What Makes You Country (2017)

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    What Makes You Country

    People talkin bout what is and what ain't country
    What gives them the right to wear a pair of beat up boots
    Is it the size of your tires and your fires or your wild ass buddies
    Give me a minute let me hit ya with some smalltown truth

    You can be a cowboy on a texas plain
    Or a plowboy waitin on the rain
    We're all a little different, but we're all the same
    Everybody doin their own thing

    CHORUS
    I got my dirt road cred back when I was twelve
    On a no cab tractor haulin them bails
    Backin in boats, runnin limb lines
    Workin bird dogs thru the Georgia pines
    Step side covered down in peanut dust
    Fridaynight spotlightin' that was us
    Might not have been you, but I can't judge
    Just be proud of what makes you country

    Does it run in your blood did it come from your daddy and mama
    Were you converted by an Alabama song on the radio, that feels so right
    Did you lock eyes with a little green eyed girl From Jackson
    Tell me what got ya, I just gotta know

    CHORUS 2
    Me I got mySundaylearnin in a live oak church
    Silver queen corn in the backyard dirt
    Waitin for the fall to finally come along
    So I can grab my gun and get my outside on
    Step side covered down in peanut dusty
    Fridaynight spotlightin' that was us
    Might not have been you, but I can't judge
    Just be proud of what makes you country

    REPEAT CHORUSy
    Might be from a city or a little farm towny
    Whatever kinda square that you drove around
    Do you wear it on your sleeve, do you keep it deep down
    You know you've gotta let it out

    REPEAT CHORUS 1
    Whatever makes you country
    You do your kind of kinda country
    They doing their kinda country
    I do my kinda country
    Whatever makes us country

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    Out Of Nowhere

    It's just a regular Saturday night in the summer Same guys and girls and the same stars way up in the sky It's like the music stopped playin’ when I saw your body Did you come here with someone or come here to party tonight

    Chorus: My little out, out of nowhere girl Where you been all my life Where you been tryin’ to hide It's like you come, come from another world Fell right out of the sky And landed right here tonight Do you wanna dance with me Anywhere you gotta be Do you wanna go somewhere My little out of nowhere girl

    Out of nowhere girl

    Girl are you lost, are you just here in town for the weekend All of my life I've been here, never seen you before If you need someone to show you around girl, I've got you I gotta know you and hold you, I don't wanna leave here alone anymore

    Repeat Chorus

    I just wanna talk to you Tell me whatcha wanna do Yeah, we gotta go somewhere My little out of nowhere girl Yeah, yeah, yeah

    We could go anywhere you want Baby I got you, you know I got you When you walked in this place, you turned it up Right when I saw you, baby I saw you

    Repeat Chorus

    I just wanna talk to you Tell me whatcha wanna do Yeah, we gotta go somewhere My little out of nowhere girl Out of nowhere girl My out of nowhere girl Out of nowhere girl

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    Light It Up

    I OPEN MY EYES
    REACH FOR THE PHONE
    NOT A WORD FROM YOU BABY

    IT DON'T LEAVE MY SIGHT
    SINCE WE HAD THAT FIGHT
    CAN'T REMEMBER BUT MAYBE I BLEW YOU UP

    IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AGAIN'
    YOU WE'RE DRINKING WITH YOUR FRIENDS
    YOU IGNORED IT BUT YOU GOT IT

    I GET SO NEUROTIC ABOUT IT BABY
    CAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE READING YOUR PHONE
    I CAN'T HELP FROM GOING CRAZY
    THINKING YOU MIGHT NOT BE ALL ALONE

    I WAKE UP
    I CHECK IT
    I SHOWER
    AND I CHECK IT
    I FEEL THE BUZZ IN MY TRUCK
    AND I ALMOST WRECK IT

    I ALWAYS GOT IT ON ME
    JUST IN CASE YOU WANT ME
    SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MY LOVE
    THEN LIGHT IT UP

