Modern Day Drifter (2005)

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  • 1

    Lot of Leavin' Left to Do...

    Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do
    Written by Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    These old boots still got a lot of ground they ain’t covered yet
    There’s at least another million miles under these old bus treads
    So if you think I’m gonna settle down, I’ve got news for you
    I still got a lot of leavin’ left to do

    And as long as there’s a song left in this old guitar
    This life I’m bound to lead ain’t for the faint of heart
    So you won’t fall for me if you know what’s good for you
    ’Cause I still got a lot of leavin’ left to do

    Guess the Lord made me hard to handle
    So lovin’ me might be a long shot gamble
    So before you go and turn me on
    Be sure that you can turn me loose
    ’Cause I still got a lot of leavin’ left to do

    Girl, you look like you might be an angel, so I won’t lie
    I could love you like the devil, if you wanted me to tonight
    And we could talk about forever for a day or two
    But I still got a lot of leavin’ left to do

    Yeah I still got a lot of leavin’ left to do

    Musicians

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar
    Russell Terrell - Background Vocals

    ©2004 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP

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    Come a Little Closer (Live)

    Come A Little Closer
    Written by Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Come a little closer baby
    I feel like layin’ you down
    On a bed of sweet surrender
    Where we can work it all out
    There ain’t nothin’ that love can’t fix
    Girl it’s right here at our fingertips
    So come a little closer baby
    I feel like layin’ you down

    Come a little closer baby
    I feel like lettin’ go
    Of everything that stands between us
    And the love we used to know
    I want to touch you like a cleansin’ rain
    And let it wash all the hurt away
    So come a little closer baby
    I feel like lettin’ go

    If there’s still a chance then take my hand
    And we’ll steal away
    Off into the night ‘til we make things right
    The sun’s gonna rise on a better day

    Come a little closer baby
    I feel like strippin’ it down
    Back to the basics of you and me
    And what makes the world go ’round
    Every inch of you against my skin
    I wanna be stronger than we’ve ever been
    So come a little closer baby
    I feel like strippin’ it down

    Come a little closer baby
    Just a little bit closer baby
    Come a little closer baby
    I feel like layin’ you down

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar & Banjo
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar
    Russell Terrell and Lona Heins - Background Vocals

    ©2005 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/ Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP

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    Cab of My Truck

    Cab Of My Truck
    Written by Mark Nesler, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Cracked windshield that I super-glued
    Crumpled-up cans and a beat up bag of Red Man chew
    Fix-a-Flat, Johnny Cash box set
    Half a dozen parking tickets that I ain’t paid yet
    And sittin’ on that cloth bench seat
    I got my shotgun girl right next to me

    Four wheels turnin’, two hearts burnin’
    We go runnin’ wild
    Gonna make a million memories
    For every hundred thousand miles
    Learnin’ everything
    I’ll ever need to know about life and love
    In the cab of my truck

    Slidin’ rear back window
    So it’s an easy reach to where my cooler keeps ‘em iced down cold
    Roll of duct tape, WD-40
    Ain’t nothin’ too loose or locked too tight for a man like me
    Yeah, I might take it slow, 30 through town
    But on a back dirt road
    Girl, I put the hammer down

    Down by the river, two bodies in the
    Glow of the radio dial
    Gonna make a million memories
    For every hundred thousand miles
    Learnin’ everything
    I’ll ever need to know about life and love
    In the cab of my truck
    In the cab of my truck

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Lap Steel Guitar
    Randy Kohrs – Dobro
    Russell Terrell - Background Vocals

    ©2005 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Nez Music, BMI/ Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP

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    Settle for a Slowdown

    Settle For A Slowdown
    Written by Tony Martin, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    I must look just like a fool, here in the middle of the road
    Standin’ there in your rearview, gettin’ soaked to the bone
    This land is flat as it is mean, a man can see for a hundred miles
    So I’m still prayin’ I might see, the glow of the brake light

    But your wheels just turn, down the road ahead
    If it hurts at all, you ain’t showed it yet
    I keep lookin’ for the slightest sign
    That you might miss, what you left behind
    I know there’s nothin’ stoppin’ you now
    But I’d settle for a slowdown

    I held on longer than I should, believin’ you might change your mind
    And those bright lights of Hollywood, would fade in time

