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For My Broken Heart

(Liz Hengber, Keith Palmer) There were no angry words at all As we carried boxes down the hall One by one we put them in your car Nothing much for us to say One last goodbye and you drove away I watched your tail-lights As they faded in the dark I couldn't face the night in that lonely bed So I laid down on the couch instead Chorus: Last night I prayed the Lord my soul to keep Then I cried myself to sleep So sure life wouldn't go on without you But oh this sun is blinding me As it wakes me from the dark I guess the world didn't stop For my broken heart Clocks still tickin, life goes on Radio still plays a song As I try to put my scattered thoughts in place And it takes all the strength I've got To stumble to the coffee pot The first of many lonely mornings I've got to face You call to see if I'm ok Look out the window and I just say Repeat Chorus I guess the world ain't gonna stop For my broken heart

Is There Life Out There

(Susan Longacre, Rick Giles) She married when she was twenty She thought she was ready Now she's not so sure She thought she'd done some living But now she's just wonderin' What she's living for Now she's feeling that there's something more Chorus: Is there life out there So much she hasn't done Is there life beyond Her family and her home She's done what she should Should she do what she dares She doesn't want to leave She's just wonderin Is there life out there She's always lived for tomorrow She's never learned how To live for today She's dyin' to try something foolish Do something crazy Or just get away Something for herself for a change Repeat Chorus There's a place in the sun that she's never been Where life is fair and time is a friend Would she do it the same as she did back then She looks out the window and wonders again Repeat Chorus twice


(Reba McEntire, Don Schlitz) Bobby pleaded guilty to the charges that they read As they led him from the courtroom, a young voice turned his head A little boy, dressed in blue, was standing at the rail He said "I hope they kill you, I hope you go to hell" They put Bobby in a jail with forty other men They all knew what he had done, they were glad to take him in They'd all seen the headlines about Bobby and his wife How they loved each other, and how he took her life Day after day, he sat alone Night after night, they'd hear him sing his song (he'd sing) Chorus: Baby, I'll take care of you, I'll never let you down No harm will ever come to you as long as I'm around I am not afraid of what people say or do The only thing I fear is being here...without you The little boy dressed up in blue grew up to be a man When he fell in love himself, he came to understand How it was that Bobby took the life they both adored Cause Bobby couldn't stand to see her suffer anymore He took out the papers from the trunk beneath his bed And all the years just disappeared as through his tears he read The stories of the accident that robbed his mama's mind And the man who held her in his arms and chose to cut the line And the one about the man who sits alone Year after year, singing his song (he'd sing) Repeat Chorus: The young man drove his car up, and parked outside the gate They led him to a cold gray room, the guard told him to wait When the gaurd brought Bobby in, the young man finally knew He still missed his mama, but he'd missed his daddy too And when the guard left the two of them alone He took Bobby in his arms, and the young man sang the song Daddy, I'll take care of you, I'll never let you down No harm will ever come to you as long as I'm around You have taught me not to fear what people say or do The only thing I fear is being here...without you

He's In Dallas

(Donny Kees, Richard Ross, Johnny MacRae) He said I'll make your dreams come true in Texas And he captured my Appalachian heart I was so naive that I believed him When he promised we'd never be apart So we packed and pulled a U-Haul down to Dallas A year went by and the baby came along Then his old friends and the night life came between us Dreams turned into sleepless nights waiting all alone Chorus: I'm staring out the window through these teardrops Holding on to the only dream that turned out right We're on a Greyhound bus bound for West Virginia He's in Dallas without us tonight Oh, Lord I hate to break the news to mama She's gettin on in years and worries so Maybe I should have stayed in Dallas And gave him another chance right now I just don't know Repeat Chorus He said I'll make your dreams come true in Texas He's in Dallas without us tonight

All Dressed Up (With Nowhere To Go)

(Lisa Palas, Biff Fink, Ira Rogers) The sign says, "families welcome" At the Oaks Retirement Home But mostly, no one comes 'cept on the weekends Ruby Wilson lives in 303 Where she spends most her time But it's almost noon on Sunday And she's been sitting in the lobby since nine Chorus: She's all dressed up in her best hat and gloves She's all dressed up Watching and waiting, but nobody comes Some days sure are lonely days And time can move so slow When you're all dressed up With nowhere to go As Ruby watches all the others Leaving with their families The nurse tells her, it's time to come to dinner She says she's expecting company They're just running late But, the nurse knows the truth too well She just sighs and walks away Repeat Chorus

