Donna Hughes | Wedding Songs

weddingsongs-cover-donnahughesWedding Songs by Donna Hughes

Recorded at Hilltop Studios, Nashville & Riverside Audio, Mount Gilead, NC

Produced by Donna Hughes

Running Dog Records

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Track listing:

1. I Wanna Grow Old With You 3:58
2. Waiting – Piano/Cello/Violin Version 3:50
3. If I Had You 3:40
4. Waiting – Acoustic Country Version 3:41
5. The Way I Am 2:16
6. Never Been This Close To Heaven 3:31
7. Love 3:48
8. Fools Rush In 3:32
9. Love Me 2:59
10. I Love To Be With You 3:15
11. Easy To Love 2:09
12. Never Let You Go 2:27

01  I Wanna Grow Old With You 3:58
Written by Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing
Guitars: Greg Luck, Jason Burleson
Fiddle: Greg Luck
Mandolin: Jason Burleson
Harmony Vocals: Emily Hatley, Greg Luck

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

02  Waiting – Piano/Strings 3:50
Written by Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing
Piano: Donna Hughes
Cello: John Catchings
Violin, harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Bass Violin: Mark Fain

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

03   If I Had You 3:40
Written by Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing
Guitars: Brian Stephens, Joel Keys
Mandolin: Adam Steffey
Bass: Barry Bales
Violin: Jenee Fleenor

If I were blind and lost my way
If I were dying here today
I know that I could make it through
If I had you

If I had nothing in this world
If sickness came and there was no cure
I wouldn’t have a thing to lose
If I had you

The things of the world will pass away
Love comes and goes like the rain
But you are more than just another love
When we are old and gray
Fading & withering away
I would love you more every day
If I had you

If there were no streets or roads
If I never found my way back home
I’m never lost, and never blue
If I have you

If I were stranded on the sea
Storms were raging & tossing me
I’d have something to hold onto
If I had you

The things of the earth will pass away
Love comes and goes like the rain
But you are more than just another love
When we are old and gray
Fading & withering away
I would love you more every day
If I had you

04 Waiting – Acoustic Country Version 3:41
Written by Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing
Guitars: Lucas White, Tim Stafford
Fiddle, harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Bass: Zak McLamb
Dobro: Rob Ickes

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

05  The Way I Am 2:16
Written By Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI
Guitars: Lucas White, Tim Stafford
Fiddle, harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Bass: Zak McLamb
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Banjo: Scott Vestal
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

06  Never Been This Close To Heaven 3:31
Written By Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI
Guitar: Joel Keys
The moon is full…The leaves are falling
My heart is burning, like a flame
The air is cold….The stars are shining
I must be dreaming, as you touch my face

I’ve never been this close to Heaven
And my feet can’t touch the ground
Your love defines me like words cannot explain
I’ve never been this close to Heaven

Hand in hand….My heart is melting
I’ve never found this before
All my life, I’ve been waiting
You are standing, at my door

I’ve never been this close to Heaven
And my feet can’t touch the ground
Your love defines me like words cannot explain
I’ve never been this close to Heaven

We’re moving closer, hearts on fire
Feels like I’m flying, in the sky
The world stands still…I light a candle
The light is moving, in your eyes

I’ve never been this close to Heaven
And my feet won’t touch the ground
Your love defines me like words cannot explain
I’ve never been this close……………………….I’ve never been this close to Heaven

07  Love 3:48
Written By Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI
Guitars: Lucas White, Tim Stafford
Fiddle, harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Bass: Zak McLamb
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Banjo: Scott Vestal
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

08  Fools Rush In 3:32
Written by Johnny Mercer & Rube Bloom
Warner/Chappell Music
Piano: Donna Hughes
Cello: John Catchings
Violin, Harmony Vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Bass Violin: Mark Fain
Verse 1: Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I cant help falling in love with you

Verse 2: Shall I stay
Would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you

Chorus 1: Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Darlin so it goes, some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help fallin in love with you…

Break

Chorus 2: Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Darlin so it goes, some things are meant to be
Take my hand take my whole life too
For I cant help falling in love with you
I can’t help
I can’t help
I can’t help falling in love
With you

09  Love Me 2:59
Written By Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI
Piano: Donna Hughes
Cello: John Catchings
Violin, Harmony Vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Bass Violin: Mark Fain
Verse 1: I don’t care what you have or don’t have
I don’t care, what you did in the past
This love is perfect, this love is true
Millions of people, millions of miles,
And I chose you

Verse 2: I don’t care,
If you live like a king
I don’t need, material things
Just give me your heart, give me your time
And just love me

Chorus 2: Just love me tonight
With feelings you can’t fight
We won’t live forever
Just surrender, your heart
And just love me

Verse 3: If I had you, that’s all I’d ever need
Don’t be scared, don’t fight the way you feel
It can’t be wrong, only right
No more long, and lonely nights
Just love me

Verse 4: Take my hand
Don’t ever let it go
Take me away
To places I don’t know
How can I
Make you stay
Please don’t run
Don’t be afraid
And just love me

Chorus 2: Just love me tonight
With feelings you can’t fight
We won’t live forever
Just surrender, your heart
Tag: Just give me, your heart
And just love me

10  I Love To Be With You 3:15
Written By Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI
Guitars: Lucas White, Tim Stafford
Fiddle, harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Bass: Zak McLamb
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Banjo: Scott Vestal
I Love To Be With You – B

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 being 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 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 being used
You make me feel brand new
That’s why I love to be with you

11  Easy To Love 2:09
Written By Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI
Guitars: Lucas White, Tim Stafford
Fiddle, harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Bass: Zak McLamb
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Mandolin: Cory Piatt
Banjo: Scott Vestal
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

12   Never Let You Go 2:27
Written By Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI
Piano: Donna Hughes
I don’t know what makes the rain
Or what’s inside the moon
Why do kids grow up so fast
And why can’t things stay new

I don’t know why leaves must fall
And why the snow’s so cold
But I know that I need you
And I’ll never let you go

I don’t know why the earth is round
Or why the sky is blue
Some things I’ll never know
But I know I’ll never let you go

How do birds find their way
Do they say goodbye
Why do good folks die alone
Will the stars come out tonight

I don’t know why life’s so short
And why friends come and go
The way I feel about you now
Is all I really know

I don’t know why the earth is round
Or why the sky is blue
Some things I’ll never know
But I know I’ll never let you go

Bridge:
Yesterday is gone
Tomorrow may not come
Today is all we have, so I’m gonna, I’m gonna hold on

I don’t know why the earth is round
Or why the sky is blue
Some things I’ll never know
But I know I’ll never let you go
Yes I know I’ll never let you go

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