The Hits Live

Released in 2000

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  1. Six Days On The Road

    E.Greene/E.Montgomery

    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

     

  2. Hard To Say

    A dark cloud hangin' out over my head
    I woke up this morning to an empty bed
    Why she left me is hard to say
    Well, is this fate or just a bad day

    Is this bad luck or just bad timin'?
    Or is it the lies I told it's hard to say
    Can you get back, what's gone they say so
    If you get down on your knees and believe and pray
    But some prayers are hard to pray

    Well, some things it's hard to say
    Thumb up in the air and I'm a hitchin' a ride
    Plenty cars passin' but I'm on the wrong side
    If I cross over will they go my way?
    Is this fate or just a bad day?

    Is this bad luck or just bad timin'?
    Or is it the lies I told it's hard to say
    Can you get back, what's gone they say so
    If you get down on your knees and believe and pray
    But some prayers are hard to pray

    Well, some things it's hard to say
    Thumb up in the air and I'm a hitchin' a ride
    Plenty cars passin' but I'm on the wrong side
    If I cross over will they go my way?
    Is this fate or just a bad day?

    Is this bad luck or just bad timin'?
    Or is it the lies I told it's hard to say
    Can you get back, what's gone they say so
    If you get down on your knees and believe and pray
    But some prayers are hard to pray

    Well, some things it's hard to say
    Thumb up in the air and I'm a hitchin' a ride
    Plenty cars passin' but I'm on the wrong side
    If I cross over will they go my way?
    Is this fate or just a bad day?

     

  3. This Time

    Sittin' on the front porch, nothing but time
    Missed you so bad, I'm about to go blind
    I've got the window busted and the door kicked in
    From the last time we said never again

    But this time I'm going to see you coming, ain't going to be surprised
    Yea, this time I'm going to know what hit me right between the eyes
    Just one time I want to think it over before we speak our minds
    And I know we can make it go this time

    It's a hard and heavy, Lord, day and night
    That's the way we love and that's the way we fight
    We can't stay together, can't be alone
    We can go for good but we don't stay gone

    And this time I'm going to see you coming, ain't going to be surprised
    Yea, this time I'm going to know what hit me right between the eyes
    Just one time I want to think it over before we speak our minds
    And I know we can make it go this time

    Yea, this time I'm going to see you coming, ain't going to be surprised
    Yea, this time I'm going to know what hit me right between the eyes
    Just one time I want to think it over before we speak our minds
    And I know we can make it go this time
    Yea, I know we can make it go this time

    Yea, this time

     

  4. 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 now
    He's just a little out of place

    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 busin' 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're wishin' for one now
    They're just a little out of place

     

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The Dirt Road

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

    I'll take the dirt road it's all I know
    I've been walking it for years
    It's 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

    I'll take the dirt road it's all I know
    I've been walking it for years
    It's 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

    I'll take the dirt road it's all I know
    I've been walking it for years
    It's 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

    On the dirt road

     

  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. 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?
    Well, I've been down the road to work and home again
    And I'm still here, until I'm gone
    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've 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

     

  10. The Boys And Me

    Me and the boys that I knew in school
    Are thirty years old, stubborn as a herd of mules
    We get all cleaned up on a Saturday night
    We say yes to the girls when they ask if they look alright

    Load up the cars and ride around
    Roll down the windows and we go to town

    And we talk too slow, drive too fast
    We're high on life and we're low on gas
    Tryin' to make the way things are
    The way things used to be, the boys and me

    The phone rings, it's the call of the wild
    And the clothes we wear have finally come back in style
    We got some tall tales that we love to tell
    They may not be true but we sure do remember them well

    We work hard to have a little fun
    Roll up our sleeves and get the job done, son

    And we talk too slow, drive too fast
    We're high on life and we're low on gas
    Tryin' to make the way things are
    The way things used to be, the boys and me

    And we talk too slow, drive too fast
    We're high on life and we're low on gas
    Tryin' to make the way things are
    The way things used to be, the boys and me
    The boys and me, the boys

     

  11. Thank God For You

    Well, I've been called a self-made man
    And girl don't you believe it's true
    I know exactly how lucky I am
    When I'm gettin' this close to you

    It's high time I'm giving some praise
    To those that got me where I am today

    I got to thank mama for the cookin'
    Daddy for the whuppin'
    The Devil for the trouble that I get into

