Album Number Twenty-One

Best Of Sawyer Brown Album
Best Of Sawyer Brown

Produced By

Randy Scruggs and Mark Miller


Songs

Step That Step
(Mark Miller)
The Race Is On
(Don Rollins)
The Walk
(Mark Miller)
The Dirt Road
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
Some Girls Do
(Mark Miller)
All These Years
(Mac Mcanally)
Thank God For You
(Mark Miller, Mac Mcanally)
This Night Won't Last Forever
(Bill LaBounty, Ray Freeland)
Six Days On The Road
(Earl Green, Carl Montgomery)
They Don't Understand
(Dean Chance,Teresa Chance,Steve Miller,Jeff Woods)

Singles

The Race Is On

The Dirt Road

Some Girls Do

All These Years

Thank God For You

Six Days On The Road

They Don't Understand


Videos

The Race Is On

The Dirt Road

Some Girls Do

All These Years

Thank God For You

This Night Won't Last Forever

Six Days On The Road

They Don't Understand


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Lyrics From Best Of Sawyer Brown


Step The Step

Mama told me when I was three
The street'll never get you no where
You take a street car jumpin' and back beat bump
And get along like it isn't there
You hold your head up high
Like you're gonna fly

You take the bitter 'til you find the sweet
And when you got that crowd and it's screamin' loud
You leave them sittin' on the edge of their seat

Chorus
You gotta step that step
Walk that walk
Shake that thing
Honey talk that talk

Hollywood, if New York could
Keep you babblin' 'til the break of day
No time to rest and you've got to feel blessed
'Cause you're gonna get it anyway
You start to wail and your face turns pale
You've got to pump it till your pistol pops
And as the eagle flew baby so will you
Cause you're climbin' all the way to the top

Repeat Chorus Six Times

©1983 G.L.D. MUSIC INC. (ASCAP)
International Copyright     Secured All Right Reserved

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The Race Is On

I feel tears wellin' up cold deep inside
like my heart's sprung a big break
and a stab of loneliness sharp and painful
that I may never shake

You might say that I was taking it hard
since you wrote me off with a call
But don't you wager that I'll hide in sarrow
when I may lay right down and bawl

Chorus
Now the race is on
and here comes pride in the backstreatch
Heartaches goin' to the inside
My tears are holdin' back
They're tryin' not to fall
My hearts out of the runnin'
True love's scratched for another's sake
The race is on and it looks like heartaches
and the winner looses all

One day I ventured in love
never once suspectin' what the final result would be
and how I lived in fear of waking up each morning
finding that you're gone from me
There's ache and pain in my heart
for today was the one that I hated to face
Somebody new came up to win her
and I came out in second place

Chorus
Now the race is on
and here comes pride in the backstreatch
Heartaches goin' to the inside
My tears are holdin' back
They're tryin' not to fall
My hearts out of the runnin'
True love's scratched for another's sake
The race is on and it looks like heartaches
and the winner looses all

©Copyright 1964 renewed 1992 Sony
/ATV songs LLC
/Glad Music Company (BMI)
All rights reserved

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The Walk
MPG3

Down our long dusty driveway
I didn't wan't to go
But I set with tears in my eyes wondering
Daddy took me by the hand
Looked out at the school bus and his little man and said,
"Don't worry boy it will be all right"

Chorus
Cause I took this walk your walking now
Boy, I've been in your shoes
You can't hold back the hands of time
It's just something you've got to do
So dry eyes I understand just what your going through
Cause I took this walk with my old man
Boy, I've been in your shoes

Down our long dusty driveway
I set my mind to go
I was eighteen and wild and free and wondering
Daddy took me by the hand
Look at the world and his grown man and said,
"Don't worry boy it will be all right"

Chorus

Down our long and dusty driveway
This time we both would go
He had old and gray
And his mind was wandering
Daddy took me by the hand
Said, "I know where were going and I understand
Don't worry boy it will be all right"

Chorus

©Copyright 1991 by Zoo ll Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved

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Dirt Road
MPG3

Daddy worked hard for his dollar
He said some folks don't-but that's ok
They won't know which road to follow
Because an easy street might lead you astray

Chorus
I'll take the dirt road-it's all I know
I've been walking it for years
It's gone where I need to go
Oh it ain't easy-it ain't supposed to be
So I'll take my time
And life won't pass me by
Cause it's right there to find, On the dirt road

I have lived life in the fast lane
You gotta watch your back and look both ways
When it's said and done the time we have Is borrowed
You better make real sure you're headed the right way

Chorus repeats twice


©Copyright 1992 by Zoo ll Music / Myrt And Chuck's Boy Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved

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Some Girls Do
MPG3

She turned up her nose as she walked by my Cadillac
From the corner of my eye I saw you and you laughed
You were sittin' on the swing on your front porch
Paintin' your nails like you were bored
And you yelled she was sure impressed with you

Chorus
Well I ain't first class
But I ain't white trash
I'm wild and a little crazy too
Some girls don't like boys like me
Aw but some girls do

I yelled and asked if you would like a ride
When we pulled out of your yard I bald a tire
You was laughing at me, I was doing James Dean
You was the prettiest girl I'd ever seen
When you rolled your eyes and twirled my pink fur dice

Chorus
Well good ole' boys don't get no breaks
And rich boys think they got what it takes
But theres' someone for each of us they say

Chorus

©Copyright 1992 by Zoo ll Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved

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All These Years
MPG3

She likes adventure with security
And more then one man can provide
She planned adventure feeling sure that he
Would not be home till after five
He turned on the light and turned it off again
And said the one thing he could say

