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Be Here

Be Here

Release Date: September 21, 2004

Region: Worldwide

Format: Album

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Track Listing

  1. Days Go By

    I’m changing lanes
    I’m talking on the phone
    I’m drivin’ way to fast
    And the interstate’s jammed with
    Gunners like me afraid of coming in last
    But somewhere in the race we run
    We’re coming undone

    Days go by
    I can feel ‘em flying
    Like a hand out the window in the wind as the cars go by
    It’s all we’ve been given
    So you better start livin’ right now
    ‘Cause days go by

    Out on the roof just the other night
    I watched the world flash by
    Headlights, taillights running through a river of neon signs
    But somewhere in the rush I felt
    We’re losing ourselves

    Days go by
    I can feel ‘em flying
    Like a hand out the window in the wind as the cars go by
    It’s all we’ve been given
    So you better start livin’ right now
    ‘Cause days go by

    We think about tomorrow then it slips away
    We talk about forever but we’ve only got today

    And the days go by
    I can feel ‘em flying
    Like a hand out the window
    As the cars go by

    It’s all we’ve been given
    So you better start livin’
    You better start livin’
    Better start livin’ right now

    Cause days go by
    I can feel like ‘em flying
    Like a hand out the window in the wind as the cars go by

    It’s all we’ve been given
    So you better start livin’ right now

    Cause days go by
    These days go by

    So take ‘em by the hand
    They’re yours and mine
    Take ‘em by the hand
    And live your life
    Take ‘em by the hand
    Don’t let ‘em all fly by

    Come on, Come on now
    Don’t you know the days go by

  2. Better Life

    Friday night and the moon is high
    I’m wide-awake just watchin’ you sleep
    And I promise you you’re gonna have
    More than just the things that you need
    We ain’t got much now, We’re just startin’ out
    But I know somehow paradise is comin’

    [Chorus:]
    Someday baby, You and I are gonna be the ones
    Good luck’s gonna shine
    Someday baby you and I are gonna be the ones
    So hold on
    We’re headed for a better life

    Oh now there’s a place for you and me
    Where we can dream as big as the sky
    I know it’s hard to see it now
    But baby someday we’re gonna fly
    This road we’re on, you know it might be long
    But my faith is strong
    It’s all that really matters

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    So hold on, hold on
    C’mon baby, hold on

    Yeah, we’re gonna have it all
    And ooh

    [REPEAT CHORUS TWICE]

    Oh, a better life
    Hey we’re gonna leave this all behind us baby, wait and see
    We’re headed for a better life, you and me
    We’re gonna break the chains that bind and, finally we’ll be free
    We’re gonna be the ones that have it all, you and me
    Just hold on tight now baby

  3. Making Memories of Us

    I’m gonna be here for you baby
    I’ll be a man of my word
    Speak the language in a voice that you have never heard
    I wanna sleep with you forever
    And I wanna die in your arms
    In a cabin by a meadow where the wild bees swarm

    And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you
    And I’ll earn your trust making memories of us

    I wanna honor your mother
    I wanna learn from your pa
    I wanna steal your attention like a bad outlaw
    I wanna stand out in a crowd for you
    A man among men
    I wanna make your world better than it’s ever been

    And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you
    And I’ll earn your trust making memories of us

    We’ll follow the rainbow
    Wherever the four winds blow
    And there’ll be a new day
    Comin’ your way

    I’m gonna be here for you from now on
    This you know somehow
    You’ve been stretched to the limits but it’s alright now
    And I’m gonna make you a promise
    If there’s life after this
    I’m gonna be there to meet you with a warm, wet kiss

    And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you
    And I’ll earn your trust making memories of us
    I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you
    And I’ll win your trust making memories of us

  4. God’s Been Good to Me

    Well I can’t believe I’m sittin’ here today
    Picking on my banjo with a big smile on my face
    Writin’ new words to an old school melody
    Hey there ain’t no doubt that God’s been good to me

    Oh the sun is shinin’ on down in Tennessee
    And right now where I’m right where I wanna be
    I’ve never felt so loved, so peaceful and so free
    Hey there ain’t no doubt that God’s been good to me

    [Chorus:]
    ‘Cause he put me smack dab in the middle of Paradise
    In the heart of the city where my dreams have come alive
    And everything I have, and everything I see
    Is just another reminder that God’s been good to me

    This golden road’s been long
    And sometimes I’ve lost my way
    I’ve been down some darkened detours
    Leanin’ heavy on my faith
    But where the devil had me chained
    Lord your love done set me free
    Hallelujah! God’s been good to me

    [REPEAT CHORUS TWICE]

  5. The Hard Way

    You’ve got your own way of looking at it baby
    I guess that proves that I got mine
    Seems like our hearts are set on automatic
    We say the first thing that comes to mind
    It’s just who we are baby, we’ve come too far to start over now
    I know what you’re thinkin’ ; I’m not always easy to be around

    [Chorus:]
    But I do love you
    You keep me believin’ that you love me too
    And I know it’s true
    This love drives us crazy but nobody’s walkin’ away
    So, I guess we’ll to do it the hard way

