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Music

Marty Stuart (1986)

TRACK LISTING

  • Rollin’ down the highway, runnin’ by the cotton fields
    Saw a sign I know I want to see again
    Pretty young woman wearing skin-tight britches
    And a t-shirt wetter than a snakeskin
    Somebody said her name was Arlene
    And her daddy is a shotgun toting kind of country man
    I just said “what was that name again”
    Ain’t nobody gonna scare me away
    Gonna hold my breath till I take her away

    Arlene, hey are you comin’ into town
    Arlene, don’t let your daddy tie you down
    When you’re sneaking out that window baby
    Don’t you make a sound
    Do you want to boogie, are you into fool, fool, foolin’ around

    Well daddy ain’t a working, he’s a sitting in lawn chair
    Chewin on a mighty plug of Redman
    Pretty as a picture and he’s got her chopping cotton
    Like a convict sweating on a chain gang
    Somebody oughta break her out of that scene
    She’s enough to make you wanna do the old man in
    Hey, what was that name again
    Ain’t no use in tryin’ to settle me down
    I’m a fool, I’m a downright clown clown for Arlene

    Arlene, hey are you comin’ into town
    Arlene, don’t let your daddy tie you down
    When you’re sneaking out that window baby
    Don’t you make a sound
    Do you want to boogie, are you into fool, fool, foolin’ around

    Sitting in a bacco patch feeling like a weasel
    I’m a waitin’ on the lights to go dim
    Wonderin’ if my backside might be full of bullet shots
    Before she gets away from him
    Ain’t nobody gonna scare me away
    Gonna hold my breath till I take her away

    (Repeat chorus)
    When you’re sneaking out that window baby
    Don’t you make a sound
    Do you want to boogie, are you into fool, fool, foolin’ around
    Come on Arlene
    I see you got that red dress on
    This is it

  • Well, things are gonna change for me these nights
    Don’t want out my head and feel all right
    Dark side of my mind ain’t made one sound
    Feel like someone else, but I don’t feel down

    And it’s all because of you
    The things you say and do
    It’s all because of you
    I’m feeling something new

    Hey I want you by my side so I can see
    The way you look at life it’s good for me
    There’s something going on that I ain’t had
    Don’t feel so afraid and don’t feel sad

    And it’s all because of you
    The things you say and do
    It’s all because of you
    I’m feeling something new

    Now you’re my baby
    Yeah, you’re my baby
    Hey, you’re my baby
    Yeah, you’re my baby

    And so I want to think, from my heart
    Give you something back, do my part
    To love you like I should and start right now
    If I know what to do, if I know how

    And it’s all because of you
    The things you say and do
    It’s all because of you
    I’m feeling something new

    And it’s all because of you
    The things you say and do
    It’s all because of you
    I’m feeling something new

  • Go down yonder, peace in the valley
    Come downtown, have a rumble in the alley
    Oh, you don’t know the shape I’m in

    Has anybody seen my baby
    This livin’ alone will drive you crazy
    Oh, you don’t know the shape I’m in

    I’m gonna go down to the river
    But I ain’t gonna jump in no no
    I’ll just be looking for my baby
    And I hear that’s where she’s been, Oh

    Out of nine lives, I’ve spent seven
    Working it day by day trying to get to heaven
    Oh, you don’t know the shape I’m in

    I’ve just spent sixty days in the jailhouse
    For having the crime of having no dough
    Here I am back out on the street
    With the crime of having nowhere to go

    Save your neck, save your brother
    Looks like it’s one or the other
    Oh, you don’t know the shape I’m in

    Save your neck, save your brother
    Looks like it’s one or the other
    Oh, you don’t know the shape I’m in
    Oh, you don’t know the shape I’m in

  • Ah Henry, you sure bought that whole James Dean thing
    Right down to the end
    Drinking beer, banging gears
    On the outside looking in
    It was a desperate time on small town stage
    With no prize comin’ for the coming of age
    So you burned with a passion and you burned with a rage
    Till the fire done pulled you in

    And, me I was just a green-eyed kid
    And you were two years older than me
    As I look back on those days my friend
    You were what we all wanted to be
    Henry, you were quick with a smile
    Good with a wheel, cool with the women
    As you made your spiel
    Like we were all gonna rise in flash of steel
    In some teenage fantasy

    So look out you hometown heroes
    Look out you homecoming queens
    There’s a bad kid comin’ to the party tonight
    And he’s coming apart at the seams

    Now your old man still stares at the streets sometimes
    With that lost look in his eyes
    And your sad momma wakes in the heat of the night
    And thinks about her baby and cries
    Now the all-night crew’s all settled down
    It’s been thirteen years in the same old town
    The sun comes up and the rain falls down
    On that hillside where you lie

    So look out you hometown heroes
    Look out you homecoming queens
    There’s a bad kid comin’ to the party tonight
    And he’s coming apart at the seams

    So look out you hometown heroes
    Look out you homecoming queens
    There’s a bad kid comin’ to the party tonight
    And he’s coming apart at the seams

    So look out you hometown heroes
    Look out you homecoming queens
    There’s a bad kid comin’ to the party tonight
    And he’s coming apart at the seams

  • Well, every evening when the news is over
    And the moon is a climbing high
    I crank up my old pickup trick
    And baby down the road I fly
    Just to find a spot down in the parking lot
    Of a place they call Big Jeans
    Then I walk on in and the night begins
    In the same familiar scene

