Travelin' Band

Released in 2011
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  1. Ain't Goin' Out That Way

    Second floor, third door
    On the right, just before
    The broken down ice machine
    Across the hall, through the wall
    I can hear the party all night
    I can't get no sleep
    Pizza boxes stacked up
    Jimmy's always jacked up
    Been living on the couch all week

    It's like I'm fading into nothing
    Another ripple in the ocean
    I just wanna feel something
    Before I waste
    One more day
    I'm crying out but no one's hearing
    No one can see me disappearing
    Some people just live to die
    And that's ok
    But I ain't goin' out that way

    Friday night they're getting high
    Everybody's living life
    One warm beer at a time
    Dirty socks, X-Box
    Jimmy's gone, change the locks
    Before he gets back tonight
    I ain't got a dime and
    What have I been buying
    This is where I draw the line

    It's like I'm fading into nothing
    Another ripple in the ocean
    I just wanna feel something
    Before I waste
    One more day
    I'm crying out but no one's hearing
    No one can see me disappearing
    Some people just live to die
    And that's ok
    But I ain't goin' out that way

    It's like I'm fading into nothing
    Another ripple in the ocean
    I just wanna feel something
    Before I waste
    One more day
    I'm crying out but no one's hearing
    No one can see me disappearing
    Some people just live to die
    And that's ok
    But I ain't goin' out that way

    I ain't goin' out that way

  2. Smokin' Hot Wife

    I walk around with a big fat grin
    I can't believe how lucky I've been
    Like Opie and Andy, the Mayberry life
    With my kids and my dogs and my smokin' hot wife

    I got a truck and some land
    And I play in a band with my friends on a Saturday night
    I thank God for the good life
    I'm fightin' the good fight
    From the porch in the swing by my smokin' hot wife

    I ain't much to look at, so I don't know how
    I ended up with the milk and the cow
    We're off to Daytona, we're packed in tight
    My kids and their friends and my smokin' hot wife

    I got my toes in the sand, an ice tea in my hand
    And I'm livin' out the fantasy life
    I look out at the ocean and yell for more lotion
    From my chair at the beach by my smokin' hot wife

    She's so fine
    She's all mine

    I'm a fortunate man and I fold my hands
    On my knees every night
    I'm thankin' sweet Jesus 'cause when everyone see us they say
    Holy Pete how did he get a smokin' hot wife?

    He's got some kids and some dogs and a smokin' hot wife

    He's got a porch and a swing and a smokin' hot wife

    She's so fine
    She's all mine

  3. Walk Out Of The Rain

    Girl I know you have been through a lot
    Your heart's broke in two, yeah I ain't forgot
    I've been hangin' on and waitin'
    But I'm tired of hesitatin'
    When it comes to us

    Girl I think I might have what you want
    Maybe I do and maybe I don't
    But I'm willing and I'm able
    And my cards are on the table
    So let's fall in love

    You gotta walk out of the rain sometimes
    You gotta try and make a change sometimes
    From underneath the clouds the sun ain't ever gonna shine
    You gotta walk out of the rain sometimes

    Girl I think I might just be the one
    To brighten your sky and bring out the sun
    From the cup of life you're sippin'
    And it's time you started livin'
    So let's drink it up

    Girl I think you have waited so long
    You might've forgot just how to go on
    That's why I'm here to remind you
    That all this stuff is behind you
    And it's time for love

    You gotta walk out of the rain sometimes
    You gotta try and make a change sometimes
    From underneath the clouds the sun ain't ever gonna shine
    You gotta walk out of the rain sometimes

    You gotta walk out of the rain sometimes
    You gotta try and make a change sometimes
    From underneath the clouds the sun ain't ever gonna shine
    You gotta walk out of the rain sometimes


