Thirty Miles West (2012)

  • 1

    Gonna Come Back As A Country Song

    (Chris Stapleton, Terry McBride)

    Let me just say for the sake of conversation
    If thereís such a thing as reincarnation
    Donít you go crying for me when Iím gone
    'Cause Iím gonna come back as a country song

    (Chorus)
    Iíll be playing all night in every honky tonk bar
    In the middle of a fiddle and a steel guitar
    Iím hoping when the good Lord calls me home
    Iím gonna come back as a country song

    Yeah Iíd have to say itíd be Heaven to me
    Watching neon lights for eternity
    So go ahead and put it on my headstone
    Yeah Iím gonna come back as a country song

    (Chorus)

    So here I am on my stool tonight
    Yeah Iím practicing up for the afterlife
    'Cause when Iím nothin' but a pile of bones
    Iím gonna come back as a country song

    (Chorus)

    I'm hoping when the good Lord calls me home
    I'm gonna come back as a country song

    ©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), New Son of a Miner Songs (ASCAP), Orbison Music LLC (BMI) / Turn Me On Music (BMI), adminstered by BMG Chrysalis.
  • 2

    You Go Your Way

    (Troy Jones, Tony Lane, David Lee)

    All you pretty bags are packed
    Forever sure did go by fast
    I hope you find the skies are blue
    The grass is green and the road is smooth

    (Chorus)
    You go your way c'est la vie sweet baby
    Here's hoping that you don't hate me
    Who knows you might just maybe miss me out there
    It ain't about who's right or wrong
    Love dies and life goes on
    Had a good thing but now it's long gone baby
    You go your way and I'll go crazy

    (Chorus)

    I poured some bourbon in a coffee cup
    It's been too long since I drank too much
    So here's to me and here's to the moon
    And here's to love that ends to soon

    (Chorus)

    Yeah it ain't about who's right or wrong
    Love dies and life goes on
    Had a good thing but now it's long gone baby
    You go your way and I'll go crazy
    I'll go crazy

    ©2012 Tiltawhirl Music (BMI) / Tee Roy Publishing (BMI) A division of Carnival Music Group, Uncle Beast (ASCAP), Songs of Universal, Inc. / Horns on the Hood Music (BMI).
  • 3

    Everything But The Wings

    (Alan Jackson)

    Itís hard to describe
    Youíre like nothing Iíve ever known in my life
    Kindness flowing from down deep inside your eyes
    So selfless and complete

    Beauty in and out
    All around you not a single cloud
    Like the rain just stops before it hits ground
    And puddles at your feet

    (Chorus)
    Youíre an angel
    I know heaven wonders where you are
    Like you fell off some ol' shining star
    Right into my heart
    An angel
    When Iím with you I feel like a king
    Just like out of some old movie scene
    An angel
    Everything but the wings

    Looking at you
    Itís hard to believe that you could feel the way I do
    I never thought Iíd find so much love to fall into
    Or perfect or true

    So never go away
    If heaven calls you back just ask if you can stay
    I'd never find someone to ever take your place
    You know they only made a few

    (Chorus)

    Everything but the wings
    An angel
    Everything but the wings

    ©2012 EMI April Music Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) (All rights controlled and administered by EMI April Music Inc.)
  • 4

    Talk Is Cheap

    (Chris Stapleton, Guy Clark, Morgane Hayes)

    Talk about life, talk about death
    Talk about catchin' every breath
    Talk about when and talk about why

    Talk about do, talk about don't
    Talk about will and talk about won't
    Talk about the sweet by and by

    (Chorus)
    Well talk is cheap and time's a wastin'
    Get busy livin' or at least die tryin'
    Wine's for tastin', road's for takin'
    Talk is cheap and time's a wastin'

    Talk about right, talk about wrong
    Talk about tryin' to get along
    Talk about the way it oughta be
    Talk about now, talk about then
    Talk about everywhere you've been
    Talk about bein' free

    (Chorus x2)

    ©2010 House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), New Son of a Miner Songs (ASCAP), EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music Inc./WZ2 Songs, Inc./Wayland's Songs (BMI)
  • 5

    So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore

    (Adam Wright, Jay Knowles)

    I'll be the bad guy, I'll take the black eye
    When I walk out, you can slam the door
    I'll be the S.O.B, if that's what you need from me
    So you don't have to love me anymore

    When you and our friends talk, make it all my fault
    Tell em' I'm rotten to the core
    I'll let it all slide, get 'em all on your side
    So you don't have to love me anymore

    (Chorus)
    I will keep all those memories of the good times
    Yeah, there were some good times
    So when you think of you and me
    They won't even cross your mind

    If the wine you're drinking leads you to thinking
    That you want what we had before
    Girl you can call me, I'll let it ring and ring
    So you don't have to love me anymore

    (Chorus)

    If you need me to make you cry
    I don't want to but I'll try
    So you don't have to love me anymore

    ©2011 Alrighty Den Music (BMI), Dean-Parnell Music, LLC (BMI), Acme Nashville (BMI).
  • 6

