Back My Way (Mitch Carr)


You take me then you leave before the morning light
I hear your boots cross my wooden floor
I hear your truck outside my door
I bite my lip I close my eyes and pray
that the woman you used to love
will send you back my way

I was daddy's little girl
with her virtues and her smile
now I'm in this living hell
I already miss the lies you tell
and my body aches for you to come back and play
as I pretend the woman you used to love will send you back my way

I find no sense of clarity as I wash these sweaty sheets
your wandering eyes never seem to rest
you hold your cards close to your vest
and there's shades of gray in everything you say
and I don't know why the woman you used to love
won't send you back my way

I hear your truck outside my door
I hear your boots cross my wooden floor
and I pretend the woman you used to love
has sent you back my way
sent you back my way

SUZZANNE


I know nothin lasts forever , she gone nothins quite the same
I never thought I would call her the one that got away
I never knew so much pain , oh suzzanne

If I didn't know what I didn't kow
I wouldn't have to feel this way
I gave her my love but why did she take it all?
some kind of game she had to play
oh suzzanne, oh suzzanne

the scent of a woman lingers on and on and on
makes you set aside your regrets
she'll tie you up and twist you
then just laugh and walk away
cause she knows there is know way you'll forget...
Suzzanne, oh Suzzanne

and she'll still be gone tomorrow,
nothin will remain but the lies
I weathered the storm but the rainbows not comin
time to get on with my life
but there is Suzzanne
but there is Suzzanne

I LOVE THE LADIES


They say it all started with an apple,
as for me I am unconvinced
I think eve just dropped a fig leaf
and thats what did old adam in
cleopatra she had her moments
loyal soldiers at her beck and call
even though she did not love them
she knew how to tease them all

and I love the ladies.....
I love them more and more each day
If you ask me why
I guess southern boys are born this way

they put the southern in my comfort
they put the spring in my step
they put the thoughts inside my head
when they wear that slinky dress
I don't want to be their savior
lord knows that I'm no saint
and if you give me half a chance
I'll do my best to make em faint.

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and I love the ladies
I love them more and more each day
don't ask me why
southern boys are made this way
and I love the ladies
its in my blood and its in my soul
and if one comes walkin by
I just might stop the show

some men are men, some boys are boys
and I'm somewhere in between
I hope I never have to choose
cause it all feels good to me
They say it all started with an apple
as for me I am unconvinced
I think eve just dropped a fig leaf
and thats what did old adam in

I love the ladies
I love them more and more each day
If you ask me why, I'll tell you
southern boys are made that way
…..and I love the ladies

NEVER EVEN SAID GOODBYE


Well you walked in like you owned the place
everybody turned
not one single hair outta place, but boy did you get burned
well she saw right through ya, it was just like she knew ya
she took her leave and she never even said goodbye

you've got your good looks and your money too
where did it get you?
Italian sports car and Armani suit
where did it get you?
Well she saw right through ya, it was just like she knew ya
she took her leave and she never even said goodbye

Well we see guys you like you every night
they come and they go
and when the right one comes through that door
then she'll let him know
now me and the boys are trying, not to laugh while your cryin
she took her leave and she never even said goodbye
well she saw right through ya
it was just like she knew ya
what you gonna do
she took her leave and she never even said goodbye
and she never even said goodbye

TOUGH DOG (to keep on the porch)


I was born in the country and I loved to play around
till one day an older boy pushed my sister to the ground
he was twice my size, but I jumped up on his back
I took a rock out of my pocket and
I gave his head a crack

well his momma called my momma and she began to shout
my momma started cryin “whats this all about?
Then I heard her say “but the boy is only four”
daddy saId thats gonna be one tough dog, to keep on the porch

Well I got a heart of gold I was born to run
I like chasin skirts but I'm as loyal as they come
I'm far from perfect, but I could have been worse
I'm just one tough dog to keep on the porch

High school was easy till the coach put me in his sights
he said if you weren't a student I would whoop you in a fight
I said “I just dropped out” then I dropped him to the floor
I'm just one tough dog. To keep on the porch

Well I got a heart of gold I was born to run
I like chasin skirts but I'm as loyal as they come
I'm far from perfect, but I could have been worse
I'm just one tough dog to keep on the porch

