Not Fade Away

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    Not Fade Away

    I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
    You're gonna give your love to me
    I'm a-gonna love you night and day
    You know my lovin' not fade away
    You know my lovin' not fade away

    My love is bigger than a Cadillac
    I try to show it when you drive me back
    Your love for me has got to be real
    For you to know just how I feel
    Well, love for real not fade away
    Love for real not fade away

    I'm a-gonna tell you how it's gonna be
    You're gonna give your love to me
    A love to last more than one day
    You know my lovin' not fade away
    Well you know my lovin' not fade away

    Not fade away
    Not fade away
    Not fade away
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    Little Angel

    Little angel, are you lonely
    Did I hear you calling
    I will be there right beside you
    Before night is falling
    For you I'd walk across the blazing sun
    And when my time on earth is done

    I'll fly, little angel
    I'll fly to get to you
    I'll fly, little angel
    I'll fly if you want me to

    Just as sure as the stars above us
    We'll be together
    I'll give you love that's everlasting
    If it takes forever
    I know that I can't stop the hands of time
    But when it's up for you and I

    I'll fly, little angel
    I'll fly to get to you
    I'll fly, little angel
    I'll fly if you want me to,
    If you want me to

    Little angel, are you lonely
    Did I hear you calling
    I will be there right beside you
    Before night is falling

    I'll fly, little angel
    I'll fly to get to you
    I'll fly, little angel
    I'll fly if you want me to
    I'll fly, little angel
    I'll fly to get to you
    I'll fly, little angel
    I'll fly if you want me to
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    Mama Tried

    First thing I remember knowin' was a lonesome whistle blowin'
    And a youngun's dream of growin' up to ride
    On a freight train leavin' town, not knowin' where I'm bound
    No one could change my mind but Mama tried

    One and only rebel child from a family meek and mild
    My mama seemed to to know what lay in store
    'Spite all my Sunday learnin' towards the bad I kept turnin'
    'Til Mama couldn't hold me anymore

    And I turned twenty-one in prison doin' life without parole
    No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
    Mama tried to raise me better though her pleading I denied
    That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried

    Dear ol' Daddy rest his soul left my mom a heavy load
    She tried so very hard to feel his shoes
    Workin' hours without rest, she wanted me to have the best
    She tried to raise me right and I refused

    And I turned twenty-one in prison doin' life without parole
    No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
    Mama tried to raise me better though her pleading I denied
    That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried
    And that leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried
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    One Good Love

    Well, the last time was the very last time
    The absolute last time you were gonna trust another guy
    And give your heart away
    But here you go, honey with the same old song
    The same old story about some boy doin' you wrong
    And how love don't pay
    Well, girl enough's enough
    You better listen up

    'Cause it only takes one good love
    The genuine item, a real home run
    To make you see what love can be
    Just one good love
    Baby, that's all, one good fall
    So before you decide you might as well go and give up
    I got one good love

    I keep gettin' these tear-soaked calls
    Two in the morning it sounds like you're losin' it all
    I've heard it all before
    Baby, you don't have to put with this pain
    Another guy pushin' your buttons and pullin' your chain
    I've figured out the cure
    I think you're overdue
    For a man that's true

    'Cause it only takes one good love
    The genuine item, a real home run
    To make you see what love can be
    Just one good love
    Baby, that's all, one good fall
    So before you decide you might as well go and give up
    I got one good love

    This time is the very last time
    The absolute last time you'll ever have to trust another guy
    And give your heart away
    Just put your faith in me
    And honey, I guarantee

    That it only takes one good love
    The genuine item, a real home run
    To make you see what love can be
    Just one good love
    Baby, that's all, one good fall
    So before you decide you might as well go and give up
    I got one good love
    One good love
    One good love
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    Losin' You

    Sometimes I dream about losing our love
    And it sits me straight up in my bed
    Wonderin' how to take back every bad word I've said
    And it scares me enough waking up with the fear
    Without facing the real thing someday
    Oh, if I ever lost you I'd probably just fade away

    And if I were losin' you
    If I were facin' the sound of your footsteps
    If I were losin' you
    I'd be losin' everything

    People hold on to their last ounce of hope
    Like it somehow might slip through their hands
    Fear loosens their grip when they're facing that lonely heart land
    To feel cheated for life is a hard one to fight
    To be labeled a loser so cruel
    But if I don't try I'll surely be labeled a fool

    And if I were losin' you
    If I were facin' the sound of your footsteps
    If I were losin' you
    I'd be losin' everything

    Well, I've heard it before, can't bear to hear it again
    Though I'll always remember the sound
    Of the last lonely teardrop
    That quietly fell to the ground

    And if I were losin' you
    If I were facin' the sound of your footsteps
    If I were losin' you
    I'd be losin' everything
    If I were losin' you
    I'd be losin' everything
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    I Fought the Law

    Breakin' rocks in the hot sun
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won
    I needed money 'cause I had none
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    Well I miss my baby and I feel so bad
    I guess my race is run
    She's the best girl I've ever had
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    Robbin' people with a six-gun
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    Well I miss my baby and I feel so bad
    I guess my race is run
    She's the best girl I've ever had
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won
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    Mother of the Bride

