Long Trip Alone (2006)

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    Every Mile a Memory

    Every Mile A Memory
    Written by Steve Bogard, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Country roads old theater marquee signs
    Parkin’ lots billboards flyin’ by
    Spanish moss little hick town squares
    Wild roses on a river bank
    Girl it’s almost like you’re there

    Every mile a memory
    Every song another scene
    From some old movie goin’ back in time to you and me
    Every day a page turned down
    Every night a lonesome sound
    Like a freight train rollin’ through my dreams

    Every mile a memory

    Red sundown out across the western sky
    Takes me back to the fire in your eyes
    Texas stars in a purple night
    Not seein’ ‘em with you baby
    Oh they never do look right no

    Funny how no matter where I run
    ‘Round every bend I only see
    Just how far I haven’t come

    Every mile a memory
    Every mile a memory

    Musicians:

    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar & Mandolin
    Gary Morse – Pedal Steel Guitar
    Russell Terrell – Background Vocals

    ©2006 Ensign Music LLC/Rancho Papa Music/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    Can't Live It Down

    Can’t Live It Down
    Written by Tony Martin, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    I’ve been called a rambler
    ‘Cause I keep my eyes on that horizon line
    And I’ve been called a gambler
    ‘Cause I always wanna let my winnings ride
    I’ve been broke more times than I can count
    I’ve been stuck for days in a lonely town
    When my luck ran south

    Hey I might be makin’ me a reputation
    Of goin’ my own way and
    I can’t live it down
    Got the throttle wide open gonna live it up knowin’
    In this life you only
    Get one go around
    And I can’t live it down

    There’s times I’ve wasted money

    ‘Cause I know that I can always make more cash
    But wasted time is something man
    When it’s gone you can’t get it back
    So I’ll go on burnin’ up both ends
    ‘Cause I don’t want a whole lot of might’ve-beens
    Now that would be a sin

    Gonna live for places I ain’t been
    Make a lot more good remember-whens
    Right up to the end

    I can’t live it down
    I can’t live it down

    Musicians:

    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin
    Gary Morse – Lap Steel Guitar
    Aubrey Haynie – Fiddle
    Russell Terrell – Background Vocals

    ©2006 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Goldwatch Music/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    Long Trip Alone

    Long Trip Alone
    Written by Steve Bogard, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    It’s a long trip alone over sand and stones
    That lie along the road that we all must travel down

    So maybe you could walk with me a while
    And maybe I could rest beneath your smile
    Everybody stumbles sometimes and needs a hand to hold
    ‘Cause it’s a long trip alone

    It’s a short piece of time but just enough to find
    A little peace of mind under the sun somewhere

    So maybe you could walk with me a while
    And maybe I could rest beneath your smile
    You know we can’t afford to let one moment pass us by
    ‘Cause it’s a short piece of time

    And I don’t know where I’d be without you here
    ‘Cause I’m not really me without you there

    Yeah Yeah
    Hallelujah hallelujah oh

    So maybe you could walk with me a while
    Maybe I could rest beneath your smile
    Everybody stumbles sometimes and needs a hand to hold

    So maybe you could walk with me a while
    Maybe I could rest beneath your smile
    Maybe I could feel you right beside me ‘til I’m home
    ‘Cause it’s a long trip alone

    Musicians:

    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar
    Gary Morse – Pedal Steel Guitar
    Aubrey Haynie – Fiddle
    Russell Terrell – Background Vocals

    ©2006 Ensign Music/ Rancho Papa Music/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    That Don't Make It Easy Loving...

    That Don’t Make It Easy Loving Me
    Written by Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    We were playin’ out in Vegas when this lady pressed her way up to the stage
    I forgot what I was singin’ when she met me with her meet-me-later gaze
    When she threw it on my mic stand I figured they were probably double-D’s
    That might make for a good story man
    But that don’t make it easy lovin’ me

    One time I met one of my heroes and he made me feel real good that I was there
    ‘Cause whatever he was smokin’ man it had me spinnin’ circles in my chair
    I fell asleep on his bus in Texas but I woke up in Memphis, Tennessee
    That might make for a good story man
    But that don’t make it easy lovin’ me

    But I got a woman
    Let me tell you man she’s somethin’
    You won’t catch me doin’ nothin’
    To ever make her wanna leave
    She knows how much I love her man
    But that don’t make it easy lovin’ me

    When you’re livin’ on a bus and you fill it up with a bunch of real good timin’ boys

