This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All  Album

Released in 1995

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  1. Nothin' Less Than Love

    Look where we are 
    Traveled all around our hearts
    To get back to the start
    The road's not easy
    But it kept on leading you and me
    Till we could see

    Chorus
    That nothing less then love can take us
    Where we need to go
    Nothing less then love can teach us
    Anything we need to know
    Ain't no mystery
    Now you're with me
    And what I feel
    Is nothing less then love

    The world Is turning with our
    Planes and bullet trains and faster cars
    We go to far
    We buy our books and 
    Study all the matters of the heart
    And we think we're smart
    Chorus repeats twice
    Oh what I feel
    Oh what I feel 
    Is nothing less then love

  2. Big Picture

    It was my junior year
    I believe it was in the fall
    The first time I decided that I knew it all
    I was moving right along
    Thinkin' that I could do no wrong
    I remember hearin' someone say
    They told me

    Chorus
    It's a big picture
    Little man
    It takes a while to understand
    You don't always know where you're gonna fit in

    When you get through winning the human race
    Somebody's there to take your place
    So live and love the best you can and remember
    The big picture

    I was twenty-one I remember back in the spring
    The first time I could tell I didn't know a thing
    The girl cut me to the bone
    I was lookin' to wind up all alone
    I remember hearing somebody say
    They told me

    Chorus
    It's a big picture
    Little man
    It takes a while to understand
    You don't always know where you're gonna fit in
    When you fall down running the human race
    Somebody's there to save your face
    So live and love the best you can and remember
    The big picture

    Bridge
    It cuts you down to size
    And sometimes I need it
    Right before your eyes
    I can finally see

    Chorus
    It's a big picture
    Little man
    It takes a while to understand
    You don't always know where you're gonna fit in
    You just keep on running the human race
    Follow your heart and find your place
    So live and love the best you can and remember
    Oh live and love the best you can and remember
    The big picture
    It's a big picture

  3. I Will Leave The Light On

    Don't know why you must go
    I'm not sure, you really know
    Remember me, how easy and tender that it used to be
    There's no right, there's no wrong
    I just want you back where you belong 

    And that's why
    I will leave the light on
    I will leave the light on
    I will leave the light on for you 

    You can run, but you can't hide
    From the feeling you bury inside
    In my heart, I know this is true
    It's one of the things that I learned from you
    Lovers come, lovers go
    And there's much more to this than you know 

    That is why
    I will leave the light on
    I will leave the light on
    I will leave the light on for you 

    When your fairweather friends
    Leave you standing by yourself in the pouring rain
    When the nights are dark and lonely
    Call my name, call my name
    You can retrace your steps
    Oh, but don't you forget 

    I will leave the light on
    I will leave the light on
    I will leave the light on for you 

    Don't know why you have gone
    Hope you can find your way home
    Until then...I will leave the light on
    I will leave the light on
    I will leave the light on for you

  4. (This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All

    Rich man grew old, owned a mansion on top of the hill
    Now he's sitting at the table with his lawyer
    Goin' over his will 'cause he's ill
    The kids don't call, they're waitin' for the man to die
    He's gonna leave 'em all a little somethin'
    But they're gonna be real surprised

    There's a poor man livin' on a budget at the bottom of that hill
    With a wife and two kids and a worried mind
    About how he's gonna pay the bills
    Well, only the rich man knows, see
    That's where a lot of his money goes
    To the man that brought wood in the winter
    To take a little weight off his shoulders

    There's this thing called wantin' and havin' it all
    If you're gonna get there, you're gonna have to walk
    But first, you'll have to crawl
    And you know you've gotta do it step by step
    Miss one and you'll fall into this well
    Called wantin' and havin' it all

    Poor man has everything that the rich man don't
    He's got love in his life and his heart
    He's got a house he calls home
    The rich man owns everything from miles around
    But what he needs can't be bought, it has to be found

    His rich kids think that they're better, 'cause they're better off
    That's how they grew up thinkin' and now
    He thinks it's all his fault
    So while there's still time, the daddy that they nickel and dime
    Is gonna make 'em learn to take a turn
    And stand in line

    There's this thing called wantin' and havin' it all
    If you're gonna get there you're gonna have to walk
    But first you'll have to crawl
    And you know you've gotta do it step by step
    Miss one and you'll fall into this well
    Called wantin' and havin' it all

    See life's full of changes
    And wantin' right now what you only see in your dreams
    I know you don't like it and think
    It's the strangest thing you've ever seen
    Well, there ain't nothin' you can do about it

    There's this thing called wantin' and havin' it all
    If you're gonna get there, you're gonna have to walk
    But first you'll have to crawl
    And you know you've gotta do it step by step
    Miss one and you'll fall into this well
    Called wantin' and havin' it all

  5. Another Mile

    I was sittin' at the station
    Waiting for a sign
    It was closed for renovation
    You smiled as you walked by
    You were a long time in coming
    I've waited quite a while
    Here we are rollin'
    And we've gone another mile

    Chorus
    Another mile
    One more mile
    We can make it down this road girl you and I
    Love grows strong just hold on
    And you'll find that we've gone another mile

