Tanya Tucker I’ve Learned To Live

Like a child lost in the wilderness

I knew not where to go

Surrounded by the emptiness

Of a love that left me cold

I stumbled through that darkness

Of nights that have no stars

And days that have no sunshine

To warm my naked heart

Like a bird in flight brought down by stones

From an unknown assailant’s sling

A stranger took you from my arms

And I lost everything

In days to come I nearly ran

 

Out of ways to stay alive

But through it all I never lost

The will to survive (and)

I’m not over you and I doubt that I’ll ever be

But I’ve learned to live and you won’t be the death of me, oh no

Yes I’ve learned to live and I’m doing well

But I’m not over you

Like a thief who takes just what he needs

And leaves the rest behind

You took the heart right out of me

And left me with my mind

And I’ve almost went out of it

At times believed I did

But gradually I learned you’re someone

I’ll have to live with (’cause)

I’m not over you and I doubt that I’ll ever be

But I’ve learned to live and you won’t be the death of me, oh no

Yes I’ve learned to live and I’m doing well

But I’m not over you

I’m not over you and I doubt that I’ll ever be

But I’ve learned to live and you won’t be the death of me, oh no

Yes I’ve learned to live and I’m doing well

But I’m not over you

Tanya Tucker I’ll Take The Memories

There’s a moving van out in the drive

It’s time to divide everything up

We’ve taken down the bed

Where so many nights we made love

We’ve gone through everything

And given back the rights

We once cherished

You can take the things you want

And leave the things you don’t

But as for me

I’ll take the memories

You can have the rest

I know we had some bad times

But our good times were the best

There’s so many keepsakes

After’ all we’ve been through

But I’ll take the memories

If I can’t have you

I don’t know just what I’ll do

I’ve been so used to loving you

Such a long time

Even though I’ll try

There’s no way that I’ll get you off my mind

So while we’re packing up our lives

And saying our goodbyes I want to tell you

You can take the things you want

And leave the things you want

And leave the things you don’t

But as for me

I’ll take the memories

You can have the rest

I know we had some bad times

But our good times were the best

There’s so many keepsakes

After’ all we’ve been through

But I’ll take the memories

If I can’t have you

Tanya Tucker Crazy Arms

Now blue ain’t the word for the way that I feel

There’s a storm brewin’ in this heart of mine

This ain’t no crazy dream, I know that it’s real

You’re someone else’s love now, you’re not mine

Crazy arms that reach to hold somebody new

While my yearnin’ heart keeps sayin’ you’re not mine

My troubled mind knows soon to another you’ll be wed

And that’s why I’m lonely all the time

So please take the treasured dreams I had for you and me

And take all the love I thought was mine

Oh, someday my crazy arms will hold somebody new

But for now I’m so lonesome all the time

Crazy arms that reach to hold somebody new

While my yearnin’ heart keeps sayin’ you’re not mine

My troubled mind knows soon to another you’ll be wed

And that’s why I’m lonely all the time

And that’s why I’m lonely all the time

Tanya Tucker It Hurts Like Love

It sure felt like forever

When we were together

Imagine my surprise

When You Told Me It Was Over

Threw your coat over your shoulder

And walked out of my life

You said that it was just infatuation

Something I’d get over soon enough

But it hurts like love

And it feels like heartache

You were here in my arms

Then you were gone

And now it’s just too late

It’s a crying shame

After all of this pain

I’m still not sure just what it was

But it hurts like love

I don’t know how it happened

I gave it all my passion

Believing it was real

I was sure that it could save you

But all it ever gave you

Was this emptiness I feel

I know that it’s only an illusion

But every night that I don’t feel your touch

But it hurts like love

And it feels like heartache

You were here in my arms

Then you were gone

And now it’s just too late

It’s a crying shame

After all of this pain

I’m still not sure just what it was

But it hurts like love

I’m still not sure just what it was

But it hurts like love

Tanya Tucker Tennessee Woman

Lay me down on porch at midnight

Get me high on the southern moonlight

Walk me down by the river star bright

Hold me, my friend, I’m home again

I’m a Tennessee woman

Who’s been away from home

I know I don’t belong in that city world

Old Smoky Mountains, do you remember me

I’m from Tennessee, I’m just a local girl

Make my bed where the sun can wake me

From my dreams of childhood take me

Where the winds of time can’t shake me

Help me unload this weight of the road

I’m a Tennessee woman

I’m a Tennessee woman

Tanya Tucker Nobody Dies From A Broken Heart

Nobody told me

It could ever hurt so bad

I’m having to learn the hard way

Now that you’re gone

It’s hurting me more

Than any pain I’ve ever had

I don’t know how I can go on

Nobody dies from a broken heart