    EVERY TIME I UNLOCK MY SCREEN
    I HOPE I SEE
    ONE OF THEM RED LIPSTICK I MISS YOU PICTURES

    I'M ON YOUR CLOCK
    YOU'RE IN CONTROL
    YOU WANT ME NOW BABY GO FIGURE
    MY WORLD'S AT THE TIPS OF YOUR FINGERS

    I GET SO NEUROTIC ABOUT IT BABY
    CAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE READING YOUR PHONE
    I CAN'T HELP FROM GOING CRAZY
    THINKING YOU MIGHT NOT BE ALL ALONE

    I WAKE UP
    I CHECK IT
    I SHOWER
    THEN I CHECK IT
    I FEEL THE BUZZ IN MY TRUCK
    AND I ALMOST WRECK IT

    I ALWAYS GOT IT ON ME
    JUST IN CASE YOU WANT ME
    SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MY LOVE
    THEN LIGHT IT UP

    YEAH BABY LIGHT IT UP

    I GO TO SLEEP
    I CHECK IT
    IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
    I CHECK IT
    I FEEL THE BUZZ IN MY BED
    AND I DON'T GET NO REST

    I ALWAYS GOT IT ON ME
    JUST IN CASE YOU WANT ME
    SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MY LOVE
    THEN LIGHT IT UP

    YEAH BABY LIGHT IT UP

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    Most People Are Good

    I believe kids oughta stay kids As long as they can Turn off the screen, go climb a tree Get dirt on their hands

    I believe we gotta forgive And make amends ‘Cause nobody gets a second chance To make new old friends

    I believe in working hard For what you’ve got Even if it don’t add up To a hell of a lot

    Chorus: I believe most people are good And most mama’s oughta qualify for sainthood I believe most Friday nights Look better under neon or stadium lights I believe you love who you love Ain’t nothing you should ever be ashamed of I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks I believe most people are good

    I believe them streets of gold Are worth the work But I’d still wanna go Even if they were paved in dirt

    I believe that youth is spent Well on the young ‘Cause wisdom in your teens Would be a lot less fun

    I believe if you just go By the nightly news Your faith in all mankind Would be the first thing you lose

    Repeat Chorus I believe that days go slow And years go fast And every breath’s a gift The first one to the last

    Repeat Chorus

    I believe most people are good I believe most people are good

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    Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset

    Your daddy had a lake house He had me paint it that summer sophomore year Said I could stay for free, a couple buddies, a couple weeks You rolled in in a little red Honda and headed straight for the pier Tank-top and cut-off jeans, little PacSun underneath Who knew it was ‘bout to be

    Chorus: Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat Moonlight, all night, crashin’ into me Nothin'll ever be easy as you and me Tangled up and nowhere to be Just sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat

    Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat

    I turned those shutters the color of your eyes ‘til the day turned into night And took turns with a jar, turned that boat dock into a bar And then we passed the guitar around the fire to each other And watched all of our friends pair off with one another We fell like the stars we were under And everybody knew that that was our summer

    Repeat Chorus

    Whoa, we set July on fire Whoa, yeah girl, you and I were Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat

    Repeat Chorus

    Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat

    Whoa, we set July on fire Whoa, yeah girl, you and I were Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat

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    Bad Lovers

    Sun coming up through the blinds on your pretty face
    I’m just laying in these tangled sheets watching you walk away
    We’ve been deep in love, all messed up
    And everything in between
    From fly to fall, we tried it all
    Girl, we’ve been a lotta things

    Chorus:
    But baby, we ain’t never been
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Bad lovers
    Love, we can laugh it off
    We both know we’re better off under covers
    Yeah, we might not string all the good times together
    But one things certain, not one time never, no
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Bad lovers

    Not one-time baby

    Weatherman calling for rain on Saturday
    Girl what you got going on, your place or my place
    When it’s tapping on the roof, there ain’t nothing like you
    Doing what you do to me
    When the lightning hits, I’ll be kissing on your lips Girl the rest is history

    Repeat Chorus

    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Bad lovers
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Bad lovers
    Love, we can laugh it off
    We both know we better off under covers
    Yeah, we might not string all the good times together
    But one things certain, not one time never, no
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    We ain’t ever been
    Bad lovers
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Baby, we ain’t never been
    Bad lovers
    No, no, no

