Classic

It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

[Intro: Terri’s grandmother]
This white circle on my finger shows I’m free
I’m not sure if that’s the way I want to be
Loving you might be a habit I can’t break
What a difference this small white circle makes

[Verse 1]
As I sit here tonight, the jukebox playin’
The tune about the wild side of life
And as I listened to the words you are sayin’
It brings memories when I was a trusting wife

[Chorus]
It wasn’t God who made honky-tonk angels
As you said in the words of your song
Too many times married men think they’re still single
That has caused many a good girl to go wrong

[Verse 2]
It’s a shame that all the blame is on us women
It’s not true that only you men feel the same
From the start most every heart that’s ever broken
Was because there always was a man to blame

[Chorus]
It wasn’t God who made honky-tonk angels
As you said in the words of your song
Too many times married men think they’re still single
That has caused many a good girl to go wrong

Love Is a Rose

Love is a rose but you’d better not pick it
It only grows when it’s on the vine
Hand full of thorns, and you know you’ve missed it
Lose your love when you say the word mine

I wanna see what’s never been seen
I wanna live that age-old dream
Come on boy, let’s go together
We can take the best right then
Take the best right now

Love is a rose but you’d better not pick it
It only grows when it’s on the vine
Hand full of thorns, and you know you’ve missed it
Lose your love when you say the word mine

I wanna go to an old hoedown
Long ago in a western town
Pick me up cuz my feet are dragging
Give me a lift and I’ll hay your wagon

Love is a rose but you’d better not pick it
It only grows when it’s on the vine
Hand full of thorns, and you know you’ve missed it
Lose your love when you say the word mine
Love is a rose (you’d better not pick it)
Love is a rose (on the vine)
Love is a rose (you know you’ve missed it)
Lose your love when you say the word mine
Lose your love when you say the word mine

How Blue

How blue can you make me?
How long til I heal?
How can I go on loving you when you’re gone?
How blue can I feel?

Oh honey, why did you leave me?
Ain’t you got a heart left in your chest?
And I swear to you that I’m dying
Cause my mind won’t let my body rest

How blue can you make me?
How long til I heal?
How can I go on loving you when you’re gone?
How blue can I feel?

If I sink and ignore I’ll go under
And if I’d cry anymore, well I’d go blind
No, there ain’t no relief for this messing you grief
How long can you torture my mind?

How blue can you make me?
How long til I heal?
How can I go on loving you when you’re gone?
How blue can I feel?
How can I go on loving you when you’re gone?
How blue can I feel?

Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (with Lovin on Your Mind)

You thought I’d be waiting up when you came home last night
You’d been out with all the boys and ended up half-tied
But liquor and love, it just don’t mix, leave a bottle or me behind
And don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind

No, don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind
Just stay up and all the town can see what you confined
Cause if you want that kind of love
Well, you don’t need none of mine
And don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind

You never take me anywhere because you’re always gone
Ready or not I’ve been awake and cried here all night long
Now you come in a kissin’ on me, it happens every time
So don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind

No, don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind
Just stay up and all the town can see what you confined
Cause if you want that kind of love
Well, you don’t need none of mine
And don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind
No, don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind

Gentle on My Mind

It’s knowing that your door is always open and your path is free to walk
But that makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag rolled up and stashed behind your couch
And it’s knowing I’m not shackled by forget words and vows and the ink stains that I’ve dried upon some time
That keeps you in the back rows by the rivers of my memory
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind

It’s not clinging to the Brocks and I’ll be playing on their columns now, that binds me
Or something that somebody said because they thought we’d fit together walking
It’s just knowing that the world will not be cursing or forgiving when I’ll walk along some railroad track and find
That you’re moving on the back rows by the rivers of my memory
And for hours you’re just gentle on my mind

Now the wheat fields, and the clothes lines and the junkyards and the highways come between us
And some other woman’s crying to her mother cause she turned and I was gone
I still might run in silence, tears of joy might sting my face
And the summer sunlight burn me til I’m loved
But not to bear, I cannot see you walking on the back roads by the rivers flowing gentle on my mind

I dipped my cup of soup back from the gurgling crackling cauldron in some train yard
Might better off, went cold cal and a dirty hair pulled lone cross my face
Threw cup cans round the tin can, I’ll pretend I’d hold you to my breast and fine
Like you’re waving from the back roads by the rivers of my memory
Ever smiling and you’re gentle on my mind

Golden Ring

[Verse 1: Terri Clark]
In a pawn shop in Chicago
On a sunny summer day
A couple gazes at the wedding rings
There on display

[Verse 2: Dierks Bentley]
She smiles and nods her head
As he says, “Honey that’s for you
It’s not much but it’s the best
That I can do”

[Chorus: Both]
Golden ring, golden ring
With one tiny little stone
Waiting there, waiting there
For someone to take it home
By itself, by itself
It’s just a cold metallic thing
Only love can make a golden wedding ring

[Verse 3: Terri Clark]
In al little wedding chapel
Later on that afternoon
An old upright piano
Plays that old familiar tune

