Aaron Watson LIVE (2009)

  • 1

    Love Makin' Song

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    Love Makin' Song

    Thereís way too many lying, stealing, crying, cheating
    Fool-hearted drinking songs about somebody who done somebody wrong
    Honey honky tonkiní is what I do but my true love is loving on you
    So baby tonight we gonna write a love makiní song

    CHORUS

    We can kick it off slow with a bottle of wine or get straight to the olí punch line
    Either way it starts itís gonna end with an all night long
    Itís guaranteed to be off the chart, solid gold, number one in my heart
    Baby tonight we gonna write a love makiní song

    Girl I get inspired by watching you the sweet things you say and do
    Maybe you got a few ideas of your own
    Well, kiss for kiss and note for note, shut the door and lock the deadbolt
    Cause baby tonight we gonna write a love makiní song

    CHORUS

    Yeah, kiss for kiss and note for note, shut the door and lock the dead bolt
    Cause baby tonight we gonna write a love makiní song
    I said baby tonight we gonna write a love makiní song
    A love makiní song

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2008 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Heyday Tonight

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    Heyday Tonight

    I said hey sugar mama

    CHORUS

    Iím a gonna wanna gotta have a heyday tonight
    So letís have a ball at the ole dance hall and later on we just might
    Go make a little love beneath the moon above until the morniní light
    Sugar mama Iím a gonna wanna gotta have a heyday tonight

    Well Iíve been pushed down kicked around
    All over town all week
    Burniní both ends from dusk til dawn tryiní to make ends meet
    Tell me why, Lord tell me why nice guys end up last in line
    Thereís only one thing on Godís green earth to get this cruel world off my mind

    CHORUS

    Iíd say Monday is the worst day for those workiní man blues
    And Tuesday and Wednesdayís more the same ole bad news
    Well Thursdayís ok and Fridayís gettingí brighter
    When the whistle blows at 5:00 Iím cominí home to pull an all-nighter

    CHORUS

    Iím a gonna wanna gotta have a heyday tonight
    So kick off your shoes, forget about your blues and let your troubles take flight
    Well you and me hun weíll have a little fun until the morniní light
    Iím a gonna wanna gotta have a heyday tonight

    Iím a gonna wanna gotta have a heyday tonight
    So letís make a little love beneath the moon above in the glow of a kerosene light
    Weíll be turniní on and on til the break of dawn, til we turn it on just right
    Sugar mama Iím a gonna wanna gotta have a heyday tonight

    Iím a gonna wanna gotta have a heyday tonight

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2006 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Except for Jessie

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    Except For Jessie

    Well before she came along he was lonesome ornery and mean
    It was his way or the high way
    But she had a way that heíd never seen
    Heíd been liviní hard and fast
    All his takiní was takiní its toll
    And it took a good hearted, hard headed angel
    To help him gain control

    CHORUS

    He wore his own kind of hat
    And for that folks called him an outlaw
    Well some even cussed his name
    Cause they couldnít see the same man she saw
    He strummed the beat of a different drum
    And his hair was always long and messy, yes it was
    And he said he wouldnít change for no one
    Except for Jessie

    Well she never tried to change him
    But she loved him and gave him a son
    And that ainít easy with a honky tonkin man
    Makin music on the run
    And Lord knows she was a good wife
    Always good at findiní ways to right his wrongs
    She was the love of his life, the inspiration for his songs

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2006 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Hearts are Breaking Across Texas

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    Hearts are Breaking Across Texas

    Words cannot express the way you look in that white dress
    I donít believe thereís ever been such a beautiful sight
    All my dreams are coming true that yellow rose ainít got nothing on you
    Hearts are breaking across Texas tonight

    CHORUS

    Tears will be falling everywhere as youíre letting down your hair
    From cowboys wishing that it was them holding you tight
    But thatís the harsh reality and Iíd feel the same if you hadnít chose me
    Hearts are breaking across Texas tonight

    The Lonestar is shining bright above
    And thereís magic in the air
    And looking deep into your eyes I canít help but sympathize
    With those who will never know the kind of love we share

    CHORUS

    Yes hearts are breaking across Texas

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2008 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Rollercoaster Ride

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    Rollercoaster Ride

    I can still see you standing there next to me in the county fair ticket line
    With cotton candy in your one hand and your other hand in mine
    It seems just like yesterday, letter jackets and football games girl
    Weíve come a long way through the years had our fair share of heartache and tears

