Greatest Hits (1995)

  • 1

    Chattahoochee (Extended Mix)

    (Alan Jackson, Jim McBride)

    Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
    It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie
    We laid rubber on the Georgia asphalt
    We got a little crazy but we never got caught

    Down by the river on a Friday night
    Pyramid of cans in the pale moonlight
    Talking Ďbout cars and dreaminí bout women
    Never had a plan just a liviní for the minute

    Yeah way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
    Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me
    But I learned how to swim and I learned who I was
    A lot about liviní and a little Ďbout love

    Well we fogged up the windows in my old Chevy
    I was willing but she wasnít ready
    So a settled for a burger and a grape sno-cone
    Dropped her off early but I didnít go home

    Chorus

    Yeah way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
    Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me
    But I learned how to swim and I learned who I was
    A lot about liviní and a little Ďbout love

    © 1992 Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music / Cross Keys Publishing Co., Inc., adm. By Sony Music Publishing (ASCAP)
  • 2

    Gone Country

    (Bob McDill)

    She's been playin' in a room on the Strip
    For ten years in Vegas
    Every night she looks in the mirror
    And she only ages
    She's been readin' about Nashville and all the records that everybody's buying
    Says 'I'm a simple girl myself grew up on Long Island'
    So she packs her bags to try to her hand
    Says this might be my last chance

    She's gone country, look at them boots
    She's gone country, back to her roots
    She's gone country, a new kind of suit
    She's gone country, here she comes

    Well the folk sceneís dead, but he's holding out in the village
    He's been writing songs, speaking out against wealth and privilege
    He says I donít believe in money, but a man could make him a killin'
    'Cause some of that stuff don't sound much different than Dylan
    I hear down there it's changed you see
    They're not as backward as they used to be

    He's gone country, look at them boots
    He's gone country, back to his roots
    He's gone country, a new kind of suit
    He's gone country, here he comes

    Well, he commutes to L.A., but he's got a house in the valley
    But the bills are piling up, and the pop scene just ain't on the rally
    And he says honey I'm a serious composer schooled in voice and composition
    But with the crime and the smog these days this ain't no place for children
    Lord it sounds so easy, this shouldn't take long
    Be back in the money in no time at all'

    Chorus

    Yeah he's gone country, a new kind of walk
    He's gone country, a new kind of talk
    He's gone country, look at them boots
    He's gone country, oh back to his roots

    He's gone country
    He's gone country
    Everybody's gone country
    Yeah we've gone country
    The whole world's gone country

    © 1994 PolyGram International Publishing, Inc., Ranger Bob Music (ASCAP)
  • 3

    She's Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues)

    (Alan Jackson, Randy Travis)

    This old bar stools feeling higher
    As a started sinkiní lower
    The minute that she waltzed right through that door
    Not long ago I held her, like a fool I went and left her
    Now she's with somebody new out on that floor

    She's got the rhythm and Iíve got the blues
    She's showiní me how much I had to lose
    With her every little move she's telliní me Iím over you
    She's got the rhythm and I got the blues

    Well that music's gettin' louder
    As my heart keeps beatin' faster
    As she spells out regret in perfect time
    Well I thought I wanted freedom but that ball and chain I need them
    Cause when you choose sometimes you lose the prize

    Chorus

    Sheís got the rhythm and I got the blues
    Sheís showiní me how much I had to lose
    Wither her every little move sheís telliní me Iím over you
    Sheís got the rhythm and Iíve got the blues

    With her every little move sheís telliní me Iím over you
    Sheís got the rhythm and Iíve got the blues

    © 1991 Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music / Sometimes You Win Music, adm. by All Nations Music (ASCAP)
  • 4

    Midnight In Montgomery

    (Alan Jackson, Don Sampson)

    Midnight in Montgomery, silver eagle, lonely road
    I was on my way to mobile for a big New Years Eve show
    I stopped for just a minute to see a friend outside of town
    Put my collar up, I found his name and felt the wind die down
    And a drunken man in a cowboy suit took me by surprise
    Wearing shiny boots, a nude suit and haunting haunted eyes
    He said friend itís good to see you, itís nice to know you care
    Then the wind picked up and he was gone or was he ever really there

