Lyrics to Wide Open Spaces

I Can Love You Better

She's got you wrapped up in her satin and lace
Tied around her little finger
She's got you thinking you never can escape
Don't you know your heart's in danger
There's a devil in that angel face
If you could only see the love that you're wasting.
I can love you better than that
I know how to make you forget her
All I'm asking is for one little chance
'Cause baby, I can love you
Baby, I can love you better
I'm gonna break the spell she's got on you
You're gonna wake up to find
I'm your desire
My intentions are true
Hey babe, I know in time
You're gonna see what you mean to me
So open up your eyes cause seeing is believing
I can love you better than that
I know how to make you forget her
All I'm asking is for one little chance
'Cause baby, I can love you
Baby, I can love you better
I can love you better than that
I know how to make you forget her
All I'm asking is for one little chance
'Cause baby, I can love you
Baby, I can love you
I can love you better than that
I know how to make you forget her
All I'm asking is for one little chance
'Cause baby, I can love you
Baby, I can love you
I can love you better than that
I know how to make you forget her
All I'm asking is for one little chance
'Cause baby, I can love you
Baby, I can love you
I can love you better than that
I can love you better
I can love you better than that
Baby, I can love you
Baby, I can love you better

Wide Open Spaces

Who doesn't know what I'm talking about
Who's never left home who's never struck out
To find a dream and a life of their own
A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone
Many precede and many will follow
A young girl's dreams no longer hollow
It takes the shape of a place out West
But what it holds for her, she hasn't yet guessed
She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes
She traveled this road as a child
Wide-eyed and grinning she never tired
But now she won't be coming back with the rest
If these are life's lessons, she'll take this test
She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes
She knows the high stakes
As her folks drive away her dad yells, "Check the oil!"
Mom stares out the window and says
"I'm leaving my girl."
She says, "It didn't seem like that long ago
When she stood there and let her own folks know."
She needed wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes
She knows the high stakes
She knows the higest stakes
She knows the higest stakes
She knows the higest stakes

Loving Arms

If you could see me now
The one who said that she'd rather roam
The one who said she'd rather be alone
If you could only see me now
If I could hold you now
Just for a moment if I could
Really make you mine
Just for a while turn back the
Hands of time
If I could only hold you now
I've been too long in the wind
Too long in the rain
Taking any comfort that I can
Looking back and longing for the freedom of my chains
Lying in your loving arms again
If you could hear me now singing somewhere through
The lonely nights
Dreaming of the arms that held me tight
If you could only hear me now
I've been too long in the wind
Too long in the rain
Taking any comfort that I can
Looking back and longing for the freedom of my chains
Lying in your loving arms again
I've been too long in the wind
Too long in the rain
Taking any comfort that I can
Looking back and longing for the freedom of my chains
Lying in your loving arms again
I can almost feel your loving arms again

There's Your Trouble

Should have been Different But
It Wasn't Different, Was It
Same Old Story, Dear John, And So Long
Should Have Fit Like A Glove
Should Have Fit Like A Ring
Like A Diamond Ring
Token Of True Love
Should Have All Worked Out
But It Didn't
She Should Be Here Now
But She Isn't

There's Your Trouble, There's Your Trouble
You Keep, Seeing Double, With The, Wrong One And
You Can See I Love You, You Can't See She Doesn't
But You Just Keep Holding On
There's Your Trouble

So Now You're Thinking 'Bout
All You're Missing -- How
Deep You're Sinking, Round And Round And Dragging Down
Why Don't You Cash In Your Chips
Why Don't You Call It A Loss
Not Such A Big Loss, Chalk It Up Better Luck
Could Have Been True Love
But It Wasn't
It Should All Add Up
But It Doesn't

There's Your Trouble, There's Your Trouble
You Keep, Seeing Double, With The, Wrong One And
You Can See I Love You, You Can't See She Doesn't
But You Just Keep Holding On
There's Your Trouble

Should Have All Worked Out
But It Didn't
She Should Be Here Now
But She Isn't

There's Your Trouble, There's Your Trouble
You Keep, Seeing Double, With The, Wrong One And
You Can See I Love You, You Can't See She Doesn't
But You Just Keep Holding On
There's Your Trouble
There's your trouble
There's your trouble
There's your trouble
There is your trouble

