Lyrics - I Gotta Be Me

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LA Blues

This is a story bout Dichotomy
If you don't know the meaning try to listen to me
It might be crazy so hold on tight
Grab yourself a drink, we might be here all night

There was a boy named Billy, he came into this town
Had big dreams about playing around
Now he's been here nearly 20 years
With not more to show than a bucket a tears

Well, I saw him play I think it was last week
Looking kind of sallow he was acting kinda meek
Said all he needed was to get out of this place
I don't think I will forget that face

He had the LA LA Blues
Little fish in the big pond news
LA LA Blues
When will we find we're done paying those dues

Now I been getting out on the road
Meeting lots of people, theyr're both young & old
There's a bunch of folks playing fancy guitars
Dreaming of a chance to become superstars
Try to tell em bout Billy, but they don't listen
Dreaming of bright lights that twinkle and & glisten
Sometimes they ask to ride along
Thinking they've got the look & that perfect song

They've got the LA LA Blues
Little fish in the big pond news
LA LA Blues
When will we find we're done paying those dues

Now everyone here is just dying to get out
Thinking that the small town is the answer to the drought
While everyone out there complains of rain and snow
The answer's in the palm trees and the sun don't ya know

Now you've heard the word & you see what it means
No one's really happy cept on those movie screens
The grass is always greener is the philosophy
And now you have the definition of dichotomy

It's the LA LA Blues
Little fish in the big pond news
LA LA Blues
When will we find we're done paying those dues

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Lucky in Love

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
And all my skies are blue

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

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I Gotta Be Me

I wanted to be Celion Dion
But I just didn't have the chops
Wanted to be like Janis
But I couldn't handle the drugs
I wanted to be less organized
So people might think I was cool
But my friends saw right through it
& I wound up just looking the fool

I gotta be me
Just who I am
Me - the good with the bad
Me - cuzz sometimes I'm all that I have
And I gotta live with me

Wanted to be rich and famous
Thought I could be a star
But time it keeps on passing me by
& I haven't made it quite that far

I gotta be me
Just who I am
Me - the good with the bad
Me - cuzz sometimes I'm all that I have
And I gotta live with me

Not looking for pity or a handout
Just trying to come to terms with myself
Not going to college may not have panned out
To those on the outside looking in
I might be heading for the loony bin
But I am happy walking that line
Doing what I love not killing time

I didn't want to embarrass
Or cause anyone pain
But faced with this path less traveled
I simply found more to gain

Yea I Gotta be me
Just who I am
Me - the good with the bad
Me - cuzz sometimes I'm all that I have
And I gotta live with me
I even gotta like me
I gotta be me

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You On My Mind

Hey I'd like to reintroduce myself
I'm the one who's been standing next to you all night
Been experiencing wild sensations
And I just gotta check if I am 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 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

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 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

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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Anyway It Happens

Verse:
Come and stay a while
Come and sit by me
It's not what I want
But I'm not gunna push it babe
A little conversation
While I smell your skin
I might lose my concentration
But please don't stop talking

Pre:
I need you in my life
Anyway it happens

Chorus:
So I'll take what I can get
I'm not greedy
I just need to see you again
So I'll take what I can get
If what I get is even a little bit of you

Verse:
Don't think I'm pathetic
It's not that kind of thing
You're not like a drug
You're just the air I breathe

We two were lovers
Now we're just sort of friends
But when you brush my hand
I melt all over again Pre:
I need you in my life
Anyway It happens

Chorus:
So I'll take what I can get
I'm not greedy
I just need to see you again
So I'll take what I can get
If what I get is even a little bit of you

Bridge:
Don't you pity me
It's not like I'm going to cry
There's just too many who give up
Before they really learn to try
And I've got to try

Chorus:
So I'll take what I can get
I'm not greedy
I just need to see you again
So I'll take what I can get
If what I get is even a little bit of you
Even a little bit of you
Even a little bit of you...

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Grandpa

He drove a pink El Dorado
He carried A gun
Was 70 years old
But felt 70 years young
Had a blond in the front
A baby in the back
Dark sunglasses
And an alligator hat
We were worried
Knew he stayed out late
Coming home with the dawn
Often in altered States
He just liked to dance
The night away
Kept a skip in his step
Said it ain't time to lay
It all down
He ain't turnin in
With his glass is half full
And his ship's just about to come in

Oh Grandpa says he's feeling fine
Ain't gotta go
Cuzz it's simply not time
Grandpa says it ain't no thang
Cuzz when Grandpa's gotta go
He's going out with a bang
He's got that young gal
He adopted her son
They didn't have any family
So he gave em one

He's got a Great big heart
Worth it's weight in gold
If I could grow up like him
I might not mind getting old
Not going down
Not turnin in
With my Glass half full
And my ship just about to come in

Oh Grandpa says he's feeling fine
Ain't gotta go
Cuzz it's simply not time

Grandpa says it ain't no thang
Cuzz when Grandpa's gotta go
He's going out with a bang

Momma said don't listen
He's crazy to the core
But I haven't met no one saner
And I just hope to learn before

Said when he goes
I won't get too much
Better listen up now
For a minute please hush

He's got a secret
The secret of youth
Might not be wisdom
But he says it's the truth
From Experience
I've run the rat race
On a road paved with lies
With greed & disgrace

Recommend now
You better be strong
Make your own rights
Cuzz the other man's wrongs

Can bring you down
You're not turning in
With your glass half full
And your ship just about to come in

Oh Grandpa says he's feeling fine
Ain't gotta go
Cuzz it's simply not time

He Says Oh it ain't no thing
Cuzz when Grandpa's gotta go
He's going out with a bang

