The Rest of The Dream

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    From Small Things

    At sixteen she quit high school
    To make a fortune in the promise land
    She got a job behind the counter
    Of an all-night hamburger stand
    She wrote faithfully home to mama
    Now mama, don't you worry none
    From small things, mama, big things one day come

    It was late one Friday
    As he pulled in out of the dark
    He was tall and handsome
    First she took his order then she took his heart
    They bought a house up on a hillside
    Where little feet once had run
    From small things, mama, big things one day come.

    Good love is fleeting
    It's sad but it's true
    But when your heart is bleeding
    You don't wanna hear the news

    She packed her bags, went to Wyoming with a real estate man
    They drove down to Tampa in an El Dorado Grande
    She writes home "dear mama, life is heaven in the sun"
    From small things, mama, big things one day come

    She shot him dead on a sunny Florida road
    But when they caught her all she said was
    She couldn't stand the way he drove Back home lonesome Johnny waits for his baby's parole He sits high on a hillside where the Wyoming river flows At his feet and almost grown now Sits a daughter and a handsome son. From small things, mama, big things one day come From small things, mama, big things one day come From small things, mama, big things one day come
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    Waiting On A Dark Eyed Gal

    Well, the midnight train can come and go without me
    Oh I don't need no taxi back to town
    I think I'll just stay right here in this depot light
    Was supposed to meet someone here tonight
    Now I'm sittin here thinking
    Waiting on a dark-eyed gal

    No, I don't mind the rain I never even noticed
    And I don't feel the cold it wouldn't matter anyhow
    As a matter of fact I could stay till the break of day
    I don't see as I'm in anybody's way
    I'm just sittin here thinking
    Waiting on a dark eyed gal

    She said she'd meet me at the station
    I don't believe she'll keep me waiting very long, very long
    She never was one to let me know her mind
    So I'll stay right here just doing my time
    Just sitting here thinking
    Waiting on a dark eyed gal

    Yeah, the midnight train has come and gone without me
    I don't need no taxi back to town
    I think I'll just stay right here in this depot light
    Was supposed to meet someone here tonight
    Now I'm sittin' here thinking
    Waiting on a dark eyed gal
    Yeah I'm just sitting here thinking
    Waiting on a dark-eyed gal
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    Junior's Grill

    Mashed potatoes, lima beans
    Redeye gravy, collard greens
    Cutest waitress you've ever seen
    Down at Junior's Grill.

    Sweet Ginger brings your plate
    Always hot and never late
    Top it off with her chocolate cake
    down at Junior's Grill

    It's heaven with a corner booth, that's the truth
    Chrome and naugahyde, it's cool inside
    The jukebox never stops, there's coffee in the pot
    So come and get your fill at Junior's Grill

    Ginger takes her break at ten
    Lays aside her pad and pen
    Punches up "Stand by Your Man"
    Down at Junior's Grill

    I seen her dancin', she seen me look
    Oh Lord, what a chance I took
    'Cause Ginger's soft on that big ol' cook
    Down at Junior's Grill.

    It's Heaven with a corner booth, that's the truth
    Chrome and naugahyde, it's cool inside
    The jukebox never stops, there's coffee in the pot
    So come and get your fill at Junior's Grill
    So come and get your fill at Junior's Grill
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    Blow Out The Stars

    Here on the hilltop where we fell in love
    Many moons later, now we're giving up
    I start the engine, you start to cry
    It's a beautiful memory and a sad, sad goodbye

    So blow out the stars, turn off the moon
    Fade out the crickets and the nightingale's tune
    Take down the magnolias that ride the soft wind
    Another love story has come to an end

    How many times did we wish on a star
    Wrapped up in a quilt on the hood of my car
    We saw Halley's comet and a lunar eclipse
    And I sure saw Heaven when I tasted your lips

