberland coal company
    The pay is short, the days are long
    But our labor union laws are coming on strong
    So I drink this whiskey for my throat
    Wear my hard hat and weathered coat
    Early every morning I stand in line
    Waiting to work these Kentucky coal mines

    We enter the shaft around five thirty
    With two dozen hands, cold, callused and dirty
    Weíll dig through a million tons of rock and clay
    And weíll still be digging at the end of the day

    Down on our knees we confess our sins
    And pray that the roof above donít cave in
    So bless our hearts and save or souls
    And the air we breathe down in the devilís hole

    Just last week when the the ceiling fell
    The explosion trapped us in the depths of hell
    The weight of the earth took poor Tuckerís life
    Leaving behind a hungry baby and wife

    We dug out with our shovels and pics
    But soon enough the black lung disease will make us sick
    So bless our hearts and save or souls
    And the air we breathe down in the devilís hole

    I work deep in the mountains of eastern Kentucky

    I know if I leave Harlan alive Iíll be more than lucky
    Wish I could go to Texas and plant some cottonseed
    But moving takes money and Iíve got three mouths to feed

    So I drink this whiskey for my throat

    Wear my hard hat and weathered coat
    Early every morning I stand in line
    Waiting to work another Kentucky coal mine

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2001 Sonnet Publishing

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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

    CHORUS

    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

    CHORUS

    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

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    Stuck Between A Rock And A Heartache (acoustic)

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