Collector's Series (1993)

  • 1

    Love Is Alive

    Words and Music by Kent Robbins

    Love ain't a candle
    It doesn't burn for one night
    And need the dark to shine
    Love is alive

    And love ain't just a word
    In every dictionary
    With no where defined
    Love is a man and he's mine

    (Chorus)

    Love is alive
    And at our breakfast table
    Everyday of the week
    Love is alive
    And it grows everyday and night
    Even in our sleep
    Love is alive
    And it's made a happy woman out of me
    Oh, love is alive
    And here by me

    Love ain't just a mood
    A distant far away dream
    That needs the night to rise
    Love is alive
    And love ain't just a song
    Sweet words of music
    To go dancin' by
    Love is a man and he's mine

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Love is alive, here by me

    (Repeat and fade)
  • 2

    Isn't He A Strange One

    Words and Music by Kent Robbins

    I want to tell 'bout my lover
    And I want to tell you 'bout my best friend
    Compared to all the others
    He's a little bit different
    A friend saw him on the town
    Said he was turnin' all the pretty girls down
    She said, "You really should be proud of him."

    (Chorus)

    Isn't he a strange one?
    He thinks comin' on to me is a whole lot of fun
    He doesn't want anybody else but me
    Isn't he a strange one?
    He thinks I hung the moon
    He's pretty sure I was the one
    And I'm glad he'll never be
    A stranger to me

    I know he's one in a million
    When he says I'm the one that he's dreamin' of
    I hope he doesn't wake up anytime soon
    From this honeymoon
    My girlfriends are turnin' green with envy
    They wanna know are there anymore at home like him
    Cupid must be really watchin' over me

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Yeah, I' m glad he'll never be
    A stranger to me
    Isn't he a strange one?
    Isn't he a strange one?
  • 3

    Sleepless Nights

    Words and Music by B. Bryant and F. Bryant

    Through these sleepless nights
    I cry for you
    And wonder who
    Is kissing you
    Oh, these sleepless nights
    Will break my heart in two

    Somehow through the days
    I don't give in
    I hide the tears
    That wait within
    Oh, but, then through sleepless nights
    I cry again

    Why did you go?
    Why did you go?
    Don't you know?
    Don't you know
    I need you?

    I keep hoping you'll
    Come back to me
    Oh, let it be
    Please let it be
    Oh, my love, please end
    These sleepless nights for me

    My love, please end these sleepless nights for me
  • 4

    Water Of Love

    Words and Music by M. Knopfler

    High and dry in the long hot day
    Lost and lonely in every way
    Got the flats all around me, sky up above
    Yes, I need a little water of love

    I've been too long lonely and my heart feels pain
    Cryin' out for some soothing rain
    I believe I've taken enough
    Yes, I need a little water of love

    (Chorus)

    Water of love, deep in the ground
    But there ain't no water here to be found
    Someday, baby, when the river runs free
    It'll carry that water of love to me

    Once I had a man I could call my own
    Once I had a man, now my man is gone
    Once there was a river, now there's a stone
    You know it's evil when you're living alone

    (Repeat Chorus)
  • 5

    Have Mercy

    Words and Music by Paul Kennerly

    Well, I was standing in line at the city bus stop
    Soaked to the skin from ev'ry rain drop
    I see you driving by just like a phantom jet
    With your arm around some little brunette

    You say you won't be home because you're working late
    Honey, I'm no fool, you've been out on a date
    The lipstick on your collar gives your game away
    It's strawberry red and mine's pink rose

    (Chorus)

    Have mercy on me
    You treat me so bad I'm in misery
    It's breaking my heart, can't you see
    Baby, baby have mercy on me

    Well, I called you up on the telephone
    I could hear you was playin' Haggard and Jones
    I knew right then that there was something wrong
    There's only one reason you play cheatin' songs

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Well, I went to the bank with my little check book
    The cashier, he gave me the strangest look
    He said, "You ain't got no money 'cause you're over drawn
    Your man took it all and he's done gone!"

    (Repeat Chorus)
  • 6

    Cry Myself To Sleep

    Words and Music by Paul Kennerley

    I've tried so hard
    You know I can't do more
    It's the turn of the card
    It's the close of the door
    The lies you told
    You know they hurt so deep
    So I'll go home
    And cry myself to sleep

    Day after day
    You've been treating me bad
    Friends come up and say,
    "Why do you take all that?"
    'Cause it's making me moan
    And it's making me weep
    So I'll go home And cry myself to sleep

    You play at love
    Like a child plays games
    One day I'm in
    Then I'm out again
    You change the rules
    And I just can't win
    You've broken me now
    So I give in, yeah, yeah

    I've been through worse
    But I don't know what
    Oh, I gave to you
    Everything I got
    So take this heart
    Or what's left to keep
    And I'll go home
    And cry myself to sleep
  • 7

    I Wish She Wouldn't Treat You That Way

    Words and Music by Kevin Welch and Walker Igleheart

    The way she treats you is a dog-gone crime
    I just get blue about it all the time
    Drives me crazy how she walks that line
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way, baby
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way

    I ain't sayin' that she's bad to you
    She does every little thing a lover should do
    Any fool could see that her love is true
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way, baby
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way

    She ain't the only one who loves you dear
    She ain't the only one who needs you near
    How am I ever goin' to have my day
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way, baby
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way

    See you walkin' with her hand in hand
    By the look on your face you're a happy man
    She's ruinin' all of my best laid plans
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way, baby
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way

    She ain't the only one who loves you dear
    She ain't the only one who needs you near
    How am I ever goin' to have my day
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way, baby
    I wish she wouldn't treat you that way
  • 8

    Tears For You

    Words and Music by Mickey Jupp

    Heartaches
    You know my heart aches
    Everytime I think of you
    Lonesome
    I'm on my own some
    Yes, I could loan some
    Tears for you

    Daybreak
    Another day break
    And I wonder
    How I got through
    You know sleepin'
    I'm only sleepin'
    In between my weepin'
    Tears for you

    You know that one night
    One night can be such a long night
    At midnight
    I know all the stars by name
    But it's alright
    I'll get myself together
    Nothin' lasts forever
    I'll just play another game

    Because mistakes
    Everyone makes mistakes
    Can one kiss make
    Dreams come true
    Nice try
    I'll just say goodbye
    Let someone else cry
    Tears for you

    Tears for you
    Tears for you
    Tears for you
    Tears for you