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GARTH BROOKS/ FRESH HORSES

The Old Stuff 

Oh I said a little prayer tonight 
Before I came on stage 
As I came walkin' past the drivers and the locals on the union wage 
I asked the dear Lord up in heaven 
Let me treat the music right 
Then I prayed that Detroit 
Goes wild tonight. 

Seven pickers and all our gear in a rental van 
Playin' music never sleepin' and workin' on a neon tan 
We played The Barn down in Sanford Florida 
For Bev Roberts out in Camden Park 
We plugged it in up east at Bull Run and the place went dark . 

Back when the old stuff was new 
Back before the buses and the hard workin' boys in the crew 
It was one big party 
But the business called it payin' our dues 
Back when the old stuff was new. 

Oh the stories we could tell 
If it weren't for the code of the road 
About The Buckboard, Bear Creek, Cowboys, and the Grizzly Rose 
You know the weather turned bad in Scottsdale 
A tornado nearly stole the show 
We just danced in the rain and listened to the thunder roll . 

Back when the old stuff was new 
Hats off to the K.C. Opry and Ella Guru's 
It was one big party 
Uncle Joe you know we owe it to you 
Back when the old stuff was new . 

No rules young fools comin' from the old school 
Takin' on the world alone 
Next date can't wait tearin' up the interstate 
Every place we played was home 
Balls out no doubt this is what it's all about 
Beggin' for a place to play 
Swingin' with our old friends 
Prayin' that it never ends 
Wouldn't trade a single day . 

Back when the old stuff was new 
Back before the buses and the hard workin' boys in the crew 
It was one big party 
But the paper's called it payin' our dues 
Back when the old stuff was new . 

Hey it's still one big party 
You can call it whatever you choose 
You make me feel like the old stuff is new 

Cowboys and Angels 

On the eighth day God noticed a problem 
For there below Him stood a cowboy alone 
Stubborn and proud, reckless and loud 
God knew he'd never make it on his own 
So God looked out all over creation 
And listened as that cowboy prayed 
God took passion and thunder 
Patience and wonder then He sent down 
The best thing that God ever made . 

(chorus) 
Cowboys and angels leather and lace 
Salt of the earth meets heavenly grace 
Cowboys and angels tested and tried 
It's a long way to heaven 
And one hell of a ride . 

Nothin's changed since the dawn of creation 
For you will find them together today 
And only heaven above them knows why 
she loves him 
But he must be the reason she don't fly away . 

*Chorus* 

It's a long way to heaven 
And one hell of a ride. 
  

The Fever 

He's got a split finger wrap 
And his rope's pulled way to tight 
He's got a lunatic smile 
'Cause he's really drawn deep tonight . 

He's got a fever, fever, fever, fever 
Grab a hold of anything and hold on tight 
It hits you like the venom from a rattle snake bite 
We're all here 'cause he's not all there tonight . 

He takes one breath 
And time turns inside out 
Then the gate busts open to the world he dreams about . 

He's got a fever, fever, fever, fever 
Stick a rope on anything 'cause he don't care 
He'd even take a ride on the electric chair 
We're all here cause he's not all there tonight . 

He says it's really kind of simple 
Keep your mind in the middle 
While your butt spins 'round and 'round 
Take heed to Sankey's preachin' 
Keep liftin' and reachin' 
And ridin' like there ain't no clowns . 

What he loves might kill him 
But he's got no choice 
He's a different breed 
With a voice down deep inside 
That's screamin' he was born to ride . 

He's got a fever, fever, fever, fever 
Fever makes you crazy 'cause it makes no sense 
Like runnin' from your shadow out of self-defense 
He won't run and baby he can't hide 
He thinks the odds are even leavin' one hand tied 
He gets so tired of hangin' on so tight 
I know you think he's crazy well I think you're right 
We're all here 'cause he's not all there that's right. 
  

That Ol' Wind 

She dropped her boy at school on time 
One less worry on her mind 
Now it's off to work and on the radio 
Come's an old familiar song 
And then the D.J.'s voice comes on 
And say's he's back in town tonight for one last show . 

Her eyes well up with tears 
God could it be it's been ten years 
Since that Autumn night outside the county fair 
When two strangers shared a night 
And in the darkness found a light 
That to this day is still alive and burning there . 

He asked her twice to come along 
They said good-bye at the break of dawn 
'Cause you can't hold back the wind 
If it's meant to be again 
Then someday he'll find his way back to her arms . 

The marquee misspelled his name 
And not too many people came 
But that didn't matter to them 
They laughed and loved all through the night 
And as they faced the morning light 
They found themselves standing there again . 

And he asked her twice to come along 
They said good-bye at the break of dawn 
As his bus left out she cried 
With him standing by her side 
That ol' wind had once again found its way home. 
Someday he'll tell her about the money he hid 
And someday she'll tell him that the boy is his kid. 
But for right now they're both in love 
The only thing they're thinkin' of 
Is that they're finally where their hearts have always been. 
  

Rollin' 

She was born to a mother trucker 
Raised behind the wheel 
So you can blame it on the highway 
For the way she can't sit still 
She says life is like a windshield 
It ain't no rear view mirror 
The only way to get where you're goin' 
Is find that higher gear 
And keep it 

(chorus) 
Rollin' 
Life's gonna run you over if you don't get goin' 
She said I wanna fell the earth move under me 
Movin' with the motion of a melody 
Oh I get the blues if the rhythm ain't got no soul 
You got to keep it 
Rollin' . 

