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GARTH BROOKS/ NO FENCES

The Thunder Rolls 

Three thirty in the morning, 
Not a soul in sight, 
The city's lookin' like a ghost town 
On a moonless summer night. 
Raindrops on the windshield, 
There's a storm moving in. 
He's headin' back from somewhere 
That he never should have been. 
And the thunder rolls. 
And the thunder rolls. 

Every light is burnin' 
In a house across town. 
She's pacin' by the telephone 
In her faded flannel gown. 
Askin' for miracle, 
Hopin' she's not right, 
Prayin' it's the weather 
That's kept him out all night. 
And the thunder rolls. 
And the thunder rolls. 

(Chorus) 
The thunder rolls 
And the lightnin' strikes. 
Another love grows cold 
On a sleepless night, 
As the storm blows on 
Out of control 
Deep in her heart 
The thunder rolls. 

She's waitin' by the window 
When he pulls into the drive 
She rushes out to hold him 
Thankful he's alive 
But on the wind and rain 
A strange new perfume blows 
And the lightnin' flashes in her eyes 
And he knows that she knows 
And the thunder rolls 
And the thunder rolls 

*chorus* 

The THIRD VERSE!!!! 
She runs back down the hallway 
To the bedroom door 
She reaches for the pistol 
Kept in the dresser drawer 
Tells the lady in the mirror 
He won't do this again 
Cause tonight will be the last time 
She'll wonder where he's been 
  

New Way to Fly 

Like birds on a high line 
They line up at night time at the bar 
They all once were lovebirds 
Now bluebirds are all that they are 
They landed in hell 
The minute they fell from love's sky 
And now they hope in the wine 
Tht they'll find a new way to fly. 

A new way to fly 
Far away from goodbye 
Above the clouds and the rain 
The memories and the pain 
And the tears that they cry 
Now the lessons been learned 
They've all crashed and burned 
But they can leve it behind 
If they could just find 
A new way to fly 

By the end of the night 
They'll be high as a kite once again 
And they don't seem to mind all the time 
Or the money they spend 
It's a high price to pay 
to just find a way to get by 
But it's worth every dime 
If they find a new way to fly 

*chorus* 

They'll leave it behind 
As soon as they find 
A new way to fly 
  

Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House 

Yes, she's my lady luck 
Hey, I'm her wild card man 
Together we're buildin' up a real hot hand 
We live out in the country 
Hey, she's my little queen of the South 
Yea, we're two of a kind 
Workin' on a full house. 

She wakes me every mornin' 
With a smile and a kiss 
Her strong country lovin' is hard to resist 
She's my easy lovin' woman 
I'm her hard-workin' man, no doubt 
Yea, we're two of a kind 
Workin' on a full house . 

Yea, a pickup truck is her limousine 
And her favorite dress is her faded blue jeans 
She loves me tender when the goin' gets tough 
Somtimes we fight just so we can make up. 

Lord I need that little woman 
Like the crops need the rain 
She's my honeycomb and I'm her sugar cane 
We really fit together 
If you know what I'm talkin' about 
Yea, we're two of a kind 
Workin' on a full house. 

This time I found a keeper, I made up my mind 
Lord the perfect combination is her heart and mine 
The sky's the limit, no hill is too steep 
We're playin' for fun, but we're playin' for keeps. 

So draw the curtain, honey 
Turn the lights down low 
We'll find some country music on the radio 
I'm yours and you're mine 
Hey, that's what it's all about 
Yea, we're two of a kind 
Workin' on a full house. 

Lordy, mama, we'll be two of a kind 
Workin' on a full house. 
  

Victim of the Game 

Well, it took a little time 
But I guess you finally learned 
That promises get broken 
And bridges do get burned 
You've been siftin' through the ashes 
Just tryin' to find a flame 
Holdin' on to nothin' 
You're a victim of the game. 

You were standin' way too close 
To see it all fall apart 
And there were things you couldn't hear 
'Cause you were listenin' with your heart 
But you can't say I didn't warn you 
Now there's no one else to blame 
There's on one quite as blind 
As a victim of the game. 

(chorus) 
And it don't matter who you are 
It treats everyone the same 
All you need's a heart 
To be a victim of the game. 

You know it's really gettin' to you 
When you take to tellin' lies 
And you can try to fool your friends 
But yo can't look 'em in the eye 
There ain't no standin' tall 
In the shadow of the shame 
When everybody knows 
That you're a victim of the game. 

