Donna Hughes | From the Heart (2014)

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FROM THE HEART – Bluegrass/Folk Album by Donna Hughes
Release Date:  August 26, 2014
Running Dog Records

All songs written by Donna Hughes, except Track 2, “Lucky,” a Tom Petty cover song – written by Tom Petty & Mike Campbell, & Track 21 “I’ll Fly Away” written in 1934 by Albert Brumley

FROM THE HEART – TRACK LISTING

01 Hard Hearted (2:54)
02 Lucky (3:20)
03 There’s No Place Like Home (3:26)
04 I Love To Be With You (3:15)
05 The Red Oak Tree (4:16)
06 Walmart Checkout Line (2:54)
07 I Wanna Grow Old With You (3:57)
08 Easy To Love (2:09)
09 Gone (4:14)
10 Walk By Faith, Not By Sight (2:55)
11 Daffodils (4:18)
12 Facebook (2:38)
13 Love (3:48)
14 Dog On A 10 Foot Chain (5:15)
15 In The Past (3:17)
16 Make Me Or Break Me (3:42)
17 Where The Good Daddies Go (4:17)
18 Nothing Left To Say (3:22)
19 The Way I Am (2:16)
20 Waiting (3:41)
21 I’ll Fly Away (3:38)

Musicians for all tracks except 3, 7, 10 & 21
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Jenee Fleenor
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Lead Vocals: Donna Hughes
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Dobro : Rob Ickes
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Harmony Vocals: Jenee Fleenor

There’s No Place Like Home, I Wanna Grow Old With You, and Walk By Faith, Not By Sight: Harmony Emily Hatley & Greg Luck; Fiddle: Greg Luck

There’s No Place Like Home –  Banjo: Jason Burleson

I Wanna Grow Old With You – Guitars: Jason Burleson, Greg Luck

Walk By Faith, Not By Sight –  Bass Violin: Greg Luck

I’ll Fly Away – Piano: Donna Hughes, Cello: John Catchings, Violin: Jenee Fleenor

Auctioneer on “Gone,” Andy Kearns
Arrangement on I’ll Fly Away by Donna Hughes

Recorded at Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN with Engineers Steve Chandler & John Nicholson

Tracks 3, 7 & 10 Recorded at Riverside Audio, Mount Gilead, NC with Engineer Greg Luck

Mastered by Scott Vestal at Digital Underground Studios, Greenbriar, TN

RUNNING DOG RECORDS is officially registered with Sound Exchange

Donna Hughes, FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014

I thank the Lord above for the songs He gave me to write. Special thanks to my number one fan & friend, Charles Finch of Hillsborough, my handsome fella-Andy Kearns, all the folks who contributed to my IndieGoGo Campaign, and most especially, Penni McDaniel-who keeps me going, and has believed in me, even at times when I didn’t believe in myself. Thanks to everyone for your continued support, from those who have bought songs, CD’s, attended a show, lent a helping hand, or who just helped spread the word about me. Special thanks to Anthony Ladd for working so hard to make such a great video for “The Red Oak Tree,” and to all the people who participated. It was a blast! Thanks to all the musicians who played on this project, and did such a phenomenal job! The interpretations of the songs was phenomenal, and the ideas the musicians shared in the studio were priceless.

Lyrics:

 1. Hard Hearted
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: You can’t break my heart – You can’t make me cry
You can’t make me feel – Lonely
You can’t break me down – You can’t hurt my pride
You can’t make me love – You only

Chorus 1: Cause I’m hard hearted
After all the times you let me down
You made me hard hearted
Nothing you can do about it now

Break

Verse 2: I won’t sacrifice – I won’t even try
Gave it all I had – Got me nowhere
I don’t need you now – I don’t feel a thing
My heart just won’t – Let me go there

Chorus 2: Cause I’m hard hearted
Thanks to you & all your lies
You made me hard hearted
Couldn’t love you now if I tried

Break

Verse 3: Took a long long time – For my love to die
Many years went by – So many chances
Now it’s way too late – For you to love me now
I can’t forgive – What you took for granted
Chorus 3: So now I’m hard hearted
After all the times you let me down
You made me hard hearted
Nothing you can do to hurt me now
Tag: Nothing you can do about it now

