Lyrics - Everyday Life


Not So Long Ago

Sean Wiggins © 2004

Verse 1:
I heard her listening to Meatloaf
In a red Corvette
On my way to work today
She sang every single line
Bout loud as she could get
Light turned, she smiled and drove away

Pre Chorus:
When I heard that old familiar song
Brought such memories, Where had I gone so wrong
Always said it'd never come to this
But the rearview mirror tells is like it is

Chorus:
So Wake up babe before it's gone too far
Or you'll wind up ancient as old Mozart
Remember hanging by the corner store
Singing with the radio
Tell me that was not so long ago

Verse:
Turned down my Mozart
And called my boss
Said I would not be coming in
I drove 10 miles down the freeway just to get lost
Time for a change to begin

Pre Chorus:
Cuzz I'd heard that old familiar song
Brought back memories, where had I gone so wrong
Always said it'd never come to this
But the rearview mirror tells is like it is

Chorus:
Wake up babe before it's gone too far
Or you'll wind up ancient as old Mozart
Remember hanging by the corner store
Singing with the radio
Tell me that was not so long ago

Bridge:
Why it's been just a year or two
Since Columbus sailed the ocean blue
But it was yesterday I learned to speak
Bouncing on my daddy's knee

I tell you that was not so long ago

Chorus:
So wake up babe before it's gone too far
Or you'll wind up ancient as old Mozart
Remember hanging by the corner store
Singing with the radio

I tell ya that was not so long ago
I tell ya that was not so long ago
I tell ya that was not so long ago

Verse:
I heard her listening to Meatloaf
In a red Corvette

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Business As Usual

Sean Wiggins & Dewayne Strobel © 2003

Verse:
You got home 4 O'Clock
Fumbled with the front lock
Looked like what the cat might drag in

Tripped on a baseball
Took a pretty bad fall
Started mublin something bout sin

Sat in your old chair
Figured you should sleep there
Knew that I was gunna be mad

I turned off the porch light
Put off a big fight
By morning it was gunna be bad

Pre Chorus:
Cuzz I knew what you would say
It's the same thing every darn day

Chorus:
It's none of your business as usual
I was just out with the boys
So put on the coffee
Drive the kids to school
And let's get back to business….. as usual

Verse:
I didn't sleep last night
Was thinking how it wasn't right
It was time he learned a thing or two

Packed the kids, called mom
She asked if there was something wrong
Said I had a couple things to do

So I pulled out the shotgun
Uncapped a tall one
Settled down to wait for a while

He walked in the front door
Saw what he was in for
Must have been something in my smile

Pre Chorus:
Cuzz I knew what he would say
It's same thing every darn day

Chorus:
It's none of your business as usual
I was just out with the boys
So put on the coffee
Drive the kids to school
And let's get back to business….. as usual

Verse: Now he's been helping out
Nothing to fight about
Seems like we're doing pretty fine

Still got the boys night
And I think that's all right
Cuzz I'm makin sure I get mine

Pre Chorus:
I tell you it's a brand new day
And if come home late you might just hear me say

Chorus:
It's none of your business as usual
I was just out with the girls
So put on the coffee
Drive the kids to school
And let's get back to business….. as usual

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Lucky in Love

By Sean Wiggins © 2003

Verse:
Never lucky when it came to finance
Always lost in the game of romance
If you want to find the end of the line
That would be my place, mine all mine

Pre:
In the wrong place, Always at the right time
Too much longer and I swear I'd lose my mind

Chorus:
But I'm lucky in love
Lucky it's true
Lucky now that I found you

Verse:
You were someone so out of my league
I couldn't speak, I could barely breathe
I made sure to stay out of your way
Afraid of that look or what you might say

Pre:
In the wrong place, Always at the right time
Too much longer and I swear I'd lose my mind

Chorus:
But I'm lucky in love
Lucky it's true
Lucky now that I found you

Bridge:
Don't know what happened
But there you were by my side
We got to talking
Now my magic lamp ain't broken
My wishes all come true
My losing streak was struck down
You turned my gray skies blue

Chorus:
Now I'm lucky in love
Lucky it's true
Lucky now that I found you

Verse:
Now I'm sure that I'll never fall back
Make a bad turn, wind up on the wrong track
I believe you're my lucky star
You're my four-leaf clover is what you are

Pre:
In the wrong place, Always at the right time
Too much longer and I swear I'd lose my mind

Chorus:
But I'm lucky in love
Lucky it's true
Lucky now that I found you

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Can't Get Rid Of Me

Sean Wiggins © 2005

Verse:
You're Young
Not sure what to believe in
Afraid you'll mistakes
And I'll be leaving

Pre Chorus:
But I'm not going now
When we've come this far
Don't you know I love u
For everything you are

