Chely Wright Single White Female

I know that every morning you go thumbing

Through the personal want ads

You grab the latest copy, a cup of coffee

And settle in for a good laugh

I’ve been trying to catch your eye but I’m so shy

I’m hoping and praying that

Today’s edition is gonna catch your attention

‘Cause there’s a

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Single white female

Looking for that special lover

To put it in a nutshell

A one women man who doesn’t want no other

Oh, you never can tell

She just might be your dream come true

A single white female

Is looking for a man like you

Yeah, I’m a little nervous I’m not sure if I shoulda put it in writing

It might have been a little reckless, a little desperate

But I think I did the right thing

I couldn’t go on living keep it hidden

So I’m telling you everything

It’s my confession I hope you get the message

There’s a

[Repeat chorus]

It’s my confession I hope you get the message

[Repeat chorus]

Looking for a man like you

Looking for a man like you

Chely Wright Is It Love Yet?

It’s been a long time comin’

I’ve been alone so long

My heart is doin’ somethin’

Can’t put my finger on

I feel it when you touch me

I see it in your eyes

I get the feelin’ we’re fallin’

Fallin’ side by side

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Is it love yet

Is it real

‘Cause ya know I love the way you make me feel

Oh we took our chance

We took our time

And if it’s love boy I won’t mind

I’ll take all I can get

Is it love yet

My mamma always told me

You’ll know when love is true

Sometimes when you’re not lookin’

It’s sneakin’ up on you

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Chely Wright Sea Of Cowboy Hats

I’m not afraid of growing old

Or dying young or never finding someone

And I’m not scared of the great unknown

Or being alone when it’s all said and done

I’m braver than I used to be

But there’s still some things in life that terrify me

What about a phone call in the middle of the night

You whispering so she can’t overhear you telling me

You still want me desperately

What about a knock on the door at 3 AM

Don’t have to hear your voice

To know you’ve been drinking

What if my hand opens the door and lets you in

Oh no what if I can’t say no again

I drive right by that old restaurant

The one we used to haunt

Without turning my head

And I don’t think twice about killing the lights

Yeah I sleep through the nights

Without you in my bed

And knowing I don’t need you here

Should leave me nothing to fear

What about a phone call in the middle of the night

You whispering so she can’t overhear you telling me

You still want me desperately

What about a knock on the door at 3 AM

Don’t have to hear your voice

To know you’ve been drinking

What if my hand opens the door and lets you in

Oh no what if I can’t say no again

What about a phone call in the middle of the night

You whispering so she can’t overhear you telling me

You still want me desperately

What about a knock on the door at 3 AM

Don’t have to hear your voice

To know you’ve been drinking

What if my hand opens the door and lets you in

Oh no what if I can’t say no again

Oh no what if I can’t say no again

Chely Wright Deep Down Low

Everybody says don’t lose your head

You gotta keep that pretty smile upon your face

Well I did that for awhile but it just was not my style

I kept endin’ up in that forbidden place

I’m a happy woman but when I get knocked to the ground

I invite the blues to come around

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So don’t be afraid to cry get down as far as you can go

Let the river rage on by and the wind blow

If you pay your dues in darkness

You’ll appreciate the light

‘Cause a deep down low makes level feel so high

I put on the saddest song ignore the telephone

I go ahead and cry the make-up from my eyes

I let my mind play tricks and then

I let it fool me once again

Into thinkin’ that I’ll never be alright

Then when I’m no longer crazy and I’m back to my old self

I realize how good I’ve always felt

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Let yourself go under

Touch the bottom of the pool

Ain’t it strange and don’t you wonder

How you always come back up and it’s so cool

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Chely Wright Emma Jean’s Guitar

I found it in a pawn shop in a ragged cardboard case

With the guns and dusty watches it looked so out of place

With a Trailways baggage sticker yellow frayed and torn

Destination Nashville September ’64

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And you could tell by the fingerboard her painted nails were long

She only needed three chords to play those good ole country songs

And her name’s etched in the finish like a fading battle scar

And this 1950 Gibson was Emma Jean’s guitar

I wonder if she played it in a small town talent show

With her hair teased to perfection in a dress her mamma sewed

And for a little inspiration she pasted on a star

Here up on the head stock of Emma Jean’s guitar

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I wouldn’t even know her if I saw her face to face

But there’s a little bit of Emma Jean in every song I play

She passed along these hopes and dreams cradled in my arms

And I am just a guardian of Emma Jean’s guitar

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Chely Wright Scars

I’m not the first to make you cry

I always promise baby this is the last time

You believe in second chances and I love you for that

But I’m on number ninety-nine and you won’t take me back

And I can’t say I’m sorry

And I can’t swear to God I’m gonna change

And I could tell you I will heal the wounds that cut you down

But you’ve got scars

And I’ve got scars

Love goes only so far no matter who you are

I had the chance to change your images of trust

Each time you tried before you got tangled up

I couldn’t ease the pain of the hurt you’d had before

But I’ve got history of my own I only hurt you more

And I can’t say I’m sorry

And I can’t swear to God I’m gonna change

And I could tell you I will heal the wounds that cut you down

But you’ve got scars

And I’ve got scars

Love goes only so far no matter who you are

Oh, our past makes up our present

We never really get a brand new start

So you can take your heart and run

But it’s gonna leave a mark

And I can’t say I’m sorry

And I can’t swear to God I’m gonna change

And I could tell you I will heal the wounds that cut you down

But you’ve got scars

And I’ve got scars

Love goes only so far no matter who you are

Chely Wright The Love He Left Behind

I talk to him everyday

Even though he’s oh-so-far away

And every night I lay in bed

And hug the pillow where he laid his head

And in my dreams I drift back to that high school kiss

And the night he put his class ring on my hand

I see our wedding day and it takes my breath away

Once again, like it did back then

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I’m living on the love her left me

And he gave me so much love in such a little time

And that kind of love is hard to find

One day we’ll meet again in that sweet by-and-by

But till we’re back together

I’m living on the love he left behind

Our little boy down the hall

Is trying to teach me how to play baseball

Yesterday, I got choked up

When he said, Mommy, You use daddy’s glove

I turned down a thousand bucks

For his old pick-up truck

I’m hangin’ on to everything that’s part of him

I’ll hold him in my heart

Till I can hold him in my arms

Once again

But till then

[Chorus]

But till we’re back together

I’m living on the love he left behind

Chely Wright Shadows Of Doubt

Lay down your head

On cotton and feathers, so soft

Let go of feelin’ alone

Have something that baby you’re not

And right now you don’t call me friend,

But I’m still here, where I’ve always been

And even though you don’t know it right now,

I’ll outlast the shadows of doubt

Yeah, I’m stronger then shadows of doubt

And when you find love again

Yes, baby, I hope that you do

Maybe we won’t be in vain

and you’ll let me be somethin’ to you

And right now you don’t call me friend,

But I’m still here where I’ve always been

And even though you don’t know it right now,

I’ll outlast the shadows of doubt

Yeah, I’m stronger then shadows of doubt

Lay down your head

On cotton and feathers, so soft

Let go of feelin’ alone

Have something that baby you’re not…

Chely Wright Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘n Roll

I never really partied a lot

Steamed up a few windows, kissing in cars

And that’s as dangerous as I got

Didn’t drink, didn’t smoke

Did I think I could go through this world

Pure as an angel

A girl guarded from danger

It wasn’t a lucky strike

Or a different lover every night

Or a heavy metal song that made the warnings come true

There’s no whiskey hard enough to do the damage that you’ve done

By packing up and leaving like you said you’d never do

It wasn’t sex, drugs, and rock and roll that got me

It was you, it was you, it was you

I should have been living it up

But I was little miss perfect and still ended up here

Well, I would have had a whole lot more fun

Than this mess that you see

Well, I guess it would be my own bed

That I’d have to lie in

But instead you left me crying

It wasn’t a lucky strike

Or a different lover everynight

Or a heavy metal song that made the warnings come true

There’s no whiskey hard enough to do the damage that you’ve done

By packing up and leaving like you said you’d never do

It wasn’t sex, drugs, and rock and roll that got me

It was you, it was you, it was you

There’s no whiskey hard enough to do the damage that you’ve done

By packing up and leaving like you said you’d never do

It wasn’t sex, drugs, and rock and roll that killed me

It was you, it was you, it was you

It was you, it was you, it was you

Chely Wright Heavenly Days

Heavenly Days

Look at that sky

It could’ve been rainin’

It could’ve been dry

It could’ve been cloudy

It could’ve been clear

It could’ve been sunshine

It could’ve been drear

It could’ve been so many ways

Heavenly Days

Havenly Days

So what do we do?

Dare to be different

Dare to be true

Bury the treasure

Like we’ve always done

Or crawl from the wreckage

And walk in the sun

Fannin’ the flame ’til it’s a blaze

Heavenly Days

Heavenly Days

Look at us now

We’re comin’ up roses

And takin’ a bow

Tennessee tomboy

Feminine girl

Takin’ a ride

On the top of the world

Nobody’s master

Nobody’s slave

Heavenly Days

It’s your place in line

It’s your right of birth

It’s your light to shine

Down on God’s green earth

It’s your brother’s hand

It’s your sister’s smile

It’s your father’s plan

For your mother’s child

And it’s comin’ in waves

Heavenly Days