  4. Travelin' Band

    They were searchin' for stars when we came along
    It was rock 'n roll in a country song
    There were five of us thinking that we can
    This is the life and times of a traveling band
    Hollywood had a funny face
    So we took our chances and we got away
    Back to Nashville, Tennessee
    Hobie, Bobby, Jim and Joe and me

    No the west coast life
    Didn't fit just right

    You could see us on the television
    It ain't easy bein' all that grand
    So we put on our blue jeans and our t-shirts
    And made off with our guitars in the van
    And took our place
    Out on the stage
    In a travelin' band

    We heard our song on the radio
    Along with the "Gambler" we hit the road
    All across the USA
    We were gypsies on parade
    We were all about three chords and the truth
    We wrote our songs on the bus, in the booth
    Some go fast like "Some Girls Do"
    Some go slow like "Used to Blue"

    When the lights went down
    We could hear the crowd

    We headlined our first show in Salt Lake City
    We still make a stop there now and then
    They've got all our faces on their t-shirts
    You should have seen our hairdos way back when
    We took our place
    On the stage
    In a travelin' band

    Fame and fortune don't mean much
    Without someone to hold and someone to touch
    Some wives left, some stayed on
    So who do you love when the beat goes on
    Now we're 27 years and a million miles
    Shifting gears and changing styles
    We said goodbye to old DC
    Now it's Hobie, Shayne and Jim, the Joes and me

    And when "The Race is On"
    They all sing along
    Now I'd like to take this time to thank you
    Though it's been a long and winding road
    I count my blessings when I see those faces
    And I look down at this guitar in my hand
    And I take my place
    On the stage
    In a travelin' band

    I'm in a travelin' band

  5. Come Along

    Come along

    I can't sit still, gotta go
    Got a neighbor with a need of a helping hand
    What would it hurt to take a little time
    And do for him what I can
    I've been prayin', I've been sayin'
    Only time will tell
    If we dig a little deeper in that well

    Won't you come along (come along now)
    Come along (come along now)
    Take me by the hand and help me sing this song (sing this song)
    I've got something to shout about
    Live out loud about
    Can't you feel the spirit
    Won't you come along (come along)

    The weepful river would know what
    A little bit of faith and love can do
    Lead me, take me, show me, break me
    Lord you're gonna get us through
    When we're walking through the valley we will have no fear
    Lift up our voices for the world to hear

    Won't you come along (come along now)
    Come along (come along now)
    Take me by the hand and help me sing this song (sing this song)
    I've got something to shout about
    Live out loud about
    Can't you feel the spirit
    Won't you come along (come along)

    Won't you take me down (to the river)
    Take me down (come with me y'all down to the river, down to the river)
    Take me down (wash me clean Lord, down in the river, down in the river)
    Take me down (won't you take me down)

    Won't you come along (come along now)
    Come along (come along now)
    Take me by the hand and help me sing this song (sing this song)
    I've got something to shout about
    Live out loud about
    Can't you feel the spirit
    Won't you come along (come along)

    I said come along (come along now)
    Come along (come along now)
    Take me by the hand and help me sing this song (sing this song)
    I've got something to shout about
    Live out loud about
    Can't you feel the spirit
    Won't you come along (come along)

    Come along (come along)
    I said come along (come along)
    Come along Won't you come along (come along)
    Won't you come along (come along)
    Won't you come along (come along)
    Won't you come along (come along now come along)

  6. New Set Of Tires

    Come over here, honey, I gotta talk to you

    She knows I'm a certified mechanic
    If it's broke I can fix it in a minute Got boxes full of wrenches
    Got a background buildin' engines
    And my name on a dirty shirt

    So I said "Where'd you get those new Pirellis?"
    She said "What the heck are new Pirellis?
    "And why you gettin' so defensive?
    "I was just out with my girlfriends
    "For a sale at the mall and a hairdo
    "Thought I'd drop the car off for a tune-up
    "So what?"