    Mix in applause and alcohol and honky tonks you know we’re bound to make some noise
    But this rake-and-ramblin’ life helps me write the kind of songs I wanna sing
    ‘Cause it makes for real good stories man
    But that don’t make it easy lovin’ me

    Yeah she knows how much I love her man
    But that don’t make it easy lovin’ me

    Musicians:

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

    ©2006 Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    Soon As You Can

    Soon As You Can
    Written by Tony Martin, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    I left that sun sinkin’ west in California
    I was supposed to stay in LA a few more weeks
    But the next time that old sun and I meet up
    I’ll be a thousand miles east

    Fifty dollars and a gas card in my pocket
    That I’m thinkin’ might already be maxed out
    That’s just one of those little crazy things
    I really didn’t stop to think about ‘cause

    ‘Cause when a man wants to be with a woman
    There ain’t no way of gettin’ there too fast
    When you know who you wanna spend
    The rest of your life with you wanna start
    The rest of your life
    As soon as you can

    That state trooper let me off with just a warnin’
    And a promise that I’d try to slow her down
    Man that promise was forgotten
    By the time I’d gotten two miles out of town

    Don’t know how much a truck can handle

    But the closer that I get I keep pushin’ it

    ‘Cause when a man wants to be with a woman
    There ain’t no way of gettin’ there too fast
    When you know who you wanna spend
    The rest of your life with you wanna start
    The rest of your life
    You can’t wait to start the rest of your life
    As soon as you can
    As soon as you can
    As soon as you can

    Musicians:

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

    ©2006 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/ Goldwatch Music/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    Trying to Stop Your Leaving

    Trying To Stop Your Leaving
    Written by Jim Beavers, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Got a guitar
    Got a guitar on my back
    And I’m standin’ on this lonesome railroad track
    Train’s a comin’
    It’ll be here ’fore too long
    But I don’t think I can stop it with a song
    Girl that’s kind of the way I’m feelin’
    Tryin’ to stop your leavin’

    Got a pebble
    Got a pebble in my hand
    And I toss it out into the middle of the Rio Grande
    But the river keeps runnin’
    Don’t even know that I’m around
    I could throw in a million more and not slow it down
    Girl that’s kind of the way I’m feelin’
    Tryin’ to stop your leavin’

    There’s nothin’ I wouldn’t try
    If I thought it would change your mind

    But you don’t love me

    No you don’t love me anymore
    And I know as soon as you walk out that door
    Train’s a comin,’ river’s runnin’
    Train’s a comin,’ river’s runnin’
    Pain’s a comin,’ tears are runnin’
    Yeah that’s kind of the way I’m feelin’
    Knowin’ I couldn’t stop your leavin’

    Musicians:

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

    ©2006 Cake Taker Music/ Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    Hope for Me Yet

    Hope For Me Yet
    Written by Tony Martin, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Girl I’ve made a name everybody writes off
    An open-road hard case a honky tonk lost ’cause
    The fate I’m lookin’ at there aint no way around
    A long and lonely path I’m destined to go down

    Yeah there ain’t much of nothin’ in me
    Left to be saved but baby I bet
    If you could love somebody like me
    There might be hope for me yet

    Hope for me yet

    Always livin’ fast only thinkin’ short term
    I never could get past a bridge I didn’t burn
    I’m just a worn out pair of boots and a beat-up old guitar
    A handful of country tunes and a hard-luck kind of heart

    Girl you just might be that outside chance for me
    Yeah you’re the one good shot at redemption that I’ve got

    Yeah there ain’t much of nothin’ in me
    Left to be saved but baby I bet
    If you could love somebody like me

    There might be...

    Hope for me yet
    There’s hope for me yet

    Musicians:

    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric & Danelectro Guitar
    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar & Bouzouki
    Gary Morse – Pedal Steel Guitar
    Russell Terrell – Background Vocals

    ©2006 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/ Goldwatch Music, BMI/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    The Heaven I'm Headed To

    The Heaven I’m Headed To
    Written by Paul Nelson, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    I hear people talk of heaven
    And how it’s only for the precious few
    But in the book that I’ve been readin’
    Sounds to me like there’s a lot of room
    So I bet some folks are gonna be surprised
    About who makes it to the other side ’cause in the

    Heaven I’m headed to
    There’s a place for preachers, thieves and prostitutes
    Saints and soldiers, beggars, kings and renegades
    For any soul that ever found amazing grace
    Ain’t no tellin’ who on earth He might include
    In the heaven I’m headed to

    It’s not my place to say
    Just who does or doesn’t get to go
    I’m only one among the many
    Stumblin’ down that narrow road
    There’s so many things in this life to love
    And I believe there’s hope for each of us ’cause

