Lauren Alaina Candle In The Wind

Goodbye Norma Jean

Though I never knew you at all

You had the grace to hold yourself

While those around you crawled

They crawled out of the woodwork

And they whispered into your brain

They set you on the treadmill

And they made you change your name

And it seems to me you lived your life

Like a candle in the wind

Never knowing who to cling to

When the rain set in

And I would have liked to have known you

But I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before

Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough

The toughest role you ever played

Hollywood created a superstar

And pain was the price you paid

Even when you died

Oh the press still hounded you

All the papers had to say

Was that Marilyn who was found in the nude

Goodbye Norma Jean

Though I never knew you at all

You had the grace to hold yourself

While those around you crawled

Goodbye Norma Jean

From the young man in the 22nd row

Who sees you as something more than sexual

More than just our Marilyn Monroe

Your legend ever did

Lauren Alaina A Natural Woman

Looking out on the morning rain

I used to feel so uninspired

And when I knew I had to face another day

Lord it made me feel, made me feel so tired

Before the day I met you

Life was so unkind

You’re the key to my piece of mind

‘Cause you make me feel

You make me feel

You make me feel like a natural woman (woman)

When my soul was in the lost and found

You came along to claim it

I didn’t know just what was wrong with me

Till your kiss helped me name it

Now I’m no longer doubtful of what I’m living for

And if I make you happy I don’t need to do more

Oh baby what ya done to me (what ya done to me)

Oh you made me feel so good inside (good inside)

And I just wanna be (close to you)

Close to you you make me feel so alive, so alive

You make me feel

I said you make me feel

You make me feel like a natural woman

A natural woman

Lauren Alaina My Kinda People

Don’t care if you’re wearing a flat boot, cowboy hat, flip flops, or high heels

Don’t care if you’re up or downtown

If you’re hard rock, or rap, or mo-town

Don’t care if you’re PHD, or GED, or ADD

Don’t care if or where you went to school

As long as you’re cool

If you can start a party anywhere you are, hey

You don’t care who’s watching, you just let go

Like everyday’s your birthday, even if it’s Monday

You’re not afraid to let your true colors show

You’re my kind of peopleeeeee

You’re my kind of peopleeeeee

Don’t matter if you got some issues, if you’re clean cut, or covered in tattoos

On the inside or on the out, ain’t what you look like

It’s what you’re about

I don’t care where you’re from, I don’t care what you got, I don’t care what you done, who you are, who you’re not

If you like to get loud, that’s okay

If you can start a party anywhere you are, hey

You don’t care who’s watching, you just let go

Like everyday’s your birthday, even if it’s Monday

You’re not afraid to let your true colors show

You’re my kind of peopleeeeee

You’re my kind of peopleeeeee

Heeeeeey, nah nah nah nah

Heeeeeey, nah nah nah nah

Heeeeeey

I don’t care where you from, I don’t care what you got

Heeeeeey, nah nah nah nah

Heeeeeey, nah nah nah nah

Heeeeeey

I don’t care where you’re from, I don’t care what you got, who you are, who you’re not

