"Open Skies" Song Lyrics

Open Skies

Not Worth Writing About

I could put you in a song
Poor my heart out all night long
Spend another sleepless night on your behalf

Tell you that I miss you so
That I’m having trouble letting go
But the truth is, I’m having a blast

Got my little black book full of new numbers
Finally breaking the spell that you put me under
I found my way when there was no way out

I could write you a song or write you a letter
Or send a blank post card, that would even be better
Cause baby your just not worth writing about

I’d just be starring at the page
I’d have nothing for the stage
And I have better things to do than to sit around and think about you

The evil in your eye
Your serpent tongue, your dirty little lies
There’s just no rhyme or reason for the hell that you put me through

Got my little black book full of new numbers
Finally breaking the spell that you put me under
I found my way when there was no way out

I could write you a song or write you a letter
Or send a blank post card, that would even be better
Cause baby your just not worth writing about

So Nicky, Rory, Kelly or Jane
Let’s go out tonight I want to raise some cane
Sara, Krystal, Heather, Stacey, Mary-Joe
Show me a good time I’ve got some wild oats to sow

Got my little black book full of new numbers
Finally breaking the spell that you put me under
I found my way when there was no way out

I could write you a song or write you a letter
I could spend my time doing something better
Cause baby your just not worth writing about

Or I could put you in a song
Poor my heart out all night long
Spend another sleepless night on your behalf

Who’s That Standing In My Shoes

Your mothers dress the flowers in your hair
The smile on your face
The sun is shining all are friends are here
No one could ever take your place

The band begins to play
Your dad gives you away

But that’s not me, I’m way back here
There’s no one could love you more my dear than I do, I do
All the ups and downs that we went though
The road always led me back to you
So who’s that standing in my shoes

When you just wanted to be friends
I figured, hey, I’ll do whatever it takes
So I gave you space but you gave me an invitation
A time and a place

And now here before my eyes
Stands an angel dressed in white

But that’s not me, I’m way back here
There’s no one could love you more my dear than I do, I do
All the ups and downs that we went though
The road always led me back to you
So who’s that standing in my shoes

I’d give anything to take his place
To wipe those tears I see rolling down your face

But that’s not me, I’m way back here
There’s no one could love you more my dear than I do, I do
All the ups and downs that we went though
The road always led me back into your arms, wide open

I’ve kissed those lips a thousand times
But today a kiss makes you a bride
And me, I’d give anything to be
Standing in his shoes

Love Junkie

If I drink it's just a couple beers
A glass of wine, I never cross the line
I don't smoke, haven't had a drag in years
But there’s a drug that I can't get enough of

I’m a Love junkie for my honey
She's my favorite high
I slur my speech, my knees go weak
She keeps me up all night

When I need a fix, just one kiss
Can sweep me off my feet
If it’s a crime I'll do the time
I’m a love junkie

I got addicted from just one taste
Of those lips, it was bliss
There’s no substitute, no pill that I could take
For this drug I can't get enough of

I’m a Love junkie for my honey
She's my favorite high
I slur my speech, my knees go weak
She keeps me up all night

When I need a fix, just one kiss
Can sweep me off my feet
If it’s a crime, I'll do the time
I’m a love junkie

I take it in the morning, in the evening
Late at night, she wets my appetite
You can't buy it, there’s no prescription
For this drug that I can't get enough of

I’m a Love junkie, for my honey
She's my favorite high
I slur my speech, my knees go weak
She keeps me up all night

When I need a fix, just one kiss
Can sweep me off my feet
If it’s a crime I'll do the time
I’m a love junkie

Side by Side

At a diner booth I sit down to eat
Glance across the table to an empty seat
Even after all these years

I feel your hand fall on my leg
Your head hits my shoulder and I hear you say
Amen, God led us here

And there’s no place I’d rather be
Me next to you, you next to me

Side by side, on the sidewalk, in the pew
Side by side, your love will always see me through
Until our dying day, ‘til our souls fly away
To that sweet bye and bye, side by side