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    Drinking Again

    It’s 5 o’clock so we’re drinking again
    Wearing flip-flops so we’re drinking again
    There’s a jukebox so we’re drinking again
    We’re all drinking again
    The sun’s out so we’re drinking again
    Somebody bought a round so we’re drinking again
    We’re all here and we got cold beer
    We’re all drinking again

    Chorus:
    We’ll be laughin’ and lovin’
    High-fivin’ and huggin’
    Pop-toppin’, long neckin’, honky-tonk friends
    We’re all drinking again

    The bartender’s pretty so we’re drinking again
    Thinkin’ kinda dirty so we’re drinking again
    It’s past beer thirty so we’re drinking again
    We’re all drinking again

    Just got paid so we’re drinking again
    Here comes a shot tray so we’re drinking again
    Gotta ride home and the bar ain’t closed
    So, we’re all drinking again

    Repeat Chorus

    Our team’s playin’ so we’re drinking again
    Cars are racin’ so we’re drinking again
    I guess we’re stayin’ so we’re drinking again
    We’re all drinking again

    It’s two-for-one so we’re drinking again
    It sure is fun so we’re drinking again
    The girl’s are friendly and this one’s empty
    So, we’re all drinking again

    Repeat Chorus

    Yeah, we’re all drinking again
    How ‘bout another one
    We’re all drinking again

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    Land Of A Million Songs

    You don’t know why, you can’t make it stop
    You were hooked with your daddy’s hand me down flattop
    The first time that you made your first love cry
    And the words you wrote were running from her eyes
    Down on the paper, made you feel so alive
    So you packed up your pickup and crossed that Tennessee line

    You’re always searching for a little something different to say
    In the Bible, from a woman or standing on the stage
    You get told you fit in, you get told you don’t belong
    You drink too much in a smoky little bar downtown
    Stumble home when it’s time to throw in the towel
    Wake up in the morning, look out and the sunlight hurts
    Find your old guitar, write down another verse
    In the land of a million songs

    Everybody’s got a story that needs to be sold
    And they pray someday they’ll hang a little gold
    And ride back to their hometown with their head held high
    On any given day, there’s a dream, there’s a chance
    That lightning’ll strike at the end of the pen
    And all the leaving and losing will all be worth the fight

    So, you’re always searching for a little something different to say
    In the bible, from a woman or standing on the stage
    You get told you fit in, you get told you don’t belong
    You take that loading dock job just to pay the rent
    You learn a few things from them hard working men
    You listen to ‘em laugh and you listen to ‘em curse
    You find your old guitar and write down another verse
    In the land of a million songs

    Some will come and some will go
    If you don’t lay it all out there, you’ll never know

    You’re always searching for a little something different to say
    In the bible, from a woman or standing on the stage
    You get told you fit in, you get told boy, you don’t belong
    You drink too much in a smoky little bar downtown
    Stumble home when it’s time to throw in the towel
    Wake up in the morning, look out and the sunlight hurts
    You find that old guitar and write down another verse
    In the land of a million songs
    In the land of a million songs

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    Like You Say You Do

    I watch you tell everyone that she is your only one
    But I see the other side, know all the things you try to hide
    Man, you put you up a real good front
    You thinking you’ve got everyone
    But you ain’t got me fooled, I see right through

    Chorus:
    If you love her like you say you do
    Then why don’t you love her like you say you do
    ‘Cause I wanna love her like you say you do
    If you ain’t gonna treat her right
    Then don’t make her lie awake another night
    Waitin’ on another dream that just ain’t comin’ true
    If you ain’t gonna love her like you say you do
    Then I wanna love her like you say you do

    It could go as simple as you walk away
    There ain’t too much you even gotta say
    You don’t have to hurt her anymore, it’s just the turning of the door
    And don’t you worry ‘bout being gone
    ‘Cause she won’t want for nothing too long
    ‘Cause I see what you couldn’t see
    And I wanna be what you wouldn’t be

    Repeat Chorus

    If you ain’t gonna treat her right
    Then don’t make her lie awake another night
    Waitin’ on another dream that ain’t comin’ true
    If you ain’t gonna love her like you say you do
    Then I wanna love her like you say you do
    No, no, no
    If you ain’t gonna love her like you say you do
    Then I wanna love her like you say you do

