Album Number Eleven


Outskirts Of Town

Produced By

Mark Miller and Mac Mcanally


Songs

The Boys And Me
(Mark Miller, Mac Mcanally)
Farmer's Tan
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
Outskirts Of Town
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard, Duncan Cameron)
Thank God For You
(Mark Miller, Mac Mcanally)
Listenin' For You
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
Eyes Of Love
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard, Duncan Cameron)
Hard To Say
(Mark Miller)
Drive Away
(Mark Miller, Bill La Bounty)
Heartbreak Highway
(Mark Miller, John Flannigan)
Love To Be Wanted
(Mark Miller, Bill Shore)
Hold On
(Gregg Hobie Hubbard)

and on C Ds

The Boys And Me (dance remix)

(Mark Miller, Mac Mcanally)


Singles

Outskirts Of Town

Thank God For You

Hard To Say

The Boys And Me


Videos

Outskirts Of Town

Thank God For You

Hard To Say

The Boys And Me


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Lyrics From Outskirts Of Town


The Boys And Me
MPG3

Me and the boys that I knew in school
Are thirty years old and, stubborn as a herd of mules
We get all cleaned up on a Saturday night
We say yes to the girls when they ask if they look alright
Load up the cars and ride around
Roll down the windows and we go to town

Chorus
And we talk too slow, drive too fast
We're high on life and low on gas
Tryin' to make the way things are
The way things used to be
The boys and me

The phone rings it's the call of the wild
And the clothes we wear have finally come back in style
We got some tall tales that we love to tell
They may not be true
But we sure do remember them well
We work hard to have a little fun
Roll up our sleeves and get the job done son

Chorus repeats twice


©Copyright 1993 by Travelin' Zoo Music / Beginner Music (ASCAP)
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Farmer Tan
MPG3

There are tears in the eyes of the scarecrow
His head is sinking' low
He tends his fields with the best of them
Thinkin' love can make it grow
But when the landlord says it's over
And the harvest has turned cold
There ain't enough to pay the man
After the crops have been sold

Chorus
Tell me what do we see when we look in the mirror
He don't see no money but he sees something clearer
There's a man doin' all that he can in the midst of no concern
He ain't in the sun tryin' to get his arms brown
He's tryin' to pull a livin' out of that old hard ground
These days a man and his dreams can get a little burned
Workin' on a farmer tan
Workin' on a farmer tan

The fruits of his labor, have dried up on the vine
He don't want for finer things, he's wanting to get by
There are fertile fields of compassion
We have yet to turn
We educate and we nominate but will we ever learn

Chorus repeats twice


©Copyright 1993 Travelin' Zoo Music / Myrt And Chuck's Boy Music (ASCAP)
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Outskirts Of Town
MPG3

Past the fields of his dreams all the cars drove
Ninety to nothin' towards town
He'd wave and he'd watch and he'd wonder
Then the dust would all settle back down
Well ain't nothin' out there but an old drive in screen
Where Elizabeth Taylor was queen
And like the rest she quit comin' around
To the outskirts of town

They say there's so much out there for you
Maybe he never will know
The buses they load up the dreamers
But leavin' was to far to go
Washed in the blood and surrounded
By the land and the love he had known
Now he'll plant his dreams in the ground
On the outskirts of town

Chorus
On the outskirts of town he's livin' a dream
Where they weather their storms
Praying down on the their knees
And they hold to each other 'cause they know what they found
On the outskirts of town

He looks past the fields at the sun rise
Watchin' the stars as they fade
He sits on the hood of his pick-up
Thinkin' that he's got it made
Because the prettiest girl that he's ever seen
Lives up the road just a piece
And they're talkin' about settling down
On the outskirts of town

Chorus

On the outskirts of town
On the outskirts of town


©Copyright 1993 Travelin' Zoo Music / Myrt And Chuck's Boy Music / Flying Fingers Music (ASCAP)
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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)
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Listenin' For You
MPG3

Chorus
Hey baby in the middle of the night
There's a little light that still shines through
So remember if you start to cryin'
I will be listenin' for you
I will be listenin' for you

You go out of your way, I go out of my way too
So you can count on me, I know I count on you
Girl you know love don't always run away
Take the chance and just whisper my name

Chorus
This old heart has been through every twist and turn
Don't you know by now this bridge don't have to burn
Take the step and you ain't gonna be alone
Girl hold on to this heart of mine you own

