Jamey Johnson Women

Women

Can’t live with ’em

And somehow you can’t ever live without

Women

Can’t understand ’em

But tryin’ to is what makes the world go ’round

I’ve made a sad one laugh

And I’ve made a good one cry

I’ve made on scream my name to the good lord by and by

I’ve made ’em go insane and I’ve made ’em go away

Just can’t ever seem to make one stay

Women they’re all crazy

Some hide it well and some just let it show

Women

Take it from me

I’ve been around enough of them to know

I’ve made a sad one laugh

And I’ve made a good one cry

I’ve made on scream my name to the good lord by and by

I’ve made ’em go insane and I’ve made ’em go away

Just can’t ever seem to make one stay

Women

Ain’t no winnin’

When all they want to do is fuss and fight

Women

Keep our heads spinnin’

But with any luck I’ll take one home tonight

Jamey Johnson For The Good Times

Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over.

But life goes on, and this old world will keep on turning.

Let’s just be glad we had some time to spend together.

There’s no need to watch the bridges that we’re burning.

Lay your head upon my pillow.

Hold your warm and tender body close to mine.

Hear the whisper of the raindrops,

Blowin’ soft against the window,

And make believe you love me one more time,

For the good times.

I’ll get along; you’ll find another,

And I’ll be here if you should find you ever need me.

Don’t say a word about tomorrow or forever,

There’ll be time enough for sadness when you leave me.

Lay your head upon my pillow.

Hold your warm and tender body close to mine.

Hear the whisper of the raindrops,

Blowin’ soft against the window,

And make believe you love me one more time,

For the good times.

Jamey Johnson The Door Is Always Open

Saw your picture in the paper and I see you married good

And I know that he can give you all the things I never could

But I know that he can’t give you what you need most of all

So the door is always open, and the lights on in the hall

Yes the door is always open and the lights on in the hall

And you know that I’ll be waiting, if you ever come to call

When night falls on that mansion and you’re lying in his bed

When he begs you for attention, will you think of me instead

When he reaches out to touch you, is your face turned to the wall

Well the door is always open, and the lights on in the hall

Yes the door is always open and the lights on in the hall

And you know that I’ll be waiting, if you ever come to call

Yes the door is always open and the lights on in the hall

And you know that I’ll be waiting, if you ever come to call

Jamey Johnson The Last Cowboy

An old pickup truck

Means you’re down on your luck anymore

And boots and straw hats

Are just a thing of the past anymore

And ever since Waylon I cant find no one

To buy into sad country songs

And tell me who’s gonna ride us away

When the last cowboy’s gone?

Is there a place I can find

Any three quarter time anymore?

Is there a dirty jukebox

That spins on a dime anymore?

They changed all the words

And the cowgirls they all sing along

But tell me who’s gonna ride them away

When the last cowboy is gone?

If John Wayne, Gene and Roy

Are now just some cowboys

That yesterday stampeded on

And tell me who’s gonna ride us away

Who’s gonna do it that way

Does everything good have to change

‘Til the last cowboy is gone?

Jamey Johnson Baby Don’t Cry

The three little pigs have done built up their home’s

And the wolf’s been chased from the door

And little Bo Peep has done found all her sheep

And now she ain’t lonely no more

And the monsters ain’t under your bed

It’s time to lay down your head

But baby don’t cry

Your never alone

When you need your daddy

Just pick up the phone

And I’ll fly

As fast as I can

And I’ll hold your hand

And I’ll make you smile again

But baby don’t cry

The princess is waiting for the prince to ride in

And scare all the dragons away

But she’s stuck in that castle as you close your eyes

And drift off to that fairytale place

So pretend I’m right there by your side

And we’ll save the princess tonight

But baby don’t cry

Your never alone

When you need your daddy

Just pick up the phone

And I’ll fly

As fast as I can

And I’ll hold your hand

And I’ll make you smile again

But baby don’t cry

Baby don’t cry

Baby don’t cry

Baby don’t cry

Jamey Johnson Angel

The voice on the telephone sounds awful angry

And somehow it doesn’t fit in

With the face in the picture I keep on my dresser

Of the girl I once called my best friend

We drank from the fountain of good times and dreaming

But these lawyers have poisoned the well

And as our love is dying they’re making a killing

On heartaches and furniture sales

And the line between evil and good disappears

And now it’s so hard to tell

Am I shaking a demon that’s after my soul

Or sending an angel to Hell?