    Itís midnight in Montgomery
    Just hear that whippoorwill
    See the stars light up the purple sky
    Feel that lonesome chill
    When the wind its right youíll hear his song
    Smell whiskey in the air
    Midnight in Montgomery
    Heís always singing there

    I climbed back on my eagle
    Took one last look around
    Through red taillights
    A shadow moved slow across the ground
    Off somewhere a midnight train is slowly passing by
    And I could hear that whistle moaning
    Iím so lonesome I could cry

    Itís midnight in Montgomery
    Just hear that whippoorwill
    See the stars light up the purple sky
    Feel that lonesome chill
    When the wind its right, youíll hear his songs
    Smell whiskey in the air
    Midnight in Montgomery
    Heís always singing there
    Heís always singing there

    Hankís always singing there

    ©1991 Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music, Inc. / Golden Reed Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
  • 5

    Tall, Tall Trees

    (George Jones, Roger Miller)

    If you wanna drive a big limousine
    I'll buy the longest one you've ever seen
    I'll buy you tall, tall trees and all the waters in the seas
    I'm a fool, fool, fool for you

    If you wanna own a great big mansion
    Well I'll give it my utmost attention
    I'll buy you tall, tall trees and all the waters in the seas
    I'm a fool, fool, fool for you

    Well I'm a fool over you
    It may take a while but I'll prove it's true
    Well if it's lovin' you want well I've got it
    If it's money you want the I'll get it
    I'll buy you tall, tall trees and all the waters in the seas
    I'm a fool, fool, fool for you

    If you wanna take a trip across the ocean
    I'll travel anywhere you take a notion
    I'll buy you tall, tall trees and all the waters in the seas
    I'm a fool, fool, fool for you

    If you wanna own a great mansion
    Well I'll give it my utmost attention
    I'll buy you tall, tall trees and all the waters in the seas
    I'm a fool, fool, fool for you

    Hey I'm a fool over you
    It may take a while but I'll prove it's true

    Well if it's lovin' you want then I've got it
    If it's money you want well I'll get it
    I'll buy you tall, tall trees and all the waters in the seas
    I'm a fool, fool, fool for you

    Yeah I'm a fool, fool, fool for you

    © 1957 (renewed) Trio Music Co., Inc. / Fort Knox Music (BMI)
  • 6

    Chasin' That Neon Rainbow

    (Alan Jackson, Jim McBride)

    Daddy won a radio
    Tuned it to a country show
    I was rockiní in the cradle
    To the cryiní of a steel guitar
    Mama used to sing to me
    Taught me that sweet harmony
    Now she worries Ďcause she never thought
    Iíd ever really take it this far

    Singiní in the bars
    Chasiní that neon rainbow
    Liviní that honky tonk dream
    All Iíve ever wanted
    Is too pick this guitar and sing
    Just trying to be somebody
    Just wanna be heard and seen
    Chasiní that neon rainbow
    Liviní that honky tonk dream

    An atlas and a coffee cup
    Five pickers in an old Dodge truck
    Heading down to Houston for a show on Saturday night
    This overhead is killiní me
    Half the time I sing for free
    But when the crowdís into it
    Lord it makes this thing Iím doing seem right
    Standiní in the spotlight

    Chorus

    Daddyís got a radio
    He won it thirty years ago
    He said ďSon I just now weíre gonna hear you singiní on it somedayĒ
    I made it up to Music Row
    But Lordy donít the wheels turn slow
    Still I wouldnít trade a minute
    And I wouldnít have it any other way
    Just show me to the stage
    Chorus
    © Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music, Inc. (ASCAP) / SBK April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
  • 7

    I'll Try

    (Alan Jackson)

    Here we are
    Talkin' bout forever
    Both know damn well
    It's not easy together

    We've both felt love
    We've both felt pain
    I'll take the sunshine
    Over the rain

    And I'll try
    To love only you
    And I'll try
    My best to be true
    Oh darlin', I'll try

    So I'm not scared
    It's worth a chance to me
    Take my hand
    Let's face eternity

    Well I can't tell you
    That I'll never change
    But I can swear
    That in every way

    Chorus

    I'm not perfect
    Just another man
    But I will give you
    All that I am

    Chorus

    I'll try
    To be true to you
    I'll try
    I'll try
    To always love you
    I'll try

