Nashville, Vol 1: Tear the Woodpile Down

1. Tear The Woodpile Down

Well I went to town last Friday night (Tear the woodpile down)

I raised cain with all my might (Tear the woodpile down)

Took along that gal of mine (Tear the woodpile down)

She was looking mighty fine (Tear the woodpile down)

Tear the woodpile down, Tear the woodpile down

All the way down to the ground I'll tear the woodpile down

Got locked up in that county jail (Tear the woodpile down)

Had no one to throw my bail (Tear the woodpile down)

That old judge said ninety days (Tear the woodpile down)

Boy you better change your ways (Tear the woodpile down)

Tear the woodpile down, Tear the woodpile down

All the way down to the ground I'll tear the woodpile down

Taxpayer dollar ain't worth a dime (Tear the woodpile down)

Government got us in a bind (Tear the woodpile down)

Think I'll run for president (Tear the woodpile down)

I won't have to pay no rent (Tear the woodpile down)

Tear the woodpile down, Tear the woodpile down

All the way down to the ground I'll tear the woodpile down

2. Sundown In Nashville

The sign says "Welcome to Nashville"

From whatever road you've been down

It seems like the first of the milestones

For here is the city, the town

It's a quaint, old mystical city

Where legends and idols have stood

It's a place, where dreams come to harbor

A country boy's Hollywood

But it's lonely at sundown in Nashville

That's when beaten souls start to weep

Each evening at sundown in Nashville

They sweep broken dreams off the street

You'll walk, down 16th to Broadway

Into a world of heartache and pain

Where hillbilly honky tonk angels

Cry out, from the dark side of fame

You'll find, some discarded love songs

And tear stains all over the ground

In a city where dreams get shattered

And swept to the outskirts of town

But it's lonely at sundown in Nashville

That's when beaten souls start to weep

Each evening at sundown in Nashville

They sweep, broken dreams off the street

They sweep, broken dreams off the street

3. A Matter of Time

She's a taker, such a taker

A careless heartbreaker

She'll torture and tangle your mind, yes she will

She's gonna cheat you, mistreat you

She'll say "I love you" and then she'll leave you

It's only a matter of time

Friend, I oughta know

Some day you'll say 'I told ya so"

I loved her and once called her mine

She'll cast her sweet spell

Then put you through a living hell

It's only a matter of time

I'm a fool, such a fool

Aw, look at me now

I let her put me in this dark, neon mine

You ought to forget her

She's gonna leave you for someone better

It's only a matter of time

Oh friend, I ought know

Some day you'll say 'I told ya so"

I loved her and once called her mine

She'll cast her sweet spell

Then put you through a living hell

It's only a matter of time

It's only a matter of time

4. Hollywood Boogie

(Instrumental)

5. Holding On To Nothing

We're holding on with nothing left to hold onto

I'm so tired of holdin' on to nothin'

The years have shown no kindness

For the hard times we've been through

We've squeezed the life from every dream

And go right on a bluffin'

With really nothin' left to hold onto

Oh, why do we keep holding on

With nothing left to hold onto

Let's be honest with each other

That's the least that we can do

I feel guilty when they envy me and you

We're holding on with nothing left to hold onto

We were young and foolishly mistaken

Victims of a passion, much too strong to be denied

With only tears to show for all the years that we've been fakin'