Every night we fall into the same routine
You wash the dishes and I dry them clean
With you, I can be found

At the movies or at the beach
Or hand in hand driving down the street
The music up, the windows down

There’s no place I’d rather be
Me next to you, you next to me

Side by side, on the sidewalk, in the pew
Side by side, your love will always see me through
Until our dying day, ‘til our souls fly away
To that sweet bye and bye, side by side

Every time that we’re apart
I hope you know that in my heart we’re always

Side by side, on the sidewalk, in the pew
Side by side, your love will always see me through
Until our dying day, ‘til our souls fly away
To that sweet bye and bye
Hand in hand, together we will fly side by side

Drinking To Forget What’s Her Name

When I wake up she’ll be the first thing that I think of
Of sunny days when she was mine
I’ll long for her, to love, to kiss her and to hold her
But tonight she’ll be the last thing on my mind

Cause I have a date with the captain’s daughter
I’ll stay up late numbing the pain with Mary Jane
In the morning I’ll go back to longing for and missing her
But tonight I’m drinking to forget what’s her name

There was a time her love felt like a prison sentence
So I escaped but now she won’t let me back in
There’s not one hung over sober moment I don’t miss her
So tonight I’ll medicate myself again

I have a date with the captain’s daughter
I’ll stay up late numbing the pain with Mary Jane
In the morning I’ll go back to longing for and missing her
But tonight I’m drinking to forget what’s her name

Life of the party, goodtime Charlie, drinking top shelf
Drowning my sorrows and my paycheck
But her goodnight kiss hell I don’t miss when I’m shooting doubles
So pour another round cause I ain’t finished yet

I have a date with the captain’s daughter
I’ll stay up late numbing the pain with Mary Jane
In the morning I’ll go back to longing for and missing her
But tonight I’m drinking, last night I was drinking
Tomorrow night I’ll be drinking to forget what’s her name

Four-Letter Word

Love is the answer
Love is kind
It can move a mountain, feed the hungry
It can heal the blind

It’s a lullaby
The sweetest song I’ve ever heard
But when it comes to you
It’s just a four-letter word

Four-letter word, four-letter word
I hope you reap what you sow
And you get what you deserve

Four-letter word, four-letter word
It’s just a curse cause there’s a devil
Behind that mini skirt

Love comes in all shapes and sizes
In every stage of life
Some call it God’s creation
Some call it husband and wife

I call it a nightmare
The kind that reoccurs
Cause when it comes to you
It’s just a four-letter word

Four-letter word, four-letter word
I hope you reap what you sow
And you get what you deserve

Four-letter word, four-letter word
It’s just a curse cause there’s a devil
Behind that mini skirt

Those ruby lips, those curvy hips
Yeah, it’s something divine
But you can wash my mouth out with soap
I’m not Falling in this time

Four-letter word, four-letter word
I hope you reap what you sow
And you get what you deserve

Four-letter word, four-letter word
It’s just a curse cause there’s a devil behind that
Tattoo on the bottom of your back
That tight shirt it’s a booby trap
Just a four-letter word

American Dream

Snow covered streets
Cancellations on my radio
Your arms so far away
And these tires they spin so slow

I feel my life roll bye
Parked in front of this steering wheel
But I’d rather pass it in your eyes
Where all my worries stand still

I’m riding this American dream
And chasing these lullabies I sing
But through this snow and freezing rain
You are still the only thing that gets me bye
When I’m riding this American dream

You give me all the sky I need
And always a soft place to fall
And all the beauty of the open road
Doesn’t compare at all

To those dancing baby blues
And the scent of your skin
Tonight I’ll leave this storm behind
I’ll soon be in your arms again

I’m riding this American dream
And chasing these lullabies I sing
But through this snow and freezing rain
You are still the only thing that gets me bye
When I’m riding this American dream

Your love will fill me up again
When I pull around that bend and find you there
Than we’ll be riding this American dream

The Tail Is Wagging This Dog Again

Minding my own business on this couch
The TV’s got all the game I need
Isn’t this just heaven
Single now, no woman, off the leash