2.  Lucky
Written by Tom Petty & Mike Campbell, Gone Gator Music
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: You better watch what you say
You better watch what you do to me
Don’t get carried away
Boy, if you can do better than me, then go
Yeah go
But remember

Chorus 1: Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky babe
You got lucky babe
When I found you

Verse 2: You put a hand on my cheek
And then you turn your eyes away
If you don’t feel complete
If I don’t take you all of the way, then go

Chorus 2: Just go
Yeah remember
Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky babe
You got lucky babe
Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky babe
You got lucky babe

Break

Chorus 3: Just go
Go yeah
Good love is hard to find
Good love is hard to find
You got lucky babe
You got lucky babe
When I found you

3.  There’s No Place Like Home
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Jason Burleson
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Harmony Vocals: , Greg Luck, Emily Hatley

Verse 1: I marvel at the beauty of the prairies way out west
I love the peaceful sailboats on New England harbors rest
Majestic is the view from the mountains way up high
I love to see the full moon on the ocean late at night

Chorus 1: But there’s no place like home
The miles are long before me
The music I am making is calling me to go
There’s no place like home
My home is where my heart is
My Mama’s love is calling me
There’s no place like home

Verse 2: I sit beneath the willow
Dreaming of my little home
A train is passing slowly
As I sit here all alone
I take the path before me
As it leads me far away
But I am longing one day to be
Coming home to stay

Chorus 2: There’s no place like home
The miles are long behind me
This journey I must travel
On this narrow winding road
There’s no place like home
I’m out here chasing dreams
My Mama’s love is calling me,
There’s no place like home

Verse 3: The morning sky is friendly
Painted over my home town
I love the smiling faces of my family all around
The pastures green are rolling between the rivers flow
My Mama’s arms are reaching out
Welcoming me home

Chorus 3: There’s no place like home
The miles are long before me
The music I am making is calling me to go
There’s no place like home
My home is where my heart is
My Mama’s love is calling me
There’s no place like home

4.  I Love To Be With You
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: I hate paying taxes
I don’t like paying bills
I hate Christmas shopping
I hate taking pills
I don’t like working
I hate staying late
But I love to be with you
And I can’t wait

Chorus 1: I’ve been working like a fool
I get tired of feeling used
You make me feel brand new
That’s why I love to be with you

Verse 2: I hate the Dr.
I hate taking tests
I hate the Dentist
And I hate a big ole’ mess
I hate traffic
I hate to get the flu
I hate to wait in line
But I love to be with you

Chorus 2: I’ve been working like a fool
I get tired of feeling used
You make me feel brand new
That’s why I love to be with you

5.  The Red Oak Tree
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: I rode by the old graveyard today
Out in the city, there’s a thousand graves
Row after row of names carved in stone
Resting quietly in the middle of it all

Turnaround

Verse 2: My heart felt heavy, & I couldn’t turn away
Standing there with the giant red oak
Must’ve been a million tears that fell
She said goodbye as they departed one by one

Chorus 1: All the stories buried here
Tales of love & war and dying
Old men and babies, lying here together
And the red oak with her secrets
Secrets she will keep
Life goes on around them
The forgotten souls, beneath the red oak tree

Break

Verse 3: Here lies the hands that built the houses down the street
Ornate gables with hand-carved peaks
They built the old church that helped their souls
Reach a better land, beginning at this tree

Turnaround
Change tempo – Verse 4: Here lies the beautiful, the young & old
Tears behind them now, long, long ago
Laughter replaced by the quiet red oak tree
All their joys & struggles she cannot speak

Chorus 2: All the stories buried here
Tales of love & war and dying
Young newlyweds, lying here together
And the red oak with her secrets
Secrets she will keep
Life goes on around them
The forgotten souls, beneath the red oak tree

Bridge: You can tell which ones had money by their stones
They’re all the same now, beneath this oak

Chorus 3: All the stories buried here
Tales of love & war and dying
Handsome soldiers & their widows
Lying here together
And the red oak with her secrets
Secrets she will keep
Life goes on around them
The forgotten souls, beneath the red oak tree
Tag: The forgotten souls, beneath the red oak tree