    ©1995 WB Music Corp.,Yee Haw Music , Inc. (ASCAP)
  • 8

    Don't Rock The Jukebox

    (Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah, Keith Stegall)

    Donít rock the jukebox
    I wanna hear some Jones cause
    My heart ainít ready
    For the Rolling Stones
    I donít feel like rockiní
    Since my babyís gone
    So donít rock the jukebox
    Play me a country song

    Before you drop that quarter
    Keep one thing in mind
    You got a heartbroke hillbilly
    Standing here in line
    Iíve been down and lonely
    Ever since she left
    Before you punch that number
    Could I make one request

    Chorus

    I ainít got nothiní
    Against rock and roll
    But when your heartís been broken
    You need a song thatís slow
    There ainít nothing like a steel guitar
    To drown a memory
    Before you spend your money baby
    Play a song for me

    Chorus

    Donít rock the jukebox
    Play me a country song

    © 1991 Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music, Inc. (ASCAP) / Murrah Music (adm. by Murrah Music Corp.), Tom Collins Music Corp. (BMI) / Tom Collins Music Corp. (BMI)
  • 9

    Livin' On Love

    (Alan Jackson)

    Two young people without a thing
    Say some vows and spread their wings
    Settle down with just what they need
    Liviní on love

    She donít care 'bout whatís in style
    She just likes the way he smiles
    It takes more than marble and tile
    Liviní on love

    Liviní on love, buyiní on time
    Without somebody nothing ainít worth a dime
    Just like an old fashioned story book rhyme
    Liviní on love
    It sounds simple thatís what you're thinkin'
    But love can walk through fire without blinkin'
    It doesnít take much when you get enough
    Livin' on love

    Two old people without a thing
    Children gone but still they sing
    Side by side in that front porch swing
    Liviní on love
    He canít see anymore
    And she can barely sweep the floor
    Hand in hand they'll walk through that door
    Just liviní on love

    Chorus

    No it doesnít take much when you get enough
    Livin' on love

    ©1994 Yee Haw Music (ASCAP)
  • 10

    Summertime Blues

    (Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart)

    Well I'm a-gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
    About workin' all summer just to try an' earn a dollar
    Everytime I call my baby, to try to get a date
    My boss says, "No dice, son, you gotta work late"
    Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do
    'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

    Well my mom 'n' papa told me, "Son, you gotta make some money
    If you wanna use the car to go ridin' next Sunday"
    Well I didn't go to work, told the boss I was sick
    "Now you can't use the car 'cause you didn't work a lick"
    Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do
    'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

    I'm gonna take two weeks, gonna have a vacation
    I'm gonna take my problem to the United Nation
    Well I called my congressman and he said quote
    "I'd like to help you son, but you're too young to vote"
    Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do
    'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

    Well I'm a-gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
    About workin' all summer just to try an' earn a dollar
    Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do
    'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

    Yeah, sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do
    'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
    No there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

    ©1958 (Renewed) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • 11

    Love's Got A Hold On You

    (Keith Stegall/ Carson Chamberlain)

    I called my doctor on the telephone
    Help me Doc, thereís something wrong
    I canít shake it itís gone too far
    He said, tell me what your symptoms are

    I said my hands are sweaty and my knees are weak
    I canít eat and I canít sleep
    Itís turning me every way but loose
    He said it sounds like loveís got a hold on you
    No doubt loveís got a hold on you

    I told my buddies I was settliní down
    No more of this running Ďround
    They looked at me like I was a fool
    And said, come on tell us whatís wrong with you

    Chorus

    Well I tossed and turned til the morning light
    Holding my pillow hanging on for life
    There ainít nothing I can do
    They said it sounds like loveís got a hold on you
    Sounds like loveís got a hold on you
    © 1991 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. / Just Cuts Music (BMI), adm. by Patti Hurt
  • 12

    (Who Says) You Can't Have It All

    (Alan Jackson, Jim McBride0
    A stark-naked light bulb hangs over my head
    Thereís one lonely pillow on my double bed
    Iíve got a ceiling, a floor and four walls
    Who says you canít have it all

    My rooms decorated with pictures of you
    Your letters wallpaper this shrine to the blues
    Iíve got precious memories at my beck and call
    Who says you canít have it all