You Were Mine

I can't find a reason to let go
Even though you've found a new love
And she's what your dreams are made of
I can find a reason to hang on
What went wrong can be forgiven
Without you it ain't worth livin' alone
Sometimes I wake up crying at night
And sometimes I scream out your name
What right does she have to take you away
When for so long you were mine
I took out all the pictures of
Our wedding day
It was a time of love and laughter
Happy ever after
But even those old pictures have
Begun to fade
Please tell me she's not real
And that you're really coming home to stay
Sometimes I wake up crying at night
And sometimes I scream out your name
What right does she have to take your heart away
When for so long you were mine
I can give you two good reasons
To show you love's not blind
He's two and she's four and you know
They adore you
So how can I tell them you've changed
Your mind
Sometimes I wake up crying at night
And sometimes I scream out your name
What right does she have to take your heart away
When for so long you were mine
I remember when you were mine

Never Say Die

Lyin' next to you in the dark
I can feel your beating heart
You've been here beside me through the test of time
We've both had our share of doubts
Waited out those old storm clouds
Boy it's nights like this that I know why
Lovers like you and me will never say die
'Cause there's a long line of folks giving up on love
So man hearts get broken in
The push and shove
I'll believe in you for the rest of my life
Baby lover's like you and me will
Never say die
Tears of joy and tears of pain
Tears say more than words explain
There's no need for words here tonight
We've both felt each others power
A tender touch in the wee small hours
Is strong enough to hold us for a lifetime
Lovers like you and me will never say die
'Cause there's a long line of folks giving up on love
So man hearts get broken in
The push and shove
I'll believe in you for the rest of my life
Baby lover's like you and me will
Never say die
Oh lover's like you and me will
Never say die

Tonight the Heartache's On Me

You could've heard a pin drop-when they
Walked through the door
I had to turn my eyes away my heart
Fell to the floor
Someone whispered, "Where's her halo?"-
Cause she had an angel's face
He stood there smiling holding on to the
One who took my place
So tonight the heartache's on me, on me
Let's drink a toast to the fool who couldn't see
Bartender, pour the wine 'cause the
Hurtin's all mine
Tonight the heartache's on me
I wonder if he told her she's the best
He's ever known
The way he told me ev'ry night when
We were all alone
She'll find out when the new wears off-
He'll find somebody new
She'll learn what the heartache's all about and what I'm going through
But tonight the heartache's on me, on me
Let's drink a toast to the fool who couldn't see
Bartender, pour the wine 'cause the
Hurtin's all mine
Tonight the heartache's on me
But tonight the heartache's on me, on me
Let's drink a toast to the fool who couldn't see
Bartender, pour the wine 'cause the
Hurtin's all mine
Tonight the heartache's on me
Yes tonight the heartache's on me

Let 'Er Rip

I can tell there's something you
Don't wanna tell me
It's killing you cause the words
Are hard to find
I know you want to break it to me gently
Well sweet baby say what's on your mind
Let'er rip, Let it fly
Come on baby say it, do you think
I'm gonna cry
I ain't about to ball, and I ain't gonna die
So if you're gonna say goodbye
Don't take all damn night
Let'er rip, Let it fly
Why the drama, we don't have to drag
Out this situation
It wasn't you, it wasn't me, sometimes
The chemistry don't ignite
There ain't no rings, no mortage, there ain't any complications
It's just a hyphenated word, get it our
I'm sure I'll be all right
Let'er rip, Let it fly
Come on baby say it, do you think
I'm gonna cry
I ain't about to ball, and I ain't gonna die
So if you're gonna say goodbye
Don't take all damn night
Let'er rip, Let it fly
It ain't no big deal, ain't no great loss
You and I are on the same train of thought
So you don't have to tell me where to get off
Maybe I misunderstood you
If you're leaving baby would you
Let'er rip, Let it fly
Come on baby say it, do you think
I'm gonna cry
I ain't about to ball, and I ain't gonna die
So if you're gonna say goodbye
Don't take all damn night
Let'er rip, Let it fly
So, if you're gonna say goodbye
Don't take all damn night
Let'er rip, let it fly

