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Music

Honky Tonkin’s What I Do Best (1996)

TRACK LISTING

  • Well I was born for Saturday night
    Looking for trouble and ready to fight
    I was made to be wild and free
    Where it’s loud and bright, that’s where I’ll be
    And I might change some day I guess
    But honky tonkin’s what I do best
    I can juke all night without taking a breath
    Get out on the floor, dance myself to death
    I’m a wild-eyed, certified, bonafide general mess
    And honky tonkin’s what I do best

    I never had much luck with society
    My momma used to say “he don’t belong to me”
    But deep down I think daddy understood
    He always made me feel like I was worth some good
    Sister moved to New York and she’s a big success (I’m so impressed)
    But honky tonkin’s what I do best

    I can juke all night without taking a breath
    Get out on the floor, dance myself to death
    I’m a wild-eyed, certified, bonafide general mess
    And honky tonkin’s what I do best
    Honky tonkin’s what I do best
    Yeah, I said honky tonkin’s what I do best
    Honky tonkin’s what I do best

  • Well I live in the city and I’ve been around
    Seen every single woman in this old town
    But all they do is bring me down
    Gonna find me a country girl
    City life is fast and free
    And all these girls are a sight to see
    But to tell you the truth, they don’t just rock me
    Gonna find me a country girl

    Country girls, country girls
    Sweetest thing in this ‘ol world
    Pretty as pie, pure as pearl
    Gonna find me a country girl

    Yeah all the things you heard are true
    You wouldn’t believe what city girls do
    But man that just ain’t nothing new
    Gonna find me a country girl

    Country girls, country girls
    Sweetest thing in this ‘ol world
    Pretty as pie, pure as pearl
    Gonna find me a country girl

    City air is hard to breathe
    And the things they say you can’t believe
    Guess it’s time for me to leave
    Gonna find me a country girl

    Country girls, country girls
    Sweetest thing in this ‘ol world
    Pretty as pie, pure as pearl
    Gonna find me a country girl
    Gonna find me a country girl
    Gonna find me a country girl, girl, girl, girl

  • I searched for love my whole life through
    Then it came like a blinding flash from the blue
    Thanks to you
    Empty nights and long lost days
    Roving eyes and rambling ways are through
    Thanks to you

    I knew about lonely
    I knew about blue
    I know about love now
    Thanks to you

    My tired and hurtin’ empty heart
    That once was broke and torn apart is all new
    Thanks to you

    I never seemed to have much luck
    But all the dreams that I gave up came true
    Thanks to you

    I knew about lonely
    I knew about blue
    I know about love now
    Thanks to you

    So we’ll go on and dream
    And watch them come true
    Forever and ever
    Thanks to you

    Forever and ever

  • And here I am, and here I’ll stay
    I will be your shelter
    A shelter for your heart
    I will be a harbor when the world is cold and dark
    I will stand beside you
    Through this whole life long
    To love you and to give you
    Shelter from the storm

    You are the love, love of my life

    Til the stars in heaven
    Fall down from the sky
    Til the silent waters and the rivers all run dry
    I will stand beside you
    Through this whole life long
    To love you and to be your
    Shelter from the storm

  • Here I am standing with these teardrops in my eyes
    Hoping maybe someday you will change
    I heard that same ole story too many times before
    You tell me that you love me then you turn around and run
    I just want your sweet love
    I can’t stop coming around
    You know that your sweet love
    Someday it’s going to tear me down, down, down, down, down, down, d-d-down

    Here I am still waiting like the fool I’ve always been
    Hoping maybe some day you will change
    I try to give you all of my heart time after time
    But you hang me out there like a puppet on a string

    I just want your sweet love
    I can’t stop coming around
    You know that your sweet love
    Someday it’s going to tear me down, down, down, down, down, down, d-d-down

  • If somebody breaks your heart
    And tears your world apart
    Baby, I’ll be there for you
    If somebody treats you unkind
    And brings troubles to your mind
    Baby, I’ll be there for you

    I’ll be there everyday
    Loving you in every way
    I’ll stand beside you, your whole life through
    I’ll be true

    If somebody hurts you bad
    Makes you blue, makes you sad
    Baby, I’ll be there for you

    I’ll be there everyday
    Loving you in every way
    I’ll stand beside you, your whole life through
    I’ll be true

    If somebody makes you cry
    I’ll kiss every teardrop dry
    Baby, I’ll be there for you
    Baby, I’ll be there for you

  • All right, all right, all right
    Well I am the main Mississippi Mudcat and always will be
    Hello everybody
    So there I was cruisin’ through the country in my hot rod car
    Just visitin’ my friends up and down the backroads
    I was driving slow
    I was driving slow, meditatin’ on Sheryl Crow
    Sheryl Crow I’m telling you the truth now
    (He’s telling you the truth)
    42 miles an hour my gasoline was all gone
    I was trying to look real cool and find my way back home
    Darn, dark, dark
    Driving slow, driving slow
    Just seemed like an endless supply of hi line poles and mailboxes
    Then all of a sudden there stood by the mail box at route 4 box 153
    A damsel, yes a damsel in disdress (alright)
    A damsel in disdress wearing high heels
    With big blue eyes that made the darkness crawl
    And a smile that could make a man cry
    Yes I know (yes he knows) ring that phone boys…Go