    I go to give credit where credit is due
    I thank the bank for the money
    Thank God for you

    A strong heart and a willing hand
    That's the secret to my success
    A good women, I try to be a good man
    A good job, Lord, I know I've been blessed

    I'm just a part of a greater plan
    It doesn't matter which part I am

    I got to thank mama for the cookin'
    Daddy for the whuppin'
    The Devil for the trouble that I get into

    I go to give credit where credit is due
    I thank the bank for the money
    Thank God for you

    I got to thank mama for the teachin'
    Daddy for the preachin'
    The Devil for the trouble that I get into

    I got to give credit where credit is due
    I thank the bank for the money
    Thank God for you

    Mama
    Daddy
    Devil

    Yeah, I got to give credit where credit is due
    I thank the bank for the money
    Thank God for you

    I thank mama
    I thank daddy
    Devil

    Well, I got to give credit where credit is due
    I thank the bank for the money
    Thank God for you

  12. 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

  13. Drive Me Wild

    You pull over and I jump in
    To your little red Mercedes Benz
    Well, I know there's no turning back
    Well, I don't even care where we are
    I just want to be inside your car

    You can drive me wild baby
    Or you can drive me crazy
    You just drive me, I don't care
    With you I'll go anywhere

    Clean out of sight
    Once around the moon
    Holdin' on tight
    Take me by the hand
    Pull me by the heart
    With you, with you I'll go anywhere

    Well, in the fast lane on a Sunday drive
    Anywhere we go, I'll be fine
    Just as long as I'm with you
    It don't matter when we get back
    This ain't the time to talk about that

    You can drive me wild baby
    Or you can drive me crazy
    You just drive me, I don't care
    With you I'll go anywhere

    Clean out of sight
    Once around the moon
    Holdin' on tight
    Take me by the hand
    Pull me by the heart
    With you, with you I'll go anywhere

    If you take me
    I will go with you anywhere
    I don't know if you know where
    Goin' somewhere, goin' somewhere
    Goin' somewhere

    You can drive me wild baby
    Or you can drive me crazy
    You just drive me, I don't care
    With you I'll go anywhere

    Clean out of sight
    Once around the moon
    Holdin' on tight
    Take me by the hand
    Pull me by the heart
    With you, with you I'll go anywhere

     

  14. Some Girls Do

    She turned up her nose as she walked by my Cadillac
    From the corner of my eye, I saw you and you laughed
    You were sittin' on the swing on your front porch
    Paintin' your nails like you were bored
    And you yelled she was sure impressed with you

    Well, I ain't first class but I ain't white trash
    I'm wild and a little crazy too
    Some girls don't like boys like me
    Aw, but some girls do

    I yelled and asked if you would like a ride
    When we pulled out of your yard, I bald a tire
    You was laughing at me, I was doing James Dean
    You was the prettiest girl I'd ever seen
    When you rolled your eyes and twirled my pink fur dice

    Well, I ain't first class but I ain't white trash
    I'm wild and a little crazy too
    Some girls don't like boys like me
    Aw, but some girls do

    Well good ole' boys don't get no breaks
    And rich boys think they got what it takes
    But there's someone for each of us they say

    Well, I ain't first class but I ain't white trash
    I'm wild and a little crazy too
    Some girls don't like boys like me
    Aw, but some girls do

    Well, I ain't first class but I ain't white trash
    I'm wild and a little crazy too
    Some girls don't like boys like me
    Aw, but some girls do

    I said, some girls do
    You know some girls do
    Like boys like me
    You know some girls do

     

  15. Perfect World

    I met a little girl and she liked me
    She kissed me soft and I gave her my ring
    Love was new and things were lookin' up
    So I put her name on the front of my truck

    In a perfect world
    In a perfect world

    In a perfect world
    When boy meets girl
    They spin and dance
    Like a tilt-a-whirl

    Top of the ferries wheel
    A cotton-candy kiss
    Yeah, a perfect world feels just like this
    Hey, it's a perfect world with me and you

    Hey, it's a perfect world, ah, ooh
    Ain't nothing better than when you take my hand
    It's never never land
    Oh, oh, oh, it's a perfect world

    We went to the sonic and we rode around town
    With the radio up and the windows down
    When she held my hand, it felt so real
    We ended up parkin' on lovers hill

    In a perfect world
    In a perfect world

    In a perfect world
    When boy meets girl
    They spin and dance
    Like a tilt-a-whirl

