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Wide Open

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Release Date
04/07/09
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Track Listing

1. Wide Open Read Lyrics
2. This I Gotta See Read Lyrics
3. Fast Read Lyrics
4. Crazy Town Read Lyrics
5. Don't Give Up On Me Read Lyrics
6. She's Country Read Lyrics
7. On My Highway Read Lyrics
8. Keep The Girl Read Lyrics
9. Big Green Tractor Read Lyrics
10. The Truth Read Lyrics
11. Love Was Easy Read Lyrics

Lyrics

  • 1. Wide Open

    (Neil Thrasher/Wendell Mobley/Jim Collins)

    Corner café…. She scrapes a couple quarters off the table
    Says thanks, yeah now maybe I’ll be able to get that
    Black Mercedes I’ve been saving for
    The other girls say you oughta undo a couple buttons
    Start showing off a little somethin’
    Says nah, you go ahead think I’d rather stay poor
    See I’m just making rent
    She said this ain’t where my road ends

    Chorus
    This may not be my town but it’ll do for now
    Till I can figure out who I am and where I’m going
    She’s slinging eggs and bacon with my college education
    Just hanging out and waiting for a better plan
    She’s ok not knowing
    She’s young and the world’s wide open

    There’s a rusty old ford
    Lives out behind the diner
    Sittin’ there waitin on her
    To make her mind up
    Itchin’ to sling a little gravel
    Take her who know where
    Then maybe head out west
    It’s in God’s hands I guess
    Chorus

    Bridge
    She throws down that apron
    Takes the money she’s been making
    Her life’s out there waiting
    Got a better plan and that’s where she’s going
    She’s young and the world’s wide open

    © 2008 Major Bob Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/ Crosstown Uptown music administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP). © 2009 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Boatwright Baby (BMI) All rights admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). © 2009 Sexy Tractor Music/BMI (admin. By Big Loud Bucks)/ Hope-n-Cal music/BMI (admin. By Cal IV entertainment).

  • 2. This I Gotta See

    (Neil Thrasher/Tony Martin)

    I can’t count the barns I’ve passed
    Painted red, white and black, see Rock City
    And up ahead there’s a turn
    Take me right through Gatlinburg, I hear it’s pretty

    Maybe some other time
    I can’t slow down
    Right across that state line
    Right about now

    Chorus: Her hair’s still wet from her bath
    She’s sitting on the front porch
    With a glass of ice tea
    In my sweat shirt, in her bare feet
    This I gotta see
    If I hurry I can catch
    The colors on her skin from that sunset
    And her face and that look
    Waiting on me
    This I gotta see…This I gotta see

    I can’t wait to get to her
    Man, I wish I were there already
    She’s the only thing that keeps
    This world from driving me crazy

    I just hit that city limit
    Yeah and that’s a pretty good sign
    And if I pick it up a bit
    I’ll be right on time

    Repeat chorus twice

    © 2008 Major Bob Music, Inc. (ASCAP)Crosstown Uptown Music administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP). Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Goldwatch Music (BMI).

  • 3. Fast

    (Tom Shapiro/Michael Dulaney/Neil Thrasher)

    Goodbye crack of dawn
    Goodbye harvester
    Goodbye hello baby
    After a long hard day of plowing dirt
    Goodbye way of life
    Goodbye pass it down
    Goodbye up all night
    Of praying for rain
    A two year drought
    Walking on faith
    And toughin’ it out…

    CHORUS
    Hey what’s past is past
    Oh and nothing in this world lasts
    But hey aren’t those four lanes
    Fast

    Goodbye gravel road
    Thanks for the ride
    For watching over me
    Remember the time
    I rolled my truck
    And you were there
    When I woke up
    You walked me home
    Yeah you led me home…but

    Hey what’s past is past
    And nothing in this world lasts
    But hey aren’t those four lanes
    Fast

    BRIDGE
    Goodbye
    Tomorrow’s another day
    You know, time it only moves one way
    Away from yesterday
    Oh, but memories never fade
    CHORUS

    EMI Blackwood Music Inc. Obo itself and Piano Wire Music (BMI). Mojave Moon Music (ASCAP). Crosstown Uptown Music administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP)

  • 4. Crazy Town

    (Rodney Clawson/Brett Jones)

    Roll into town—step off the bus
    Shake off that where you came from dust
    Grab your guitar—walk down the street
    Sign says Nashville, Tennessee
    But I have found

    CHORUS:
    It’s a crazy town—full of neon dreams
    Every body plays—everybody sings
    Hollywood with a touch of twang—to be a star you gotta bang-bang-bang
    Bend those strings til the Hank comes out
    Make all the drunk girls scream and shout
    We love it—we hate it—we’re all just trying to make it
    In this crazy town

    You pay your dues—and you play for free
    And you pray for a honky tonk destiny
    You cut your teeth in the smoky bars
    And live off the tips from a pickle jar
    Til you find a cool new sound
    And you smile when the record man shoots you down

    REPEAT CHORUS

    One year they repossess your Truck
    And the next you make a couple million bucks

    REPEAT CHORUS

    Cuts of Cedar/BMI (admin. by Big Loud Bucks)/ New Extreme Songs/ BMI (admin. by Big Loud Bucks)/ Sink Like A Ship Songs/BMI (admin. by Big Loud Bucks). Brett Jones Music/ASCAP.