    CHORUS

    Weíve had our ups and downs and turn arounds but our love was stronger than any fight
    Even when we lost control we never let go we kept on hanginí on for dear life
    I know no matter the size of the mountain you and me will be side by side
    Baby ainít life and love one big rollercoaster ride

    Back in the day we were cool and crazy like two outlaws on the run
    Now making love means making babies and I swear weíre having twice the fun
    Itís been no walk in the park but then again thatís not our style
    It wouldnít be too entertaining without a little drama every once in awhile

    CHORUS

    Baby you still drive me crazy, you still make my heart skip a beat
    With those butterfly first time feelings youíve always kept me on the edge of my seat

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2008 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Angels & Outlaws

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    Angels & Outlaws

    Born and raised in Oklahoma
    The young man moved to Tennessee
    He started running with the devil
    Chasing that honky tonkerís dream

    While at some dive outside of L.A.
    On lifeís highway headed southbound
    She was sent from up above
    And her true love turned his world around

    CHORUS

    God bless angels and pray for outlaws
    To find a new found love for their lost cause
    Lord knows she loved him despite all his flaws
    And he loved her cause she made him wanna be a better man

    No there werenít no halo
    Above her beautiful brown hair
    And though he never saw her wings
    He always knew they were there

    Cause she had this way of knowing
    When he needed her the most
    Itís like she had some kind of connection
    With the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost

    CHORUS

    Lord knows it wasnít a cold day in hell
    Like everybody thought it would be
    Lord it was actually a beautiful July morning
    When he and that preacher man came walking up out of that creek

    (Aaron Watson/Neal Lowry)
    © 2008 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    San Angelo

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    San Angelo

    Weíd walk up and down the Concho River
    Weíd find a soft place and watch the sun go down
    So was it me or was it what I could not give her
    She left me shattered, my world scattered all around

    CHORUS

    And she said time would heal my broken heart
    And Iíd find a true companion for my soul
    You know she was right, we were wrong
    Nothing more than a pretty song about a boy
    Who loved a girl from San Angelo

    When Iíd close my eyes I could hear her singing
    In the chapel where she said weíd wed some day
    It rattled me so to hear those old church bells ringing
    Knowing well enough we never loved that way

    CHORUS

    Looking back it was a blessing that you broke my heart in two
    Cause if Iíd have never lost her, honey Iíd have never found you

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2006 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    All American Country Girl

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    All American Country Girl

    If you'd had made a tag on the back
    Of those designer jeans she's wearin'
    It's some big name brand you can't buy at a Wal-Mart
    And you from what she's got on
    From her Versace to her Louis Vuitton
    You wouldn't think she'd know every Merle Haggard song by heart

    CHORUS

    But when it comes down to the heart of the situation
    She's a little rockin' honky tonkin' modern day Minnie Pearl
    I should know, I've been all across this great nation
    Oh there ain't no doubt, she's an All American country girl

    Well she comes pullin' up next to you at a red light
    In some high-fallutin? fancy foreign car
    Rich lady shades and a little dog in the window
    You'd never know she was born and raised right down on her granddaddy?s farm

    CHORUS

    There's somethin' bout her slow southern twang It sweet talks me into anything
    Her smile, her wink, and her pretty please
    Brings any country boy down to his knees

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2006 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Bob Wills Is Still The King

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    Bob Wills Is Still The King

    Well the honky-tonks in Texas were my natural second home
    Where you tip your hats to the ladies and the rose of San Antone
    I grew up on music that we called Western Swing
    It don't matter who's in, Austin, Bob Wills is still the king

    Lord I can still remember, the way things were back then
    In spite of all the hard times, I'd live it all again
    To hear the Texas Playboys and Tommy Duncan sing
    Makes me proud to be from Texas where Bob Wills is still the king

    You can hear the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville Tennessee
    It's the home of country music, on that we all agree
    But when you cross that ol' Red River hoss that just don't mean a thing
    'Cause' once you're down in Texas, Bob Wills is still the king

    Well if you ain't never been there then I guess you ain't been told
    That you just can't live in Texas unless you got a lot of soul
    It's the home of Willie Nelson, the home of Western Swing
    He'll be the first to tell you, Bob Wills is still the king


    (Waylon Jennings)

