Anderson East Only You

Baby, I’m burning, yearning inside

I can’t get you off my mind

I got a fever, 110

You’re my only, only medicine

Only you (shoobie-doo bah doo)

Only you (shoobie-doo bah doo)

Baby, I want you

Only you will do

I’m dying without you near

I can’t live without you, dear

I’m going crazy, baby, it’s true

I want you; only you will do

Only you (shoobie-doo bah doo)

Only you (shoobie-doo bah doo)

Baby, I want you

Only you will do

(Sha la la la)

I’ve been waiting for so long, whoa whoa whoa whoa

I’ve grown tired of feeling like I’m in this world all alone

Only you (shoobie-doo bah doo)

Only you (shoobie-doo bah doo)

Baby, I want you

Only you will do

Only you (shoobie-doo bah doo)

Only you (shoobie-doo bah doo)

Baby, I want you

Only you will do

Baby, I want you

Only you will do

Anderson East Early October

Late night

early friday morning

the sun’s gonna be here soon.

Cold september

seasons are changing

and dawn is running straight through.

Counting down the hours,

glory days fading and

maybe now change could do her good.

Cause now my words seem to be falling a little deeper

than the way I use to keep them

and October is right outside my door.

She stands outside

with a suitcase under her arm

says she’s going up to Boston for the fall

Says she gonna be famous

while she stands beside a lamp post

just waiting for her bus to run.

She stands under her umbrella

just hiding from the weather

that could tear her world into.

Cause now my words seem to be falling a little deeper

than the way I use to keep them

and October is right outside my door

Anderson East Find ‘Em, Fool ‘Em And Forget ‘Em

People, let me tell you ’bout my father

He was known as the meanest, baddest lovemaker in town

He had a reputation of getting ’round all the women

For breaking their hearts, and leaving ’em all crying

And he told me “son, let me give you some advice

Gotta remember this for the rest of your life”

He told me to find ’em, fool ’em, and forget ’em

Remember the fullest

Find ’em, fool ’em, and forget ’em, yeah

I didn’t listen to what my father told me

Already gave, gave my heart to you, girl

You walked on it and misused it

Finally broke my heart in two

The way you treated me, wouldn’t even treat a dog

Didn’t even show, show me no mercy at all

I wish I had found you, fooled you, and forgot you

Like my father said

I wish I had found you, fooled you, and forgot you, yeah

I wish I had found you, fooled you, and forgot you, yeah yeah

I wish I had found you, fooled you, and forgot you, yeah

Anderson East Learning

I remember growing up

Riding shotgun in my daddy’s truck

He let me take the wheel every now and then

And I was learning – to be a man

We drive down to the Wilsons pond

With rods and reels and little George Jones

And he made a cast and let me pull them in

And I was learning – learning to be a man

It takes a man, to teach a man

I thank the boy for his guiding hand

And I’m learning – Learning to be a man

And I left home when I was 17

Headed up north to Tennessee

He said boy, your nothing if I drink

Now I understand

I was learning to be a man

It takes a man, to teach a man

I thank the lord for his guiding hand

And I’m learning – Learning to be a man

With every passing day I find a way but I’m still getting old

Got to fix it when its broken or when its time to fold but

Loving aint ever wrong

And it takes a man, to teach a man

I thank the lord for his guiding hand

And I’m learning – Learning to be a man

Him and mum started falling apart

She left him with a hole in his heart

He said son, someday you’ll understand

You’ll be learning like I’m learning

Yes I’m learning like he’s learning

To be a man

Anderson East Say Anything

I wait for you to say the words I want to be true

But you don’t say anything, do you?

Let it all come out. Restless heart, lazy mouth.

But you don’t say anything, do you?

I would wait all my days to hear the words I need you to say

To keep me hanging on and not walking away

But you don’t say anything, do you?

Felt so wrong, held my tongue over long distance phones.

Now I’m not holding anything back from you.

I would wait all my days to hear the words I need you to say

To keep me hanging on and not walking away

But you don’t say anything, do you?

I can’t wait another day to say the words I always wanted say

And darling, I pray you feel the same way

All I want to say is I love you

All I want to say… All I want to say is I love you.

Anderson East What A Woman Wants To Hear

Calico quilt and muscadine wine

Silver moon, candle lights

Pretty little girl, come here

I want to tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

From hello you had my heart

And it was over from the start

Gonna lay you down, make it clear

I’ll tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

You really turn my head in that cotton-red sundress

Sitting cross-legged, bitching ’bout your ex

You turned me on, when they called last call

You said, “Let’s get out of here.”

Little girl, I’ll make it clear

I’ll tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

Wanna talk about tomorrow like it’s a real thing

See you when I come to town next spring

Whisper nothings in your ear

I’ll tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

You really turn my head in that cotton-red sundress

Sitting cross-legged, bitching ’bout your ex

You turned me on when they called last call

You said, “Let’s get out of here.”

Pretty little girl, I’ll make it clear

I’ll tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

I’ll tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

You really turn my head in that cotton-red sundress

Sitting cross-legged, bitching ’bout your ex

You turned me on, when they called last call

You said, “Let’s get out of here.”

Pretty little girl, I’ll make it clear

I’ll tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

I’ll tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

I’ll tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman—tell you what a woman wants to hear

Anderson East Keep The Fire Burning

I used to wake up, watch you while you were sleeping

You’d open up your eyes like you knew what I was thinking

You thought my arms were strong, right where you belonged

How could so right, baby, end up so wrong?

Cause it’s hard to keep the fire burning

It’s hard to keep the flame alive

It’s hard to heal the hurting

Just can’t keep the fire burning

Do you remember the weekend by the ocean?

We were invisible in midnight locomotion

The tide is rolling in, it’s time to sink or swim

Do you think we could ever strike another match again

Cause it’s hard to keep the fire burning

It’s hard to keep the flame alive

It’s hard to heal the hurting

Just can’t keep that fire burning

Oh, and it’s hard to heal the hurt

Just can’t keep the fire burning

It’s hard to keep the fire burning

It’s hard to keep the flame alive

Oh, and it’s hard to heal the hurting

When you can’t keep the fire burning

Oh, it’s hard to heal the hurting

Just can’t keep the fire burning

And it’s hard to heal the hurting

When you just can’t keep the fire burning

Anderson East What Would It Take

What would it take

To make you love me?

What would it take

To make you love me?

Would it take flowers

Red roses from vines

Would it take diamonds

To let you know you’re mine

Well, I’ll take you dancing

Sweep you off your feet

What do you need

To know you’re the only one, one for me

And what would it take

To make you love me?

What would it take

To make you love me?

What words can I say?

Tell me, what can I do?

Know that I am

And I’ll give it to you

I could make you smile

Give you all your dreams

And I’d give everything

To make you love me

Oh, and

What would it take

To make you love me?

And what would it take

To make you love me?

Oh, what would it take?

What would it take?

It take

To make you love me?

Oh, and

What would it take

To make you love me?

And what would it take

To make you love me?

Anderson East Quit You

I can’t quit you

Lord knows I’ve tried to

And I can’t forget you

But I’m dying inside to

And my heart can’t say goodbye

Like the blue can’t eat the sky

Honey, I can’t quit you

I, I knew that I was good as done

There was something in your eye

that told me I should turn and run

But I can’t quit you

Lord knows I tried to

I can’t forget you

But I’m dying inside to

Cause it might sound insane

Can’t get off your train

Honey, I can’t quit you

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep

I walk around, honey, dead on my feet

So if you’re wondering, here’s my prediction

There ain’t no remedy for my affliction

I can’t quit you

Lord knows I’ve tried to

I can’t forget you

But I’m dying inside to

But you’re my favorite high

Til the day I die

I can’t quit you

No, I can’t quit you

I can’t quit you

I can’t quit you

Anderson East Lying In Her Arms

The clouds hung lower than they should be

Scraping the tops of the trees

The sun pierced through and the flowers are in bloom

It makes no difference to me

Meal’s cold and I was waiting for you to warm up

Thought I saw fire everywhere

She came along, not mistaking what I saw

Now we’re smoke in the air

‘Cause you were the only one I was holding

And I was holding her close

You were the only one I was thinking of

Lying in her arms

Throwing away our love

She was young, she was new, and that’s what I wanted

New eyes that shine back at me

But the warmth wore off, and Lord I was left with the thoughts

What I did, I couldn’t change

‘Cause you were the only one I was holding

And I was holding her close

You were the only one I was thinking of

Lying in her arms

Throwing away our love

Our love

You were the only one I was holding

And I was holding her close

You were the only one I was thinking of

Lying in her arms

Throwing away our love

Our love

Our love