Once You've Loved Somebody

I should go out tonight
Get on with my life
Break these chains of solitude
With a little luck and a little help
I might even find myself
In the arms of someone new
Once you've loved somebody
It ain't that easy to do
Once you've loved somebody
Like I loved you
Look what you've gone and done
You've ruined everything for anyone
Who tries to steal this heart away
I can't get you off of my mind
I've tried to tell myself a million times
A little time is all it takes
Once you've loved somebody
It ain't that easy to do
Once you've loved somebody
Like I loved you
I gave you everything that I had to give
I don't know if I can go that far again
Once you've loved somebody
It ain't that easy to do
Once you've loved somebody
Like I loved you
Oh, Once you've loved somebody
It ain't that easy to do
Once you've loved somebody
Like I loved you

I'll Take Care of You

Times are hard and rents are high
What can a working girl do
But struggle through another day
Then I'll take care of you
Nights are long and dreams are cold
If they're all you wake up to
But should you rise with cryin' eyes
Then I'll take care of you
So let them talk about us
Let them call us funny things
People sometimes do
I don't care as long
As you know I love you
Oh, and you know I do
I'll be there but you might not see me
It's never easy to get through
But when the laughter dies away
Then I'll take care of you
So let them talk about us
Let them call us funny things
People sometimes do
I don't care as long
As you know I love you
Oh, and you know I do
I'll be there but you might not see me
It's never easy to get through
But when the laughter dies away
Then I'll take care of you
Darling I'll take care of you

Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)

There is no good reason
I should have to be so alone
I'm smothered by this emptiness
Lord, I wish I was made of stone
Like a fool I lent my soul to love
And it paid me back in change
God help me, am I the only one
Who's ever felt this way?
A heart that's worn and weathered
Would know better than to fight
But I wore mine like a weapon
Played out love like a crime
And it wrung me out and strung me out
And it hung years on my face
God help me, am I the only
Who's ever felt this way?
Now my sense of humor needs a break
I see a shadow in the mirror
And she's laughin' through her tears
One more smile's all I can fake
There is a wound inside me
And it's bleeding like a flood
There's times when I see a light ahead
Hope is not enough
As another night surrounds me
And it pounds me like a wave
God help me, am I the only one
Who's ever felt this way?
God help me, am I the only one
Who's ever felt this way?

Give It Up or Let Me Go

Well I told you, pretty baby
Such a long time ago
If I found you with another
Well, I'd walk right out your door
Woh, you might call me crazy
There's one thing you should know
Well, if you want me to love you,
Got to give it up or let me go
I know it's useless to be jealous
I couldn't tie you if I tried
When I'm thinking you're messin'
Around my back,
It brings a pain I just can't hide
Oh baby, I've been true to you
And if I can make that sacrifice,
Honey, you can do it too
Play that guitar, tiny
Well, you come home drunk and nasty
You won't tell me where you've been
Just when things are nice and sweet,
Your going back out again
Why do you want to mess up a good thing?
I'm gonna find me another man,
One that wants to give me everything
Well I told you, pretty baby
Such a long time ago
If I found you with another
Well, I'd walk right out the door
Woh, you might call me crazy
There's one thing you should know
Well honey, if you want me to love you,
Got to give it up or let me go
Give it up yeah
Give it up or let me go
And if I can make that sacrifice,
Honey, you can do it too

 

Lyrics to Fly

Ready to Run

When the train rolls by, Im gonna be ready this time
When the the boy gets the look in his eye, I'm gonna be ready this time
When my mama said I look good in white, I'm gonna be ready this time
oh yeah

Ready ready ready, ready to run
all I'm ready to do is have some fun
Whats all this talk about love?

I feel the wind blow through my hair, and Im gonna be ready this time
I buy a ticket to anywhere, I'm gonna be ready this time(ready this time)
You see it feels like I'm startin to care, and I'm gonna be ready this time(ready this time)
Oh yeah

Ready ready ready, ready to run
all I'm ready to do is have some fun
What's all this talk about love?
I'm ready to run, I'm ready to run

Ready ready ready, ready to run
all I'm ready to do is have some fun
What's all this talk about love?