All these years
Where have I been
I've been down the road to work and home again
But I'm still here
And until I'm gone
Don't you rub it in too hard that I've been wrong
All these years

She said, "Your not the man you used to be"
He said, "Neither is this guy"
She said, "There's some things you refuse to see
But I guess sometimes so do I"
She made no excuse why she was lying there
She said the one thing she could say

All these years
What have I done
I've made your supper and your daughter and your son
Still I'm here
And still confused
But I can finally see how much I stand to lose
All these years

Still I'm here
And so confused
But I can finally see how much I stand to lose
All these years

©Copyright 1992 by Beginner Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved

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Thank God For You
MPG3

Well I've been called a self-made man
Girl don't you believe it's true
I know exactly how lucky I am
when I'm gettin' this close to you
It's high time I'm giving some praise
to those that got me where I am today

Chorus
I gotta thank mama for the cookin'
Daddy for the whuppin'
The devil for the trouble that I get into
I got to give credit where credit is due
I thank the bank for the money
Thank God for you

A strong heart and a willing hand
That's the secret to my success
A good woman... I try to be a good man
A good job, Lord I know I've been blessed
I'm just a part of a greater plan
It doesn't matter which part I am

Chorus
I gotta thank mama for the teachin'
Daddy for the preachin'
The devil for the trouble that I get into
I got to give credit where credit is due
I thank the bank for the money
Thank God for you


©Copyright 1993 by Travelin' Zoo Music / Beginner Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved

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This Night Won't last Forever
MPG3

Everybody Likes a celebration
Happy music and conversation
I'd be lying if I said I didn't have the blues
In the corner there's a couple dancing
From the kitchen I can hear them laughing
Oh I wish I was celebrating too

Chorus
I know this night won't last forever
I know the sun is gonna rise sometime
I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

So pardon me for my disposition
I wish I didn't have to sit and listen
Their playing the same old songs on the stereo
She's been lying since the day I met her
I be better off to just forget her
Oh I would rather be lonesome all alone

Chorus
And I know this night won't last forever
I know the sun is gonna rise sometime
I need some hope for a bright tomorrow
And I know this heart is gonna mend just fine

Suddenly there's a strange vibration from my head to my toe
Filling me with a strange sensation
Somebody's telling me somebody's saying

Chorus

Repeat Chorus

©Copyright 1979 by Career - BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI) All rights reserved

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Six Days On The Road
MPG3

Well I pulled out of Pittsburgh rolling down the eastern seaboard
I've got my diesel wound up and she's running like a never before
There's a speed zone ahead but all right, I don't see a cop in sight
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

I got ten forward gears and a Georgia overdrive
I'm passing little white lines and my eyes are open wide
Just passed a Jimmy and a White, I've been passing everything in sight
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Well it seems like a month since I kissed my baby goodbye
I could have a lot of woman but I'm not like some of the guys
I could find one to hold me me tight,
But I could not make believe it's right
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Well the ICC is checking on down the line
I'm a little overweight and my log books are way behind
But nothing bothers me tonight, I can dodge all the scales all right
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

My rigs a little old but that don't mean she's slow
There's a flame from her stack and the smoke's rolling black as coal
My home town's coming in sight, if you think I'm happy your right
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Six Days On The Road and
I'm gonna make it home tonight

©Copyright 1961 renewed 1985
by Southern Arts Music And Tune Publishing CO. All rights reserved

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They Don't Understand
MPG3

A mother riding on a city bus
kids are yelling kicking up a fuss
everybodyís staring
not knowing what she's going through
somebody said don't you even care
and do you let them do that everywhere
she slowly turned around, looked up and stared.

She said, "Please forgive them
they've been up all night
their father struggled
but he finally lost his fight
he went to heaven
in the middle of the night
so please forgive my children
they donít understand."

Chorus:
Everybody's busy with their own situation
everybody's lost in their own little world
bottled up, hurried up, trying to make a dream come true
they don't understand
everybody's livin' like there ain't no tomorrow
maybe we should stop and take a little time
cause you never really know what your neighborís going through
they don't understand.

A man driving on the interstate
slowing down traffic making everybody wait
everybodyís staring not knowing what he's going through
somebody honked from the passing lane
yelling out the window "hey I ain't got all day"
the old man looked around and he caught his eye.

He said, "Please forgive me
you know it's been a long life
my wife has passed away
and my kids donít have the time
I've been left all alone
and it's getting hard to drive
so please forgive me, children
they don't understand."

Chorus:
Everybody's busy with their own situation
everybody's lost in their own little world
bottled up, hurried up, trying to make a dream come true
they don't understand
everybody's livin' like there ain't no tomorrow
maybe we should stop and take a little time
cause you never really know what your neighborís going through
they don't understand.

A man hanging on a wooden cross
giving everything to save the lost
everybody's staring
not knowing what he's going through
somebody said "you don't have a prayer
if you're the king come on down from there"
the man just turned his head
looked up and stared.

He said "please forgive them
for they have not seen the light
but they'll come to know me
when I come back to life
and go to heaven
to make everything all right
so please forgive your children
they don't understand.

Chorus:
Everybody's busy with their own situation
everybody's lost in their own little world
bottled up, hurried up, trying to make a dream come true
they don't understand
everybody's livin' like there ain't no tomorrow
maybe we should stop and take a little time
cause you never really know what your neighborís going through
they don't understand.

A mother riding on a city bus
kids are yelling kickiní up a fuss
everybodyís staring
not knowing what she's going through.

©Copyright 2003 Coburn Music, Inc. (BMI)/Ten Ten Tunes (ASCAP)

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