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04 June 2007 @ 04:21 am
June '07 Challenge - Little Big Town  
I apologize for the delay (I always seem to be doing that), but I swear this time my tardiness is legitimate. My grandfather passed away last Tuesday, and I was out of town until a couple of days ago. So this month's challenge will run till July 4th, with the July challenge starting on the 1st, as scheduled.

June's challenge is The Road to Here by Little Big Town, a platinum-selling country quartet, consisting of two women - Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild - and two men - Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet - a combination unheard of in this genre. Their honest lyrics and melodies, coupled with their amazing harmonies, make this group a refreshing sound in country music.




1. Good As Gone

There's a cold feelin'
Runnin' up and down my spine
It seems to say, We're just wastin' time
It's like a bad movie
One I wish I'd never seen
The plot gets old, do you know what I mean?
Don't try to tell me it ain't what it is

I'm good
I'm good at seein' the signs
I'm good
I'm good at reading between the lines
No use in hangin' on
'Cause you're good to go
And baby, I'm good as gone

On a lost highway
I don't know how I got where I am
Take the next Splitsville exit ramp
It's like a cheap vacation
One we thought we planned very well
Now we're checked out of the Lovely Love Hotel
Don't try to tell me it ain't what it is

I'm good
I'm good at seein' the signs
I'm good
I'm good at reading between the lines
No use in hangin' on
'Cause you're good to go
And baby, I'm good as gone

2. Boondocks

I feel no shame
I'm proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul
In the boondocks

I can feel that
Muddy water runnin' through my veins
I can here that lullabye of the midnight rain
And it sings to me and it sounds familiar

I feel no shame
I'm proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul
In the boondocks

I can taste that honeysuckle
And it's still so sweet
When it grows wild
On the banks down at Old Camp Creek
And it calls to me like a warm wind blowin'

I feel no shame
I'm proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul
In the boondocks

It's where I learned about livin'
It's where I learned about love
It's where I learned about workin' hard
And having a little is just enough
It's where I learned about Jesus
And knowing where I stand
You can take it or leave it
But this is me, this is who I am

Give me a tin roof
A front porch and a gravel road
That's home to me, feels like home to me

I feel no shame
I'm proud of where I came from
I was born and raised in the boondocks
One thing I know
No matter where I go
I keep my heart and soul
In the boondocks

You get a line, I'll get a pole
We'll go fishin' in the crawfish hole
Five card poker on Saturday night
Church on Sunday morning

3. Bones

What goes around comes around
Feel it breathing down heavy on you
You made that bed that you're layin' on
Deeds that you have done now you can't undo

You've got bones in your closet
You've got ghosts in your town
There ain't no doubt, yeah, they're gonna come out
They're waiting for the sun to go down
You can't hide from your demons
Feel 'em all lurking around
You're runnin' scared 'cause you know they're out there
They're waiting for the sun to go down

It's a long and hard row to hoe
When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon
Be sure your sins will find you out
Your past will hunt you down
And return to tell on you

You've got bones in your closet
You've got ghosts in your town
There ain't no doubt, yeah, they're gonna come out
They're waiting for the sun to go down
You can't hide from your demons
Feel 'em all lurking around
You're runnin' scared 'cause you know they're out there
They're waiting for the sun to go down

It all stands to reason
Every dog will have his day
But your day is leavin'
Better hold on tight
Here comes the night

You've got bones in your closet
You've got ghosts in your town
There ain't no doubt, yeah, they're gonna come out
They're waiting for the sun to go down
You can't hide from your demons
Feel 'em all lurking around
You're runnin' scared 'cause you know they're out there
They're waiting for the sun to go down

4. Bring it On Home

You got someone here wants to make it all right
Someone that loves you more than life right here
You got willing arms that'll hold you tight
A hand to lead you on through the night right here
I know your heart can get all tangled up inside
But don't you keep it to yourself

When your long day is over
And you can barely drag your feet
The weight of the world is on your shoulders
I got what you need
Bring it on home to me

You know I know you like the back of my hand
But did you know I'm gonna do all that I can right here
I'm gonna lie with you till you fall asleep
When the morning comes I'm still gonna be right here
Yes, I am
So take your worries and just drop them at the door
Baby, leave it all behind

When your long day is over
And you can barely drag your feet
The weight of the world is on your shoulders
I got what you need
Bring it on home to me