I'm ready to run(7x)
I'm ready, oh, I'm ready to run, I'm ready to run

If I Fall You're Going Down With Me

Was it the pull of the moon now baby
That led you to my door
You say the night's got you acting crazy
I think it's something more
I never felt the earth move honey
Until you shook my tree
Nobody runs form the law now baby
Of love and gravity it pulls you so strong
Baby you gotta hold on

If I fall you're going down with me
You're going down with me baby if I fall
You can't take back every little chill you give me
You're going down with me baby heart and all

We're hanging right on the edge now baby
The wind is getting stronger
We're hanging on by a thread now honey
We can't hold on to much longer
It's a long way down but it's too late

If I fall you're going down with me
You're going down with me baby if I fall
You can't take a back every little chill you give me
You're going down with me baby heart and all

Ooh baby I couldn't get any higher
This time I'm willing to dance on the wire
If I fall
If I fall

Cause if I fall you're going down with me
You're going down with me baby if I fall
You can't take back every little chill you give me
you're going down with me baby heart and all

If I fall
If I fall

Cowboy Take Me Away

I said I wanna touch the earth, I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild, and unruly
I wanna sleep on the hard ground, in the comfort of your arms
on a pillow of blue bonnets and a blanket made of stars

Oh it sounds good to me
I said,

Cowboy take me away, fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
set me free, oh, I pray, closer to heaven above, and closer to you
Closer to you

I wanna walk, not run, I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon, and not see a building standing tall
I wanna be the only one, for miles and miles
except for maybe you, and your simple smile
oh it sounds good to me, yes it sounds so good to me,

Cowboy take me away, fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
set me free, oh, I pray, closer to heaven above, and closer to you
Closer to you

I said, I wanna touch the earth, I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly

oh it sounds so good to me,

Cowboy take me away, fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
set me free, oh, I pray, closer to heaven above, and closer to you
Closer to you

closer to you, closer to you, cowboy take me away, closer to you

Cold Day in July

The moon is full and my arms are empty
All night long I've pleaded and cried
You always said the day that you would leave me
Would be a cold day in July

Your bags are packed not a word is spoken
I guess we said everything with good-bye
Time moves so slow and promises get broken
On this cold day in July

Sun's comin' up, comin' up down on Main Street
Children shout as they're running out to play
Head in my hands here I am
Standing in my bare feet
Watching you drive away
Watching you drive away

You said that we were gonna last forever
You said our love would never die
It looks like spring and it feels like sunny weather
But it's a cold day in July

Oh sun's comin' up comin' up
Down on Main Street
Children shout as they're running out to play
Whoa head in my hands
Here I am standing in my bare feet
Watching you drive away
Watching you drive away

The moon is full and my arms are empty
All night long how I've pleaded and cried
You always said the day that you would leave me
Would be a cold day in July
Here comes that cold day in July

Goodbye Earl

Maryanne and Wanda were the best of friends,
all through their high school days
both members of the four H club,
both active in the FFA
After graduation Maryanne went out,
looking for a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town,
and all she found was Earl
Well it wasn't 2 weeks after she got married
that Wanda started getting abused
She put on dark glasses,
and long sleeved blouses,
and makeup to cover her bruise
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce,
she let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order,
and put her in intensive care
Right away Maryanne flew in from Atlanta on a red eye,
midnight flight
She held Wanda's hand,
and they worked out a plan,
and it didn't take them long to decide

That Earl had to die...

Goodbye Earl
Those black eyed peas,
they tasted alright to me, Earl
You feelin' weak?
Why don't you lay down and sleep, Earl
Ain't it dark, wrapped up in that tarp, Earl?

The cops came by to bring Earl in,
they searched the house high and low
Then they tipped thier hats and said thank you ladies,
if you hear from him, let us know
well, the weeks went by
and spring turned to summer and summer faded into the fall
and it turns out he was a missing person who nobody missed at all
so the girls bought some land at a road side stand,
down on highway 109
they sell Tennesee ham and strawberry jam,
and they don't lose any sleep at night

Cause Earl had to die...