God only knows how long, how hard we've tried

Oh, why do we keep holding on

With nothing left to hold onto

Let's be honest with each other

That's the least that we can do

I feel guilty when they envy me and you

We're holding on with nothing left to hold onto

We're holding on with nothing left to hold onto

6. Truck Driver’s Blues

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

Hey I got me a rig, it takes the curves

Two tons of steel shakin' my nerves

Pumpin' them brakes, slammin' them gears

Seems like I ain't been home in ten years

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

I've been on that road all day and all night

And I look like I've come from a rooster fight

Takin' caffeine, hot steam, runnin' real fast

'Cause the last few miles have been draggin' by fast

I'm a haulin' cows and shuckin' that corn

Been drivin' big ole trucks since I was born

Talkin' 'bout oh these truck drivers' blues

Oh these truck drivers' blues

Hey I got me a rig, it takes the curves

Two tons of steel, shakin' my nerves

Pumpin' them a brakes and a slammin' them gears

Seems like I ain't been home in ten years

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

I got a little doll baby waitin' back home

She talks sweet to me when I am gone

A little blonde-on-blonde hillbilly honey

Like it says on my truck, her name is Connie, Connie, Connie

Connie

I got her up there on the dashboard of my dreams

Can't wait to get back home if ya know what I mean

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

Hey I got me a rig, it takes the curves

Two tons of steel, shakin' my nerves

Pumpin' them brakes, slammin' them gears

Seems like I ain't been home in ten years

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

Oh, these truck drivers' blues

7. Going, Going, Gone

Just another stranger in a lonesome town

One more lonely night without a home

I can't sleep for lookin' back on all the wasted years

I've lived a life that's going, going, gone

When I was young, I gave myself to the reckless life

Met trouble along the way at every turn

Always searchin' for some peace to feed my restless soul

Never caring 'bout the bridges I always burn

Just another stranger in a lonesome town<

One more lonely night without a home

I can't sleep for lookin' back on all the wasted years

I've lived a life that's going, going, gone

The fields of discontent have never let me down

And the mirror tells the story all its own

There's just one thing that I know about tomorrow

When it's all said and done, I'll be alone

Just another stranger in a lonesome town

One more lonely night without a home

I can't sleep for lookin' back on all the wasted years

I've lived a life that's going, going, gone

Oh I've lived a life that's going, going, gone

8. The Lonely Kind

Silence once held its splendor

Tonight cuts like a knife

This room may as well be a dungeon

There's nothin' where once there was life

This bed where I don't do much sleeping

Is useless since you've been gone

This pillow where I lay my head

May as well be a mound of stone

Heartaches ain't nothin' but sadness

Teardrops ain't nothin' but blue

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'

That's what's left of me without you

There's pain in my heart, and a break in my mind

That makes me, the lonely kind

That makes me, the lonely kind

When you passed the point of returnin'

I felt it was nothing but wrong

Feelings of cauldrons of mystery

They leave but they're never gone

I can still feel the mist of your memory

Still feel the touch of your hand

Can't help but wonder where you are

Are you lovin' some other man

Heartaches ain't nothin' but sadness

Teardrops ain't nothin' but blue

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'

That's what's left of me without you

There's pain in my heart, and a break in my mind

That makes me, the lonely kind

Heartaches ain't nothin' but sadness

Teardrops ain't nothin' but blue

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'

That's what's left of me without you

There's pain in my heart, and a break in my mind

That makes me, the lonely kind

That makes me, the lonely kind

9. A Song Of Sadness

Sing me a song of sadness

Sing a song that knows heartache and pain

A song to let me down easy

Till I can put my broken heart together again

There's no use pretending any longer

You're never comin' back, you're really gone

The silence in this house is loud as thunder

Never knew it hurt so bad

To be so all alone

Sing me a song of sadness

Sing a song that knows heartache and pain

A song to let me down easy

Till I can put my broken heart together again

Tomorrow's far away as eternity

Today is just another stepping stone

It's funny how nothing really matters

When the one that you love

Breaks your heart

Then moves along

Sing me a song of sadness

Sing a song that knows heartache and pain

A song to let me down easy

Till I can put my broken heart together again

Till I can put my broken heart together again

10. Picture From Life’s Other Side

In the world's mighty gallery of pictures

Hang the scenes that are painted from life

There's pictures of love and of passion

And there's pictures of peace and of strife

They hang pictures of youth and of beauty

Of old age and the blushing young bride

They all hang on the wall but the saddest of all

Are the pictures from life's other side

Just a picture from life's other side

Someone has fell by the way

A life has gone out with the tide

That might have been happy some day

There's a poor old mother at home

She's watching and waiting alone

Just longing to hear from a loved one so dear

It's just a picture from life's other side

The first scene is that of a gambler

Who had lost all his money at play

And he draws his dead mother's ring from his finger

As she wore long ago on her wedding day

It's his last earthly treasure but he stakes it

And he bows his head and his shame he might hide

But when they lifted his head well they found he was dead

That's just a picture from life's other side

Just a picture from life's other side

Someone has fell by the way

A life has gone out with the tide

That might have been happy some day

There's a poor old mother at home

She's watching and waiting alone

Just longing to hear from a loved one so dear

It's just a picture from life's other side

The next was the scene of two brothers

Whose pathways so different had led

Well one lived the life of a rich man

And the other one, he begged for his bread

Then one dark night they met out on the highway

Your money or your life, the old thief cried

And then with his knife, he took his own brother's life

That's just a picture from life's other side

Just a picture from life's other side

Someone has fell by the way

A life has gone out with the tide

That might have been happy some day

There's a poor old mother at home

She's watching and waiting alone

Just longing to hear from a loved one so dear

It's just a picture from life's other side