John Rich Everybody Wants To Be Me

Well everybody sees me being a blinin’ country rok star

Drivin’ downtown poundin’ honky tonk sounds in my bandit car

They didn’t know me back then ’92, with my pawn-shop guitar

And the holes in my boots

Didn’t see what I had to go through

All the beatin’s I took, just a payin’ my dues, and now

Everybody wants to be me

But the don’t want to bruise and they Don’t want to bleed

Want to spend all the money, hung up all the honeys

And try to get their fortune for free

Don’t want to do what it takes to be what they want to be

No but everybody wants, everybody want to be me

Well there’s a camera ub ny face nearly everyday

And I just got to grin

They take my country-boy views make it big city news

And I just take it on the chin

‘Cause when you’re playin’ at the top of your game

When the phone’s always ringin’ and they’re droppin’ names

But the second that you start to fall

Hey nobody cares and nobody calls, but

Everybody wants to be me

But the don’t want to bruise and they Don’t want to bleed

Want to spend all the money, hung up all the honeys

And try to get their fortune for free

Don’t want to do what it takes to be what they want to be

No but everybody wants, everybody want to be me

Well everybody wants to be me

But they don’t want to bruise and they don’t want to bleed

Want to spend all the money, hug up all the honeys

Try to get their fortune for free

Everybody wants to be me

But the don’t want to bruise and they Don’t want to bleed

Want to spend all the money, hung up all the honeys

And try to get their fortune for free

Don’t want to do what it takes to be what they want to be

No but everybody wants, everybody want to be me

Everybody wants

I said everybody wants, everybody wants to be me

Yeah they want to be me

Yes they do

Everybody wants to be me

John Rich Let Somebody Else Drive

Crown whiskey

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When you get on the whiskey

Let somebody else drive ’cause I’m

Trying to sober up, sober up, sober up

Let somebody else drive

2, 3, 4

Well, I heard it on the radio

In 6 O’clock news

They said you better not drive

When you get on the booze

The sheriff was on TV

Shaking his hand

Said, we’re really cracking down

You better understand

When you get on the whiskey

Oh, when you get on the whiskey

Hey, when you get on the whiskey

Let somebody else drive

I started drinking on Friday

And by Saturday night

They had me blowing through a tool

Charged by DUI

Cuffed and buffed and done in the cell

I was trying to sober up and tell ’em myself

When you get on the whiskey

Oh, when you get on the whiskey

Hey, when you get on the whiskey

Let somebody else drive

I’ll drive me home cousin

And forty eight hours is a long time to kill

In a room full of drunks, surrounded by steel

Hell’s all they serve in a metro bar

So don’t be drinking if you’re driving your car

And you get on the whiskey

Oh, when you get on the whiskey

Hey, when you get on the whiskey

Let somebody else drive

I said, when you’re on the crown whiskey

Let somebody else drive

Why don’t you let John Anderson drive, oh, yeah

John Rich I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love

Baby I can tell there’s something that you’re wanting to say.

And I’m so afraid of where this is going.

I know life ain’t easy when you’re living with a man like me.

It’s just got to be some kind of heartache.

I don’t wanna lose your love.

I don’t wanna say goodbye.

I don’t wanna let you do, don’t wanna be alone

With tears in my eyes.

Got to be an answer baby.

Something I can say to change your mind.

I don’t wanna lose your love.

I don’t wanna lose your love tonight.

I’ve got no right to ask you for another chance.

But please understand I’m nothing without you.

Life just wouldn’t man anything to me.

If you ever leave – you’d leave me dying.

I don’t wanna lose your love.

I don’t wanna say goodbye.

I don’t wanna let you do, don’t wanna be alone

With tears in my eyes.

Got to be an answer baby.

Something I can say to change your mind.

I don’t wanna lose your love.

I don’t wanna lose your love tonight.

I won’t let this die. I’ll stand up and fight for our love.

I won’t let go, baby you know-

I still believe in us.

I don’t wanna lose your love.

I don’t wanna say goodbye.

I don’t wanna let you do, don’t wanna be alone

With tears in my eyes.

Got to be an answer baby.

Something I can say to change your mind.

I don’t wanna lose your love.

I don’t wanna lose your love tonight.

