Album Number Seventeen


The Hits Live

Produced By

Mark Miller And Brian Tankersley


Songs

Six Days On The Road
(Earl Green, Carl Montgomery)
Hard To Say
(Mark Miller)
This Time
(Mark Miller, Mac Mcanally)
Cafe On The Corner
(Mac Mcanally)
The Walk
(Mark Miller)
Step That Step
(Mark Miller)
The Dirt Road
(Mark Miller, Gregg Hubbard)
This Night Won't Last Forever
(Bill LaBounty, Ray Freeland)
All These Years
(Mac Mcanally)
The Boys And Me
(Mark Miller, Mac Mcanally)
Thank God For You
(Mark Miller, Mac Mcanally)
The Race Is On
(Don Rollins)
Drive Me Wild
Mark A. Miller, Gregg Hubbard, Mike Lawler
Some Girls Do
(Mark Miller)
Perfect World
(Mark Miller, Paul Thorn, Billy Maddox, Chuck Cannon)
Garage Band
(Mark Miller)
800 Pound Jesus
Paul Thorn, Billy Maddox
Lookin' For Love
(Wanda Mallette, Patti Ryan, Bob Morrison)

Singles

Perfect World

Looking For Love


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Lyrics From The Hits Live


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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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)
All rights reserved

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This Time
MPG3


Sittin' on the front porch nothing but time
Missed you so bad I'm about to go blind
I've got the window busted and the door kicked in
From the last time we said never again

Chorus
But this time I'm going to see you coming
Ain't going to be surprised
Yea this time
I'm going to know what hit me right between the eyes
Just one time I want to think it over
Before we speak our minds
I know we can make a go this time

It's hard and heavy Lord day and night
That's the way we love and that's the way we fight
We can't stay together can't be alone
We can go for good but we don't stay gone

Chorus repeats twice

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

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Cafe On The Corner
MPG3

At the cafe down on the corner
With a lost look on his face
There ain't no fields to plow
No reason to now
He's just a little out of place

They say crime don't pay
But neither does farmin' these days
And the coffee is cold
And he's fifty years old
And he's gotta learn to live some other way

At the cafe down on the corner
With a lost look on his face
There ain't no fields to plow
He's busin' tables now
He's just a little out of place

And the meek shall inherit the earth
And the bank shall repossess it
This job don't pay half what it's worth
But it's a thankful man that gets it

At the cafe down on the corner
With a lost look on his face
There ain't no fields to plow
He's wishin' for one now
He's just a little out of place

All these soldiers without wars
And hometown boys without a home
Farmers without fields
Dealers without deals
And they sit here drinkin' coffee all alone

At the cafe down on the corner
With a lost look on their face
There ain't no fields to plow
They're wishin' for one now
They're just a little out of place

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

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The Walk
MPG3

Down our long dusty driveway
I didn't want to go
But I set out with tears in my eyes wonderin'
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 wonderin'
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 dusty driveway
This time we both would go
He had grown old and gray
And his mind was wanderin'
Daddy took me by the hand
Said, "I know where we're 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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Step The Step
MPG3

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
And 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 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
Its 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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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
They're 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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All These Years
MPG3

She likes adventure with security
And more than one man can provide
She planned adventure feeling sure that he
Would not be home 'till after five
He turned on the lights 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, "You're 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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The Boys And Me
MPG3

Me and the boys that I knew in school
Are thirty years old, 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)
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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The Race Is On
MPG3

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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Drive Me Wild
MPG3

You pull over and I jump in
To your little red Mercedes Benz
Well I know there's no turning back
Well I don't even care where we are
I just want to be inside your car

Chorus
You can drive me wild baby
Or you can drive me crazy
You just drive me I don't care with you
I'll go anywhere
Clean out of sight
Once around the moon
Holdin' on tight
Take me by the hand
Pull me by the heart
With you, with you I'll go anywhere

Well in the fast lane on a Sunday drive
Anywhere we go I'll be fine
Just as long as I'm with you
It don't matter when we get back
This ain't the time to talk about that

Chorus

If you take me
I will go with you anywhere
I don't know if you know where goin' somewhere
Goin' somewhere
Goin' somewhere

Chorus

Mark A. Miller / Travelin' Zoo Music (ASCAP)
Gregg Hubbard / Myrt And Chuck's Boy Music (ASCAP)
Mike Lawler / Cal IV Music / Cooter Moe Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission © 1998

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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
Paintn' 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

Repeat Chorus

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

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Perfect World
MPG3

I met a little girl
and she liked me
She kissed me soft
and I gave her my ring
Love was new and things were lookin' up
so I put her name on the front of my truck
In a perfect world
In a perfect world

Chorus
In a perfect world
when boy meets girl
they spin and dance
like a tilt-a-whirl
Top of the ferris wheel
a cotten candy kiss
Yeah, a perfect world feels just like this
Hey It's a perfect world with me and you
Hey it's a perfect world ah ooh
Ain't nothing better than when you take my hand
It's never never land
Oh Oh Oh it's a perfect world

