Music » I'll Stay Me (2007)
  • 1

    All My Friends Say

    I got smoke in my hair
    My clothes thrown everywhere
    Woke up in my rocking chair
    Holding a beer in my hand
    Sporting a neon tan

    My stereo cranked up
    I can't find my truck
    How'd I get home from the club
    Ain't got a clue what went down
    So I started calling around

    And all my friends say
    I started shooting doubles
    When you walked in
    All my friends say
    I went a little crazy
    Seeing you with him
    You know I don't remember a thing
    But they say I sure was raising some cain
    I was a rock star, party hard,
    Getting over you comeback kid
    Yay I must have did
    What all my friends say
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

    I found my billfold
    I cried oh no no
    Good time Charlie got me now I'm broke
    But it was worth acting like a fool
    Yeah girl I must have really showed you

    Cause all my friends say
    I started shooting doubles
    When you walked in
    All my friends say
    I went a little crazy
    Seeing you with him
    You know I don't remember a thing
    But they say I sure was raising some cain
    I was a rock star, party hard,
    Getting over you comeback kid
    Yay I must have did
    What all my friends say
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

    I was Elvis rocking on the bar
    Working the crowd pouring out my heart

    And all my friends say
    I started shooting doubles
    When you walked in
    All my friends say
    I went a little crazy
    Seeing you with him
    You know I don't remember a thing
    But they say I sure was raising some cain
    I was a rock star, party hard,
    Getting over you comeback kid
    Yay I must have did
    What all my friends say
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

  • 2

    Baby's On the Way

    I ain't been doing to right,
    Since I met her last night,
    Some kinda burning breakfast,
    Lost at work state of mind,
    We're meeting here because,
    She mentioned that she loves,
    This kind of sushi, veggie, raw and edgy natural stuff.
    But I'm feeling out of place,
    But baby's on the way.

    I'm just boots and a rusty Chevy,
    My hands are sweating heavy,
    Something she's got got me feeling like this,
    All I gotta do is play it cool,
    And end the night with a kiss,
    Hey, hey, baby's on the way.

    Ain't gonna try those lines,
    Been used so many times,
    Like "when you fell from heaven did it hurt and did you cry?"
    I'm just gonna wear this smile,
    Sit back and talk a while,
    Pull a few questions from my get to know her better file,
    Hey its a real good day,
    Cause baby's on the way.

    I'm just boots in a rusty Chevy,
    My hands are sweating heavy,
    Something she's got got me feeling like this,
    All I gotta do is play it cool,
    And end the night with a kiss,
    Hey, hey, baby's on the way.

    Oh, yeah yeah.

    It's just a simple case of can't wait,
    Gonna be great to see her again,
    Gonna be tough to hide what's inside,
    And in my eyes when she walks in.

    Oh, I'm just boots in a rusty Chevy,
    My hands are sweating heavy,
    Something she's got got me feeling like this,
    All I gotta do is play it cool,
    And end the night with a kiss,
    Hey, hey, baby's on the way.

    Hey, yeah, my baby's on the way.
    Yeah, yeah, baby's on the way.

  • 3

    The Car In Front of Me

    Homecoming parade, you were the queen
    I was riding right behind you with the rest of the team
    Saw my ring on your finger as you waved to the crowd
    I didn't know a second stringer could ever be so proud

    The car in front of me was carrying what i loved more than anything
    My sweetest dream was in the car in front of me

    On Wednesday nights, we'd meet at church
    You'd bring the kids, and I'd come straight from work
    Going home I'd read their lips through the window of your van
    As they sang Jesus loves me, I thought God I'm a lucky man

    The car in front of me was carrying what i loved more than anything
    My sweetest dream was in the car in front of me

    Even after what the doctor said
    You were strong and you believed
    And you held us all together through one more spring

    Their little hands held on to mine
    As we sat in that backseat with tears in our eyes
    A long line of headlights
    Strangers stopped along the road
    No Monday wasn't meant for wearing Sunday clothes

    The car in front of me was carrying what I loved more than anything
    Oh my sweetest dream was in the car in front of me

  • 4

    Pray About Everything

    Time is tight and money's short
    River's up and the weatherman
    He's calling for another storm
    Pressure's on, the margins thin
    Gotta figure out a fix for this awful fix I'm in
    Oh Mama, what am I gonna do
    She said, "Child there's only one thing you can do"

    Don't worry 'bout nothing
    Let it go, see what tomorrow brings
    Don't worry 'bout nothing
    Pray about everything
    Pray about everything