Baby, let me be your safe harbor
Don't let the water come and carry you away

When your long day is over
And you can barely drag your feet
The weight of the world is on your shoulders
I got what you need
Bring it on home to me

You got someone here wants to make it all right
Someone who loves you more than life right here

5. Wounded

You plowed over me like a tractor
You used me up and put me out to pasture
I'm left to eat your dust
Guess you're thinking that we must be done
You said you got my back every minute
Well, you do
You've got it there to put your dagger in it
And knowing what I need
Still you stood and watched me bleed

Wounded, I'm wounded
I'm battered and broken and bruised
Wounded, I'm wounded
All tore up inside over you
Wonderin' why you do me like you do

I feel betrayed and so manipulated
I call a spade a spade, you call me jaded
Well, what do you expect
You give me no respect

Wounded, I'm wounded
I'm battered and broken and bruised
Wounded, I'm wounded
All tore up inside over you
Wonderin' why you do me like you do

And this monkey on my back has stopped me in my tracks

Wounded, I'm wounded
I'm battered and broken and bruised
Wounded, I'm wounded
All tore up inside over you
Wonderin' why you do me like you do

6. A Little More You

Don't you wanna dive on in, yeah the water feels right
Dancin' on the edge of the love you're a beautiful sight
So why're you still standin' there in the half moonlight
Come on, baby, give me a little more you
You're battin' those baby blue eyes and, honey Iswear
The way you got me needing you girl, it just ain't fair
You've given me a little bit yeah, but don't stop there
Come on, baby, give me a little more you
Come on, baby, give me a little more you


I'm here fallin' for you
My hearts callin' for you
I know I never can get enough
Don't hold back one bit of your love
Strong and steady for you
I'm all ready
Come on, baby, give me a little more you
Come on, baby, give me a little more you

You're teasin' me with a touch and the whole world shakes
Keep holdin' that river back and the levee may break
There's only so much that this ol' boy can take
Come on, baby, give me a little more you
Come on, baby, give me a little more you

I'm here fallin' for you
My hearts callin' for you
I know I never can get enough
Don't hold back one bit of your love
Strong and steady for you
I'm all ready
Come on, baby, give me a little more you
Come on, baby, give me a little more you

7. Live With Lonesome

Hear the train in the distance
Such a lonely sound it makes
When it's gone there is silence
You can hear the sound of my heart break
See these arms, now they're empty
'Cause they used to hold on to you
I said I'd never let go
But somehow you slipped on through
Now I know that's how love goes
When love goes away

I'm gonna cry some
Then I'm gonna lay here and die some
All because I know there ain't no one else
Baby, if I can't live with you
Guess I'll have to
Live with the lonesome

There's a prayer that I'm prayin'
There's a dream that I always will dream
And the hope keeps me waiting
For the day when you come back to me
It's a curse and a blessing
To find love above all the rest
Now I'd rather have nothing
Than to settle for less
Now I know that's how love goes
When love goes away

I'm gonna cry some
Then I'm gonna lay here and die some
All because I know there ain't no one else
Baby, if I can't live with you
Guess I'll have to
Live with the lonesome

8. Mean Streak

What did I do, tell me what did I say
That kicked up dirt and brought out this side of you baby
It's one of those moods, yeah it's the one of those days
What kind of dark snuck up and took a bite of you baby
The longer it goes well, the shorter your fuse
Maybe you'd know if you walked in my shoes
Damned if I don't and I'm damned if I do

Cold as the concrete
Tough as a backstreet
Like a frat boy at hell week
Babe, you got a mean streak

Fire in the hole and a hole in my heart
You're on a roll and I'm takin cover now baby
Where does it end and where do I start
To soften the sting one way or another now baby
Be good to me honey I'm on your side
I'm gonna bend gonna let a lot slide
But hey what's the deal with your Jekyll and Hyde?

Rough as a dry creek
Sharp as a hawk's beak
Coming fast as a stampede
Babe you got a mean streak

Hard as an oak tree
Mad as a queen bee
Hot as Majave
Yeah it burns like a dry heat
Tight as a kite string
Bad as a black sheep
Sure as a heart beat
Babe you got a mean streak
There in your shadows, save room for me

9. Looking for a Reason

Lookin' for to make some sense out of nothin'
Lookin' for the hunger to hang on
Lookin' for to know if you're really worth it
Lookin' for a reason not to be gone

Your signs are fadin', baby
I can't read 'em anymore
Can't you see where I'm standin', baby
I got one foot out the door
You better show me somethin' fast
'Cause my patience for you ain't gonna last

