Greatest Hits (1988)

  • 1

    Why Not Me

    Words and Music by Harlan Howard Sonny Throckmorton and Brent Maher

    You've been lookin' for love all around the world
    Baby, don't you know this country girl's still free?
    Why not me?
    Well, you've finally come down to your old hometown
    Your Kentucky girl's been waiting patiently
    Why not me?

    (Chorus)

    Why not me on a rainy day?
    Why not me to love your cares away?
    Why not me?
    Why not me when the nights get cold?
    Why not me when you're growin' old?
    Why not me?

    You've been searchin' from here to Singapore
    Ain't it time that you notice the girl next door, baby
    Why not me?
    You had to see if the world was round
    It's time that you learned how good settlin' down could be
    Why not me?

    (Repeat Chorus)

    You've been lookin' for love all around the world
    Baby, don't you know this country girl's still free?

    (Repeat and Fade)

    Baby, why not me?


  • 2

    Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain

    Words and Music Don Schlitz and Brent Maher

    Sittin' on the porch swing
    Listenin' to the light rain
    Beatin' on the tin roof
    Baby, just me and you
    Rockin' with the rhythm of the rain

    Slide on over
    Baby, hold me closer
    Movin' to and fro
    Just swayin' like a slow freight train
    Rockin' with the rhythm of the rain


    (Chorus)

    So, let the breeze keep blowin'
    (Rockin with the rhythm of the rain that's fallin')
    (Night birds are singin' the crickets are a callin')
    Oh, my heart will never be the same
    So, keep the sweet feelin' flowin'
    (Whisper in my ear, baby, ooh, feels so fine)
    (Nights like this come once in a lifetime)
    Me and my baby, rockin' with the rhythm of the rain

    Oh, baby, hold me tight
    Say you love me
    That's all I wanna hear tonight

    Sittin' on the porch swing
    Listenin' to the light rain
    Beatin' on the tin roof
    Baby, just me and you
    Rockin' with the rhythm of the rain

    Slide on over
    Baby, hold me closer
    Movin' to and fro
    Just swayin' like a slow freight train
    Rockin' with the rhythm of the rain

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Me and my baby, rockin with the rhythm of the rain

  • 3

    Mama He's Crazy

    Words and Music by Kenny O'Dell

    Mama, I found someone
    Like you said would come along
    He's a sight, so unlike
    Any man I've known
    I was afraid to let him in
    'Cause I'm not the trustin' kind
    But now I'm convinced
    That he's heaven sent
    And must be out of my mind

    (Chorus)

    Mama, he's crazy
    Crazy over me
    And in me life is where he says
    He always wants to be
    I've never been so in love
    He beats all I've ever seen
    Mama, he's crazy
    He's crazy over me

    And, Mama, you've always said,
    "Better look before you leap!"
    Maybe so, but here I go
    Lettin' my heart lead me
    He thinks I hung the moon and stars
    I think he's a livin' dream
    Well, there are men
    But ones like him
    Are few and far between

    (Repeat Chorus)

  • 4

    Give A Little Love

    Words and Music by Paul Kennerley

    You can buy a diamond ring
    And slip it on my hand
    Put me on a big ol' plane
    And fly me to a foreign land
    Show me rows of fancy clothes
    Saying, "Honey you can take your pick!"
    Well, that would be mighty kind
    But it ain't gonna do the trick

    (Chorus)

    Give a little love
    A squeeze and a little kiss
    Give a little hug
    Mmm, I want some more of this
    Take a little time
    Yeah, make a little fuss
    That's what a woman wants
    So give a little love


    Get this, you can be some big hunk
    Handsome, dark and tall
    Talk to me in foreign tongues
    Or with a southern drawl
    Or be a man from old Siam
    Wear a pointed hat
    I don't care how you look
    'Cause that ain't where it's at

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Well, there are men who'll turn your head
    And knock you off of your feet
    Sweet talk and big blue eyes
    Make a poor heart skip a beat
    Drive you wild with a smile
    And then they'll treat you cruel
    Well, I ain't gonna fall for that
    'Cause Mama didn't raise no fool

    (Repeat Chorus)

  • 5

    Grandpa (Tell Me Bout The Good Old Days)

    Lyrics are not available
  • 6

    Girls Night Out

    Words and Music by Brent Maher and Jeffery Hawthorne Bullock

    Friday finally came around
    This girl's ready to paint the town
    Tonight ain't nothin' gonna slow me down

    I did my time workin' all week
    Tonight's all mine, tomorrow I'll sleep
    I wanna hear a band with a country sound

    Well, I've been couped up all week long
    I've been workin' my fingers to the bone

    (Chorus)

    Well, it's a girl's night out
    Honey, there ain't no doubt
    I'm gonna dance every dance 'til the boys go home
    Well, it's my night to rock
    No watchin' that ol' clock
    Oh, ain't no doubt, Lordy it's a girl's night out

    Two step or the Cotton Eye Joe
    They can play 'em fast or they can play 'em slow
    I can do 'em all just show me the floor
    You can give me a little rock 'n roll
    Or even a waltz with the lights down low
    I'll still be dancin' when they close the door

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Friday finally came around
    This girl's ready to paint the town
    Tonight ain't nothin' gonna slow me down

    I did my time workin' all week
    Tonight's all mine, tomorrow I'll sleep
    I wanna hear a band with a country sound

    Well, I've been couped up all week long
    I've been workin' my fingers to the bone

    (Repeat Chorus)
  • 7

    Change Of Heart

    Words and Music by Naomi Judd

    When you were mine
    I was still playing
    And promises that I made
    Were just words I was saying
    I was playing you for a fool
    Breaking love's precious rule
    I did you so wrong
    Guess you knew all along

    That I had my boss lie for me
    To say I was working late
    My friends alibied for me
    When I'd slip out to meet a date
    But, baby, now I see
    I was only cheating me
    Before you go
    I just want you to know

    (Chorus)

    That I've had a change of heart
    I've had a change of heart
    I see what I put you through
    And I'll make it up to you
    I've had a change of heart

    I've just got to show you
    How differently I feel
    That I can be true to you
    That my love is real
    But my past will forever haunt me
    If you say that you don't want me
    I'm down on my knees
    I'm beggin' you please, won't you?

    Have a change of heart
    Please have a, have a change of heart
    I see what I put you through
    I'll make it up to you
    Please have a change of heart
    Please have a change of heart
    Please have a change of heart

  • 8

    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)

  • 9

    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

    And 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 that I got
    So take this heart
    Or what's left to keep
    And I'll go home
    And cry myself to sleep
    So I'll go home and cry myself to sleep
    Cry myself to sleep

  • 10

    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