Plain Dirt Fashion

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    Long Hard Road

    Way back in my memory there's a scene that I recall
    Of a little run-down cabin in the woods
    Where my dad never promised that our blue moon would turn gold
    But he laid awake nights wishin' that it would.

    When the world was on our radio, hard work was on our minds.
    We lived our day-to-day in plain dirt fashion,
    With ol' overalls and cotton balls all strapped across your back
    Man, it's hard to make believe there ain't nothing wrong.

    But momma kept the Bible read and daddy kept our family fed,
    And somewhere in between I must have grown
    Cause someday I was dreamin' that a song that I was singin'
    Takes me down the road to where I want to go.

    Now I know, it's a long hard road

    Sometimes I remember when I stay up late at night,
    When the sun-up came, we got up and went
    In the shadows of a working' day, our moonlight hours spent
    Singin' songs along with Gramma's radio.

    Now I'm beatin' down a ol' blacktop road, sleepin' in a sack,
    Livin' in my memories all in vain
    'Cause those city lights ain't all that bright, compared to what its like
    To see lightning bugs go dancin' in the rain.

    Momma played the guitar then, and daddy made the saw blade bend,
    And raindrops played the tin roof like a drum.
    But I just kept on dreamin' that a song that I was singin'
    Takes me down the road to where my name is known.

    Now I'm gone, and its a long hard road
    Yes, I know, Its a long hard road.
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    High Horse

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    Get up on your high horse now
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    I'll make it up to you somehow

    Moonlit shadows she starts tripping fire light
    Jumping the trees lying across the right of way
    Silvery morning it glistens down the valley
    But she don't stop till we ride the night away

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    Get up on your high horse now
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    I'll make it up to you somehow

    Long braids tangled at the misty break of morning
    Catching light through a dusty window pane
    Lost in lust in denial of the warning
    She digs her heels in the stallion's flank again

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    Get up on your high horse now
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    I'll make it up to you somehow

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    You pay the price, you get to play, hey
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    You're gonna ride to the break of day
    To the break of day
    To the break of day

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    Get up on your high horse now
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    I'll make it up to you somehow

    Get up on your high horse, woman
    You pay the price you get to play, hey
    Get up on your high horse, woman
    You're gonna ride to the break of day
    To the break of day
    To the break of day
    To the break of day
  • 3

    Face On The Cutting Room Floor

    She's history
    No one would give her a star on the walk
    She'd have a hundred if pillows could talk
    where have I seen her before?
    she's the face on the cutting room floor

    It's no mystery
    acting in school at the tenderest age
    Lit up the room when she stepped on the stage
    Came to LA for some more
    she's the face on the cutting room floor

    she had visions of contracts
    and thousands of people in line
    to see her;
    knocking on door after door after all of this time,
    Now she's not sure

    Up in Hollywood
    stayed with an agent she met in a bar
    laughed when he told her he'd make her a star
    where has she heard that before?
    she's the face on the cutting room floor
    One night he told her that she'd never get anywhere
    in her clothes
    that's what it takes to play movieland musical chairs
    now she knows

    Goodbye Hollywood
    leaving tonight on the 2:30 'hound
    sunrise or sunset she won't be around
    but they'll replace her with so many more
    she's the face on the cutting room floor
    poor little face on the cutting room floor
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    Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

    Baby we can talk all night
    But that ain't gettin us nowhere
    I told you everything I possibly can
    There's nothing left inside of here

    And maybe you can cry all night
    But that'll never change the way I feel
    The snow is really piling up outside
    I wish you wouldn't make me leave here
    I poured it on and I poured it out
    I tried to show you just how much I care
    I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout
    But you've been cold to me so long
    I'm crying icicles instead of tears
    And all I can do is keep on telling you
    I want you, I need you
    But-there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
    Now don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad
    Now don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad

    You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach
    You'll never drill for oil on a city street
    I know you're looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks
    But there ain't no Coup de Ville hiding at the bottom
    of a Cracker Jack box

    I can't lie, I can't tell you something I'm not
    No matter how I try
    I'll never be able to give you something
    Something that I just haven't got

    There's only one girl that I'll ever love
    And that was so many years ago
    And though I know I'll never get her out of my heart
    She never loved me back
    Ooh I know
    I remember how she left me on a stormy night
    She kissed me and got out of our bed
    And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door
    She packed her bags and turned right away

    And she kept on telling me
    She kept on telling me
    She just kept telling me
    I want you, I need you
    But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
    Now don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad

    I want you, I need you
    But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
    Now don't be sad
    'Cause two out of three ain't bad

    Baby we can talk all night
    But that ain't getting us nowhere
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    Must Be Love

    Never had trouble sleepin'
    Always had someone next to me
    Nights I won't remember
    I fooled around til the fool was me

    Never thought much about you
    On and off like a well worn shoe
    Now I worry where you're walkin'
    I guess the shoe's on another foot

    Ohoh a little more pain and I'll know it
    A little more hurt, I'll know it's love
    Over and over til it's over
    Drives me crazy, it must be love

    Lately I'm hearin' rumors
    You've been makin' serious plans
    Should I have held you when I had you
    Right here in the palm of my hand

    Chorus

    This much heartache, it must be love

    Ohoh a little more pain and I'll know it
    A little more hurt, I'll know it's love
    Over and over til it's over
    Drives me crazy
    A little more pain and I'll know it
    A little more hurt and I'll know it's love
    Over and over til it's over
    Drives me crazy, drives me crazy

    This much heartache, it must be love

    Must be love, it must be love
    Oh it must be love, must be love
    It must be love, must be love
    It must be love, oh it must be love
    Must be love, oh it must be love
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    I Love Only You

    I like to drink my beer
    Spend time with the boys
    After work, to down a few
    Is something I enjoy
    And sometimes I stay out too late,
    Yes I know it's true
    But I love only you.

