The Best of Sawyer Brown

Released in 2008

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  1. Step That Step

    First Verse:

                Well Mama told me when I was three

    Lord, the street’ll never get you no where

                You take a street car jump and a back beat bump

                And get along like it isn’t there

                You hold your head up high like you’re gonna fly

                You take the bitter till you find the sweet

    And when you got that crowd and their screamin’ loud

                You leave em’ sittin’ on the edge of their seat.

    Chorus:

                Oh, yeah you gotta step that step

                Walk that walk

                Shake that thing

                And honey, talk that talk

    Second Verse:

                Well Hollywood, if New York could

                Keep you boppin’ till the break of day

                No time to rest and ya gotta feel blessed

                ‘Cause your gonna get it anyway

                Now when you start to wail and your face turns pale

                You gotta pump it till your pistol pops

                And as the eagle flew, baby so will you

                ‘Cause your climbin’ all the way to the top

    Chorus

    Repeat Chorus

              

    Chorus Tags

                Gotta step that step

                Walk that walk

                Baby, Shake that thing

                And honey, talk that talk

    Oh, step that step

                Walk that walk

                Oh Girl, Shake that thing

                Gotta talk that talk

    Well, step that step

                walk that walk

                Baby, Shake that thing

                And honey, talk that talk

    Oh, step that step, that step, that step

                And walk that walk, that walk, that walk

                And shake that thing, that thing, that thing

                And talk that talk, that talk, that talk

                Step That Step

  2. The Race Is On

    I feel tears wellin' up cold deep inside
    Like my heart's sprung a big break
    And a stab of loneliness sharp and painful
    That I may never shake

    Now you might say that I was taking it hard
    Since you wrote me off with a call
    But don't you wager that I'll hide in sorrow
    When I may lay right down and bawl

    Now the race is on
    And here comes pride in the backstretch
    Heartaches goin' to the inside
    My tears are holdin' back they're tryin' not to fall

    My hearts out of the runnin'
    True love's scratched for another's sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner looses all

    One day I ventured in love
    Never once suspectin' what the final result would be
    And how I lived in fear of waking up each morning
    Finding that you're gone from me

    There's ache and pain in my heart
    For today was the one that I hated to face
    Somebody new came up to win her
    And I came out in second place

    Now the race is on
    And here comes pride in the backstretch
    Heartaches goin' to the inside
    My tears are holdin' back they're tryin' not to fall

    My hearts out of the runnin'
    True love's scratched for another's sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner loses all

    Now the race is on
    And here comes pride in the backstretch
    Heartaches goin' to the inside
    My tears are holdin' back they're tryin' not to fall

    My hearts out of the runnin'
    True love's scratched for another's sake
    The race is on and it looks like heartaches
    And the winner loses all

    The winner loses all

  3. The Walk

    Down our long dusty driveway
    I didn't want to go
    But I set out with tears in my eyes wondering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Looked out at the school bus and his little man and said
    "Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus:
    Cause I took this walk you're walking now
    Boy, I've been in your shoes
    You can't hold back the hands of time
    It's just something you've got to do
    So dry your eyes I understand just what you're going through
    Cause I took this same walk with my old man
    Boy, I've been in your shoes

    Down our long dusty driveway
    I set my mind to go
    I was eighteen and wild and free and wondering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Looked at the world and at his grown man and said,
    "Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus

    Down our long dusty driveway
    This time we both would go
    He had grown old and gray
    And his mind was wandering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Said, "I know where we're going and I understand
    Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus

  4. Dirt Road

    Daddy worked hard for his dollar
    He said some folks don't-but that's ok
    They won't know which road to follow
    Because an easy street might lead you astray 

    Chorus
    I'll take the dirt road-it's all I know
    I've been walking it for years
    Its gone where I need to go
    Oh it ain't easy-it ain't supposed to be
    So I'll take my time
    And life won't pass me by
    Cause it's right there to find, On the dirt road 

    I have lived life in the fast lane
    You gotta watch your back and look both ways
    When it's said and done the time we have is borrowed
    You better make real sure you're headed the right way 

    Chorus repeats twice

  5. Some Girls Do

    Down our long dusty driveway
    I didn't want to go
    But I set out with tears in my eyes wondering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Looked out at the school bus and his little man and said
    "Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus:
    Cause I took this walk you're walking now
    Boy, I've been in your shoes
    You can't hold back the hands of time
    It's just something you've got to do
    So dry your eyes I understand just what you're going through
    Cause I took this same walk with my old man
    Boy, I've been in your shoes

    Down our long dusty driveway
    I set my mind to go
    I was eighteen and wild and free and wondering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Looked at the world and at his grown man and said,
    "Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus

    Down our long dusty driveway
    This time we both would go
    He had grown old and gray
    And his mind was wandering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Said, "I know where we're going and I understand
    Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus

  6. All These Years

    She likes adventure with security
    And more than one man can provide
    She planned adventure feeling sure that he
    Would not be home 'til after five
    He turned on the lights and turned them off again,
    And said the one thing he could say

    All these years
    Where have I been
    I've been down the road to work and home again
    And I'm still here
    Until I'm gone
    And don't you rub it in too hard that I've been wrong
    All these years

    She said, "You're not the man you used to be"
    And He said, "Neither is this guy"
    She said, "There's some things you refuse to see...
    But I guess sometimes so do I"
    She made no excuse why she was lying there,
    She said the one thing she could say

    All these years
    What have I done?
    I made your supper and your daughter and your son
    Still I'm here,
    And still confused
    But I can finally see how much I stand to lose
    All these years...

