Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2003)

  • 1

    Little Bitty

    (Tom T. Hall)

    Have a little love on a little honeymoon
    You got a little dish and you got a little spoon
    A little bitty house and a little bitty yard
    Little bitty dog and a little bitty car

    Well, it's alright to be little bitty
    Little hometown or a big old city
    Might as well share, might as well smile
    Life goes on for a little bitty while

    A little bitty baby in a little bitty gown
    It'll grow up in a little bitty town
    Big yellow bus and little bitty books
    It all started with a little bitty look

    Chorus

    You know you got a job and a little bitty check
    Six pack of beer and television set
    Little bitty world goes around and around
    Little bit of silence and a little bit of sound

    A good ole boy and a pretty little girl
    Start all over in a little bitty world
    A little bitty plan and a little bitty dream
    It's all part of a little bitty scheme

    Chorus
    ©1996 Hallnote Music (BMI)
  • 2

    Everything I Love

    (Harley Allen, Carson Chamberlain)

    Coffee keeps me up and I can't sleep
    And when I drink too much then I can't eat
    Losing you has led me to believe
    Everything I love is killin’ me

    Everything I love is killing me
    Cigarettes, Jack Daniels and caffeine
    And that's the way you're turning out to be
    Everything I love, gonna have to give up
    'Cause everything I love is killin’ me

    I guess I made a big mistake
    Thinkin' you're a habit I can break
    Well, I'm addicted to you now I see
    Everything I love is killin’ me

    Chorus
    Oh everything I love gonna have to give up
    'Cause everything I love is killin’ me

    ©1996 Coburn Music, Inc. (Adm. by Ten Ten Music Group, Inc.) Just Cuts Music (All rights managed worldwide by Songs of PolyGram Internatinal, Inc.) (BMI)
  • 3

    Whos Cheatin' Who

    (Jerry Hayes)

    Everywhere you look you can write a book
    On the trouble of a woman and a man
    But you can not impose you can't stick your nose
    Into something that you don't understand

    But still you wonder
    Who's cheatin' who, who's being true
    Who don't even care anymore
    It makes you wonder
    Who's doing right with someone tonight
    And who's car is parked next door

    I thought I knew her well I really couldn't tell
    That she had another lover on her mind
    You see it felt so right when she held me tight
    How could I be so blind

    Chorus

    A heart is on the line each and every time
    Love is stolen in the shadows of the night
    Though it's wrong all along it keeps going on
    As long as you keep in out of sight

    Chorus

    ©1980 Songs of PolyGram International, Inc., EMI Algee Music Corp. (BMI)
  • 4

    There Goes

    (Alan Jackson)

    There you were standin' in the shadows
    Well I just looked where
    I don't see
    I'm still pretendin’ I don't need you
    I won't let you know you're killin’ me

    Like some big black widow spider
    You know just how to catch your prey
    I'm actin’ like it doesn't matter
    And you sneak up from
    Behind and whisper my name

    There goes your paralyzin’ eyes
    There goes your tantalizin’ smile
    There goes my act of playin’ it cool
    And there go the words
    I meant to say
    There go the games
    I wanted to play
    There goes my heart fallin’ for you

    Well I think you're playin’ with me darlin’
    You like to see what you can do
    Well I should be fishin’ for Blue Marlin
    Instead of bein’ hooked again by you

    Chorus

    Yeah there goes your paralyzin’ eyes
    There goes your tantalizin’ smile
    There goes my heart fallin’ for you
    There goes my heart fallin’ for you

    © 1996 WB Music Corp., Yee Haw Music (All rights o/b/o Yee Haw Music adm. by WB Music Corp.) (ASCAP)
  • 5

    I'll Go On Loving You

    (Kieran Kane)

    When I look into your soft green eyes
    And when I see your delicate body
    Revealed to me as you slip off your dress
    I'm reminded what I feel for you
    Will remain strong and true
    Long after the pleasures of the flesh
    and...

    (Chorus)
    I'll go on loving you
    I'll go on loving you
    I'll go on loving you

    And be it the rain or the wind
    Or the moon up in the sky
    The spin of the earth
    Or the change of the tides
    I don't know what brought us together
    What strange forces of nature
    Conspire to construct the present from the past
    but...

