What I Do (2004)

  • 1

    Too Much Of A Good Thing

    (Alan Jackson)

    Smiles in the mornin’ as warm as sunshine
    Kisses when I lay down at night
    And two lovin’ arms to console me
    I should be scared, it's so right

    But too much of a good thing is a good thing
    Feelings like this can't be wrong
    And too much of a good thing is a good thing
    And we got a good thing going on

    You look in my eyes and see my thinkin’
    I know when you're happy, when you're sad
    Some would say it's too perfect
    But I don't think what we have is so bad

    ‘Cause too much of a good thing is a good thing
    Feelings like this can't be wrong
    And too much of a good thing is a good thing
    And we've got a good thing going on

    We've got a good thing going on

    ©2004 EMI April Music, Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
  • 2

    Rainy Day In June

    Alan Jackson (ASCAP)

    I need some sunshine on my face
    To help me dry my eyes
    I need a blue sky over head
    So I can clear my mind

    Maybe a soft breeze on my back
    To make me feel at ease
    Anything more than what I've got
    On this rainy day in June

    It's a rainy day in June
    The sky is gray and I am blue
    Tryin’ to make it without you
    On this rainy day in June

    Yesterday mornin’ I woke up
    On the wrong side of the bed
    And on the right side laid a note
    I knew what it said

    Then the rain came, hasn't stopped
    I don't know if it will
    But I’ll keep waitin’
    With a hopeful heart
    On this rainy day in June

    Repeat Chorus

    The thunder rolls
    The lightning flashes
    Every thought begins with you
    I see your face in every cloud that passes
    On this rainy day in June

    Repeat Chorus

    ©2004 EMI April Music, Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
  • 3

    USA Today

    (Alan Jackson)

    Well I heard that you've been wonderin’
    how I'm getting along
    I guess that you think I can't make it wh you gone
    Well I don't want you to worry,
    don't loose you any sleep
    But a man called long distance this morning
    Said they're thinkin’ about puttin’ me

    On the cover of the USA Today
    A story of heartbreak and pain
    A picture of the loneliest man they claim
    In the USA today

    I don't sleep in the nighttime, the darkness
    reminds me of you
    I lost eight pounds since last Tuesday
    but I could stand to loose a few
    I don't believe I'm too bad,
    people say I look fine
    The man from the paper seems happy
    Says I'm bigger than the latest crime

    Repeat Chorus

    So if you're concerned and troubled,
    think you're hurtin’ me
    Don't you worry cause this little thing called losin’ you
    Has made a big man out of me

    I'm on the cover of the USA Today
    A story of heartbreak and pain
    A picture of the loneliest man they claim
    In the USA today

    ©2004 EMI April Music, Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
  • 4

    If Love Was A River

    Adam Wright, Shannon Wright (ASCAP)

    If love was river and I was a drowning man
    Would you get in the water
    Would lend me a hand
    If love was river would sit on the land

    If love was a mountain high above this town
    Would climb to the top
    Would you never look down
    If love was a mountain would go around

    Love may only knock so many times upon your door
    And Heaven only know if it'll come back anymore

    If love was firefly sittin’ in your hand
    Would you laugh when it twinkled
    And let it go again
    If love was firefly would you understand

    If love was a party with everyone you know
    Would dance if I asked you
    Or would you smile and say no
    If love was a party would you even go

    Love may only knock so many times upon your door
    And Heaven only know if it'll come back anymore

    If love was a fast train on a one way track
    Would turn in your ticket
    Would you never look back
    If love was a fast train would you even pack

    ©2004 Starswing Music (ASCAP) / Phoebe Tyler Music (ASCAP) All rights obo Starswing Music and Phoebe Tyler Music adm by ACR Records, LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • 5

    If French Fries Were Fat Free

    Alan Jackson (ASCAP)

    Will I made a miss of my life
    Each time I went left I shoulda gone right
    And love's no exception to this rule
    ‘Cause I turned around and I lost you

    Now I'm feeling lonesome and blue
    Just the way I’d expect to
    But there's some things that I could use
    To help me deal with this abuse
    If French fries were fat free
    and you still love me

    If French fries were fat free and you still loved me
    What a wonderful world this would be
    If the whiskey really helped me forget your memory
    I'd wear a smile endlessly
    If French fries were fat free and you still loved me

    You know the more I think about it
    the more sense it makes
    ‘Cause grease and love both cause heartache
    So I raise my glass and toast these things
    I want the most
    Though I’ll probably never see it,
    I can't help but believe in that

