Wide Open

Released in 1988

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  1. My Baby's Gone

    Woke up this morning and the sun refused to shine
    Looked everywhere tryin' to find that gal of mine
    I just found an ice cold pilow layin' by me side

    Chorus
    Well the moon is down 
    but it still ain't dawn 
    and the world is dark 
    and my baby's gone

    Looked out the window and I could not help but cry
    She left me all alone and never said goodbye
    She even took the golden sunlight from my sky

    Chorus

    I sit here and wonder why she left me
    Just try to think what I done wrong
    I stay in the darkness of this lonely room

    Chorus

    Woke up this morning and the sun refused to shine
    Looked everywhere tryin' to find that gal of mine
    I just found an ice cold pilow layin' by me side

    Repeat Chorus 3 Times

    Chorus Change
    Well there ain't no moonlight
    There ain't no starlight
    There ain't no sunlight
    My baby's gone

    Repeat (new) Chorus 7 Times

  2. Old Pair Of Shoes

    I can see you've thrown my old slippers out the door
    And once again I'll hide 'em like I've done those times before
    Honey they just got to where they're feelin' good
    And if you only knew me better, you'd know why they would

    chorus
    I'm just like an old pair of shoes
    That get to feelin' good right when a hole wears through
    You can wear me like an old pair of shoes
    That have done a lot of walkin' through a lot of bad blues
    Well I've walked in and out of love before
    And like me it won't be the first time these old shoes
    Have been thrown out the door

    We can shine 'em up and make 'em look as good as new
    Wear 'em out on the town and dance a dance or two
    You can see they still got a mile or two
    You'd have a change of thought and know they're not
    Just another old pair of shoes

    chorus
    I'm just like an old pair of shoes
    That get to feelin' good right when a hole wears through
    You can wear me like an old pair of shoes
    That have done a lot of walkin' through a lot of bad blues
    Well I've walked in and out of love before
    And like me it won't be the first time these old shoes
    Have been thrown out the door

  3. What Am I Going To Tell My Heart

     

    Everbody thinks that I'm doing fine

    They think that I finaly got you off my mind

    I fooled them all, oh babe, I'm playing it cool

    But there's a part of me that I can't seam to fool

    With out gettin' over you.
    Chorus:

    So what am I going to tell my heart

    While I'm lying here alone in the dark

    And your memory steps in and tears it all apart

    What am I going to tell my heart?
    You'd think by now that I'd be over you

    I could tell you that but my heart knows the truth

    That lies convincing, girl, for everyone but me

    And everyday that goes by somethings telling me

    That part of me ain't free.
    Chorus:

    So what am I going to tell my heart

    While I'm lying here alone in the dark

    And your memory steps in and tears it all apart

    What am I going to tell my heart?
    --- Instrumental ---
    Chorus:

    So what am I going to tell my heart

    While I'm lying here alone in the dark

    And your memory steps in and tears it all apart

    What am I going to tell my heart?
    Chorus:

    So what am I going to tell my heart

    While I'm lying here alone in the dark

    And your memory steps in and tears it all apart

    What am I going to tell my heart?
     

     

  4. Blue Denim Soul

    He said he was the grandson of Johnny B. Goode
    Some thought he couldn't but I thought he could
    He set his mind talkin' about Elvis lookin' like James Dean
    He said a country boy rockin' ain't all that bad

    You shake your leg or you wear you a hat
    You bring the house down and you make all the pretty girls scream
    He said a complicated rhythm folks don't understand
    Just stomp your feet and clap your hands and play

    Blue, blue denim soul
    Blue, blue denim soul
    A country boy rockin' will get on a roll
    Playin' blue, blue denim soul

    He poured me out a helping of rhythm and blues
    It was bad to the bone, you see, to me it was news
    Spreadin' wood, sheddin' in pair of faded overalls
    He said scratch your throat when you start to sing

    You make them cry when you bend them strings
    And one more thing I will tell you before I go
    "The only thing that you can count on are both of your hands"
    "And having holes in your britches when the boys in the band are playin'"

    Blue, blue denim soul
    Blue, blue denim soul
    A country boy rockin' will get on a roll
    Playin' blue, blue denim soul

     

  5. It Wasn't His Child

    He was her man, she was his wife
    And late one winter night
    He knelt by her as she gave birth
    But it wasn't his child, it wasn't his child

    Yet still he took him as his own
    And as he watched him grow
    It brought him joy
    But it wasn't his child, it wasn't his child

    But like a father, he was strong and kind
    And I believe he did his best
    It wasn't easy for him but he did all could
    His son was different from the rest
    It wasn't his child, it wasn't his child

    And when the boy became a man
    He took his father's hand
    And soon the world would all know why
    It wasn't his child, it wasn't his child

    But like a father, he was strong and kind
    And I believe he did his best
    It wasn't easy for him but he did all could
    He grew up with is hands in wood
    And he died with his hands in wood
    He was God's child, he was God's child