    But your wheels just turn, down the road ahead
    If it hurts at all, you ain’t showed it yet
    You’re just a tiny dot, on that horizon line
    Come on tap those brakes, baby just one time
    I know there’s nothin’ stoppin’ you now
    I’m not asking you to turn back around
    I’d settle for a slowdown
    Come on just slowdown
    I’d settle for a slowdown

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar, Danelectro
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar
    Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle
    Russell Terrell and Lona Heins - Background Vocals

    ©2005 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/ Goldwatch Music (adm. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing), BMI/ Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP

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    Domestic, Light and Cold

    Domestic, Light And Cold
    Written by Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Hey bartender
    Can I make one special request
    My woman left me
    So tonight I’ll be drinkin' your best

    I'm not talkin' 'bout single malt scotch, Jagermeister or Cuervo Gold
    I'll take anything domestic, light and cold

    Domestic, light and cold
    That's what I’m havin'
    Serve me up any old
    Iced-down American classic
    Pop a top, crack a can
    Just don't make me wait too long
    I'll take anything domestic, light and cold

    No I wasn't cheatin'
    She just said that I was hard to please
    And I’ll admit it
    I can be set in my country ways
    So go ahead and break out the good stuff
    If I can be so bold
    I'll take anything domestic, light and cold

    You got beer from all over the world
    On the wall
    I can even get a free t’shirt
    If I tried 'em all
    But tonight I’m in the mood
    For some of that homegrown brew

    Yeah, pop a top, crack a can
    Just don't make me wait too long
    I'll take anything domestic
    Hey I know what the best is
    Anything domestic, light and cold

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar
    Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle
    Wes Hightower - Background Vocals

    ©2005 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/ Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP

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    Good Things Happen

    Good Things Happen
    Written by Jamie Hartford

    The world is cold but I don’t care
    When you have flowers in your hair
    I see color and I hear sound
    And good things happen when you’re around

    I work hard for not much pay

    So I can know you’ll be okay
    ’Cause I need to live where love abounds
    And good things happen when you’re around

    So won’t you wait for me
    I’ll be home soon
    Wait for me
    I’ll only be a day or two

    Won’t you wait for me
    I’ll be home soon
    Yeah, wait for me
    I’ll only be a day or two

    The world is cold but I don’t care
    When you have flowers in your hair
    I see color and I hear sound
    And good things happen when you’re around
    Good things happen when you’re around

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar
    Alison Krauss - Background Vocals

    ©1997 Universal – Songs of PolyGram International, Inc./ Door Number One Music (adm. by Universal – Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.), BMI

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    Down On Easy Street

    Down On Easy Street
    Written by Steve Bogard, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Guess you heard I’m doin’ well
    Struck it rich, to hear some folks tell
    But I’m still the same old me
    Down on Easy Street

    You give your all to find that road
    And you lose touch with some people as you go
    Promises are hard to keep
    Down on Easy Street

    But when I lay down, and you’re not there
    Girl, I wish I was anywhere, but

    In this world where the telephone is all I touch
    When I’m alone and no one ever really knows
    The man inside of me
    Up here in this lonely room just a-sippin’ wine
    And a-missin’ you girl I’ve got everything
    But what I need

    That’s why I’m down
    Down on Easy Street

    Someone told me you moved on
    Well who could blame you, with me so often gone
    But do you ever think of me
    Down on Easy Street

    If you’re out this way, some week, some year
    Girl, you’ll still find me waitin’ here

    Down on Easy Street
    Down on Easy Street

    Guess you heard I’m doin’ well

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar, Danelectro
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar
    Russell Terrell and Lona Heins - Background Vocals

    ©2005 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/ Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP

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    So So Long (Live)

    So So Long
    Written by Jim Beavers, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Girl I caught you in your little white lie
    Red handed, red handed
    You said you had to work tonight
    But here you are dancin’, slow dancin’
    In this honky tonk with someone else
    And all you got to say for yourself is so…so? I’m sorry, so?

