Cafe on the Corner

Released in 1992

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  1. Cafe on the Corner

    At the cafe down on the corner
    With a lost look on his face 
    There ain't no fields to plow
    No reason to know
    He's just a little out of place 

    Well, they say crime don't pay
    But neither does farmin' these days
    And the coffee is cold
    And he's fifty years old
    And he's got to learn to live some other way 

    At the cafe down on the corner
    With a lost look on his face 
    There ain't no fields to plow
    He's bussin' tables now
    He's just a little out of place 

    And the meek shall inherit the earth
    And the bank shall repossess it
    This job don't pay half what it's worth
    But it's a thankful man that gets it 

    At the cafe down on the corner
    With a lost look on his face 
    There ain't no fields to plow
    He's wishin' for one now
    He's just a little out of place 

    All these soldiers without wars
    And hometown boys without a home
    Farmers without fields
    Dealers without deals
    And they sit here drinking coffee all alone 

    At the cafe down on the corner
    With a lost look on their face 
    There ain't no fields to plow
    They still remember how
    They're just a little out of place

  2. Trouble on the Line

    Operator we must have a bad connection
    If you got someone wantin' me
    I changed my number when she changed her mind
    Operator can't you see 

    Chorus
    There's trouble on the line
    Tears are gonna fall
    It happens every time
    She's up against the wall
    Somebody broke her heart 
    Now she's after mine
    The minute that she calls
    There'll be trouble on the line 

    Operator now if we've been disconnected
    How does she keep gettin' through
    I won't have a choice
    If I hear her voice
    Operator can't you see 

    Chorus 

    The minute that she calls 
    There'll be trouble on the line

  3. 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.

  4. Travelin' Shoes

    Mama always reminds me that we're only passin' through
    The treasures of this world are not for us to hold on to
    She says the way we're headed
    Will take us where we're bound
    And we can not lay are journey down 

    Chorus
    Because all god's children need travelin' shoes
    To walk the road that's narrow but it's true
    We can't stop here we're just passin' through
    That's why all god's children need travelin' shoes 

    My bags are pack and waiting and I'm headed for the door
    The train Is at the station , got my ticket and I'll board
    The brakeman swings his lantern
    Lit with never ending love
    And mama I can't thank you near enough 

    Chorus repeats twice 

    We can't stop here we're just passin' through
    That's why all god's children need travelin' shoes

  5. A Different Tune

    I need a harder heart to take the place 
    Of this one you brake in two
    Man I could use a new guitar 
    To play a different tune 

    Your trail is hot man it's still smokin'
    You're gone for good baby I ain't dumb
    I knew that you were tired of hearin'
    The same ole song I sung
    You packed up your magazine
    The one that tells you what to do
    I'm not the kind of man you need 
    To make your dreams come true 

    Chorus
    I need to find a faster car
    To give you a little more room
    I need a longer lariat
    To lasso you the moon
    I need a harder heart to take the place 
    Of this one you brake in two
    Man I could use a new guitar 
    To play a different tune 

    Babe was I that ripe for the pickin'
    You set your sights like a loaded gun
    The bullet hit but it ain't stickin'
    It's hard to shoot when your on the run
    I'm the one you set your sights for
    But not the one you're gonna keep
    You go out running after midnight Walkin' in my sleep 

    Chorus 

    I need a harder heart to take the place 
    Of this one you brake in two
    Man I could use a new guitar 
    To play a different tune 

    Man I could use a new guitar To play a different tune

  6. Lesson in Love

    The more you think the less you know
    'Cause every heart's got a mind of it's own
    And love's a chance that we all take
    Again and again make no mistake
    it's another little lesson in love 

    Chorus
    Your heart's on fire but it won't burn
    Just blowin' until you learn
    Answers the questions where love's concerned
    Another little lesson in love
    Another little lesson in love 

    Well talk's been cheap since the dawn of time
    Ain't nobody bought those pickup lines
    It's easier to invent the wheel
    Than say the way we really feel
    It's another little lesson in love 

