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1. Pretty Girl from Matthews

Hold on a minute it ain’t time to leave
Tell me how you’re feeling one more time
Four long years and I just can’t believe
That I’m still yours and you’re still mine

While I was gone, yes, I fell in love
Asked around and heard that you did too
Two drunken years and push came to shove
I met love, love left me blue

You’re rising like a sun
That pulled the curtain on the night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

And I’m all right, yeah, I think I’m fine
My savior lives in telephones
And I just dream of you and step outside
Dial up and hope that you’re home

You’re rising like a sun
That waits up all night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

Hold on a minute, yeah, I do love you
Sometimes I guess that ain’t enough
When you come round you put me through
And I thank you, oh, so much

Another year, maybe, three or four
Maybe five or six or even more
You’ll find another man to take my place
And I’ll see you on the good Lord’s shores

You’re rising like a sun
That pulled the curtain on the night
Coming through the window
To brighten up my life

2. Jenny and the Summer Day

I have a car, I have a dime
Baby, Baby
I know that won’t buy anything
But I would steal you anything
Baby, Baby
The sun is hot, the wind is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
With Jenny and the summer day
Baby, Baby, Baby

What a darling summer time
Come on in the water’s fine
Baby, Baby
I know that your afraid to swim
So I’ll stay in the shallow end
Baby, Baby
The sun is hot, the wind is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
The sunlight burned my fear away
Baby, Baby

Ninety and risin’
Soon we’ll have to hide out in the shade
Somewhere it’s rainin’
And baby I can almost hear you say
That you love me
And the summer day
That you love me

What a darling summer time
I have a home in Carolina
Baby, Baby
Not far from the city lights
But we can see the stars at night
Baby, Baby
The day was hot, tonight is cool
And we are finally out of school
Baby, Baby
Well I’m in love what can I say
With Jenny and the summer day

Ninety and risin’
Soon we’ll have to hide out in the shade
Somewhere it’s rainin’
And baby I can almost hear you say
That you love me
And the summer day
That you love me

3. A Lot of Moving

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

If I’s a police
I couldn’t catch me
Because I’m always up and ready
A lot of chasin’ here
Escapin’ there
Blue lights flashin’ ’round everywhere
A lot of woo-ooo where am I going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

Country to my left side
Country to my right side
City to my left side
City on my right side
Banjos and back seats
Side roads and side streets
Well if you wanna stay for dinner
I’ll throw my suitcase in the river
A lot of drinkin’ here
And drinkin’ there
I’ll play and sing just about any damn where
A lot of thinkin’ about where I’m going next

A lot of movin’, A lot of rollin’
A lot of drivin’, A lot of strollin’
A lot of leavin’ here
A lot of arrivin’ there
Trying to go just about everywhere
A lot of thinking about where I’m going next

4. November Blue

If I weren’t leavin’, would I catch you dreamin’
And if I weren’t gonna be gone now, could I take you home
And if I told you I loved you, would it change what you see
And if I were leavin’, would you stay with me
And if I had money, would it all look good
And if I had a job now, like a good man should
And if I came to you tomorrow, and said let’s run away
Would you roll like the wind does, baby would you stay

My heart is dancin’, to a November tune
And I hope that you hear it, singing songs about you
I sing songs of sorrow, because you’re not around
See, babe I’m gone tomorrow, Baby follow me down

I don’t know why I have to, but this man must move on
I love my time here, didn’t know ’til I was gone
November shadows, shade November change
November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains
November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains

Your yellow hair is like the sunlight, however sweet it shines
Bit by the cold of December, I’m warm beside your smile

Oh lady, tell me I’m not leaving, you’re everything I dreamed
I’m killing myself thinking, I’ve fallen like the leaves
I’m killing myself thinking, I’ve fallen like the leaves

5. My Losing Bet

I waited for you
A hard thing to do
Knowin’ we’re through
And though I don’t have to choose
To welcome you back or push you away
But wait we’re not there yet
And though I’m losing the bet
There’s still the sunset

I felt so surprised
When she arrived
Wearing a smile
Smiles soon turn to tears
Out on her back pier
After all the love how did I end here

Oh Lord, Oh Lord…

6. Beside the Yellow Line

In time, won’t be long
Until we meet again
Except we’ll just be friends
My God, yeah I know
That’s just the way it goes
Out here on the road
Beside the yellow line

‘Bout five years ago,
I came about this way
But I doubt they’ll know my face
The land hasn’t changed
The stars still pierce the black
And I’m glad that I came back
Beside the yellow line

The mind of a girl,
It’s hard to understand
But I guess ’cause I’m a man
Her heart fears are unknown
Until I am gone
Gotta leave her all alone
Beside the yellow line

And the call of the road,
Unlike the railroad tracks
Unlike the airplane’s path
Her voice floats through the land
And it takes me by the hand
So once again I stand
Beside the yellow line

7. Old Wyom

Well I dreamed of how our life could be, oh yeah
Lovin’ and a kissin’ ‘neath an old oak tree, uh huh
Well I’d be singing you a song that was twenty lines long
And be catchin’ sweet kisses you can blow way out to Wyom

I’d work my day to come home to you, oh yeah
You could do whatever you wanted to, uh huh
With you big brown eyes and your curly brown hair
I’m doin’ the best I can do just to try to not stare
My God your loveliness

Got a feeling you maybe won’t like the news, oh no
Ya ain’t going like it when you have to choose, oh no
If you and me were born to never be apart
I can feel it in my mind, I can feel it in my soul, in my heart

Oh baby please come around
Oh baby please come around
Oh baby please come around

Was that your man, he’s you fiancee, oh yeah
Another one ties the knot each and everyday, uh huh
I’ve got to get up the nerve to pick up the phone
It’s you sweet mama, I’m a-goin’ carry you back home
Way out to Old Wyom

I probably shoulda thought about lettin’ you know, uh huh
If I love you like I do I should’ve told you so, uh huh
Well I think about you each and every day
It’s just my knees gettin’ weak when I try to say

Oh baby please be mine
Oh baby please be mine
Oh baby please be mine

Got a feelin’ I’m barkin’ up an empty tree
How could something so beautiful think about me?
I put my tail between my legs and turn my back
Try on my trusty ramblin’ sack

I’m off to Old Wyom
I’m off to Old Wyom
I’m off to Old Wyom

8. Closing Night

The show was over it’s all in the name
It never was before but this ain’t the same
So try to imagine a time and a place
Where the enemy won and the hero was slain

And poetic justice burns in the minds
Of five diying soldiers on the front lines
With nobody’s singing in nobody’s ears
No one’s disappointed, nobody hears

I know a lady, promise her name
The price of her visit suffering and pain
And we gladly waited and we gladly paid
We watched the sun rise, she never came

An electric current moves us around
We sank to our knees to worship the sound
But nobody told us that we’d rise again
Imagine a hero unable to win
Imagine a hero unable to win