High Mileage (1998)

  • 1

    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)
  • 2

    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.
  • 3

    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.
  • 4

    What A Day Yesterday Was

    (Mel Besher, Charlie Craig)

    Looking through these old photographs
    Don't they bring some good memories back
    Some of them make us laugh
    And some make us cry
    I'm glad we've kept all of these souvenirs
    To prove that our love was here
    Look at how happy we were,
    Pictures don't lie

    (Chorus)
    If forever should end today
    And there's no tomorrow for us
    What a day yesterday was

    Here's one of us with you calm and cool
    But look at me acting a fool
    And here's one of us on the ferris wheel at the fair
    Hey, haven't we had some fun
    The best may be yet to come
    We may have a hundred years still left to share
    But...

    (Chorus)

    Let's close this book of photographs
    And let's turn out the lights
    And love for the moment
    As if it were the last
    (Chorus)

    ©1998 Heart of Hearts Music, LLC - A Division of McLachlan-Scruggs International/EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • 5

    Hurtin' Comes Easy

    (Alan Jackson )

    I've spent a lifetime lookin' for love
    Just when I find it, it comes undone
    I've tried so hard to make love happen
    Like some never endin' pattern
    I end up on the sad side of the fun

    (Chorus)
    Hurtin' Comes easy
    Hurtin' Comes easy
    Hurtin' Comes easy
    For me

    Well, I've seen people that got it made
    They've got someone and love looks great
    But me, I've been to every doctor
    I've tried it wild and I tried it proper
    And I always end up watchin' love walk away
    That's okay

    (Chorus)

    I've gotten used to getting over
    And hopefully as I grow older
    Love won't be so difficult to see
    But now for me

    (Chorus)

    ©1998 WB Music Corp., Yee Haw Music (ASCAP)
  • 6

    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)
  • 7

    Another Good Reason

    (Harley Allen, Carson Chamberlain)

    I woke up the other night lyin' on the floor
    Right beside someone I'd never seen before
    She said my name's Juliet
    But Romeo you ain't
    That's another good reason not to drink

    (Chorus)
    That's another good reason not to drink
    When I'm sober, I'm almost a saint
    If I keep going on like this, I'll end up like ole Hank
    That's another good reason not to drink

    I cant go see my best friend, he said stay away
    Just because of what I said on his wedding day
    You oughta call her Sherman 'cause she looks just like a tank
    That's another good reason not to drink

    (Chorus)

    I'm gonna sue to city about that policeman
    Last night as I left the bar, he stepped right on my hand
    He said 'Are you drunk or blind?, I said 'Let me think'
    And that's another good reason not to drink

    (Chorus)

    Baby let me in, I'm freezin'
    Another good reason not to drink

    ©1998 EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Song Island Publishing (All rights for Song Island Publishing controlled and administered by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc.) / Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. Colt-N-Twins Music (BMI)
  • 8

    Woman's Love

    (Alan Jackson)

    I have felt it and I have held it
    I have known a womanís love
    And I have tasted and I have wasted
    A womanís love

    (Chorus)
    And I know Iíll never understand
    All the little things that make it grand
    A womanís love
    And I know Iíll never come face to face
    With anything that takes the place
    Of A womanís love

    Well I have kissed it, tried to resist it
    I have missed a womanís love
    And I have hated, taken for granted
    A womanís love

    (Chorus)

    Well I have needed and I have pleaded
    And I have lost a womanís love
    I have worshiped and I have cursed it
    A womanís love

    (Chorus)

    And I know I'll never come face to face
    With anything that takes the place
    of a women's love
    ©1998 WM Music Corp./Yee Haw Music (ASCAP)
  • 9

    Dancin' All Around It

    (Carson Chamberlain, Brian Tabor, Michael White)

    She said, I don't usually dance this close to strangers
    You know a girl can't be too careful with her heart
    But I saw you and thought that you looked harmless
    But when you smile that way I'm not so sure you are

    I said, I don't usually come here for the dancin'
    You can tell that by the way I move
    When I saw you I thought that it was hopeless
    But I just had to ask you for a dance or two

    (Chorus)
    Somewhere in the stars it must be written
    Girl we've got to take this chance that we've been given
    If there's a heaven here on Earth
    I think we found it
    If this ain't love, we're dancin' all around it

    Music stopped and we're still holdin' each other
    This feels like the beginning of forever

    (Chorus)

    If this ain't love we're dancin' all around it
    She said I don't usually dance this close to strangers

    ©1997 Songs of PolyGram International, Inc., Colt-N-Twins Music (BMI) / Caribbean Stud Music, A Division of Big Picture Entertainment (ASCAP)
  • 10

    Amarillo

    (Alan Jackson)

    The time has come, you're really leavin'
    You always told me that you wanted to
    I guess I never thought it would happen
    I guess I never really wanted it to
    The world is callin' you and you must answer
    But you can take me with you in your dreams

    (Chorus)
    If you ever get back to Amarillo
    In a shiny new car or worn out shoes
    If you ever get back to Amarillo
    I'll be waiting for you

    Your sister told me you were workin'
    At some office out in Tinsel town
    Don't forget about those who love you
    They'll be there for you if you get down
    I believe in you in all you after
    I hope you end up where you wanna be

    (Chorus)

    Thirty years now have gone by quickly
    I still think of you from time to time
    My wife died early, I've got children
    I'm happy and my health is fine
    I often wondered if you found your freedom
    I sometimes wonder if I should have gone

    (Chorus)

    ©1998 WB Music Corp., Yee Haw Music (ASCAP) (All rights adm. by WB Music Corp.)

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