The Band Perry Lyrics

Written by Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

It ain't complicated
Well I've grown to hate it
I never liked the taste of crow
But baby I ate it
They tried to warn me
They said that you were ornery
So don't bring me those big brown eyes
and tell me that you're sorry
You might as well throw gasoline on a fire

The way you lie
You lie like a priceless Persian rug on a rich man's floor
Yeah you lie like a coon dog basking in the sunshine on my porch
Well you lie like a penny in a parking lot at the grocery store
It just comes way too natural to you
The way you lie

That ain't my perfume, I bet she had a curfew
You told me you were out with the boys and baby I believed you
So why you lookin' so nervous
You know you kind of deserve this
I ought to kill you right now
And do the whole wide world a service
Well my daddy's gonna straighten you out
Like a piece of wire, like a piece of wire

The way you lie
You lie like the man with the slicked back hair who sold me that Ford
Yeah you lie like a pine tree in the back yard after last month's storm
Well you lie like a penny in a parking lot at the grocery store
It just comes way too natural to you
The way you lie

Well I tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna drive to the big old muddy river
I'm gonna park my car in the middle of the mile long bridge
And then I'm gonna cry
Well maybe just a little
Then I'm gonna slip off the ring that you put on my finger
And give it a big old fling and watch it sink
Down, down, down
And there it's gonna lie until the Lord comes back around

Because you lie like a priceless
Persian rug on a rich man's floor
Yeah you lie like a coon dog basking in the sunshine on my porch
Well you lie like a penny in a parking lot at the grocery store
It just comes so dang natural to you
The way you lie

The way you lie
Well it's what you do, it's who you are
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brett Beavers

I like your lips like I like my Coca-Cola, Yeah
Oh how it pops and fizzes
You like my shirt like I like it when you hold my hand
The way it fits
Its got me feelin lucky

Looky who is coming hoo
You got that something
Boy I wanna be where you are
And I'm gunnin' for ya
Can't even fall for some other man,
'Cause Brotherman
You know how to get hip to my heart
(Come on now)

All the girls in town look you up and look you down I know
So come on and pick your kitten
Purr baby purr, go ahead and say the word, let's go
I think I'm the one you're diggin'
Got me feelin lucky

Looky who is coming hoo
You got that something
Boy I wanna be where you are
And I'm gunnin' for ya
Can't even fall for some other man,
'Cause Brotherman
You know how to get hip to my heart

Tell me who, who
Tell me who, You

You play it cool
You play it so c-c-cool
And what am I supposed to do
When you play it so cool and I've got the hots for you

Looky who is coming hoo
You got that something
Boy I wanna be where you are
And I'm gunnin' for ya
Can't even fall for some other man,
'Cause Brotherman
You know how to get hip to my heart

I said you know how to get hip to my heart
I said you know how to get hip to my heart
I said you know how to get hip to my heart
Written by Kimberly Perry

If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
Uh oh, Uh oh

Lord make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother
She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors,
Oh and life ain't always what you think it ought to be
No, ain't even gray, but she buries her baby
The sharp knife of a short life,
Well I've had just enough time

If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
The sharp knife of a short life,
Well I've had just enough time

And I'll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom
I'm as green as the ring on my little cold finger
I've never known the lovin' of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holdin' my hand
There's a boy here in town says he'll love my forever
Who would have thought forever could be severed by
The sharp knife of a short life,
Well I've had just enough time

So put on your best boys and I'll wear my pearls
What I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts, oh no I'll sell 'em for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll here the words I been singing
Funny when your dead how people start a-listenin'

If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
Uh oh
The ballad of a dove
Uh oh
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep 'em in your pocket
Save them for a time when your really gonna need 'em
Oh the sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time

So put on your best boys and I'll wear my pearls
Written by Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen

Would you walk to the edge of the ocean
Just to fill my jar with sand
Just in case I get the notion
To let it run through my hands
Let it run through my hand

Well I don't want the whole world
The sun, the moon and all their light
I just want to be the only girl
You love all your life
You love all your life

Would you catch a couple thousand fireflies
Put 'em in a lamp to light my world, yeah
All dressed up in a tux and bow tie
Hand delivered to a lonely girl
To a lonely, lonely girl

I don't want the whole world
The sun, the moon and all their light
I just wanna be the only girl
You love all your life
You love all your life

Lately I've been writing desperate love songs
I mostly sing them to the wall
You could be the centerpiece of my obsession
If you would notice me at all
I'd oh
Yeah, yeah.

