It Matters to Me

Someone Else's Dream

Her momma's still got that sequin gown that she wore in '68
She taught her early how to smile that smile
And wave from the parade
It took a whole lot of years and tears
For her momma to finally admit
No matter how many stitches and pins
That old dress was never gonna fit

She was daddy's little girl
Momma's little angel
Teacher's pet, pageant queen
She said, "All my life I've been pleasing everyone but me,
Waking up in someone else's dream"

Her daddy used to say, "You'll make a lovely bride someday
He'll ride up on big white horse and just carry you away"
It took twenty-five years and some broken vows
Before they'd finally see
That there's a little more to love and life
Then fairy tales and hand me down dreams

She was daddy's little girl
Momma's little angel
Teacher's pet, pageant queen
She said "All my life I've been pleasing everyone but me,
Waking up in someone else's dream"

Now she's got twenty-seven candles on her cake
And she means to make her life her own
Before there's twenty-eight

She was daddy's little girl
Momma's little angel
Teacher's pet, pageant queen
She said "All my life I've been pleasing everyone but me,
Waking up in someone else

She was daddy's little girl
Momma's little angel
Teacher's pet, pageant queen
She said "All my life I've been pleasing everyone but me,
Waking up in someone else's, someone else's dream
Oh in someone else's dream

You Can't Lose Me

A little girl, a little small for her age
A little too slow for the field day race
Momma's waiting at the finish line
And wipes the teardrops from her eyes
She says, "You did just fine honey, that's okay
Sometimes life's just that way
You're gonna lose the race from time to time
But you're always gonna find

You can't lose me
Bet your life
I am here and I will always be
Just a wish away
Wherever you go
No matter how far
My love is where you are
You won't be lost if you believe
You can't lose me"

Momma use to say "Girl it won't be long
'Til it's time to go out on your own
Chase your dreams, find your place in life
I know you'll do just fine"
When that day finally came
There were things she needed to but could not say
So I whispered softly as I wiped
The tears from Momma's eyes

You can't lose me
Bet your life
I am here and I will always be
Just a wish away
Wherever I go
No matter how far
My love is where you are
You won't be lost if you believe
You can't lose me

Wherever you go
No matter how far
My love is where you are
You won't be lost if you believe
You can't lose me
No you can't lose me
Bet your life
Wherever you go
No matter how far
My love is where you are
You can't lose me
Oh you can't lose me

Let's Go to Vegas

Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Kiss the single life good-bye
Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Bet on love and let it ride

Lyin' on the bank of the river
Stars are dancin', Lord it's hot
Holding you is what I live for
I just had a crazy thought

Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Kiss the single life good-bye
Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Bet on love and let it ride

We'll find a little wedding chapel
A pair of rings and a preacher too
Underneath the neon steeple
We'll take a gamble and say "I do"

Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Kiss the single life good-bye
Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Bet on love and let it ride

Viva Las Vegas, sparklin' lights
Dangerous livin', tumblin' dice
You're my ace in the hole now honey
And I'm your lady luck
Pack a few things and a little money
And put it in the truck

Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Kiss the single life good-bye
Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Bet on love and let it ride

Viva Las Vegas, sparklin' lights
Dangerous livin', tumblin' dice
You're my ace in the hole now honey
And I'm your lady luck
Pack a few things and a little money
And put it in the truck

Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Kiss the single life good-bye
Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Bet on love and let it ride

Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Kiss the single life good-bye
Hey baby, let's go to Vegas
Bet on love and let it ride
Bet on love and let it ride
Bet on love and let it ride
Whoa

I Can't Do That Anymore

Cut my hair the way you wanted
Watched you become important
Quit my job to make our new home far away
Now you're Mr. Successful and I'm queen of the treadmill
Trying to stay the size you think that I should stay
I used to dream about what I would be
But last night I dreamed about a washing machine

I keep on giving
But I can't stop living
A woman needs a little something of her own
I like happy endings
I don't like depending
I keep right on pretending
But I can't do that anymore

