Freight Train (2010)

  • 1

    Hard Hat and A Hammer

    (Alan Jackson)

    Lace-up boots and faded jeans
    A homemade sandwich, jug of tea
    Average Joe, average pay
    Same ol' end and same ol' day

    (Chorus)
    But there's nothing wrong with a hard hat and a hammer
    Kind of glue that sticks this world together
    Hands of steel and cradle of the Promised Land
    God bless the working man

    All week long making a living
    Life keeps takin', he keeps giving
    Behind the scene, below the grade
    Hardly noticed but part of everything

    (Chorus)
    v He gives his life then fades away
    Another young man takes his place
    Average Joe, average pay
    Same ol end, same old' day

    But there's nothing wrong with a hard hat and a hammer
    Kind of glue that sticks this world together
    Hands of steel and cradle of the Promised Land

    No, there's nothing wrong with a hard hat and a hammer
    Kind of glue that sticks this world together
    Hands of steel and cradle of the Promised Land
    God bless the working man

    The working man
    Oh, the working man
    And woman

    ©2010 Tri-Angels Music / Emi April Music Inc., (ASCAP) All rights obo Tri Angels Music controlled and adm by EMI April Music, Inc.
  • 2

    Every Now and Then

    (Alan Jackson)

    The love you thought was dead and gone
    Somehow keeps on hanging on
    Even when your heart has left it far behind
    Just when you have turned the page
    It seems to find a way
    There it is again
    Every now and then

    (Chorus)
    Every now and then
    That ol' feeling comes around
    Every now and then
    I see your face in another cloud
    And every now and then
    Some old something takes me right back again
    Every now and then

    You can finally breathe life in
    Without wondering where she's been
    Go to sleep at night without her on your mind
    In a second it appears
    Followed by familiar tears
    Like a long lost friend
    Every now and then

    (Chorus)

    I know it's all for nothin'
    There's no going back to way back when

    (Chorus)

    I still love you
    Every now and then
    ©2010 Tri-Angels Music/EMI April Music Inc., (ASCAP) All rights obo Tri-Angels Music controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc.
  • 3

    After 17

    (Alan Jackson)

    Her right hand closed the front porch door
    Suddenly a child no more
    All the ribbons, all the bows
    In a box now on her closet floor
    Anxious for what's to come
    Afraid to leave a place she loves

    (Chorus)
    She's not a woman not a girl
    Trying to find her place in this crazy world
    Meet a lover, make a friend
    Try and figure out what this life really means
    After 17

    Broken hearts and rusted dreams
    Sometimes make it hard to leave
    Certainty is out of reach
    Even with some self-beliefs
    So she bites her lip and shows a smile
    Flips her hair and flaunts her style

    (Chorus)

    Her memories she stowed away
    Pulls them out on rainy days
    Brand new faces take their place
    Beside the ones that never fade
    She's strong and fragile, weak and smart
    Whatever the cost she plays the part

    (Chorus)

    After 17
    Her right hand closed the front porch door
    And suddenly a child no more

    ©2010 Tri-Angels Music/EMI April Music Inc., (ASCAP) All rights obo Tri-Angels Music controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc.
  • 4

    It's Just That Way

    (Vicky McGehee, Kylie Sackley, Keith Stegall)

    That ole sun comes up every morning
    And goes back down at the end of every day
    It's just that way
    Stars show up every evening
    Man in the moon comes up to play
    It's just that way

    (Chorus)
    And girl loving you
    Is something I was born to do
    It's just that way

    The ocean's wet the desert's dry
    Don't ask me why, 'cause I can't say
    It's just that way
    As sure as the world keeps turning
    My love for you will never change
    It's just that way

    (Chorus x 2)

    That ole sun comes up every morning
    It's just that way

    ©2009 Middle Child 2 Music (BMI) adm by Big Loud Bucks ©2009 Steel Wheels Music / Figjam Music (BMI) adm by Big Loud Bucks ©2009 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing / Ya Mon Music (BMI) All rights adm by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • 5

    Freight Train

    (Fred Eaglesmith)

    I just came down from Chippewa
    Had a station wagon and a hundred dollars
    Thinkin' about the girl I'd lost a year before
    I hadn't seen her for some time
    Thought I might go on by
    When your memory came floodin' in
    And you closed that door

    (Chorus)
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I had a diesel locomotive
    I'd come whistlin' down your track
    Crashin' in your door
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I didn't have a heart
    You need a shovel for the coal
    Just to get me started
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I was a freight train

    Well every time I talk to you
    I hear your jealous lies
    I feel like I've been left abandoned
    On some old railway side
    And every time I hear your voice
    My water just gets cold
    My stoker will not stoke
    And my boiler will not boil

    (Chorus)

    Well every time I fell behind
    I could not get ahead
    I wish someone would pull the lever
    And give me a little sand
    And every time I slip behind
    Even further back
    I wish some switchman would come out of the fog
    And change my track

    (Chorus x 2)

    ©1996 Bash Music (ASCAP) Adm by Bluewater Music Services Corp.
  • 6

    Taillights Blue

    (Jay Knowles, Adam Wright)

    You got the last of all your stuff
    You got your car cranked up
    And I guess there ain't a thing that I can say
    I'm thinking as I'm standing here
    And suddenly it all comes clear
    As I watch you drive away

    (Chorus)
    They should've made tail lights blue
    So when I see them go
    They'll look the way I do
    Just a pale blue glow
    They should have made I can't stay
    Sound like I love you
    You know they should've made tail lights blue

    I know it's gonna take some time
    To get you off my mind
    And forget how happy we once were
    I don't know how to bring you back
    And as a matter of fact
    The only thing I know for sure