John Rich Steel Bridges

Let me hold you now

Till you fall asleep

Let’s lay it down

And let it be

When the morning comes and wakes us up

We’ll be back to being us again

It’s a trial by fire

That we’re going through

But we’ll survive

Like we always do

There’s not a heat that’s hot enough

To melt the bonds binding the two of us

Steel bridges won’t burn

And they won’t wash away

They’ll stand the test of time

Baby, we’re built that way

In the blistering sun or the pouring rain

When the raging river flows

It can bear the weight of a runaway train

It’s strong enough to hold

Steel bridges, steel bridges won’t burn

Love these days

For most people we know

Is a passing phase

It just comes and it goes

But we’ve got something they all need

And I’m not gonna watch it walk away from me

Steel bridges won’t burn

And they won’t wash away

They’ll stand the test of time

Baby, we’re built that way

In the blistering sun or the pouring rain

When the raging river flows

It can bear the weight of a runaway train

It’s strong enough to hold

Steel bridges, steel bridges won’t burn

In the blistering sun or the pouring down rain

When the raging river flows

It can bear the weight of a runaway train

It’s strong enough to hold

Steel bridges, steel bridges don’t burn

John Rich Simplify

Little boys and girls, livin’ lost in the world

I guess their mommas and their papas just forgot how to love them

Sad people everywhere, thinkin’ nobody cares

How we ever gonna reach, each and every one of them

Oh the complicated nature in the way this world revolves

Can trick us into thinkin’ we’ve got problems we can’t solve

We gotta get back to the basics, break it down to black and white

Take a little time to rewind and simplify

Open up your heart, just one little spark

Can ignite that fire that’ll guide us to Heaven

Right here, right now, everybody sing loud

One by one, we can help them together

Oh the complicated nature in the way this world revolves

Can trick us into thinkin’ we’ve got problems we can’t solve

We gotta get back to the basics, break it down to black and white

Take a little time to rewind and simplify

Oh the complicated nature in the way this world revolves

Can trick us into thinkin’ we’ve got problems we can’t solve

We gotta get back to the basics, break it down to black and white

Take a little time to rewind and simplify

Take a little time, take a little time

To simplify

John Rich You Rock Me

Baby, you rock

Baby, you rock me

Baby, you rock me

Makin’ me crazy when you dance

You shockin’ on me

Givin’ me more than I can stand

Put your voodoo on me

I’m just a rag doll in your hands

Oh, baby, you rock me

When you wear them ripped up Wranglers

And you walk my way

Well, you make my jangle, jangle

And I break my chain

You play me like a country fiddle

You really ring my bell

I try to keep it on the down low, honey

But I just can’t help myself

Baby, you rock me

Makin’ me crazy when you dance

You shockin’ on me

Givin’ me more than I can stand

Put your voodoo on me

I’m just a rag doll in your hands

Oh, baby, you rock me

Well, I know you know I’m watchin’

Every move you make

And every time you bend that body

For goodness’ sake, damn

Can you feel that fire I’m feeling

It’s a primitive thing

Make me wanna jump, make me wanna holla

Make me wanna sing

Baby, you rock me

Makin’ me crazy when you dance

You shockin’ on me

Givin’ me more than I can stand

Put your voodoo on me

I’m just a rag doll in your hands

Oh, baby, you rock me

Baby, you rock me

Baby, you rock me

Makin’ me crazy when you dance

You shockin’ on me

Givin’ me more than I can stand

Put your voodoo on me

I’m just a rag doll in your hands

Oh, oh, baby, you rock me

Oh baby, you rock me

You rock me, you rock me

John Rich Trucker Man

He’s got a sunburn on his left arm

From hangin’ out a Peterbilt window

Got a wife and three kids on the farm

Drivin’ just as fast as he can go, yeah

Minneapolis in his rear view

He’s a dead headin’ to Tulsa

Got the hammer down on 82

With every mile marker getting’ closer, I said

Hey, he’s a trucker man

Tryin’ to get home just as fast as he can

Those redeye runs are taking their toll

His eighteen wheeler is a rollin’ back home

Starin’ a hole through the windshield

He’s got nineteen on the CB wheel

They call him the Bandit

‘Cause he only brakes for the Smokies, I said

Hey, he’s a trucker man

Tryin’ to get home just as fast as he can

Those redeye runs are taking their toll

His eighteen wheeler is a rollin’ back home

He’s got a Smith and Wesson in the glove box

And Mother Mary on the dashboard

He’s a red blooded, blue collar man

American right to the core

Hey, he’s a trucker man

Tryin’ to get home just as fast as he can

Those redeye runs are taking their toll

His eighteen wheeler is a rollin’ back home

Say it, hey, he’s a trucker man

Tryin’ to get home just as fast as he can

Those redeye runs are taking their toll

His eighteen wheeler is a rollin’ back home

Well, he’s rollin’ back home