*chorus* 

Oh, you know, when I look into your eyes 
I can really feel the pain 
Starin' in the mirror 
At a victim of the game 
  

Friends in Low Places 

Blame it all on my roots 
I showed up in boots 
And ruined your black tie affair 
The last one to know 
The last one to show 
I was the last one 
You thought you'd see there 
And I saw the surprise 
And the fear in his eyes 
When I took his glass of champagne 
And I toasted you 
Said, honey, we may be through 
But you'll never hear me complain 

(chorus) 
'Cause I've got friends in low places 
Where the whiskey drowns 
And the beer chases my blues away 
And I'll be okay 
I'm not big on social graces 
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis 
Oh, I've got friends in low places. 

Well, I guess I was wrong 
I just don't belong 
But then, I've been there before 
Everything's all right 
I'll just say goodnight 
And I'll show myself to the door 
Hey, I didn't mean 
To cause a big scene 
Just give me an hour and then 
Well, I'll be as high 
As that ivory tower 
That you're livin' in 

*chorus* 

Its the 3rd Verse!!! 
I guess I was wrong 
I just don't belong 
But then, I've been there before 
And everything is alright 
I'll just say goodnight 
And I'll show myself to the door 
I didn't mean to cause a big scene 
Just wait 'til I finish this glass 
Then sweet little lady 
I'll head back to the bar 
And you can kiss my ass 

*chorus* 
  

Wild Horses 

From a phone booth in Cheyenne 
I made a promise to Diane 
No more rodeos 
I'd gone my last go 'round. 

The same promise that I made 
In San Antone and Santa Fe 
But tonight I saddled up 
And let her down. 

(chorus) 
Wild horses keep draggin' me away 
And I'll lose more than I'm gonna win someday 
Wild horses just stay wild 
And her heart is all I break 
Wild horses keep draggin' me away. 

She'll watch me drive around her block 
Gettin' courage up to stop 
To make her one more promise 
That I can't keep 

The way I love the rodeo 
I guess I should let her go 
Before I hurt her more 
Than she loves me 

*chorus* 
  

Unanswered Prayers 

Just the other night a hometown football game 
My wife nd I ran into my old high school flame 
And as I introduced them the past came back to me 
And I couldn't help but think of the way things used to be. 

She was the one that I'd wanted for all times 
And each night I'd spend prayin' that God would make her mine 
And if he'd only grant me this wish I wished back then 
I'd never ask for anything again. 

(chorus) 
Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers 
Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs 
That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care 
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. 

She wasn't quite the angel that I remembered in my dreams 
And I could tell that time had changed me 
Inn her eyes too it seemed 
We tried to talk about the old days 
There wasn't much we could recall 
I guess the Lord knows what he's doin' after all. 

And as she walked away and I looked at my wife 
And then and there I thankedd the good Lord 
For the gifts in my life. 

*chorus* 

Some of God's greatest gifts are all too often unanswered... 
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers 
  

Same Old Story 

While they dance 
How she holds him 
Pulls him close 
And loves him so 
While he dreams of another 
and counts the days 
Until he lets her go. 

Same old story 
That everybody knows 
It's one heart holdin' on 
One letting go. 

While they ride 
Lord, he tells her 
How they two 
Will settle down 
But she only hears the highway 
And a voice 
In some other town. 

And the harder 
He holds her 
The more she slips away 
. 
Same old story 
That everybody knows 
It's one heart holdin' on 
One letting go 
  

Mr. Blue 

Our guardian star lost all its glow 
The day that I lost you 
It lost all its glitter the day you said no 
And its grey skies turned to blue. 

Like him I am doubtful 
That your love is true 
So if you decide to call on me 
Ask for Mr. Blue. 

I'm Mr. Blue 
When you say you love me 
The prove it by goin' out on the sly 
Provin' your love is untrue 
Call me Mr. Blue. 

I sleep alone each night 
Wait by the phone each night 
But you don't call 
And I won't hurt my pride 
Call me mister, 

I won't tell you 
When you paint the town 
A bright red to turn it upside down 
I'm painting it too 
But I'm painting it blue. 

I sleep alone each night 
Wait by the phone each night 
But you don't call 
And I won't hurt my pride 
Call me mister. 

I won't tell you 
When you paint the town 
A bright red to turn it upside down 
I'm painting it too 
But I'm painting it blue. 
Call me Mr. Blue. 
Call me mister. 
  

Wolves 

January's always bitter 
But Lord, this one beats all 
The wind ain't quit for weeks now 
And the drifts are ten feet tall 
I been all night drivin' hefers 
Closer in to lower ground 
Then I spent the mornin' thinkin' 
'Bout the ones the wolves pulled down. 

Charlie Barton and his family 
Stopped today to say goodbye 
He said the bank was takin' over 
The last few years were just too dry 
And I promised that I'd visit 

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