    I wanna love her
    I wanna love her
    I wanna love her
    Like you say you do

    I wanna love her
    I wanna love her
    Like you say you do

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    Hooked On It

    First time I tied a plastic worm on
    And felt ‘em on the other end
    It was get the net, get him in the boat
    Yeah buddy, I was hooked on it

    First time I heard Chattahoochee
    On the speakers of my radio
    I was topping off the tank of my old two-tone
    And I was hooked on it

    Chorus:
    Hooked on the feeling of the summer in the south
    Hooked on the dust flying up from a plow
    Hooked on them blue eyes, hair falling down
    Hooked on her then still hooked on her now
    So many things where I grew up
    Once you get a little, you can’t get enough
    This small-town life runs through my blood
    And I’m hooked on it

    First time I got that Gulf Coast white sugar sand on my feet
    Saw the sunshine dancing on that clear blue water
    I was hooked on it
    First time I pulled me a longneck bottle from the bottom of a bucket of ice
    As soon as that cold beer hit my lips
    I was hooked on it

    Repeat Chorus

    Like a Friday payday, honky-tonk buzz
    I gotta have a little more of it just because
    I keep coming back to the good stuff
    ‘Cause I’m hooked on it

    Repeat Chorus

    Yeah, I’m hooked on it
    I’m hooked on it

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    She's A Hot One

    Running kinda late, got her makeup half on
    Touch it up, good enough, aw whatever
    All her girlfriends waiting outside on her
    They’ve been blowing up her phone
    Girl come on, get yourself together
    Got her hands up, she’s so ready with a driver on the way
    Skips the damn line, she ain’t even gotta pay

    Chorus:
    She starts feeling the buzz about shot one
    Hips starts swaying when the DJ drops one
    She’s an against the law, a call the cops one
    Yeah, she might be a mess but she’s a hot one
    With them little jeans and white tee, she might
    Rev up an ol’ boys heart or even stop one
    Putting on a show tonight, letting go tonight
    She might be a mess, but she’s a hot one

    She’s dancing like every guy in here ain’t watching her
    Do her thing, make it rain, got ta mighty
    She’s breaking necks, got ‘em spilling beer
    Putting that bartender through a year or two of junior college
    She’s ‘bout to get them Dolce Vita’s on the bar
    It’s all but all over the minute she starts

    Repeat Chorus

    Like the summer heat where she comes from
    She’s burning me down, just look at her now
    Just look at her now

    Repeat Chorus

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    Hungover In A Hotel Room

    Hungover in a hotel room
    Cell phone’s dead
    You’re stretched out next to me
    Lost somewhere in a dark whiskey dream

    Hungover in a hotel room
    Call the concierge
    Two Bloody Mary’s and some cigarettes
    So, you can wake up to breakfast in bed
    Hear your voice in my head

    Chorus:
    Hey, when you gonna come pick me up
    You always say, we’re gonna burn it down
    If you wanna baby, call me back
    Call me back, maybe we can hang out

    Then it was room 704, hang a sign on the door
    Gucci falling on the floor with the lights down low
    Dancing in the dark, body killing me, throwing off sparks
    Lay it back, baby anything goes
    Spent the whole night, last night all messed up
    Making love
    Girl, I swear, I never felt this good waking up
    Hungover in a hotel room

    Slide the curtains back
    Light up the morning on the balcony
    Look at you stirring in the shadows and sheets
    Last night on repeat

    Repeat Chorus

    There’s that smile
    Driving me wild
    Call the front desk
    Late check out request
    No better yet
    Book it for another night

    Room 704, hang a sign on the door
    Gucci falling on the floor with the lights down low
    Dancing in the dark, body killing me, throwing off sparks
    Lay it back, baby anything goes
    Spent the whole night, last night all messed up
    Making love
    Girl, I swear, I never felt this good waking up
    Hungover in a hotel room

    Hungover in a hotel room

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    Pick It Up

    I put a fishing rod by your bed, right next to a Bible
    I leaned a guitar in the corner of your room with some Milsap on vinyl
    I figured the best thing I could do was put a thing or two
    That it wouldn’t hurt to have in your way on your path