Well I knew that I was in trouble 
When she told me that talk was cheap 
Said if you're tired get on the sofa 
'Cause the bed's no place to sleep Lord it knocked me on my knees 
And I knew if I was gonna get naked 
I was gonna have to roll up my sleeves. 
And keep it 
Rollin' 

*chorus* 

So I talked her into gettin' married 
But she wouldn't hang up her wheels 
I was afraid I'd take a back seat 
To the way the highway feels 
But each day she's pullin' over 
More than she used to 
She knows love is like the highway 
The main thing you gotta do 
Is keep it rollin' 
  

The Change 

One hand 
Reaches out 
And pulls a lost soul from harm 
While a thousand more go unspoken for 
They say what good have you done 
By saving just this one 
It's like whispering a prayer 
In the fury of a storm . 

(chorus) 
And I hear them saying you'll never change things And no matter what you do it's still the same thing 
But it's not the world that I am changing I do this so this world will know That it will not change me . 

This heart 
Still believes 
The love and mercy still exist. 
While all the hatred rage and so many say 
That love is all but pointless in madness such as this 
It's like trying to stop a fire 
With the moisture from a kiss. 

*chorus* 

As long as one heart still holds on 
Then hope is never really gone . 

*chorus* 

What I do is so 
This world will know 
That it will not change me 
  
  

The Beaches of Cheyenne 

They packed up all his buckles 
And shipped his saddle to his dad 
And by the way the house looked 
She must have took it bad. 
The workers come on Monday 
To fix the door and patch the wall. 
They say she just went crazy 
The night she got the call . 

He was up in Wyoming 
And drew a bull no man could ride. 
He promised her he'd turn out 
Well it turned out that he lied. 
And their dreams that they'd been livin' 
In the California sand 
Died right there beside him in Cheyenne. 

(chorus) 
They she just went crazy 
Screamin' out his name 
She ran out into the ocean 
And to this day they claim 
That if you go down by the water 
You'll see her footprints in the sand 
'Cause every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne . 

They never found her body 
Just her diary by her bed 
It told about the fight they had 
And the words that she had said. 
When he told her he was ridin' 
She said then I don't give a damn 
If you never come back from Cheyenne . 

*chorus* 

Nobody can explain it 
Some say she's still alive 
They even claim they've seen her 
On the shoreline late at night. 
So if you go down by the water 
You'll see her footprints in the sand 
'Cause every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne . 

Every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne. 
  

It's Midnight Cinderella 

It's midnight Cinderella but don't you worry none 
'Cause I'm Peter Peter the Pumpkin Eater 
And the party's just begun . 

I guess your prince charming 
Wasn't after all 
'Cause he sure seemed different right after the ball. 
I guess more than horses are turnin' into rats 
And by the way he's walkin' 
I can guess where your slipper's at . 

(chorus) 
It's midnight Cinderella time that you should know 
There's gonna be some changes in the way this story goes 
It's midnight Cinderella but don't you worry none 
'Cause I'm Peter Peter the Pumkin Eater 
And the party's just begun . 

I'm gonna help you get over 
Bein' under that spell 
You're gonna learn to love midnight 
Inside this pumpkin shell 
I gotta few new magic tricks 
Your godmother can't do 
I'll show you what it means to 
Bip, bip, bip, bip, boppity boo . 

*chorus* 

I'm Peter Peter the Pumpkin Eater 
And the party has now begun 
  

She's Every Woman 

She's sun and rain, she's fire and ice 
A little crazy but it's nice 
And when she gets mad, you best leave her alone 
'Cause she'll rage just like a river 
Then she'll beg you to forgive her 
She's every woman that I've ever known . 

She's so New York and then L.A. 
And every town along the way 
She's every place that I've never been 
She's makin love on rainy nights 
She's a stroll through Christmas lights 
And she's everything I want to do again . 

It needs no explanation 
'Cause it all makes perfect sense 
For when it comes down to temptation 
She's on both sides of the fence . 

No it needs no explanation 
'Cause it all makes perfect sense 
When it comes down to temptation 
She's on both sides of the fence . 

She's anything but typical 
She's so unpredictable 
Oh but even at her worst it ain't that bad 
She's as real as real can be 
And she's every fantasy 
Lord she's every lover that I've ever had 
And she's every lover that I've never had 
  

Ireland 

My third favorite Garth Brooks Song! 

They say mother earth is breathing 
With each wave that finds the shore 
Her soul rises in the evening 
For to open twilights door 
Her eyes are the stars in heaven 
Watching o'er us all the while 
And her heart it is in Ireland 
Deep within the Emerald Isle . 

We are forty against hundreds 
In someone elses bloody war 
We know not why were fighting 
Or what we're dying for 
They will storm us in the morning 
When the sunlight turns to sky 
Death is waiting for its dance now 
Fate has sentenced us to die . 

(chorus) 
Ireland I am coming home 
I can see your rolling fields of green 
And fences made of stone. 
I am reaching out won't you take my hand 
I'm coming home Ireland . 

Oh the captain he lay bleeding 
I can hear him calling me 
These men are yours now for the leading 
Show them to their destiny 
And as I look up all around me 
I see the ragged tired and torn 
I tell them to make ready 
'Cause we're not waiting for the morn . 

*chorus* 

Now the fog is deep and heavy 
As we forge the dark and fear 
We can hear their horses breathing 
As in silence we draw near 
There are no words to be spoken 
Just a look to say good-bye 
I draw a breath and night is broken 
As I scream our battle cry . 

*chorus* 

I am home Ireland 

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