Frankie Ballard Sober Me Up

This crazy life can mess you up,

it’s like a bottle of whine,

too much can get you drunk and cloud up your mind

Chasin all these dreams down can sure keep ya stoned,

Lately I’ve been stumblin round, been out of control

Well I been runnin low and lovin high on livin

And baby I need you to come and stop the room from spinnin

Sober me up, and bring me back down,

help set my feet on solid ground

settle my sould with just one touch,

clear my head, baby let your sweet love sober me up

Well I can get carried away, I can take things too far

Try to find myself an easy fix with bandaids on scars

I need to snap out of this state that I’m in,

Remember what matters and think straight again

But baby when you kiss me all the demons seem to disappear

And girl it’s scarin me to think where I’d be without you here

Sober me up, and bring me back down,

help set my feet on solid ground

settle my soul with just one touch,

clear my head, baby let your sweet love sober me up baby

Sober me up, bring me back down,

and help set my feet on solid ground

settle my soul with just one touch,

clear my head, baby let your sweet love sober me up

woah, yeah baby

Frankie Ballard Helluva Life

Saturday night and a six pack, girl,

A big star shining on a small town world,

It’s a helluva life, it’s a helluva life.

And KC lights on a dirt road dance,

You take that kiss just as far as you can,

It’s a helluva life, oh, it’s a helluva life.

And pennies make dimes and dimes make dollars,

Dollars buy gas and longneck bottles,

Beer gets a barefoot country girl swaying,

To a song that’s playing on the radio station.

The bad times make the good times better,

Look in her eyes and you’re gone forever,

On a heavenly ride…

Yeah, it’s a helluva life. It’s a helluva life.

And we all have faith, and we all have hope,

But we’re all a little lost in the same damn boat.

It’s a helluva life, yeah, it’s a helluva life.

Something bout the night girl,

When you got the right girl,

Sitting right beside you,

Looking at the sky, girl

Thinking bout why we’re here,

And where we’re going,

Baby, here we are,

And all I know is…

Pennies make dimes and dimes make dollars,

Dollars buy gas and longneck bottles,

Beer gets a barefoot country girl swaying,

To a song that’s playing and the world starts fadin’.

The bad times make the good times better,

Look in her eyes and you’re gone forever,

On a heavenly ride…

Yeah, it’s a helluva life, it’s a helluva life.

Something bout the night, girl,

When you got the right, girl,

Sitting right beside you,

Looking at the sky, girl

Thinking bout why we’re here,

And where we’re going,

Baby, here we are,

And all I know is…

Pennies make dimes and dimes make dollars,

Dollars buy gas and longneck bottles,

Beer gets a barefoot country girl swaying,

To a song that’s playing, it’s a perfect combination.

The bad times make the good times better,

Look in her eyes and you’re gone forever,

On a heavenly ride…

Yeah, it’s a helluva life, it’s a helluva life.

Bad times make the good times better.

Aw one helluva life.

Look in her eyes and you’re gone forever.

It’s a helluva life.

Yeah, it’s a helluva life.

It’s a helluva life.

Frankie Ballard Rescue Me

Small town, young love, big mistakes, same old story

She thought it was best to just run away

Hot head, fast car, Joe cool, slow southern drawl,

And out here nobody’s buyin that anyway

These two lost souls, on two bar stools, sharin troubles, some pain, and a pack of cigarettes

She tooke his hand, and off they went

Cause she knew what he meant when he said,

Baby we both got walls to break through,

but you ain’t got wheels and I sure ain’t got wings

Well baby I know that I can save you, if you can rescue me

His arms, her touch, their trustin eachother,

they both got somethin they can’t live without

Some days they fight, but those nights they love harder and harder, still there ain’t no doubt

The hurt gets healed, the tears all dry

He’ll hold her close and whisper one more time

Baby we both got walls to break through,

but you ain’t got wheels and I sure ain’t got wings

And baby I know that I can save you, if you can rescue me

Baby we both got walls to break through,

but you ain’t got wheels and I sure ain’t got no wings

Well baby I know that I can save you, if you can rescue me

Baby I know that I can save you, if you can rescue me

if you can rescue me

Frankie Ballard Cigarette

Heart shaped smoke rings

Dancing off the end of your lips

Sneaking out the

Back of your throat

And coming out

Between your fingertips

All I can think about

Is all I can think about

And I keep thinking ’bout it

Thinking ’bout it

I wanna be a cigarette

Smoking on so cool

Or maybe that red wine

You’re drinking down so smooth

I wanna be the fire

That’s taking you higher

Girl you can leave me

Or let me burn

I wanna be your cigarette

Cigarette

A big bad barfly

Slidding up beside your hips

Trying to get close to you

Just take another drag

Take another sip

All I can think about

Is all I can think about

And I keep thinking ’bout it

Thinking ’bout it

I wanna be a cigarette

Smoking on so cool

Or maybe that red wine

You’re drinking down so smooth

(So smooth)

