Drive (2002)

  • 1

    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
  • 2

    A Little Bluer Than That

    Mark Irwin/Irene Kelley (ASCAP)

    Well tonight if you turn your radio on
    You might hear a sad, sad song
    About someone who lost everything they had
    It may sound like me
    But I'm a little bluer than that

    When you look out in the morning you might see
    Clouds rollin' by like memories
    And a big old sky above you lookin' back
    You may think of me
    But I'm a little bluer than that

    (Chorus)
    Where did we go wrong
    I wish I knew
    It haunts me all the time
    Now wherever I go and
    Whatever I do
    You're always on my mind

    I can picture you in his arms tonight
    But as for me it don't feel right
    To let us fade like some old photograph
    It may work for you
    But I'm a little bluer than that

    Chorus

    So tonight if you turn your radio on
    You might hear a sad, sad song
    About someone who lost everything they had
    It may sound like me
    But I'm a little bluer than that

    You may think of me
    But I'm a little bluer than that

    ©2001 EMI April Music Inc./Irene Kelley Music (ASCAP) All rights for Irene Kelley Music controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc.
  • 3

    Bring On The Night

    Charlie Craig, Keith Stegall, Alan Jackson (BMI/ASCAP)

    It's twilight and the streetslights are coming on
    I'm in a stream of cars on this boulevard headed home
    I can hardly wait for you can make what went wrong today
    seem right
    It’s been a long hard day so bring on the night

    (Chorus)
    Bring on the night
    Pull down the shades
    Lock the world outside and throw the key away
    Turn on the feelings and turn out the lights
    Let’s call it a day and bring on the night

    From nine to five it's the same old grind all week long
    And the only thing that keeps me sane is coming home
    When the sun goes down you know how to set things right
    Let’s put the day behind us and bring on the night

    Chorus

    Let’s call it a day and bring on the night

    ©1987 EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)/EMI April Music, Inc./Bob Stegall Music (ASCAP) All rights for Bob Stegall Music controlled and adm by EMI April Music, ©2002 WB Music Corp (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • 4

    Work In Progress

    (Alan Jackson)

    Okay I forgot about the trash
    I didn't trim the long hairs on my mustache
    I did buy you a ring I believe it was back in '93
    Alright I admit it I forgot our anniversary
    But I did pick up the baby this morning at the nursery
    That ain't no big thing it's a gold star for me

    (Chorus)
    You get tired and disgusted with me
    When I can't be just what you want me to be
    I still love you and I try real hard
    I swear one day you'll have a brand new car
    I even asked the Lord to try to help me
    He looked down from heaven and said to tell you please
    Just be patient I'm a work in progress

    I'm sorry I got mad waiting in the truck
    It seemed like hours you getting all dressed up
    Just to go to Shoney's on a Wednesday night
    I read that book you gave me about Mars and Venus
    I think it's sinking in but probably need to reread it
    But I'm starting to see now what you’ve been saying is right

    Chorus

    I know you meant well when you gave me those clogs
    But my heels sure get hot down by the muffler on my hog
    I'm sure they're stylish but I'll take my boots
    I try to do that healthy thing like you want me to do
    But that low fat, no fat's gettin' hard to chew
    Now I love your cooking honey
    But sometimes I need some real food

    Chorus

    Oh honey just be patient now
    I'm a work in progress.

    ©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.
  • 5

    The Sound

    (Alan Jackson)

    I can hear her heartbeat
    It seams a little strong
    I can hear the things I did wrong
    I can hear her thoughts
    By looking in her eyes
    I can hear all the times she cried
    I can hear the memories
    As they echo off the wall
    Falling from the pictures down the hall
    I can hear regret building up inside of me
    I can hear all the things I could not see

    (Chorus)
    Those are the sounds of a woman leaving
    Stronger than the wind in a willow tree
    Those are the sounds of a heart breaking
    You can't hear it
    But the noise is killing me
    I should’ve of heard it coming
    But I chose to pretend
    I should of recognized that sound way back then
    I just wouldn't listen
    Or didn't want to all those years
    Now the truth is ringing clearly in my ears

    Chorus

    Those are the sounds of a heart breaking
    You can't hear it
    But the noise is killing me

    I can hear it and the silent
    Is killing me

    ©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.
  • 6

    Designated Drinker

    (A duet with George Strait) Alan Jackson (ASCAP)

    Here's my keys, I want you to take 'em
    I think I'm gonna need you to get back home
    Hold on to my hat, I don't wanna lose it
    I couldn't stand for something else to be gone
    I'm sure you know the reason I'm here cryin'
    I think you'll understand why

    (Chorus)
    Tonight, I'm the designated drinker
    I just lost the one that wrapped me around her finger
    I need to get to where I can't think of her
    So tonight, I'm the designated drinker

    I came here to get you to help me
    I need a friend to see me through
    I hated to call, I knew you wouldn't mind at all
    I know you know I'd do the same for you
    I'm not the kind that likes to drown my sorrow
    I may hate myself tomorrow
    Oh but ….