    Love is blind, fate don't care
    Lose your grip
    And your balloons go sailing off into the air
    Oh Mama, what am I gonna do
    She said, "Child,there's only one thing you can do"

    Don't worry 'bout nothing
    Let it go, see what tomorrow brings
    Don't worry 'bout nothing
    Pray about everything
    Pray about everything

    Yeah take a walk, take a breath,oh give it all a rest
    Take a cane pole to the fishing hole and catch a couple fish
    And just like that toss'em back and make a little wish

    Don't worry 'bout nothing
    Let it go, see what tomorrow brings
    Don't worry 'bout it stress about it, fret about it
    Don't worry 'bout nothing
    Let it go, see what tommorrow brings
    Don't worry 'bout nothing
    Pray about everything
    Yeah, pray about everything

  • 5

    We Rode In Trucks

    Down where I was born was heaven on earth.
    The Flint River washes that red Georgia dirt.
    The sun sets slow and the stars shine bright.
    We raised cotton, corn, a little cane, and kids.
    You either lived on a farm or wish you did.
    Jesus always walked close by our side.
    Where I grew up, we rode in trucks.

    There's a lot about life you can learn on a bus,
    How to lie, how to fight, how to kiss, how to cuss.
    The closer we sat to the back, the smarter we got.
    We were poor, we were ugly, we were all best friends.
    Wide-eyed, baptized, and still wantin' to sin.
    Thank God we get more than just one shot.
    Where I grew up, we rode in trucks.

    That's us, haulin' hay in the field with the radio on.
    That's us, headin' straight into town when the work was done.
    In my mind, I can still see us now, ridin' down Buck Island Road.
    It wasn't that long ago.

    We thought tobacco and beer in a can
    Was all it would take to be like our old man.
    But I saw how it made my momma cry.
    It was huntin' and fishin' and football games.
    Then it was girls, and everything changed, in our lives,
    Fallin' in and out of love, we rode in trucks.

    That's us with our tailgates down in the parking lot.
    That's us with mud on our tires when it rained a lot.
    In my mind, I can still see us now, ridin' down Buck Island Road.
    It wasn't that long ago, it's apart of my soul. Yeah.

    Down where I was born, was heaven on earth.
    The Flint River washes that red Georgia dirt.
    The sun sets slow and the stars shine bright.

    Where I grew up, we rode in trucks.
  • 6

    I'll Stay Me

    T-shirt, blue jeans don't like much on TV
    Caviar and a Triscut ain't no redeye gravy on a biscut.
    My deep Southern drawl makes the conversation crawl
    You're gonna have to hang around long enough to hear me out.
    Some folks aren't happy like they are.
    Some wanna take things just a little too far.

    Singers wanna be Hollywood actors
    And millionaires wanna ride old farm tractors
    I am just what I am, I'm just what you see.
    So I'll make it easy, I'll stay me.

    My granny and pawpaw still missing Hee Haw
    I love my little town where the people don't let you down
    There's a girl down the street got a kiss just waitin on me
    Hot dog sweet potato fries when I go over tonight.
    She knows exactly who I am
    A soft touchin' her love loving, hard working man.

    Quarterbacks wanna play lead guitar
    And supermodels want smaller body parts
    Change is good sometimes, but I still believe
    I'm gonna make it easy, I'll stay me.

    I'll stay me, I'm gonna make it easy, I'll stay me.

  • 7

    First Love Song

    Ridin' down the road listenin' to the radio
    You leaned over and you turned it up
    You said, "Baby this is it,
    The one I wanted you to hear.
    Don't it sound just like us?"

    Up 'til then, all I'd ever listened to was
    a little "Sweet Home...," "Tuesday's Gone,"
    and "Working Man Blues."

    This is my first love song
    First time I felt the words
    First time I sang along
    Whenever it comes on
    I just think of you and everything you do
    You're my one, my from-now-on
    My first love song

    Baby I'm not who I was
    You gave me your love and it woke me up,
    made me more aware of somethin' deep inside
    Somethin' that I have,
    A life I want to share
    And I'll rememebr this as long as I live
    Every note, every word, every single kiss

    This is my first love song
    First time I felt the words,
    First time I sang along
    Whenever it comes on,
    I just think of you and everything you do
    You're my one, my from now on...
    My first love song

    Baby...
    This is my first love song
    First time I felt the words
    First time I sang along
    Whenever it comes on
    I just think of you and everything you do
    You're my one, my from-now-on
    My first love song

