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In The Ranch

In The Ranch

Release Date: 2004

Region: Worldwide

Format: Album

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Track Listing

  1. Walkin’ the Country

    Runnin’ from the rat race
    Just as fast as I can
    Take off my tie so I can breathe
    Me, I’m going where the fresh air’s blowin’
    Take a little walk in the country with me

    [Chorus]
    Walk in the country with me
    Watch the sun sinkin’ down on the trees
    It’s gonna do us some good
    To get down in the woods
    Take a little walk in the country with me

    I’m so sick of all them TV shows
    I need some dirt road under my feet
    C’mon let’s point our toes where the red fern grows
    Take a little walk in the country with me
    Come on now

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Walkin’ the country
    Oh bless my soul
    Just gimme that country road
    Come on now

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Take a little walk in the country with me
    Come on now baby
    Take a little walk in the country with me

  2. Homespun Love

    You spun your web back a Sunday or two
    I ain’t never met nobody
    Like the likes of you
    You got me preachin’ the news
    You turned down my road and decided to stay
    And I took a shine to your hair
    And your hillbillly ways
    And how you kiss on my face
    I got a bone deep feelin’
    You’re the start of the good ole days

    [Chorus]
    Well I still remember
    You came by my trailer
    With chicken and some homemade wine
    The dogs got to barkin’
    When we got the sparkin’
    We almost set the house on fire
    Well I got a big heapin’ helpin’
    Of the stuff I get a hankerin’ for
    But honey your homespun love
    Just keeps me comin’ back for more

    I like the flamingos you stuck in your yard
    And I like the notions you stick in my head and my heart
    Yeah and how you fix on my car
    Well I reckon I’m lucky you’re everything I need so far

    [Repeat Chorus]

  3. Just Some Love

    I heard the rumor that we’re callin’ it off
    And we won’t last too long
    But I got this feelin’ when I’m looking at you
    Baby,
    They couldn’t be more wrong
    They’ve been sayin’ it’s a shaky romance
    And they don’t give the two of us too much of a chance

    [Chorus]
    But if the Grand Canyon is just some ditch
    Dorothy and Toto fought just some witch
    And if Babe Ruth was just a guy with a glove
    Then oooh baby this is just some love
    Oooh baby this is just some love

    I speak my mind baby that’s the truth
    But you’ve got a temper too
    So when they see us start to fuss and fight
    I guess they think we’re through
    But if they’re judgin’ us by what they see
    Then they don’t have a clue about you and me

    ‘Cause if the Rocky Mountains are just some hills
    Niagra Falls is just some water spills
    And if Humphrey Bogart was just some tough
    Then oooh baby this is just some love
    Oooh baby this is just some love

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Oooh baby this is just some love
    Oooh baby this is just some love

  4. Some Days You Gotta Dance

    It was about five til’ five on Friday
    We were all getting ready to go
    And the boss man started screaming
    And his veins began to show
    He said “You and you come with me
    ‘Cause you’re gonna have to stay”
    My heart was thumping I was jumping
    I had to get away

    [Chorus]
    Some days you gotta dance
    Live it up when you get the chance
    When the world doesn’t make no sense
    And you’re feeling just a little too tense
    Gotta loosen up those chains and dance

    Well I was talking with my baby
    Over a small glass of tea
    When she asked a loaded question
    She said “How do you feel about me?”
    My mind was racin’ I was pacin’
    But the words just wouldn’t come
    And there was only one thing left to do
    I feel it coming on

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Some days you gotta dance
    You gotta loosen up those chains and dance
    You gotta loosen up those chains and dance

  5. My Last Name

    I can feel your goodbye comin’
    Like a storm up from the south
    The rain’ll splatter at the back door
    The wind’ll whistle ’round the house
    So it’s you and Howie Johnston
    Somebody told me at the store
    I guess I’d better get used
    To the idea of you
    Not around anymore

    [Chorus]
    And so, I’m doin’ my best to prepare for the worst
    And I’d better get use to the hunger and thirst
    I gotta find me a potion
    To take for the pain
    And all you’ve got to lose
    Is my last name

    I know he’s cute and he’s got money
    I ain’t no handsome fancy Dan
    In a way it’s sad and kinda funny
    You’ll be ok and I’ll be damned
    So I best be gettin’ ready
    For the bitter nights alone
    Sleepin’ on the couch
    Wake up starting out
    Livin’ life on my own

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Yeah, all you’ve got to lose is my last name

  6. Desiree

    It’s killin’ me to write the word “goodbye”
    I’ve wadded up and tossed a thousand tries
    We both know the reason
    There ain’t nothing to explain
    But I know that my leavin’
    Will spare us both the pain

    [Chorus]
    Desiree I can’t hold you any longer
    Desiree you love his money more than me
    And the taxi’s at the gate
    I guess all that’s left to say
    Is in teardrops at the bottom of the page
    “I love you Desiree”

    It’d be easier to leave if I were mad
    But it’s hard to lose the best you’ll ever have
    And to write this note to you
    Was the hardest thing to do
    But not as hard as bein’ a poor boy
    Who can’t afford a girl like you