    He was her man, she was his wife
    And late one night
    He knelt by her as she gave birth
    But it wasn't his child, it was God's child

  6. Wide Open

     

     

    I can hear the wheels turnin’ out there in the rain

    I’m gonna keep on makin every line

    I’m rollin’ down the window and I’m callin’ out your name

    Baby it’s been too long coming, my love is an engine runnin’


    Wide Open

    I’m gonna ride and keep my wheels in motion

    Well if I crash and Burn

    Well sometimes hearts get broken

    Runnin’ wide open


    I want to feel the way it feels to push it to the wall

    Let’s see what this thing can really do

    When it comes to havin’ you I’d gladly risk it all

    I’m gonna put my whole heart in it

    And tonight I’m gonna blow the limit

     

     

    Wide Open

    I’m gonna ride and keep my wheels in motion

    Well if I crash and Burn

    Well sometimes hearts get broken

    Runnin’ wide open

     

    Tonight there’s only one way left to go

    One way left to go

    I’m bringing you my pure emotion, full devotion

     

     

  7. Falling Apart At The Heart

    I'm back on my feet, got it straight in my mind
    Don't ask how I'm doing, I'm doing just fine,
    Now I got it all under control
    If I acted much higher
    Then you'd see I'm down so low

    chorus
    I keep fallin', fallin apart at the heart
    Keeps me wonderin' when does the gettin' over you start
    It's hard to let go when a part of me keeps holdin' on
    I'm back to the start, fallin' apart at the heart

    Now I've told some lies, said I'd be ok
    But don't you believe me, nothings really changed
    I still wish that you were here
    Tomorrow's so cloudy
    Oh but yesterday's too clear

    chorus
    I keep fallin', fallin apart at the heart
    Keeps me wonderin' when does the gettin' over you start
    It's hard to let go when a part of me keeps holdin' on
    I'm back to the start, fallin' apart at the heart

  8. Axe To Grind

    They tried to lose us in the hype of fortune and fame
    We've got them to thank and only us to blame
    Now the joker is dealing 'cause the king went blind
    We're stayin' out of the shuffle with an ax to grind
    We're out of the shuffle with an ax to grind

    chorus
    I've got by jeans on tight and my shades when it's sunny
    You can break my heart-but don't take my money
    It's a long long road and an uphill climb
    Just leave me my guitar - I'll have an ax to grind
    Leave me my guitar - I'll have an ax to grind

    Something we're not is what plenty of us were
    We've got houses and cars and people callin' us sir
    I'd like to give it all up and leave it behind
    And join a nameless bunch of pickers with an ax to grind
    A nameless bunch of pickers with an ax to grind

    chorus
    I've got by jeans on tight and my shades when it's sunny
    You can break my heart-but don't take my money
    It's a long long road and an uphill climb
    Just leave me my guitar - I'll have an ax to grind
    Leave me my guitar - I'll have an ax to grind

    They say our songs are simple and little too wordy
    A little bit fast and a little too dirty
    You don't make it down the track without any ties
    But we've made it this far with just an ax to grind

    chorus
    I've got by jeans on tight and my shades when it's sunny
    You can break my heart-but don't take my money
    It's a long long road and an uphill climb
    Just leave me my guitar - I'll have an ax to grind
    Leave me my guitar - I'll have an ax to grind

  9. Running Out Of Reasons To Run

     

    Wounded by love, I was to afraid to ever want to try again

    So I started runnin’ from every pretty woman who wanted to be my friend

    But lately I’ve noticed I’m being shadowed by someone stayin’ right on my heels

    Your so persistent, you want to go the distance, I do believe I’m startin’ to feel


    I’m runnin’ out of reasons to run

    Runnin’ out of reasons to run

    Woke up with I love you on the tip of my tongue

    Runnin’ out of reasons to run
     

    I woke up this mornin’ totally amazed at the thoughts runnin’ round in my head

    I’m always gone at the crack of dawn and here I am still in bed

    As my eyes open, my heart starts jumpin’, I can’t believe the thing that you’ve done

    Could that big red heart you drew on the mirror be a shape of things to com


    I’m runnin’ out of reasons to run

    Runnin out of reasons

    Runnin’ out of reasons to run

    Out of reasons


    Woke up with I love you on the tip of my tongue

    Runnin’ out of reasons to run

     

  10. Field Hand

    I could not repay in one lifetime
    All the love you gave me
    You've become such a woman
    Still you let me call you baby

    I love you now and I always will
    I would gladly be the field hand
    If you were the field

    I'd take the rain it makes us grow
    That's what you always told me
    I'd take the plow firm in my hand
    Just the way you hold me

    I'd cultivate the valley and the hill
    I would gladly be the field hand
    If you were the field

    I would sprinkle the morning dew
    When the lonely nights were threw
    I would hang a harvest moon
    So its light would shine on you

    To help you grow would truly be my will
    I would gladly be the field hand
    If you were the field
    I would gladly be the field hand
    If you were the field