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GARTH BROOKS/GARTH BROOKS

Not Counting You 

When loving turns to parting I'm always the first to leave 
Cause when it comes to heartaches I'd rather give than to receive 
I've never cried myself to sleep just praying I'll get through 
I've never lost at love not counting you 

(chorus) 
Not counting you I've never had a heartache 
Not counting you I never have been blue 
There's no exceptions to the rule 
I've never been nobody's fool 
I've never lost at love not counting you 
  

I've never got down on my knees and asked the Lord above 
If He would only bring to me the one I'm dreaming of 
Begging to be taken back and swearing I'll be true 
Has never crossed my mind not counting you 

*chorus* 

There's no exceptions to the rule 
I've never been nobody's fool 
I've never lost at love not counting you 

There's no exceptions to the rule 
I've never been nobody's fool 
I've never lost at love not counting you 
No, I've never lost at love not counting you 
  

I've Got A Good Thing Going 

She swears there's nothing wrong, but something's missing 
She's never been much good at telling lies 
'Cause you can hear the sound of leaving, if you listen 
This may be California, but Oklahoma's in her eyes 

(Chorus) 
I've got a good thing going 
It's plain to see she's tired of hanging on 
I've got a good thing going 
It's killing me that she's as good as gone 

By now she must be tired of always giving 
And tired of what she's getting in return 
I guess Oklahoma's more her style of living 
'Cause I can see her heart is heading 'cross a bridge I thought she'd burned 

*chorus* 

Lord it's killing me that she's as good as gone. 

If Tomorrow Never Comes 

 Sometimes late at night 
I lie awake and watch her sleeping 
She's lost in peaceful dreams 
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark 
And the thought crosses my mind 
If I never wake up in the morning 
Would she ever doubt the way I feel 
About her in my heart 

(chorus) 
If tomorrow never comes 
Will she know how much I loved her 
Did I try in every way to show her every day 
That she's my only one 
And if my time on earth were through 
And she must face the world without me 
Is the love I gave her in the past 
Gonna be enough to last 
If tomorrow never comes 
'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life 
Who never knew how much I loved them 
Now I live with the regret 
That my true feelings for them never were revealed 
So I made a promise to myself 
To say each day how much she means to me 
And avoid that circumstance 
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel 

*chorus* 

So tell that someone that you love 
Just what you're thinking of 
If tomorrow never comes. 
  

Everytime That It Rains 

Stuck in an airport in Austin, all of the flights are delayed 
And as the rain keeps fllin' the mem'ries keep callin' me back 
To another time and place 
Back to a rainy dy in Oklahoma, she was workin' at this roadside cafe 
And it was just her and me and looked like it would be 
At least 'till the storm rolled away 

I played "Please Come to Boston" on the jukebox 
She said hey that's my favorite song 
The next thing I knew the song was through 
And we were still dancin' along 
And with that look in her eyes she pulled from me 
Then she pulled off that apron she wore 
And with her hand in mine we turned off the sign 
And locked the rain outside the door 

(chorus) 
Every time that it rains I can hear her heart callin' 
It rains, I can see that dress fallin' 
The storm clouds roll on, still the memory remains 
Every time that it rains 
One late rainy night I got a phone call 
So I went back to see her again 
And through the dnce we both stumbled and with the buttons we fumbled 
So we decided just to call it at friends 
If we ever had a thing now it's over and only the memory remains 
Of a roadside cafe on a September day 
I relive every time that it rains 

*chorus* 
  

Alabama Clay 

First time he saw the ground get busted 
He was ten and it was 1952 
His daddy worked hard from sunup to sundown 
And the goin' got tough behind them ol' grey mules 

The farm grew to be a moneymaker 
And the house he lived in grew up room by room 
The boy worked hard but soon got tired of farmin' 
So he slipped away one night 'neath the harvest moon 

His neck was red as Alabama clay 
But the city's call pulled him away 
He's got a factory job and runs a big machine 
He don't miss the farm or the fields of green 

Now the city's just a prison without fences 
His job is just a routine he can't stand 
And at night he dreams of wide-open spaces 
Fresh dirt between his toes and on his hands 
Then one day a picture came inside a letter 
Of a young girl with a baby in her arms 
And the words she wrote would change his life forever 
So he went to raise his family on the farm 
His neck is red as Alabama clay 
Now he's goin' home this time to stay 
Where the roots run deep on the family tree 
And the tractor rolls through the fields of green 
His neck is red as Alabama clay 
Now he's goin' home this time to stay 
Where the roots run deep on the family tree 
And the tractor rolls through the fields of green 
His neck is red as Alabama clay 
  

Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) 

This ol' highway's getting longer 
Seems there ain't no end in sight 
To sleep would be best, but I just can't afford to rest 
I've got to ride in Denver tomorrow night 

I called the house but no one answered 
For the last two weeks no one's been home 
I guess she's through with me, to tell the truth I just can't see 
What's kept the woman holding on this long 

(chorus) 
And the white line's getting longer and the saddle's getting cold 
I'm much too young to feel this damn old 
All my cards are on the table with no ace left in the hole 
I'm much too young to feel this damn old 
The competition's getting younger 
Tougher broncs, you know I can't recall 
The worn out tape of Chris LeDoux, lonely women and bad booze 
Seem to be the only friends I've left at all 

*chorus* 

Lord, I'm much too young to feel this damn old. 
  

Cowboy Bill 

He told a good story and all of us kids listened 
'Bout his life on the border and the way it was then 
And we all believed him and when he would finish 
We'd ask the old cowboy to tell 'em again 
You could almost hear those prairie winds blowin' 
His saddle a creakin' 'neath his old faded jeans 
You could taste the dry dust from the trail he was ridin' 
As he sat there and painted those west Texas scenes 

(chorus) 
And the grown-ups would tell us 
You boys keep your distance, that old man's just tellin' you lies 
But to all of us kids Cowboy Bill was a hero 
Just as true as his blue Texas skies 

He told of a time when he rode with the Rangers 
Down on the pecos and he saved the day 
Outnumbered by plenty, they were almost too cover 
With thirty banditos headed their way 
He looked back just in time to see a horse stumble 
The captain went down and Bill pulled up on his rains 
And through a flurry of bullets he rescued the captain 
And they rode for a sunset, just the story remains 

*chorus* 

Well I still remember the day that it happened 
We waited and we waited but Bill never showed 
And the follks at the feed store said they hadn't seen him 
So we set out for his place down Old Grist Mill Road 

And we cried when we found him lying there with his mem'ries 
The old trunk wide open, things scattered about 
He was clutchin' a badge that said Texas Ranger 
And an old "yeller" letter said Texas Is Proud 

*chorus* 

Just as true as his blue Texas skies 
  

Nobody Gets Off in This Town 

Nobody gets off in this town 
Trains don't even slow down 
My high school sweetheart's married and gone 
They met on a bus to San Antone 
The Greyhound stops! Somebody gets on 
But nobody gets off in this town 

Nobody gets off in this town 
Old folks 'round here wear a frown 
Now let me see if I can set the scene 
It's a one-dog town and he's old and mean 
There's one stop light but it's always green 
Nobody gets off in this town 

Nobody gets off in this town 
High school colors are brown 
They can't drag Main because it kicks up dust 
Their cars and their dreams are all starting to rust 
The high school dances are always a bust 
Nobody gets off in this town 

Nobody gets off in this town 
They oughta just tear it down 
Cause in the winter you freeze and in the summer you fry 
Utility bill's the only thing that gets high 
I'd go for a drink but this county is dry 
Nobody gets off 
Nobody gets off 
Nobody gets off in this square old merry-go-round 

No, nobody gets off in this town 
  

I Know One 

When all your loves have ended 
When all your friends have flown 
Who'll be around to want you 
When all your loves have gone 

Only a fool would do it 
After the way you've done 
And how many fools would have you 
I know one 
This fool keeps wondering why he fell in love at all 
But you might need this fool around in case you fall 
After the party's over and you've had your fill of fun 
If you need a fool to forgive you...I know one 

You never know you might be lonely when all your loves have missed 
It wouldn't hurt to keep an extra fool on your list 
After your heart's been broken and you need a place to run 
If you'll take a fool who loves you...I know one...I know one 
  

The Dance 

Looking back on the memory of 
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone 
For a moment all the world was right 
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye 

(chorus) 
And now I'm glad I didn't know 
The way it all would end the way it all would go 
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain 
But I'd of had to miss the dance 

Holding you I held everything 
For a moment wasn't I a king 
But if I'd only known how the king would fall 
Hey who's to say you know I might have chanced it all 

*chorus* 

Yes my life is better left to chance 
I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance. 


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