    This world moves in circles
    Never one straight line
    It keeps us all from seeing
    What lies ahead to find
    But I know when I get home
    You're the reason why
    I had to keep on goin'
    Till I'd gone another mile

    Chorus repeats twice
    And you'll find that we've gone
    Yes you'll find that we've gone
    Another mile

  6. 'Round Here

    Sue and Jack fell in love 'round here 
    They been goin' steady now for years
    He couldn't afford much of anything 
    But he worked and bought her a diamond ring
    And that's the way we do it 'round here 

    That's the way it is and that's the way it's done 'round here
    That's the way we live and that's the way we love 'round here 
    Strong hearts and folded hands 
    A workin' woman and a workin' man
    That's the way it is and that's the way it's done 'round here

    You and I will fuss and fight 'round here 
    But after all this time, one thing is clear 
    We get hurt and broken-hearted 
    But we won't give up what we started 
    That's the way we do it 'round here

    That's the way it is and that's the way it's done 'round here
    That's the way we live and that's the way we love 'round here 
    Strong hearts and folded hands 
    A workin' woman and a workin' man
    That's the way it is and that's the way it's done 'round here

    That's the way it's done 'round here
    That's the way it's done 'round here
    Yeah, that's the way we do it 'round here

  7. She's Gettin' There

    She loves playin' hard to get, so I just play along
    She likes to think she's real tough
    But I know she ain't that strong
    I can see it in her eyes
    In her heart I know she cares
    Oh she ain't mine yet, but she's gettin' there

    Chorus
    She's gettin' there, one kiss at a time
    Her heart beware, she's showing all the signs
    She don't know she loves me but
    I can feel it in the air
    Oh she ain't mine yet, but she's gettin' there

    She slips up every now and then, talks about settling down
    And when she catches herself, she'll try to do a turnaround
    She'll claim she needs her space
    Then want to get together somewhere
    Oh she ain't mine yet, but she's gettin' there

    Chorus
    She's gettin' there
    She's gettin' there
    She's gettin' there
    She's gettin' there
    She's gettin' there

  8. Treat Her Right

    A lot of people breaking hearts these days
    Giving up and just walking away
    Forever's just another word
    That you hear young lovers say
    I know it may be old fashioned, but I still believe
    Love stays when the strong winds blow
    Even when it hurts, don't let go

    Chorus
    You've got to treat her right, understand 
    That she's your woman and you're her man
    Tell her that you need her
    Like the desert needs the rain
    And if you treat her right, show her you care
    When you need her she'll be there
    Like an island in the storm, a beacon in the night
    If you love her, treat her right

    A good woman ain't easy to find
    The faithful and the loving kind
    And if you don't hold her tight
    She'll slip right through your hands
    Love gives more than it takes
    So be willing for her sake
    Stand by her when the strong winds blow
    Even when it hurts, don't let go

    Chorus
    She's your best friend and your lover 
    So if you want to keep her 
    Take good care of her

    If you treat her right, show her you care
    When you need her, she'll be there
    Like an island in the storm, a beacon in the night
    If you love her treat her right

    Treat her right
    Treat her right

  9. Like A John Deere

    When a city girl starts takin' back the love she gave away
    The good ol' boy with calloused hands
    He don't know what to say
    He ain't good at giving up, no matter how it hurts
    All he knows in this world is how to make things work 

    Oh, if hearts were built like John Deere tractors
    There'd be happy ever afters
    Strong, true and tough, and made of steel
    They pull through when times get hard
    And never fall apart
    If hearts were built like a John Deere 

    All she left was just a trail of dust across the farm
    He just turned and shook his head
    And walked back to the barn
    Well, he's got questions about love
    He never thought he'd ask
    In his mind when something's made
    It should be made to last 

    Oh, if hearts were built like John Deere tractors
    There'd be happy ever afters
    Strong, true and tough, and made of steel
    They pull through when times get hard
    And never fall apart
    If hearts were built like a John Deere

  10. Small Town Hero

    I just turned twenty-nine three years in a row
    Too young to be the president
    Too old to turn pro
    But when the seventies came and elvis died
    I could not fill his shoes
    But oh how I tried

    It was the life and time of a small town hero
    But it's another day
    I've got my wife, my kids, a job and it's ok
    This letter of intent now, is just for show
    They say it's lonely at the top
    So I did not go

    Andy went to Vietnam back in sixty-five
    While some folks kept from going
    He kept some folks alive
    A purple heart is on his shelf
    That he never wears
    A broken one sit in his chest
    For what he lost there

    It was the life and times of a small town hero
    But it's another day
    He's got his wife, his kids, a job and it's ok
    The letter from the president now, is just for show
    He could have hid out way up north
    But he did not go

    John got his notice, gonna take the farm away
    He worked it half his life
    He worked Ii every day
    He burned his fields his crops
    And the barn before they came
    The neighbors cheered and watched as john walked away

    It was the life and times of a small town hero
    But it's another day
    He's got his wife, his kids, a job and it's ok
    The letter from the bank went up in smoke
    Just when they thought he was down 
    He did not go
    It was the life and times of a small town hero