    (Chorus)
    When I look into your soft green eyes
    And when I see your delicate body
    Revealed to me as you slip off your dress
    I'm reminded that what I feel for you
    Will remain strong and true
    Long after the pleasures of the flesh
    and...

    (Chorus)

    ©1998 Family Style Publishing.Glacier Park Music, a division of Moraine Music Group and Little Duck Publishing (SESAC)
  • 6

    Right On The Money

    (Charlie Black, Phil Vassar)

    Let's begin with the day I met her
    And how fast this good ole boy's world got better
    The sky got bluer, the grass got greener
    Just the first few seconds after
    I'd first seen her

    Like my favorite song on a new set of speakers
    My best old jeans and my broke in sneakers
    A home run pitch floatin' right down the middle
    The sweet music made when the bow hits the fiddle

    (Chorus)
    v She's right on the money
    She goes directly to my heart
    And when it comes to lovin' me
    She's everything I need, bull's-eye perfect
    Oh, She's right on the money

    She's no red lights
    When I've overslept
    She's a three point jump shot
    That's nothing but net
    A hand full of aces, the dealer's done dealin'
    And I'm forever on a roll, that's how she's got me feeling

    (Chorus)

    She's the best cook that's ever melted cheese
    I ain't much around the house, but I aim to please
    There's absolutely no reason to doubt her
    When she says I wouldn't last ten minutes without her She's

    (Chorus)

    ©1998 EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Flybridge Tunes (BMI) / EMI April Music Inc., Phil Vassar Music (ASCAP)
  • 7

    Gone Crazy

    (Alan Jackson)

    Here I am all alone again tonight
    In this old empty house
    It's hard to learn what you don't think you need
    You can't live without
    Never leave the sound of the telephone
    But, ever since you left, I've been gone

    (Chorus)
    Gone carzy, goin' out of my mind
    I've asked myself the reasons, At least least thousand times
    Goin' up and down this hallway
    Tryin' to leave the pain behind
    Ever since you left, I've been gone

    I never saw your face this many times
    When you were really here
    The things you said I never understood
    Are now crystal clear
    I never spent this much time at home
    But, ever since you left, I've been gone

    (Chorus)

    ©1998 WB Music Corp./Yee Haw Music (ASCAP) All rights adm. by WB Music Corp.
  • 8

    Little Man

    (Alan Jackson)

    I remember walkin' round the court square sidewalks
    Lookin' in windows at things I couldn't want
    There's Johnson's hardware and Morgan's jewelry
    And the ol' Lee King's Apothecary
    They ware the little man
    The little man

    I go back now and the stores are all empty
    Except for an old coke sign from 1950
    Boarded up like they never existed
    Or renovated and called historic districts
    There goes the little man
    There goes the little man

    (Chorus)
    Now the court square's just a set of streets
    That the people go round but they seldom think
    'Bout the little man that built this town
    Before the big money shut'em down
    And killed the little man
    Oh, the little man

    He pumped your gas and he cleaned your glass
    And one cold rainy night, he fixed your flat
    The new store came where you do it yourself
    You buy a lotto ticket and food off the shelf
    Forget the little man
    Forget about that little man

    He hung on there for a few more years
    But he couldn't sell slurpees and he wouldn't sell beer
    Now the bank rents the station to a man down the road
    And sell velvet Elvis and second-hand clothes
    There goes little man
    There goes another little man

    (Chorus)

    It wasn't long when I was a child
    An old black man came with his mule and his plow
    He broke the ground where we grew our garden
    Back before we'd all forgotten
    About the little man
    The little man
    Long live the little man
    God bless the little man

    ©1998 WM Music Corp./Yee Haw Music (ASCAP) All rights adm. by WB Music Corp.
  • 9

    Pop A Top

    (Nat Stuckey)

    (Chorus)
    Pop a top again
    I've just got time for one more round
    Sit 'em up my friend
    Then I'll be gone
    And then you can let some other fool sit down