    I hired the band, you planned the buffet line
    The food and the music would be hot
    You fought with our daughter 'bout what color ought to
    Be featured in pastel chiffon

    We rented the Elks Club and decked it in palm trees
    Affecting a tropical style
    And you and I set aside what separates us
    As we celebrate the wedding of our child

    Our friends filled the hall and brought their presents
    Wanted our little girl to have enough
    To feather a nest and start a family
    The kids must feel this outpouring of love

    I just hope that these friends and this family
    Will keep our baby in their thoughts
    And will be there in years to come to help 'em
    Use up and eat off all this stuff they brought

    So dance with me mother of the bride
    And then stand strong against me at my side
    Take a look with joy and wonder
    As our daughter and her man take the floor

    We really want 'em to be happy as they can
    Squeeze my hand and whisper earnestly that you
    Hope they avoid all the pain that we went through
    And I agree that they'll be lucky and it's the truth
    If he loves her half as much as I love you

    As papa I'll proudly waltz 'round with the bride
    But one dance with her won't be enough dear
    I gave her away on the hillside this morning
    But it's not that easy giving her up

    So dance with me mother of the bride
    Cheek to cheek so she won't know that I have cried
    Take a look with joy and wonder
    As our daughter and her man take the floor

    We really want 'em to be happy as they can
    Squeeze my hand and whisper earnestly that you
    Hope they avoid all the pain that we went through
    And I agree that they'll be lucky and it's the truth
    If he loves her half as much as I love you
    If he loves her half as much as I love you
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    Don't Underestimate Love

    Baby, it's no mystery
    You don't have to tell me
    What you're doing here
    With all the stars in your blue eyes
    Washed away by disappointed tears

    You say another love has left you
    Feeling sad and insecure
    You'd like to think that it's all worth it
    But now you're not so sure

    Baby, just because it's painful
    It doesn't mean it's real
    Sometimes we're simply desperate
    For something to feel, uh-huh
    Don't underestimate love

    It's the same old bedtime story
    The same old dreams of glory
    We all hold on to
    It's all so beautifully tragic
    So painfully romantic
    But so far from the truth

    Baby I could slay your dragons
    But I'd rather set them free
    All I'm really asking is a chance to make you see
    There doesn't have to be a struggle
    There doesn't have to be a fight
    Before you taste the victory
    Before you feel it's right, uh-huh
    Don't underestimate love

    Oh, we all look for love in our lives
    But sometimes all you've gotta do is just open up your eyes
    But does there have to be a reason
    Or does there have to be a storm
    Before we we look for shelter in each others arms
    Baby leave behind this madness
    I'll give you tenderness
    I don't wanna see you have to settle for less, uh-huh
    Don't underestimate love
    Don't underestimate love
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    What'll You Do About Me

    All you wanted was a one night stand
    The fire of the wine and the touch of a man
    But I fell in love and ruined all your plans
    So what'll you do about me

    Imagine the faces on your high class friends
    When I beat on the door and I beg to come in
    Screaming "Come on, love me again"
    What'll you do about me

    You can change your number
    You can change your name
    You can ride like hell on a midnight train
    Well, that's all right mama, that's okay
    But what'll you do about me

    Picture your neighbors when you try to explain
    That good old boy standing out in the rain
    With his nose on the windowpane
    Lady, what'll you do about me

    What in the world are you planning to do
    When a man comes over just to visit with you
    And I'm on the porch with a two by two
    Tell me what'll you do about me

    You can call your lawyer
    You can call the fuzz
    You can sound the alarm, wake the neighbors up
    There ain't no way to stop a man in love
    So what'll you do about me

    All you wanted was a one night stand
    The fire of the wine and the touch of a man
    But I fell in love and baby, here I am
    What'll you do about me

    You can change your number, you can change your name
    You can ride like hell on a midnight train
    Well, thats all right mama that's ok
    But what'll you do about me
    What'll you do about me
    What'll you do about me
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    The Dream

    His fast ball is fadin'
    His sinker is gone
    Sent him down to the minors
    'Cause he wore out his arm
    His eyes shine brighter
    Than the young kids' it seems
    So he keeps on playin'
    Holdin' on to the dream

    Lord knows that it ain't for the money
    'Cause he's broke almost every day
    And it ain't for the fame or the glory
    Guess he'll do it 'cause he still loves to play
    Guess he'll do it 'cause he still loves to play

    He's been in the saddle since he was a kid
    Rodeo pain but he keeps it well hid
    And someday he'll have to set his pony free
    But 'til he does
    He'll be riding the dream

    Lord knows that it ain't for the money
    'Cause he's broke almost every day
    And it ain't for the fame or the glory
    Guess he'll do it 'cause he still loves to play
    Guess he'll do it 'cause he still loves to play

    We ain't gettin' no younger
    And that is the truth
    But these games we keep playin'
    They're our fountain of youth

    From Boston to Boulder
    And down to Orleans
    From high lights to low life
    Everything in between
    Well I guess we could grow up
    And quit wearin' our jeans
    But we still feel like playin'
    And livin' a dream

    Lord knows that it ain't for the money
    'Cause we're broke almost every day
    And it ain't for the fame or the glory
    Guess we do it 'cause we still love to play
    I guess we do it 'cause there's no other way