I don't want the whole world,
No
The sun, the moon and all their light.
And I just wanna be the only girl,
You love all your life.
You love all your life

You love all your life, life, yeah.
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

Wish I would have noticed sooner all that crazy in your eyes
Do you practice in the mirror on that temptin' crooked smile
Like the serpent in the garden, you came crawlin' back to me
Twice I ate that poison apple, it made me sick of being Eve

Well I'll admit that I was wrong

You said I'd miss you
Oh yes I do
Honey I miss you
Being gone

I saw that floozy you been wooing on your ex-best buddy's arm
And I knew you'd soon be slinkin' back turning on the charm
Yeah well cupid ain't a boozer in a tavern throwing darts
Do you think I walk around with a bullseye on my heart

Well I'll admit that I was wrong
You said I'd miss you
Oh yes I do
Sugar I miss you
Being gone

I miss you like...
Drama queens and cat fights and braces on prom night
I miss you like...
Boy bands and cheap cologne, our song and chaperones
And all the other things that I've outgrown

Well you know you've got the mojo, but it ain't working me no more
And I swear I won't be checking you out when you walk out my door

Well I'll admit that I was wrong
You said I'd miss you
And boy you got issues
Honey I miss you
Being gone
Being gone
Being gone
Thank God you're gone
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brett Beavers

Woo hoo hoo hoo
Woo hoo hoo
Woo hoo oo hoo hoo
He was sweet as cotton candy at a county fair
He's a cold drink of water with butterscotch hair
He swore that he loved me well I guess he probably did
'Cause when he rolled up his sleeve one day
I saw my name next to his

A new tattoo stinging like a hornet
Two little hearts like a big red warning
I wasn't looking for a permanent thing
First comes the ink then comes the ring

Bye bye baby
I bet we could've made a bunch of sweet memories
You should've slowed down mister
Moving like a twister's just a little fast for me
So now its zero to 60 and if you ever miss me
I'm right there on your arm
Don't you cry I'll leave you something behind
Skid marks and a double heart

Well he's a tough bronc buster, I'll bet he sleeps in his boots
Well he tried to throw a rope around me right out of the shoots, yeah
He swore that he loved me well I reckon he probably did
Cause when he rolled up his sleeve one day
I thought here we go again

A new tattoo burning like a brand
Two little hearts on my rodeo man
I wasn't looking for a permanent thing
First comes the ink then comes the ring

Bye bye baby
I bet we could've made a bunch of sweet memories
You should've slowed down mister
Moving like a twister's just a little fast for me
So now its zero to 60 and if you ever miss me
I'm right there on your arm
Don't you cry I'll leave you something behind
Skid marks and a double heart

Woo hoo Woo hoo
I'm a free bird
Woo hoo Woo hoo
I'm a free bird

A new tattoo whistlin' Dixie
Two little hearts ain't a-gonna get me
I'm not looking for a permanent thing
So don't shoot the ink 'til I take the ring

Bye bye baby
I bet we could've made a bunch of sweet memories
You should've slowed down mister
Moving like a twister's just a little fast for me
So now its zero to 60 and if you ever miss me
I'm right there on your arm
Don't you cry I'll leave you something behind
Skid marks and a'skid marks and a...
Skid marks and a double heart
Well I'm a free bird
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Kara Dioguardi, Jeff Cohen

I remember when my heart caught the fever
You were standing all alone in the summer heat
I was with my boyfriend, my new boyfriend
He was as sweet as he could be
One look at you and I was through
My heart switched up on me

Like a postcard from Paris
When I've seen the real thing
It's like finding out your diamond is from her old promise ring
A call back from your fortune teller, She read your cards upside down
The meanest thing you ever did is come around

And now I'm ruined
I'm ruined

In the evening you can catch me daydreaming
Did that moment send you reeling just like me
I should have gone over, right over
I should have never let you leave
But it's the never knowing that keeps this going
And drives me crazy

Like a postcard from Paris
When I've seen the real thing
It's like finding out your diamond is from an old promise ring
Come on back from your fortune teller She read your cards upside down
The meanest thing you ever did is come around

Just when I thought things were alright
My eyes played tricks on my mind
Will I ever be satisfied
'Cause all I ever seem to find

Is a postcard from Paris
When I need the real thing
It's like finding out your diamond is from an old promise ring
Come on back from your fortune teller She read your cards upside down
The meanest thing you ever did
The cruelest thing you ever did
The meanest thing you ever did is come around

I am ruined
I'm ruined
Now I am ruined
Yeah
I am ruined

Yeah, yeah
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry

I was meant to be by your side
And I have waited here a long time
For you to turn around and notice me
But now you're here holding hands with me

Walk me down the middle of the county fair
Walk me down the middle like you don't care
Walk me by the ferris wheel
And make sure that she sees
Let the whole world know you belong to me

I have heard about your bitter end
About how she stole your heart and put it back again
Well I may not be the prettiest girl around
But I sure am a sight for sore, sore eyes

Walk me down the middle of Main Street
Walk me down where the whole town will be
I don?t need no parade
But make sure that she sees
Let the whole world know you belong to me

I'd walk through fire for you
Walk through barbed wire for you
I'd walk for miles, it's true
Just to be with you