Now you say I'm being silly
But you don't know me really
You never take the time to ask me how I feel
I keep the checkbook balanced
I decorate your palace
You know I used to think that you were king
Somewhere down deep I know you really love me
But you can't see that what we have's not all I needed

I keep on giving
But I can't stop living
A woman needs a little something of her own
I like happy endings
I don't like depending
I keep right on pretending
But I can't do that anymore

You try to tell me I'm not being fair to you
But life's too short for a selfish attitude

I keep on giving
But I can't stop living
A woman needs a little something of her own
I like happy endings
I don't like depending
I keep right on pretending
But I can't do that anymore, no
I can't do that anymore

It Matters to Me

Baby tell me where'd you ever learn
To fight without sayin' a word
Then waltz back into my life
Like it's all gonna be alright
Don't you know how much it hurts

When we don't talk
When we don't touch
When it doesn't feel like we're even in love
It matters to me
When I don't know what to say
Don't know what to do
Don't know if it really even matters to you
How can I make you see
It matters to me

Maybe I still don't understand
The distance between a woman and a man
So tell me how far it is
And how you can love like this
Cause I'm not sure I can

When we don't talk
When we don't touch
When it doesn't feel like we're even in love
It matters to me
When I don't know what to say
Don't know what to do
Don't know if it really even matters to you
How can I make you see
It matters to me

Oh when I don't know what to say
Don't know what to do
Don't know if it really even matters to you
How can I make you see
Oh it matters to me
Oh it matters to me
It matters to me

A Room in My Heart

My heart was once just like a home
With many rooms and open doors
And I always let love in
It would change the room around and then
Leave them empty

Til one by one I locked each door
And soon forgot what love was for
But I never gave up hoping
So I left just one door open
In case you found me

So there's a room in my heart for you
If your trust has been stolen too
If you walk softly on this worn out wooden floor
And leave behind you the hurt you've had before
There's a room in my heart for you

We'll paint the walls from blue to white
And set the mood by candlelight
Together we'll keep out the cold
And I'll still be there when we're old
If you'll let me

So there's a room in my heart for you
If your trust has been stolen too
If you walk softly on this worn out wooden floor
And leave behind you the hurt you've had before
There's a room in my heart for you
Just leave behind you
The hurt you've had before
Cause there's a room in my heart for you

Bed of Roses

There's something bout your manner
That makes it hard to see
Just how you take advantage
Of a working girl like me
Well I've seen you set 'em up
And I've seen you take 'em down
Our love is legal tender
For your kind to pass around

Don't want your bed of roses
Don't want no handful of thorns
Don't want to be your livin' doll
Don't want to be no woman scorned
Well I don't want to watch you turn the page
When our chapter closes
Oh, I'm not gonna lay me down
In your bed of roses

I've tasted good and bad love
In the honky-tonks and bars
I've settled for the moon
When I was reachin' for the stars
And sometimes I have stumbled
I've been known to fall
It was always true love
That took me to the wall

Don't want your bed of roses
Don't want no handful of thorns
Don't want to be your livin' doll
Don't want to be no woman scorned
Well I don't want to watch you turn the page
When our chapter closes
Oh I'm not gonna lay me down
In your bed of roses

Girl you better hide your love away
Hide your love away
Girl you better save it for another day
Another day

Don't want your bed of roses
Don't want no handful of thorns
Don't want to be your livin' doll
Don't want to be no woman scorned
Well I don't want to watch you turn the page
When our chapter closes
Oh I'm not gonna lay me down
In your bed of roses
Don't want no handful of thorns
Don't want no handful of thorns
Don't want to be your livin' doll
Don't want to be no woman scorned
Well I don't want to watch you turn the page
When our chapter closes
Oh I'm not gonna lay me down
In your bed of roses