    Top of the ferries wheel
    A cotton-candy kiss
    Yeah, a perfect world feels just like this
    Hey, it's a perfect world with me and you

    Hey, it's a perfect world, ah, ooh
    Ain't nothing better than when you take my hand
    It's never never land
    Oh, oh, oh, it's a perfect world

    Hey, it's a perfect world with me and you
    Hey it's a perfect world, ah, ooh
    Ain't nothing better than when you take my hand
    It's never never land

    Oh, oh, oh, it's a perfect
    Oh, oh, oh, it's a perfect
    Oh, oh, oh, it's a perfect world

     

  16. Garage Band

    Girls they sit and listen
    and they wink and wiggle
    And they like to sing too
    in my garage, in my garage band
    We're here on a mission
    Jammin' with the fellas
    Maybe get a hit song
    in my garage, in my garage band

    Chorus

    And it's John, Paul, Elvis and me
    We play and we sing
    Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
    and the neighbors say we're way too loud
    They'll call the militia if we don't turn down
    We just say whatever it takes
    Publicity might be our break
    In my, in my garage
    In my garage band

    We'll be rich and famous
    Hollywood's a waitin'
    Singin' on a talk show
    in my garage, In my garage band
    Go behind the music
    I'll tell 'em how it started
    Just me and my guitar
    In my garage, in my garage band

    Repeat Chorus

    And it's John, Paul, Elvis and me
    We play and we sing
    Yeah yeah yeah, eah yeah yeah
    and the neighbors say we're way too loud
    They'll call the militia if we don't turn down
    We just say whatever it takes
    Publicity might be our break
    In my, in my garage
    In my garage band

    We ain't doin' nothin' wrong
    We're just the boys in the band
    Here's a little message
    That I hope you understand

    Repeat Chorus

    And it's John, Paul, Elvis and me
    We play and we sing
    Yeah yeah yeah, eah yeah yeah
    and the neighbors say we're way too loud
    They'll call the militia if we don't turn down
    We just say whatever it takes
    Publicity might be our break
    In my, in my garage
    In my garage band

     

  17. 800 Pound Jesus

    I saw a garage sale
    Pulled up in the yard
    Found a statue of Jesus
    It was eight feet tall
    He held out his arms
    And he seemed all alone
    So I loaded him up
    And drove him home

    Out by my driveway he
    Looks down the street
    With his long hair and sandals made
    Of rebar and concrete
    I painted him white with a long purple robe
    He's a rock of ages on our gravel road

    Chorus
    He's an eight-hundred pound Jesus
    Standing taller than a tree
    He's an eight-hundred pound Jesus
    A bigger man than you or me

    I thought loosin' my job was
    The end of the world
    Till my best pal ran off with my best girl
    I felt suicidal with no real friends
    So I walked outside with a rope in my hand

    Out by that statue there's a big old tree
    So I stood on his shoulders
    And I counted to three
    I had every intention of buying the farm
    But when I jumped off he caught me in his arms

    Chorus

    I wanted to return the favor to him
    Cause I never had a more solid friend
    So I planted some flowers
    All around his feet
    And I bought him a flock
    Of ceramic sheep

    Chorus

    He's a bigger man
    Than you or me

     

  18. Lookin' For Love

    Well, I spent a lifetime lookin' for you
    Singles bars and good time lovers are never true
    Playin' a fool's game and hopin' to win
    And tellin' those sweet lies and losin' again

    I was lookin' for love in all the wrong places
    Lookin' for love in too many faces
    Searchin' their eyes and lookin' for traces
    Of what I'm dreamin' of

    Hopin' to find a friend and a lover
    God bless the day I discover
    Another heart
    Lookin' for love

    I was along then no love in sight
    And I did everything I could to get me through the night
    Don't know where it started or where it might end
    I turned to a stranger just like a friend

    I was lookin' for love in all the wrong places
    Lookin' for love in too many faces
    Searchin' their eyes and lookin' for traces
    Of what I'm dreamin' of

    Hopin' to find a friend and a lover
    God bless the day I discover another heart
    Lookin' for love

    You came a knockin' at my heart's door
    You're everything I've been lookin' for
    No more lookin' for love in all the wrong places
    Lookin' for love in too many faces

    Searchin' their eyes and lookin' for traces
    Of what I'm dreamin' of
    Now that I found a friend and a lover
    God bless the day I discover you, oh you
    Lookin' for love