Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992)

  • 1

    Let Me Tell You About Love

    Words and Music by C. Perkins, P. Kennerley and B. Maher

    Well, ever since the day that time began
    There's been this thing 'tween a woman and a man
    Well, I don't know but I do believe
    It started in the garden with Adam and Eve

    Sampson and Delilah had their fling
    'Til she cut his hair and clipped his wing
    It don't matter how the story's told
    Love stays young, it can't grow old

    (Chorus)

    Let me tell you about love
    About the moon and stars above
    It's what we've all been dreamin' of
    Let me tell you about love

    Well, Bonaparte and Josephine
    I believe they had a pretty good scene
    Until she said, "Bony boy, we're through!"
    That's when he met his Waterloo

    Julie baby and Romeo
    Fell in love and stole the show
    I know they are history
    But there ain't been nothin' like you and me

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Now Sheba she was a beauty queen
    The purtiest thing that you ever have seen
    Soloman he was a mighty wise
    'Til Sheba she done caught his eye

    The world would be in a dreadful fix
    If it wasn't for the love between the cats and chicks
    This world wouldn't amount to much
    Without a hug and a kiss and a tender touch

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Let me tell you about love
    Let me tell you about love

  • 2

    John Deere Tractor

    Words and Music by Lawrence Hammond

    Dear Mama, well, here's a letter from your girl
    Well, I think my city days are done, Mom
    And it ain't been three weeks since I came

    And Mama, do remember what you said
    Say your prayers before you go to bed, child
    And remember city boys ain't the same

    (Chorus)

    I'm like a John Deere Tractor
    In a half acre field
    Tryin' to plow a furrow
    Where the soil is mighty still
    How I wish I was home, Mom
    Where the blue grass is growin'
    And the sweet country boys don't complain

    And, Mama, so much perfume I thought I'd drown
    And the Lord didn't seem to be nowhere around
    Hey, I felt just like a flower from the vine

    (Repeat Chorus)

    How I'd like to be home, Mom
    Where the blue grass is growin'
    And the fire light shimmers and it shines

    (Repeat Chorus)


  • 3

    Turn It Loose

    Words and Music by Don Schlitz, Craig Brickhardt and Brent Maher

    Some call it country with a little bit of rhythm and blues
    And when the boys start rockin'
    There's a beat that you just can't lose
    Where it's gonna take us nobody knows
    It sure feels good to the body and soul

    (Chorus)

    I love the slide of a steel guitar
    I love the moan of an old blues harp
    I love the shake of a tamborine
    I love the bass when it's low and mean
    So put on your shoutin' shoes
    And turn it loose
    Turn it loose

    You feel like dancin' and you just can't stay in your seat
    Your knees start knockin' and you can't help stompin' your feet
    Before you even know it you'll be singin' along
    Makes me wanna stay here all night long

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Turn it loose
    Everybody put on your shoutin' shoes and turn it loose
    Grab your shoutin' shoes and turn it loose

  • 4

    Young Love (Strong Love)

    Words and Music by: Paul Kennerley and Kent Robbins

    She was sitting cross-legged on a hood of a Ford
    Filing down her nails with a emory board
    Talking to her friends about people they knew
    And all of the things that young girls do

    When she said, "You see that guy in the baseball cap?
    I'd like to spend some time with a boy like that."
    Betty said, "I've seen him at the hardware store.
    I think his name is Billy, but I'm not sure."

    And as they talked a little while he passed by
    She smiled at him he just said "Hi."
    He was thinking to himself as he walked away
    Man, I'd like to find a girl like her someday

    (Chorus)

    Young love, strong love, true love
    It's a new love
    Their gonna make it through the hard times
    Walk those lines
    Yeah, these ties will bind
    Young love

    Well, she just couldn't stop herself from thinking 'bout him
    And at a store downtown she saw him again
    She had both hands full, he held open the door
    He said, "My name is Billy. I've seen you before.

    Can I help you with these? Can I give you a ride?
    Can I take you out on a Saturday night?"
    She didn't have to say what she was feeling inside
    He could see the answer shining in her eyes

    (Chorus)

    Well, from that day on you couldn't keep them apart
    They were side by side, heart to heart
    Mama cried as Billy slipped the ring on her hand
    And when the baby was born she was crying again

    Well, he worked real hard and put some money down
    On a little old house at the edge of town
    And that night as he held her he couldn't believe
    That God had made a girl that he'd never ever leave

    (Chorus)

    She was sitting cross-legged on the hood of a Ford
    Filing down her nails with an emory board


  • 5

    Born To Be Blue

    Words and Music by Mike Reid, Brent Maher and Mack David

    Maybe I'm wrong
    Maybe I'm right
    Maybe I just don't know
    Will I ever fall in love
    And never have to worry
    That I'm fallin' all alone?
    Maybe it's true
    I was just born to be blue
    Maybe it's true
    I was just born to be blue

    They say everybody's got a someone
    A sweet somebody to love
    It might be fate or destiny
    May be written in the stars above
    But I can't help but wonder
    After all that I've been through
    Maybe my baby's nowhere to be found
    And I was just born to be blue

    Was I born to be unhappy?
    Just to live on heartache street
    Was I born to go to bed each night
    And cry myself to sleep?
    Can somebody out there help me?
    Give me some kind of clue
    Tell me I'm wrong, tell me I'm right
    But, don't tell me I was born to be blue

    They say nobody dies from a heartache
    You can't drown in your own tears
    But who wants to live in this world alone
    Where minutes turn into years?
    So I'd rather go down believin'
    Suffer a heartache or two
    Tell me I'm wrong, tell me I'm right
    But, don't tell me I was born to be blue

    Was I born to be blue?
    Born just to cry?
    Born to be alone 'til the day I die?