I wanna be the fire

That’s taking you higher

Girl you can leave me

Or let me burn

I wanna be your cigarette

Cigarette

I don’t wanna your number

I don’t want your name girl

I don’t wanna waste your time

I don’t want your heart girl

I could only break it

I don’t wanna wreck your mind

I wanna be a cigarette

(Cigarette)

Smoking on so cool

Or maybe that red wine

(Red wine)

You’re drinking down so smooth

(So smooth)

I wanna be the fire

That’s taking you higher

Girl you can leave me

Or let me burn

I wanna be your cigarette

Cigarette

Oooo, I wanna be your cigarette

Oooo, I wanna be your cigarette

I wanna be your cigarette

Cigarette

Frankie Ballard Don’t Tell Mama I Was Drinking

I was headed north on Highway 5

On a starlit Sunday night

When a pick-up truck flew by me out of control

As I watched in my headlights,

He swerved left and then back right

Never hit the brakes as he left the road

I found him lying in the grass among steel and glass

With an empty whiskey bottle by his side

Through the blood and tears, he whispered in my ear

A few last words just before he died

And he said, “Don’t tell mama I was drinking

Cause Lord knows that her soul would never rest

Now I can’t leave this world with my mama thinking

That I met the Lord with whiskey on my breath”

I still think about that night

And how that young man died

And how others sometimes pay for our mistakes

Well the last thing on his mind

As he left this world behind

Was knowing someone else’s heart would break

And he said, “Don’t tell mama I was drinking

Cause Lord knows that her soul would never rest

Now I can’t leave this world with my mama thinking

That I met the Lord with whiskey on my breath”

“Don’t tell mama I was drinking

Cause Lord knows that her soul would never rest

Now I can’t leave this world with my mama thinking

That I met the Lord with whiskey on my breath

That I met the Lord with whiskey on my breath”

Frankie Ballard Young & Crazy

One day, I’ll slow and lay down,

Spend my weekends in a swing out on the wraparound.

Oh but these days, I’m on a mission

To get these wild oats out of my system.

Yeah I might stay out all night,

I’ve gotta do a little wrong so I know what’s right.

I wanna sit out on the porch

Telling stories ’bout my glory days when I’m pushing eighty.

How am I ever gonna get to be old and wise

If I ain’t ever young and crazy?

Now I might have to kiss no telling how many lips

Before I ever really figure out what love is.

Go through some heartbreaks, wake up with headaches,

Don’t learn nothing ’til you make a lot of mistakes.

How will I know where to draw the line

If I don’t cross it a few hundred times?

I wanna sit out on the porch

Telling stories ’bout my glory days when I’m pushing eighty.

How am I ever gonna get to be old and wise

If I ain’t ever young and crazy?

Yeah I’m gonna stay out all night,

I’ve gotta do a little wrong so I know what’s right

I’ve gotta live a lot of life if I’m gonna give good advice

When I’m talking to my grand-babies

How am I ever gonna get to be old and wise

If I ain’t ever young and crazy?

I wanna sit out on the porch

Telling stories ’bout my glory days when I’m pushing eighty.

How am I ever gonna get to be old and wise

If I ain’t ever young and crazy?

If I ain’t ever young and crazy?

Young and crazy.

Young, young and crazy.

Young and crazy.

Frankie Ballard Drinky Drink

Why hey there why you look so sad?

What did he say to make you feel so bad?

Well I guarantee that I’d never do nothing like that, no.

So what you got planned on Friday night?

Could put your red dress on or stay home and cry.

I guarantee I got a quick fix that you might like, that’s right.

Well you might find love,

Or maybe just a good time.

But you won’t know baby till you get out the house

Get a little drinky drink and turn it up loud

Tequila, a little salt, a little lime

They say you can’t a drown a broken heart but guess what,

You can damn sure try.

Don’t you wanna try, babe?

Come on, give it a shot, give it a dance

I ain’t asking a lot, just give me a chance

I’m gonna right his wrong right where I stand

I’ma hit you with a kiss, spinning like a hurricane

Tell me baby what do ya say?

Well you might find love,

Or maybe just a good time.

But you won’t know baby till you get out the house

Get a little drinky drink and turn it up loud

Tequila, a little salt, a little lime

They say you can’t a drown a broken heart but guess what,

You can damn sure try.

Don’t you wanna try, babe?

Turn the lights down low, boots on the floor

If you want a little more I got money in my pocket

Go on, let yourself go, feel the banjo

Well you might find love,

Or maybe just a good time.

But you won’t know baby till you get out the house

Get a little drinky drink and turn it up loud

Tequila, a little salt, a little lime

They say you can’t a drown a broken heart but guess what,

You can damn sure try.

Don’t you wanna try, babe?