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don't get me wrong, don't misunderstand
I might be a little crazy but I'm not a bad man
I do my best to play by the rules
but I won't ever be nobodies fool

another saturday night nothin much to do
so we took my truck out on the highway man that v8 really flew
the judge asked my lawyer...........
do you have any Words for the court?
he said my clients a tough dog
to keep on the porch

Well I got a heart of gold I was born to run
I like chasin skirts but I'm as loyal as they come
I'm far from perfect, but I could have been worse
I'm just one tough dog to keep on the porch

COME MY WAY


Long hot summer and I was fadin fast
livin ain't livin if your livin in the past
like a cool summer rain you came in the nick of time
and all I want to do is make you mine

so make a leap of faith , take a second chance.
everybody's heart deserves romance
we don't know about tomorrow but we have today
pick up the pieces baby and come my way
come my way

a bottle of wine a rocky beach
a driftwood fire makes the night complete
sharing thoughts sharing dreams
trying to decide what life really means

so make a leap of faith , take a second chance.
everybody's heart deserves romance
we don't know about tomorrow but we have today
pick up the pieces baby and come my way
come my way

I can see it in your eyes I can feel it in your touch
a broken heart doesn't know who to trust
come on in the waters fine
I'll take care of your heart if you take care of mine

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so make a leap of faith , take a second chance.
everybody's heart deserves romance
we don't know about tomorrow but we have today
pick up the pieces baby and come my way
come my way

IMAGINE MY SURPRIZE


imagine my surprize
when I looked into your eyes
and saw a love I'd never seen before
imagine my surprize
when I looked into your eyes
and realized just who that love was for

we've been friends, but I never knew
that you felt for me, like I felt for you
now I see it in your eyes
Imagine my surprize

Now when I look at you
I know your feeling it too
somehow it just makes so much sense
all the times we teased and played
then we both just looked away
I realize it was just to intense

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Love is a game
everybody plays
some gotta win I'd always lose
now I lay awake at night
you know my hearts beating right
counting stars and having thoughts of you

THEN CAME YOU


listen easy
do you hear my heartbeat?
asking for direction
as I lay here with you
been such a long time
since I thought about forever
then came you,then came you

listen easy
let me whisper in your ear
tell you how right it feels
just to be with you
I'd tucked love away
among the memories that I treasure
then came you ,then came you

listen closely
feel the thunder
feel the heat that I have for you
it feels so right, sharing the night
tellme, do you feel it too?

so hold on tight, lets ride the night
till the morning light comes through

listen easy, let me whisper in your ear
tell you how right it feels, just to be with you
It's been so long, since I thought about forever
Then came you. then came you

DESPERATION ISOLATION


Desperation Isolation
too many complications
Just a foolhardy troubadour
ever faithfull to the queen

A loyalty that knows no boundaries
makes you weak, makes you strong
you struggle for existance
amongst the jesters and the vagabonds
they get to share the spoils of all my blindfaith deeds
but it is so hard to compete
when you are just a soldier from the street

there is a soft spot in every soldiers heart
that longs for a chance at love
but the desperation and the isolation
fits just like a glove
still I dawn my armor and fight another day
while chosen ones line up
to take the place that I'll never have
never have never have

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Princesses dream in color
their protectors in black and white
one sleeps oh so soundly
while the other watches the night
she knows of my existance
but she will never see
the scars beneath the armor
earned to keep her free
but not for me

Desperation isolation
so many complications
still I dawn my armor
and fight another day
I fight to keep the wolves at bay
so you can enjoy the games you play
with softer men who turn and run
to the next featherbed that comes along.

Desperation isloation
so many complications
perhaps you will feel them too
when I have succumbed to the feud
and
your jesters have all moved on
and there is no one left to carry on
to take care of you
take care of you

BETWEEN THE LINES


She swooshes her hair back
He straitens his tie
She walks a little closer
catches a look in his eye
If you want to play the game of love
you have to read beween the lines

Standing next to you
the man of your dreams
He buys you a drink
what does it mean?
Is he just being friendly
or is some kind if of
undercover scheme?

We all think we know the answer
till it's time to decide
But the heart beats a little faster
and the butterflies take flight
Seems like theres no right time to make a move
Seems like there is no right time
because nobody likes to lose.....

