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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now

I heard this at the gym and had to make it a song of the day.




Nothing's gonna stop me now
nothing's gonna stop me now.

There was a time I couldn't get you out of my mind

And since the day you came you tried to take control of me.
Then came the day I thought about running away

And now my bags are packed
don't even think of holding me back!
Nothing's gonna stop me now
and I don't wanna talk it over

I said nothing's gonna stop me now
gonna break it up

Gonna take my Iove away
yeah
yeah.

Day after day
I saw it slipping away
You took my self respect and you made a fool of me.
Time after time
I turned it round in my mind

And now my mind's made up to leave the past behind me.
Nothing's gonna stop me now

and I don't wanna talk it over
. . .

Nothing's gonna stop me now
nothing's gonna stop me

Nothing's gonna stop me now.

Time after time
I turned it round in my mind

And now my mind's made up to leave the past behind me.
Nothing's gonna stop me now

and I don't wanna talk it over
. . .
Nothing's gonna stop me now

and I don't wanna talk it over
. . .
Nothing's gonna stop me now

and I don't wanna talk it over

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mad About You





I'm mad about you
You're mad about me babe
Couple of fools run wild aren't we
Pushing the day into the nighttime
Somewhere between the two
We start to see

Mad about you (Mad about you)
Lost in your eyes (Reason aside)
Mad about love (Mad about you)
You and I

Something 'bout you
Right here beside me
Touches the touched part of me like I can't believe
Pushing the night into the daytime
Watching the sky's first light
While the city sleeps

Mad about you (Mad about you)
Lost in your eyes (Reason aside)
Mad about love (Mad about you)
You and I

Mad about you (Mad about you)
Lost in your eyes (Reason aside)
Mad about love (Mad about you)
You and I

Monday, December 2, 2013

If I Were A Boy





[Verse] 
If I were a boy 
Even just for a day 
I’d roll outta bed in the morning 
And throw on what I wanted then go 
Drink beer with the guys 
And chase after girls 
I’d kick it with who I wanted 
And I’d never get confronted for it. 
Cause they’d stick up for me. 

[Chorus] 
If I were a boy 
I think I could understand 
How it feels to love a girl 
I swear I’d be a better man. 
I’d listen to her 
Cause I know how it hurts 
When you lose the one you wanted 
Cause he’s taken you for granted 
And everything you had got destroyed 

[Verse] 
If I were a boy 
I would turn off my phone 
Tell everyone it’s broken 
So they’d think that I was sleepin’ alone 
I’d put myself first 
And make the rules as I go 
Cause I know that she’d be faithful 
Waitin’ for me to come home (to come home) 

[Chorus] 
If I were a boy 
I think I could understand 
How it feels to love a girl 
I swear I’d be a better man. 
I’d listen to her 
Cause I know how it hurts 
When you lose the one you wanted (wanted) 
Cause he’s taken you for granted (granted) 
And everything you had got destroyed 

[Bridge] 
It’s a little too late for you to come back 
Say its just a mistake 
Think I’d forgive you like that 
If you thought I would wait for you 
You thought wrong 

[Chorus 2]
But you’re just a boy 
You don’t understand 
Yeah you don’t understand 
How it feels to love a girl someday 
You wish you were a better man 
You don’t listen to her 
You don’t care how it hurts 
Until you lose the one you wanted 
Cause you’ve taken her for granted 
And everything you have got destroyed 
But you’re just a boy

Sunday, December 1, 2013

How Do You Like Me Now






I was always the crazy one
I broke into the stadium
And I wrote your number on the 50 yard line
You were always the perfect one
And the valadictorian so
Under your number I wrote "call for a good time"

I only wanted to catch your attention
But you overlooked me somehow
Besides you had too many boyfriends to mention
And I played my guitar too loud.

How do you like me now?
How do you like me now,
Now that I'm on my way?
Do you still think I'm crazy 
Standin here today?
I couldnt make you love me
But I always dreamed about living in your radio 
How do you like me now?

When I took off to Tennessee 
I heard that you made fun of me
Never imagined I'd make it this far
Then you married into money girl
Aint it a cruel and funny world?
He took your dreams and tore them apart.

He never comes home 
And youre always alone
And your kids hear you cryin down the hall
Alarm clock starts ringin
Who could that be singin
Its me baby, with your wake up call!

How do you like me now?
How do you like me now,
Now that I'm on my way?
Do you still think I'm crazy 
Standin here today?
I couldnt make you love me
But I always dreamed about living in your radio 
How do you like me now?

Tell me baby...
I will preach on...