    I'd like for you'd to listen to
    A joke I heard today
    From a woman who
    Said she was through
    And calmly walked away
    I tried to smile
    And did a while
    But it felt so outta place
    Did you ever hear of a clown with tearsdrops
    Streammin' down his face
    (Chorus)

    Home for me is misery
    And here I am wasting time
    'Cause a row of fools
    On a row of stools
    Is not what's on my mind
    But then you see
    Her leaving me
    Is not what I perfer
    So it's either here just drinking beer
    Or at home remembering her

    (Chorus)

    ©1965 (renewed) Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI) All rights adm. by Sony ATV Music Publishing All rights reserved.
  • 10

    The Blues Man

    (Hank Williams)

    He's just a singer,
    A natural born guitar ringer
    Kind of a clinger to sad old songs
    He's not a walk-behinder,
    He's a new note finder
    His name's a reminder
    Of a blues man that's already gone

    So he started drinkin', took some things that messed up his thinkin'
    He was sure sinkin' when she came along
    He was born in the spot light, not to much left in sight
    She changed all that one night
    When she sang him this song

    Hey baby, I love you, Hey baby, I need you
    Hey baby, you ain't got to prove to me
    You're some kind of macho man
    You've wasted so much of your life
    Runnin' through the dark nights
    Let me shine a little love light
    Down on the blues man

    He got so sick of speedin', all things they said he was needing
    If he was to keep on pleasing all of his fans
    He got cuffed on dirt roads, he got sued over no shows
    She came and took that old load
    Down off of that blues man, and he sang

    Hey baby, I love you too
    Hey baby, I need you
    Hey baby, I do get tired of this travelin' band
    I'm over 40 years old now, nights would be so cold now
    If you hadn't stuck it out
    With this blues man

    He's over 40 years old now, nights would be so cold now
    If she hadn't hung around
    With that blues man

    ©1980 Bocephus Music, Inc. (BMI) (Granted by Dave Burgess Enterprises) Adm. obo of Bocephus Music Inc.
  • 11

    It Must Be Love

    (Bob McGill)

    First I get cold, then hot
    Think I'm on fire, but I'm not
    Oh, what a pain I've got
    It must be love

    There's nothin' I can do
    All that I want is you
    Look what I'm goin' through
    It must be love

    (Chorus)
    It must be love, it must be love
    I fall like a sparrow, and fly like a dove
    You must be the dream, I been dreamin' of
    Oh what a feelin' it must be love

    Something is wrong, alright
    I think of you all night
    Can't sleep 'til morning light
    It must be love

    Seeing you in my dreams
    Holding you close to me
    Oh, what else can it be
    It must be love

    (Chorus)

    ©1979 Universal-PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. / Ranger Bob Music (ASCAP)
  • 12

    WWW.Memory

    (Alan Jackson)

    I know you're leaving, I see the signs
    You're gonna walk out on this heart of mine
    You'll never call me, you'll never write
    You made your mind up, you're gone tonight
    If some rainy day you're all alone
    You feel like talkin' you can log me on

    At www.memory
    I'll be waitin' for you patiently
    If you feel the need, just click on me
    At www.memory

    You won't even have to hold me or
    Look into my eyes
    You can tell me you love me
    Through your keyboard and wires
    No, you won't have to touch me or
    Even take my hand
    Just slide your little mouse around
    Until you see it land

    Chorus

    If you feel like love, just click on me
    At www.memory

    © 2000 WB Music Corp./ Yee Haw Music (ASCAP). All rights admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • 13

    When Somebody Loves You

    (Alan Jackson)

    When your heart is all alone every second
    Seems so long
    When it's just you, you can't see through
    Those ol' clouds that rain so blue

    But when somebody loves you
    There's nothing you can't do
    When somebody loves you
    It's easy to get through
    When somebody loves you
    The way I love you

    When it's late, the sun hangs low
    By yourself, nowhere to go
    Sing a song, you dance alone
    Play solitaire and stare at the phone

    Chorus

    So let's put aside our foolish pride
    And let our hearts say hello
    We both agree we're just no good
    At bein' on our own