    Chorus Repeats twice 

    Answers are questions where love's concerned
    Another little lesson in love
    Another little lesson in love
    Just a little lesson in love

  7. Chain of Love

    Everyone should know a love like this
    One you can't hold back, you can't resist
    One that shows without a doubt
    What life is all about 

    You showed me the more love's given
    The more love's found
    It's a circle that just keeps goin' around
    You gave somethin' to be a part of
    You made me a link in the chain of love
    You made me a link in the chain of love 

    I've been up against the wall a time or two
    But I never thought that love would get me through
    Now I know that love will abide
    Because I'm standing on the other side 

    You showed me the more love's given
    The more love's found
    It's a circle that just keeps goin' around
    You gave somethin' to be a part of
    You made me a link in the chain of love
    You made me a link in the chain of love 

    You showed me the more love's given
    The more love's found
    It's a circle that just keeps goin' around
    You gave somethin' to be a part of
    You made me a link in the chain of love
    You made me a link in the chain of love

  8. Homestead in my Heart

    Well it seems that we've been runnin' from are past
    Life never gave us time to settle down
    And you questioned whether frightened love can last
    And that ole highway song is just not where it's at 

    The trees roll by and the white lines hold me back
    From mobile to Denver there's something that they all lack
    So until we find a place to make a new start
    I will build you a homestead in my heart 

    Well I'm lookin' at you sleepin' across the seat
    And the whine of the trucks are fillin' up my ears
    All the highs and lows left somewhere in between
    All those one night stands between Dallas and new Orleans 

    Well I can't offer much except the love
    Of a guitar picker ain't nobody thinkin' of
    So until we find a place to make a new start
    I will build you a homestead in my heart 

    So until we find a place to make a new start
    I will build you a homestead in my heart

  9. I Kept my Motor Runnin'

    Well, I'm parked outside of your daddy's house
    And I'll be right here till you come out
    Don't make me wait until the moon turns blue
    So you can tell your mama and your daddy too
    You got to go when supper's through
    'Cause I got my motor runnin', baby, just for you 

    I kept my motor runnin', baby, just for you
    I've been savin' up my lovin'
    And I'll tell you true
    I've been down some lonely highways
    But I knew one day, you'd come my way
    I kept my motor runnin', baby, just for you 

    We can take a ride for Heaven's sake
    When the moon and the stars are congregate
    But first I want to tell you what I want to do
    When the other cars have all given out
    And their engines cool and the fuel runs out
    I'll keep my motor runnin', baby, just for you 

    I kept my motor runnin', baby, just for you
    I've been savin' up my lovin'
    And I'll tell you true
    I've been down some lonely highways
    But I knew one day, you'd come my way
    I kept my motor runnin', baby, just for you 

    I kept my motor runnin', baby, just for you
    I've been savin' up my lovin'
    And I'll tell you true
    I've been down some lonely highways
    But I knew one day, you'd come my way
    I kept my motor runnin', baby, just for you 

    I kept my motor runnin', baby, just for you
    I kept my motor runnin', baby, just for you

  10. Sister's Got a New Tattoo

    We got a call collect from fort benning
    Where she was goin' next she said was pending
    Now she's all dressed up in her fatigues
    She said we're about to join the major leagues
    She packs a 45 in her high heel shoes
    She said we're gonna teach them boys to sing the blues 

    Chorus
    Little sister's got a new tattoo
    Now mama don't know what to do
    She up and joined the army reserve
    'Cause her grades didn't make the curve
    Now she's red, she's white, she's blue
    From the middle east callin'
    With uncle sam brawlin'
    Little sister got a new tattoo 

    She said now mama don't you worry any
    I'm gonna take you with me where ever they send me
    I got a little trick tucked up my sleeve
    It's a secret jus' 'tween you and me
    She's got little heart with mama drawn on
    Says can't nobody ever do her no harm 

    Chorus repeats twice 

    She gotta new tattoo