6.  Walmart Checkout Line
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: You see clothes that fit too tight
Pajamas with cowboy boots
Big bellies & behinds
Showing their tattoos
Some make friends while waiting
Some get in a fight
There’s always time for drama
In the Wal-Mart checkout line

Chorus 1: Thirty lanes in every store
They only open three
An angry line is wrapped around
The carts of socks and cheese
People don’t speak English
Many come here fried
I’ve spent over half my life in the Walmart checkout line

Turnaround

Verse 2: Flipping through tabloid papers
While a baby somewhere screams
There’s 400 items, on the cart in front of me
Of all the three lanes open
They’re 20 items or less
Forty people in one damn lane
And our cashier just left
Chorus 2: Thirty lanes in every store
They only open three
An angry line is wrapped around
Carts of bread and flat screens
A kid is somewhere screaming
I’m about to lose my mind
I feel like a hostage in the Walmart checkout line

Chorus break

Verse 3: Ice cream’s melting on my lingerie
My pizza’s done thawed out
The cashier always mashes my bread
My lettuce is turning brown
I think I need a discount
Or get paid for my time
To stand in line with drunks & nuts, in the Walmart checkout line

Chorus 3: Thirty lanes in every store
They only open three
An angry line is wrapped around
The beer & toilet seats
A new lane finally opened
And someone passed me blind
I think I’m gonna kill someone in the Walmart checkout line
Think my bladder’s gonna burst
Walked out & left my cart
There’s only one place worse than hell, the Walmart checkout line

7.  I Wanna Grow Old With You
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Guitars: Greg Luck, Jason Burleson
Harmony Vocals: , Greg Luck, Emily Hatley
Fiddle, Bass Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Jason Burleson

Verse 1: I’m saving my money, for a rainy day
I’m saving my love, just for you
For one day you’ll be, coming home to stay
I’ll be here waiting, when you do

Chorus 1: I want a little house with you
And a little dog or two
Sit on the front porch when it’s raining
I want a little patch of land
Grow things with our hands
Dance with you as the sunlight’s fadin
I wanna grow old with you

Verse 2: I’m taking my time, I’ve made up my mind
You’re the one I want, You’re one of a kind
I’ve traveled this old world, Seen all I wanna see
When I am with you, I have everything I need

Chorus 2: I wanna walk the fields with you
Cross the creek with you
Sit on the front porch when it’s raining
Kiss me when it’s snowing
When the garden’s growing
Love me as the season’s changing
I wanna grow old with you

BRIDGE: When we’re getting old and feeble
I want you always by my side
As long as I have you to lean on
I am gonna be just fine

Chorus Break

Bridge repeat: When we’re getting old and feeble
I want you always by my side
As long as I have you to lean on
I am gonna be just fine

Chorus 3: I want a little house with you
And a little dog or two
Sit on the front porch when it’s raining
I want a little patch of land
Grow things with our hands
Dance with you as the sunlight’s fadin
I want to come home to you
I wanna grow old with you

8.  Easy To Love
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: I’m at a red light
I wait in line
I get up early
To pay for what’s mine
Life is hard
Sometimes it aint no fun
But you, are easy to love

Chorus 1: Easy to love
Easy to love
Times are hard, times are tough
But you are easy to love

Break

Verse 2: The day is long
I get tired
It feels like I’m walking
Through a fire
The clock is slow
The boss is rough
But you are easy to love

Chorus 2: Easy to love
Easy to love
Times are hard, times are tough
But you are easy to love

Turnaround

Verse 3: The sun is shining
I’m stuck inside
Working til’ my brain is fried
This job, kicks my butt
But you are easy to love

Bridge: I spend all day thinking of you
You’re what I look forward to
I work hard & when the day is done
I get to come home to you

Chorus 3: Easy to love
Easy to love
Times are hard, times are tough
But you are easy to love
Tag: You are easy to love

9. Gone
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

A little old lady, living alone
Her little old husband, buried and gone
I’d go see her and we’d have tea
Sang her my songs, as we sat in the breeze
She liked checkers and learning new words
Sewing and reading and watching the birds
She showed me everything in her house
And gave me a tour when I came around

Dishes from England, antiques everywhere
An old piano, a rocking chair
She made me an afghan with her little hands
And showed me her golden wedding bands
One day I came to sing her a song
She wasn’t there, the house was bare, and everything was
Gone …….gone