Frankie Ballard I’m Thinking Country

Hey I’m just staring out the window, baby don’t mind me

But it’s been a couple weeks since I walked on something but concrete

This big city’s getting to me, I’m having hillbilly dreams

I’m hearing Haggard songs, it’s been too long

I’m thinking country, I’m talking hammer down

I mean one arm out the window like Smokey and the Bandit

Kind of good times, it’s what I got on my mind

Let’s go to Luckenbach, it’s what I need

I can’t help it, I’m just thinking country

Cane pole stuck in the sand

That’s the kind of mood that I’m in

I can’t focus on anything else but getting us gone

I got this crazy desire to go out and sit by a fire

Maybe light up cheap cigars, Willy on guitar

I’m thinking country, I’m talking hammer down

I mean one arm out the window like Smokey and the Bandit

Kind of good times, it’s what I got on my mind

Let’s go to Luckenbach, it’s what I need

I can’t help it, I’m just thinking country

Yeah, I’m thinking country

So just go with me baby, come on, help me concentrate

I know we’re sitting downtown but I’m in some other

You know I’m in some other place

I’m thinking country, I’m talking hammer down

I mean one arm out the window like Smokey and the Bandit

Kind of good times, it’s what I got on my mind

Let’s go to Luckenbach, it’s what I need

I can’t help it, I’m just thinking country

Yes, I’m thinking country

It’s been a long time, been a long time gone

Been a long time since I’ve been home

Been a long time, been a long time gone

Been a long time since I’ve been home

Yeah I’m thinking country, I’m thinking country

Been a long time, been a long time gone

Been a long time since I’ve been home

Been a long time, been a long time gone

Been a long time since I’ve been home

Yeah I’m thinking country, I’m thinking country

Oh, I’m thinking country

Frankie Ballard Single Again

She’s been taking calls she’s been avoiding

Smiling back at some of them boys

When she’s out on the town with her girlfriends

She’s been down at the mall buying her new shoes

Paintin’ her nails red, loosin’ those old blues

Look at who’s on the loose, she’s single again

And it’s been,

One, two, three nights in a row

Not givin’ a damn when she gets home

Ain’t felt this free in god knows when

She’s got no limits, no fears, no strings

She’s uptown and down for anything

She’s ready to mingle

She’s single again

(Look out boys)

She ain’t lookin’ for anything serious

She’s finally free and kinda curious to see what kinda good times she can get

Well her ex boyfriend called her last night

A little jealous ’cause he heard she’s all right

Well that serves him right because thanks to him, she’s single again

And it’s,

One, two, three nights in a row

Not givin’ a damn when she gets home

Ain’t felt this free in god knows when

She got no limits, no fears, no strings

She’s uptown and down for anything

She’s ready to mingle

She’s single again

She’d love to fall in love

and call someone her own

but she’s on the run and havin’ her fun

’til the right one comes along

And it’s been,

One, two, three nights in a row

Not givin’ a damn when she gets home

Ain’t felt this free in god knows when

She got,

No limits, no fears, no strings

She’s uptown and down for anything

She’s ready to mingle

She’s single again

She’s single again

Look who’s on the loose

She’s single again

Frankie Ballard Wasting Time

I, I’m wondering if you’re by yourself

I’m wondering if you need any help

Holding down a couple of barstools

Yeah, and I, I hope you don’t mind if

I, I put another drink there beside

The one that you’re

Staring a hole through

Now if you wanna be alone

Well girl, you can just say so

But if you got a pissed off

I’ll help you cuss it

Just want some small talk

Girl, let’s discuss it

If you’re feeling lonely

You’re not the only one

Walking that line, girl

If you wanna get lost

Girl, I’m driving

Or just get your buzz on

Baby, I’m buying

If you’re just wastin time, girl

If you don’t mind, girl

Waste some of mine, girl

Well I, can tell by

That smile you smile

That this might take

A little while

To figure out just what

A girl like you

Is doing in a

Place like this

But I’m down with

Whatever it is

But if you got a pissed off

I’ll help you cuss it

Just want some small talk

Girl, let’s discuss it

If you’re feeling lonely

You’re not the only one

Walking that line, girl

If you wanna get lost

Girl, I’m driving

Or just get your buzz on

Baby, I’m buying

If you’re just wastin time, girl

If you don’t mind, girl

Waste some of mine, girl

Yeah, if you got a heartache

Join the club girl

But another Bicardi

Ain’t enough girl

Sometimes you gotta take a chance

Just say yes to a dance

But if you got a pissed off

I’ll help you cuss it

Just want some small talk

Girl, let’s discuss it

If you’re feeling lonely

You’re not the only one

Walking that line, girl

If you wanna get lost

Girl, I’m driving

Or just want your buzz on

Baby, I’m buying

If you’re just wasting time, girl

If you don’t mind, girl

Waste some of mine, girl

If you’re just wasting time

If you don’t mind

Waste some of mine, girl

Oh, waste some of mine, girl