Conway Twitty Don’t Cry Daddy

Today I stumbled from my bed

With thunder crashing around my head

My pillow still wet

From last nights tears

And as I think of giving up

A voice inside my coffee cup

Keeps crying out

And ringing in my ears.

Don’t cry daddy

Daddy, please don’t cry

Daddy, you’ve still got me, Jimmy and Johnny

Together we’ll find a brand new mommy

Daddy, daddy, please laugh again

Daddy ride us on your back again

Oh, daddy, please don’t cry.

Why must children be the first

To feel the pain and hurt the worst

It’s true somehow it don’t seem right

And ev’ry time I cry I know

It hurts my little children so

I wonder will it be the same tonight?

Don’t cry daddy

Daddy, please don’t cry

Daddy, you’ve still got me, Jimmy and Joni

Together we’ll find a brand new mommy

Daddy, daddy, please laugh again

Daddy ride us on your back again.

Oh, daddy, please don’t cry

Well daddy, please don’t cry

Conway Twitty A Bridge That Just Won’t Burn

I threw away the pictures of those better days in Dallas

But I can’t throw away these pictures in my mind

She’s a page of precious memories I’ve tried hard to turn

She’s standing on a bridge that just won’t burn.

If only time will heal the hurt then this may last forever

I may never know how it feels to forget

Every time I think about her those old feelings still return

She’s standing on a bridge that just won’t burn.

I’ve burned a lot of bridges in my time

But the one I just crossed over Lord, it ain’t the burning kind

She’s that once in a lifetime kind of love that never will return

She’s standing on a bridge that just won’t burn.

Oh, She’s standing on a bridge that just won’t burn…

Conway Twitty Fifteen To Forty-Three

I just cut the string

On a dusty old shoe box

And opened a door to the past

Now I’m sittin’ here with my souvenirs

And these faded old photographs.

Fightin’ back tears

Lookin’ back through the years

And wonderin’ why dreams fade so fast

Now the young boy I see

Don’t look like the me

Reflected in this old looking glass.

The man in the mirror

Sees things so much clearer

Than the boy in the pictures

With his eyes full of dreams

Oh, the men that I’ve tried to be

From fifteen to forty-three

Never believed that they’d end up like me.

There’s that touchdown I caught

Back when I thought

I’d play for the cowboys someday

There’s you holding me in my faded fatigues

Comin’ home to the U.S.A.

One after another

All my sweet dreams and lovers

Pass before my tear filled eyes

Pictures of a fool

Who was selfish and cruel

Till the day he made you say goodbye.

The man in the mirror

Sees things so much clearer

Than the boy in the pictures

With his eyes full of dreams

Oh the men that I’ve tried to be

From fifteen to forty-three

Never believed that they’d end up like me.

Oh, I never believed I’d be lonely like me…

Conway Twitty By The Time I Get To Phoenix

By the time I get to Phoenix, she’ll be risin’,

She’ll find the note I left hangin’ on her door.

She’ll laugh when she reads the part that says I’m leavin’,

‘Cause I’ve left that girl so many times before.

By the time I make Albuquerque, she’ll be workin’,

She’ll probably stop at lunch and give me a call.

But she’ll just hear that phone keep on ringin’,

Off the wall, that’s all.

By the time I make Oklahoma, she’ll be sleepin’,

She’ll turn softly and call my name out low.

And she’ll cry just to think I’d really leave her,

Though time and time I’ve tried to tell her so.

She just didn’t know I would really go…

Conway Twitty For My Woman’s Love

Like the first apartment that we had

That bumpy little couch that made into a bed

The shower down the hall and footsteps overhead

She said it’s just fine.

Times were hard for us for quite awhile

But through those hungry days she faced it with a smile

Not wanting me to know she’s carrying my child.

She tried to ease my mind

And for my woman’s love,

For my woman’s love

Each day I thank the Lord above

For my sweet woman’s love.

Through the years of moving town to town

Still searching for a dream somehow we never found

And wondering if we would ever settle down

Her love never died.

And if I am anything today I owe it

To the love I had along the way

No matter what went wrong no matter come what may

She stood by my side

And for my woman’s love,

For my woman’s love

Each day I thank the Lord above

For my sweet woman’s love.

And for my woman’s love,

For my woman’s love

Each day I thank the Lord above

For my sweet woman’s love…

Conway Twitty Still In Your Dreams

I saw you through a cafe window down on second avenue

The passage of time sure has been good to you

I was tempted for just a moment to run out in the street

But what do you say when two old lovers meet.

You say hello, (hello) how are you

You’re doing well it seems.

I wish I was better at bein’ alone

I wish I was still in your dreams.