She had died on a rainy day
Her family didn’t know me
They didn’t know that I loved her so
And they didn’t know to call me
They didn’t know what to do with her things
They didn’t have room
For things they didn’t need
So they had an auction and sold it all
And everything was
Gone ……..gone

I never got to tell her goodbye
I never got to thank her
The beautiful afghan and great advice
And I hope she knew that I loved her
I hope someday when I get old
I have a friend at the end of the road
I hope somebody misses me, and remembers
Me when I’m gone
Gone

10. Walk By Faith, Not By Sight
view lyric VIDEO
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Bass Violin, Cello: Greg Luck
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Harmony Vocals: Greg Luck, Emily Hatley

Possessions I no longer need
Weary are my eyes & feet
As I make my journey home
I go without you, all alone
Take my hand for one last time
I have loved you all my life
Where I’m going, you can’t see
Some sweet day, you will join me
From the dust, I came to be
Back to dust, I will be free
The time has come for me to go
I leave my love for those below

Like a thief in the night
In the twinkle of an eye
From the darkness into light
Walk by faith, not by sight

Answers here you need not seek
There is no need for tears to weep
Heavy is your heart for me
Faith alone may bring you peace
Mansions there made not by hands
Burdened not in this new land
Troubles here mine eyes have seen
Now my Jesus I will meet
Troubles I will see no more
Into Heaven I am born
You will be with me in time
Walk by faith, not by sight

Like a thief in the night
In the twinkle of an eye
From the darkness into light
Walk by faith, not by sight

Jesus arms stretched open wide
I’ll see you on the other side
Like a bird I take to flight
Walk by faith, not by sight

11.  Daffodils
daffodils-lyric-pin-donna-hughesWritten by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: The tall grass blows – In winds of spring
I ride my horse – Across the field
The sun will wake – My winter heart
I stop beside – The daffodils

Verse 2: They have come up again – In this empty field
As they do – Each year in spring
And I wipe a tear – As I wonder who
Laid them in – This field of green

Chorus 1: A hundred years have come and gone
And they still bloom here every spring
What remains beneath the sun
Reminds us now their souls are free
One day soon we’ll all be free

Break

Verse 3: Once upon – A sunny day
They laughed & loved – Atop this hill
A hard day’s work – A warm embrace
And all that’s left – Are daffodils

Verse 4: The days go by – Spring comes and goes
I laugh & love – Time stands still
But one day soon – I’ll be gone
And someone will find – My daffodils

Chorus 2: A hard day’s work, a warm embrace
We’ll laugh & love atop this hill
All we have that will remain
Are the yellow daffodils
Are the yellow daffodils

Tag: One day soon I will be free
When you find my daffodils

12.  Facebook
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: Facebook was made by the devil
Facebook was made in hell
Facebook is nothing but tramps & cheatin’
Causin relationships to fail

Verse 2: You know what everybody’s doin’
It’s nothing but games & lies
Half naked pictures & wild, wild parties
Somebody’s getting left tonight

CHORUS 1: Your new tattoo, your discount shoes
Your night out at the bar
Your dog just died you’re at the lake, and who just broke your heart
You’re lonely tonight, you got in a fight, your best friend just got nailed
So hold that beer up and tell me to cheer up, cause facebook was made in hell

Verse 3: There’ way too much temptation
So pucker up those lips
All it takes is a smile and a trampy dress this just aint fit for kids

Verse 4: Nothing but tasteless photos
Teachers are losing jobs
Running around with the students
And husbands are getting shot

CHORUS 2: Your new tattoo, your new fake boobs
You’re trying to steal my man
Bible verses and dirty jokes
And your vacation plans
Everybody’s broke, and there’s no jobs
No wonder the market fell
Nobody’s workin, and eveybody’s posting, cause facebook was made in hell

Tag: Your political views, you’re going shopping,
Advertisements, you just made popcorn,
I wish I lived 100 years ago, cause facebook was made in hell

13.  Love
love-lyric-pin-donna-hughesWritten by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: Love is patient, love is kind
It leaves you weary, makes you blind
Love is scary, love is cold
A fairy tale, that can’t be told

Verse 2: It makes you high, leaves you low
It comes on fast, and leaves you slow
Love is pain, love is tough
But I can’t live, without love

