JAMEY JOHNSON lyrics - That Lonesome Song

In Color

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I said Grandpa what's this picture here It's all black and white, and it ain't real clear Is that you there, he said yeah, I was eleven And times were tough, back in thirty-five That's me and Uncle Joe just tryin' to survive A cotton farm, in the Great Depression And if it looks like we were scared to death Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other You should've seen it in color This one here was taken overseas In the middle of hell, in nineteen forty-three In the winter time, you can almost see my breath That was my tail gunner ole' Johnny McGee He was a high school teacher from New Orleans And he had my back, right through the day we left If it looks like we were scared to death Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other You should've seen it in color A picture's worth a thousand words But you can't see what those shades of gray keep covered You should've seen it in color And this one is my favorite one This is me and grandma in the, summer sun All dressed up, the day we said our vows You can't tell it here but it was hot that June And that rose was red and her eyes were blue And just look at that smile, I was so proud That's the story of my life Right there in black and white And if it looks like we were scared to death Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other You should've seen it in color Yeah a picture's worth a thousand words But you can't see what those shades of gray keep covered You should've seen it in color (Should've seen it in color)

Sarahbeth

RASCAL FLATTS "Feels Like Today"
Sarah Beth is scared to death To hear what the doctor will say She hasn't been well Since the day that she fell And the bruises just won't go away So she sits and see waits with her mother and dad Flips through an old magazine Till a the nurse with a smile Stands at the door And says will you please come with me Sarah Beth is scared to death Cause the doctor just told her the news Between the red cells and white Something's not right But we're gonna take care of you Six chances in ten it won't come back again With the therapy were gonna try It's just been approved It's the strongest there is I think we caught it in time Sarah Beth closes her eyes She dreams she's dancing Around and around without any cares And her very first love is holding her close And the soft wind i blowing her hair Sarah Beth is scared to death As she sits holding her mom Says it would be a mistake For someone to take A girl with no hair to the prom Oh, just this morning right there on her pillow Was the coolest of any surprise And she cried when she gathered it all in her hands The proof that she couldn't deny Sarah Beth closes her eyes She dreams she's dancing Around and around without any cares And her very first true love is holding her close And the soft wind is blowing her hair

Death By Misadventure

JOHN HIATT "Riding With The King"
Well, Harry had a good job working' for the Secret Service He had a wife and kids at home who made him awful nervous He'd never done a damn thing you could call experimental And he had this aching feeling that his life was accidental So one day he burned his pinstripe suit and his leather shoulder holster He snapped a Polaroid and made a giant wanted poster He took it to a print shop and ordered up a thousand flyers And walked next door to the laundromat and blew his brains out in the drier And the tag on his toe read: Death by misadventure Ain't that some way to go? Death by misadventure Well, Harry's wife Estella took this matter rather lightly She could have cried and cried but then her looks might come unsightly She thought about her wardrobe and how much it was outdated And how this trumped up family thing was vastly overrated Her kids both turned against her and they took to drugs and stealing Some junkie killed 'em both for two dime bags they were dealing And sitting home alone disgusted by it all She blew the sole survivor off with ninety Nembutals And the tag on her toe read: Death by misadventure Ain't that some way to go? Death by misadventure So be careful how you choose your path and who you pick to go with Some folks they take to living fast while some prefer a slow death Some folks get confused and never quite know how they're going When you're laid out on that slab we're all the worse for knowing That the tag on your toe reads: Death by misadventure What a silly way to go. Death by misadventure

The Other Side

JASON GRAY "A Way To See In The Dark"
I stood on the edge of 8 years old On a mountain top in Minnesota Behind my old grade school We'd steady our nerve and take a breath Throwing ourselves to certain death But the kings of the hill must fight to keep their rule I went back there a couple years ago That mountain was twenty feet tall Skip to the scene where I was sixteen Taking my turn on the tilt-a-whirl Holding the hand of a brown eyed girl I thought would be the one When the ride got rough we were torn apart The spinning stopped like a broken heart I blinked and she was gone I felt shipwrecked at the edge of the world But love came and found me again On the other side, where it's easier to see the way His hand provides just in time to save the day And I realize the mountains I was scared to climb Aren't as big as I thought they were When I'm on the other side Skip to the scene where I'm on my knees Holding on 'til the morning light Trying to trust when the money's tight In a hope I can't explain Crossword puzzles in the waiting room Praying for an answer soon To fill in all the blanks But I've been here many times before And love's always carried me through To the other side, where it's easier to see the way His hand provides just in time to save the day And I realize the mountains I was scared to climb Aren't as big as I thought they were When I'm on the other side How many times am I destined to prove I can't do this all on my own But there is freedom in failing and finding his mercy And standing in front of his throne I'm not as big as I thought I was So I won't be afraid No matter what the trouble is I see today The maker of the mountains, He will make a way To lead me through the darkness to the other sideĀ… Where it's easier to see the way His hand provides just in time to save the day And I realize the mountains I was scared to climb Aren't as big as I thought they were When I'm on the other side Every chapter that we've been through Has taught me to rely on you Jesus teach me that again

Scared At Night

KATHLEEN EDWARDS "Asking For Flowers"
As a child I would wake at night I was scared, but I kept real quiet Shadows on the walls moving in on me Underneath my sheets I could barely breathe Your room was only just across the hall All it would have taken was a single call Maybe sometimes you've got to trust yourself Not to scream out loud and run like hell Believe me All the days you're unsure Believe in me I don't want to anymore In the dark Picture me in your mind And i'll lay with you You don't have to be scared at night As a young man you were shooting rats By accident you hit the farmyard cat He ran for the fields and Came back the next day You had blown out his eye And you could see his brain Your dad said "Boy, there are some things in life. You don't want to do but you know is right. So take him out back and finish him off." You got your gun off the shelf It only took one shot Believe me All the days you're unsure Believe in me I don't want to anymore In the dark Picture me in your mind And i'll lay with you So you don't have to be scared at night I flew to Winnipeg on your final day They said that you waited until I came We sang your favourite hymns And we held your hand You took your final breath and that was that But I'd never seen a person die before I tried so hard not to cry, you know Maybe sometimes we've got to trust ourselves That when you die you go someplace else Believe me All the days you're unsure Believe in me I don't want to anymore In the dark Picture me in your mind And i'll lay with you So you don't have to be scared at night You don't have to be scared at night You don't have to be scared at night

Ready To Start

ARCADE FIRE "The Suburbs"
If the businessmen drink my blood Like the kids in art school said they would Then I guess I'll just begin again You say, "can we still be friends? " If I was scared... I would And if I was bored... you know I would And if I was yours... but I'm not All the kids have always known That the emperor wears no clothes But they bow down to him anyway 'Cause it's better than being alone If I was scared... I would And if I was bored... you know I would And if I was yours... but I'm not Now you're knocking at my door Saying please come out with us tonight But I would rather be alone Than pretend I feel alright If the businessmen drink my blood Like the kids in art school said they would Then I guess I'll just begin again You say, "can we still be friends? " If I was scared... I would And if I was pure... you know I would And if I was yours... but I'm not Now I'm ready to start If I was scared... I would And if I was pure... you know I would And if I was yours... but I'm not Now I'm ready to start Now I'm ready to start I would rather be wrong Than live in the shadows of your song My mind is open wide And now I'm ready to start Now I'm ready to start My mind is open wide And now I'm ready to start You're not sure You open the door And step out into the dark Now I'm ready

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