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Alan Jackson lyrics

Album: Drive [2002]

Tracks12
 01  Drive (For Daddy Gene)
 02  A Little Bluer Than That
 03  Bring on the Night
 04  Work in Progress
 05  The Sounds
 06  Designated Drinker
 07  Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)
 08  That'd Be Alright
 09  Once in a Lifetime Love
 10  When Love Comes Around
 11  I Slipped and Fell in Love
 12  First Love
all Alan Jackson lyrics



Drive (For Daddy Gene)
It was painted red the stripe was white
It was eighteen feet from the bow to the stern light
Secondhand from a dealer in Atlanta
I rode up with daddy when he went there to get her
We put on a shine; put on a motor
Built out of love, made for the water
Ran her for years, 'til the transom got rotten
A piece of my childhood that will never be forgotten

It was just on old plywood boat
With a '75 Johnson with electric choke
A young boy two hands on the wheel
I can't replace the way it made me feel
And I would turn her sharp
And I would make her whine
He'd say, "you can't beat the way an old wood boat rides"
Just a little lake across the Alabama line
But I was king of the ocean
When daddy let me drive

Just an old half ton shortbed ford
My uncle bought new in '64
Daddy got it right 'cause the engine was smoking
A couple of burnt valves and he had it going
He let me drive her when we'd haul off a load
Down a dirt strip where we'd dump trash off of Thigpen Road
I'd sit up in the seat and stretch my feet out to the pedals
Smiling like a hero that just received his medal

It was just an old hand-me-down Ford
With a three-speed on the column and a dent in the door
A young boy two honds on the wheel
I canö³t replace the way it mode me feel
And I would press that clutch
And I would keep it right
And he'd say, "a little slower son you're doing just fine"
Just a dirt rood with trash on each side
But I was Mario Andretti
When daddy let me drive

I'm grown up now three daughters of my own
I let them drive my old Jeep across the pasture at our home
Maybe one day they'll reach back in their file
And pull out that old memory
And think of me and smile and say

It was just an old worn out Jeep
Rusty old floorboard, hot on my feet
A young girl two hands on the wheel
I can't replace the way it made me feel
And he'd say, "turn it left and steer it right,
Straighten up girl, you're doing just fine"
Just a little valley by the river where we'd ride
But I was high on a mountain
When daddy let me drive

When daddy let me drive

Oh he let me drive

Daddy let me drive

It's just an old plywood boat
With a '75 Johnson with electric chokeback to top
A Little Bluer Than That
Well tonight if you turn your radio on
You might hear a
sad, sad song
About someone who lost everything they had
It may sound like
me
But I'm a little bluer than that

When you look out in the morning
you might see
Clouds rolling by like memories
A big old sky above you
lookin' back
You may think of me
But I'm a little bluer than
that

Chorus
Where did we go wrong
I wish I knew
It haunts me all
the time
Now wherever I go and
whatever I do
You're always on my
mind

I can picture you in his arms tonight
But as for me it don't feel
right
To let us fade like some old photograph
It may work for you
But
I'm a little bluer than that

Chorus

So tonight if you turn your
radio on
You might hear a sad, sad song
About someone who lost everything
they had
It may sound like me
But I'm a little bluer than that

You
may think of me
But I'm a little bluer than thatback to top
Bring on the Night
It's twilight and the streetlights arecoming on
I'm in a
stream of cars on this boulevard headed home
I can hardly wait for you to
make what went wrong today
seem right
It's been a long hard day so bring
on the night

Chorus
Bring on the night
Pull down the shades
Lock
the world outside and throw the key away
Turn on the feeling and turn out the
lights
Let's call it a day and bring on the night

From nine to five
it's the same old grind all week long
And the only thing that keeps me sane
is coming home
When the sun goes down you know how to set thing
right
Let's put the day behind us and bring on the
night

chorus
Let's call it a day and bring the nightback to top
Work in Progress
Okay I forgot about the trash
I didn't trim the long hairs on my
mustache
I did buy you a ring I believe it was back in '93
Alright I admit
it I forgot our anniversary
But I did pick up the baby this morning at the
nursery
That ain't no big thing but it's gold star for me

You get
tired and disgusted with me
When I can't be just what you want me to be
I
still love you and I try real hard
I swear one day you'll have a brand new
car
I even asked the Lord to try to help me
He looked down from heaven and
said to tell you please
Just be patient I'm a work in progress