    So blow out the stars, turn off the moon
    Fade out the crickets and the nightingale's tune
    Take down the magnolias that ride the soft wind
    Another love story has come to an end

    When our love was new as the first evening star
    We both said I'll worship you just as you are
    Then I tried to change you, girl, and I don't know why
    You tried to change me, hey, we might as well try

    To blow out the stars, turn off the moon
    Fade out the crickets and the nightingale's tune
    Take down the magnolias that ride the soft wind
    Another love story has come to an end

    Take down the magnolias that ride the soft wind
    Another love story has come to an end
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    The Rest Of The Dream

    You were a tiny spark
    Caught in your parents eyes
    And when they made love in the dark
    Well you were a big surprise
    And the old man came through
    Gave his very best for you
    And your mothers arms they kept you warm
    Like no other arms can do

    When you can't find the light at the top of the stairs
    When you cried in the night well you knew they were there
    Till the light of the day was as bright as it seems
    And you knew in your heart you were living the rest of the dream

    I had a dream of you
    But I never realized
    That baby the dream was true
    Until you opened my eyes
    And I will come through
    Give my very best for you
    And your loving arms will keep me warm
    'Cause no other arms will do

    When you can't find the light at the top of the stairs
    When you cry in the night well you know I'll be there
    Till the light of the day is as bright as it seems
    And we know in our hearts we're living the rest of the dream

    Now I see a tiny spark
    Caught in your loving eyes
    As we make love in the dark
    And dream of the big surprise
    And the old man will come through
    Son or daughter just for you
    And your mama's arms will keep you warm
    Like no other arms can do

    When you can't find the light at the top of the stairs
    When you cry in the night well you know we'll be there
    Till the light of the day is as bright as it seems
    And you'll know in your heart you're living the rest of the dream

    When you can't find the light at the top of the stairs
    When you cry in the night well you know we'll be there
    Till the light of the day is as bright as it seems
    And we'll know in our hearts we're living the rest of the dream
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    Just Enough Ashland City

    Well, I don't know how I found her
    Love works in mysterious ways
    Well, I could hardly afford a cup of coffee back then
    Weren't exactly my salad days

    She knew I was just pretending
    To be some kind of big shot
    It took her two hours to tell a little something about herself
    And that's when my heart stopped

    She was just enough Ashland City
    To wanna watch the sun go down
    She was just enough small town girl
    To cook my supper in an evening gown

    But Lord, didn't she look pretty
    Doin' that shake and bake
    She was just enough Ashland City
    And buddy, that's about all it takes

    A week later we got married
    Yeah, I was gonna show her the world
    'Cause I was Mr. Sophisticated and she was just a country girl
    She wound up showing me everything
    I'd ever been dreaming of
    Well, I might've known the way to San Jose
    But I didn't know a thing about love

    She was just enough Ashland City
    To wanna put the t-top down
    Take a skinny dip in that old gravel pit
    About twenty miles out of town

    But Lord, didn't she look pretty
    Swimming out of those bell-bottom jeans
    She was just enough Ashland City
    And that's more than I'd ever seen

    That was fifteen years ago
    Nothing much has changed
    Well, I still try to play the big shot yeah and she's still dressing strange
    She still has a hard time
    Telling you about herself
    So let me tell you a little about the woman I love
    'Cause buddy, she's something else

    She's just enough Ashland City
    To wanna watch the sun go down
    Just enough small town shy
    To keep this ol' boy hanging around

    Lord, don't she look pretty
    In an evening gown or jeans
    She's just enough Ashland City
    That's just enough woman for me
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    Hillbilly Hollywood

    I can still remember my first guitar
    Bright and shiny like a brand new car
    I even took it with me when I went to school
    And I practiced every day till I got real good

    I learned every lick on the radio
    From 'Wabash Cannon' to 'Go Johnny Go'
    I majored in rhythm with a minor in blues
    Then I hit the road in my blue suede shoes