    (Chorus x 2)

    ©2010 Dean-Parnell Music (adm by Words & Music) / Acme Nashville (adm by Dean-Parnell Music)(BMI) / ©2010 Alrighty Den Music / Wrighttone Music (BMI) adm. by Alrighty Den Music.
  • 7

    I Could Get Used To This Lovin' Thing

    (Alan Jackson)

    (Chorus)
    I could get used to this lovin' thing
    The way you call my name
    In love's embrace
    I could get used to you everyday
    And your tender ways
    I kinda like this lovin' thing

    I've had romance a time or two
    Infatuation, then I found you
    I've had 'em steal my heart and run
    And that ain't fun for anyone

    (Chorus)

    I like the way you make me feel
    And what I feel, feels like it's real
    I never once said I love you
    Until I felt the one that's true

    (Chorus)

    Yeah, I could get used to this lovin' thing
    The way you call my name
    In love's embrace
    I could get used to you everyday
    And your tender ways
    I kinda like this lovin' thing
    I could get used to you everyday
    And those tender ways
    I kinda like this lovin' thing

    ©2010 Tri-Angels Music / EMI April Music Inc., (ASCAP) All rights obo Tri-Angels Music controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc.
  • 8

    Till The End

    (Cathy Gosden)

    If I never see your loving face again
    I'll go on loving you 'till the end
    And if my broken-hearted love don't find a way to mend
    I'll go on loving you 'till the end
    The years and miles may separate you from me
    The pain may lessen more as time goes by
    But as for me your memories will never fade
    And I'll go on loving you 'till the end
    If we're ever free to love again I know
    Straight back to your waiting arms is where I'll go
    And I'll stay forever and I'll prove to you again
    I'll go on loving you 'till the end
    And I'll go on loving you 'till the end

    ©1977 Hookit Music (BMI) Adm by MCS America, Inc.
  • 9

    That's Where I Belong

    (Alan Jackson)

    When the frantic pace of life attacks me
    And weighs me to the ground
    I long for someplace to escape to
    The one place I have found
    No stoplights to obey no signs or limits there
    Just drop the hook and make your home almost anywhere

    (Chorus)
    Where the sky meets the water
    Where the wind is my song
    Where the sun is my brother
    That´s where I belong

    The gentle motion of the seas just rocks me off to sleep
    No sirens, cars or screams just quiet ocean breeze
    A frigate bird encircles me a 1000 feet above
    She dips her wing and bows her head like we share a common love

    (Chorus)

    When the moonlight cracks the edge of night
    And stars are everywhere
    I can taste the rum and coke and I can smell that salty air
    A light spray across my bow cools the evening sun
    As it slowly melts into the sea and tells me day is done

    (Chorus)

    When the common themes of life they come and overload my brain
    I steer my thoughts right to that place that takes me far away
    When the traffic fills that concrete path that takes me back and forth
    I usually sit and dream about that biggest piece of earth

    (Chorus x 2)

    Yeah, that´s where I belong
    Oh, that´s where I belong

    ©2010 EMI April Music Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc.
  • 10

    Big Green Eyes

    (Alan Jackson)

    Oh I'm blessed and I know I am
    God has dealt me a winning hand
    A loving woman and a fairyland for me

    Oh and I can't believe it half the time
    When I look at her in perfect light
    A sweet vision every day and night I see

    (Chorus)
    My baby has big green eyes
    Brighter than the bluest sky
    Softer than an angel flies
    Sweeter than a lullaby
    And she loves me without design
    The picture never leaves my mind
    I don't deserve a love this fine
    Baby and her big green eyes

    Oh and I'm never very far away
    Even if I'm in another place
    Her smile you can't erase from me

    (Chorus)

    Oh and I'm thankful every waking hour
    For the love of a gentle flower
    A face I will never tire or leave

    (Chorus)

    The picture never leaves my mind
    I don't deserve a love this fine
    Baby and her big green eyes

    ©Tri-Angels Music / EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP) All rights obo Tri-Angels Music controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc.
  • 11

    True Love Is A Golden Ring

    (Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah)

    (Chorus)
    True love is a golden ring
    Like the vows we made it´s a precious thing
    Sent from above on silver wings
    True love is a golden ring

    Down a winding road with many turns
    Through fire and smoke and bridges burned
    I´ve held my share of stranger´s hands
    Now holding yours, I understand

    (Chorus)

    Love is so much more than a one-night stand
    Like the endless turn of a wedding band
    Looking in your eyes I see the truth
    After all this time I found you
    (Chorus)

    Oh, true love is a golden ring

    ©2008 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) ©2008 Sony/ATV Acuuff Rose Music / Murrah Music Corporation/Bug Music (BMI) All rights obo Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music Adm by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • 12

    The Best Keeps Getting Better

    (Alan Jackson)

    We started out and life was perfect
    I never thought our love would change
    But years of ups and downs made a difference
    It's not the same as it was yesterday

    I don't treat you like I used to
    You don't look the same into my eyes
    We thought the best would be behind us
    But the best keeps getting better all the time

    (Chorus)
    We learned how to love
    And how to make up
    And found what it takes to be enough
    Like a 30-year-old wine
    Hearts intertwined
    The best keeps getting better all the time

    I love you now more than ever
    And you appreciate me more today
    Melted together
    Hearts and minds
    The best keeps getting better all the time

    (Chorus)

    Like a 30-year-old wine
    Hearts intertwined
    The best keeps getting better all the time
    The best keeps getting better all the time

    ©2010 EMI April Music Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP). All rights controlled and adm by EMI April Music Inc.

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