    I'm still here
    And so confused
    But I can finally see how much I stand to lose,
    All these years.

  7. Thank God For You

    Down our long dusty driveway
    I didn't want to go
    But I set out with tears in my eyes wondering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Looked out at the school bus and his little man and said
    "Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus:
    Cause I took this walk you're walking now
    Boy, I've been in your shoes
    You can't hold back the hands of time
    It's just something you've got to do
    So dry your eyes I understand just what you're going through
    Cause I took this same walk with my old man
    Boy, I've been in your shoes

    Down our long dusty driveway
    I set my mind to go
    I was eighteen and wild and free and wondering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Looked at the world and at his grown man and said,
    "Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus

    Down our long dusty driveway
    This time we both would go
    He had grown old and gray
    And his mind was wandering
    Daddy took me by the hand
    Said, "I know where we're going and I understand
    Don't worry boy it will be all right"

    Chorus

  8. This Night Won't Last Forever

    Everybody likes a celebration
    Happy music and conversation
    I'd be lyin' if I said I didn't have the blues

    In the corner there's a couple dancin'
    From the kitchen, I can hear 'em laughin'
    Oh, I wish I was celebration' too

    I know this night won't last forever
    I know the sun is gonna shine sometime
    I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
    And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

    So, pardon me for my disposition
    I wish I didn't have to sit and listen
    They're playin' the same old songs on the stereo

    She's been lyin' since the day I met her
    I'd be better off to just forget her
    Oh, I would rather be lonesome all alone

    And I know this night won't last forever
    I know the sun is gonna shine sometime
    I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
    And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

    Suddenly there's a strange vibration from my head to my toe
    Fillin' me with a strange sensation
    Somebody's tellin' me, somebody's sayin'

    I know this night won't last forever
    And I know the sun is gonna shine sometime
    I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
    And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

    I know this night won't last forever
    And I know the sun is gonna shine sometime
    I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
    And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

  9. Six Days On The Road

    Well I pulled out of Pittsburgh rolling down the eastern seaboard
    I've got me diesel wound up and she's running like a never before
    There's a speed zone ahead but all right, I don't see a cop in sight
    Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

    I got ten forward gears and a Georgia overdrive
    I'm passing little white lines and my eyes are open wide
    Just passed a Jimmy and a White, I've been passing everything in sight
    Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

    Well it seems like a month since I kissed my baby goodbye
    I could have a lot of woman but I'm not like some of the guys
    I could find one to hold me me tight,
    But I could not make believe it's right
    Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

    Well the ICC is checking on down the line
    I'm a little overweight and my log books are way behind
    But nothing bothers me tonight, I can dodge all the scales all right
    Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

    My rigs a little old but that don't mean she's slow
    There's a flame from her stack and the smoke's rolling black as coal
    My home town's coming in sight, if you think I'm happy your right
    Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

    Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

    Six Days On The Road and
    I'm gonna make it home tonight

  10. They Don't Understand

    A mother riding on a city bus
    Kids are yelling kicking up a fuss
    Everybody's staring not knowing what she's going through
    Somebody said, Don't you even care?

    Do you let 'em do that everywhere?
    She slowly turned around, looked up and stared
    She said, Please forgive them
    But they've been up all night

    Their father struggled but he finally lost his fight
    He went to heaven
    In the middle of the night
    So please forgive my children

    (They don't understand)
    Everybody's busy with their own situation
    Everybody's lost in their own little world
    Bottled up, hurry it up trying to make a dream come true

    (They don't understand)
    Everybody's living like there ain't no tomorrow
    Maybe we should stop and take a little time
    'Cause you never really know what your neighbor's going through
    (They don't understand)

    A man driving on the interstate
    Slowing down traffic making everybody late
    Everybody's staring not knowing what he's going through
    Somebody hollered from the passing lane

    Yelled out the window, hey ain't got all day
    The old man looked around and caught his eye
    He said, Please forgive me
    You know, it's been a long life

    My wife has passed away and my kids don't have the time
    I've been left all alone
    And it's getting hard to drive
    So please forgive me children

    (They don't understand)
    Everybody's busy with their own situation
    Everybody's lost in their own little world
    Bottled up, hurry it up trying to make a dream come true

    (They don't understand)
    Everybody's living like there ain't no tomorrow
    Maybe we should stop and take a little time
    'Cause you never really know what your neighbor's going through
    (They don't understand)

    A man hanging on a wooden cross
    Giving everything to save the lost
    Everybody's staring not knowing what He's going through
    Somebody said, You don't have a prayer

    If You were keen, you'd come down from there
    The man just turned His head looked up and stared

    He said, Please forgive them
    For they have not seen the light
    They'll come to know me when I come back to life
    Go to heaven to make everything all right
    So please forgive Your children

    (They don't understand)
    Everybody's busy with their own situation
    Everybody's lost in their own little world
    Bottled up, hurry it up trying to make a dream come true

    (They don't understand)
    Everybody's living like there ain't no tomorrow
    Maybe we should stop and take a little time
    'Cause you never really know what your neighbor's going through

    (They don't understand)
    A mother riding on a city bus
    Kids are yelling kicking up a fuss
    Everybody's staring not knowing what she's going through