Donna Hughes | Same Old Me

Same Old Me

Same Old Me
Flying Hound Publishing, BMI
All 21 songs written by Donna Hughes

Donna’s second album, Same Old Me features 21 songs written by Donna Hughes.
Includes: Adam Steffey, Scott Vestal, Clay Jones, Greg Luck, Ashby Frank, Zak McLamb, Alan Perdue, Joey Cox, Gina Britt-Tew

“I would personally like to thank all the musicians for their wonderful sense of humor, and their ability to maintain a relaxed, fun and comical atmosphere while in the studio.”

Track Listing:
01 Where Are You Darlin’ 3:37
02 Never Gonna Change 2:54
03 Almost Home 3:39
04 Little Bluebird 3:01
05 Same Old Me 6:17
06 Haunted 2:58
07 Wishes 2:37
08 Selfish Heart 2:52
09 What I’m Lookin’ For 2:16
10 A Dream 3:58
11 I’ll Remember You 3:20
12 With You 3:33
13 Lonesome Highway 3:05
14 Chrystal’s Song 3:41
15 Scattered to the Wind 3:26
16 Hold On 3:16
17 Memories & Dreams 2:44
18 Lost 3:10
19 I Can’t Win For Losin’ 2:23
20 My Poor Old Heart 2:47
21 When Love Comes Back Again 2:21

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LYRICS

01 Where Are You Darlin’?
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Ashby Frank
Harmony, Gena Britt, Greg Luck

Out there in a sea of lights, and strangers rushing in the night
I’m lonesome for a time
When I had you and felt complete, and then you sailed away from me
Along with all my dreams
I can’t go on, I can’t go back
I find that I am lost again
Tired of starting all over again

Chorus: Where are you darlin’?
Do you think of me?
Where are you darlin’?
I’ll see you in my dreams
I don’t know where to go from here, my heart was true to you my dear
Even after all this time
I let you disappear from me, like the sun behind the sea
Will we ever meet again?
Each day I wonder where you are, somewhere underneath these stars
Somewhere in my broken heart
Chorus

02 Never Gonna Change
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Ashby Frank
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt

You will never settle down
You’ll be ramblin’ all around
‘Til they put you in the cold, hard ground
You will never settle down
You got leavin’ on your mind

You leave me lonesome all the time
Grass is greener on the other side
You got leavin’ on your mind

Chorus: I can’t change you, so I won’t even try
You don’t want me now but you’ll be lonesome down the line
You ain’t never gonna change
Not a thing can make you stay
It ain’t nothing but a crying’ shame
You ain’t never gonna change

You aint’ never comin’ home
You always got someplace to go
You’ve been travelin’ like a rolling stone
You aint never comin’ home

There is nothing I can do
Whoever loves you is a fool
Cause your love is just too good to be true
There is nothing I can do

Chorus

03 Almost Home
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Adam Steffey
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt, Greg Luck

Loaded up the car and said goodbye
Looked at that old school one last time
No more homework and tears
And I’ll miss the friends that I made here

Chorus: But I’m almost home, where they meet you with a smile and open arms
I’m almost home, where you never see a stranger and folks know who you are
I’m almost home, where I’ll be welcomed like a star
I’ve been waiting for the day and I’ve been dreaming of your face
and I’m almost home

Went to serve his country far away
In a land where all the skies were grey
Letters froze the pain in time
Late at night he wrote while he cried

I’m almost home, where they meet you with a smile and open arms
I’m almost home, where you never see a stranger and folks know who you are
I’m almost home, where I’ll be welcomed like a star
I’ll be waiting for the day and I’ll be dreaming of your face
and I’m almost home

She saw her father in the room
She said her time was coming soon
I couldn’t see him anywhere
But I knew she saw him standing there
She was smiling up at me
She put her hand on my knee
Took a breath and closed her eyes
She was singing while I cried

I’m almost home, where my Savior waits with open arms
I’m almost home, where I’ll never meet a stranger and loved ones never part
I’m almost home, where I’ll be welcomed like a star
I’ve been waiting for the day and I’ve been dreaming of your face
and I’m almost home

04  Little Bluebird
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Adam Steffey
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt, Greg Luck

Hey little bluebird, how are you?
Is it fun to fly in a sky of blue?
Is it fun to sit and keep an eye on me?
As much as I enjoy to watch you in the summer breeze

Hey little bluebird, why do you stay?
Through all the months of winter and all the snowy days?
Why don ‘t you fly where the sun is warm for you?
When it’s cold outside what do you do?

Chorus: Where have you been?
Where do you go?
Flying in the sun
Flying in the snow
You’re so lovely and I’m glad you’re here
My little bluebird

Hey little bluebird on my window sill
When the sky is grey, how do you feel?
Are you lonely, do you sing a little song?
Do you ever cry when you’re alone?