I'm
sorry I got mad waiting in the truck
It seemed like hours you getting all
dressed up
Just to go to Shoney's on a Wednesday night
I read that book
you gave me about Mars and Venus
I think it's sinking in but probably need to
reread it
But I'm starting to see now what you've been saying is
right

You get tired and disgusted with me
When I can't be just what
you want me to be
I still love you and I try real hard
I swear one day
you'll have a brand new car
I even asked the Lord to try to help me
He
looked down from heaven and said to tell you please
Just be patient I'm a
work in progress

I know you meant well when you bought me those
clogs
But my heels sure get hot down by the muffler on my HOG I'm
sure
they're stylish but I'll take my boots
I try to do that healthy thing like
you want me to do
But that low fat, no fat's getting hard to CHEW
Now I
love your cooking honey
But sometimes I need some real food

You get
tired and disgusted with me
When I can't be just what you want me to be
I
still love you and I try real hard
I swear one day you'll have a brand new
car
I even asked the Lord to try to help me
He looked down from heaven and
said to tell you please
Just be patient I'm a work in progress

Oh
honey just be patient now
I'm a work in progressback to top
The Sounds
I can hear her heart beat
It seams a little strong
I can hear the things I did wrong
I can hear her thoughts
By looking in her eyes
I can hear her all the times she cried
I can hear the memories
As they echo off the wall
Falling from the pictures down the hall
I can hear regret
Building up in side of me
And I can hear all the things
I could not see
Those are the sounds of a woman leaving
Stronger then the wind in a willow tree
Those are the sounds of a heart breaking
You can't hear it
But the noise is killing me

I should of heard it coming
But I chose to pretend
I should of recognizes that sound
Way back then
But I just wouldn't listen didn't want to all those years
Now the truth is ringing clear
In my ears
Those are the sounds of a woman leaving
Stronger then the wind in willow tree
Those are the sounds of a heart breaking
You can't hear it
But the noise is killing me
Those are the sounds of a heart breaking
You can't hear it
But the noise is killing me
I can hear it
And the silent is killing meback to top
Designated Drinker
Here's my keys, I want you to take 'em
I think I'm
gonna need you to get back home
Hold on to my hat, I don't wanna lose it
I
couldn't stand for something else to be gone
I'm sure you know the reason I'm
here cryin'
I think you'll understand why

Tonight, I'm the designated
drinker
I just lost the one that wrapped me around her finger
I need to
get to where I can't think of her
So tonight, I'm the designated
drinker

I came here to get you to help me
I need a friend to see me
through
I hated to call, I knew you wouldn't mind at all
I know you know
I'd do the same for you
I'm not the kind that likes to drown my sorrow
I
may hate myself tomorrow
Oh but

Tonight, I'm the designated
drinker
I just lost the one that wrapped me around her finger
I need to
get to where I can't think of her
So tonight, I'm the designated
drinker

We need to get to where we can't think of her
So tonight,
we're the designated drinkers

Oh tonight, we're the designated
drinkersback to top
Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)
Where were you when the world stopped turning that september day
Out in the yard with your wife and children
Or working on some stage in l.a.
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Rising against that blue sky
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry

Did you weep for the children who lost there dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below
Did you burst out in pride for the red, white and blue
And the heros who died just doin' what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch cnn but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in iraq and iran
But I know jesus, and I talk to god
And I remember this from when I was young.
Faith, hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love.

Where were you when the world stopped turning that september day
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Or driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother to tell her you love her
Did you dust off that Bible at home
Did you open your eyes in hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset for the first time in ages
Speak to some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent home movie your watchin
And turn on I love lucy reruns
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Or stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
And thank God you had somebody to love

(chorus x2)

And the greatest is love.
And the greatest is love.
Where were you when the world stopped turning that september dayback to top
That'd Be Alright
If money grew on hackberry trees
If time wasn't such a
luxury
If love was lovesick over me
That'd be alright

If I could
keep the wind in my sails
Keep a hold of the tiger by the tail
A half a
ham sandwich in my lunch pail
That'd be alright

That'd be
alright
That'd be alright
If everybody everywhere
Had a lighter load to
bear
And a little bigger piece of the pie
We'd be livin' us a pretty good
life
And that'd be alright

Go heavy on the good and light on the
bad
A hair more happy and shade less sad
Turn all that negative down just
a tad
That'd be alright

If my dear old dog never got old
If the
family farm never got sold
Another bad joke never got told
That'd be
alright