You Will Be Mine

Heads I win, tails you lose
I always play by my own rules
And I don't believe in wasting time
So long before we end this night

I will have held you
I will have kissed you
I will have claimed you
You will be mine
I will have loved you
Wrong or right
I will have your heart
You will be mine

An unwritten law says a girl should wait
Should let the man set his own pace
But a woman in love, she's above the law
So long before this night is gone

I will have held you
I will have kissed you
I will have claimed you
You will be mine
I will have loved you
Wrong or right
I will have your heart
You will be mine hey

You top my list of things to do
And I will get close to you
Before this night is through

I will have held you
I will have kissed you
I will have claimed you
You will be mine
I will have loved you
Wrong or right
I will have your heart
Oh you will be mine

I will have held you
I will have kissed you
I will have claimed you
You will be mine, oh mine
I will have loved you
Wrong or right
I will have your heart
Oh you will be mine

A Man's Home is His Castle

Linda works the diner pourin' coffee, slingin' hash
She said, "I wouldn't have come in today
"But I really need the cash
"I know I can't fool anyone cause dark glasses tell no lies
But make-up won't cover up a blackened eye"
Oh no

"You see, Jimmy works construction now
But yesterday it rained
So he went down to the liquor store
And by noon he felt no pain
Well I came in an hour late then I let his supper burn
Well he hit the roof, hit the wall
And then it was my turn"

He said "A man's home is his castle
It always has been and so it remains
But he holds the keys in a fist of rage
His home is his castle
And mine is a cage

Someone much have heard the noise
And they dialed 911
And the cop that showed up at the door asked,
"Is there a problem son?"
And Jimmy smiled, he said "No sir, just a little fight that's all
Hey you know how it gets sometimes
When you're layin' down the law"
Oh no

"So I pulled out my suitcase, I started packin' up my clothes
And Jimmy said 'Now Linda, where do you expect to go with those'
I told him 'I have tried, but not an ounce of love survives'
Well he grabbed my wrist and shouted
'You're not leavin' here alive'"

She said "I'm savin' up my money and when I get the nerve I'll run
But Jim don't give up easily so I intend to buy a gun
He will never see the way he treats me is a crime
Somebody oughta lock him up but I'm the one
Who's done the time"

He says "A man's home is his castle
It always has been and so it remains
But he holds the keys in a fist of rage
His home is his castle
And mine is a cage"

Keep Walkin' On

Well in this world of sorrow, trouble and temptation
Yea Jesus always promised trial and tribulation
He said, "You don't have to fret or fear
Children, be of good cheer and keep walkin' on"
Children, keep walkin' on, keep walkin' on
Keep walkin' on, yea keep walkin' on

In Jesus Christ the truth is found
He'll keep our feet on solid ground
Sometimes we have to just believe
He put in the Book for us to read
Satan you can't fool this girl
My Lord overcame this world
Keep walkin' on, hey keep walkin' on
hey keep walkin' on, yeah I'm walkin' on

Jesus walked on the water, Peter walked on it too
God gave you the power to do what you cannot do
Every road we travel He's traveled down before
And there ain't no need to worry where it leads to anymore
I'm walkin' on, I'm walkin' on, I'm walkin' on
I'm walkin' on, I'm walkin' on, yea I'm walkin' on

Well the road is narrow and it's straight
But it leads right up to the Golden Gate
It may be rough it may be long
But I don't have to walk alone
Step by step and day by day
He takes my hand and I hear Him say
Keep walkin' on, keep walkin' on
Keep walkin' on, oh keep walkin' on

Oh what you gonna do, can't pay the rent
Yeah what you gonna do when the money's spent
What you gonna do when you just can't cope
Hey, what you gonna do yea when you're outta hope
Oh, keep walkin' on, oh keep walkin' on
Keep walking on, keep walking on
Keep walking on, keep walking on
Hey, hey
Girl that is why I love you so much
Keep on walking baby
And I'm keeping the faith
Whoa

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