    If I had a genie in a bottle
    Three wishes I could wish for us
    I wish we’d live forever and get along together
    Turn these tempers into trust

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    Do it the hard way

    It’s just who we are baby, we’ve come to far to start over now
    Believe me tonight love’s the one thing in life we can’t live without

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    Do it the hard way
    The hard way

  6. You’re My Better Half

    Car door slams, it’s been a long day at work
    I’m out on the freeway and I’m wondering if it’s all worth
    The price that I pay, sometimes it doesn’t seem fair
    I pull into the drive and you’re standing there
    And you look at me
    And give me that come-here-baby smile
    It’s all gonna be alright
    You take my hand
    You pull me close and you hold me tight

    [Chorus:]
    It’s the sweet love that you give to me
    That makes me believe we can make it through anything
    ‘Cause when it all comes down
    And I’m feeling like I’ll never last
    I just lean on you ’cause baby
    You’re my better half

    They say behind every man is a good woman
    But I think that’s a lie
    ‘Cause when it comes to you I’d rather have you by my side
    You don’t know how much I count on you to help me
    When I’ve given everything I got and I just feel like giving in
    And you look at me
    And give me that come-here-baby smile
    It’s all gonna be alright
    You take my hand
    Yeah you pull me close and you hold me tight

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    Well, you take my hand
    Yeah you pull me close and I understand

    It’s the sweet love that you give to me
    That makes me believe that we can make it through anything

    Oh baby, it’s the sweet love that you give to me
    That makes me believe we can make it through anything
    ‘Cause when it all comes down
    And I’m feeling like I’ll never last
    I just lean on you ’cause baby
    You’re my better half

    Oh, oh baby you’re my better half
    Ooh, hey baby you’re my better half

  7. I Could Fly

    Time stands still for no one
    I know this is true
    I’ve been stuck here waiting
    Then along came you
    And you gave me back
    The love I had
    The faith I’d lost
    The life I knew

    [Chorus:]
    I wanna thank you for the love that you give me
    And the sun that you put in my sky
    You don’t know how much you’ve lifted me up
    But I feel so alive
    That I could fly
    I could fly, oh

    There’s no way I could’ve made it this far
    Without you
    You came to me just when I needed someone to believe
    That I could make it through
    And you gave me back
    The love I had
    The faith I’d lost
    The life I knew

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    Above the clouds
    Fly so high, never come down
    Just you and I, I’m so in love
    With you, with you
    And you gave me back
    The love I had
    The faith I’d lost
    The life I knew

    I wanna thank you for the love that you give me
    And the sun that you put in my sky
    You don’t know how much you’ve lifted me up
    But I feel so alive

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    And I could fly, I could fly, oh
    I wanna spread my wings
    Let me tell you
    Said I need your love, I need your love
    Stay with me baby
    Oh, I need your love, and I need your love
    Stay with me baby
    Oh, I need your love, I need your love
    Stay with me baby
    Yeah I need your love, and I need your love
    Stay with me honey baby, c’mon now stay
    C’mon now, yeah

    You and me side by side walkin’ through the woods in the pale moonlight
    Oh yeah now and it feels so good

  8. Tonight I Wanna Cry

    Alone in this house again tonight
    I got the TV on, the sound turned down and a bottle of wine
    There’s pictures of you and I on the walls around me
    The way that it was and could have been surrounds me
    I’ll never get over you walkin’ away

    [Chorus:]
    I’ve never been the kind to ever let my feelings show
    And I thought that bein’ strong meant never losin’ your self-control
    But I’m just drunk enough to let go of my pain
    To hell with my pride, let it fall like rain
    From my eyes
    Tonight I wanna cry

    Would it help if I turned a sad song on
    “All By Myself” would sure hit me hard now that you’re gone
    Or maybe unfold some old yellow lost love letters
    It’s gonna hurt bad before it gets better
    But I’ll never get over you by hidin’ this way

    [Repeat chorus twice]

  9. She’s Gotta Be

    So much for never makin’ the same mistake
    I can’t believe I’m here again
    So much for ever thinkin’ that I could change
    My good intentions still remain in chains

    [Chorus:]
    She’s gotta be over me now
    Probably moved on with her life
    Found someone she knows she can believe
    God I would give anything if I could just go back again
    And be the man she needed me to be

    I thought I was a hero
    I played him well
    He saves the day but not himself
    I acted out the lover
    My finest part
    Had all the lines but not the heart
    Now look where we are

    [Repeat chorus]

    Be the man that she could trust, who put her first
    Who tamed his demons, who healed her hurts
    In health and sickness, who helped her grow
    With no resentment, true repentance, God as my witness

    [Repeat chorus twice]

    She needed me to be
    She needed me to be, oh
    Whoa, hallelujah
    Yeah, I could be that man she needed me, she needed me to be

  10. Nobody Drinks Alone

    You brought that bottle home in a paper sack
    Drew the blinds and locked the doors
    And there’s nothing but empty there inside that glass
    So you pour a little more
    And there’s no one there to judge you
    At least that’s what you tell yourself, but