    I’m a honky tonker
    And I feel all right
    Yeah, I’m a honker tonker
    I’m a neon light

    Well, my momma told me and my poppa told me
    “Son there’s more to life than beer
    Why ain’t you more like your brother Drew
    He’s a petroleum engineer
    Why don’t you cut your ties with all them old bar flies
    And try to straighten up your life
    You need to quit that drinkin’
    Start a thinkin’ ’bout a house, some kids and a wife”

    But daddy, I’m a honky tonker
    Yeah, and you can’t dig that
    I’m a honky tonker
    I’m a juke joint cat

    Yeah they tell me I’m lazy baby tell me I’m crazy
    Tell me I’m not so smart
    Just the same ole sins I say it’s self-defense
    Well, I sure got a happy heart
    All right, all right

    Well, every evening when the news is over
    And the moon is a climbing high
    I crank up my old pickup truck
    And baby down the road, baby down the road I fly

    I’m a honky tonker
    Honey, that’s my style
    Said I’m a honky tonker
    Yeah, I’m a deuces wild
    Wild, wild, wild, wild, wild
    I’m a honky tonker
    And I can’t help that
    Yeah, I’m a honky tonker
    Just a juke joint cat
    Honky tonkin’
    That’s just fine
    Yeah, honky tonkin’
    Baby gonna walk no line
    No, no, no

  • I’ve heard everybody talkin’ and the word is in the air
    That you made plans to say goodbye and leave me standing here
    Well, you say that you don’t love me but I can’t believe that’s true
    Baby let me know if it’s really so and tell me what are you gonna do
    And tell me

    Do you really want my lovin’
    Do you really want my huggin’
    Do you really want someone that’s true
    Do you really want my love

    Well how can you be so heartless, how can you be so cold
    I should have sent you on your way a long, long time ago
    Ah but I don’t want to lose you ’cause I still love you so
    So if you don’t fee,l the way I feel, well it’s time you let me know
    And baby

    Do you really want my lovin’
    Do you really want my huggin’
    Do you really want someone that’s true
    Do you really want my love

    Do you need someone to hold you
    Do you need someone who cares
    Do you need someone to keep you warm at night
    When no one else is there

    I’ve heard everybody talking and the word is in the air
    That you’ve made plans to say good bye and leave me standing here
    Well, you say that you don’t love me but I can’t believe it’s true
    Baby let me know if it’s really so and tell me
    What are you gonna do
    And tell me

    Do you really want my lovin’
    Do you really want my huggin’
    Do you really want someone that’s true
    Do you really want my love

    Tell me do you really want my lovin’
    Do you really want my huggin’
    Do you really want someone that’s true
    Do you really want my love

  • From the Fairbanks of Alaska
    Through the Rockies I did run
    Down the trail from Appalachia
    Hiding from a long-armed lawman’s gun
    Stowed away in San Francisco
    Down to Baja with the wind
    Ah Maria, love to see you again

    Ensenada was my harbor
    And through the low life I did roam
    There my sweet Maria found me
    Took my hand and took me home
    There she healed me in the waters
    Of her love and tenderness
    Ah Maria, love to see you again
    Ah Maria, love to see you again

    Sergeant Lopez can’t be trusted
    Though my Maria pays him well
    For his silence is my freedom
    And what he knows he mustn’t tell
    Wanted posted from Alaska
    Murder in the first degree
    They say that gringo in that picture
    Looks a lot like me

    See the walls of steel and concrete
    Staring at me in the cold
    Soon the chaplain will be callin’
    Oh God have mercy on my soul
    And when the faceless man he asks me
    What might last request might be
    Ah Maria, love to see you again
    Ah Maria, love to see you again
    Ah Maria

  • I ain’t afraid of your bad-mouth gun
    You can shoot and run any time babe
    I’ll survive in the ice-cold stare
    That you learned to wear so unkindly
    Bette Davis and Patsy Cline
    Ain’t got nothin’ on you
    Hillbilly angel and Hollywood
    I see through you
    Babe I see right through you

    You’ll never break this heart of stone
    No matter how you try
    I ain’t the one who’s all alone
    You’ll never break this heart of stone

    I know you’re lookin’ at someone new
    So here’s to you, what’s the mystery
    Do you want me to fall apart
    Honey in my heart, it’s history
    Pardon me if I missed a cue
    For someone who cares
    You just wanted to drive me on
    But you won’t wear
    Babe you just can’t tear me

    You’ll never break this heart of stone
    No matter how you try
    I ain’t the one who’s all alone
    You’ll never break this heart of stone

    Ah you’ll never break this heart of stone
    No matter how you try
    I ain’t the one who’s all alone
    You’ll never break this heart
    You’ll never break this heart
    You’ll never break this heart of stone

  • There’ll be greener pastures
    Across that border line
    We’ll see new horizons, my darlin’
    Far beyond the great divide

    Pools of clear blue waters
    Star light in the sky
    You’ll be mine forever, my darlin’
    Far beyond the great divide

    Somewhere in the distance
    Northern lights will shine
    You’ll be there beside me, my darlin’
    Far beyond the great divide

    You’ll be mine forever, my darlin’
    Far beyond the great divide