Lookin' for to make some sense out of nothin'
Lookin' for the hunger to hang on
Lookin' for to know if you're really worth it
Lookin' for a reason not to be gone

If there ain't nothin' there
Well, that's my time your wastin'
If you say you're givin' all you've got
Well, that's my chain your yankin'
Love is on a slippery slope
Barely hangin' on at the end of my rope

Lookin' for to make some sense out of nothin'
Lookin' for the hunger to hang on
Lookin' for to know if you're really worth it
Lookin' for a reason not to be gone

So tell me what you're gonna do keep me around
And baby, whatever it is you better do it now, now, now

Lookin' for to make some sense out of nothin'
Lookin' for the hunger to hang on
Lookin' for to know if you're really worth it
Lookin' for a reason not to be gone

10. Lost

I don't know who I am
Staring at a million broken pieces here
I don't know where I stand
While I'm still, the world goes round so free so cavalier
Aimlessly I wander, like a drifter
On a narrow winding road
I've got plenty of direction but I don't know where to go

I'm so lost without you
I'm so lost without you
Baby, I'm so lost without you
That I can't find myself

No it don't seem right this canyon of lonely lying in our bed
Lord how I've cried a waterfall of tears until my eyes turn red
Ever since you left me it's been like a bullet through my heart
And I know I should move on, but I don't know where to start

I'm so lost without you
I'm so lost without you
Baby, I'm so lost without you
That I can't find myself

11. Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the family
Hope you have a real good life
With my little sister
Yeah, she'll make a real good wife
Hope you have lots of babies
Hope you get a real good job
Hope you don't mind company
'Cause we'll be there alot
And brother here's some brotherly advice
If you know what's good for you you'll treat her right

'Cause grandpa's the local sherrif
Yeah he's the judge and the jury too
Uncle Bill's the undertaker, son
He'll dig a hole for you
Cousin Jesse, he's just crazy
He'll fight you just for fun
Mama's got a real bad temper
And daddy's got a shotgun

Welcome to the family
And this side of the tracks
If you ever leave her
You ain't coming back
My nephew Red's a hunter
He's gonna hunt you down
Just like he did the last one
And he still ain't been found
Now I like you just fine, don't get me wrong
But boy take care of her 'cause if you don't

Grandpa's the local sherrif
Yeah he's the judge and the jury too
Uncle Bill's the undertaker, son
He'll dig a hole for you
Cousin Jesse, he's just crazy
He'll fight you just for fun
Mama's got a real bad temper
And daddy's got a shotgun

Welcome to the family
Hope you have a real good life
With my little sister
Yeah she'll make a real good wife

12. Fine With Me

Everybody's gonna go downtown same hang with the same old crowd
Talking like it's just the greatest thing you've ever seen
Telling me that if I don't go I'll be the one missin' out
Yeah but I don't really think I'm gonna miss a thing
As for myself I'm just as well
With something else in mind (like)

Blue skies and amber sunshine
As far as I can see
It's just me and my sweet baby
And that's just fine with me

Lay me down in the tall green grass be still and let the world go by
Baby let our minds wander like the river does
Or find a place we can hide away where all we do is take our time
Making life and loving sweeter than it ever was
Take the whirlwind that life has been
And trade it in for the freedom of

Blue skies and amber sunshine
As far as I can see
It's just me and my sweet baby
And that's just fine with me

Everything's coming up roses
Everything's feeling right
We got the naysayers supposing
It may not last but it just might
It just might

Blue skies and amber sunshine
As far as I can see
It's just me and my sweet baby
And that's just fine with me

13. Stay

How can I bear to wake up and you're not there
What will I do when I turn and reach for you
I'll lay my tears on the windowsill
I'll only cry till I get over you
But how long will that take me
Won't you save me... and

Stay
Just a little bit longer
Till I'm a little bit stronger to take all this
Stay
Just a little more time
Till I can find a way
Please stay

Will I ever smile again
When losing love takes my best friend
To wonder where, wonder how
Wonder what you're doing
One more night just before you break me
Hold me safely

Stay
Just a little bit longer
Till I'm a little bit stronger to take all this
Stay
Just a little more time
Till I can find a way
Please stay

So I'll be a big girl, and close my eyes
As you walk away don't say goodbye
God save me
Please won't you

Stay
Just a little bit longer
Till I'm a little bit stronger to take all this
Stay
Just a little more time
Till I can find a way
Please stay
 
 
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