    Look Her In The Eye And Lie

    (Alan Jackson)

    You're asking me to tell you
    How to deal with that old flame
    When you see her out there
    You still feel the same
    How she ripped out your whole heart
    And took it with her when she left
    You're face to face now looking at her
    And she's holding on to somebody else

    (Chorus)
    Tell her you don't love her
    And tell her you don't care
    Tell her you don't need her
    And you don't miss her there
    Give her that cold shoulder
    And say you never cried
    Just look her in the eye and lie

    You may not get over
    Some loves in your life
    But as you'll get over
    You'll know wrong more than right
    You might get lucky
    And those feelings fade away
    Chances are they'll come back around
    You'll be ready now with just what to say

    (Chorus x 2)

    ©2012 EMI April Music Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) (All rights controlled and administered by EMI April Music Inc.)
  • 7

    Dixie Highway (feat. Zac Brown)

    (Alan Jackson)

    (Chorus)
    I was born on the Dixie Highway
    Red clay and Georgia Pines
    I was raised on the Dixie Highway
    No sweeter place you'll ever find

    A wood frame house and gravel driveway
    Willow trees, an old front porch
    Just outside the city limits
    Down ol' Highway 34

    (Chorus)

    Had rabbit tobacco rolling on the roadside
    Rolled it up and we smoked it down
    It don't do much but it makes you feel big
    When you're ten years old in a tiny town

    (Chorus)

    Have a chicken pen right in the backyard
    Clothes line running east to west
    Butter bean and tomato garden
    Six days and a Sunday rest

    (Chorus)

    Summertime, hot and hazy
    Bare feet and a water hose
    Melon rinds on a concrete table
    Lighting bugs when the sun goes down

    (Chorus)

    The Holy Ghost on a Sunday morning
    Gospel songs and the bible read
    Sunday lunch at Mama's table
    Thank the Lord and break the bread

    (Chorus)

    Had a screened in porch right at the backdoor
    A washing machine and an old wood stove
    Mama's singing in the kitchen
    Rollin' homemade biscuit dough

    (Chorus)

    When I'm old, heaven's calling
    And they come to carry me away
    Just lay me down, down in South Land
    Bury me in the Georgia Clay

    Yeah I was born on the Dixie Highway
    Red clay and Georgia Pines
    I was raised on the Dixie Highway
    No sweeter place you'll ever find
    No sweeter place you'll ever find
    No sweeter place you'll ever find

    ©2012 EMI April Music, Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) (All rights controlled and administered by EMI April Music, Inc.)
  • 8

    She Don't Get High

    (Clint Daniels, Kyle Sackley, Jeff Hyde)

    She used to get her fix
    Just one little kiss or a touch
    Could send her over the edge
    I'd keep her up making love all night
    Had the stuff to make her feel alright
    But now she won't go near that ledge

    (Chorus)
    She don't get high anymore
    I don't make her fly like before
    Her heart is out there soaring somewhere else
    I'm not the song that she sings
    Oh I can't give her those wings
    Hard as I try I'm not the sky she's looking for
    She don't get high anymore

    I remember when she used to breathe me in
    Back then she couldn't get enough
    We'd lay looking up at the clouds
    I thought we'd never come down
    She said my love was like some kind of drug

    (Chorus)
    But she don't get high anymore
    I don't make her fly like before
    Her heart is out there soaring somewhere else
    Oh I'm not the dream that she dreams
    I can't give her those wings
    Hard as I try I'm not the sky she's looking for
    She don't get high anymore

    Oh, I'm not the song that she sings
    Oh I can't give her those wings
    Hard as I try I'm not the sky she's looking for
    She don't get high anymore
    She don't get high anymore
    She don't get high anymore
    She don't get high
    She don't get high on me anymore
    No she don't get high anymore

    ©2012 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Bug Music (BMI)
  • 9

    Her Life's A Song

    (Alan Jackson)

    She loves the music
    It tells the tales of her heart
    And she listens closely
    To the beat and the parts

    She likes the songs that make her cry
    The ones that pick her up and make her high

    (Chorus)
    She likes the hip-hop
    She loves to rock it
    She's got country on her iPod on her pocket
    She loves the guitar
    She likes the fiddle
    She even likes the ones where they just talk in rhyme and riddles
    And she sings along as she's driving home
    Knowing all along
    Her life's a song

    And she likes the songs that take her back
    Make her warm
    Sometimes she just wants to dance
    And move on

    She taps her feet or sheds a tear
    Plays air guitar or raises a beer

    (Chorus)

    At times it seems they know just how she feels
    A broken heart or a love song that kills

    (Chorus x2)

    Yeah her life's a song
    Yeah her life's a song
    She sings along 'cause her life's a song

    ©2012 EMI April Music Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) (All rights controlled and administered by EMI April Music Inc.)
  • 10

    Nothin' Fancy

    (Adam Wright, Jay Knowles)

    No candle light no wine
    No plans and that's just fine
    Just put your hand in mine
    Nothin' fancy