    I stopped and said “‘hello
    And you are without a doubt the most beautiful magnolia I have ever seen in my life”
    She said “shut up Marty party
    What are you doing tonight riding around in that hot rod
    With that loud radio, showing off them chromium pipes and fold away wings”
    I said “baby, I’m just looking for gas cans, have you seen any”
    Sometimes a fast rubber-tired shiny car is the thing to have
    She said “well Marty party do you want some company
    You know my specialty is spotting gas cans” (uh oh yeah, uh-oh)
    She said to me, she said to me “what do you call this ride”
    I said “honey, this here is my rocket ship” (all right)
    And get in, just get in, just get in, just get in

    Let’s go home now
    Alright

  • I got a rocket ship baby hop right in
    Well I’m gonna take you for a little spin
    Buckle up honey and don’t look down
    We’re gonna go faster than the speed of sound
    Come on baby, take a trip
    Ride around in my rocket ship

    I got a rocket ship baby, climb aboard
    It’s a hot rod honey, it ain’t no Ford

    It’s got chromium pipes and fold away wings
    Yeah it’s a rockin’ little rig and it really swings
    Well it’s out of this world honey it’s so hip
    Come on baby in my rocket ship

    It’s ten, nine, eight ,seven, gonna fly you up to heaven
    Six, five, four three, come on baby take a trip with me
    Three, two one, go, this things’ gettin’ ready to blow
    I got a rocket ship baby, I got a rocket ship baby
    I got a rocket ship baby, I got a rocket ship baby

    I got a rocket ship baby, gonna fly you around
    Any minute now we’ll be leavin’ the ground
    I’ll take you to the moon and the stars above
    We’ll even touch down on the planet of love
    You’ll be amazed, you’ll really flip
    At the things we can do with my rocket ship

    It’s ten, nine, eight ,seven, gonna fly you up to heaven
    Six, five, four three, come on baby take a trip with me
    Three, two one, go, this things’ gettin’ ready to blow
    I got a rocket ship baby, I got a rocket ship baby
    I got a rocket ship baby, I got a rocket ship baby

  • He’s got a John Deere cap and a bad haircut
    A face only a mama could love
    But he’s a heart worker, he comes home at night
    He’s got a wife and a dog, two kids and a half
    He’s a lifetime die-hard democrat
    And he pays his bills, he’s an honest man
    He’s validated, unadulterated country
    He’s got a bumper sticker on his new Dodge van
    That says “follow me to the promised land”
    He’s tried and true, bleeds red, white and blue
    He works six days a week for Saturday night
    To hear the jukebox play the time of his life
    But come Sunday morning, he sings “I Saw The Light”
    He’s flag waving, soul saving country

    When I look at this man
    I see a little bit of myself
    That part of me that can’t be nobody else

    He’s come and get it, unapologetic
    Flag waving, soul saving
    Validated, unadulterated

    The man’s country/stone country

  • It’s greater than the world
    Wider than the sky
    It’s strong enough to make mountains crumble
    Or make a grown man cry
    It can melt the coldest heart
    Put broken things together
    Finds what is lost doesn’t count the cost
    And it goes on forever

    You can try to drown it in a sea of tears
    Lock it up in chains for a million years
    Run from it, hide from it, one thing’s clear
    You can’t stop love, no you can’t stop love

    It’s freer than the wind
    It shines out in the dark
    It’s bigger than all of heaven and earth
    But small enough to fit inside your heart

    You can try to down it in a sea of tears
    Lock it up in chains for a million years
    Run from it, hide from it, one thing’s clear
    You can’t stop love
    It’s something that you can’t forget
    Throw it away and find regret
    Go ahead, fight it, give it your best
    But you can’t stop love
    No you can’t stop love

  • So many people givin’ up on love
    Sayin’ they’ve seen enough when they ain’t seen nothin’
    It might sound corny, old-fashioned and a little square
    If you’ve found a heart that cares, you’d better keep it
    And I’m no angel
    So don’t ask me how I know
    If you do not kill it–it grows

    I’m not nearly wise enough
    To be giving this advice
    But I’ve seen a thing or
    Once or twice
    And every broken hearted fool
    That I’ve ever met
    Has somebody somewhere that they cannot forget

    So many people cashin’ it all in
    Tryin’ to find love again but it ain’t easy
    No I ain’t perfect, but I’ve learned the hardest part
    Is breakin’ your own heart by bein’ foolish
    And I’m no angel

    I’m not nearly wise enough
    To be giving this advice
    But I’ve seen a thing or
    Once or twice
    And every broken hearted fool
    That I’ve ever met
    Has somebody somewhere that they cannot forget

    And I’m no angel
    So don’t ask me how I know
    If you do not kill it–it grows
    If you do not kill it–love grows