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Watching You







Driving through town just my boy and me
With a happy meal in his booster seat
Knowing that he couldn't have the toy
Till his nuggets were gone
A green traffic light turned straight to red
I hit my brakes and mumbled under my breath
His fries went a flying and his orange drink covered his lap
Well then my four year old said a four letter word
That started with "s" and I was concerned
So I said son now now where did you learn to talk like that

He said I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
We got cowboy boots and camo pants
Yeah we're just alike, hey ain't we dad
I wanna do everything you do
So I've been watching you

We got back home and I went to the barn
I bowed my head and I prayed real hard
Said Lord please help me help my stupid self
Then this side of bedtime later that night
Turning on my son's Scooby Doo nightlight
He crawled out of bed and he got down on his knees
He closed his little eyes, folded his little hands
And spoke to God like he was talking to a friend
And I said son now where'd you learn to pray like that

He said I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
We like fixing things and holding mama's hand
Yeah we're just alike, hey ain't we dad
I wanna do everything you do
So I've been watching you

[Bridge]

With tears in my eyes I wrapped him in a hug
Said my little bear is growing up
He said but when I'm big I'll still know what to do

Cause I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
By then I'll be as strong as superman
We'll be just alike, hey won't we dad
When I can do everything you do
Cause I've been watching you

Friday, November 29, 2013

Talk Dirty to Me

Party tonight with some of my favorite people. Poison is one of our groups.
Love.




You know I never
I never seen you look so good
You never act the way you should
But I like it
And I know you like it too
The way that I want you
I gotta have you
Oh yes, I do

You know I never
I never ever stay out late
You know that I can hardly wait
Just to see you
And I know you cannot wait
Wait to see me too
I gotta touch you

[Chorus]
Cause baby we'll be
At the drive-in
In the old man's Ford
Behind the bushes
Till I'm screaming for more
Down the basement
Lock the cellar door
And baby
Talk dirty to me

You know I call you
I call you on the telephone
I'm only hoping that you're home
So I can hear you
When you say those words to me
And whisper so softly
I gotta hear you

[Chorus]

C.C. pick up that guitar and talk to me

[Chorus x2]

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Blessed

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. I'm thankful for the amazing family I have, and I'm thankful to be spending today with them.




I get kissed by the sun
Each morning
Put my feet on a hardwood floor
I get to hear my children laughing
Down the hall through the
Bedroom door
Sometimes I sit on my
Front porch swing
Just soaking up the day
I think to myself, I think to myself
This world is a beautiful place

[Chorus]
I have been blessed
And I feel like I've found my way
I thank God for all I've been given
At the end of every day
I have been blessed
With so much more than I deserve
To be here with the ones
That love me
To love them so much it hurts
I have been blessed

Across a crowded room
I know you know what I'm thinking
By the way I look at you
And when we're lying in the quiet
And no words have to be said
I think to myself, I think to myself
This love is a beautiful gift

[Chorus]

When I'm singing my kids to sleep
When I feel you holding me 
I know

[Chorus]

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Walk Like An Egyptian




All the old paintings on the tombs,
They do the sand dance,
Don't you know?

If they move too quick
They're falling down like a domino.

All the bazaar men by the Nile,
He got the money on a bet.

For the crocodiles they snap their teeth
On your cigarette.

Foreign types with their hookah pipes say
Walk like an Egyptian.

The blond waitresses take their trays
They spin around and they cross the floor;
They got the moves.
You drop your drink then they bring you more.

All the school kids so sick of books,
They like the punk and the metal band.
When the buzzer rings,
They're walking like an Egyptian.

All the kids in the marketplace say:
Walk like an Egyptian.

Slide your feet up the street
Bend your back
Shift your arm and then you pull it back.

Life is hard you know
So strike a pose on a Cadillac.

If you want to find all the cops
They're hanging out in the donut shop.
They sing and dance
Spin the clubs cruise down the block.

All the Japanese with their yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
And the Chinese know
They walk the line like Egyptian.

All the cops in the donut shop say:
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bonny Portmore

I've been replaying Highlander. This song is so beautiful and haunting.




O bonny Portmore, I am sorry to see
Such a woeful destruction of your ornament tree
For it stood on your shore for many's the long day
Till the long boats from Antrim came to float it away.

O bonny Portmore, you shine where you stand
And the more I think on you the more I think long
If I had you now as I had once before
All the Lords in Old England would not purchase Portmore.

All the birds in the forest they bitterly weep
Saying, "Where will we shelter or where will we sleep?"
For the Oak and the Ash, they are all cutten down
And the walls of bonny Portmore are all down to the ground.