Give it time, and your dreams will start again

I know love can tear you apart

But nobody dies from a broken heart

Everyone tells me

It’s gonna take a little time

Before you find your heartaches slipping away

I know they mean well

And they’re just trying to ease my mind

And it doesn’t help to hear them say

There nothing anybody’s gonna say

That’ll talk me out of feeling this way

There’s nothing anyone can do

To take away my love for you

I know they mean well

And they’re just trying to ease my mind

It doesn’t help to hear them say

Nobody dies from a broken heart

Give it time, and your dreams will start again

I know love can tear you apart

But nobody dies from a broken heart

Tanya Tucker Old Dan Tucker’s Daughter

Mama died havin’ me and papa tried to raise me

And then he took to drinkin’ when I was only three

I’d follow him and his guitar along the streets of Mobile

Where he’d sing for just a drink and a lollipop for me

Then at night he sat me on the bar while he did some singin’

I played with his old railroad watch when I was a dancin’

And I passed around his worn out hat, they’re pitchin’ down some quarters

Oh how proud I was to be old Dan Tucker’s daughter

Things seemed to go from bad to worse as I grew sadly older

And papa looked so down and out failin’ more each day

And pride I always felt to him slowly turned to pity

And Lord you know it broke my heart each time I hear them say

Get out away old Dan Tucker

Take this dime and take this quarter

Get out away old Dan Tucker

Take your wine and take your daughter

Papa died just today a cold gray Mobile mornin’

Now here I stand all alone cryin’ on his grave

Not a single soul from Mobile came to wish him well his journey

But at least for papa’s goin’, no one there will say

Hey, get out away old Dan Tucker

Take this dime and take this quarter

Get out away old Dan Tucker

Take your wine and take your daughter

Tanya Tucker Stormy Weather

Sometimes you can be like a stranger

in moments when you’re so far away

in the night when I reach out to hold you

you just turn away, why do you turn away

oh, I love you so when you’re smilin’

but your smile has faded overnight

will we stay like this for a lifetime

gettin’ nothin’ right, gettin’ nothin’ right

why do we always have stormy weather

why do we have it so rough

is it so hard just to stay close together

why can’t we ever have love

oh, I knew from the first time I saw you

I just had to make you mine

felt so sad when you told me

about your troubled life, all about your troubled life

so here we are just a few years further

still tryin’ to make it work

I’ve a feelin’ what we really need right now, girl

is just a little love, oh baby, just a little love

why should we always have stormy weather

why should we have it so rough

it’s not so hard just to stay close together

why can’t we only have love

Tanya Tucker Rainy Girl

Maybe you wish I was someone else

I’ve tried so hard to be myself

But I can see you need a change

Some folks get tired of the rain

Some folks get tired of the rain

One sunny day you’ll change your mind

And look for clouds but you find

Your rainy girl won’t rain no more

Some folks get tired of the rain

Some folks get tired of the rain

Hope you find those sunny days

As bright as you thought they would be

Remember who wanted what a change

It was you babe, not me

My love will last forever more

Just like the rain my love will pour

And when you go I’ll love again

Some folks don’t tire of the rain

Some folks don’t tire of the rain

Some folks get tired of the rain

Tanya Tucker Lizzie And The Rainman

He came ridin’ in on the sunrise of a hot west Texas day

A fancy man in a painted wagon with some fancy things to say

Looks like you folks need some water, well water is my game

And for the small price of $100 I betcha I can make it rain

Step back non believers or the rain will never come

Somebody start that fire a-burning somebody beat the drum

You know some may think I’m crazy for making all these claims

But I swear before this day is over you folks are gonna see some rain

They all just stood there a-staring trying to believe

But there was one named Lizzie Cooper who said he was a lying cheat

You say you call yourself a rainman, well you oughta be ashamed

Starting all these people dreamin’, thinking you can make it rain

Step back non believers or the rain will never come

Somebody keep that fire a-burning somebody beat the drum

You know some may think I’m crazy for making all these claims

But I swear before this day is over you folks are going see some rain

Hey Lizzie, well a mans got to have a dream

And if you can’t walk on the inside with me, I’ll meet you in between

Oh come with me Lizzie and the stars will right your name

And if you still think I’m lying to you, look younder there comes the rain

Step back non believers for the rain will never come

Somebody keep that fire a-burning somebody beat the drum

You know some folks think I’m crazy for making all these claims

But I swear before this day is over you folks are going see some rain

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