CHORUS 1: Take your time, Don’t let it go
Love with all, Your heart and soul
We are young, Then we’re old
And we can’t live, without love

Turnaround

Verse 3: Love is heavy, love is deep
It holds you down, and sets you free
Love is crazy, gives you wings
Worth the heartache, it will bring

Verse 4: Love can kill you, make you wanna die
But you can’t live, if you don’t try
Makes you weak, makes you strong,
But you can’t live, without love

CHORUS 2: Take your time, Don’t let it go
Love with all, Your heart and soul
We are young, Then we’re old
And we can’t live, without love

Break

CHORUS 2: Take your time, Don’t let it go
Love with all, Your heart and soul
We are young, Then we’re old
And we can’t live, without love

14.  Dog On A Ten Foot Chain
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: Nothing to look forward to
Watching cars go by all day
Nothing to play with, nothing to do
Shivering in the cold hard rain

Verse 2: They forget to bring me water
They forget that I am here
They don’t know how smart I am
They don’t even see my tears

Chorus 1: What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain

Verse 3: Sometimes it’s hard to stay cool
On a blazing hot summer day
I dream of crossing the stream
And catching a fish as the sunlight fades

Verse 4: It’s hard to stay warm in the winter
Some nights it’s hard to be strong
I dream of chasing butterflies
And rabbits all day long

Chorus 2: What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain
Bridge:
The world is big and beautiful
But I’ll never see it all
Maybe when I go to Heaven
Someone will throw me a red ball

Chorus 3: What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain

15.  In The Past
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: We have a nice house, and a little garden
Flowers blooming all around
Birds are singing, children laughing
We have the best love ever found
Verse 2: Two cars, in the driveway
A little dog out in the back
Rocking chairs, on the front porch
& I’d love to make it last

Chorus 1: I’d invite you, to come on by
Take a load off, and stay awhile
But you can’t find us
With any map……Because we’re living, in the past

Break

Verse 3: If you had, a time machine
You could find us in the past
Places set, at the dinner table
Bowed heads and folded hands
Verse 4: The little house, is full of laughter
With a new family now
Flowers bloom, a sad reminder
Of love that’s scattered to the ground

Bridge: If you’re looking for our address, another family you would find
We are happy, and we have it all, if you could just go back in time

Chorus 2: I’d invite you, to come on by
Take a load off, and stay awhile
But you can’t find us
With any map
Because we’re living, in the past
Tag: You can’t find our house, with any map
Because we’re living…..in the past

16.  Make Me Or Break Me
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: I keep holding on & you keep letting go
Heartache & sorrow is all that I’ve known
I need you to show me how love’s supposed to feel
Cause I’ve never known a feeling so real

Chorus 1: Down the road, we’ll know where we stand
You hold my heart, in the palm of your hand
And I don’t know, where this love will take me
But I think your love’s gonna make me or break me
(Break)
Verse 2: I wanna give you the best that I have
I’ll be right here through the good & the bad
All that I ask is that you can be faithful
And I’ll give you my love just as long as I’m able

Chorus 2: Down the road, we’ll know where we stand
You hold my heart, in the palm of your hand
And I don’t know, where this love will take me
But I think your love’s gonna make me or break me
(Break)
Verse 3: I think I need you more every day
I hope you need me, and I hope you’ll stay
If I had my wish, I would have you forever
Cause I’m only happy, when we’re together

Chorus 3: Down the road, we’ll know where we stand
You hold my heart, in the palm of your hand
And I don’t know, where this love will take me
But I think your love’s gonna make me or break me
Tag: Yeah I think your love’s gonna make me or break me

17. Where The Good Daddies Go
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: His Daddy died, when he was born
It cuts him, to the core
He has his medals, and he has a headstone
But he don’t have a Daddy, waiting at home

Chorus 1: His Daddy was a soldier
His Daddy was a young man
He never knew his son
His son is a big fan
Tracks in the snow
Lead to the headstone
Daddy’s in Heaven
Where the good Daddies go

Verse 2: Would he look like me
Would I look like him
He always wonders
Where they would have been
He sees boys with their Daddies
And he feels the pain
And he always wonders
Was it all in vain