    Don't need no party dress
    I like you just like this
    Just like the night we met
    Nothin' fancy

    (Chorus)
    Girl this is everything
    I'm looking for
    There's nothing you could do
    To make me want you more

    So I hope it's still okay
    That when I feel this way
    I love you is all I say
    Nothin' fancy

    (Chorus)

    So I hope it's still okay
    That when I feel this way
    I love you is all I say
    Nothin' fancy

    ©2012 Alrighty Den Music (BMI), Dean-Parnell Music, LLC (BMI) / Acme Nashville (BMI)
  • 11

    Long Way To Go

    (Alan Jackson)

    Well I drove down to the ocean
    Left my heartache way behind
    But the rain won't leave and the pain won't ease
    And the sun don't wanna shine

    So I ordered me up a killer
    Found a view out across the sea
    I sat down in the sand, a drink in my hand
    And the glass lookin' back at me

    (Chorus)
    I got a bug in my Margarita
    Seems bad luck won't leave me alone
    I got a woman I'm trying to drink away
    And I got a long, long way to go
    Yeah I got a long, long way to go

    Well I met an ol' boy from Georgia
    Yeah his woman done knocked him down
    When I asked him how he's doing
    He stared at me confused and said,
    "Hey, ain't you look around"
    He said "The rain won't leave and the pain won't ease
    And the sun don't wanna shine"
    "And there's something in the bottom of this drink I've just got
    And it don't look like a worm to me"

    (Chorus)

    (Bridge)
    So we put our drinks together and toasted rainy weather
    And the women that had done us wrong
    Then we threw back margaritas, the bug just made it sweeter
    And we both sang a happy song

    (Chorus x3)

    Yeah, I got a long, long way to go

    ©2011 EMI April Music, Inc. / Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) (All rights controlled and administered by EMI April Music Inc.)
  • 12

    Life Keeps Bringin' Me Down

    (Shawn Camp, Al Anderson)

    Well I'm the poorest ol' boy that you will ever seen
    Life keeps bringin' me down
    Whenever I try livin' above my means
    Life keeps bringin' me down

    (Chorus)
    Yeah life keeps bringin' me down
    Blues keep comin' around
    Hard living's gonna be the death of me
    Life keeps bringin' me down

    When the clouds roll in and the sun won't shine
    Life keeps bringin' me down
    Now my dollar bill ain't worth a dime
    Life keeps bringin' me down

    (Chorus)
    Yeah life keeps bringin' me down
    Big tears drops hittin' the ground
    Well it won't stop raining on this heart of mine
    Life keeps bringin' me down

    Yeah I hate to wake up when the morning comes
    Life keeps bringin' me down
    But I drink a pot of coffee and I'm on the run
    Life keeps bringin' me down

    (Chorus)
    Yeah life keeps bringin' me down
    The world keeps a spinnin' around
    Yeah that old rat race it ain't no fun
    Life keeps bringin' me down

    I got a mountain of debt
    To crawl out from under
    Life keeps bringin' me down
    But one of these days I'm gonna hit the numbers
    Life keeps bringin' me down

    (Chorus)
    Yeah life keeps bringin' me down
    I'm broke right down to the ground
    Man it's been a bummer the whole dang summer
    Life keeps bringin' me down
    Yeah life keeps bringin' me down

    ©2012 International Dog Music (BMI), Scamporee Music (BMI), Bucked Up Music (BMI)
  • 13

    When I Saw You Leaving (For Nisey)

    (Alan Jackson)

    Ain't it funny how in a minute
    Your whole life's lookin' fine
    And a short few words later
    It all just comes untied

    You can't believe you're lookin at
    What was always someone else
    Now it's starin' right there at you
    Yesterday you couldn't tell

    So shocked and dissolutioned
    Helpless and confused
    Not knowing how and what to say
    Not accepting that it's true

    You can't help but see the worst to come
    In a thousand different ways
    At the same time trying to hold a strong
    And optimistic gaze

    (Chorus)
    When I saw you leaving
    When I saw you leaving
    When I saw you leaving
    In my mind

    Then the anger starts to surface
    Lookin' up asking why
    Then you realize he probably wants the best
    The same as I
    v The days just go by quickly
    The nights just never end
    As time gets so more precious
    Every sunrise an old friend

    Trying to be a post to lean on
    A part you learn that's hard to play
    Asking god to let you take her place
    Or just take it all away

    (Chorus)

    Hope you wake up in the morning
    And it has all just been a dream
    And you'll never take for granted
    Every second that you breathe
    (Chorus)

    Then the seconds turn to minutes
    The minutes wouldn't last
    And the hours, days and weeks and months
    Seem endless and too fast

    Then the blessings poured from heaven
    Like the rain on that first Spring
    Since that moment I first thought
    You might not always be with me

    (Chorus)

    Ain't it funny how how one minute
    Your whole life's lookin' fine
    Then a short few words later
    It all just comes untied

    ©2012 EMI April Music, Inc./Tri-Angels Music (ASCAP) (All rights controlled and administered by EMI April Music, Inc.)

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