    'Cause when somebody loves you
    There's nothing you can't do
    When somebody loves you
    It's easy to get through
    When somebody loves you
    The way I love you

    The way I love you
    The way I love you

    ©2000 WB Music Corp./ Yee Haw Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission
  • 14

    Where I Come From

    (Alan Jackson)

    Well I was rollin' wheels and shiftin' gears
    'Round that Jersey Turnpike
    When Barney stopped me with his gun
    Ten minutes after midnight
    Said sir you broke the limit in that rusty ol' truck
    I don't know about that accent son
    Just where do you come from

    I said where I come from
    It's cornbread and chicken
    Where I come from a lotta front porch sittin'
    Where I come from tryin' to make a livin'
    And workin' hard to get to heaven
    Where I come from

    Well I was south of Detroit City
    I pulled in this country kitchen
    To try their brand of barbecue
    The sign said finger-lickin'
    Well I paid the tab and the lady asked me
    How'd I like my biscuit
    I'll be honest with you ma'am
    It ain't like mama fixed it

    'Cause where I come from
    It's cornbread and chicken
    Where I come from a lotta front porch pickin'
    Where I come from tryin' to make a livin'
    Workin' hard to get to heaven
    Where I come from

    I was chasin' sun on 101
    Somewhere around Ventura
    I lost a universal joint and I had to use my finger
    This tall lady stopped and asked
    If I had plans for dinner
    Said no thanks ma'am, back home
    We like the girls that sing soprano

    'Cause where I come from
    It's cornbread and chicken
    Where I come from a lotta front porch sittin'
    Where I come from tryin' to make a livin'
    Workin' hard to get to heaven
    Where I come from

    Well I was headed home on 65
    Somewhere around Kentucky
    The CB rang for a bobtail rig
    That's rollin' on like thunder
    Well I answered him and he asked me
    Aren't you from out in Tulsa
    No, but you might have seen me there
    I just dropped a load of salsa

    Where I come from it's cornbread and chicken
    Where I come from a lotta back porch pickin'
    Where I come from tryin' to make a livin'
    Workin' hard to get to heaven
    Where I come from
    Where I come from
    Yeah where I come from
    A lotta front porch sitting
    Starin' up at heaven
    Where I come from
    Where I come from
    Tryin' to make a livin'
    Tryin' to make a livin'
    Oh, where I come from
    Where I come from
    Yeah, where I come from
    Get back down there sometime
    Where I come from

    © 2000 WB Music Corp./ Yee Haw Music (ASCAP). All rights admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission
  • 15

    Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)

    (Alan Jackson)

    Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day
    Were you in the yard with your wife and children
    Or workin' on some stage in L.A.
    Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
    Risin' against that blue sky
    Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
    Or did you just sit down and cry

    Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
    And pray for the ones who don't know
    Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
    And sob for the ones left below
    Did you burst out with pride for the red, white and blue
    And the heroes who died just doin' what they do
    Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
    And look at yourself and what really matters

    (Chorus)
    I'm just a singer of simple songs I'm not a real political man
    I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
    the difference in Iraq and Iran
    But I know Jesus and I talk to God
    And I remember this from when I was young
    Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
    And the greatest is love

    Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day
    Teachin' a class full of innocent children
    Or driving down some cold interstate
    Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor
    In a crowded room did you feel alone
    Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her
    Did you dust off that Bible at home

    Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
    Close your eyes and not go to sleep
    Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
    Or speak to some stranger on the street
    Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
    Go out and buy you a gun
    Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'
    And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns
    Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
    Stand in line and give your own blood
    Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
    And thank God you had somebody to love

    [Chorus x2]

    And the greatest is love
    And the greatest is love

    Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day

    ©2001 EMI April Music, Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc.
  • 16

    Drive (For Daddy Gene)

    (Alan Jackson)

    It was painted red the stripe was white
    It was eighteen feet from the bow to the stern light
    Secondhand from a dealer in Atlanta
    I rode up with daddy when he went there to get her
    We put on a shine; put on a motor
    Built out of love, made for the water
    Ran her for years, 'til the transom got rotten
    A piece of my childhood that will never be forgotten