    I said "Baby, I ain't callin' you a liar, honey
    "But a girl just don't go get a new set of tires"

    Unless she's leavin'
    Unless she ain't comin' back
    Unless she drove 'em over broken glass and run 'em all flat
    Unless racin' Dale Jr. is her secret desire
    A girl just don't go get a new set of tires

    Now she knows she can tippy-toe right past me
    In new clothes, shoes and shiny jewelery
    With a box of chocolate candy
    And a big bouquet of daisies
    And I wouldn't even blink

    But uh-uh, ain't no sneakin' around it
    If it rolls, I know everything about it
    I've been up and underneath it
    I can eat and drink and sleep it
    Baby, cars are my life
    Now you might soap it and wash it in the drive, honey
    But a girl just don't go get a new set of tires

    Unless she's leavin'
    Unless she ain't comin' back
    Unless she drove 'em over broken glass and run 'em all flat
    Unless racin' Dale Jr. is her secret desire
    A girl just don't go get a new set of tires

    She can justify the glitter-eyes,
    Gold toe nail polish, Gucci sunglasses
    And the bottle of Italian red wine
    Unless she's got her eyes on another town and another guy
    A girl just don't go get a new set of tires

    Unless she's leavin'
    Unless she ain't comin' back
    Unless she drove 'em over broken glass and run 'em all flat
    Unless racin' Dale Jr. is your secret desire
    A girl just don't go get a new set
    Unless she's leavin'
    Unless she ain't comin' back
    Unless she's prone to burnin' rubber at the drop of a hat
    Unless racin' Dale Jr. is your secret desire
    A girl just don't go get a new set of tires

    Unless she's leavin'

    Unless she's leavin'

    Unless she's leavin'

  7. Closer To Me

    I've never been the same since I met you
    You gave me hope when no one gave me a prayer
    You stood here faithful, right beside me
    And now I know you did this so you could be

    Closer to me
    Than my hands and my feet
    Nearer to me
    Than the air that I breathe
    There are always things that will always compete for my heart
    But you know you are, and always will be
    Closer to me

    I've got nowhere to go if I go without you
    Everyone can see us if the can see me
    I've got my eyes on the only one one that's true
    Now when I run I, I run to you

    'Cause you're closer to me
    Than my hands and my feet
    You're nearer to me
    Than the air that I breathe
    There are always things that will always compete for my heart
    But you know you are, and always will be
    Closer to me

    Come closer to me
    Come closer
    Closer to me

    You're closer to me
    Than my hands and my feet
    You're nearer to me
    Than the air that I breathe
    There are always things that will always compete for my heart
    But you know you are, and always will be
    Closer to me

  8. Cool Night

    I sometimes wonder why
    All the flowers had to die
    I dream about you
    And now, the summer's come and gone
    And the nights they seem so long

    Come on over tonight
    Come on over

    It's gonna be a cool night
    Just let me hold you
    By the firelight
    If it don't feel right
    You can go

    Oh-oh, when the cool night
    Brings back memories
    Of a good life
    When this love was not so old

    Oh-oh, I won't talk about the past
    And how love's supposed to last forever
    And you don't have to take a stand
    And lay out any plans

    Come on over tonight
    Come on over

    It's gonna be a cool night
    Just let me hold you
    By the firelight
    If it don't feel right
    You can go

    Oh-oh, when the cool night
    Brings back memories
    Of a good life
    When this love was not so old

    Come on over tonight
    Come on over

    It's gonna be a cool night
    Just let me hold you
    By the firelight
    If it don't feel right
    You can go

    On a cool night
    Let me hold you
    On a cool night
    Just let me hold you
    By the firelight
    If it don't feel right
    You can go

    On a cool night
    Let me hold you
    On a cool night
    Just let me hold you
    By the firelight
    If it don't feel right
    You can go

  9. Deliver Me

    I'm up on the high-wire
    In the middle this time
    I hope somewhere
    Both ends of this rope are tied
    Don't know if I'm ending or beginning
    Or just spinning on a wheel
    I've been flying, I've been falling
    Through the air and in between
    When I feel you reaching out for me
    It feels like solid ground under my feet