Goodbye Earl
We need a break...
Lets go out to the lake Earl
We'll pack a lunch, and stuff you in the trunk, Earl
Is that alright? Good! Lets go for a ride, Earl. Hey!

Well, hey hey hey!
Aww hey hey hey!
Well, hey hey hey

Hello Mr. Heartache

Hello Mr. Heartache I've been expecting you
Come in and wear your welcome out
The way you always do
You never say if you're here to stay
Or only passin' through
So hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you

When I don't feel like company
You make yourself at home
Even though you know
I'd rather be alone
Love walked out on me
And didn't even close the door
Next thing I know I'm starin'
At your shadow on the floor

So hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you
Come in and wear your welcome out
The way you always do
You never say if you're here to stay
or only passin' through
So hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you

I wish that I could say it's nice
To see you back again
We're not exactly strangers
But we're not exactly friends
You know you're not invited but
You keep on comin' round
The last thing that I need is you
To kick me when I'm down

So hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you
Come in and wear your welcome out
The way you always do
You never say if you're here to stay
or only passin' through
So hello Mr. Heartache
I've been expecting you
I've been expecting you
I've been expecting you
I've been expecting you

Don't Waste Your Heart

For the life of me I can't believe
That you're on you knees beggin' please
All the pushin away and puttin down
Can't you see you're gettin' the run around
Oh it's plain to see you'd rescue me
From my loneliness so called unhappiness
Oh I didn't mean to cause you pain
I've got nothin to lose and nothin to gain

And don't waste your heart on a wild thing
She's got a soul that won't settle on one thing
Whoa this bird can't sing when you've tied its wings
Don't waste your heart on me

It's funny how the girls get burned
And honey as far as I'm concerned
The tables have turned

And don't waste your heart on a wild thing
She's got a soul that won't settle on one thing
Whoa this bird can't sing when you've tied its wings
Don't waste your heart on me

And I'm here to apologize
My heart can't compromise
Don't waste your heart on me

Sin Wagon

He pushed me round
Now I'm drawin the line
He lived his life
Now I'm gonna go live mine
I'm sick of wastin my time
Well now I've been good for way too long
Found my red dress and I'm gonna throw it on
Bout to get too far gone

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Need a little bit more of my twelve ounce nutrition
One more helpin of what I've been havin
I'm takin my turn on the sin wagon

On a mission to make something happen
Feel like Delilah lookin for Samson
Do a little mattress dancin
That's right I said mattress dancin
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Need a little bit more of what I've been missin
I don't know where I'll be crashin
But I'm arrivin on a sin wagon

When it's my turn to march up to glory
I'm gonna have one hell of a story
That's if he forgives me
Oh Lord please forgive me

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Need a little bit more of that sweet salvation
They may take me with my feet draggin
But I'll fly away on a sin wagon
I'll fly away on a sin wagon

Without You

I've sure enjoyed the rain, but I'm looking forward to the sun
You have to feel the pain, when you lose the love you gave someone
I thought by now the time would take away these lonley tears
I hope you're doin' fine all alone, but where do I go from here

cause without you I'm not okay
and without you I've lost my way
my heart's stuck in second place
Without you

Well I never thought I'd be lying here without you by my side
it seems unreal to me, that the life you promised was a lie
You made it look so easy, makin' love into memories
I guess you got what you wanted, but what about me

cause without you I'm not okay
and without you I've lost my way
my heart's stuck in second place
Without you

Somebody tell my head to try to tell my heart,
that I'm better off, without you
Cause baby I can't live.....

without you I'm not okay
and without you I've lost my way
my heart's stuck in second place
Without you

Without you.