    Iíve got everything a broken heart needs
    Iím doing fine donít you worry Ďbout me
    ĎCause Iím lord and master
    Of a fools Taj Mahal
    Who says you cant have it all

    Chorus

    Oh who says you canít have it all

    ©1989 Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music / Cross Keys Publishing Co., Inc., adm. by Sony Music Publishing (ASCAP)
  • 13

    Home

    (Alan Jackson)

    In a small town down in Georgia over forty years ago
    Her maiden name was musick when she met that jackson boy
    They married young like folks did then, not a penny to their name
    But they believed the one you vowed to love
    Should always stay that same

    On the land his daddy gave them a foundation under way
    For a love to last forever or until their dying day
    They built a bond thatís strong enough to stand the test of time
    And a place for us to turn to when our lives were in a bind

    And they made their house from a tool shed, grandaddy rolled down on two logs
    And they built walls all around it and they made that house a home
    They taught us bout good living
    They taught is right and wrong
    Lord thereíll never be another place in this world
    That Ill call home

    My momma raised five children, four girls then there was me
    She found her strength with faith in God and love of family
    She never had a social life, home was all she knew
    Except the time she took a job to play a bill or two

    My daddy skinned his knuckles on the cars that he repaired
    He never earned much money, but he gave us all he had
    He never made the front page but he did the best he could
    And folks drove their cars from miles around
    To let him look underneath the hood
    Chorus

    No thereíll never be another place in this world that Iíll call home

    © Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Sun Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
  • 14

    Wanted

    (Alan Jackson, Charlie Craig)

    Excuse me, maíam, can you help me
    I need to place an ad with you today
    No maíam, tomorrow may be too late
    Id like to have it started right away

    Whatís that, no this is personal
    Iím not buying or selling anything
    Yes maíam, I know just what to say
    I wrote it down, this is how it should read

    Wanted one good-hearted woman
    To forgive imperfection in the man that she loved
    Wanted just one chance to tell her
    How much he stills loves her
    He canít be sorry enough

    Whatís that, no thatís all I want to say
    I just hope these few lines will get to her
    Yes maíam, she means everything
    And I hope she comes back when she reads these words

    Chorus

    Wanted

    © Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music, Inc. (ASCAP) / Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • 15

    I Don't Even Know Your Name

    (Alan Jackson, Ron Jackson, Andy Loftin)

    Well I was sittiní in a roadhouse down on highway 41
    You were wipiní off some ketchup on a table that was done
    I know you didn't see me I was in a corner booth
    Of course you weren't my waitress mine was missing her front tooth
    So I flagged you down for coffee but I couldn't say a thing
    But I'm in love with you baby and I don't even know your name

    I'm in love with you baby, I don't even know your name
    I've never been to good at all these sexual games
    So maybe it's just better if we leave it this way
    I'm in love with you baby and I don't even know your name

    So I ordered straight tequila a little courage in a shot
    I asked you for a date and then I asked to tie the knot
    I got a little wasted, yeah I went a little far
    But I finally got to hug you when you helped me to my car
    The last thing I remember I heard myself say
    I'm in love with you baby I don't even know your name

    Chorus

    The next thing I remember, I was hearing wedding bells
    Standing by a woman in a long white lacy veil
    I raised the veil, she smiled at me without her left front tooth
    And I said where the heel am I and just who the hell are you
    She said I was your waitress and our last name's now the same
    Cause Iím married to you baby and I don't even know your name

    Yeah I'm married to a waitress I don't even know her name
    I've never been to good at all these sexual games
    I never thought my love life would quite turn out this way
    Hey I'm married to a waitress and I don't even know her name

    ©1994 Yee Haw Music (ASCAP)
  • 16

    Dallas

    (Alan Jackson, Keith Stegall)

    Dallas packed her suitcase
    And drove off in the brand new car I bought her
    She made leaving me look easy
    I wish sheíd made it look a little harder
    I took her out of Texas
    When she was just a girl
    But old Tennessee and me
    Couldnít take Texas out of her

    On how I wish Dallas was in Tennessee
    If I could move Texas east
    Then sheíd be here with me
    Then nothiní else would come between the two of us
    If Dallas was in Tennessee

    By now sheís leaving Memphis
    And everything we had behind her
    Lord I hope the gold band on her hand
    Will serve as a reminder
    That true love is a treasure
    Thatís very seldom found
    But you canít stay together if thereís no common ground

