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No Fences

  • #01 The Thunder Rolls
  • #02 New Way To Fly
  • #03 Two Of A Kind, Workin' On A Full House
  • #04 Victim Of The Game
  • #05 Friends In Low Places
  • #06 This Ain't Tennessee
  • #07 Wild Horses
  • #08 Unanswered Prayers
  • #09 Same Old Story
  • #10 Mr. Blue
  • #11 Wolves

    The Thunder Rolls

    Three thirty in the morning
    Not a soul insight
    The city's lookin' like a ghost town
    On a moonless summer night
    Raindrops on the windshield
    There's a storm moving in
    He's headin' back from somewhere
    That he never should have been
    And the thunder rolls
    And the thunder rolls

    Every light is burnin'
    In a house across town
    She's pacin' by the telephone
    In her faded flannel gown
    Askin' for miracle
    Hopin' she's not right
    Prayin' it's the weather
    That's kept him out all night
    And the thunder rolls
    And the thunder rolls

    The thunder rolls
    And the lightnin' strikes
    Another love grows cold
    On a sleepless night
    As the storm blows on
    Out of control
    Deep in her heart
    The thunder rolls

    She's waitin' by the window
    When he pulls into the drive
    She rushes out to hold him
    Thankful he's alive
    But on the wind and rain
    A strange e new perfume blows
    And the lightnin' flashes in her eyes
    And he knows that she knows
    And the thunder rolls
    And the thunder rolls


    New Way To Fly

    Like birds on a high line
    They line up at night time at the bar
    They all once were lovebirds
    Now bluebirds are all that they are
    They landed in hell
    The minute they fell from love's sky
    And now they hope in the wine
    Tht they'll find a new way to fly

    A new way to fly
    Far away from goodbye
    Above the clouds and the rain
    The memories and the pain
    And the tears that they cry
    Now the lesson7s been learned
    They've all crashed and burned
    But they can leve it behind
    If they could just find
    A new way to fly

    By the end of the night
    They'll be high as a kite once again
    And they don't seem to mind all the time
    Or the money they spend
    It's a high price to pay
    to just find a way to get by
    But it's worth every dime
    If they find a new way to fly


    They'll leave it behind
    As soon as they find
    A new way to fly

    Two Of A Kind, Workin' On A Full House

    Yes, she's my lady luck
    Hey, I'm her wild card man
    Together we're buildin' up a real hot hand
    We live out in the country
    Hey, she's my little queen of the South
    Yea, we're two of a kind
    Workin' on a full house

    She wakes me every mornin'
    With a smile and a kiss
    Her strong country lovin' is hard to resist
    She's my easy lovin' woman
    I'm her hard-workin' man, no doubt
    Yea, we're two of a kind
    Workin' on a full house

    Yea, a pickup truck is her limousine
    And her favorite dress is her faded blue jeans
    She loves me tender when the goin' gets tough
    Somtimes we fight just so we can make up

    Lord I need that little woman
    Like the crops need the rain
    She's my honeycomb and I'm her sugar cane
    We really fit together
    If you know what I'm talkin' about
    Yea, we're two of a kind
    Workin' on a full house

    This time I found a keeper, I made up my mind
    Lord the perfect combination is her heart and mine
    The sky's the limit, no hill is too steep
    We're playin' for fun, but we're playin' for keeps

    So draw the curtain, honey
    Turn the lights down low
    We'll find some country music on the radio
    I7m yours and you're mine
    Hey, that's what it's all about
    Yea, we're two of a kind
    Workin' on a full house

    Lordy, mama, we'll be two of a kind
    Workin' on a full house

    Victim Of The Game

    Well, it took a little time
    But I guess you finally learned
    That promises get broken
    And bridges do get burned
    You've been siftin' through the ashes
    Just tryin' to find a flame
    Holdin' on to nothin'
    You're a victim of the game

    You were standin' way too close
    To see it all fall apart
    And there were things you couldn't hear
    'Cause you were listenin' with your heart
    But you can't say I didn't warn you
    Now there's no one else to blame
    There's on one quite as blind
    As a victim of the game

    And it don't matter who you are
    It treats everyone the same
    All you need's a heart
    To be a victim of the game

    You know it's really gettin' to you
    When you take to tellin' lies
    And you can try to fool your friends
    But yo can't look 'em in the eye
    There ain't no standin' tall
    In the shadow of the shame
    When everybody knows
    That you're a victim of the game


    Oh, you know, when I look into your eyes
    I can really feel the pain
    Starin' in the mirror
    At a victim of the game

    Friends In Low Places

    Blame it all on my roots
    I showed up in boots
    And ruined your black tie affair
    The last one to know
    The last one to show
    I was the last one
    You thought you'd see there
    And I saw the surprise
    And the fear in his eyes
    When I took his glass of champagne
    And I toasted you
    Said, honey, we may be through
    But you'll never hear me complain

    'Cause I've got friends in low places
    Where the whiskey drowns
    And the beer chases my blues away
    And I'll be okay
    I'm not big on social graces
    Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
    Oh, I've got friends in low places