If you walk me down the middle of my momma's church
Walk me down that aisle in your finest shirt
Let the whole world know you will
Walk me down the middle of the county fair
Oh walk me down the middle like you don't care
Walk me by the ferris wheel
And make sure they all see
Let the whole world know you belong to me
You belong to me
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

Patient anticipation
Up till now I've been hurry up and waiting
At a bus stop in Independence licking an ice-cream cone
I've been kicking I've been scheming
This is as close as I've ever been to leaving
Five blocks away, a stone's throw from home
But I'm as good as gone

I gotta get gone gone gone
Shooting like a gun a gun a gun
Skipping like a stone stone stone
Far as I can run to where freedom is free
There's a road like a long gray ribbon far as I can see
And it's pulling independence out of me

Emancipation or paper chasing
Leaving with question marks and Momma's blessing
I put her picture in my pocket along with her rosary
Some say I'm crazy, a little loco
And most of my friends will live and die in this zip code
It might be for me but until I go
How am I ever supposed to know

I gotta get gone gone gone
Shooting like a gun a gun a gun
Skipping like a stone stone stone
As far as I can run to where freedom is free
There's a road like a long gray ribbon far as I can see

I'm busting out of Independence
Independence busting out of me
I'm busting out of Independence
Independence busting out of me

I gotta get gone gone gone
Shooting like a gun a gun a gun
Skipping like a stone stone stone
As far as I can run to where freedom is free
There's a road like a long gray ribbon far as I can see
There's a road like a long gray ribbon far as I can see
And it's pulling independence out of me

Independence
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry

I don't know what I was thinkin'
You were no good but you could do some fancy talkin'
I'm not your Trixie Delight or a gumball machine
(nooo...)
You can keep your quarter man
'Cause you won't get nothing sweet out of me

I'm quittin', (quittin'), quittin',(quittin'), quittin'
I'm quittin' you
Like a girl wants her chocolate, yeah
I know that I'll miss you
But I'm quittin', (quittin'), quittin', quittin',
I'm not kiddin' I'm kickin' you,
Cause you're my bad habit
And I'm quittin' you

I don't know what the heck you were thinkin'
It's gonna, gonna take a better man,
I'm bettin', to win my hand

I'm not gonna play your game,
I don't like the high stakes,
I'd rather sit alone at home that one more round of Old Maid

I'm quittin', (quittin'), quittin',(quittin'), quittin'
I'm quittin' you
Like a gambler leaving Vegas, boy,
You know that I'll miss you
But I'm quittin', (quittin'), quittin', (quittin'), quittin',
I'm not kiddin' I'm kickin' you,
Cause you're my bad habit
And I'm quittin' you

Cold turkey
Giving you the cold shoulder
Off like a band-aid, One quick sting, then it's over

I'm quittin', (quittin'), quittin',(quittin'), quittin'
I'm kidding, I'm kicking you
'Cause you're my bad habit
And the good Lord won't have it
Uh-uh
You're my, my bad habit
And I'm quittin' you

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

When I first laid eyes on you
Well the night just felt so odd
You looked at me and the stars lined up
So I thought I'd heard from God
And I gave it my best shot

Loving you was like throwing a lasso around a tornado
I tried to hold on to
Took a ride on a tilt-a-whirl that sits on top of the world
Man I thought I could show you
I've always been afraid of flying
But you can't blame a girl for trying

Felt like a pearl when I was holding your hand
So precious I forgot
You could have any girl but I only wanted one man
And you were everything I'm not
Still I gave it my best shot

Loving you was like throwing a lasso around a tornado
I tried to hold on to
Took a turn on a high trapeze swinging over the deep
I thought I could show you
I've always been afraid of flying
But you can't blame a girl for trying

Like a vine bends a tree to the ground
I won't hold you down
I tried to climb just as high
But I found all the clouds touch the ground
In this small town

Took a ride on a high trapeze swinging over the deep
I thought I could show you
That I've always been afraid of flying
But you can't blame a girl for trying
No you can't blame a girl
Written by Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnally, Brandy Lynn Clark

I told you on the day we wed
I was gonna love you 'til I's dead
Made you wait 'til our wedding night
That's the first and the last time I wear white
So if the ties that bind ever do come loose
Tie them in a knot like a hangman's noose
'Cause I'll go to heaven or I'll go to hell
Before I'll see you with someone else

Put me in the ground
Put me six foot down
And let the stone say:

Here lies the girl whose only crutch
Was loving one man just a little too much
If you go before I do
I'm gonna tell the gravedigger that he better dig two

Well,
It won't be whiskey, won't be meth
It'll be your name on my last breath
If divorce or death ever do us part
The coroner will call it a broken heart

So put me in the ground
Put me six foot down
And let the stone say:

Here lies the girl whose only crutch
Was loving one man just a little too much
If you go before I do
I'm gonna tell the gravedigger that he better dig two

Dig two
Ooh, ooh

I took your name when I took those vows
I meant 'em back then and I mean 'em right now,
Oh, right now

If the ties that bind ever do come loose
If forever ever ends for you
If that ring gets a little too tight
You might as well read me my last rights

And let the stone say:

Here lies the girl whose only crutch
Was loving one man just a little too much
If you go before I do
Gonna tell the gravedigger that he better dig, uh!