How high can you fly? Do you ever lose your way?
Where do you hide when you’re afraid?
Does your little heart ever break like mine?
Do you have a friend you think about at night?

Chorus

05 Same Old Me
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Ashby Frank
Harmony Vocal: Donna Hughes

Remember when it was fun, to stay up all night long
We stayed out in the sun, until those summer days were gone
Remember dressing fine, for a crazy hometown Friday night
We’d get a little wild, come Sundays we were back in line

Chorus: Remember me I’m laughing….. crazy, young and wild and free
Remember me I’m dancing …….and times are changing but I’m still the same old me

Remember when it was fun, to write a little note to your best friend
About the one who stole your heart , and what was going down on the weekend

Remember when it was fun, to sit around in the pouring rain
To see the one that stole your heart, stand around the field at the football game

Chorus

Remember when it was fun, to ride up and down on the same old street
Getting lost and holding hands ’til you found a little movie on the drive-in screen

Remember when we were young, watching that clock ’til the weekend
Played the radio way too loud and dance like a fool with your best friends

Chorus: Remember me, I drove you crazy and we were wild and free

Remember me I’m laughing and I can still dance and I’m still the same old me

06 Haunted
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Ashby Frank
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt

He goes out at night, comes home when he wants to
Nobody to tell him what to do, yeah
He drinks ’til the doors close
Brings another girl home
In the morning light, his tears fall again

Chorus: Every day, haunted by what might have been

When night time falls he ties one on again
He chose to have his parties and his friends and a life of sin
How much fun it is for him

Coulda settled down, coulda had a family
But he broke her heart, with all his lies
She lay there dreamin’, he sits there drinkin’
The life of the crowd, drownin’ his troubles away

Chorus

07 Wishes
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Ashby Frank
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt

Blew out the candles and made a wish
And I hoped it would come true
I had a feeling, that I was dreaming
When I wished for you

Chorus: I wish that you were here
I wish you could see my tears
And I wish I was on your mind,
But if wishes were horses, dreamers would ride

Tossed a penny, in the well
And I closed my eyes
I told no one, what I wished for
When I wished that you were mine

Chorus: I wish that you were here
I wish you could see my tears
And I wish you missed me tonight
But if wishes were horses, dreamers would ride

Made a wish upon a star
As the sun went down
Like the star I’d be in Heaven
If you were with me now

Chorus: I wish that you were here
I wish you could see my tears
And I wish I was on your mind,
But if wishes were horses, dreamers would ride

08 Selfish Heart
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Piano: Donna Hughes
Fiddle, Bass fiddle: Greg Luck
Harmony: Greg Luck

We were reckless wild and free
It was like a crazy dream
When I found my way to you
We both had so much to lose

We broke so many hearts
We tried to be apart
We wasted so much time
We even tried to say goodbye

Chorus: You were not mine,
But I took you anyway
From her side,
And I caused her so much pain
I f I could change,
Anything I’ve done,
I’d just stay lonely even though my selfish heart has found a home

We cried so many tears in vain
We only had ourselves to blame
We lied to everyone
Now everything is said and done
Many restless nights ago
We tried to let it go
Things will never be the same
and no one knows the price we’ve paid

Chorus: You were not mine,
But I took you anyway
From her side,
And I caused her so much pain
I f I could change,
Anything I’ve done,
I’d just stay lonely even though my selfish heart has found a home

09 What I’m Looking For
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Guitar: Kevin Richardson
Banjo: Joey Cox
Mandolin: Alan Perdue
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Harmony Vocals: Greg Luck, Kevin Richardson

It’s a cold world, sometimes I feel all alone
It’s a long road, that I’m rolling on
And I wonder, if I’m on the path I should have taken
And I’m still here, even though my heart is breakin’

Chorus: Someday I’m gonna find what I’m looking for
Someday I’ll find my place in this world
Someday I’m gonna know why I’m here
When I find, what I’m looking for

It’s a big old world, and sometimes I lose my way
But I keep searching, and I get closer every day
I can’t look back, and I can’t go back in time
I gotta move one, and leave the past behind

Chorus

10  A Dream
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Alan Perdue
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt, Greg Luck

You placed your hand in mine
And I saw you smile
We walked for a while
Until the sun disappeared behind
I love to hear you sing
The way you laugh at me
We sat in that old swing,
And you say you’ll never leave
Chorus: Then I woke up, It was just a dream
You are not here, I think I’ll go right back to sleep

You looked so real to me
You made me believe
That I was all you’d need
And you set my poor heart free
You told me you were mine
We left the past behind
No more lonely nights and
I was happy for a while