Chorus:
It's not a house that makes a home
It's only in your arms
I feel safe, I'm not alone
And with you as my guide
Always by my side
Our two hearts beating as one
We can take the world on
Baby it's time to see
You can't get rid of me that easy

Verse:
It's hard
Sometimes it doesn't feel right
You'd think if love was strong enough
We wouldn't have to fight

Pre Chorus:
But I don't know a soul
Who hasn't had hard times
It's how we learn, how we know
We've got it right this time

Chorus
And a house don't make a home
It's only in your arms
I feel safe, I'm not alone
And with you as my guide
Always by my side
Our two hearts beating as one
We can take the world on
Baby it's time to see
You can't get rid of me that easy

Bridge:
Don't tell me I'm Crazy
I shouldn't stick around
Don't try to drive me away
I was lost, lonely
Now I'm found

Chorus:
Cuzz a house don't make a home
And it's only in your arms
I feel safe, I'm not alone
And with you as my guide
Always by my side
Our two hearts beating as one
We can take the world on
Baby it's time to see
You can't get rid of me that easy

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Everyday Life

Sean Wiggins © 2005

Sometimes life gets hard
Sometimes I feel like I'm crazy
Sometimes it feels I'm losing the battle
And it's about time to give in

Sometimes I feel all alone
Taking the world on my own
Knocking on doors & Pounding the pavement
Seems like I oughta give in

So I
Put on a smile to cover my tears
And take a walk outside
Though I'd rather hide my head down under the covers
I open my eyes and look to the sky
Drive to the beach, watch the birdies fly
It's in that moment I realize
I've got to give thanks
Got to be thankful
For the Everyday life

I know you feel this way too
On the run but for nothing
Working this hard but making no money
Well, seems like you ought to give in

So u
Put on a smile to cover your tears
And take a walk outside
Though you'd rather hide your head down under the covers
Open your eyes and look to the sky
Drive to the beach, watch the birdies fly
It's in that moment you realize
You've got to give thanks
Got to be thankful
Fr the Everyday life

Well I've seen the Eiffel Tower
And I have been to Rome
But my dearest memories
Were born right here at home

Like the smell of spring
And the heat of summer
The sound of children at play
For these things you don't need money
Just leave your heart open
To the everyday life

So put on a smile to cover your tears
And take a walk outside
Though you'd rather hide your head down under the covers
Open your eyes and look to the sky
Drive to the beach, watch the birdies fly
It's in that moment you realize
You've got to give thanks
Got to be thankful
For the Everyday life

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If You Had a Heart I'd Break It

Sean Wiggins & Dewayne Strobel © 2004

Verse
Love is blind
And that's why I can't see
All the painful warning signs
You hung on the walls for me

I saw you holding hands
With the girl next door
You said she's your cousin
Now what do you take me for

Chorus
If you had a heart I'd break it
But yours has turned to stone
Hard, cold & calculating
Like no heart I've ever known

Verse
I was young
And I didn't stand a chance
I saw stars & rockets flare
When you took me out to dance

My innocence
I held in an open hand
You took it up, spun round & round
Didn't wait for me to land

Chorus
If you had a heart I'd break it
Break it clean in two
No tears & no regrets
Cuzz I've seen what you can do

If you had a heart I'd break it
But yours has turned to stone
Hard, cold & calculating
Like no heart I've ever known

Bridge
Eyes like the ocean
Blush like a rose
But those thorns will prick you-
If ever you get too close

Chorus
And
If you had a heart I'd break it
Break it clean in two
No tears & no regrets
Cuzz I've seen what you can do

If you had a heart I'd break it
But yours has turned to stone
Hard, cold & calculating
Like no heart I've ever known

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Mercury In Retrograde

Sean Wiggins © 2003

Verse:
Boss ain't happy I came in late
Ran my nylons on the front porch gate
Got a ticket from the meter maid
Couldn't find a quarter so she didn't get paid

Pre Chorus:
Tell me what's in my cards today
Can you tell me what do the stars say

Chorus:
I'm thinking Mercury was in retrograde
My planets weren't aligned
Momma always said I came way too late
Must have been born under a bad sign

Verse:
Didn't get the raise I put in for
My tire went flat outside the grocery store
Got a gopher eating my front lawn
He's digging down to China & he's almost gone

Pre Chorus:
Tell me what's in my cards today
Can you tell me what do the stars say

Chorus:
I'm thinking Mercury was in retrograde
My planets weren't aligned
Momma always said I came way too late
Must have been born under a bad sign
Must have been born under a bad sign

Bridge:
Something's gotta give
I've been feeling positive
My horoscope says that I'm due
For money in the bank
A house on a hill
White picket fences
And maybe I'll get that chance for a little bit of romance