O bonny Portmore, you shine where you stand
And the more I think on you the more I think long
If I had you now as I had once before
All the Lords of Old England would not purchase Portmore.

Monday, November 25, 2013

What Do You Say

This has always been a favorite Reba song.




Stuck at a red light outside an adult bookstore
His son said Daddy what are all those X's for
As the light turned green he changed the subject fast
Started talking about football as they drove right past

So what do you say in a moment like this
When you can't find the words to tell it like it is
Just bite your tongue and let your heart lead the way
Let's get out of here
Oh what do you say

Seventeen years old
She was out with her friends
They started drinking at some party
Till she was three sheets to the wind
Her momma always told her she could call no matter what
She was crying on the front steps
When her mom showed up

So what do you say in a moment like this
When you can't find the words to tell it like it is
Just bite your tongue and let your heart lead the way
Let's get out of here
Oh what do you say

Sometimes you gotta listen to the silence
And give yourself a little time to think

Her every breath is weaker than the last
And lately when she sleeps she talks about the past
Her husband knows she's tired of holding on
She looks at him and says I wanna go home

What do you say in a moment like this
When you can't find the words to tell it like it is
Just close your eyes and let your heart lead the way
Oh what do you say

Just close your eyes and let your heart lead the way
Oh what do you say
Ooo, what do you say

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cuts Like A Knife





Drivin' home this evening 
I coulda sworn we had it all worked out 
You had this boy believin' 
Way beyond the shadow of a doubt 

Then I heard it on the street 
I heard you mighta found somebody new 
Well who is he baby - who is he 
And tell me what he means to you 

I took it all for granted 
But how was I to know 
That you'd be letting go 

Now it cuts like a knife 
But it feels so right 
It cuts like a knife 
But it feels so right 

There's times I've 'bin mistaken 
There's times I thought I'd 'bin misunderstood 
So wait a minute darlin' 
Can't you see we did the best we could 

This wouldn't be the first time 
Things have gone astray 
Now you've thrown it all away 

Now it cuts like a knife 
But It feels so right 
It cuts like a knife 
But it feels so right

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Whole Lot of Leaving






It's pretty cold for late September
And autumn wind is creepin' in
The summer sun packed up it's long gone
There's a whole lot of leavin' goin' on

Yeah!

I bet it's warm in California
I think it's time to hit the road
I just might call that plain of gypsies
Whose searching for our pot of gold

Seems like lately there's a whole lot of leavin' goin' on

I close my eyes and picture your hand in mine
I still hear your voice it takes me back to that time
Where I can find a reason to be strong
Seems like lately there's a whole lot of leavin' goin' on

Close the window draw the curtains
You ain't the only one here hurtin'
No one's right no one's wrong

Lately there's a whole lot of leavin' goin' on

I close my eyes and picture your hand in mine
I still hear your voice it takes me back to that time
Where I can find a reason to be strong
Seems like lately there's a whole lot of leavin' goin' on

You used to live to say you love me
Now you got one foot of the door
It's then you turn around and ask me
Do we got it anymore

I close my eyes and picture your hand in mine
I still hear your voice it takes me back to that time
When I need a reason to be strong

I close my eyes and picture your hand in mine
Yeah I walk the line you'll never hear me sayin' goodbye
So pretty baby please be strong
Seems like lately there's a whole lot of leavin' goin' on

I'll come back for you baby

Friday, November 22, 2013

Borderline

I felt like taking a trip back in time. 



Something in the way you love me won't let me be
I don't want to be your prisoner so baby won't you set me free
Stop playing with my heart
Finish what you start
When you make my love come down
If you want me let me know
Baby let it show
Honey don't you fool around

Just try to understand, I've given all I can,
'Cause you got the best of me

[Chorus:]

Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind
You just keep on pushing my love over the borderline

[repeat chorus again]

Keep on pushing me baby
Don't you know you drive me crazy
You just keep on pushing my love over the borderline

Something in your eyes is makin' such a fool of me
When you hold me in your arms you love me till I just can't see
But then you let me down, when I look around, baby you just can't be found
Stop driving me away, I just wanna stay,
There's something I just got to say

Just try to understand, I've given all I can,
'Cause you got the best of me

[chorus]

Keep on pushing me baby
Don't you know you drive me crazy
You just keep on pushing my love over the borderline

Look what your love has done to me
Come on baby set me free
You just keep on pushing my love over the borderline
You cause me so much pain, I think I'm going insane
What does it take to make you see?
You just keep on pushing my love over the borderline

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Georgia Rain






Barefoot in the bed of your truck,
On a blanket lookin' up.
Half a moon peekin' down at us,
From underneath the clouds.
Teenage kids sneakin' out again...
I heard the thunder rollin' in.
We were fallin' the moment when,
It all came pourin' down. 