    [Chorus:]
    Don’t you know
    Nobody drinks alone
    Every demon, every ghost
    From your past
    And every memory you’ve held back
    Follows you home
    Nobody drinks alone

    You remember whiskey on your daddy’s breath
    So you always stick to wine
    And you scared your little brother half to death
    You just kept it all inside
    You can hear your mama cryin’
    Only now she cries for you, and

    Don’t you know
    Nobody drinks alone
    Every demon, every ghost
    From your past
    And every memory you’ve held back
    Follows you home
    Nobody drinks alone

    Though you’re lonely
    Hey don’t you let that feelin’ fool ya

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    Nobody drinks alone

  11. Country Comfort

    Soon the pines will be falling everywhere
    As the village children fight each other for their share
    And the six-o-nine goes roaring past the creek
    As Deacon Lee prepares his sermon for next week

    I saw Grandma yesterday down at the store
    Well she’s really doing fine for eighty-four
    And she asked me if sometime I could fix her barn
    The poor old girl she needs a hand to run that farm

    [Chorus:]
    And it’s good old country comfort in my bones
    It’s the sweetest sound these ears have ever known
    It’s just an old-fashioned feeling fully-grown
    Country comfort and a truck that’s goin’ back home
    Oh it’s goin’ back home

    Down at the well they’ve got a new machine
    The foreman says it’ll cut manpower by fifteen
    “Hey but that ain’t natural” old Clay would say
    You see he’s a horse-drawn man until his dying day

    [REPEAT CHORUS TWICE]

    Country comfort and a truck that’s goin’ back home
    Whoa, it’s goin’ back home
    Hey take me back home
    And a truck, and a truck that’s goin’ back home
    Any truck

  12. Live to Love Another Day

    Lord I fell for her smile
    And she loved me for a while
    Then she said good-bye gotta go
    Left me standing on the side of the road
    Now she’s gone and I’m a memory in her past
    And the long and short of it some things never last

    [Chorus:]
    Oh because summers come, summers go
    I’ll keep walking down this road
    It’s alright and it’s okay
    I’ll live to love another day
    I’ll live to love another day

    Lord I’m out here again
    With my back to the wind
    The warm sun that’s sinking low
    Is gonna leave me out in the cold
    But the long and short of it some things never last
    And if that goes for the good
    It must go for the bad

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    If I fall down
    I’m not ashamed
    I always get back up again
    But I’ll be fine ’till the right one comes to save me, save me, save me

    Lord I fell for her smile
    And she loved me for a while
    And someday she’s gonna wish
    She hadn’t left me here like this

    [REPEAT CHORUS]

    I’ll live to love another day
    I’ll live to love another day
    I’ll live to love another day

  13. These Are the Days

    My grandma was a wise old soul
    Took me by the hand not long ago
    Said, “Son, what’s your hurry, boy slow it down
    Taste the wild honey, listen to the sound
    Of the wind that’s blowin’ through the trees
    Rivers flowin’ to the sea
    Yeah they’re all headin’ home just like you and me
    Life’s for livin’ child, can’t you see?”

    These are the days we will remember
    These are the times that won’t come again
    The highest of flames become an ember
    And you gotta live ‘em while you can

    These are the days we will remember
    These are the days we will remember
    These are the days we will remember
    These are the days we will remember

    So take ‘em by the hand, they’re yours and mine
    Take ‘em by the hand and live your life
    Take ‘em by the hand don’t let ‘em all fly by
    C’mon, C’mon now

    Ooo days go by
    Yeah, just like a hand out the window wavin’ in the wind as the cars go by
    Days go by

  14. You (Or Somebody Like You)

    Outside my window, I swear on my mamas grave,
    Faded out the street noise like a, out of focus polaroid,
    So I shot the moon, and I cursed the wind,
    Making me think that you were, here again,
    Smoke and mirrors, somebody stole you away,
    Thats the biggest conspiracy since, JFK,
    So we combed the corners, and glass houses,
    Right directions, but, never found it.

    Well I’d trade in all the rest of my days,
    Just the mere reflection of your face,
    For one shining moment…

    (Chorus:)
    With you, or somebody like you,
    With you, or somebody just like you,

    Called inspectors, the cops and the CIA,
    The drew chalk circles round, the place that we used to lay,
    But nobody testified, not a single witness,
    I Swore i was crucified with, no forgiveness,
    The sheriff shined his light like I was drunk and dangerous,
    My hands were already tied, so he , put away his handcuffs,
    And in my blindspot, I saw the silhouette,
    your crazy legs smoking a long black cigarette,
    But I’d trade in all the rest of my days,
    Your crooked smile, your wicked ways,
    I’d fill up all this empty space,

    (Chorus:)
    With you, or somebody like you,
    With you, or somebody just like you,
    Oh you, or somebody like you.. oh

    Now I shoulda learned my lesson,
    Done what I was told,
    Shoulda counted all my blessings,
    like fingers and toes,
    And now I’m, tripping like a blind man,
    And searching high and low,
    For you, or somebody like you
    For you, or somebody just like you…

    For you, or somebody like you,
    For you, or somebody just like you… oh oh

    Yeah… woh somebody just like you
    oh Somebody just like you… oh