    You deliver me
    Like a river, we
    Wind on to the place that we were meant to be
    I am not alone
    With you I'm home
    Day by day I see
    You deliver me

    I wondered if I'd find you
    I wondered where you'd be
    And if your heart was open
    Was there room in there for me
    But when I add up all the questions
    They don't matter now
    'Cause in your eyes I see the answers
    And I know without a doubt
    I can finally say just where I am
    When I've got you holding onto my hand

    You deliver me
    Like a river, we
    Wind on to the place that we were meant to be
    I am not alone
    With you I'm home
    Day by day I see
    You deliver me

    And you deliver me, deliver me
    Even when I can't see where this road will lead
    Oh you deliver me

    You deliver me
    Like a river, we
    Wind on to the place that we were meant to be
    I am not alone
    With you I'm home
    Day by day I see

    You deliver me
    Like a river, we
    Wind on to the place that we were meant to be
    I am not alone
    With you I'm home
    Day by day I see
    You deliver me

  10. Y'all Ready

    Y'all ready to have a party
    Dust off your faded dreams
    Ain't no cover and there ain't no dress code
    T-shirts and faded jeans
    Sometimes you gotta hold on to your baby
    It's the only way that you survive
    Y'all ready to get a little crazy
    Just to prove you're alive

    From the coast of Maine down to Mobile Bay
    And over to Louisiann
    From the Motor City to Santa Fe
    And all across the land
    From the California girls to the southern belles
    In between Hank and Tom Petty
    There ain't no stoppin'
    Gotta get this thing rockin'
    Y'all ready

    Y'all ready for a good time
    We'll tailgate to start it out
    Play your air guitar
    You're a bonafide rock star
    Dance, and then shout
    Sometimes you gotts hold on to your baby
    She'll catch you when you fall
    Y'all ready now it's go time
    Y'all come one, y'all come all

    From the coast of Maine down to Mobile Bay
    And over to Louisiann
    From the Motor City to Santa Fe
    And all across the land
    From the California girls to the southern belles
    In between Hank and Tom Petty
    There ain't no stoppin'
    Gotta get this thing rockin'
    Y'all ready

    From the Texas plains up to Frisco Bay
    And over to Alabam
    From Atlantic City to San Jose
    And all across the land
    From the California girls to the southern belles
    In between Hank and Tom Petty
    There ain't no stoppin'
    Gotta get this thing rockin'
    Y'all ready

    Y'all ready

    Bring your cousin and the teacher
    Tell your sister and the preacher
    Y'all ready
    Y'all ready

    Call the doctor and your nanny
    Load the truck and get your granny
    Y'all ready
    Y'all ready

    Y'all ready to have a good time
    Dust off your faded dreams

  11. Runaway Heart

    I sit and think about you in the morning
    I sit and think about you all day
    I can't sleep, I don't even want to listen
    To a thing that my friends say
    I've been thinking to myself
    I must be somebody else

    So if I get too close, if I go too far
    Out of control on a runaway heart
    You can break my move, you can shake my groove
    You just let me know if I go too far
    On a runaway heart

    You're the first time I ever changed my thinking
    You're the first time I ever wrecked my car
    I'm afloat but I ain't sinking
    If I can just get to where you are
    You just can't get enough
    When you've got somebody to love

    So if I get too close, if I go too far
    Out of control on a runaway heart
    You can break my move, you can shake my groove
    You just let me know if I go too far
    On a runaway heart

    Runaway, runaway, runaway heart

    Runaway, runaway, runaway heart

    So if I get too close, if I go too far
    Out of control on a runaway heart
    You can break my move, you can shake my groove
    You just let me know if I go too far
    On a runaway heart

    On a runaway heart

    Runaway, runaway

    Runaway, runaway