Heavy stone right next to mine,
We'll be together 'til the end of time
Don't you go before I do,
I'm gonna tell the gravedigger that he better dig two

I told you on the day we wed
I was gonna love you 'til I's dead
Written by Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Jacob Bryant, John Davidson

You've been wearing that crown and tearing me down
It's been a while since you've treated me right
You strung me along for far to long 'cause I never gave up the fight, until now
It's gonna hit you hard til you see stars
It's gonna put through you a world of hurt
Oh I don't believe in getting even but giving what you deserve

Oh my, oh my

Mama always told me that I should play nice
She didn't know you when she gave me that advice
I'm through, with you
You're one bridge I'd like to burn
Bottle up the ashes, smash the urn
I'm through with you, la dee da
I don't wanna be your just for fun
Don't wanna be under your thumb
All I wanna be is done, done

You crossed the line too many times,
I'm gonna put you in your place
You play with dynamite don't be surprised when I blow up in your face
Oh my, oh my
Mama always told me that I should play nice
She didn't know you when she gave me that advice
I'm through, with you
You're one bridge I'd like to burn
Bottle up the ashes, smash the urn
I'm through with you, la dee da
I don't wanna be part of your fun
Don't wanna be under your thumb
All I wanna be is done

(Done) with your selfish ways
And all the games you play
I'm through with you and everything you say

Mama told me that I should play nice
She didn't know you when she gave that advice
Mama always told me that I should play nice
But she didn't know you when she gave that advice
I'm through, with you
You're one bridge I'd like to burn
Scatter the ashes, smash the urn
I'm through with you, la dee da (la dee da)
I don't wanna be your just for fun,
Don't wanna be under your thumb
All I wanna be is done
All I wanna be is done
Hey ooh, I wanna be done (so done)
So done (so done) so done
Written by Sarah Buxton, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins

I need a saving grace, A hiding place
I don't have forever or time to waste
So don't let me be lonely

I wanna shake this winter coat off my sleeve
Dust off a record and just be free
Oh don't let me be lonely
No don't let me be lonely

When you're young, You can fly
But we trip on clouds 'cause we get too high
We grow up and then it's gone
Oh God only knows what we'll become

So don't let me be, let me be, let me be lonely tonight
While we're young and alive
Take the keys to my car and the keys to my heart and just drive
Oh don't let me, let me be lonely

Well the night rolls on like a long lost friend
Til the sunrise bleeds like the bitter end
Don't let me be lonely

Well there's nothing to hide and nothing to prove
Give me all that you are
You've got nothing to lose
Just don't let me be lonely
No don't let me be lonely

So don't let me be, let me be, let me be lonely tonight
While we're young and alive
Take the keys to my car and the keys to my heart and just drive
Oh don't let me, let me be lonely

No, Don't let me be

When you're young, Life's a dream
It's a beautiful and a burning thing
We grow up And then it's gone
But the memory goes on and on and on and on and on and on

Don't let me be, let me be, let me be lonely tonight
While we're young and alive
Take the keys to my car and the keys to my heart and just drive
Oh don't let me, let me be lonely

Don't let me be lonely
Written by Kimberly Perry, Neil Perry, Reid Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

Oh Pioneer, I sing your song
Well it's the hymn of those who've gone before and those who carry on
Pioneer, your work is hard
But the future of us all rests on the shoulders of your heart

Where are we going, Oh I don't know
But still I've got to go
What will become of us, Oh I don't care
All I know is I'll go anywhere
Pioneer

Oh Pioneer, So young and brave
Be careful of the careful souls who doubt you along the way
Pioneer, you orphaned child
Your mother is adventure and your father is the wild
Where are we going, oh I don't know
But still I've got to go
What will become of us, Oh I don't care
All I know is I'll go anywhere
Pioneer

Let your heart not be troubled
I won't run when bullets chase me
I won't rest where arms embrace me
I will love when people hate me
I won't hush, no you can't make me
Send the dark but it won't break me
You can try but you can't change me
Take my life, they will replace me
I won't hush, no you can't make me
I won't hush, no we will sing
Where are we going
Oh I don't know, But still I've got to go
What will become of us, Oh I don't care
All I know is I'll go anywhere
Pioneer

Let your heart not be troubled
Let your heart not be troubled
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brad Paisley

The airline lost my luggage and the governor lost my vote
My best friend lost her innocence in her boyfriend's rowboat
Your mother lost her favorite pearls, the ones that you gave to me
Oh, I lost them when I tossed them on the day that you lost me

Forever mine, forever mine oh my
You saved my life, you said forever (Forever!)
Never (Never!)