    And I dreamed of seeing my name in lights
    Grand Ole Opry on on a Saturday night
    Standing where my heroes stood
    Hillbilly Hollywood

    I played some bars where you never wanna go
    From Oklahoma City down to Tupelo
    My ears would be ringing like an old fire bell
    When I'd lay me down in some cheap motel

    And I dreamed of seeing my name in lights
    Grand Ole Opry on a Saturday night
    Standing where my heroes stood
    Hillbilly Hollywood

    And I pray before too long
    They will hear my song

    And I dreamed of seeing my name in lights
    Grand Ole Opry on a Saturday night
    Standing where my heroes stood.....
    And I dreamed of seeing my name in lights
    Grand Ole Opry on a Saturday night
    Standing where my heroes stood

    Hillbilly Hollywood
    Hillbilly Hollywood
    Hillbilly Hollywood
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    Snowballs

    If I could borrow from the future
    I'd owe tomorrow a perfect day
    And I?d spend it with you, darlin', in a very special way
    I?d treat you to a sundae on a Saturday afternoon
    And we?d spend the night together throwin' snowballs at the moon

    We?d be aiming high, we?d be aiming low
    Winding up together, Lord, and lettin? them snowballs go
    Oh, and after every throw we?d share a little kiss
    Make sweet love together every time we?d miss

    Ooh, I?d like to meet the artist who painted up the sky
    And I?d ask him what that color was he brushed against your eyes
    And could he paint a picture of two lovers in one balloon
    Who go flying off together to throw snowballs at the moon

    We?d be aiming high and we?d be aiming low
    Winding up together, Lord, and lettin? them snowballs go
    Oh, and after every throw we?d share a little kiss
    Make sweet love together every time we?d miss

    If we could stop the world from spinning
    Take it nice and slow
    I bet that we could hit it once
    Just before we go

    But we keep aiming high and we keep aiming low
    Winding up together, Lord, lettin? them snowballs go
    Oh, and after every throw we?d share a little kiss
    Make sweet love together, ahh, every time we?d miss

    Aimin' high, aimin' low
    Winding up together, Lord, lettin? them snowballs go
    Oh, and after every throw we?d share a little kiss
    Make sweet love together, Lord, every time we?d miss

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    Wishing Well

    Wishing well, wish me well
    On a dream bought with a penny
    Wishing well, time will tell
    I can see that there are so many
    A lonely face stares from your pool
    And I can't bear to see a fool tonight
    So make it right, wishing well

    Wishing well, could you tell
    As I stood beside her
    Did you know she would go
    Then why did you hide it
    If you knew then I'd be without her now
    You could have let me know somehow
    Can't wish and tell, wishing well

    Wishing well, cast a spell
    Send her love's sweet emotion
    Do your part, touch her heart
    With truest devotion
    If there's a chance, I won't believe we're through

    Show me wishes still come true
    It's up to you, wishing well
    To show me wishes still come true
    It's up to you, wishing well
    Its up to you, wishing well
    It's up to you, wishing well
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    You Made Life Good Again

    I'm always looking for a minute that we can steal
    'Cause I need more of how you make me feel
    I used to be the king of wasted time
    'Cause it made no difference till I made you mine

    Now I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face
    Can't get enough of the human race
    Ain't loved like this since I can't remember when
    Baby, you made life good again, oh yeah
    Darlin', you made life good again

    I like the way you talk and the way you look
    When it comes to loving you wrote the book
    'Cause when you kiss me, baby, I come undone
    Tell me what part of Heaven did you come from

    And now I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face
    I can't get enough of the human race
    Ain't loved like this since I can't remember when
    Baby, you made life good again oh yeah
    Darlin', you made life good again

    I was lonely, oh so lonely
    I won't be lonely again
    I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face
    Can't get enough of the human race
    Ain't loved like this since I can't remember when
    Baby you made life good again oh yeah
    Darlin', you made life good again
    You made life good again