    Somebody tell me

    Was I born to be loved?
    Born to be kissed?
    Born to find the one to show me what I missed?

    Was I born to be blue?
    Born just to cry?
    Born to be alone 'til the day I die?

    Tell me, Mama

    Was I born to be loved?
    Born to be kissed?
    Born to find the one to show me what I missed?

  • 6

    I Know Where I'm Going

    Words and Music by Don Schlitz Craig Bickhart and Brent Maher

    I know where I'm goin'
    Don't you want to come too?
    I got my reservations
    And I got one for you
    The train's leavin' just after dark
    There's always room for a lovin' heart
    I know where I'm goin'
    Don't you wanna come too?

    I know my destination
    It's a' waiting for you
    I got no hesitation
    That's where I want to be
    And by the time that the sun comes up
    I'll be drinkin' from a lovin' cup
    I know where I'm goin'
    Don't you want to come too?

    (Chorus)

    Don't you wanna come?
    Don't you wanna ride?
    Don't you wanna be there by my side?
    Hand in hand
    Holding on to
    The sweet salvation
    That's waiting for me and you

    I know why I'm singin'
    Don't you want to sing too?
    Can't you hear the bells a ringin'?
    Let the spirit move you

    Just close your eyes and let it flow
    Lean your head back, let it go
    I know where I'm goin'
    Don't you wanna come too?

    (Repeat Chorus)

    I know where I'm goin'
    Don't you wanna come too?
    I got my reservations
    And I got one for you
    I know why I'm singin'
    Don't you want to sing too?
    Can't you hear the bells a ringin'?
    Let the spirit move you
    Spirit move you, yeah

    I know where I'm goin'
    Don't you wanna come too?
    I know where I'm goin'
    Don't you wanna come too?


  • 7

    Had A Dream (For The Heart)

    Words and Music by Dennis Linde

    Had a dream about you, baby
    Had a dream about me and you
    Had a dream and I woke up cryin'
    Well, I can try but I just can't stop
    And the time is draggin' by, tick-tock
    Oh my heart, it just can't love no one but you

    Well, I'm high and dry and lonely
    I'm as lonesome as can be
    And I stare out of my window
    Well, I can play but I just can't win
    And the weather's lookin' mighty grim
    Oh my heart, it just can't love no one but you

    (Chorus)

    Oh my heart, it can't love no one but you
    My heart can't love no one but you
    Oh my heart, it just can't love no one but you
    Oh my heart can't love no one but you
    My heart can't love no one but you
    Oh my heart, it just can't love no one but you

    Had a dream about you, baby
    Had a dream about me and you
    Had a dream and I woke up cryin'
    Well, I can try but I just can't stop
    And the time is draggin' by, tick-tock
    Oh my heart, it just can't love no one but you

    Oh my heart, it just can't love no one but you


  • 8

    Guardian Angels

    Words and Music by: Naomi Judd, John Jarvis and Don Schlitz

    A hundred year old photograph
    Stares out from a frame
    And if you look real close you'll see
    Our eyes are just the same
    I never met them face to face
    But I still know them well
    From the stories
    My dear grandma would tell

    Elijah was a farmer
    He knew how to make things grow
    Fannie vowed she'd follow him
    Wherever he would go
    As things turned out they never left
    Their small Kentucky farm
    But he kept her fed
    She kept him warm

    (Chorus)

    They're my guardian angels
    And I know they can see
    Ev'ry step I take
    They are watching over me
    I might not know where I'm goin'
    But I'm sure where I come from
    They're my guardian angels
    And I'm their special one

    Sometimes when I'm tired
    I feel Elijah take my arm
    He says, "Keep a-goin', hard work
    Never did a body harm."
    And when I'm really troubled
    And I don't know what to do
    Fannie whispers, "Just do your best, We're awful proud of you!"

    (Chorus)

    A hundred year old photograph
    Stares out from a frame
    And if you look real close you'll see
    Our eyes are just the same


  • 9

    Maybe Your Baby's Got The Blues

    Words and Music by Troy Seals and Graham Lyle

    If you hear her cry at night
    Better turn on your light
    Maybe your baby's got the blues
    When she says there's nothing wrong
    She just wants to be alone
    You can bet your baby's got the blues

    (Chorus)

    Women like men to make the first move
    And touch her like he used to
    When there's achin' in her heart
    Only tenderness can find
    Women like men to make them feel alive
    And keep her apron strings untied
    Yes women like men
    To love them through the blues sometime

    When her days all run the same
    And she says she thinks she needs a change
    Maybe your baby's got the blues
    If she says she's just a wife
    And so far from the glamorous life
    You can bet your baby's got the blues

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Yes, women like men to love them through the blues sometimes


  • 10

    Love Can Build A Bridge

    Words and Music by Naomi Judd, John Jarvis and Paul Overstreet

    I'd gladly walk across the desert
    With no shoes upon my feet
    To share with you the last bite
    Of bread I had to eat
    I would swim out to save you
    In your sea of broken dreams
    When all your hopes are sinkin'
    Let me show you what love means

    (Chorus)

    Love can build a bridge
    Between your heart and mine
    Love can build a bridge
    Don't you think it's time?
    Don't you think it's time?

    I would whisper love so loudly
    Every heart could understand
    That love and only love
    Can join the tribes of man
    I would give my heart's desire
    So that you might see
    The first step is to realize
    That it all begins with you and me

    (Repeat Chorus)

    When we stand together
    It's our finest hour
    We can do anything, anything
    Keep believin' in the power

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Love and only love
    Love and only love