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    Grandad, Paw Paw, John Pop & Mr. Pete

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    Barbed Wire Halo

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    Barbed Wire Halo

    God bless Texas and Deacon Shackleford
    He read the bible seven times and he believed every word
    That olí beat up leather book had been through it all
    He sat on the back pew so he could chew him a chaw singing

    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me

    He carried candy for the kids in his Sunday dress coat
    Heíd take me fishing after church, he taught me things I needed to know
    No Deacon didnít have a family, Lord knows he wished he did
    He told the whole congregation that I was his grandkid

    CHORUS

    And today he joined up with Jesus wearing shiny pearl snaps
    We sang a few gospel hymns and then the soldier played taps
    I bet heís walking with Pete down a street paved with gold
    Showing off his brand spanking new wings and his barbed wire halo

    He married sweet Emma Grace before the war was through
    She held his right arm next to his anchor tattoo
    He was on a ship off at sea, when she died in child birth
    He lost his whole world from the far side of the earth

    He lost the will to love, he lost the will to live
    Until he met a man who taught him to forgive
    Yeah life took him to hell and back, to hell and back a time or two
    But in the end he beat the devil until he was black and blue

    Singing I once was lost, but now Iím found, was blind but now I seeí

    CHORUS

    Before he went he made me promise him that I wouldnít cry
    And though I told him that I wouldnít you know I couldnít help but lie

    Cause today he joined up with Jesus wearing shiny pearl snaps

    We sang a few gospel hymns and then the soldier played taps
    I bet heís walking with Pete down a street paved with gold
    As sure as the old church bell still rings
    He always said he had country in his soul
    Heís showing off his brand spanking new wings and barbed wire halo

    Sweet chariot coming forth to carry me home
    Swing low sweet chariot coming forth to carry me home

    (Aaron Watson/Neal Lowry)
    © 2008 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    3rd Gear & 17

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    3rd Gear & 17

    I held the keys to that old Chevrolet, and you held the keys to my heart
    Iíd throw a fit hit the dash, get out and kick the tire when that old piece of junk wouldnít start
    Itíd be smokiní good Iíd slam down the hood, just to see you there laughing at me
    On the other side of a dirty windshield, lookiní as pretty as you could be

    CHORUS

    We sure saw a lot of miles, never even crossed that county line
    I would have bet the farm, gave my right arm, so youíd always be mine
    Yet weíd crash and burn or make a wrong turn, or run out of gasoline
    I lost you around 3rd gear & 17

    In the blink of an eye high school flew by, you went your way and I went mine
    But we swore weíd make it, our love could take it 400 miles could stand the test of time
    I left that fall to play college ball, but my dreams would all come to an end
    Cause you know the big leagues never called me and you went and fell in love with him

    CHORUS

    Memories flashed through my mind like old faded photographs
    I still think about you and that red Malibu, and I just canít help but laugh

    CHORUS

    Love broke down, around 3rd gear & 17
    I lost you around 3rd gear & 17

    (Aaron Watson, Drew Womack)
    © 2006 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Wake Up & Smell the Coffee

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    Wake Up & Smell The Coffee

    Hey now honey so what so we had us a little fight
    Both said some things that we didnít mean last night
    Yeah we should have kissed and made up instead
    Of giving up and getting up on the wrong side of the bed

    Now Lord knows that Iím an early riser
    With this new day he sent me a reminder
    Just as sure as the sun keeps rising
    True love is true and it knows no compromising

    CHORUS

    So what part of I love you donít you understand
    Maybe you should take a whiff in that big olí red coffee can
    If you still canít see youíre the one and only one for me and always will be
    Hereís a kiss and a cup sweetheart wake up and smell the coffee

    Looking right here at the front page of this morningís paper
    Just bad news and headlines of hatred and anger
    This olí cruel world will try to bring you to the ground
    But Iíll be danged if itís gonna keep on keeping a good love down

    CHORUS

    Honey ainít that just like a woman making something out of nothing at all
    Then again ainít that just like a man acting bullet proof and ten foot tall

    CHORUS

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2008 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Unbelievably Beautiful

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    Unbelievably Beautiful

    Whenever she walks flowers grow in her footsteps
    Whenever she talks all the birds hush their singing
    The heart of a saint and the face of an angel
    Absolutely unbelievably beautiful