    [Repeat Chorus]

    God, I love you Desiree
    But I just can’t take it anymore
    I won’t be around for your goodbye
    I won’t be around for your goodbye
    You love his money more than me
    I won’t be around for your goodbye
    You love his money more than me
    I won’t be around for your goodbye
    Oh you love his money, you love it more than me
    I was just a fool who couldn’t see
    That you love his money, you love it more than me

  7. Freedom’s Finally Mine

    I’m on a red dirt road winding up to a sky of blue
    And I left the blacktop back about a mile or two
    No more sittin’ at home leave the T.V. and the telephone far behind
    This life is killin’ us all, back roads are lookin’ mighty fine
    Oh, and…

    [Chorus]
    Freedom’s finally mine
    I ain’t takin’ anymore
    Yeah freedom’s finally mine, It’s finally mine
    I ain’t takin’ anymore
    Oh, freedom’s finally mine

    I’d like to throw out this cellular
    And kick off these shop-shined shoes
    Leave the kids at your mama’s
    And take off to Timbuktu
    So give me two sets of mud-grip tracks
    Leadin’ off to way out back o’ yonder
    There’s no mountain I can’t climb
    To satisfy this need of mine to wander
    Oh, ’cause…

    [Repeat Chorus]

    There’s no desert I can’t cross
    No river too wide
    I can do what I want now
    ‘Cause freedom’s finally mine

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Oh freedom oh freedom It’s finally mine, yeah it’s mine
    It’s finally mine, yeah it’s mine

  8. Hank Don’t Fail Me Now

    I had a heck of a time gettin’ into my house today
    There was a big ass U-Haul trailer in my way
    And she was headed for the car …so I grabbed my old guitar
    I got one more chance before she drives away
    So…

    [Chorus]
    Hank don’t fail me now
    You’ve always bailed me out
    “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
    Could set that suitcase down
    Give me one more song to whine
    That’ll make her change her mind
    Cause she’s walkin’ out
    Hank don’t fail me now

    Yeah she was throwin’ stuff… cussin’ like a sailor at me
    She was waving her arms around like she was fightin’ bees
    If I could yodel her a lick
    That just might do the trick
    If I sang “I Saw The Light” would she believe
    (I don’t think so)
    So…

    [Repeat Chorus 2x]

    She’s walkin’ out
    Hank don’t fail me now
    She’s walkin’ out
    Hank don’t fail me now

  9. Tangled Up in Love

    You know the cards are stacked against this
    As we surrender our defenses
    And I’ve torn down all my fences just for you
    And you feel it too
    What do we do
    Do we run or see it through

    The longer we’re together
    It just keeps gettin’ better
    And you hide your little love letters
    Around the house for me
    And it’s plain to see
    That you’ll always be all I’ll ever need
    The webs we spun
    Wove into one
    And left us tangled up in love

    You squeeze my hand I understand
    About a woman and a man
    I love the way you make me feel
    You got me tangled up in love
    The webs we spun
    Wove into one
    Left us tangled up in love

    [Repeat Chorus]

  10. Clutterbilly (Instrumental)
  11. Man of the House

    Well I ain’t proud of what I’m about to do
    All alone up here with you
    With the picture of your man
    Face down upon the night stand, so he can’t see
    And I don’t like running all the red lights here
    Every time the coast is clear
    Any time you need my lovin’
    You know I’ll come running, faithfully

    [Chorus]
    Cause he stays so busy with his money
    And you, you get so lonely when he’s gone
    And me, I’m just your temporary lover
    ‘Til your blues are gone
    I’m the man of the house whenever he ain’t home

    Now the statues on the side of that big gate
    They’re laughing as I drive away
    And I can’t keep from thinking
    Are they laughing at your old man or at me
    And the only part that I don’t like to play
    Is the part when I get up and go away
    I find it mighty hard
    Just keeping this old heart tucked away
    Cause he stays…

    [Repeat Chorus]

    I’m the man of the house
    When your other man ain’t home

  12. Ghost in this Guitar

    Down the drain pipe cross the yard and through the fence
    I risked a whoopin’ every time I went
    ‘Cause white boys weren’t allowed
    On the colored side of town
    But I was proud to call
    That old black man my friend
    He had a pillow by the bed he used to pray on
    And a beat up old guitar he let me play on
    I knew where my fingers went
    From his greasy fingerprints
    Yeah, he was passin’ on
    What was handed down to him

    [Chorus]
    And it soaked up all the blood and sweat and teardrops
    And the beers he missed in smokey little bars
    And sometimes that old man he comes alive in my hands
    I feel the beating of his sad old broken heart
    Just like there’s a ghost in this guitar
    A ghost in this guitar

    Well, the night before he died he made me take it
    He said, “You play it now, ’cause I gotta go”
    And I can feel him in my fingers when I play it
    ‘Cause sometimes I’m in control
    And sometimes I just sit back
    And let him go
    Sit back and let him go

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Take a listen to the ghost in this guitar