Verse:
I know it's gunna be all right
Cuzz my rising sign meets my moon tonight
paper says that there ain't no doubt
It's gunna get crazy but they'll work it out

Pre Chorus:
Tell me what's in my cards today
Can you tell me what do the stars say

Chorus:
I'm thinking Mercury was in retrograde
My planets weren't aligned
Momma always said I came way too late
Must have been born under a bad sign
Must have been born under a bad sign

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Destiny's Calling

Music & Lyrics by Sean Wiggins © 2000

Hey old man
I say where are you goin'
With your hat in your hand
And you gray hair a blowin'

In this winter wind
Do you have a place to go
Do you have any friends
I guess I'll never know

Silent conversations in my mind
Lonely salutations
Wishing I could find

Solace in the knowledge
That tomorrow will come
The sun's gonna rise up
The day will be warm
Underneath the stars
Looking up to the heavens
Destiny's calling, Is it written in stone

I woke up laughing
In the middles of a dream
I wish I could remember
The exact place or the scene

Holidays are here
I think I'm supposed to smile
Could you tell me a joke
Maybe hang out for a while

Silent conversations in my mind
Lonely salutations
Wishing I could find

Solace in the knowledge
That tomorrow will come
The sun's gonna rise up
The day will be warm
Underneath the stars
Looking up to the heavens
Destiny's calling, Is it written in stone

Bridge:
I'm not asking for changes
I'm just asking for miracles

Verse 3:
Well, I'm learning patience
Each day that I breathe
I'm learning that truth
Is about all that we need

To love and to cherish
To honor the heart
Please don't hold the relish
That's my favorite part

Silent conversations in my mind
Lonely salutations
Wishing I could find

Solace in the knowledge
That tomorrow will come
The sun's gonna rise up
The day will be warm
Underneath the stars
Looking up to the heavens
Destiny's calling, Is it written in stone
Destiny's calling, Is it written in stone
Destiny's calling, Is it written in stone

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I Can't Remember Last Night

by Sean Wiggins © 2004

Chorus:
I can't remember last night
But I don't want to
It's clear I must have gone a little too far
I can't remember last night
So please don't remind me
It's 6 AM &
I'm just waking up in my car

Verse:
Friday and I just got paid
It was time to blow some steam
Went for a beer
With a shot of good cheer
But now that all seems like a dream

You walked in I tried not to stare
Cuzz you were looking way too fine
Gave me a wink
So I sent u a drink
Tell ya was dancing on cloud nine

Chorus:
I can't remember last night
But I don't want to
It's clear I must have gone a little too far
I can't remember last night
So please don't remind me
It's 6 AM &
I'm just waking up in my car

Verse:
Took a sip of something green
You called it a Scooby Snack
Then I had blue
Pink & yellow too
And that's when I lost all track

Got late But I didn't care
I was having too much fun
I heard last call
And that's about all
Till I woke with morning sun

Chorus:
I can't remember last night
But I don't want to
It's clear I must have gone a little too far
I can't remember last night
So please don't remind me
It's 6 AM &
I'm just waking up in my car

Bridge:
Maybe the moon was full
Or I hadn't had enough to eat
But something hit me like a freight train
And knocked me off my feet

Chorus:
I can't remember last night
But I don't want to
It's clear I must have gone a little too far
I can't remember last night
So please don't remind me
It's 6 AM &
I'm just waking up in my car

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LAZY SUSAN

by Sean Wiggins © 1999

Came home from the bars at 5 a.m.
With no one but the ghouls
And I know all of them
I've been a bartender, been a wife
I've been a mystic
Oh you know I've lived here all my life

Sweet magnolias blooming in the mist
There's beauty in the tragedy
Gray skies filled with such a heat
Empties your mind and leaves you worry free

And Lazy Susan turns
With the hot Southern wind
As the circle comes round
The circle comes round again

Walk down to the cemetery
When my old man gets a little rough
It's a lot less scary
No one there to bother me
I listen to the stones
And share their memories

Thunderclouds are looming over head
Preparing for a summer rain
Tear off my socks, my hat, my shoes
And I hope that it won't be in vain

And Lazy Susan turns
With the hot Southern wind
As the circle comes round
The circle comes round again

Bridge:
I wouldn't leave
No I don't have the choice
The magic in the air
It's my life; it's my voice
As the circle comes round
The circle comes round once more

Pulled a one armed bandit
Down on Bourbon Street
Won sixty dollars and a chance to eat
Drew a picture on the wall
Made another sixty dollars
Now I'm not feeling quite so small

Sweet Magnolias blooming in the mist
There's beauty in the tragedy
Gray skies filled with such a heat
Empties your mind and leaves you worry free