Out on the dance floor
she sways from side to side
He pulls her a little closer
tells her how nice she looks tonight
If you want to play the game of love
you have to write between the lines.

BABY HOLD ON


On the dark side of the street
standing in the shadow of doubt
searchin for the words to say
hoping we can work it out
Heartache to Heartbreak
let me ease your pain
if we hesitate it might be gone
don't leave me standing out here in the rain

Well I ain't her and she ain't here
and I'm he one who holds you dear
so baby hold on
baby hold on
baby hold on to me...

I might be chasing rainbows
I might be moving too fast
I might be headed for danger
But I know I have to take the chance
I know your looking for answers
Trying to read between the lines
you've got so many choices baby
and they just complicate your mind

Well I ain't her and she ain't here
and I'm he one who holds you dear
so baby hold on
baby hold on
baby hold on to me...

FRIENDS TO LOVERS


For a while I was falling in and out of love
Nowadays I'm just falling
I'm not sure where all the changes came from
I'm sorry I didn't hear your heart calling

and I can still remember, talking into the night
it didn't matter who was wrong, and who was right
two journeys begin, as one journey ends
driends turn to lovers, and back to friends

Separate dreams, turned into seperate lives
washed away all of our plans, well she came to me
said she had to leave
I guess she thought I'd understand

and I can still remember, talking into the night
it didn't matter who was wrong, and who was right
two journeys begin, as one journey ends
driends turn to lovers, and back to friends

Nowadays I take the long way home
past so many places from my past
I can't help but wonder, if she's okay
and if she'd tell the truth, if I asked

and I can still remember, making love in the night
it didn't matter who was wrong, and who was right
two journeys begin, as one journey ends
friends turn to lovers, and back to friends

THESE EYES


These eyes know sorrow and pain
These eyes, know the need for the rain
they don't judge by your clothes
or what your degree says you know
they judge by how much you show
to these eyes

These eyes see more than they should
These eyes, long to see more good
but people take what they will
and they keep taking until
they've drained every last tear
from these eyes

people take what they will
and they keep taking until
they've drained every last tear
every last tear

These eyes catch every stolen glance
These eyes long for romance
they long for you in the night
your skin in the moonlight
the rest of the world out of sight
of the eyes

oh long for me in the night
turn out the light and
put the world out of sight, of the eyes

OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE


Outside the circle
living on the edge
gotta find some answers
to these questions in my head
phone calls at midnight
What you trying to say?
Are you trying to reach me
or pushing me away?

Ready to move on
when you finally call
Why do you always wait
until my back is against the wall?

Sometimes I wish
you didn't feel so good
and I wonder if you'll come to me
like you said you would
and I wonder if you'll come to me
like you know you should

Outside the Circle
Living on the edge
Gotta find some answers
to these questions in my head
Gotta find some answers
to these questions in my head

I SAW YOU


I saw you, I saw you standing there
and here I am, among the ashes
among the ashes and the rain
how did you make it through
so unscathed, like its just another day
I guess you got your way
I guess you got your way

Tell me
All those promises you made, All your whispers in the dark
were they from the heart?, Well I need to know
how a love so strong, could go so wrong
I need to know, I need to know

cause here I am, among the ashes, and the rain,
this is insane, I can't stand the pain

If you could have loved me
hafl as deep as you cut me
we could have survived
we could have survicved

But here I am, among the ashes
and the rain, this is insane
I can't stand the pain

I saw you, I saw you standing there
baby here I am.........

MORNINGSIDE OF MIDNIGHT


morningside of midnight
sleep it just won't come
thinking about I guy I know whos always on the run

He likes to forget the lessons he learned
He likes building bridges just to watch em burn

life got hard and he got tough carrying the burdens of the world
I guess somewhere along the way he forgot I was his girl

Thats not the way lifes supposed to be
I wish he could have a friend in me
I tried to give him all I could well it just didn't go that far
I guess when all is said and done we just are who we are
and I can't turn back the hands of time sometimes theres just no rainbow there to find
now there's nothin I can do but watch him walk away
I don't know If I can't find the words or theres nothin left to say

