Highway Bound

True Blue

There’s a flash of lightning in her eyes of blue

Lines of laughter when she’s laughin’ at you 

And it’s true

True blue

From the top of her head down to my arms around her

There’s a ribbon of grey and all she’s seen and found

And it’s true

True blue

 

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If she don’t mind me hangin’ around

Before I got to leave this town

And set my feet back down on the ground

I don’t mind if I do, if I do

True Blue

 

She knows where I’m goin’, knows where I been

Knows I got to go again

And it’s true, true blue

Knows where I been and she knows that I’m goin’

It’s a long way home, it’s a long way down to these blues

True blues

 

Chorus

All He Can Do

You don’t see them city lights

And feel ‘em burning down below

You don’t hear that lonesome whistle

Sends him hauling down the road 

You don’t know that winter wind

That sends a warning through the trees and

Makes him look more like a stranger in the changing of the leaves

 

Oh you’re friends say

He’s more trouble than he’s worth

More trouble than he’s worth

And it’s true

You know he can be true

But it’s all that he can do

All he can do for you 

 

Well you came down like an angel

Lord, for all he did believe

But your class and education

Don’t mean much right now it seems

You got yourself a rambler

And it’s only plain to see

That steady work and family

Just don’t fit into his dreams

 

Oh your friends say

That he ain’t what you deserve 

And it ain’t what you deserve 

And it’s true

You know he can be true

But it’s all that he do

All he can do for you

Good Times

If we make it through the season

And you still can’t find a reason

To be calling me by any

But the name that I was gave

Or holding on to what we had

Sometimes good and mostly bad

Well darlin’ I won’t blame you

If we go our separate ways

 

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Ohh nothin’ left behind

Same road, tires between the lines

Radio, play me a song

For the good times

 

Days are short and nights are long

And times there were that I was wrong

Won’t fault you

For the change in your eyes

This old tune’s a gettin’ old 

And this old valley’s gettin’ cold

I’m leaving and I’d hope to have you

Standing by my side

Rose

Green hills of Tennessee

High plains down to Laramie

And every lovin’ in between

And sleepin’ in my clothes

Half a chance and a bucket of beer

And if this truck’ll make it there 

I’ll close my eyes

And I’ll remember ‘bout a Rose

 

Rose like a memory

I’ll be loadin’ up and rollin’ off

To go play somewhere else again

And darlin’ yes you know

Rose like a sweet dream

But life enough for one it seems

The only one that owns me is this dark and winding road

 

Take me to a river, deep and wide

Ask me a question and I can’t hide

I’ll tell you an answer and I won’t lie 

To you before you go

I hope our dreams, they all come true

I damn sure hope he’s good to you 

It’s more than I could ever do

We ain’t too new to know

 

Rose like a memory

I’ll be loadin’ up and rollin’ off

To go play somewhere else again

And darlin’ yes you know

Rose like a sweet dream

But life enough for one it seems

The only one that owns me is this dark and winding road

The only one that owns me is this guitar that I hold 

They Know My Name 

Sun risin’ slow 

And I got the hammer down

Fire in the trees

Blood on the ground

Should have been a milk run

Should have been an easy one

He was closing up shop and no one around

And when they get that call

And when the radio sounds

Be the whole damn world

State county and town

 

Sister she’s a teacher

Up in Omaha 

Daddy was a preacher 

Til we lost the farm

Brother was a soldier came back a hero with his mind all gone

And the line gets thicker

And nobody can figure how I went wrong

 

They say the path is long and narrow 

Up to heaven’s gate 

But there’s a fire down below and a wider road

And they know my name

 

If I could start all over

I’d give it everything I got

And now I’m gunnin’ for the county line

And I know first one I see I’m caught 

She don’t know but she might believe ‘em 

And I pray she just don’t answer that door

And all the love in the world and the money on the seat

Don’t seem to mean that much no more 

 

They say the path is long and narrow 

Up to heaven’s gate 

But there’s a fire down below and a wider road

And they know my name

 

You know the last time I shot him

I didn’t even hear the gun

I didn’t see the shells a fallin’ 

I didn’t even think to run

You know the last time I seen her

I didn’t even hold her close

And now it’s too late and never

I didn’t think she’d ever know

I didn’t think she’d ever know

Wild Crazy and Free

How we found each other, I never could tell

You’d been to college and I’d been to jail

We found us livin’ the same old dream

In that old Dodge, wild crazy and free

 

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Wild crazy and free

And running downhill 

With your hand in mine

Time stood still

That’s the way that it seemed to me

In that old Dodge

Wild crazy and free

 

I saw the end coming for a long, long while 

At an even pace, at a country mile

But I never knew how much you meant to me

In that old Dodge, wild crazy and free

 

Chorus

 

In the still of the night, not long before dawn

In the barroom lights in the heat of the song

I see you ridin’ right next to me

In that old Dodge

Wild crazy and free

 

Chorus

Highway Bound

High time for highway bound I believe oh yes I do

High time for highway bound I’m a leavin’ how ‘bout you?