We went to the sonic and we rode around town
with the radio up and the windows down
when she held my hand it felt so real
we ended up parkin' on lovers hill
In a perfect world
In a perfect world

Repeat Chorus
In a perfect world
when boy meets girl
they spin and dance
like a tilt-a-whirl
Top of the ferris wheel
a cotten candy kiss
Yeah, a perfect world feels just like this
Hey It's a perfect world with me and you
Hey it's a perfect world ah ooh
Ain't nothing better than when you take my hand
It's never never land
Oh Oh Oh it's a perfect world

Hey It's a perfect world with me and you
Hey it's a perfect world ah ooh
Ain't nothing better than when you take my hand
It's never never land
Oh Oh Oh it's a perfect
Oh Oh Oh it's a perfect
Oh Oh Oh it's a perfect world

©Copyright 2000 Travelin' Zoo Music (ASCAP)
/Yo Man Music, Inc. (BMI)
/Wacissa' River Music, Inc.
(Administered by M.R.B.I.)(BMI)
All rights reserved

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Garage Band
MPG3

Girls they sit and listen
and they wink and wiggle
And they like to sing too
in my garage, in my garage band
We're here on a mission
Jammin' with the fellas
Maybe get a hit song
in my garage, in my garage band

Chorus
And it's John, Paul, Elvis and me
We play and we sing
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
and the neighbors say we're way too loud
They'll call the militia if we don't turn down
We just say whatever it takes
Publicity might be our break
In my, in my garage
In my garage band

We'll be rich and famous
Hollywood's a waitin'
Singin' on a talk show
in my garage, In my garage band
Go behind the music
I'll tell 'em how it started
Just me and my guitar
In my garage, in my garage band

Repeat Chorus
And it's John, Paul, Elvis and me
We play and we sing
Yeah yeah yeah, eah yeah yeah
and the neighbors say we're way too loud
They'll call the militia if we don't turn down
We just say whatever it takes
Publicity might be our break
In my, in my garage
In my garage band

We ain't doin' nothin' wrong
We're just the boys in the band
Here's a little message
That I hope you understand

Repeat Chorus
And it's John, Paul, Elvis and me
We play and we sing
Yeah yeah yeah, eah yeah yeah
and the neighbors say we're way too loud
They'll call the militia if we don't turn down
We just say whatever it takes
Publicity might be our break
In my, in my garage
In my garage band

©Copyright 2000 Travelin' Zoo Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved

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800 Pound Jesus
MPG3

I saw a garage sale
Pulled up in the yard
Found a statue of Jesus
It was eight feet tall
He held out his arms
And he seemed all alone
So I loaded him up
And drove him home

Out by my driveway he
Looks down the street
With his long hair and sandals made
Of rebar and concrete
I painted him white with a long purple robe
He's a rock of ages on our gravel road

Chorus
He's an eight-hundred pound Jesus
Standing taller than a tree
He's an eight-hundred pound Jesus
A bigger man than you or me

I thought loosin' my job was
The end of the world
Till my best pal ran off with my best girl
I felt suicidal with no real friends
So I walked outside with a rope in my hand

Out by that statue there's a big old tree
So I stood on his shoulders
And I counted to three
I had every intention of buying the farm
But when I jumped off he caught me in his arms

Chorus

I wanted to return the favor to him
Cause I never had a more solid friend
So I planted some flowers
All around his feet
And I bought him a flock
Of ceramic sheep

Chorus

He's a bigger man
Than you or me

Paul Thron / Illegal Songs, Inc. (BMI)
Billy Maddox / o/b/o Ya Man Music (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission © 1997

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Lookin' For Love
MPG3

Well I spent a lifetime lookin' for you
Singles bars and good time lovers are never true
Playin' a fools game and hopin' to win
And tellin' those sweet lies and losin' again

Chorus
I was lookin' for love in all the wrong places
Lookin' for love in too many faces
Searchin' their eyes
and lookin' for traces
of what I'm dreamin' of
Hopin' to find a friend and a lover
God bless the day I discover
another heart
Lookin' for love

I was along then no love in sight
And I did everything I could to get me through the night
Don't know where it started or where it might end
I turned to a stranger just like a friend

Repeat Chorus
I was lookin' for love in all the wrong places
Lookin' for love in too many faces
Searchin' their eyes
and lookin' for traces
of what I'm dreamin' of
Hopin' to find a friend and a lover
God bless the day I discover
another heart
Lookin' for love

You came a knockin' at my heart's door
You're everything I've been lookin' for
No more lookin' for love in all the wrong places
Lookin' for love in too many faces
Searchin' their eyes
and lookin' for traces
of what I'm dreamin' of
Now that I found a friend and a lover
God bless the day I discover
You oh you
Lookin' for love

©Copyright 1979 Music City Music,
Inc. Administered by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
/ Southern Days Music (ASCAP)
(Administered by CMI)
All rights reserved

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