  • 5. Don't Give Up On Me

    (Brett James/Troy Verges)

    I don’t go to church enough
    I curse out loud, I drink too much
    I’m more of a sinner than a saint
    Got a dusty bible on my shelf
    I just pick it up when I need help
    Lord knows there’s a lot I need to change
    And I want to, baby you make me want to

    You tie the knot when I’m at the end of my rope
    You never stop believin’ in me when I don’t know
    Who I am or what I’m supposed to be
    I don’t give you no good reasons
    But baby don’t give up on me

    I’ve smoked my last cigarette
    At least a hundred times I bet
    I guess I’ll just keep quittin’ ‘til it sticks
    For all the things I failed to do
    I never failed at lovin’ you
    We both know I can’t grant your every wish
    But I want to, baby you make me want to

    You tie the knot when I’m at the end of my rope
    You never stop believin’ in me when I don’t know
    Who I am or what I’m supposed to be
    I don’t give you no good reasons
    But baby don’t give up on me

    REPEAT CHORUS
    Don’t give up on me…no, no

    ©2008 Stage Three Songs (ASCAP) Administered by Stage Three Music (U.S.) Inc/. FSMGI (IMRO), administered by State One Songs America (ASCAP)/ Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP). © 2008 Songs Of Universal, Inc. / Songs From The Engine Room (BMI). All rights on behalf of Songs From The Engine Room controlled and administered by Songs Of Universal, Inc.

  • 6. She's Country

    (Danny Myrick/Bridgette Tatum)

    She’s a hot little number in her pick up truck
    Daddy’s sweet money done jacked it up
    She’s a party all-nighter from South Carolina
    A bad mama jama
    From down in Alabama
    She’s a ragin’ Cajun
    Lunatic from Brunswick
    Juicy Georgia peach

    With a thick southern drawl
    Sexy swingin’ walk
    Brother she’s all

    Chorus:
    Country
    Shoot
    From her cowboys boots
    To her down home roots
    She’s Country
    Hey
    From the song she plays
    To the prayer she prays
    That’s the way
    She was born and raised
    She ain’t afraid
    To stay
    Country
    Brother She’s Country

    Hell raisin sugar when the sun goes down
    Mamma taught her how to rip up the town
    A honey drippin honey
    From a holler in Kentucky
    Getcha flippin kinda trippy
    Like a Mississippi hippie
    She’s a Kansas princess
    Crazy mother trucker
    Under cover lover

    Thick southern drawl
    Sexy swingin walk
    Brother she’s all

    CHORUS

    REPEAT CHORUS

  • 7. On My Highway

    (Brett James/Justin Weaver/Kelly Archer)

    On my highway the yellow lines have
    disappeared from time to time
    And I’ve wound up on the wrong side of the road
    On my highway I’ve gone too fast
    afraid that I might finish last
    I hugged a curve too hard and lost control
    Oh I never know which way it’s gonna go

    Chorus
    But what a feeling chasing the sun
    Livin’ my life like it’s shot from a gun
    Laughin’ a little bit more with every mile
    Oh what a freedom racing the wind
    Dying to know what’s around the next bend
    And smiling as I watch the years roll by
    I’m learning how to take it day by day
    On my highway

    On my highway I missed some signs,
    And left a damn good love behind
    I see her in my rearview like a ghost
    On my highway I’ve broken down,
    And cried when no one else was around
    And prayed that God would save my soul
    Yeah I’ve paid a lot of hefty tolls

    Chorus
    But what a feeling chasing the sun
    Livin’ my life like it’s shot from a gun
    Laughin’ a little bit more with every mile
    Oh what a freedom racing the wind
    Dying to know what’s around the next bend
    And smiling as I watch the years roll by
    I’m learning how to take it day by day

    On my highway
    Yeah
    Yeah

    Chorus
    What a feeling out on the run
    Drinking up the rain soaking up the sun
    Laughing a little bit more with every mile
    Oh what a freedom like a sail in the wind
    Not lookin’ back not forgettin’ where I’ve been
    Smilin’ as I watch the years roll by
    And I’m movin’ on from my mistakes
    And I’m learnin’ how to take it day by day
    On my highway
    Oh oh yeah yeah

    ©2008 Stage Three Songs/Brett James Cornelius Music (ASCAP)
    Administered by Stage Three Music (U.S.) Inc. © 2008 Universal Music – Careers / Little Blue Lizard Music (BMI). All rights on behalf of Little Blue Lizard Music controlled and administered by Universal Music – Careers.

  • 8. Keep The Girl

    (Jason Aldean/Neil Thrasher/Wendell Mobley)

    This life is full of choices
    Hard to make one all the voices in my head
    Those blue eyes I’m in love with
    Or that highway whichever I pick there’ll be regrets
    I go one way I lose everything
    I go the other way… same thing

    I’m torn and it’s tearing me apart
    I wanna go but I don’t wanna break her heart
    Like a sword with a double edge blade
    It’s gonna cut deep either way
    This little town that big world
    Chase the dream or keep the girl

    More than once I packed it all up
    But I’d break down and blame it on the truck
    Just couldn’t go
    Just wanna be out there making my mark
    And lay down every night in her arms

    CHORUS

    I don’t know why I can’t have it all
    Need to tear down that wall
    Between this little town and that big world
    Go chase my dream and keep the girl

    CHORUS

    © 2009 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Boatwright Baby (BMI) All rights admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI). Magic Mustang Music Inc/House of Aldean (BMI). Crosstown Uptown Music administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP)

  • 9. Big Green Tractor

    (Jim Collins/David Lee Murphy)

    She had a shiny little beamer with the rag top down
    Sitting in the drive but she wouldn’t get out
    The dogs were all barking and a wagging around
    I just laughed and said ya’ll get in
    She had on a new dress and she curled her hair
    She was looking too good not to go somewhere
    I said whatcha wanna do baby I don’t care
    We can go to the show or we can stay right here and

    Chorus:
    I can take you for a ride on my big green tractor
    We can go slow or make it go faster
    Down through the woods out to the pasture
    Long as I’m with you it don’t matter
    Climb up in my lap and drive if you want to
    Girl, you know you got me to hold on to
    We can go to town but baby if you’d rather
    I’ll take you for a ride on my big green tractor

    I said we can fire it up and I can show you around
    Sit up on the hill and watch the sun go down
    When the fire flies are dancing and the moon comes out
    We can turn on the lights and head back to the house or

    Chorus:
    We can take another ride on my big green tractor
    We can go slow or make it go faster
    Down through the woods out to the pasture
    Long as I’m with you it really don’t matter
    Climb up in my lap and drive if you want to
    Girl, you know you got me to hold on to
    We can go to town but baby if you’d rather
    I’ll take you for a ride on my big green tractor

    Bridge:
    Mmmmm just let me dust off the seat
    Mmmmm now put your pretty little arms around me

    Final chorus:
    Climb up in my lap and drive if you want to
    Girl, you know you’ve got me to hold on to
    We can go to town but baby if you’d rather
    I’ll take you for a ride on my big green tractor
    We can go to town
    Or we can go another round
    On my big green tractor

    © 2009 Sexy Tractor Music/BMI (admin. by Big Loud Bucks)/ Hope-n-Cal Music/BMI (admin. by Cal IV Entertainment). Old Desperados, LLC (ASCAP) & N2D Publishing Company, Inc (ASCAP) admin by Carol Vincent and Associates, LLC.

  • 10. The Truth

    (Brett James/Ashley Monroe)

    Tell 'em all I'm on vacation
    Say I went to visit friends
    That you ain't heard or seen from me in quite a while
    When they ask you where I've been

    Tell 'em I'm out on the west coast where it don't ever rain
    And that I'm probably doin' fine

    CHORUS:
    Just don't tell 'em I've gone crazy
    That I'm still strung out over you
    Tell 'em anything you want to
    Just don't tell 'em all the truth
    Yeah don't tell 'em all the truth

    Tell 'em all I'm out in Vegas
    Blowin' every dollar I ever made
    Tell 'em that I must be into something bad for me 'cause
    I've sure lost a lot a weight

    Tell 'em I'm out on the road with some old rock n' roll band
    Living like a gypsy king

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE:
    The truth is that I'm asking you to lie
    And we both know that it ain't right
    If you ever loved me please
    Have some mercy on me

    Tell ‘em anything you want to
    Just don’t tell ‘em all the truth
    Yeah don’t tell ‘em all the truth
    I still need you
    Yeah that’s the truth
    I still love you
    Baby that’s the truth

    ©2008 Stage Three Songs/Brett James Cornelius Music (ASCAP)
    Administered by Stage Three Music (U.S.) Inc. (c) 2008 Reynsong Publishing Corp. (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  • 11. Love Was Easy

    (Justin Weaver/David Frasier)

    It seems like money
    Is always on our minds these days
    Make more, spend more
    Worry how the bills will get paid
    Oh it wasn’t that long ago
    But it seems so far away
    When we didn’t have a damn thing
    But we were happy

    CHORUS
    And love was easy
    Just laying on a river bank
    All night counting the stars
    Love was easy
    As that feeling we found
    In the backseat of my car
    Even in the dark
    Love was easy
    When we didn’t make it so hard

    Can you tell me
    The last time we really laughed
    The last time we had a moment
    When we hated that the moment passed
    Here we are down the road
    Standing here looking back
    Seeing what we used to have
    Is what we’re missing when

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE
    Maybe that’s how it is
    Maybe that’s how it goes
    But all I know

    CHORUS

    When we didn’t make it so hard
    Love was easy baby
    When we didn’t make it so hard

    © 2008 Universal Music – Careers / Asierfra Music (BMI). All rights on behalf of Asierfra Music controlled and administered by Universal Music – Careers. All rights reserved. Used by permission.