    And when this cruel world's been gettin' me down
    She'll take my frown and she'll turn it back around
    Like a clown, she'll crack a joke
    Acting crazy as a fool
    Absolutely unbelievably beautiful

    CHORUS

    It'd be a big old fat lie, if I said I
    Wasn't turned on just by her looks alone
    She's so much more, so much more than meets the eye
    She's an angel on loan from up above

    And when I come home and the day is sinkin? down
    She'll set the mood and put some soft slow music on
    And all 7 wonders ain't half as wonderful
    Never ceases to amaze me
    The epitome of what love should be
    Absolutely unbelievably beautiful

    (Aaron Watson)
    © 2006 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)

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    Thanks For Freedom

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    The Fighting Side Of Me

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    The Fighting Side Of Me

    I hear people talkin' bad,
    About the way we have to live here in this country,
    Harpin' on the wars we fight,
    An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
    An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,
    An' standin' up for things they believe in.
    When they're runnin' down my country, man,
    They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

    CHORUS:
    Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
    Runnin' down the way of life,
    Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
    If you don't love it, leave it:
    Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin'.
    If you're runnin' down my country, man,
    You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

    I read about some squirrely guy,
    Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'.
    An' I wonder just how long,
    The rest of us can count on bein' free.
    They love our milk an' honey,
    But they preach about some other way of livin'.
    When they're runnin' down my country, hoss,
    They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

    CHORUS

    CHORUS

    (Merle Haggard)

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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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    East Bound and Down

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    East Bound And Down

    Chorus

    Keep your foot hard on the peddle,
    son never mind them brakes,
    let it all hang out 'cause we've got a run to make.

    The boys are thirsty in Atlanta
    and there's beer in Texarkana,
    and we'll bring it back no matter what it takes!

    Chorus:
    East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
    a'we gonna do what they say can't be done.

    We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there,
    I'm east bound just watch ol'Bandit run!

    ( instrumental )

    Chorus

    Old Smokey's got them ears on,
    he's hot on your trail,
    and he ain't gonna rest 'till you're in jail.

    So you gotta dodge him, you gotta duck him,
    You've gotta keep that diesel truckin,
    just put that hammer down and give it hell!

    Chorus

    (Jerry Reed)

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    Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Breaker Breaker One Nine

    Breaker breaker one nine is someone out there on that line
    If you see my girl won't you please remind her
    That my heart is breaking and this big ol' rig is shaking
    I'm gonna keep that hammer down until I find her

    Well she packed her bags and rented a U-Haul
    Un-hitched my heart hit the road around nightfall
    Now I'm throwin' hubs and speeding out of control
    She never said where she was going but she said where I could go

    CHORUS

    Breaker breaker one nine is someone out there on that line
    If you see my girl won't you please remind her
    That my heart is breaking, but I don't smell no bacon
    So I'm gonna keep that hammer down until I find her††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

    Well we took that big trip on down the aisle
    Everything was hunky dory for a while
    Now this Detroit is winding, my mind is grinding gears
    I can hardly see the road with this truck load of tears

    Breaker breaker one nine is someone out there on that line
    If you see my girl won't you please remind her
    I've got Smokey on my tail and unless I go to jail
    I'm gonna keep that hammer down until I find her
    I'm gonna tell her that I love her when I find her

    (Aaron Watson/Jerry Reed)
    © 2008 Sonnet Publishing LLC (Aaron Watson Songs BMI)/Guitar Man Music (BMI)/Sixteen Stars Music (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 It's gonna be final
    Once we sign that dotted line

    Well I guess we'll get our freedom
    And a so called fresh new start
    But when you take half of everything
    You'll be taking half my heart

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

    CHORUS

    Off the record, there's something I need to say to you
    This ain't easy but it's what my heart has to do
    Cause I can't let you go until I let you know
    Off the record, I'm 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 can't 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 I'd see the day we'd throw it all away

    CHORUS

    I've 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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    The Orphans of the Brazos Band

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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 blastin'
    You were riding shotgun in nothing but a bikini and seatbelt
    Looking better than the law should a been allowing

    I couldn't keep my eyes on the road and off of you
    With those hot pink toe nails dancing on the dashboard
    Griping 'bout 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 wasn't 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 didn't know any better
    Getting over you took years and despite those tears I cried
    I'd do it all over again all for the thrill of the ride

    (Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)
    © 2003 Sonnet Publishing