I broke my bedroom mirror and it broke my luck in two
Then my brothers broke the bad bad news, that you broke the truth
So I smashed my right hand open, when I smashed the nose on you
'Cause you smashed my heart when you did what you said you'd never do

Forever mine, forever mine oh my
You saved my life when, you said forever (Forever!)
Never (Never!)
Mine, nevermind
You must have lost your mind
When you said forever, you could do better (Never!)

Oh I'll forget the day, I saw your face
I lost my way, I trusted you, I trusted all your lovely words
They were a curse, you piece of dirt,
Ooh I trusted you, I trusted you, I trusted you

Forever
Forever mine, forever mine oh my
You saved my life,
You said forever (Forever!)
Never (Never!)
Mine, nevermind
Did you lose your mind?
'Cause you said forever, you could do better
Never!
Forever is a long long time
No
Forever mine

The South lost the battle and children lose their youth
The best day of my life was on the day that I lost you
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

Well you can find my face where the moon light lingers 'cause it's
Friday night and it's as hot as ever
Oh my heart is banging to the beat
Of the band
Me and my pals we got scars from the week
But now we're making our noise and we're moving our feet
As we do our best to let things get out of hand

Oh it's a night gone wasted again
I'm making up with my enemies and loving my best friends
Well well well
It's the best medication to make the whole wide world go around
Oh it's a night gone wasted, oh yeah

Well all of our eyes they got rings of fire 'cause we're
Burning time like, there's no tomorrow
Oh it's gonna take a while to blow off, a week's worth of steam
So tell your, your sweet mama not to worry her pretty little head
'Cause I'll have you home soon and then I'll tuck you in bed
But until then let's do our best to get out of hand
Man oh man

It's a night gone wasted again
Oh, I'm making up with my enemies and loving my best friends
Well well well
It's the best medication to help the whole wide world go around
Oh it's a night gone wasted
Oh yeah

Oh what a riot it's been
I'm gonna save up some more money to spend
Another night

Well well well
It's the best medication to help the whole population survive
It's a night gone wasted
Oh it's a night gone wasted
Oh it's a night night gone wasted
Tonight
Alright
We're going out tonight,
Ha
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

Well I never felt nothing like I did tonight
You had the face of a boy that I met in a dream one time
Some heard it thunder and so did I
I swear it happened when your eyes met mine
Maybe it was just the way the wind blew
Maybe it was God and his son too
But in that moment I know that I knew that I, I found you

I saw a light I, Heard a bell
You were the very best feeling that I ever felt
And suddenly you are standing here, mine all mine well
I saw a light I, saw a light

Well I still can't believe someone left you laying around
Something precious like you should have already been found
What if I'd stayed home and done nothing tonight
What if you had looked left and I had looked right
For once in our lives we were both on time and now
I found you
I saw a light I, Heard a bell
You were the very best feeling that I ever felt
And suddenly you are standing here,
Mine all mine well
I saw a light I Saw

Somebody told me
When I was younger
Chance is like lightning
Love is like thunder
So I walked right over
Asked for your number
'Cause somebody told me when I was younger

I saw a light I Heard a bell
You were the very best feeling, that I ever felt
And suddenly you are standing here before my eyes
The thunder in my heart it tells me, you are mine well
I saw a light I Saw A light
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry

She's the sky that holds the clouds
She's the lady of the house
A blind believer in all I dare to be
There's no safer place I've found
Than the shoulder of her white night gown
Oh I've got the best and the worst of her in me
And I'd share her if I could

So the wars would all be over
'Cause she'd raise us all as friends
And no one would ever wonder if somebody wanted them
We'd walk on grass that's greener
And our cares would all be freer
If the world had a mother like mine

She's our father's one great love
She's the one he wanted most
She's the light in the window of the house I grew up in
She takes the midnight call
She's the bravest of us all
Still she sings in the garden, she let's her hair down in

Oh the wars would all be over
'Cause she'd raise us all as friends
And no one would ever wonder, if somebody wanted them
Tonight would be easier
And our dreams would all be deeper
If the world had a mother like mine

Don't go away, don't go away from me
Oh I understand, she is a helping hand still
I have to say

She's the sky that holds the clouds
She's the lady of our house
We all need her, but no one more than me
Oh the wars would all be over
'Cause she'd raise us all as friends
And no one would ever wonder, if somebody wanted them
We'd walk on grass that's greener
And the dishes would all be cleaner
If the world had a mother like mine
Oh like mine
Written by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey

We scratched our names In that oak tree
'Cause I loved you And you loved me
A jagged little heart so the whole town knew it
Carved in the bark with an arrow through it
Well I came out here to see it one more time

And I got my chainsaw
Oh you know it's got to go, it's such a shame y'all
But I ain't gonna be happy 'til those names fall
And I'm sittin' on a stump
Love is shady Love is tragic
It's hard to bury the hatchet
Holdin' a chainsaw