    Yeah baby
    My first love song

  • 8

    Country Man

    You need hands, rough not soft
    To come and warm you up up in that cold hayloft
    Let me hold you little darling in my big strong arms
    Can't get these kind of muscles anywhere but a farm

    Hey I'm a country man a city boy can't do the things I can
    I can grow my own groceries and salt cure a ham
    Hey baby I'm a country man

    I've got a jeep with camouflage seats
    That way nobody sees us parked back up in these trees
    Your little i-pod loaded down with Hoobastank
    Don't be a tape player hater girl were cruising to Hank

    Hey I'm a country man a city boy can't do the things I can
    I can hot wire your tractor and plow up your land
    Hey baby I'm a country man

    You like the ivy league hum-v tennis sweater type
    But girl I'm here to tell you don't believe the hype

    Hey I'm a country I can wrestle hogs and gators with my two bare hands
    Girl you better move quick I'm in high demand
    Hey baby I'm a country man

    Hey I'm a country man
    huntin me a good ol' country girlfriend
    Why don't you come and join me in my new deer stand
    Hey baby I'm a country man
    Hey baby I'm a country man

  • 9

    Over the River

    There's a bonfire burning.
    Got Bocephus blaring louder than allowed out in our neck of the neighborhood.
    If you wanna see follow me over the river through the woods.

    When the bugs and the beer start biting
    Theres bound to be some friendly fighting
    Usually little Becky Lee winds up jumpin up on somebodys hood
    Don't she dance good?
    Join the crowd gather round
    Over the river through the woods.

    Just follow my tail lights out past the streetlights a left then a hard right
    They're goin all night
    We'll do a little what we want after one long week of doin what we should.
    Over the river and through the woods

    At first I thought she was kiddin when she mentioned skinny dipping.
    She said follow me through the trees yes siree unless I misunderstood.
    We'll splash and splish with the fish over the river and through the woods.

    Thats my beer can next to her beer can next to my work pants up there on dry land.
    We'll do a little what we want after one long week of doin what we should.
    Over the river and through the woods.

    Thats my sore head layin in my truck bed eyes blood shot red hearing what my mamma said.
    But we did a little what we want after one long week of doing what we should.
    over the river and through the woods.

    Over the river and through the woods.

  • 10

    You Make Me Want To

    You make me want to hold you like a hammock on a summer day
    Tell you how Iím gonna take your cares away
    You make me want to
    You make me want to roll down the river and around the bend
    Love you like a story with a happy ending
    You make me want to

    You can blame it on my southern boy ways
    Why Iím always running away
    I donít know if I can ever change
    But you make me want to
    You make me want to

    You make me want to hang up the phone ride across town
    Walk through you door and lay it down
    Kiss you Ďtil you feel the truth
    You make me want to

    You can blame it on my southern boy ways
    Why Iím always running away
    I donít know if I can ever change
    But you make me want to
    You make me want to

    Well I never met a girl like you
    Thatís got me thinking like I do
    To hang up my hat and kick off my boots
    But you make me want to
    You make me want to

    You make me want to
    Baby you make me want to

  • 11

    Tackle Box

    It was two shades of brown, scratched-up plastic.
    It held extra line, lures, hooks, and matches.
    And his last name engraved in black,
    Right there by the handle on the top.
    I'd slide it out of the back of his station wagon.
    Lug it down the bank with my arm draggin'.
    And I could hardly wait for him
    To lift the lid on that tackle box.

    'Cause I'd sail with him across the South Pacific.
    Stand beside him on the bow of that battleship.
    See him kiss the ground and thank the good Lord Jesus.
    And watch him run to Grandma, cryin' on the dock.
    He opened up, every time he opened up
    That old tackle box.

    He'd bait my hook and keep on tellin' stories
    'Bout nickel Cokes, girls, and sandlot glories.
    Pickup trucks and golden fields
    Long before this town knew blacktop.

    I was almost ridin' with him shotgun down those dirt roads
    Takin' turns on a jug of homemade shine
    As he raced his buddies down through Mason Holler
    Fillin' the sky with dust and kicked up rocks
    He opened up, every time he opened up
    That old tackle box.

    He's been gone twenty years tomorrow
    And I'm still holdin' on to one wish
    That God above could let me borrow Grandpa
    For one more afternoon and one more fish.

    And I'd sail with him across the South Pacific.
    Stand beside him on the bow of that battleship.
    See him kiss the ground and thank the good Lord Jesus.
    And watch him run to Grandma, cryin' on the dock.
    He'd open up, every time he opened up
    That old tackle box.

    Everything he loved he kept locked up in that old tackle box.

    It was two shades of brown scratched up plastic.