    Chorus

    We need to get to where we can't think of her
    So tonight, we're the designated drinkers

    Oh tonight, we're the designated drinkers

    ©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.
  • 7

    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.
  • 8

    That'd Be Alright

    Mark D. Sanders, Tim Nichols, Tia Sillers (ASCAP/BMI)

    If money grew on hackberry trees
    If time wasn't such a luxury
    If love was lovesick over me
    That'd be alright

    If I could keep the wind in my sails
    Keep a hold of the tiger by the tail
    A half a ham sandwich in my lunch pail
    That'd be alright.

    (Chorus)
    That'd be alright
    That'd be alright
    If everybody, everywhere
    Had a lighter load to bear
    And a little bigger piece of the pie
    We'd be livin' us a pretty good life
    And that'd be alright.

    Go heavy on the good and light on the bad
    A hair more happy and a shade less sad
    Turn all that negative down just a tad
    That'd be alright.

    If my dear ol' dog never got old
    If my family farm never got sold
    If another bad joke never got told
    That'd be alright.

    Chorus

    Repeat Chorus

    That’d be alright
    That'd be alright
    That’d be alright
    That'd be alright
    That’d be alright
    That'd be alright
    Alright
    That’d be alright
    Alright
    That'd be alright
    That’d be alright
    That'd be alright

    ©2001 EMI April Music, Inc./Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled by adm by EMI April Music Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
  • 9

    Once In A Lifetime Love

    (Alan Jackson)

    Some people have it, some people don't
    Some people never will
    Sometimes it's hard to know when you've got it
    Sometimes it's perfectly clear

    Well I know it's out there I've seen it happen
    I know the way it should feel
    Cause there's no mistakin'
    That good kind of achin'
    Of a once in a lifetime love

    (Chorus)
    Once in a lifetime love
    A love like we've all dreamed of
    It may go disguised or right before your eyes
    A once in a lifetime love

    So if you think you've got it
    If you feel it inside you
    Don't let it slip away
    Cause you may not ever find what you never
    Thought you'd have anyway
    And if you've always had it and just realized
    You know how lucky you are
    To wake up beside what some never find
    A once in a lifetime love

    Chorus

    It may go disguised or right before you eyes
    A once in a lifetime love

    ©2002 WB Music Corp./ Yee Haw Music (ASCAP) All rights adm by WB Music Corp.
  • 10

    When Love Comes Around

    (Alan Jackson)

    Love for me hasn't been easy
    I've let true love fall to the ground
    Through the years and the tears
    I've learned what love's about
    And this time I'll be ready
    When love comes around

    (Chorus)
    When love comes around I'll be ready
    Love will find me a brand new man
    And I'll be standing here
    With my heart in my hand
    This time I'll be ready
    When love comes around

    Too many times I've lost a good love
    And I can see now I let it down
    But if love comes back to me
    It won't see the same old me
    This time I'll be ready
    When love comes around

    Chorus

    Yeah, I'll be standing here
    With my heart in my hand
    This time I'll be ready
    When love comes around

    ©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.
  • 11

    I Slipped And Fell In Love

    Harley Allen, John Wayne Wiggins (BMI)

    A drunk man walking down a rainy street
    A wood floor and new socks on your bare feet
    You look down and suddenly you're looking up
    Whoops, I slipped and fell in love

    A bald tire running on an icy road
    A steep hill underneath a foot of snow
    A greased pig fallen off a pickup truck
    Whoops, I slipped and fell in love

    (Chorus)
    I hope that you're feeling the way that I feel
    It's just like flying but you're standing still
    The birds and the bees are sure powerful stuff
    Whoops, I slipped and fell in love

    An ice cube hiding on your kichen floor
    A bad step leading up to your back door
    How'd I wind up on my butt
    Whoops, I slipped and feel in love

    Chorus

    Repeat Chorus

    Help, I've fallen I can't get up
    Whoops, I slipped and fell in love

    ©2000 Coburn Music Inc./Notewrite Music/Fiddlestock Music. Coburn Music, Inc. adm by Ten Ten Music Group, Inc. 33 Music Square W. #110, Nashville, TN 37203 All lyrics used by permission. (BMI)
  • 12

    First Love

    (Alan Jackson)

    I was fifteen, she was eighteen
    The prettiest thing I'd ever seen in my life
    I loved her at first sight
    I found her in Marietta, a town north of Atlanta
    I brought her home to see my folks
    They loved her too

    We were together for a long time
    Thought it would be for all time
    But things change and rearrange
    She had to go
    She left me cryin' in '79
    An airline pilot, in Carolina
    I was a wreck, can't drive a check
    It broke my heart

    (Chorus)
    My first love was an older woman
    There's been many since
    But there'll never be another
    Built in 1955, snowshoe white, overdrive
    I never should've sold her, I'll always love her
    She was mine

    Years went by, teardrops dried
    I got her back, I was surprised
    In '93, a gift to me on Christmas Eve
    We were both older, so I restored her
    Could've sold her, for a lot more
    But I will never she's mine forever
    Until I go…

    Chorus

    I'll never sell her she's mine forever
    I love her so…

    ©2001 EMI April Music, Inc./Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc. Al rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
  • 13

    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 LA
    Did you stand there in shock at the site 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 in 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 onthat 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 love 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 with 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

    Repeat Chorus

    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. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

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