Chorus repeats twice

Hey baby
Just remember
I will be listenin' for you
I will be listenin' for you


©Copyright 1993 Travelin' Zoo Music / Myrt And Chuck's Boy Music (ASCAP)
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Eyes Of Love
MPG3

The Rockafellers we know we ain't
And this old house needs a coat of paint
Got a Chevy Impala vintage '73
Some days she can't outrun you or me
Well I know it ain't everything I promised you
But you tell me it's a matter of a point of view

Chorus
Thru the eyes of love
We see things in a different light
Thru the eyes of love
It looks like things are gonna be alright

We've got a simple life
We don't go to extremes
But we're livin' on love way above our means
Maybe some day our ship'll come in
Baby till then it's sink or swim
It's those little things that you do and say
Got a good ole boy in a real good way

Chorus repeats twice


©Copyright 1993 Travelin' Zoo Music / Myrt And Chuck's Boy Music / Flying Fingers Music (ASCAP)
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Hard To Say
MPG3

A dark cloud a hangin' out over my head
I woke up this morning to an empty bed
Why she left me is hard to say
Well is this fate or just a bad day

Chorus
Is this bad luck or just bad timin'
Or is it the lies I told it's hard to say
Can you get back what's gone they say so
If you get down on your knees and believe and pray
But some prayers are hard to pray
Well some things it's hard to say
Thumb up in the air and I'm a hitchin' a ride
Plenty cars passin' but I'm on the wrong side
If I cross over will they go my way
Is this fate or just a bad day
Chorus repeats twice


©Copyright 1993 Travelin' Zoo Music (ASCAP)
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Drive Away
MPG3

(Duet With Dana McVicker)

Pack your bags it's time to go
The clock down town runs way to slow
Daddy say's I'll have to wait
But all we got to do is drive away

Chorus
Drive away you and me
We'll blow this town and we'll find our dream
Where we'll stop it's hard to say
We'll leave a trail smokin' when we drive away
We'll leave a trail smokin' when we drive away

With me the lead and you the star
We're way out front in a faster car
Like two dots fading on a silver screen
The credits rolling as we leave

Chorus
Call ahead and tell'em that we're comin'
We'll keep the motor runnin' from now on

Chorus


©Copyright 1993 Travelin' Zoo Music (ASCAP) / Sneaky Moon Music (BMI)
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Heartbreak Highway
MPG3

Well I put on my overcoat and shined my walkin' shoes
I've got the sense to get out of the rain
You've got the best of me and I know I can't win
Well I've come to recognize that old familiar pain

Chorus
Well I've been too long on a heartbreak highway
On the wings of love there's a heavy load
But if it can't fly I'll take the train dear
I've done enough cryin' on the shoulder
Of a heartbreak highway

You've thrown away the king of hearts leavin' you the queen
If you play other hearts there in your hand
I won't be the victim of this catch me if you can
It's hard to keep on dancin' girl if you can't hear the band

Chorus repeats twice
Of a heartbreak highway


©Copyright 1993 Travelin' Zoo Music (ASCAP) / Dreams Of The West Music (BMI)
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Love To Be Wanted
MPG3

Well I get suspicious girl and I guess I shouldn't be
Your dressin' up to kill is killin' me
When you start turnin' heads it turns me inside out
Well I ain't a jealous man but I got a doubt
And I gotta find out

Chorus
Do you love to be wanted or want to be loved
When you let your hair down and push comes to shove
Is all that I have always enough
Do you love to be wanted or w-w-want to be loved

You're just so pretty girl you can't help the way you look
And you know when it comes to fools I wrote the book
I don't mean to point my finger
I don't mean to accuse
But I'm so in love and you're so much to lose I gotta know the truth

Chorus repeats twice
Do you love to be wanted or w-w-want to be loved
Do you love to be wanted or w-w-want to be loved


©Copyright 1993 Travelin' Zoo Music (ASCAP) / Club Zoo Music (BMI)
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Hold On
MPG3

Hey there remember me
The baby on your knee
The one you said never cried
It's me I'm back again
Things broke that need to mend
Am I to late for old lullabies

And you sang hold on - hold on
There are strong ties in this place
Hold on - hold on
They won't let you slip away
Mornings I once knew
Rise with the new day too
There's things that time can't take away
And that keeps me comin' 'round
So glad to stand home ground
And feel it calling out my name

Saying hold on - hold on
There are strong ties in this place
Hold on - hold on
They won't let you slip away

And you said hold on - hold on
There are strong ties in this place
Hold on - hold on
They won't let you slip away


©Copyright 1993 Myrt And Chuck's Boy Music (ASCAP)
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