Chorus

11   I’ll Remember You|
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Adam Steffey
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt, Greg Luck

Couldn’t stand all the pain, you caused, love was gone
I know you didn’t mean to hurt me, but you were cold ,
like a stone
I didn’t wanna see, a day without you

Chorus: and I’ll move on, I’ll never see you again
I’ll be strong, I’m gonna ride the wind
The rain is gone, and the sun is my friend
and I’ll remember you

Everyone kept telling me, to find another heart
Nobody knows, how long and how hard
I tried
and I believed in you

Chorus

12   With You
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Adam Steffey
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt

I wanna be with you, when the day is done
I wanna be with you, when the flowers come
I wanna be with you, when the leaves turn brown
I wanna be with you, when the sun goes down
When the sun goes down

I wanna ride with you, in the summer wind
I wanna hold your hand, and be your friend
I wanna run with you, in the August rain,
And make you laugh, and make you stay
Will you stay?

Chorus: So sad but true,
There’s no time to lose
Forever just aint long enough for me, to be with you
I want a warm embrace, in the winter snow
I want a morning kiss, before you go
I wanna sit with you, on a mountainside
And walk with you by the ocean, late at night,
Late at night
I wanna dream with you, when the moon is high
And when you’re away, I wanna be on your mind
I wanna be with you, when thunder falls
And hold you close, ’til the rain is gone
’til the rain is gone

Chorus

13 –  Lonesome Highway
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Voca
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Ashby Frank
Harmony vocals: Greg Luck, Kevin Richardson

I can’t erase the miles or the lines on my face
There’s no need for me to wonder where I might have been
I can’t get nowhere without this lonesome road
and I can’t remember what happened to my friends

Chorus: This lonesome highway and the wasted miles I’ve gone
Lonesome highway, leads away from home and tomorrow
I’ll be here again
On this lonesome highway, where I’ve never been

I can’t cross the river without bridges that I’ve burned
I’ll have to go an extra mile to find a different way
I keep on riding on this lonesome road
I can’t remember where I was yesterday

Chorus: This lonesome highway and the wasted miles I’ve gone
Lonesome highway, leads me back to home and tomorrow
I’ll be here again
On this lonesome highway, where I’ve always been

14 – Chrystal’s Song
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Guitar: Kevin Richardson
Mandolin: Alan Perdue
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt, Greg Luck

Her daddy raised tobacco
He was a hard workin’ man
There was kindness in his smile
And there was strength in his hands
She can’t remember much about him
Just his name makes her smile
He was supposed to live forever
And it was hard to say goodbye

Chorus: Some days are like a train
Gently rolling through a sleepy Southern town
Other days are filled with pain
Knowing she can’t tell him just how much she loves him now
And she knows he knew she loved him
Still she aches for him to see what she’s become
What gets her through the day,
Is knowing he is waiting there to meet her on the other side of home

She’s a small town singer
Winning fans with her smile
She sings of tears and heartaches
And he is always on her mind
She steals the hearts of strangers
One song at a time
He never knew that much about her
He never got to see her sparkle in the lights

Chorus: Some days are like a train
Gently rolling through a sleepy Southern town
Other days are filled with pain
Knowing she can’t tell him just how much she loves him now
And she knows he knew she loved him
Still she aches for him to see what she’s become
What finally gets her through the day,
Is knowing he will hear her sing like an angel on the other side of home
Some day he will hear her sing like an angel on the other side of home

15 – Scattered To The Wind
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Adam Steffey
Harmony Vocals: Greg Luck, Kevin Richardson

She kept the beds made and stayed there all alone
Washed her clothes and hung them out to dry
Did things the same old way and though her kids were gone
She kept the lights on in their room at night
She kept the dust away until she could no more
and the house was sold and everything inside
All her treasures were not worth much at all
Always happy she had never questioned why

Chorus: Everything she owned was scattered to the wind
Sold at auction on a sunny autumn day
It took a lifetime to find all the things she wanted
And a day for all those hands to come and carry them away

Her daughter closed the door and looked back one more time
She could feel her mother’s eyes
Watching down on her just like years ago
From her window at the kitchen as a child
Those summer nights seemed like they would never end
And she remembered how her Mama prayed for rain
Where did all that time go and leave me here
To face the world without my Mama in the rain?