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

(Bobby Russell) He was on his way home from Candletop Been two weeks gone and he thought he'd stop At Web's and have him a drink for he went home to her Andy Wo-Lo said hello He said "Hi what's a doing" Wo said "Sit down I got some bad news that's gonna hurt" Said I'm your best friend and you know that's right But your young bride ain't home tonight Since you been gone she's been seeing that Amos boy Seth He got mad and he saw red Andy said boy don't you lose your head Cause to tell you the truth I've been with her myself Chorus: That's the night the lights went out in Georgia That's the night that they hung an innocent man Don't trust your soul to no back woods Southern lawyer Cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hand Andy got scared and left the bar Walking on home cause he didn't live far you see Andy didn't have many friends and he just lost him one Brother thought his wife must've left town So he went home and finally found the only thing Daddy had left him and that was a gun He went off to Andy's house Slipping through the back woods quiet as a mouse Came upon some tracks too small for Andy to make He looked through the screen at the back porch door He saw Andy lying on the floor In a puddle of blood and he started to shake The Georgia patrol was making their rounds So he fired a shot just to flag em down And a big bellied sheriff grabbed his gun and said "Why'd you do it?" Chorus They hung my brother before I could say The tracks he saw while on his way To Andy's house and back that night were mine And his cheatin wife had never left town And that's one body that'll be found You see little sister don't miss when she aims her gun Repeat Chorus twice

Buying Her Roses

(Joe Doyle, Rick Peoples) I took him for granted Now looking back at it He's not the only one to blame Between the jobs and the kids Wasn't much time for him We let the fire slip away from the flame Guess I shouldn't be surprised But as hard as I try I can't believe it's happened to me But I know where he's at And I know it's a fact I'd have to be blind not to see Chorus: He's out buying her roses And where that leaves me God only knows I know I should tell him To leave me forever But what'll I do if he goes Should I put up a fight Does it matter who's right Should I ruin my life or my pride Can we save what we had And if he comes back Will I ever get it out of my mind Repeat Chorus twice What'll I do if he goes What'll I do if he goes

The Greatest Man I Never Knew

(Richard Leigh, Layng Martine, Jr.) The greatest man I never knew Lived just down the hall And everyday we said hello But never touched at all He was in his paper I was in my room How was I to know he thought I hung the moon The greatest man I never knew Came home late every night He never had too much to say Too much was on his mind I never really knew him And now it seems so sad Everything he gave to us took all he had Then the days turned into years And the memories to black and white He grew cold like an old winter wind Blowing across my life The greatest words I never heard I guess I'll never hear The man I thought would never die S'been dead almost a year He was good at business But there was business left to do He never said he loved me Guess he thought I knew

I Wouldn't Go That Far

(Dana McVicker, Bruce Burch, Vip Vipperman) I'll never forget that night long ago When he drove me down that old dusty road He took me as far as I'd ever been He wanted me and I wanted him But I'd always been told I shouldn't give in Chorus: I wouldn't go that far I didn't follow my heart He said he loved me But I wasn't ready And I wouldn't go that far He was so patient, he didn't give up With a ring in his hand and a heart full of love He asked me for forever, I asked him to wait To please understand these dreams I must chase Though it was a promise I wanted to make Repeat Chorus After all these years. I saw him again He had his wife and his family with him He said he was proud of all my success He guessed both of us had found happiness Repeat Chorus Yes, I knew he loved me But I wasn't ready And I wouldn't go that far

If I Had Only Known

(Jana Stanfield, Craig Morris) If I had only known It was the last walk in the rain I'd keep you out for hours in the storm I would hold your hand Like a life line to my heart Underneath the thunder we'd be warm If I had only known It was our last walk in the rain If I had only known I'd never hear your voice again I'd memorize each thing you ever said And on those lonely nights I could think of them once more Keep your words alive inside my head If I had only known I'd never hear your voice again You were the treasure in my hand You were the one who always stood beside me So unaware I foolishly believed That you would always be there But then there came a day And I turned my head and you slipped away If I had only known It was my last night by your side I'd pray a miracle would stop the dawn And when you'd smile at me I would look into your eyes And make sure you know my love For you goes on and on If I had only known If I had only known The love I would've shown If I had only known

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