    And I like to take life easy
    Work out in the yard
    Sleep late on the weekends
    After an all-night game of cards
    And drivin' my old Chevy
    On a Sunday afternoon
    But I love only you

    I like my old guitar
    And I'd like to be a star and shine on you
    I'd like to write a song
    The whole world could sing along
    I love only you

    I like my old memories
    The girls I used to know
    Some of them still have a place
    My mind likes to go
    Of all the ones I've cared for
    Lord knows there's been a few
    But I love only you
    Honey, I love only you.
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    Run With Me

    Two story prisons in a line
    Livin' in this town
    Is a whole lot like dying
    I want to see what's still left to see

    And you really oughta run with me
    Baby, I knew right from the start
    You're just a discontented romantic at heart
    And you're tired of all that you see
    And you really oughta run with me

    Come on run with me
    This ol' town is no good place to be
    Wasted days just come and go
    While everything we know
    Slowly dies before our eyes

    I'll fulfill your every desire
    We'll run around together
    And set this world on fire
    Baby baby we're free
    And you really oughta run with me

    (Oohoohoohooh)
    (Oohoohoohooh)

    Chorus

    Whoa, I'll fulfill your every desire
    We'll run around together
    And set this world on fire
    Baby baby we're free
    And you really oughta run with me

    (Oohoohoohooh)
    Yeah you really oughta run with me
    (Oohoohoohooh)
    Oh you really oughta run with me
    Come on Baby (oohoohoohooh)
    Oh you really oughta run with me
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    Cadillac Ranch

    There she sits, buddy, just a-gleaming in the sun
    There to greet a working man when his day is done
    Gonna pack my Pa and I'm gonna pack my aunt
    Gonna take 'em down to the Cadillac Ranch

    El Dorado fins, whitewalls and skirts
    Drives just like a little bit of heaven here on earth
    So when I die, buddy, throw my body in the back
    Take me to the junkyard in my Cadillac

    Cadillac, Cadillac
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up them engines, let `em roar
    Tearing up the highway like a big old dinosaur

    James Dean in a Mercury `49
    Junior Johnson runnin' in the woods of Caroline
    Even Burt Reynolds in a black Trans Am
    Are gonna meet me down at the Cadillac Ranch

    Cadillac, Cadillac
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up your engines, let 'em roar
    Tearin' up the highway like a big old dinosaur

    Hey little girlie in the blue jeans so tight
    Drivin' all alone in the Colorado night
    You're my last love, baby, you're my last chance
    Don't let `em take me down to the Cadillac Ranch

    Cadillac, Cadillac...
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up them engines, let 'em roar
    Tearin' up the highway like a big old dinosaur

    Cadillac, Cadillac...
    Long and dark, shiny and black
    Open up them engines, let 'em roar
    Tearin' up the highway like a big old dinosaur
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    Til the Fire's Burned Out

    There's a home fire in your eyes that's burns me gently
    There's a warmth that I've never known before
    In your arms I hear a whisper of forever
    This is all I ask and nothing more

    When the nights are turning cold
    If the fire is burning low
    Say that you won't go
    Til the fire's burned out
    Don't let the fire burn out

    Baby hold me now like there's no tomorrow
    The fire's lit, the flame is burning true
    I know we could swim the sea of sorrow
    As long as there's one spark to see us through

    So when the nights are turning cold
    If the fire is burning low
    Say that you won't go
    Til the fire's burned out
    Don't let the fire burn out
    Don't let the fire burn out

    So many empty nights
    So many broken dreams
    Too many lovers lost
    In the lonely crowd

    So when the nights are turning cold
    If the fire is burning low
    Say that you won't go
    Promise you won't go
    Say that you won't go
    Til the fire's burned out
    Don't let the fire burn out
    Don't let the fire burn out
    Don't let the fire burn out
    Oh let it burn
    Let it burn, let it burn
    Don't let the fire burn out
    Oh let it burn
    Don't let the fire burn out
    Let it burn, let it burn
    Don't let the fire burn out
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    Video Tape

    If your life was on video tape
    Wouldn't everything be all right
    When your head hurt the morning after
    You could roll it back to late last night

    You could replay all of the good parts
    And cut out what you don't like
    Oh, wouldn't you be in good shape
    If your life was on video tape

    If everybody had ESP
    Everything would be okay
    We could see trouble coming
    And we could step out of the way

    When that grim reaper comes to call
    We could arrange to be out of town
    Oh, that would be the great escape
    And you could put it on video tape

    Now I don't have a video recorder
    And I don't have a crystal ball
    When I'm not with my baby
    Lord, I don't have very much at all

    I can't predict the future
    Babe, I sure can't change the past
    But I know it will all make sense
    If you love me in the present tense

    If your life was on video tape
    Wouldn't everything be all right
    When your head hurt the morning after
    You could roll it back to late last night

    You could replay all of the good parts
    And cut out what you don't like
    Oh, wouldn't you be in great shape
    If your life was on video tape.