Chorus

16 – Hold On
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Piano: Donna Hughes
Guitar: Kevin Richardson
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Harmony Vocals: Greg Luck, Kevin Richardson
Miles of highway, between me and my home
I think about you, when it rains and I’m alone
Another day, another memory
The sun disappears
Another morning without you and I…
cry another tear

Chorus: What I want might not make me happy
What I do might bury me
What I’m chasing might not ever happen
And it might not set me free
Anything you decide to take for granted
Is just the same as letting go
The hardest thing you’ll ever do is find you something
That makes you happy, and knowing how and when to hold on

It’s taken so long to get where I am
I’ve got a long way to get where I wanna stand
Sometimes I’m crazy, for the things that I believe
Have I done the best I can, is this, the best that I can be?

Chorus: What I want might not make me happy
What I do might bury me
What I’m chasing might not ever happen
And it might not set me free
Anything you decide to take for granted
Is just the same as letting go
The hardest thing you’ll ever do is find you something
That makes you happy, and knowing how to never let it go

17 – Memories and Dreams
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Ashby Frank
Harmony Vocals: Greg Luck, Kevin Richardson

I used to see my Daddy every day
He used to race me in the Carolina sun
Back when he was a young man
And he could plow the fields until the day was done
Mama played piano for the choir
Every Sunday afternoon she cooked my favorite things
After church we rode a dozen miles
On old forgotten pathways, now overgrown with trees

Chorus: Home is not the same place that it was
Time goes by and changes everything
I left so many things behind me
My favorite things I took away
Were my memories and my dreams

Everything I rode would fly
In the woods by the river, and through the fields of hay
Stirring dust and making noise
Across a homemade finish line now lost and gone away
Remember that old dog we used to have
Laying on the front porch when it rained
Sometimes I really miss my old best friend
Buried over in the field where we used to play
Chorus

18 – Lost
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Banjo: Scott Vestal
Guitar: Clay Jones
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Adam Steffey
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt

A man in the parking lot, down on his luck
Came and asked if I could spare a few bucks
I shoulda helped him, I shoulda cared
So before I fell asleep I said a little prayer
He must have no one to stand behind his dreams
No matter how crazy they seem
He must be scared, and alone
Begging for a dollar, searching for a home

Chorus: Without a family like mine
To turn to when you don’t have a dime
Or a friend he could call
And I think he’s lost, I think he’s lost…..his way home

He may have talent and a dream he could chase
He may be a genius whose simply lost his way
I coulda helped him, I shoulda cared
I hope he finds a nice warm bed out there
He may have gone to Sunday School
In nice clothes and brand new shoes
Something happened along the way
For him to be alone, lost and afraid

Chorus

19 – I Can’t Win For Losin’
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Guitar: Kevin Richardson
Banjo: Joey Cox
Mandolin: Alan Perdue
Bass: Zak McLamb
Fiddle: Greg Luck

I’ve waited all my life to find that special someone
Someone I could call my own
Someone to stick by me through good times and bad
No more playing games, I’d never be alone
Someone stole my heart and then he ran away
I gave the best I had to give
I need somebody whose not in it for the taking
Someone who needs me as long as we will live

Chorus: But I can’t, win for losin’
Tired of giving everything sonow I’m giving in
Cause I can’t, win for losin’
I don’t need no one to break my heart again

There’s nothing greater than someone by your side
Under the full moon and stars
But if all they wanna do is cause you pain,
You’re better off alone
Without a broken heart
No matter what I do to try to make love stay
I just can’t seem to win
I’d climb a mountain and swim across the sea
Just to find my heart in pieces once again

Chorus

20 – Poor Old Heart
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Guitar: Kevin Richardson
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Bass: Zak McLamb
Harmony Vocals: Gena Britt, Greg Luck

Don’t expect too much from my poor old heart
You can blame the unforgiven for my scars
You might just be the best that I can find
But I can’t seem…..
To forget the tears I’ve cried

Chorus: I don’t know that I will ever love again
It’s the price that I must pay for all my sins
Time has changed me and left me full of doubt
and my heart may be lost, never to be found

Once upon a time I did believe
In my true love that swept me off my feet
Then the winds of change swept him away
And left me drowning…..
In my pain

Chorus

21 –  When Love Comes Back Again
Written by: Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Donna Hughes: Lead Vocal
Guitar: Kevin Richardson
Fiddle: Greg Luck

Have you ever, felt the sting of a broken heart?
Were you watching, while your whole world fell apart?
Have you wondered, how things might have been?
But aint it funny?
When loves comes back again

Have you mastered,
The art of looking strong?
When you’re dying, but you never let it show
Have you pretended, you’re the best you’ve ever been?
But aint it funny?
When love comes back again

Chorus: All those nights you spent alone
With the moonlight climbing in
Many days of feeling low
Then suddenly, you’re standing tall when love comes back again

Have you ever lost your faith of finding love?
and have you questioned, the reasons from above?
Were you aching, watching strangers holding hands?
But aint it funny?
When you find love again

Chorus

 

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