But here come the boys again
To try to drag me out of here
Ok, alright, but no ladies nights
Let’s go shoot some pool just a couple of beers

But before I finished chalking up my cue
This crazy girl beside me took her shot said this one’s for you

And the tail starts wagging
Without fail once again my tongue starts draggin’
And I’m begging will you take me in
I’m starting at the end
Bass ackwards like it’s always been
Now how in the hell did this happen
That tail is wagging this dog again
The tail is wagging this dog again

Next thing I’m buying rounds of whiskey, all top shelf
Bartender put it on my tab
Hey girls what you drinking
Fellas can I borrow some more cash

But they get there jackets on
While I play air guitar
And just before we reach the door
My crazy girl jumps right up on the bar

Now she starts dancing I can’t tear myself away
I’m rolling over begging her to tell me “good boy, stay”

And the tail starts wagging
Without fail once again my tongue starts draggin’
And I’m begging will you take me in
I’m starting at the end
Bass ackwards like it’s always been
Now how in the hell did this happen
That tail is wagging this dog again
The tail is wagging this dog again

I try to think and use my head
But animal instinct always uses me instead
My good intentions are rendered so defenseless
Against a pair of low cut jeans of particular dimensions

And the tail starts wagging
Without fail once again my tongue starts draggin’
And I’m begging will you take me in
I’m starting at the end
Bass ackwards like it’s always been
Now how in the hell did this happen
The tail keeps wagging this dog again
The tail is wagging this dog again

21 Days

I’ve got no explanation
No crystal ball
These four walls cannot hold me so I will just lay here
And pray for your call

And stare at the ceiling
I don't want to be free
So I stay twisted up stuck in these bed sheets
Where we used to be

Three weeks of love
You were key to my life
That's how you opened up door after door to a soul
I had locked deep inside

Now I'm back at the bottom
Of my old wishing well
I'm to heavy to reach for the sky
All drenched in myself

Our desperate dance
Time and place wasn't right
The click of the clock and the buzz of the dim neon lights
Two healing hearts
Taking a chance
Now mine is still bleeding while you give yours back to that man

But I've got no regrets
For letting you in
We made magic together now you’ve disappeared
But I feel once again

True love in the distance
It's a journey away
One that begins with the steps that we started
In 21 days

Our desperate dance
Time and place wasn't right
The click of the clock and the buzz of the dim neon lights
Two healing hearts
Taking a chance
Now mine is still bleeding while you give yours back to that useless man

For 21 days
What a way to begin
I had to have you for 21 days
To find me again

Get Ready

Get Ready,It's been one heavenly day
Get Ready,Tonight's a stone's throw away
Get Ready

Here comes my angel
So pure and so bright
But she'll be dancing like the devil
Yeah, here comes Saturday night

Get ready,To crank up the tunes
Get Ready,You got me howlin’ at the moon
Get Ready

Put on that red dress
And those black stiletto shoes
Pucker up those cherry lips
Shake it girl, I’m in the mood

Get Ready,When we call it a night
Get Ready,To turn down the lights
Get Ready

We’ll go to church in the morning
And show our respects
As soon as we get beck home
We’re tearing off our Sunday best

So get ready,For one more heavenly day
We'll be ready,It's just a stone's throw away
So Get Ready,Be ready,I'm ready

If I fall down

It’s never been so easy
It’s never been so clear
Your love it surrounds me
Embraces me, it brings me to tears

So if I fall down
Head over heals
And let my guard down
Will you take me by the hand
If I’m scared please understand

My hearts been bruised and broken
Soul shattered, the walls were caving in
My faith it needed refuge
And because of you I’ve learned to love again

So if you fall down
Head over heals
And let your guard down
I will you take you by the hand
If you’re scared please understand

That our paths prepared us for this
This moment, this promise, this kiss

I will be your rock
I will be your home
You’re my torch in the dark
The calm after the storm

So let’s fall down
Head over heals
And let our guards down
And see how good it feels
Let our hearts take the wheel
Pull the pennies from our eyes and fly