Why Not Me (1984)

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    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?


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    Mr. Pain

    Words and Music by Naomi Judd and Kent Robbins

    Met my first love down in Texas
    In a club in San Anton'
    Both of us were lonely
    Had no one to call our own
    So we danced and laughed 'til closin' time
    And had no place to go
    So with the top pulled down we drove all night
    Ran off to Mexico

    But my blond-haired, blue-eyed cowboy
    Turned out to be bad news
    Disappeared one morning
    Left his old boots and the blues
    Now there's been so many others
    But none of them were true
    The only one I could count on to keep me
    Company is you

    Mr. Pain-- oh, it's you again
    Never really wanted us to be such friends
    You always seem to show up
    When I'm all alone
    That's when you move right in
    And make yourself at home
    Mr. Pain, oh, Mr. Pain

    Well, you'd think by now that I'd have learned
    To see through your disguise
    A heartache really shouldn't be
    So hard to recognize
    But you wear so many faces
    Every line is new
    And somehow I just always end up
    Wakin' up with you

    Mr. Pain-- oh, it's you again
    Never really wanted us to be such friends
    Never fail to find me when I'm all alone
    That's when you move right in
    And make yourself at home
    Mr. Pain, oh, Mr. Pain


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    Drops Of Water

    Words and Music by Bill LaBounty and Roy Freeland

    There's a bird in my tree
    Singin' sad autumn melodies
    There's a old summer breeze
    And it's blowin' away

    There's a cloud in my sky
    There's a boy who's been on my mind
    There's a tear in my eye
    And I think it might rain

    (Chorus)

    Drops of water, drops of water
    Fallin' down around fate
    Oh, it's nothin' but the rain in my life
    Drops of water, drops of water
    Fallin' down around my fate
    Oh, it's nothin' but the rain in my life

    There's a moon up above
    Shinin' down on the one I love
    There's a pain in my heart
    He's gone away

    If a star falls tonight
    Let it fall and with all my might
    I close my eyes, make a wish
    That he'll come back someday

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Oh, it's nothin' but the rain in my life

    Drops of water, drops of water

    (Repeat & Fade)

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    Sleeping Heart

    Words and Music by Don Potter and Kye Fleming

    When I awoke, there you stood beside me
    I wonder now, were you there all the time?
    Like a rose beneath the snow I have been waiting
    And it took your kiss to make me come alive

    (Chorus)

    Sleeping heart, love is all around you
    Empty arms, what are you waiting for?
    Rub your eyes, your handsome prince has found you
    Sleeping heart, sleep no more

    You don't have to tell me where you come from
    I loved you in my dreams a long, long time
    In my slumber, I kept seeing someone
    And I recognized you when your lips touched mine

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Rub your eyes, your handsome prince has found you
    Sleeping heart, sleep no more
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    My Baby's Gone

    Words and Music by Dennis Linde

    I woke up this morning and the sun refused to shine
    I looked everywhere to try to find that man of mine
    I just found an ice cold pillow layin' by my side
    Well, the moon is down but it still ain't dawn
    The world is dark and my baby's gone

    I looked out the window and I could not help but cry
    He left me all alone and never said goodbye
    He even took that golden sunlight from the sky
    Well, the moon is down but it still ain't dawn
    The world is dark and my baby's gone

    Sit here and wonder why he left me
    I just try to think what I've done wrong
    Stay in the darkness of this lonely room
    Well, the moon is down but it still ain't dawn
    The world is dark and my baby's gone

    Woke up this morning and the sun refused to shine
    I looked everywhere to try to find that man of mine
    I just found an ice cold pillow layin' by my side
    Well the moon is down but it still ain't dawn
    The world is dark and my baby's gone

    Well the moon is down but it still ain't dawn
    The world is dark and my baby's gone

    Ain't no moonlight
    Ain't no starlight
    Ain't no sunlight
    My baby's gone

    (Repeat and fade)
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    Bye Bye Baby Blues

    Words and Music by Harlan Howard Sonny Throckmorton and Brent Maher

    (Chorus)

    Oooh - I'm missin' you
    I've got those bye-bye, bye-bye baby blues
    Oooh- Ain't much to do
    Just sing those bye-bye, bye-bye baby blues

    Havin' the blues, hatin' to loose
    Guess I got a lot to learn
    All of my friends have lost now and then
    I guess it's just my turn

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Tell me the first, hurt you the worst
    And time is your best friend
    But when you're this sad and hurtin' this bad
    How do you love again?

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Bye-bye, bye-bye baby blues


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    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)

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    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)


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    Endless Sleep

    Words and Music by Don Potter and Kye Fleming

    The night was dark, rain fallin' down
    Look for my baby, he's nowhere around
    I traced his footsteps down to the shore
    Afraid he's gone forever more

    (Chorus)

    I looked at the sea, and it seemed to say,
    "I took your baby from you away"
    I heard a voice, cryin' in the deep,
    "Come join your baby in my endless sleep"

    Why did we quarrel? Why did we fight?
    Why did I leave him alone tonight?
    That's why his footsteps ran to the sea
    That's why my baby is gone from me

    (Repeat Chorus)

    Ran in the water, heart full of fear
    There in the breakers, I saw him near
    Reached for my baby, held him to me
    Stole him away from the endless sleep

    I looked at the sea and it seemed to say,
    "You took your baby from me away"
    My heart cried out, "He's mine to keep"
    I saved my baby from that endless sleep

    I saved my baby from that endless sleep
    I saved my baby from that endless sleep


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    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)