[Verse 4: Dierks Bentley]
Tears roll down her cheeks
And happy thoughts run through her head
As he whispers low
With this ring I thee wed

[Chorus: Both]
Golden ring, golden ring
With one tiny little stone
Shining ring, shining ring
Now at last it’s found a home
By itself, by itself
It’s just a cold metallic thing
Only love can make a golden wedding ring

[Verse 5: Terri Clark]
In a small two-room apartment
As they fight their final round
He says “you won’t admit it
But I know you’re leaving town”

[Verse 6: Dierks Bentley]
She says, “One thing’s for certain
I don’t love you anymore”
And throws down the ring
As she walks out the door

Two More Bottles of Wine

We came out west together with a common desire
The fever we had might’ve set the west coast on fire
Two months later got trouble in mind
Oh my baby moved up and let me behind
But it’s alright coz it’s midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine
The way he left sure turned my head around
Seems like off a night he just up and put me down
Ain’t coming ready but I’m meaning today
I’ve been working and I’m too tired anyway
But it’s alright coz it’s midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine
I’m 1600 miles from the people I know
I’ve been doin all I can but opportunities sure come slow
Well I’ve been in the sun all day
But I’ve been sweeping out a warehouse in west LA
But it’s alright coz it’s midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine
I’m 1600 miles from the people I know
I’ve been doin all I can but opportunities sure come slow
Well I’ve been in the sun all day
But I’ve been sweeping out a warehouse in west LA
But it’s alright coz it’s midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine
Yes, it’s alright coz it’s midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine
Yes, it’s alright coz it’s midnight
And I got two more bottles of wine

Leavin' On Your Mind

If you’ve got leavin’ on your mind
Tell me now, get it over
Hurt me now, get it over
If you’ve got leavin’ on your mind
If there’s a new love in your heart
Tell me now, get it over
Hurt me now, get it over
If there’s a new love in your heart
Don’t leave me here in a world
Filled with dreams that might have been
Hurt me now, get it over
I may learn to love again
If there’s a new love in your heart
Tell me now, get it over
Hurt me now, get it over
If there’s a new love in your heart
Don’t leave me here in a world
Filled with dreams that might have been
Hurt me now or get it over
I may learn to love again
If there’s a new love in your heart
Tell me now, get it over
Hurt me now, get it over
If there’s a new love in your heart
Hurt me now, get it over
If there’s a new love in your heart

Swinging Doors

This old smoke filled bar is something I’m not used to
But I gave up my home to see you satisfied
And I just called to let you know where I’ll be living
It’s not much but I feel welcome here inside
And I’ve got swinging doors, a jukebox and a bar stool
My new home has a flashing neon sign
Stop by and see me any time you want to
Cause I’m always here at home till closing time
I’ve got everything I need to drive me crazy
I’ve got everything it takes to lose my mind
And in here, the atmosphere’s, just right for heartache
And thanks to you I’m always here till closing time
And I’ve got swinging doors, a jukebox and a bar stool
My new home has a flashing neon sign
Stop by and see me any time you want to
Cause I’m always here at home till closing time
Yeah, I’m always here at home till closing time

Delta Dawn

Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky
She’s forty-one and her daddy still calls her “baby”
All the folks around Brownsville say she’s crazy
‘Cause she walks around town with a suitcase in her hand
Looking for a mysterious dark-haired man
In her younger days they called her Delta Dawn
Prettiest woman you ever laid eyes on
Then a man of a low degree stood by her side
And he promised her he’d take her for his bride
Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky
Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky
Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky

I'm Movin' On

That big eight-wheeler rollin’ down the track
Means your true-lovin’ baby ain’t comin’ back
And I’m movin’ on, I’ll soon be gone
You were flyin’ too high, for my little old sky
And I’m movin’ on
That big loud whistle as it blew and blew
Said hello to the southland, we’re comin’ to you
And we’re movin’ on, oh hear my song
You had the laugh on me, so I’ve set you free
And I’m movin’ on
Mister fireman won’t you please listen to me
‘Cause I got a pretty mama in Tennessee
Keep me movin’ on, keep rollin’ on
So shovel the coal, let this rattler roll
And keep movin’ me on
Mister Engineer, take that throttle in hand
This rattler’s the fastest in the southern land
Keep me movin’ on, keep rollin’ on
You gonna ease my mind, put me there on time
And keep rollin’ on
I’ve told you baby, from time to time
But you just wouldn’t listen or pay me no mind
Now I’m movin’ on, I’m rollin’ on
You’ve broken your vow, and it’s all over now
So I’m movin’ on
You’ve switched your engine now I ain’t got time
For a triflin’ woman on my main line
Cause I’m movin on, you done your daddy wrong
I warned you twice, now you can settle the price
‘Cause I’m movin on
But someday baby when you’ve had your play
You’re gonna want your daddy but your daddy will say
Keep movin’ on, you stayed away too long honey
I’m through with you, too bad you’re blue
So keep movin’ on

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