Chorus 2: His Daddy was a soldier
His Daddy was a young man
He never got to hug him
Or hold his hand
He laid a flower
Up on his headstone
Daddy’s in Heaven
Where the good Daddies go

Bridge: Time will never heal this pain
Pain that only he could know
They will finally meet someday
Where heroes and good people go

Chorus 3: His Daddy was a soldier
His Daddy was a young man
He never knew his son
His son is a big fan
Tracks in the snow
Lead to the headstone
Daddy’s in Heaven
Where the good Daddies go
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Up on his headstone
Daddy’s in Heaven
Where the good Daddies go

18. Nothing Left To Say
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: I could tell him how it’s all his fault
How he really let me down
All the times I was right and he was wrong
But it don’t matter now

Verse 2: He used to tell me what I wanted to hear
Now I’m just a face in the crowd
I could ask him if he ever thinks of me
But it don’t matter now

Chorus 1: Love is hard to find
We let it slip away
It don’t matter who’s to blame
There’s nothing left to say

Verse 3: I could remind him of all the many times
I needed him and he was not around
There were many things we should have said & done
But it don’t matter now

Verse 4: I could bring up all the fights we had
Talk about the where, when or how
He needs to know he could have tried a little harder
But it don’t matter now

Chorus 2: Love is hard to find
We let it slip away
It don’t matter who’s to blame
There’s nothing left to say

Bridge: So many words we can’t take back
Other words were left unsaid
Nothing we can say to change things now
So many words I can’t forget

Chorus 3: Love is hard to find
We let it slip away
It don’t matter who’s to blame
There’s nothing left to (6) say
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19. The Way I Am
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: I want to be pretty
And be my best
I don’t wanna be fat
I want to turn heads
But I found someone
Who understands
He loves me just the way I am

Chorus 1: He loves me
The way I am
Makes me strong
And holds my hand
My hero
My biggest fan
He loves me
The way I am

Verse 2: When my diet bombs, when my hair’s a mess
He won’t put me down, or cause me stress
If I couldn’t walk, if I couldn’t see
I know that he would still love me

Chorus 2: He loves me
The way I am
Makes me strong
And holds my hand
My hero
My biggest fan
He loves me
The way I am

Verse 3: Love handles or hairy legs
We all get wrinkles & things that sag
He loves me love flaws and all
He’s gonna love me, when I get old

Bridge: Beauty’s only skin deep
Teeth fall out & hair recedes
What matters is a person’s heart
Just love someone for who they are

Chorus 3: He loves me
The way I am
Makes me strong
And holds my hand
My hero
My biggest fan
He loves me
The way I am
He loves me
The way I am

20. Waiting
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI, Copyright, 2014
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Bass: Zak McLamb
Lead Guitar: Tim Stafford
Rhythm Guitar: Lucas White
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle, Harmony: Jenee Fleenor

Verse 1: Where have you been?
My true love
I’ve been waiting for you
And dreaming of
How your hand fits mine
How it feels to know you
Are waiting for me
My true love

Chorus 1: We spend our time
Waiting for something
Waiting in line, waiting to come home
I’ve waited years, many miles and seasons
To be here in your arms
Where have you been
My true love

Break

Verse 2: Where have you been?
Those nights I was crying
I should have known
You’d come along
Why did I fear
I would never find you
You were always there
And now we’re home

Chorus 2: We spend our time
Waiting for something
Waiting in line, waiting to come home
I’ve waited years, many miles and seasons
To be here in your arms
Where have you been
My true love

Break

Chorus 3: We spend our lives
Waiting for something
Waiting in line, waiting to come home
I’ve waited years, many miles and seasons
To be here in your arms
You’re finally here
(Repeat line) We’re finally home
My true love

21. I’ll Fly Away
Written in 1934 by Albert Brumley
Piano: Donna Hughes
Fiddle, Harmony Vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Cello: John Catchings

Verse 1: Some glad morning when this life is over
I’ll fly away
To a home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away

Chorus 1: I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

Verse 2: When the shadows of this life have gone
I’ll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars has flown
I’ll fly away

Chorus 2: : I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

Verse 3: Just a few more weary days and then
I’ll fly away
To a land where joy shall never end
I’ll fly away

Chorus 3: I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away
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