    And the only thing I know
    We all get the chance to go

    Saints and soldiers, beggars, kings and renegades

    Any soul that ever found amazing grace
    Ain’t no tellin’ who on earth He might include
    In the heaven I’m headed to
    The heaven I’m headed to
    The heaven I’m headed to

    Musicians:

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

    ©2006 Lyrical Mile Music/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    Free and Easy
    (Down the Road I Go)

    Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go)
    Written by Robbie Harrington, Rod Janzen, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Pair of boots and a sack of clothes
    Free and easy down the road I go
    Hangin’ memories on the high line poles
    Free and easy down the road I go
    Free and easy down the road I go

    Ragweed’s rockin’ on the radio
    Free and easy down the road I go
    So I keep rollin’ like an old banjo
    Free and easy down the road I go

    Got the sun shinin’ on me like a big spotlight
    So I know everything is gonna be all right

    Ain’t no tellin’ where the wind might blow
    Free and easy down the road I go
    Livin’ life like a Sunday stroll
    Free and easy down the road I go
    Free and easy down the road I go

    If you only get to go around one time
    I’m gonna sit back and try to enjoy the ride

    I could make a million or wind up broke
    Free and easy down the road I go
    Can’t take it with you when you go so
    Free and easy down the road I go
    Someday I know it’s gonna take me home so

    Free and easy down the road I go
    Free and easy down the road I go

    Musicians:

    Steve Misamore – Drums
    Robbie Harrington – Bass
    Rod Janzen – Electric & Danelectro Guitar
    Tim Sergent – Pedal Steel Guitar
    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar & Banjo
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Russell Terrell – Background Vocals

    ©2006 Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    Band of Brothers

    Band Of Brothers
    Written by Jim Beavers, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    I came up through the trenches where
    we only played for tips and alcohol
    You find out what you’re made of when there
    ain’t no gold or platinum on the wall
    And there’s a few more like me who
    ain’t afraid of fightin’ for the cause

    Me and my band of brothers we got you covered
    Out here on the honky tonk front lines
    We’re loaded up with country music we ain’t afraid to use it
    Even if we have to play all night
    Well we ain’t no rookies it’s our third tour of duty but that’s all right yeah that’s all right
    Me and my band of brothers got you covered
    On the honky tonk front lines

    From the bars of San Diego to the
    county fair way up in Bangor Maine
    We keep the tour bus rollin’ just like it was
    a big old Sherman tank
    Like those who came before us
    Owens, Haggard, Willie, Waylon, Jones and Hank
    (and Johnny Cash)

    Well we ain’t no rookies it’s our third tour of duty
    but that’s all right yeah that’s all right
    Me and my band of brothers got you covered
    On the honky tonk front lines

    Me and my band of brothers got you covered
    On the honky tonk front lines

    Musicians:

    Steve Brewster – Drums
    Jimmy Carter – Bass
    J.T. Corenflos – Electric Guitar
    Bryan Sutton – Acoustic Guitar
    Gary Morse – Pedal Steel Guitar
    Aubrey Haynie – Fiddle
    Russell Terrell – Background Vocals

    ©2006 Cake Taker Music/ Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP

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    Prodigal Son's Prayer

    Prodigal Son’s Prayer
    Written by Deric Ruttan, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley

    Father meet me with your arms wide open
    The world’s done broken your prodigal son
    Down that road I traveled
    Everything raveled only came undone

    Father lead me down to the river
    Wash me in the water ‘til I’m whiter than snow
    I know I’m not worthy
    But tell me there’s mercy for the wanderin’ soul

    I lost my way but now I’m on my knees
    If it’s not too late won’t you tell me please
    You gotta place for me
    A little grace for me

    Father meet me in the cool green valley
    In all of your glory when my days are done
    Name me as one of your chosen
    Heaven’s unbroken prodigal son

    Father meet me with your arms wide open
    Lead me down to the river
    Meet me in the cool green valley

    Name me one of your chosen
    Heaven’s unbroken prodigal son

    Musicians:

    Terry Eldredge – Acoustic Guitar & Background Vocals
    Terry Smith – Upright Bass
    Jimmy Mattingly – Fiddle
    Dave Talbot – Banjo
    Danny Roberts – Mandolin
    Jamie Johnson – Background Vocals
    Inmates at Charles Bass Correctional Complex – Background Hums & Foot Stomping

    ©2006 Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP/ Home With The Armadillo Music, BMI/ Big White Tracks, ASCAP