I spent a lot of lonely hours staring at this phone of mine

Knowing your just a heart beat down the line

Once I even dialed your number, but I couldn’t let it ring

What do you say to a sweet memory.

You say hello, (hello) how are you

You’re doing well it seems.

I wish I was better at bein’ alone

I wish I was still in your dreams.

In my favorite fantasy

You’re the one who’s missing me

It all comes back so easily

When I hear you say.

You say hello, (hello) how are you

You’re doing well it seems.

I wish I was better at bein’ alone

I wish I was still in your dreams.

I wish I was better at bein’ alone

I wish I was still in your dreams…

Conway Twitty Good Love Died Tonight

To him it may be over

But for her it’ll be one day at a time

He may call it freedom

But to her he’s still locked inside her mind

You can throw away love’s golden pen

‘Cause that’s all she wrote

The fire of love they kindled

Has all gone up in smoke

What a shame, what a sight

A good love died tonight.

To him it’s just and ending

But to her the pain’s beginning to start

For him it’s just a walk away

But for her it’s a breaking heart

One goodbye and lots of tears

Are all she has left to show

For those seven years

That just walked out the door

A lot of dreams lost their lives when

A good love died tonight.

They were headed for forever

When the hope that they were riding left the track

All the pleading and believing in the world

Won’t bring the feeling back

You can throw away love’s golden pen

‘Cause that’s all she wrote

The fire of love they kindled

Has all gone up in smoke

What a shame, what a sight

A good love died tonight.

What a shame, what a sight

A good love died tonight…

Conway Twitty Each Season Changes You

Like the weather your heart changes with each season

Springtime summer fall and winter too

Though I know I’ll never understand the reason

I still wonder why each season changes you

It was springtime when I found you like a flower

And our love grew warmer with the summer sun

In the fall I could see our love was changing

It broke my heart to see what wintertime had done

Like the weather your heart changes with each season…

Conway Twitty Bad Man

I have the reputation that’s known throughout the land

They say I’m faster on the draw than any livin’ man

They call me a bad man they say I kill for fun

They say the only thing I know is how to use a gun.

But they don’t know the reason they branded me as bad

It started many years ago when I was just a lad

I rode into a cattle town a boy of twenty three

So young and yet that very day I carved my destiny

I walked into the town saloon that sad and fateful day

Then I began to gamble to pass the time away

I thought I’d play a hand or two and hit the trail again

But Lady Luck was with me and I began to win

The dealer kept on dealin’ the stakes were gettin’ high

And pretty soon there was no one left but an old cowboy and I

The minutes seemed like hours you couldn’t hear a sound

We’d bet and raised until we’d laid all our money down

The cowboy smiled and showed his hand

Three aces he did hold

But I laid down a royal flush and reached to claim my gold

The cowboy stood and faced me his hands hung at his hips

A look of hate was in his eyes, the smile had left his lips

He said young man slap leather I’m known for miles around

To keep my reputation up I’ve got to gun you down

With lightnin’ speed we drew and fired

One life to me the cost

The cowboy tumbled to the floor his reputation lost

Now many years have come and gone

And many men have died

Each tried his luck and hoped he’d be the fastest gun alive

And in my many fights to live I wondered if I’d won

I’m known to all as bad man they say I kill for fun

Someday I’ll meet a cowboy who’s speed will meet the test

And that will end the saga of the bad man of the west…

Conway Twitty Games People Play

Oh, the games people now

Every night and every day now

Never meanin’ what they say now

Never sayin’ what they mean.

So they wile away the hours in their ivory towers

Till they’re covered up with flowers

In the back of a black limousine

Lotten da la da da da

Lotten da la a dee de dee

Talkin’ bout you and me

And the games people play.

Oh, we make one another cry

Break a heart then we say goodbye

Cross our hearts and we hope to die

That the other one’s to blame.

But neither one will ever give in

So we gaze at an eight by ten

Thinkin’ ’bout the things that might have been

And it’s a dirty rotten shame

Lotten da la da da da

Lotten da la a dee de dee

Talkin’ bout you and me

And the games people play.

People walkin’ up to ya singing glory hallelujah

And they’re tryin’ to sock it to ya in the name of the Lord

They’re gonna teach you how to meditate

Read your horoscope and cheat your fate

And furthermore to hell with hate

Come on and get on board.

Lotten da la da da da

Lotten da la a dee de dee

Talkin’ bout you and me

And the games people play.

Look around and tell me what you see

What’s happened to you and me

God grand me the serenity to just remember who I am

‘Cause you’ve given up your sanity

For your pride and your vanity

Turn your back on humanity

And you don’t give a lot.

Lotten da la da da da

Lotten da la a dee de dee

Talkin’ bout you and me

And the games people play…