    Well, I guess I was wrong
    I just don't belong
    But then, I've been there before
    Everything's all right
    I'll just say goodnight
    And I'll show myself to the door
    Hey, I didn't mean
    To cause a big scene
    Just give me an hour andd then
    Well, I'll be as high
    As that ivory tower
    That you're livin' in


    This Ain't Tennessee

    It's a big estate
    With wrought iron gates
    And palm trees standing tall
    Fancy mirrors and chandeliers
    Comfort wall to wall
    And the ocean air is so crisp and clear
    And they rave about our view
    But there ain't no mountain breeze
    And there ain't no hickory trees
    And this ain't Tennessee
    And she ain't you

    There's a bedroom suite
    Where she comes to me
    And as her fingers touch my face
    I close my eyes and fantasize
    Of another time and place
    What she feels is so warm and real
    And I know her love is true
    And she tries so hard to please
    Still I think sometimes she sees
    That this ain't Tennessee
    And she ain't you

    It's not that it's not good enough
    And it's not that I'm not man enough
    There's just somethin' easy goin' that I love
    About you and Tennessee
    So I made up my mind to learn my lines
    And try to play the part

    But part of me is in Tennessee
    And deep down in my heart
    I miss my Smoky Mountain home
    And I miss your lovin' too
    And it's deep inside of me
    And it's always gonna be
    'Cause this ain't Tennessee
    And she ain't you

    Wild Horses

    From a phone booth in Cheyenne
    I made a promise to Diane
    No more rodeos
    I'd gone my last go 'round

    The same promise that I made
    In San Antone and Santa Fe
    But tonight I saddled up
    And let her down

    Wild horses keep draggin' me away
    And I'll lose more than I'm gonna win someday
    Wild horses just stay wild
    And her heart is all I break
    Wild horses keep draggin' me away

    She'll watch me drive around her block
    Gettin' courage up to stop
    To make her one more promise
    That I can't keep

    The way I love the rodeo
    I guess I should let her go
    Before I hurt her more
    Than she loves me


    Unanswered Prayers

    Just the other night a hometown football game
    My wife nd I ran into my old high school flame
    And as I introduced them the past came back to me
    And I couldn't help but think of the way things used to be

    She was the one that I'd wanted for all times
    And each night I'd spend prayin' that God would make her mine
    And if he'd only grant me this wish I wished back then
    I'd never ask for anything again

    Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
    Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs
    That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care
    Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers

    She wasn't quite the angel that I remembered in my dreams
    And I could tell that time had changed me
    Inn her eyes too it seemed
    We tried to talk about the old days
    There wasn't much we could recall
    I guess the Lord knows what he's doin' after all

    And as she walked away and I looked at my wife
    And then and there I thankedd the good Lord
    For the gifts in my life


    Some of God's greatest gifts are all too often unanswered...
    Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers

    Same Old Story

    While they dance
    How she holds him
    Pulls him close
    And loves him so
    While he dreams of another
    and counts the days
    Until he lets her go

    Same old story
    That everybody knows
    It's one heart holdin' on
    One letting go

    While they ride
    Lord, he tells her
    How they two
    Will settle down
    But she only hrs the highwaay
    And a voice
    In some other town

    And the harder
    He holds her
    The more she slips away


    Mr. Blue

    Our guardian star lost all its glow
    The day that I lost you
    It lost all its glitter the day you said no
    And its grey skies turned to blue

    Like him I am doubtful
    That your love is true
    So if you decide to call on me
    Ask for Mr. Blue

    I'm Mr. Blue
    When you say you love me
    The prove it by goin' out on the sly
    Provin' your love is untrue
    Call me Mr. Blue

    I sleep alone each night
    Wait by the phone each night
    But you don'T call
    And I won't hurt my pride
    Call me mister

    I won't tell you
    WHen you pain the town
    A bright red to turn it upside down
    I'm painting it too
    But I'm painting it blue


    I won't tell you
    When you paint the town
    A bright red to turn it upside down
    I'm painting it too
    But I'm painting it blue
    Call me Mr. Blue
    Call me mister


    January's always bitter
    But Lord, this one beats all
    The wind ain't quit for weeks now
    And the drifts are ten feet tall
    I been all night drivin' hefers
    Closer in to lower ground
    Then I spent the mornin' thinkin'
    'Bout the ones the wolves pulled down

    Charlie Barton and his family
    Stopped today to say goodbye
    He said the bank was takin' over
    The last few years were just too dry
    And I promised that I'd visit
    When they found a place in town
    Then I spent a long time thinkin'
    'Bout the ones the wolves pull down

    Lord, please shine a light of hope
    On those of us who fall behind
    And when we stumble in the snow
    Could you help us up while there's still time

    Well, I don'T mean to be complainin' Lord
    You've always seen mme through
    And I know you got your reasons
    For each and every thing you do
    But tonight outside my window
    There's a lonesome, mournful sound
    And I just can't keep from thinkin'
    'Bout the ones the wolves pull down

    Oh Lord, keep me from bein'
    The one the wolves pull down

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