The Georgia rain on the Jasper county clay,
Couldn't wash away what I felt for you that day.
Just you an' me down an ol' dirt road...
Nothin' in our way except for the Georgia rain.

The cotton fields remember when,
Flash of lightnin' drove us in.
We were soaked down to the skin,
By the time we climbed inside.
An' I don't remember what was poundin' more...
The heart in my chest or the hood of that Ford.
As the sky fell in an' the storm clouds poured,
Worlds away outside.

The Georgia rain on the Jasper county clay,
Couldn't wash away all the love we made.
Just you an' me down that ol' dirt road...
No one saw a thing except for the Georgia rain.

Screen door flappin' in the wind...
Same ol' house I grew up in.
I can't believe I'm back again,
After all these years away.
You fixed your Daddy's house up nice...
I saw it yesterday when I drove by.
Looks like you've made yourself a real good life...
What else can I say?

The Georgia rain on the Jasper county clay,
Couldn't wash away the way I loved you to this day.
The old dirt road's paved over now,
Nothin' here's the same except for the Georgia rain.

Couldn't wash away.

[To fade]

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Don't Tell Me You Love Me








It ain't the way you move
It ain't the way that you move me
Oh no
It ain't the way you shake
It ain't the way that you shake me
Oh no
I've lived 25 years as a kid on the run
I've got a pistol for action

Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me I don't want to know
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me I don't want to know

I love the way you use
I love the way that you use me
Oh yeah
I love the way you shoot
I love the way that you shoot to kill me
Oh yeah
It's taken miles and lines to learn the right from the wrong
I'll keep you hanging on

Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me I don't want to know
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me I don't want to know

Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
(you love me, you love me)
Don't tell me you love me
(you love me, you love me)
Don't tell me you love me
(you love me, you love me)
Don't tell me you love me
Love me, love me, love me
Yeah

Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me, I don't want to know
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me you love me
Don't tell me, I don't want to know

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

(Kissed You) Good Night

Sometimes, there are lost moments. I try not to lose them these days.




I dropped you off
Just a little after midnight
Sat in my car
Till you turned off your porch light
I should have kissed you
I should have pushed you up against the wall
I should have kissed you
Just like I wasn’t scared at all

I turned off the car
Ran through the yard
Back to your front door
Before I could knock
You turned the lock
And met me on the front porch

And I kissed you
Goodnight
And now that I’ve kissed you
It’s a good night good night baby goodnight

You couldn’t see me
Watching through the window
Wondering what went wrong
Praying that you wouldn’t go
You should have kissed me
You should have pushed me up against the wall
You should have kissed me
I was right on the edge and ready to fall

So I turned off the car
Ran through the yard
Back to your front door
Before I could knock
You turned the lock
And met me on the front porch

And I kissed you
Goodnight
And now that I’ve kissed you
It’s a good night good night baby goodnight

I turned off the car
ran through the yard
back to your front door
Half scared to death can’t catch my breath
Aren’t these the moments we live for

And I kissed you
Goodnight
And now that I’ve kissed you
It’s a good night good night baby goodnight
It’s a good night good night baby goodnight
It’s a good night good night baby goodnight
It’s a good night good night baby goodnight

Monday, November 18, 2013

Red Rag Top






I was twenty and she was eighteen
We were just about as wild as we were green
In the ways of the world
She'd pick me up in that red ragtop
We were free of the folks and hiding from the cops
On a summer night
Running all the red lights
We'd park way out in a clearing in a grove
And the night was as hot as a coal-burning stove
We were cooking wiht gas
Knew it had to last

(Chorus)
In the back of that red ragtop
She said please don't stop

Well the very first time her mother met me
Her green-eyed girl had been a mother-to-be
for two weeks
I was out of job and she was in school
And life was fast and the world was cruel
We were young and wild
We decided not to have the child
So we did what we did and we tried to forget
And we swore up and down there would be no regrets
In the morning light
But on the way home that night

(Chorus)
From the back of that red ragtop
She said please don't stop loving me

We took one more trip around the sun
But it was all make believe in the end
And no I can't say where she is today
I can't remember who I was back then

Well you do what you do and you pay for your sins
And there's no such thing as what might have been
That's a waste of time
Drive you out of your mind
I was stopped at a red light just yesterday
Beside a young girl in a cabriolet
And her eyes were green
And I was in an old scene

(Chorus)
I was back in that red ragtop
On the day she stopped loving me
I was back in that red ragtop
On the day she stopped loving me