I guess all those years They don't mean a thing
Now I can't wait To count those rings
Nothing left of us but dust and splinters
A big pile of wood to keep me warm through the winter
'Cause I don't have you

But I got my chainsaw
Oh you know it's got to go, it's such a shame y'all
But I ain't gonna be happy 'til those names fall
And I'm sittin' on a stump
Love is shady Love is tragic
It's hard to bury the hatchet
Holdin' a chainsaw

Just a lil' old chainsaw
I remember what you said that night
That you would love me for the rest of your life
We wrote forever with a pocketknife
But forever's goin' down tonight
'Cause I got my chainsaw
It's got to go, it's such a shame doll
But I ain't gonna be happy 'til those names fall
And I'm sittin' on a stump
Love is shady Love is tragic
It's hard to bury the hatchet
Love is shady Love is tragic
It's hard to bury the hatchet
Holdin' a chainsaw
Chain chain chain-saw
(Chain chain-saw)
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

Blue eyed Susans, standing in a domino line
Falling in and out of love all the time
They'll break your heart just to see a boy cry
ah but not me
I am a brown eyed loner, I march to my own drummer
I'm a piccolo owner and the labor of my mother's love
Honey you'd be a load off her mind

But with or without you
My only plan is to be free
With or without you
I'm still me
Ah

I'll join a band and sing like a canary
Get out of here and change my name to Cherry
And every night I'll thank holy Mother Mary
I am a keeper
Oh, I am a keeper baby
I am a keeper

Long stem roses, standing in a vase by my bed
Standing tall like the dreams in my head
I'm not gonna live in this house 'til I'm dead
I like you a lot 'cause you're different a little
You got answers to my riddles
Your daddy is a pistol and you are a son of a gun
I could be the daughter that he never wanted

But with or without you I'll buy a farm at the edge of the prairie
Live off the land and change my name to Cherry
And every night I'll thank holy Mother Mary
I am a keeper ah, I am a keeper baby
I am a keeper

With or without you, my only plan is to be free
With or without you
Baby

I'll buy a sword and join the military
Cut my hair and change my name to Cherry
And every night I'll thank holy Mother Mary
I am a keeper ah, I am a keeper baby
I am a keeper, oh, I am a keeper baby
I'm not one of those blue eyed Susans
Ha ah, I'm doing my own thing
I am a keeper I am a keeper baby
I am a keeper I am a keeper baby
I am a keeper I am a keeper baby
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

I wanna wake where I was born and breathe the old air in
I need a haunt from a ghost that I knew way back then
Oh I hope they left the light on
I want someone who knows me just to say my name
To tell me though things are different now somehow I'm still the same
Oh I can almost hear them calling

I don't know if I'll be back again
It turns out they were right again
(Get back to what you know)(Get back to what you do)
I gotta get back to me, ooh
If it's true home is where the heart is
I guess now I'm homeless
(Get back to what you know)(Get back to what you do)
I gotta get back to me without you

For two years I've lived my life way out on a limb
I put my faith in you not knowing you would break in the end
Oh I hate feeling fallen

I don't know if I'll be back again
It turns out they were right again
(Get back to what you know) (Get back to what you do)
Gotta get back to me, ooh
If it's true home is where the heart is
I guess now I'm homeless
(Get back to what you know)(Get back to what you do)
Gotta get back to me without you

I added rain to your ocean
What did it do, it meant nothing to you
You made grief my chief emotion

Why'd you have to do what you thought you had to do
Get back to what know

I don't know if I'll be back again
Turns out they were right again
(Get back to what you know)(Get back to what you do)
Gotta get back to me, ooh
If it's true home is where the heart is
Oh I guess now I'm homeless
(Get back to what you know)(Get back to what you do)
Gotta get back to me without you
The slow death of a slow dance
The tailspin of a romance
Gotta get back and breathe the old air in
Written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen

Here I am standing firm
As the ground shakes beneath me
I send you away with my own hand
I try and try to remember that for now it's for the better
But there's a Southern kind of tragic blowing in
Oh and it feels like the beginning of the end

Well the Alabama moon fell from the sky
And the sweet tea wells ran dry
Somewhere out there you're finding yourself
Back home it's the end of time

I'm scared to death, pick up your phone, outside
I hear the bells ringing
Bringing ruin to all that we have ever known
Pick up your phone, I need an answer
Come home and call off disaster
'Cause I fear tonight our Cotton Land might fall
Oh I'm cracking like the plaster on the wall

Oh the Alabama moon fell from the sky
And the sweet tea wells ran dry
Somewhere out there you're finding yourself
Back home it's the end of time

It's the end of time
Is it the end of all time
Or just the end of mine
Well all of the cotton it died in the fields
The little babies cried the blue from their eyes
Somewhere I'll bet you're living it up
So come home before the end