    Repeat Chorus

    Oh if French fries were fat free
    and you still love me

    ©2004 EMI April Music, Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • 6

    You Don't Have To Paint Me A Picture

    (Alan Jackson)

    The kiss was colder than I remember
    when we first said hello
    I guess the flame's now a little lower,
    I can feel you lettin’ go
    You know the paint dries a little darker
    than when you first put it on
    I guess your love's like some old cheap
    magic marker that said forever now it's gone

    But you don't have to paint me a picture
    You don't have to say a thing at all
    You don't have to paint me a picture
    I can see the writing on the wall

    When we first fell, we fell a long way,
    summer nights and winter days
    Mountain sunrise, ocean sunsets, hand in hand in a haze
    Now it's cold hot summer evenings, and there's clouds on my sunrise
    But you don't have to smile and say you're happy, I can see what's in your eyes

    Repeat Chorus

    I can see the writing on the wall

    ©2004 EMI April Music, Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
  • 7

    There Ya Go

    Dan Hill, Keith Stegall (ASCAP/BMI)

    Starting over again’s a bit like dancing
    You just need someone to lead and take it slow
    So lay your head on my shoulder
    Let me hold you close,
    That's it, there ya go

    There ya go, you're doing fine
    Take each day like a step, one at a time
    Put one foot in front of the other
    And the next thing you know
    That's it, there ya go

    Every day is like a new beginning
    One door opens while another starts to close
    But just slip your arms around me
    ‘Cause life's a dance don't ya know
    That's it, there you go

    Repeat Chorus

    I know how it feels to have your heart crushed
    Like the wings of a butterfly
    But you’ve gotta try
    So just hold on tight

    Put one foot in front of the other
    And the next thing you know
    You're dancing, there ya go
    That's it, there ya go

    ©2004 Eye On The Ball Music, A Division of Bigger Picture, LLC/Zoma Enterprises Inc./If Dreams Had Wings (ASCAP) All rights obo Eye On The Ball Music and If Dreams Had Wings Music, Ltd. Adm by Zomba Enterprises, Inc. ©2004 Midnight Express Music, A Div of Big Picture LLC/Zomba Songs Inc./November One Songs (BMI) All rights obo Midnight Express Music and November One Songs adm by Zomba Songs, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • 8

    The Talkin' Song Repair Blues

    Dennis Linde (BMI)

    The mechanic raised up from under my hood
    He shook his head and said, "This ain't good
    Your timin' belt's done shrunk one size too small
    Those spark plug wires are a little too long
    And your main prodsponder's nearly gone
    Your injector ports are stripped and that ain't all”

    “Your torque converter's runnin' low on torque
    And that water pump's nearly down a quart
    We caught it all in time so you're in luck"
    He said, "I've got the time and I've got the parts
    Just give me the word and I'm ready to start
    I think we can bring her in for eight hundred bucks”

    But don't be downhearted, I can fix it for you, sonny
    It won't take too long, it'll just take money
    Then he said, "Aren't you that songwriter guy"
    I said, "Yes I am," he said, "So am I"
    And he set down and played me a song by the grease rack
    When he finished singin' he gave me a smile
    And I closed my eyes and pondered a while
    And he said, "What do you think
    Now don't hold nothin' back"

    Well I gave him my most sorrowful look
    And I said, "This song's got a broken hook
    I can order you a new one from Nashville but it won't be cheap
    And I know you've been using a cut-rate thesaurus
    'Cause your adverbs have backed up into your chorus
    Now your verse is runnin' on verbs that are way too weak”

    But don't be downhearted, I can fix it for you, sonny
    It won't take too long, it'll just take money
    And I said, "Hold on friend now I'm not through
    I hate to be the one to give you this news
    But your whole melodic structure's done worked itself loose
    It's got so many dotted eighth notes in it
    I'd keep her under fifty beats per minute
    I mean, that's just me talkin', it's really up to you”

    “And you've got a bad safety problem with
    That dominant chord with the augmented fifth
    Just see how dangerously high it raises you up
    So just go on over and work on my car
    I'll sit here by the fan and chances are
    I can straighten this thing out for eight…nine hundred bucks”

    But don't be downhearted, I can fix it for you, sonny
    It won't take too long
    You guessed it
    It may be a hit
    I like it

    ©2004 EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Rising Gorge Music (BMI) All rights controlled and adm by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
  • 9