    It was just on old plywood boat
    With a '75 Johnson with electric choke
    A young boy two hands on the wheel
    I can't replace the way it made me feel
    And I would turn her sharp
    And I would make her whine
    He'd say, "you can't beat the way an old wood boat rides"
    Just a little lake across the Alabama line
    But I was king of the ocean
    When daddy let me drive

    Just an old half ton shortbed ford
    My uncle bought new in '64
    Daddy got it right 'cause the engine was smoking
    A couple of burnt valves and he had it going
    He let me drive her when we'd haul off a load
    Down a dirt strip where we'd dump trash off of Thigpen Road
    I'd sit up in the seat and stretch my feet out to the pedals
    Smiling like a hero that just received his medal

    It was just an old hand-me-down Ford
    With a three-speed on the column and a dent in the door
    A young boy two hands on the wheel
    I can’t replace the way it made me feel
    And I would press that clutch
    And I would keep it right
    And he'd say, "a little slower son you're doing just fine"
    Just a dirt road with trash on each side
    But I was Mario Andretti
    When daddy let me drive

    I'm grown up now three daughters of my own
    I let them drive my old Jeep across the pasture at our home
    Maybe one day they'll reach back in their file
    And pull out that old memory
    And think of me and smile and say

    It was just an old worn out Jeep
    Rusty old floorboard, hot on my feet
    A young girl two hands on the wheel
    I can't replace the way it made me feel
    And he'd say, "turn it left and steer it right,
    Straighten up girl, you're doing just fine"
    Just a little valley by the river where we'd ride
    But I was high on a mountain
    When daddy let me drive

    When daddy let me drive

    Oh he let me drive

    Daddy let me drive

    It's just an old plywood boat
    With a '75 Johnson with electric choke

    ©2001 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
  • 17

    It's Five O' Clock Somewhere

    (Jim “Moose” Brown/ Don Rollins (ASCAP/BMI)

    The sun is hot and that old clock is moving slow
    And so am I.
    Work day passes like molasses in the wintertime
    But it's July
    I'm getting paid by the hour, and older by the minute.
    My boss just pushed me over the limit
    I'd like to call him something,
    I think I'll just call it a day

    Pour me something tall and strong
    Make it a Hurricane before I go insane
    It's only half past twelve but I don't care
    It's five o'clock somewhere

    Well this lunch break is gonna take all afternoon
    And half the night
    Tomorrow morning I know there'll be hell to pay
    Hey, but that's alright
    I ain't had a day off now in over a year
    My Jamaican vacation's gonna start right here
    If the phone’s for me you can tell 'em
    I just sailed away

    Chorus

    I could pay off my tab, pour myself in a cab
    And be back to work before two
    But at a moment like this, I can't help but wonder,
    What would Jimmy Buffet do?

    He’d Say
    Chorus

    ©2003EMI April Music Inc. / Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP) All rights for Sea Gayle Music controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc. ©203 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./ R. Joseph Publishing (BMI). All rights adm by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) All rights reserved. Used by permission
  • 18

    Remember When

    (Alan Jackson)

    Remember when I was young and so were you
    And time stood still and love was all we knew
    You were the first, so was I
    We made love and then you cried
    Remember when

    Remember when we vowed the vows and walked the walk
    Gave our hearts, made the start, it was hard
    We lived and learned, life thru curves
    There was joy, there was hurt
    Remember when

    Remember when old ones died and new were born
    And life was changed, disassembled, rearranged
    We came together, fell apart
    And broke each other’s hearts
    Remember when

    Remember when the sound of little feet was the music
    We danced to week to week
    Brought back he love, we found trust
    Vowed we’d never give it up
    Remember when

    Remember when thirty seemed so old
    Now lookin’ back, it’s just a steppin’ stone
    To where we are,
    Where we’ve been
    Said we’d do it all again
    Remember when

    Remember when we said when we turned gray
    When the children grow up and move away
    We won’t be sad, we’ll be glad
    For all the life we had
    And we’ll remember when
    Remember when
    Remember when

    ©2003 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

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