If you can start a party anywhere you are, hey

You don’t care who’s watching, you just let go

Like everyday’s your birthday, even if it’s Monday

You’re not afraid to let your true colors show

You’re my kind of peopleeeeee

You’re my kind of peopleeeeee

Heeeeeey, nah nah nah nah

Heeeeeey, nah nah nah nah

Heeeeeey

Lauren Alaina Doin’ Fine

Daddy got sober, Momma got his best friend

I’ve cut down crying to every other weekend

Thanks for asking how I’ve been

I’ve gotten too good at hiding it with an

“I’m okay, things are great”, but the truth is

Yeah, the truth is

I’m doin’ fine enough to know that everyone’s a little broken

Fine enough to learn that hearts are best when they’re wide open

I’ve still got fear inside of me

I’m not okay, but I’m gonna be alright

For the first time in a long time I’m doin’ fine

I’m doin’ fine

Daddy signed the papers the day I turned 19

And Momma drove north to find her new beginning

I blamed God, I blamed myself

Then I found my knees and prayed like hell

It’s funny how a touch of grace gives you healing

Yeah, I’m healing

I’m doin’ fine enough to know that everyone’s a little broken

Fine enough to learn that hearts are best when they’re wide open

I’ve still got fear inside of me

I’m not okay, but I’m gonna be alright

For the first time in a long time I’m doin’ fine

I’m doin’ fine

Oh, these growing pains

Well, I wish they’d go away

But I guess you can’t be free without a fight

I’m doin’ fine enough to know everyone’s a little broken

Fine enough to learn hearts are best when they’re wide open

I’ve still got fear inside of me

I’m not okay, but I’m gonna be alright

Oh, for the first time in a long, long time I’m doin’ fine, yeah

I’m doin’ fine, yeah yeah

Daddy got sober, Momma got his best friend

But I’m doin’ fine, yeah yeah

Lauren Alaina Eighteen Inches

It’s about fifteen hundred miles to California,

They’ll get there Friday if they leave tonight,

She sneaks out at three thirty in the morning,

Leaves a note so she won’t see her daddy cry.

He cuts the engine when he coasts in the driveway,

She slides in and gives him one kiss for the road,

No friends and no family, no job out there waiting,

The whole town will call them crazy but they gotta go.

Cause when you’re young and in love, yeah,

You might do some things that don’t seem all that smart,

Cause there ain’t no greater distance

Than the eighteen inches from your head to your heart, yeah.

They can barely make rent on a rundown apartment,

She’s waiting tables and he’s a valet,

They’re behind on the bills and the car’s barely running,

But he buys a ring with the tips that he’s saved.

When you’re young and in love, yeah,

You might do some things that don’t seem all that smart,

Cause there ain’t no greater distance

Than the eighteen inches from your head to your heart.

Last thing they need is another mouth to feed, but they want one,

They’re just kids themselves but that’s gonna change in nine more months,

She wakes him up at three thirty in the morning,

Ready or not their new life’s gonna start,

Seven pounds and eighteen inches,

The doctor lays that new baby’s head right on her heart.

When you’re young and in love, yeah,

You might do some things that don’t seem all that smart,

But thank God for those eighteen inches,

The distance it is from your head to your heart, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Lauren Alaina My Grown Up Christmas List

Do you remember me

I sat upon your knee

I wrote to you with childhood fantasies

Well I’m all grown up now

And still need help somehow

I’m not a child but my heart still can dream

So here’s my lifelong wish

My grown up Christmas list

Not for myself but for a world in need

No more lives torn apart

That wars would never start

And time would heal all hearts

And everyone would have a friend

And right would always win

And love would never end, oh

This is my grown up Christmas list

As children we believe

The grandest sight to see

Was something lovely wrapped beneath our tree

But Heaven surely knows

That packages and bows

Can never heal a hurting human soul

No more lives torn apart

That wars would never start

And time would heal all hearts

And everyone would have a friend

And right would always win

And love would never end, oh

This is my grown up Christmas list

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth

Maybe only in our blind belief, can we ever find the truth

No more lives torn apart

That wars would never start

And time would heal all hearts

And everyone would have a friend

And right would always win

And love would never end, oh

This is my grown up Christmas list

This is my grown up Christmas list

My grown up Christmas list

Lauren Alaina The Climb

I can almost see it

That dream I am dreaming

But there’s a voice inside my head saying

“You’ll never reach it”

Every step I’m taking

Every move I make feels

Lost with no direction

My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying

Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain

I’m always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be a uphill battle

Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there

Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing

The chances I’m taking

Sometimes might knock me down

But no, I’m not breaking

I may not know it

But these are the moments that

I’m gonna remember most, yeah

Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong

Just keep pushing on

‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain

I’m always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be a uphill battle

Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there

Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

It’s the climb, yeah!