And Lazy Susan turns
With the hot Southern wind
As the circle comes round
The circle comes round again
The circle comes round
The circle comes round again

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Before I Fall

by Sean Wiggins © 1999

Verse:
Something in your eyes
Gave me butterflies
Now my heart's beating like a child again

Something in your voice
It's leaving me absolutely no choice
I haven't had this feeling since I can't remember when

Pre Chorus:
So I've got to find the door
Catch a plane
I've been in love before
And I don't want to get on the wrong train

Chorus:
'Cause I
I've got to get away
I've got to leave today, yea
Before I fall back
Before I fall back in love again
(Repeat entire chorus)

Verse:
Is there something in the air
I'm trying so hard not to care
I'm thinking about you and that's absolutely the only thing

I'm wishing on all of the stars
That I didn't have to fall so far
Here I sit waiting for that telephone to ring

Pre Chorus:
So I've got to find the door
Catch a plane
I've been in love before
And I don't want to get on the wrong train

Chorus:
'Cause I
I've got to get away
I've got to leave today, yea
Before I fall back
Before I fall back in love again
(Repeat entire chorus)

Bridge:
Keep my eyes down to the ground
So I can't see what I have found
I don't think I can hold on much longer
Seems my heart's growing stronger & stronger

Chorus out

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The Orchid Lounge

by Sean Wiggins © 2003

Verse:
Jaime's going down to the Orchid Lounge
He's got stars in his eyes
Has the old guitar in hand
He won in a game of dice

Jaime sits alone in the corner in the dark
Doesn't drink, he won't dance
He's waiting for the one big moment
Where he can get that chance

Chorus:
Cuzz there's dreams in these walls
Some been lost some found
And if these walls could talk
You'd laugh, you'd cry
You'd sure taste the bitter-sweet life
At The Orchid Lounge

Verse:
Band takes a break at twelve o'clock
Jaime walks to the stage
Asks if while they get their drinks
He might have a minute to play

The band tells Jaime that it's alright
But you don't have very long
Jaime grins & gives his thanks
As he starts to sing his song

Chorus:
Cuzz there's dreams in these walls
Some been lost some found
And if these walls could talk
You'd laugh, you'd cry
You'd sure taste the bitter-sweet life
At The Orchid Lounge

Bridge:
At first nobody's listening
It's late, No one could care
But Jaime started singing
And everybody stopped & turned to stare

Verse:
Jaime steps down puts on his coat
As he walks toward the door
But John with the band waves his hand
& Says Boy you gotta play one more

Chorus:
Cuzz there's dreams in these walls
Some been lost some found
And if these walls could talk
You'd laugh, you'd cry
You'd sure taste the bitter-sweet life
At The Orchid Lounge

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You On My Mind

Sean Wiggins © 2003

Verse:
Hey I'd like to reintroduce myself
I'm the one who's been standing next to you all night
Been experiencing some wild sensations
And I just want to check if I'm getting these feelings right

It's true we have not known each other that long
And all my friends tell me it's not gonna last
Seeing how we come from such opposite directions
Dragging our baggage & crying bout the past

Pre Chorus:
I say
Wow don't run away run away
Wow how can this be wrong
Wow don't run away run away
At least hear me out till the end of this song

Chorus:
Cuzz I've got you on my mind &you ain't goin nowhere
Tried to resist you for too many days
I've got u on my mind & you're feeling mighty good there
What would your answer be if I asked you to stay
Would u take my hand or would you run away

Verse:
I know we just met and it's really kinda scary
You're not ready to get hurt another time
Say you've got a low tolerance for pain & sorrow
Don't worry baby those same feelings are mine

Pre Chorus:
I say
Wow don't run away run away
Wow how can this be wrong
Wow don't run away run away
At least hear me out till the end of this song

Chorus:

Cuzz I've got you on my mind &you ain't goin nowhere
Tried to resist you for too many days
I've got u on my mind & you're feeling mighty good there
What would your answer be if I asked you to stay
Would u take my hand or would you run away

Bridge:
Wanna dance out on a moonbeam
Hold your hand on a comet ride
I'm a dreamer but I ain't trading
Front row tickets right at the bright side

Don't tell me that I didn't try
And let the moment pass without a single chance to fail
If your excuse is really that you're crazy
I bet we'd fight it out at the top of that crazy scale

I say
Wow don't run away run away
Wow how can this be wrong
Wow don't run away run away
At least hear me out till the end of this song

Cuzz I've got you on my mind &you ain't goin nowhere
Tried to resist you for too many days
I've got u on my mind & you're feeling mighty good there
What would your answer be if I asked you to stay
Would u take my hand or would you run away

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