    So, so long, bye bye baby
    I’ll catch you on the flip side maybe, don’t you
    Slip slide on a tear when you find me gone
    Go go on, cry crybaby
    Those tears are gonna drip dry maybe
    But you’re gonna miss my good love baby
    For so so long
    So so long

    Let me buy you a goodbye drink
    Make it a double, a double
    ‘Cause I’ve seen everything I need to see
    You’re nothin’ but trouble, big trouble
    And one other thing before I go
    I wanna tell you that I think you’re so…so…so…aw, I ain’t gonna sink that low

    I bet you think I’m gonna let it slide
    The way you’re flashin’ me those puppy dog eyes
    Right?....yeah right…right?...wrong

    So so long
    So so long

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar
    Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle
    Russell Terrell and Lona Heins - Background Vocals

    ©2005 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/ Skronk Bonk Tunes (adm. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing), BMI/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP

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    Modern Day Drifter

    Modern Day Drifter
    Written by John Scott Sherrill and Wyatt Easterling

    I'm gonna be a modern day drifter
    Get out while I can
    Gonna trade in this life I’ve been livin’
    For a pocket full of sand
    And a modern day drifter
    Don't have to tell no one his plans

    I'm gonna find that long stretch of highway
    Where no one knows my name
    Where as long as the sky just goes on
    And it’s never the same
    A modern day drifter don't ever complain

    Bye bye, high life
    Feels like the right time
    To say so long
    Keep on goin’ strong
    And I’ll just keep on bein’ gone

    ’Cause I’m gonna be a modern day drifter
    Yes I am
    Gonna slip this ring off my finger
    ’Cause everybody understands
    That a modern day drifter’s got
    Nothin’ but time on his hands

    Bye bye, high life
    It feels like the right time

    To say so long
    Keep on goin’ strong
    And I’ll just keep on bein’ gone

    ’Cause I’m gonna be a modern day drifter
    Oh, yes I am
    Gonna slip this ring off my finger
    ’Cause everybody understands
    That a modern day drifter’s got
    Nothin’ but time on his hands

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Rod Janzen – Electric Guitar
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Randy Kohrs – Dobro
    Wes Hightower and Michelle Poe - Background Vocals

    ©2005 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/ Big Yellow Dog Music (adm. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing)/ City Wolf Music (adm. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing)/ EMI Longitude Music Corp./ Barney Building Music (adm. by EMI Longitude Music), BMI

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    Good Man Like Me

    Good Man Like Me (with the Del McCoury Band)
    Written by Del McCoury

    Where you gonna find a good man like me?
    Now that old car, it ain’t gonna last
    You ride around all day, I buy the gas
    The more I work, the more you spend
    Tell me honey baby when will this all end

    Her bags are packed, my nerves are racked
    She’s got a one-way ticket, ain’t comin’ back
    Oh baby, baby
    Where you gonna find a good man like me?

    Take a look at this house turned upside-down
    I hung the clothes on the line, they blowed down to the ground
    I try to eat my own cookin’, but it’s awful bland
    I’m tellin’ you right now things are out of hand

    Where you gonna find a good man like me?

    Musicians:

    Del McCoury – Acoustic Guitar
    Rob McCoury – Banjo
    Ronnie McCoury – Mandolin
    Mike Bub – Upright Bass
    Jason Carter – Fiddle
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Del McCoury and Ronnie McCoury - Background Vocals

    ©1984 Markyle Music, BMI

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    Gonna Get There Someday

    Gonna Get There Someday
    Written by Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Well it's been a year and there's so much to tell
    Been doin' alright in spite of myself
    Just wish I could stop feelin’ mad when I pray
    But I know I’m gonna get there someday

    Got that job I was dreamin' about
    Sometimes it's tough travelin' around
    When who I wanna be still seems so far away
    But I know I’m gonna get there someday

    Glad I told you all I meant to
    While I had the chance
    ‘Cause every moment I had with you
    Made me who I am

    By the way I met someone new
    Wouldn't you know she's a whole lot like you
    Still I ain't ready to settle down in one place
    But I know I’m gonna get there someday

    Well I guess I’ll be movin' on
    I'll just leave these daisies by your stone
    And Mama, I still miss you every day
    But I know I’m gonna get there someday
    When that'll be, guess only God can say
    But I know I’m gonna get there someday

    Musicians:

    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar
    Steve Sheehan – Acoustic Guitar
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Gary Morse – Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar
    Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle
    Lona Heins and Wes Hightower - Background Vocals

    ©2005 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/ Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP