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Ridin' With The One I Love

Ridin' With The One I Love
Lyrics

All Songs Written By Chris Mitguard
Copyright 2007 Snakes Alive Publishing (BMI)

Ridiní With The One I Love

ĎNeath the moon
On a warm desert night
Far from the hum of city lights
Driviní down a two lane
Sweetheart by my side
Just for a moment
The world seems all right

Theyíre playiní George Jones
On the radio
Iím not quite sure where weíre gonna go
But she says she knows a place
Near Santa Fe
Santa Fe is just a day away

Chorus:
Iím ridiní with the one that I love
If I ainít always lucky
Well, Iím lucky enough
Iím ridiní with the one that I love

Sheís teasiní me
Just like a high school girl
Settiní my poor heart in a whirl
Driviní down a two lane
On this starry night
Just for a moment
The world seems just right

Chorus

I can hardly hold
This old car out on the road
I just want to hold her
And Lord only knows
If I tell her what Iím thinking
Sheís just gonna laugh
And I just want this moment to last

Chorus

Driftiní On Your Memory

Iíve been driftiní on the sea
Driftiní on your memory
Watchiní the leaves as they fall
Just waiting for your call

It just donít seem right
Sittiní here tonight
Sippiní champagne all alone
Honey, wonít you please come home

Chorus:
You drive me crazy
You drive me Ďround the bend
Come back and drive me
Over that cliff again

Why should I beg you?
Tell me, why should I cry?
Why should I love you?
'Til the day that I die?

Chorus

It just donít seem right
Sittiní here tonight
Sippiní champagne all alone
Honey, wonít you please come home
Wonít you please come back home
Honey, wonít you please come back home

Heart Full of Holes

Her eyes they were full of danger
Her lips they were full and red
By the time she finished with some stranger
That poor boy would wish that he was dead
Sheíd take his money
Sheíd take his soul
Leave him with nothing but a heart full of holes
Heart full of holes, heart full of holes, heart full of holes

She wore that black dress into the courthouse
And that old judge he just set her free
When she left town just a few weeks later
That judge was crawliní on his hands and knees
She took his money
She took his soul
She left him with nothing but a heart full of holes
Heart full of holes, heart full of holes, heart full of holes

There was this sheriff; he was a handsome young fella
He thought he could bring her down
But when she kissed him, he thought that she loved him
And he fell into her river of lies, and then he drowned
She took his money
She took his soul
She left him with nothing but a heart full of holes
Heart full of holes, heart full of holes, heart full of holes

They found her body, down on the south side
A bullet through her heart, that heart so full of lies
And they found some poor fool wanderiní down a dark street
He was mutteriní that she lied to him for the very last time
She took my money
She took my soul
So I left her on the south side with a heart full of holes
Heart full of holes, heart full of holes, heart full of holes
So I left her on the south side with a heart full of holes

Into The Thin Night Air

Oh, that fine wine bottle
Calliní out to me
Honey, I know you wish Iíd quit
But I just donít feel so free

Chorus:
Doesnít mean I donít love you
Doesnít mean I donít care
Just means I need to slip away
And disappear into the thin night air

I donít need your sympathy
You can leave or stay
But Iíll always keep you in my heart
Even if you ever go away

Chorus

When I was a kid
My daddy sat me on his knee
Told me to hit him as hard as I could
So he could make a man out of me
But I never did like fighting
And I never could take much pain
I just wanted to be some famous singer
Live in Mexico or maybe Spain                                               

Chorus

Double Trouble

I got drenched by a pouriní rain
Got run over by a long black train
Took some pills for to ease my pain
And I poured my troubles on down the drain

Chorus:
Iím in double, double trouble
That olí girl went and burst my bubble
She threw my poor heart out in the rubble
And now, my friends, Iím in double trouble

I donít mind when the day is done
Goiní out and have a little fun
Margaritas in the nice warm sun
But then I see her cominí I got to run

Chorus

I donít have nowhere to go tonight
Iím sittiní Ďneath the neon light
Got pretty girls on my left and right
But only one heartache on my mind

Chorus

Well, mama says sheís gonna marry me
And Daddy says, ďjust let it beĒ
Iím out in the cold on my hand and knees
Knockiní on her door let me in please

Chorus

Iím Sorry Now

Hand in hand
Thatís the way it was
You said you loved me just because
Oh babe, Iím sorry now

Said some things
I shouldnít say
Jealous words that drove you away
Oh babe, Iím sorry now

Chorus:
I guess I had too much to drink
Said some things I donít even think
Are true
Not even true

Bought you a gift
At the jewelry store
I even left flowers at your door
Oh babe, Iím sorry now

Chorus

Walk in the kitchen
Pour myself a scotch
Sit on the porch; Iím lookiní at my watch
Iím thinkiní of you babe
Thinkiní of you

Shooting star
Make a wish
How much longer can I go on like this?
Oh babe, Iím sorry now
Oh babe, Iím sorry now

One Little Lie

Some people are lucky
I donít know why
Some are born to laugh
Others born to cry
Some are full of envy
Some donít have a care
One brotherís born selfish
The other to share

Thereís crosses on the road
Where the good die young
Prisons and asylums
For unfortunate ones
You say you make your own luck
You make your own mistakes
But be careful, my friend, of the judgments you make

Chorus:
You might be a mighty man
Own the whole dang town
But one wrong step
One little lie
Can bring your whole world down

I once knew a man
Who fought in the war
He was our hero
And we opened our doors
But he took what he wanted
And he wanted it all
They say that pride always goes
Just before the fall

Chorus

You say that your Jesus
Is better than mine
That he rules with a strong hand
So I better walk the line
And you say that heaven is just for the few
But I donít think Jesus
Takes his orders from you

Chorus

Cosmic Train

Iím ridiní on this cosmic train
Through the mountains in the rain
Listen to the whistle blow
Old conductor says, ďhelloĒ
Iím ridiní on this cosmic train

Iím leaviní behind all my sorrow
Headed straight for tomorrow
I didnít know it could be like this
Oh, honey baby, give me one more kiss
Iím ridiní on this cosmic train

Chorus:
Iím feeliní pretty fine
My old shoes have a brand new shine
Iím drinkiní up the best champagne
Iím not feeliní any pain
Iím ridiní on this cosmic train

The band is playiní Cab Calloway
Playiní all my blues away
Oh, Iím just gonna pinch myself
Check up on my mental health
Iím ridiní on this cosmic train

Chorus

Iím ridiní on this cosmic train
Through the Colorado rain
Listen to the whistle blow
Old friend stops and says ďhelloĒ
Iím ridiní on this cosmic
Ridiní on this cosmic
Ridiní on this cosmic train

Catch The Wind

Along this dusty old road
Where dreams lie shattered like the glass
We carry our burdens and our woes
Looking for that promise land

I buried mama in the graveyard
And daddy died in jail
My best friend took enough pills
To kill a big olí whale

Chorus:
But, Iím gonna try and catch the wind
Though it slips through my fingers
Gonna try again
Oh, Iím gonna try and catch the wind

My daddy was a hero
He flew a B-17
He came home from the war, fell in love and he got married
Then he drank away all of his dreams

Chorus:
But, Iím gonna try and catch the wind
Though it slips through my fingers
Gonna do it for him
Oh, Iím gonna try and catch the wind

Well, I never climbed that mountain
I never walked that valley floor
Mostly, I walked around in circles
But I ainít gonna do that anymore

Chorus:
ĎCause Iím gonna try and catch the wind
Though it slips through my fingers
Gonna try again
Oh, Iím gonna try and catch the wind

Heartache Of My Tears

Iím just an old traveler
A filthy lost straggler
As broken down as a man can be
I might ask you for a dollar
Though, few ever bother to say a kind word to me

Chorus:
So long have I cursed this world
Left my family by the way
Maybe Jesus would touch my soul
If Iíd just kneel down and pray
If Jesus could find me
Heíd find me here
Drowniní in the heartache of my tears

Iím lost and forsaken
Oh, these olí hands are shakiní
I havenít had a drink in a week
Oh, I would catch a train
But Iím feeliní too much pain
And I canít stay steady on my feet

Chorus

Oh, I can feel death come
Just like the warm sun
Soon enough I will be free
Or just another bum they found down by the creek
Worn out shoes upon his feet

Chorus

Honey, I Knew I Could Count On You

Iím sittiní in the jailhouse for somethiní I didnít do
Itís cold in my cell and my feets theyíre a turniní blue
They say that I robbed a Seven-Eleven
But I said I was in bed with you
When they asked you about it, you thought for a minute
And you said, ďwith who?Ē
Oh, honey, I knew I could count on you.

They said that they followed my footsteps in the snow
They said that they had me on the surveillance video
My cellmate says heís got somethiní he wants me to blow
I had to think for a minute
Said, ďI donít think soĒ
Oh honey, I knew I could count on you

Chorus:
Oh, honey, please come and take me home
The boys in my cell wonít leave me alone
You know Iím not so bad
Iím the best cowboy you ever had
Oh, honey, I knew I could count on you

Well, the judge he was blind and he looked like a kangaroo
He looked at my record and he said:
ďSon, Iím gonna have to throw the whole book at youĒ
I got on my knees and I pleaded, I said, ďI found Jesus,
Iím a praying foolĒ
He said, ďLet me think for a minute, son,
Iíll tell you what Iím gonna doĒ
Then he dropped a shoe, justice is so cruel

Chorus:
Oh, honey, please come and take me home
The boys in my cell wonít leave me alone
You know Iím not so bad
Iím the best white trash you ever had
Oh, honey, I knew I could count on you

Five years in prison I guess Iím gonna do the long haul
And I get the feeling that you donít miss me at all
The word that I heard is youíre messiní with my best friend, Paul
You sure have a lot of gall to be so cheap and all
Oh, honey, I knew I could count on you
Oh, baby, I did it all for you
Oh, honey, I knew I could count on you

Personal Disaster

The vultures are coming
I just want to cry
Itís time for paybacks
I donít know why
I tried to be a good man
Mostly I did
Made a few mistakes
But I ainít no kid
Now Iím lost in my personal disaster

I used to be flashy
I used to be strong
I was mostly right
But now, mostly Iím wrong
I miss you kisses
I miss your skin
I miss you so much
Iíve lost all my friends
Now, Iím lost in my personal disaster

I live in the desert
No one around
I used to have neighbors
But they all moved back to town
My car is broken Ė just like my heart
Someday Iíll fix it but itís all torn apart
And Iím lost in my personal disaster

Iím just gonna sit here
Watch the sun set
Write in my journal
Things Iíd just as soon forget
Maybe Iíll call my brother
Ask him to come
Itís just so quiet
And thereís no place to run
Iím lost in my personal disaster

Little Liza

Little Liza, little Liza
You have not been true
I curse the day that I
Fell in love with you
I thought that weíd be married
And youíd be my wife
Now Iím stuck here in prison
For the rest of my life

Chorus:
Little Liza, little Liza
I loved you so well
Iíll live the rest of my life       
In this dark prison cell

That big moon was shining
And that old owl did hoot
That I left you for dead
That I cannot dispute
Your last words, they said,
You mentioned my name
And the evidence showed
That I was to blame

Chorus

I loved you little Liza
I could not let you go
Couldnít see you with another
I felt so alone
I knew that it was wrong
That I should take your life
But I thought that weíd be married
And you would be my wife

Chorus (2 x)

Month Of Sundays

Oh, silver moon
Gone too soon
Listen to that old dog howl
Iíve been down this track so long
I canít go back
But it just doesnít seem to matter to me now

Chorus:
Been a month of Sundays
Since Iíve seen that girl
She spun a line, sweet as wine
Been a month of Sundays since Iíve seen that girl

Oh, lady luck
Where did she go?
I thought I heard her whisper
I woke up, I was all alone
It must have been something down there by that old river

Chorus

Iím gonna take a walk
Down there by the dock
I might even jump in the sea
That icy wind itís my only friend
Nobody cares about me

Hold On To Love

Donít fail me now
Keep moviní along
Humming that tune; singiní that song
Walk through the rain, feet in the mud
Heart keep pumpiní, pumpiní that blood
Moon keep shininí, shininí in the night
I need a little hope, need a little light
To hold on to love

Someday Iíll forgive you most of your sins
Down the road, my brother, weíre gonna meet again
I was watchiní a ship sinkiní in the sea
I knew it was a dream but it was about you and me
Moon keep shininí, shininí in the night
I need a little hope, need a little light
To hold on to love

Chorus:
Love of a brother, love of a friend
Love of each other, love of all men
Hold on to love

Iíve followed in the footsteps of many great men
But I come to a place where the trail seems to end
I donít know which way Iím supposed to go
But I know that itís somewhere deep in my soul
Moon keep shininí, shininí in the night
I need a little hope, need a little light
To hold on Ė To hold on
To hold on to love

Chorus

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