    Strong Enough

    Adam Wright (ASCAP)

    I just took your picture off the table
    And I just took your picture off the wall
    I hide from you anywhere I'm able
    But there's one place I can't hide from you at all

    Tennessee, you don't make the whiskey
    California, you don't make the wine
    And Mexico, you don't make tequila
    Strong enough to get her off my mind

    Memories seem to know just where to find me
    And lately they're all that I recall
    And everything in this old house reminds me
    Of the love I had and how I lost it all

    Repeat Chorus

    Days go by and I still feel the sorrow
    And time don't make a difference in the pain
    Just sitting here and waiting on tomorrow
    Will drive me crazy if I don't go insane

    Repeat Chorus

    Strong enough to get her off my mind
    Strong enough to get her off my mind

    ©2004 Starswing Music (ASCAP) All rights obo Starswing Music adm by ACR Records, LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • 10

    Monday Morning Church

    Brent Baxter, Erin Enderlin (ASCAP)

    You left your Bible on the dresser
    so I put it in the drawer
    'Cause I can't seem to talk to God without yelling anymore
    And when I sit at your piano,
    I can almost hear those hymns
    The keys are just collecting dust but I can't close the lid

    You left my heart as empty
    as a Monday morning church
    It used to be so full of faith and now it only hurts
    And I can heart the devil whisper,
    "Things are only getting worse"
    You left my heart as empty
    as a Monday morning church

    The preacher came by Sunday,
    said he missed me at the service
    He told me Jesus loves me
    but I'm not sure I deserve it
    'Cause the faithful man that you loved
    is nowhere to be found
    Since they took all that he believed
    and laid it in the ground

    Repeat Chorus

    I still believe in Heaven
    and I'm sure you've made it there
    But as for me without your love, girl,
    I don't have a prayer

    Repeat Chorus

    You left your Bible on the dresser,
    so I put it in the drawer

    ©2004 Cowboy Chords Music (ASCAP) ©2004 World House Of Hits (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • 11

    Burnin' The Honkey Tonks Down

    Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp (BMI)

    She's burnin' the honky tonks down
    Burnin' the honky tonks down
    Smoke's been rising all over town
    She's burnin' the honky tonks down

    She's burnin' the honky tonks down
    She caught me runnin' around
    She was dancin' in the ashes
    When they caught her with them matches
    She's burnin' the honky tonks down

    Well she's burnin' the honky tonks down
    I tried but I could not put them out
    Did the best to save the whiskey
    But the flame's just too risky
    She's burnin' the honky tonks down

    She's burnin' the honky tonks down
    She couldn't stop that honky tonk sound
    It was sizzlin' like a griddle
    When I ran out with my fiddle
    She's burnin' the honky tonks down

    She's burnin' the honky tonks down
    She's down in the jailhouse now
    Said she felt no remorse
    For breakin' out that torch
    She's burnin' the honky tonks down

    She's burnin' the honky tonks down
    Burnin' the honky tonks down
    Smoke's been a rising all over town
    She's burnin' the honky tonks down

    ©2004 Still Working For The Man Music, Inc. (BMI) Adm by ICG ©2004 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing Co./Big Yellow Dog Music/Travelin’ Arkansawyer Music (BMI) All rights obo Sony/ATV Songs, LLC, Big Yellow Dog Music and Travenlin’ Arkansawyer Music adm by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203 All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • 12

    To Do What I Do

    (Tim Johnson)

    I've been a waiter, a roofer, a clerk
    I've shoveled manure 'til my pride hurt
    When you're startin' out it's all part of the work
    To do what I do

    I've been evicted for not makin' rent
    Made my Daddy wonder where my good sense went
    For the price of a dream my years have been spent
    To do what I do

    I stand here tonight with this six string guitar
    To be somethin' I've always been in my heart
    Just for the chance to play you my song
    And the thrill when I hear you singin' along
    Has been worth everything I've been through
    To do what I do

    I've played for empty tables and chairs
    The drunks that don't listen and the crowds that don't care
    Been told countless times "Boy you ain't goin' nowhere"
    To do what I do

    So I hope the critics and skeptics alike
    All bought a ticket to this show tonight
    They'll see firsthand that I have survived
    And what doesn't kill you makes you more alive
    And I'm one of the fortunate few
    To do what I do

    There's so much joy this music can bring
    So I count my blessings when I step up to sing
    'Cause they're so many people that would give anything
    To do what I do

    And I thank you, I can do what I do

    ©2004 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

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