Am I right or is she right or are we both wrong?

Or is it even about that at all?

As Heaven is fading we’re fighting and fussing

And the devil’s just having a ball.

And the line between evil and good disappears

And now it’s so hard to tell

Am I shaking a demon that’s after my soul

Or sending an angel to Hell?

Jamey Johnson She’s All Lady

Yeah, I saw you watchin’ me tonight from across the room.

I appreciate the drink: that was nice of you.

Thanks for comin’ out to see me, I hope you liked the show.

Yeah, that’s right, I settled down about six months ago.

No, she ain’t here tonight, she stayed at home.

Yeah, it sure does get lonely out here on the road.

By lookin’ in your eyes, I can tell what’s on your mind.

Yeah, I’d love to drive you home an’ hold your body close to mine.

You’re everything a man could dream of, baby:

You’re all woman, but she’s all lady.

I met her at a Baptist church in Tennessee.

She was lookin’ for someone: I was prayin’ it was me.

No, she never thought she’d fall in love with a guitar man.

Ah, it took some gettin’ used to, but she does the best she can.

No, she don’t like to stay at home alone.

No, I don’t need your number: she’s prob’ly waitin’ by the ‘phone.

By lookin’ in your eyes, I can tell what’s on your mind.

Yeah, I’d love to drive you home an’ hold your body close to mine.

You’re everything a man could dream of, baby:

You’re all woman, ah, but she’s all lady.

No, it ain’t you; Lord knows, you’re a sight.

Yeah, I prob’ly could but I could never make believe it’s right.

I’d rather be alone, an’ I know that sounds crazy,

‘Cause you’re all woman, but she’s all lady.

You’re all woman, but she’s my lady.

Jamey Johnson That’s Why I Write Songs

You fell in love or threw it away

You’re looking for the perfect thing to say

You’re no good with words, well, that’s okay

That’s why I write songs

Might make you laugh or make you cry

Might help you make it through a bad goodbye

‘Cause you’ve been through it and so have I

That’s why I write songs

I remember all the times I felt

Like somebody knows me all too well

‘Cause it was my life story I was listening to

I don’t know about you

But I’ve buried loved ones and a few good friends

I’ve held a brand new baby in my hands

It ain’t just what I do, it’s who I am

And that’s why I write songs

I remember how it blew my mind

When I played my song and watched a grown man cry

And it was at that moment I just knew

What I was born to do

Most songwriters never get the fame

Some folks wouldn’t recognize their names

But chances are you probably sang along

To Harlan Howard or Bob McDill

Whitey Shafer or Whispering Bill

All the times they ever gave me chills

That’s why I write songs

Jamey Johnson Heaven Bound

The first time I held your hand

I knew I was a lucky man

Felt like god forgave me for all the wrong

I keep tell’n myself

That I’m heaven bound

Sometimes it sure gets cold

In the fall on Music Row

But it’s worth it if it gets me by somehow

I keep tell’n myself

That I’m heaven bound

Cause it seems like we don’t ever

Have near enough time together anymore

Naw these lonely nights without you

Will go away when I can hold you in my arms

I keep tell’n myself

That I’m heaven bound

Keep tell’n myself

That I’m heaven bound

I keep tell’n myself

Jamey Johnson California Riots

Well I pulled off the Gravel, with my California dreams

Leaving everything I ever loved behind.

Well I left Alabama, but it never once left me.

And it’s still the only refuge in my mind.

Where you gonna be when half of California riots,

Where you gonna run to when the lights go out.

Well I won’t be hangin’ out in California, I won’t try it.

Buddy I’ll be up and headed south.

All the women here look perfect, and it hardly ever rains,

And for some folks here I’m sure it’s paradise. Well I’ll dabble

With the fortune, rub elbows with the fame.

But I’ll be damned if this is where I’m gonna die.

Hey where you gonna be when half of California riots,

where you gonna run to when the lights go out.

Well I won’t be hangin’ out in California, I won’t try it.

Buddy I’ll be up and headed south.

I never thought

I’d get to see the inside of a limousine or a beauty shop on south Rodeo Drive.

Or being sucked into a world where things are seldom what they seem,

makes you wonder how you’ll make it out alive.

Yeah where you gonna be when half of California riots, where you gonna run to when the lights go out.

Well I won’t be hangin’ out in California, I won’t try it.

Buddy I’ll be up and headed south.

Oh buddy I’ll be up and headed south.