That'd be alright
That'd be alright
If everybody
everywhere
Had a lighter load to bear
And a little bigger piece of the
pie
We'd be livin' us a pretty good life
And that'd be
alright

That'd be alright
That'd be alright
If everybody
everywhere
Had a lighter load to bear
And a little bigger piece of the
pie
We'd be livin' us a pretty good life
And that'd be
alright

That'd be alright
That'd be alright
That'd be
alright
That'd be alright
That'd be alright
That'd be
alright
Alright
That'd be alright
Alright
That'd be
alright
That'd be alright
That'd be alrightback to top
Once in a Lifetime Love
He's just a singer, a natural born guitar ringer
Kind of a clinger to sad old songs
He's not a walk-behinder, he's a new note finder
But his name's a reminder
Of a blues man that's already gone

So he started drinkin', took some things that messed up his thinkin'
He was sure sinkin' when she came along
He was alone in the spot light, not too much left in sight
She changed all that one night
When she sang him this song

Hey baby, I love you, Hey baby, I need you
Hey baby, you ain't got to prove to me
You're some kind of macho man
You've wasted so much of your life
Runnin' through the dark nights
Let me shine a little love light
Down on that blues man

He got so sick from speedin', all the things they said he was needin'
If he was to keep on pleasin' all of his fans
He got cuffed on dirt roads, he got sued over no shows
She came and took all that old load
Down off that blues man, and he sang

Hey baby, I love you too, Hey baby, I need you
Hey baby, I do get tired of this travelin' band
I'm over forty years old now, nights would be cold now
If you hadn't stuck it out
With this blues man

He's over forty years old now, nights would be so cold now
If she hadn't hung around
With that blues manback to top
When Love Comes Around
Love for me hasn't been easy
I've let true love fall to the ground
Through the years and the tears
I've learned what love's about
And this time I'll be ready
When love comes around

When love comes around I'll be ready
Love will find me a brand new man
And I'll be standing here
With my heart in my hand
This time I'll be ready
When love comes around

Too many times I've lost a good love
And I can see now I let it down
But if love comes back to me
It won't see the same old me
This time I'll be ready
When love comes around

When love comes around I'll be ready
Love will find me a brand new man
And I'll be standing here
With my heart in my hand
This time I'll be ready
When love comes around

Yeah, I'll be standing here
With my heart in my hand
This time I'll be ready
When love comes aroundback to top
I Slipped and Fell in Love
A drunk man walking down a rainy street
A wood floor and new socks on your
bare feet
You look down and suddenly you're looking up
Whoops, I slipped
and fell in love

A bald tire running on an icy road
A steep hill
underneath a foot of snow
A greased pig fallen off a pickup truck
Whoops,
I slipped and fell in love

I hope that you're feeling the way that I
feel
It's just like flying but you're standing still
The birds and the
bees are sure powerful stuff
Whoops, I slipped and fell in love

An ice
cube hiding on your kichen floor
A bad step leading up to your back
door
How'd I wind up on my butt
Whoops, I slipped and feel in
love

I hope that you're feeling the way that I feel
It's just like
flying but you're standing still
The birds and the bees are sure powerful
stuff
Whoops, I slipped and fell in love

I hope that you're feeling
the way that I feel
It's just like flying but you're standing still
The
birds and the bees are sure powerful stuff
Whoops, I slipped and fell in
love

Help, I've fallen I can't getup
Whoops, I slipped and fell in
loveback to top
First Love
I was fifteen, she was eighteen
The prettiest thing I'd ever seen in my
life
I loved her at first sight
I found her in Marietta, a town north of
Atlanta
I brought her home to see my folks
They loved her too

We
were together for a long time
Thought it would be for all time
But things
change and rearrang
She had to go
She left me cryin' in '79
An airline
pilot, in Carolina
I was a wreck, can't drive a check
It broke my
heart

My first love was an older woman
There's been many since
But
there'll never be another
Built in 1955, snowshoe white, overdrive
I never
should've sold her, I'll always love her
She was mine

Years went by,
teardrops dried
I got her back, I was surprised
In '93, a gift to me on
Christmas Eve
We were both older, so I restored her
Could've sold her, for
a lot more
But I will never she's mine forever
Until I go

My first
love was an older woman
There's been many since
But there'll never be
another
Built in 1955, snowshoe white, overdrive
I never should've sold
her, I'll always love her
She was mine

I'll never sell her she's mine
forever
I love her soback to top
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