    On how I wish Dallas was in Tennessee
    If I could move Texas east
    Then sheíd be here with me
    Then nothiní else would come between the two of us
    If Dallas was in Tennessee
    Oh if Dallas was in Tennessee

    Dallas packed her suitcase
    And drove off in the brand new car I bought her

    ©1991 Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music, Inc. (ASCAP) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • 17

    Here In The Real World

    (Alan Jackson, Mark Irwin)

    Cowboys donít cry, and heroes donít die
    Good always wins, again and again
    Love is a sweet dream that always comes true
    Oh, if life were like the movies, Id never be blue

    Chorus
    But here in the real world
    Its not that easy at all
    cause when hearts get broken
    Its real tears that fall
    And darliní its sad but true
    But the one thing Iíve learned from you
    Is how the boy donít always get the girl
    Here in the real world

    I gave you my love, but that wasnít enough
    To hold your heart when times got rough
    And tonight on that silver screen
    Itíll end like it should
    Two lovers will make it through
    Like I hoped we would
    Repeat

    Repeat chorus
    No, the boy donít always get the girl
    Here in the real world

    © 1989 Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music, Inc. (ASCAP) / Ten Ten Tunes (ASCAP)
  • 18

    Someday

    (Alan Jackson/ Jim McBride)

    She looked me in the eye and said itís over
    I canít take this heartache anymore
    She said donít tell me lies and try to please me
    Iíve heard it all so many times before

    I took her by the arm and said donít leave me
    Thereís nothiní in this world I wouldnít do
    Just give me time Iíll be the man youíve needed
    She said I wish that I could take that for the truth

    And I said someday
    Iíll get my life straight
    And she said itís too late
    Whatís done is done
    And I told her someday
    She said I canít wait
    Cause sometimes someday just never comes

    She said all Iíve ever wanted was to love you
    And somewhere deep inside me I still do
    But now I think its time I stopped believiní
    Cause Iím never gonna see a change in you

    And I said someday
    Iíll get my life straight
    And she said itís too late
    Whatís done is done
    And I told her someday
    She said I canít wait
    Cause sometimes someday just never comes

    Sometimes someday just never comes

    © 1991 Mattie Ruth Musick, Seveth Son Music, Inc. / EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
  • 19

    Mercury Blues

    (Robert L. Geddins, K.C. Douglas)

    Well, if I had money
    Tell you what Iíd do
    Iíd go downtown and buy a Mercury or two
    Crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    Lord, Iím crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    Iím gonna buy me a Mercury
    And cruise it up and down the road

    Well, the girl I love
    I stole her from a friend
    He got lucky, stole her back again
    She heard he had a Mercury
    Lord, sheís crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    I;m gonna buy me a Mercury
    And cruise it up and down the road

    Well, how now mama
    You look so fine
    Ridiní round in your Mercury Ď49
    Crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    Lord, Iím crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    Iím gonna buy me a Mercury
    And cruise it up and down the road

    Well, my baby went out
    She didnít stay long
    Bought herself a Mercury, come a cruisiní home
    Sheís crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    Yeah, Sheís crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    Iím gonna buy me a Mercury
    And cruise it up and down the road

    Well, if I had money
    I tell you what Iíd do
    Iíd go downtown and buy a Mercury or two
    Crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    Lord, Iím crazy Ďbout a Mercury
    Iím gonna buy me a Mercury
    And cruise it up and down the road

    ©1970 B-Flat Music / Tradition Music (BMI)
  • 20

    I'd Love You All Over Again

    (Alan Jackson)

    Has it been ten years
    Since we said ďI doĒ
    Iíve always heard marriage made one seem like two
    But youíre looking better than you did back then
    You still make this old heart give in

    And if I had it to do all over
    Iíd do it all over again
    If tomorrow I found one more chance to begin
    Iíd love you all over again

    The preacher man said ďTil death do us partĒ
    That seemed like forever to a young manís heart
    Now the days seem much shorter
    The longer we love
    And the memories just keep adding up

    Chorus

    If tomorrow I found one more chance to begin
    Iíd love you all over again

    © Mattie Ruth Musick, Seventh Son Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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