    Hoping you might pick it up one day
    And you might learn a couple pretty cool things that I love to do
    Then you can take it and spin it and fit it to you
    I don’t know what you’re gonna be
    But I hope you smile when you think of me
    ‘Cause I helped make you
    But I didn’t ever try to make you pick it up
    You just pick it up, pick it up

    Early to rise, heading to work, open a door for a stranger
    Yes sir, yes ma’am, red dirt on my hands
    Showing you the best way I can

    So, you might pick it up one day
    And you might learn a couple pretty cool things that I love to do
    Then you can take it and spin it and fit it to you
    I don’t know what you’re gonna be
    But I hope you smile when you think of me
    ‘Cause I helped make you
    But I didn’t ever try to make you pick it up
    Yeah, you just pick it up

    Dancing and kissing your momma in the kitchen
    Treating her like a princess

    Hoping you might pick it up one day
    Hoping you might learn a couple pretty cool things that I love to do
    Then you can take it and spin it and fit it to you
    I don’t know what you’re gonna be
    But I hope you smile when you think of me
    ‘Cause I helped make you
    But I didn’t ever try to make you pick it up
    Yeah, you just pick it up, pick it up
    You just pick it, pick it up, yeah
    I hope you pick it up
    You just pick it up

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    Driving This Thing

    I know this town like the back of my hand
    Every back road, every turn row, baby where you wanna go
    Get you there with my eyes closed
    Just pick the spot, say the word, baby what you got
    It might be my Chevrolet but tonight you’re calling the shots

    Chorus:
    We can go uptown, show out, spend every dime in my pocket
    We can hit the outskirts, red dirt, riding these roads like a rocket
    You can be my freeway DJ, just tell me where to point these lights
    Yeah, I might be the one behind the wheel
    But you’re driving this thing tonight
    You’re driving this thing tonight

    Been waiting all day just to see what you got on
    Is it your high heels, your blue jeans, maybe that red dress
    Or climbing up in your bare feet
    I’ll put the pedal down but baby you got the keys

    Repeat Chorus

    You’re driving this thing tonight

    Just pick the spot, say the word, baby what you got
    It might be my Chevrolet but tonight you’re calling the shots

    Repeat Chorus

    You’re driving this thing tonight
    You’re driving this thing tonight

    Just pick the spot, say the word, baby what you got
    It might be my Chevrolet but tonight you’re calling the shots

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    Win Life

    Ain't tryin' to be a hero
    Just tryin' to cash a paycheck
    ‘Til the clock hits zero
    Make the most of these days left
    Found a few shortcuts
    Picked up a couple secrets
    Don't have it figured out yet
    But I’ve learned the hard way

    It’s more drunk in love than habits kicked
    More miracles than magic tricks
    More green grass grows than green on dollar bills
    More babies raised than raisin' hell
    More get back up's than times you fell
    Well I don't know it all, hey but I know how it feels
    To be the guy that's tryin' to come back from behind
    Just tryin' to win life

    Been in a couple scrapes
    I barely got out of
    Got a couple scars
    I kinda ain't proud of
    But you can't be afraid to drive
    ‘Til the gas tank’s empty
    And if your glass is half full
    You better make damn sure it's whiskey

    And be more drunk in love than habits kicked
    More miracles than magic tricks
    More green grass grows than green on dollar bills
    More babies raised than raisin' hell
    More get back up's than times you fell
    Well, I don't know it all, hey but I know how it feels
    To be the guy that's tryin' to come back from behind
    Watchin’ those numbers on the scoreboard clock unwind
    Still tryin' to win life

    But if you lose yourself in someone else
    Then maybe you don't lose it all

    Just be more drunk in love than habits kicked
    More miracles than magic tricks
    More green grass grows than green on dollar bills
    More babies raised than raisin' hell
    More get back up's than times you fell
    Well I don't know it all, hey but I know how it feels
    To be the guy that's tryin' to come back from behind
    And that Hail Mary’s comin' down on the five yard line
    And I’m tryin' to win life
    Just tryin’ to win life
    I’ll be tryin’ to win life