The Alabama moon, fell from the sky
And the sweet tea wells ran dry
Somewhere out there you're finding yourself
Back home it's the end of time
Come home come home and be mine
Come home and come home
Written By Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Jenna Andrews, Nadir Khayat, Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellhol

I was dreaming of war; saw that I wouldn't die
Was dreaming of shores that my ship would find
I was dreaming because it made me feel so alive
Was dreaming it all from my bed last night

You will be my only one
Hold my hand so we can run
You and I, we're staying young, yeah
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever

This time, I want it all
I want it right now, feel the fall
Go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever
This time, I want it all
I want it right now, wanna feel the fall
Go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever

I was feeling a storm, but it wasn't outside
Was feeling a force; I'm electrified
I was feeling my heart; there was thunder inside
Was feeling it all from my bed last night

You will be my only one
Hold my hand so we can run
You and I, we're staying young, yeah
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever

This time, I want it all
I want it right now, feel the fall
Go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever
This time, I want it all
I want it right now, wanna feel the fall
Go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever

All the things that I don't know
All the dreams that I've been shown
All the ways that it could end tonight
Close your eyes
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever

This time, I want it all
I want it right now, feel the fall
Go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever
This time, I want it all
I want it right now, wanna feel the fall
Go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever
Hey
Forever
We're gonna live, we're gonna live forever
Written By Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Audra Mae Butts

I'm the what (?) I'm the need (?), I'm the cold and I'm the heat
Love, my love
I'm the wow I'm the tame, I'm the pillow(?) I'm the pain
Love, my love

Because I'm what you dream I've got all the stuff baby
Just come to me 'Cuz I can fill your cup

Drink it up my love Ouhh oouh ouhh Drink! Drink! Drink! Drink it up my love Ouh ouh ouh Drink! Drink! Drink! Drink it up

I'm the truth I'm the lie Make you laugh make you cry
Love, my love
I'm the light I'm the dark I'm the peace in the sign(?)
Love, my love

Because I'm what you need I've got all the stuff baby
Just come to me 'Cuz I can fill your cup

Drink it up my love Ouhh oouh ouhh
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Drink it up my love Ouh ouh ouh
Drink! Drink! Drink!

'Cuz I can make you feel alive
Make you feel numb Make you feel any way you want

Drink it up my love Ouhh oouh ouhh
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Drink it up
My love (my love) My love (my love)
Oouh oouh oh
My love (my love) My love (my love)
Oouh oouh oh

Drink it up, Drink it down (my love)
Just a drop 'til you drown (my love)
Drink it up, Drink it down Just a drop 'til you drown
Drink it up, drink it down Just a drop 'til you drown
Drink it up, drink it down Drink it up my love

Drink! Drink! Drink!
Drink it up my love
Ouh oouh ohh
Drink! Drink! Drink!

I can make you feel alive
Make you feel numb Make you feel any way you want
Drink it up my love Ouh oouh ohh

Drink! Drink! Drink!
Drink it up
My love (my love) My love, my love
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Ouh oouh ohh
My love (my love) My love, my love
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Wohh oh oh
My love (my love) My love, my love
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Wohh oh oh
My love (my love) My love, my love
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Wohh oh oh

Written By Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, William Larson, Jenna Andrews, David Bellion

We're in it we're in it together It's only gonna get better
We do what we want yeah whatever We're in it together tonight
We're in it we're in it together It's only gonna get better
We do what we want yeah whatever We're in it together tonight
We're in it together tonight

It's the beat of your heart when you first love
It's how it hurts when it cracks from the break up
It's the sound when the tears hit the concrete
In the rain when you're all alone crying
It's the thrill of a window creaking
Sneaking out make the most of the weekend
It's the feeling of your feet in the green grass
It's the feeling that will always last

Hey! All of us going through it
All of us going through it
All of us going through it Yeah yeah

We're in it we're in it together It's only gonna get better
We do what we want yeah whatever We're in it together tonight
We're in it we're in it together It's only gonna get better
We do what we want yeah whatever We're in it together tonight
We're in it together tonight

It's the regret of the promise when you break it
It's that feeling in your stomach when you make it
It's the secret that you can't wait to tell
And the secret that you're keeping to yourself
It's the screaming at each other in your first fight
And the comfort when you wake up and it's all right
It's the feeling like it's flying by so fast
It's the feeling that we'll always have

Hey! All of us going through it
All of us going through it
All of us going through it
Yeah yeah

We're in it we're in it together It's only gonna get better
We do what we want yeah whatever We're in it together tonight
We're in it we're in it together It's only gonna get better
We do what we want yeah whatever We're in it together tonight
We're in it together tonight

Hey, hey, hey forever ever
Hey, hey, hey forever ever
Hey, hey, hey forever ever
Hey, hey, hey forever ever

We're in it we're in it together It's only gonna get better
We do what we want yeah whatever, ever We're in it together tonight
We're in it we're in it together It's only gonna get better
We do what we want yeah whatever, ever We're in it together tonight
We're in it together tonight