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Remember Spring

Running down the road so very fast
All u can see is what you've past
Behind u
Behind u

Looking back in time it's oh so clear
Your memories you hold much more dear
When they find u
When they find u

Can u remember
Remember spring
You greeted every morning
Like a precious thing

Seasons all turning to the fall
You got scared so you built a wall
To hide u
To hide u

Can u remember
Remember spring
You greeted every morning
Like a precious thing

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Mercury In Retrograde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Isn't There More

They say with age comes wisdom
But I just seem to keep losing my memory
Yea you'd think I'd learn
Haven't I been here before
Picking up the pieces of a mess
Isn't there more to life than this

Having a conversation with the mirror
But it's a face I don't quite recognize
Cuzz she just ain't listening
Thinks she knows it all
As I prepare to catch another fall
Isn't there more to life than this

Wow everyone goes thru it
But that don't make it easier
When all the chips are down
Hide behind a smile like a circus clown
There must be more to life than this

I know it's against all odds I'm climbing
With every step forward there's ten steps back
I'm sure to get shot down
But I'll still try to grow
Praying one day maybe I might know
That there is more to life than this

Wow everyone goes thru it
But that don't make it easier
When all the chips are down
Hide behind a smile like a circus clown
There must be more to life than this

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WHO DIED AND LEFT YOU BOSS

Verse:

I'm beginning to doubt you
The good the bad, the ugly truth
I don't always agree with
The things you want, the things you do

Pre:
When you don't feel the need to explain
Don't you see only anger remains

Chorus:
And I say
Who died and left you boss
Can you tell me who elected you king
Who Says - You can't be talking to me
Your lips are moving but I don't hear a thing

Verse:
There are times I wish you'd shut up
There are moments when I've heard enough
I keep bleeding from your razor words
You can't blame me for being disturbed

Pre:
What's the point in making this fight
Seems I can't do anything right

Chorus:
And I say
Who died and left you boss
Can you tell me who elected you king
Who Says - You can't be talking to me
Your lips are moving but I don't hear a thing

Bridge:
Used to think
We were the best thing that happened
Now it feels
Like a cage that I'm trapped in

Chorus:
And I say
Who died and left you boss
Can you tell me who elected you king
Who Says - You can't be talking to me
Your lips are moving but I don't hear a thing

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Place in my Heart

We were young foolish
Going out of our minds
Both exploring romance
For the very first time
Out behind the schoolyard
Before the bell rang
Sharing dreams & promises
Getting drunk on cherry wine

Got married out of high school
A baby came that next fall
It was hard oh the money was scarce
But we didn't mind at all
A daddy, you were a natural
Never griped, did what it took
And even when I burned the pot roast
You said I was the very best cook

If I ever loved u I love u more now
Cause I see in his eyes
I see yours somehow
And though it's been a long time
Since I saw your face
I can still see your smile
Still find that place in my heart

Only job u could get
Was mostly out of town
Driving great big 10 wheel trucks
Hauling other people's stuff around
Blew a kiss and smiled
AS u headed out on your own
Said I wouldn't hardly notice
Before u'd be right back at home

If I ever loved u I love u more now
Cause I see in his eyes
I see yours somehow
And though it's been a long time
Since I saw your face
I can still see your smile
Still find that place in my heart

We were doing all right
Happy in love with the family life
We were feeling o.k.
Cross my fingers and I pray
That it would always stay that way

You were out on the highway
Delivering your last load
I was counting the hours
Wishing you were back safe from the road
Call came before the dawn
Woke me from a fitful sleep
I knew there was something wrong
Still I couldn't find the strength to weep

If I ever loved u I love u more now
Cause I see in his eyes
I see yours somehow
And though it's been a long time
Since I saw your face
I can still see your smile
Still find that place in my heart

Now it's 10 years later
My how times have changed
I'm older, I've remarried
Our boy has almost come of age
Can't complain, I'm lucky
My life's all right down here
But there's not a day goes by
That I don't shed a tear Cause if

I ever loved u I love u more now
Cause I see in his eyes I see yours somehow
And though it's been a long time
Since I saw your face
I can still see your smile
Still find that place in my heart

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Baby Let's make up For Christmas

Verse:
Oh yes it's Christmas
And I'm wishing you were here
If I tell ya I'm sorry
Would u please come home my dear
All alone & feeling so sad
Cuzz I blew the best deal I ever had
And this simply ain't that all alone time of year

Verse:
I said some bad things
Raised my voice a bit
It was 100 degrees
The height of the summer had hit
I wasn't thinkin about the snow
Or the fact if u were to go
I'd have eggnog for one with my dog & that's about it

Chorus:
So baby let's make up for Christmas
We could cuddle by the fire
Yea just u and me
Baby let's make up for Christmas
A better gift there simply couldn't be
Making up under my Christmas tree

Verse:
I know it's late
And we haven't got much time
In just a few hours
Those Church bells will start to chime
I'm wishing you would appear
I'm asking Rudolph
And all his reindeer
I even gave Santa a call with my very last dime

Chorus:
So baby let's make up for Christmas
We could cuddle by the fire
Yea just u and me
Baby let's make up for Christmas
A better gift there simply couldn't be
Making up under my Christmas

Bridge:
I know you're angry
Cuzz I surely did u wrong
And I would turn back time
To change those things I've done
But the thought of you beside me
At the break of Christmas day
A better sight there couldn't be
So oh lord I pray

Chorus:
Baby let's make up for Christmas
We could cuddle by the fire
Yea just u and me
Baby let's make up for Christmas
I'm asking you upon my bended knee
A better gift their simply couldn't be
Makin up under my Christmas tree

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