He likes to forget the lessons that he learned
He likes building bridges just twatch em burn

morningside of midnight and sleep it just won't come
thinking about a guy I know who's always on the run
life got hard and he got tough carrying the burdens of the world
I guess somewhere along the way he forget I was his girl
I guess somewhere along the way he forget I was his girl
I guess somewhere along the way he forget I was his girl

TOO MANY PIECES PARTS


Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused
Did cupid hit his mark or am just a fool?
I've heard all the lines
It just sounded so different this time
Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused

He said he was the perfect I guy I said "no big surprise"
Ready to move on till I caught a look in his eye
Tried to head for the door
But my feet they were glued to the floor
Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused

Good looks good job and a boy scout kind of smile
Opens doors buys flowers and he dresses in style
How could this be?
This kind of thing doesn't happen to me
Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused

Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused
Did cupid hit his mark or am I just a fool
I'd heard all the lines
It just sounded so different this time
Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused

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I'd spent so many nights before at the local bar
Guys telling me about their ex wife their job and their car
It's got four on the floor,
Executive assistant manager the ex wife was a bore
They go on and on and on and on
They go on and on and on and on a
They go on and on and on and on and on and on and
Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused

Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused
Did cupid hit his mark or am I just a fool
How could this be?
This kind of thing doesn't happen to me
Too many pieces parts and I'm so confused

LITTLE BIT FINE


Likes building houses likes working with his hands
Makes people laugh on the subway just because he can
He's a little bit crazy, he's a little bit wild
He's a little bit fine
he's a little bit mine

Well he never lets an argument turn into a fight
Says you might be the last one standing that don't make you right
He's a little bit gentle, he's little bit kind
He's a little fine
He's a little bit mine

Well he's never been to Harvard but he's never been to jail
And he says that I can't own him cause he says he's not for sale
He's a little bit crazy, he's a little bit wild
He's a little bit fine
He's a little bit mine

Well he likes the way I walk he can see right through my clothes
And makes love to me in ways that only a poor boy knows
He drives me crazy, he drives me wild
He's a little bit fine
He's a little bit mine

He drives me crazy he drives me wild
He's a little bit fine
He's a little bit mine

COME ON HOME


Desperado take off that mask
ain't no need to die alone
ain't no need to keep on running
take off that mask and come on home

It's time for you to come back to me
I'm here for you like I said I'd be
I knew loving you would bring a price to pay
even as I watched you walk away

city lights. city streets
ain't no place to die alone
ain't no need to keep on running
take off that mask and come on home

GOOD TIMES


out on the street, running the strip
4/11 gears never missing a shift
had a full blown chevy and a full blown girl
you should have seen the view
from the top of the world

It was a good time
the world was mine
It was a good time
and the world was mine

cruisin around, the top dropped back
making my moves ina cadillac
stumblin and fumlin with her outfit
it came loose and that was it

we had a good time
and the world was mine

out on the beach looking better than she should
who would think a tan line could taste so good
eighteen years old looking twenty four
and alI could think of was more more more

we had a good time
the world was mine
so good
the world was mine

SUCH A WOMAN


such a woman, such a lover,
such a lover and such a friend
Ididn't say how much I love
now you belong to my best friend

Lonliness is a lifetime debt
that I will just have to pay
over and over I will always hear
the things I didn't say

I didn't say how much I loved you
and that I'm so glad your mine
I didn't come home early
so we couuld spend some loving time
I didn't say that your beautiful
and did you wear that just for me?
I just looked away and baby
thats what set you free....

working late is hard on a man
but harder on his wife
sitting home, all alone
ain't no kind of life
I drove you into his arms now baby
that's the price I have to pay
over and over I will always hear
the things I didn't say....

NO EXPECTATIONS


the stars in the sky they are no match for your eyes
you make the nightime fun
walking and talking and being with you
putting trouble on the run

but I have no expectations about tomorrow
should it bring joy or sorrow
if good times turn bad
I will treasure the time we had
but I have no expectations of you

I'm happy to dance fast or slow,
happy just to be by your side
what is in it for me, is the chance to see
the you that's hidden inside

(chorus)

loving you is as easy as breathing
I know it's much harder for you
so I will treasure everyday
that you decide to stay
But I've no expectations of you
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