There’s always gonna be another mountain

I’m always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Somebody’s gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there

Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

It’s the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing

Keep the faith, baby

It’s all about, it’s all about the climb

Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

Lauren Alaina Funny Thing About Love

You used to want me

But I didn’t want you

But now I want you

Oh, but you don’t want me

Why can’t our two hearts

Just make up their minds?

And want the same thing

At the same time

The funny thing about love

It never makes sense

It just keeps messing you up

It never makes sense, never makes sense

You let it go, never want it back

You turn around and just like that

You swear you can’t get enough

That’s the funny thing about love

That’s the funny thing about love

We were best friends

Until I kissed you

You know you liked it

And I did too

As soon you admit you’re crazy about me

I’m off and running, the soon enough you’ll see

The funny thing about love

It never makes sense

It just keeps messing you up

It never makes sense, never makes sense

You let it go, never want it back

You turn around and just like that

You swear you can’t get enough

That’s the funny thing about love

That’s the funny thing about love

It makes you crazy

It will make you do the stupidest stuff

You can’t live without it yeah

That’s the funny thing about love, yeah

The funny thing about love

It never makes sense

It just keeps messing you up

It never makes sense, never makes sense

You let it go, never want it back

You turn around and just like that

You swear you can’t get enough

You swear you can’t get enough

That’s the funny thing about love

That’s the funny thing about love

The funny thing about love

It never makes sense

It just keeps messing you up

Lauren Alaina Growing Her Wings

Brother’s in the backyard diggin’ in the dirt

Mama’s in the kitchen in an old t-shirt

Daddy’s diesel’s coming up the street

And she’s in her bedroom growing her wings

Ready to Run in her headphones

Pretty in pink on all ten toes

Nose in a Cosmo magazine

All the junk mama says, she’s too young to read

Little do they know she’s growing her wings

They got her whole life on lockdown

Doing time behind her bedroom door

I guess it’s alright for right now

But outside her window there’s so much

More room for running and space to discover

A whole wide world to see

She’s dreaming about the girl she’s gonna be

Stuck in Rice County, growing her wings

The neighbor boy taught her how to French kiss

And daddy’s got eyes in the back of his head

He said, no dating ’til you’re 18

Now she’s in her room grounded, growing her wings

They got her whole life on lockdown

Doing time behind her bedroom door

I guess it’s alright for right now

But outside her window there’s so much

More room for running and space to discover

A whole wide world to see

She’s dreaming about the girl she’s gonna be

Stuck in Rice County, growing her wings

She wants to fly and never look down

But tonight she’s tucked inside a tiny little town

In a little twin bed all safe and sound

And there’s so much

More room for running and space to discover

A whole wide world to see

She’s dreaming about the girl that she’s gonna be

Stuck in Rice County, growing her wings

Growing her wings

Lauren Alaina Tupelo

Picked a wildflower off the side of the road

You put it in my hair

Two bare feet up on the dashboard

Hands waving through the summer air

Looking at you, looking at me

With the wind strapped to our backs

Flying as high as a bird in the sky

Don’t get much better than that

And we sang all the way down to Tupelo

Love struck right on the money

Heartbeats a beating to the radio

Kisses sweet as the honey

Down in Tupelo

All the way down to Tupelo

Counting the white lines a mile by mile

Worries slipping away

Took a back road for a little slow down

Off of the interstate

We followed the river as far as it goes

Smiling in the July sun

Hearing you say, you were falling in love

I said, you ain’t the only one

And we sang all the way down to Tupelo

Love struck right on the money

Heartbeats a beating to the radio

Kisses sweet as the honey

Down in Tupelo

All the way down

La la la la la la

Wind strapped to our backs

La la la la la la

Don’t get much better than that

And we sang all the way down to Tupelo

Love struck right on the money

Heartbeats a beating to the radio

Kisses sweet, kisses sweet

And we sang all the way down to Tupelo

Love struck right on the money

Heartbeats a beating to the radio

Kisses sweet as the honey

Down in Tupelo

All the way down to Tupelo

La la la la la la

La la la la la la

La la la la la la

La la la la la la

All the way down to Tupelo, yeah

All the way down to Tupelo

All the way down to Tupelo