Just about time for the highline, lonesome kickin’ railroad ties

High time for highway bound I believe oh yes I do

 

Fly them freak flags high boys we’re goin’ out tonight

If we make it into town we might just make it back alright

Rosin up the bow and leave them sad songs here at home

High time for good times, better down the road

 

When the sun come up this morning I could barely lift my head

When the sun goes down this evening I’ll be somewhere I ain’t been

White line, yellow line engine a hummin’

High ball, two track, runnin’ and a fussin’

Right time for the road time, I believe oh yes I do

 

High time for highway bound I believe oh yes I do 

High time for highway bound I’m a leavin’ how ‘bout you

 

Straight line, grapevine loaded and a truckin’

Mean bull duckin’ and a muddin’ and a muckin’ 

High time for highway bound I believe oh yes I do

Burgundy in the Rain

She got big brown eyes that don’t say a word

Light as a feather and flighty as a bird

Ask me where I’m goin’ she don’t ask me where I been

Makes it easy on my mind on Burgundy in the rain

 

Sun goes up and the moon goes down

I’m still chasing my heart around

Ain’t no reason and it ain’t no thing 

I’m a walkin’ down Burgundy in the rain

 

She got big brown eyes that don’t say a word

Light as a feather and flighty as a bird 

Life ain’t easy but it don’t last long

So I wrote this on a napkin and I sing it in a song

 

Some grow up, some leave town

I’m still chasing my heart around

Ain’t no reason and it ain’t no thing 

I’m a walkin’ down Burgundy in the rain

Blue Eyed Girl

Standing round the kitchen light

Fussin’ bout the bills

Til you let your hair down 

And my heart stands still

I ain’t had nothin’ but work in my hands 

For too long so won’t you tell me

That I’ll be your man

 

Blue eyed gal come along with me

I’ll take you everywhere you never been

Blue eyed girl come along oh won’t you come along with me 

 

Now you hear talkin’ bout everybody’s gossip

In a small town they always do

At the end of the day we got the whole damn world

Me and you and a dog name Boo

 

Blue eyed gal come along with me

We’ll be the ones just a wait and see

Blue eyed girl come along oh won’t you come along with me 

 

If a poor man’s dollar ain’t worth a dime

If the rain don’t fall and the sun don’t shine

If the moon don’t rise and the storm winds blow

I’ll be waitin’ for you honey I’ll be ready to go

 

Blue eyed gal come along with me

I’ll take you everywhere you never been

Blue Eyed girl come along oh won’t you come along with

Blue eyed gal come along with me

Blue eyed gal come along with me

Blue Eyed girl come along oh won’t you come along with me 

This Was Then 

Well sometimes I wonder now

Just why you looked so proud

I was standing at the end of a two day drive

And lookin’ about more dead than alive

Well I know that was then

And this is now

 

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That was then 

And this is now

Between hate and love

And God above 

Knows I’m headed south 

That was then 

And this is now

 

And now it seems to me

That you never were too pleased

With this old guitar and the same old bars

And the truck I worked on every week

Now it seems to me you weren’t too pleased

 

Chorus 

 

I should try to explain but I won’t

I should answer your call but I don’t

Just standin’ ‘neath the sky on the dusty ground

Starin’ at the side of the road

Just south of your love and north of San Antone

 

Chorus 

Big Wheels 

Another cup of coffee and another pack of smokes

And who knows how the hell or why or cares now what she wrote

And the grey light of morning shows the lines and times they don’t

Down a steep grade to nowhere and ya go

 

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Big wheels rolllin’ slow 

And a long way, a long way to go

Big wheels rollin’ slow

And a long way, a long way to go

 

Paint yourself a picture of a clear uncloudy day

On the backside of your eyes where odds are it’ll stay

And the bright lights ahead will show the lines and times they won’t 

You can try it all again, and then who knows

 

Chorus

 

Memories of what used to be and all you should’ve known

Stand with pictures of what could’ve been

Mileposts as you go

Keep your head on your shoulders and your heart down there below

Hands on the wheel, and your eyes on the road

 

Chorus

Slow Down 

Slow down

You old town 

I can hear you rattling your chains

Way down 

So beat up and run down

Time has a way of changing everything

 

Bad blood

Rot gut and storms flood

I can hear you rattling your chains

Way down 

Bright lights in bum town

Some things always seem to stay the same

 

I was dreaming last night 

And my eyes were open wide

A stronger wind did come and broke those chains

None but the moonlight 

Moonlight and long night

And a stranger’s face was all that did remain 

 

So slow down

Slow down you old town 

I can hear you rattling your chains

Way down 

So beat up and run down

Time has a way of changing everything

Time has a way of changing everything