Hey, hey, hey forever ever
Hey, hey, hey forever ever
Hey, hey, hey forever ever
Hey, hey, hey

We're in it together tonight

Written By Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Jonathon Bellion, Mark Williams

Still can't fall asleep because you're stuck in my brain
So many fish up in the sea but I'm stuck on your wave
One, two, three
You're the light up in the hall
And I can't sleep without you
So many people Ima call
Hey hey
And say I won't live without you without you
And I know they'll say there is so much waiting for me up ahead
But I don't care you are the best one yet

Of all the hearts, of all the hearts
Of all the hands I've held in the dark
Of all the things I will regret
Yes yes You are the best one
Of all the nights, of all the nights
Of all the loves I've loved in my life
Of all the beats I've felt in my chest
Yes yes You are the best one yet

A hundred words that I could write But I'm stuck on your name
A hundred ways that I could fly But I'm stuck on your plane
One, two, three
A thousand dreams I've had in bed
But I aint saw nobody
I should think of other things
And I know they'll say there is so much waiting for me up ahead
But I don't care you are the best one yet

Of all the hearts, of all the hearts
Of all the hands I've held in the dark
Of all the things I will regret
Yes yes You are the best one
Of all the nights, of all the nights
Of all the loves I've loved in my life
Of all the beats I've felt in my chest
Yes yes You are the best one yet

Take my hand
Don't care what they believe
No more plans
Cause nothings guaranteed

One two three

Of all the hearts, of all the hearts
Of all the hands I've held in the dark
Of all the things I will regret
Yes yes You are the best one
Of all the nights, of all the nights
Of all the loves I've loved in my life
Of all the beats I've felt in my chest
Yes yes

You are the best one yet

Written By Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Mark Williams, Ric Volta, Jenna Andrews

I waited for my turn, waited to make a move
Yeah I wore out my soul, I wore out my shoes
I've watched the players play, I've watched the losers win
They've given half the love, the love that I've put in

It's about time I take what's
So put me in the game coach
I just want to hear my name coach
I've been waiting for my day, coach
So put me, put me in the game coach

I've been praying I've been scraping
I've been raging all along
I've been praying I've been scraping
I've been raging all along
So put me in the game

I didn't come to watch, I didn't come to cheer
So why am I sitting out like it's my freshman year
I'm never going to break, I'm never going to fail
My sweat and tears will get me Yeah to my Holy Grail

It's about time I take what's mine
So put me in the game coach
I just want to hear my name coach
I've been waiting for my day, coach
So put me, put me in the game coach

I've been praying I've been scraping
I've been raging all along
I've been praying I've been scraping
I've been raging all along

Oh oh ohohoh Oh oh ohohoh all along, all along
Oh oh ohohoh Oh oh ohohoh all along, all along
Put me in the game

So put me in the game coach
I just want to hear my name coach
I've been waiting for my day, coach
So put me, put me in the game coach
I've been praying I've been scraping
I've been raging all along
I've been praying I've been scraping
I've been raging all along

Put me in the game coach
I just want to hear my name coach
I've been waiting for my day, coach
So put me in the game coach

Written By Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Jenna Andrews, Benny Cassette

Oh oh oh it feels so good tonight
I just wanna stay in the dark

Here we are in this moment, eyes closed where we going?
Here I am with my arms wide open go head close the curtains
I don’t care where we’ll end up, right now let’s be in love
Here I am with my heart wide open go head close the curtains

Lately things been getting so crazy
I’m feeling like my heart hates me cause its racing

I just wanna stay in the dark
Now turn off all the lights, come hold me tight
Where we going I just wanna stay in the dark
Now turn off all the lights, come hold me tight
Keep it going I just wanna stay in the dark
(Oh oh oh it feels so good tonight)
I just wanna stay in the dark

Who knows what we’re missing
It’s our world, it’s our business
Here I am I’m with you one mission
We got tunnel vision

Lately things been getting so crazy
I’m feeling like my heart hates me its racing

I just wanna stay in the dark
Turn off all the lights, come hold me tight
Where we going I just wanna stay in the dark
And turn off all the lights, come hold me tight
Keep it going I just wanna stay in the dark
(Oh oh oh it feels so good tonight)
I just wanna stay in the dark
(Oh oh oh it feels so good tonight)
I just wanna stay in the dark

No I can’t sleep, no I can’t speak
Feel my heart beat
No I can’t sleep, no I can’t speak
Feel my heart beat

I just wanna stay in the dark
Turn off all the lights come hold me tight
Keep it going I just wanna stay in the dark
Turn off all the lights come hold me tight
We’re we going I just wanna stay in the dark
(Oh oh oh it feels so good tonight)
No I can’t sleep, no I can’t speak
I just wanna stay in the dark
(Oh oh oh it feels so good tonight)
No I can’t sleep, no I can’t speak
I just wanna stay in the dark