Some Days You Gotta Dance

It was about five til five on Friday
We were all getting ready to go
And the boss man started screaming
And his veins began to show
He said you and you come with me
Cause you're gonna have to stay
My heart was thumping I was jumping
I had to get away

Some days you gotta dance
Live it up when you get the chance
Cause when the world doesn't make no sense
And you're feeling just a little too tense
Gotta loosen up those chains and dance

Well I was talking with my baby
Over a small glass of tea
He asked the loaded question
He said how do you feel about me
My mind was racin I was pacin
But the word just wouldn't come
And there was only one thing
Left to do I feel it comin on

Some days you gotta dance
Live it up when you get the chance
Cause when the world doesn't make no sense
And you're feeling just a little too tense
Gotta loosen up those chains and dance

Some days you gotta dance
Live it up when you get the chance
Cause when the world doesn't make no sense
And you're feeling just a little too tense
Gotta loosen up those chains and dance

You gotta loosen up those chains and dance
Come on and loosen up those chains and dance

Hole in My Head

Hole in my head
Hole in my head
I need a boy like you like a hole in my head
I need a boy like you like a hole in my head
Let's just say we will and then don't instead

Wild goose chase
Wild goose chase
You're gonna take me for a wild goose chase
You're gonna take me for a wild goose chase
You better find somebody to take my place

You took my imagination
And stomped it in the ground
now I can only think about you
Chasing the tracks that you left around

Hole in my head
Hole in my head
I need a boy like you like a hole in my head
I need a boy like you like a hole in my head
You make me feel so bad I wish I was dead

Let the games begin
Yeah here I go again
I'm never gonna win

It must have knocked me crazy
It must have hit me hard
People must think I'm lazy
Like my shuffle's short
of a playing card

Wild goose chase
wild goose chase
Oh I need a boy like you
like a wild goose chase
I need a boy like you like a wild goose chase
You better find somebody to take my place

Let the games begin
Yeah here I go again

I need a boy like you (I need a boy like you)
I need a boy like you (I need a boy like you)

I need a boy like you
Like a hole in my head
Hole in my head
Hole in my head
Hole in my head
Hole in my head
Like a hole in my head
I need a boy like you (I need a boy like you)
I need a boy like you (I need a boy like you)

Heartbreak Town

Hugged your friends
Kissed your mama goodbye
Baby in your arms and a tear in your eye
1200 miles and you never asked why from me
Me and the baby and you side by side
we all knew we was in for a long hard ride
no where to run and no where to hide with me
honked the horn when we crossed the state line
woke up the baby and she started to find
she musta known
What we were going to find

This ain't nothin' but a Heartbreak Town
Square people in a world that's round
And they watch you dancin'
without the sound
It ain't nothin' no nothin'
You take your number and you stand in line
And they watch to see how high you're gonna climb
Pat on the back 'n' better luck next time
It ain't nothin', no it ain't nothing but a Heartbreak Town

Stardust well it's a funny thing
It can make you cuss
It can make you sing
And the need to touch it gets hard to explain some days
I've seen 'em rise and
I've seen 'em fall
Some get nothin' and lord some get it all
some just run
while others crawl away
Hold my hand baby don't let go
I've got some front money
and I've got a next show
And I'm gonna need you
down this yellow brick road

This ain't nothin' but a Heartbreak Town
Square people in a world that's round
And they watch you dancin' without a sound
It ain't nothin', no it ain't nothin' no
You take your number and you stand in line
And they watch to see how high you're gonna climb
Pat on the back 'n' better luck next time
It ain't nothin' no it ain't nothin'
but a Heartbreak Town
Town
Heartbreak Town

Let Him Fly

Ain't no talkin to this man, ain't no pretty other side
ain't no way to understand, stupid words of pride
it would take an acrobat, and I already tried all that
Im gonna let him fly,

Things can move at such a pace,
the second hand just waved goodbye
you know the light had left his face,
you can't recall just where or why
There was really nothing to it, I just went and cut right through it
I said, I'm gonna let him fly,

Theres no mercy in lyin word, no rest at all in freedom
Choices we are givin' it, there's no choice at all,
The proof is in the fire, you touch before it moves away
But you must always know how long to stay and when to go

And there ain't no talkin to this man, he's been tryin to tell me so
it took a while to understand, the beauty of just letting go
Cause it would take an acrobat, and I already tried all that
I'm gonna let him fly

I'm gonna let him fly, fly
I'm gonna let him fly, fly
I'm gonna let him fly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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