Bakersfield Album Lyrics by Vince Gill


Vince Gill Lyrics

Bakersfield Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Foolin' Around

I know that you've been foolin' around on me
Right from the start
So I'll take back my ring and I'll take back my heart
And when you're tired of foolin' around with two or three
Come on home and fool around with me.

I wasn't foolin' around the day I said I do
But many a night I wished that I had been a-foolin' too
I know it's foolish taking all this misery
But when it's you a fool I'll always be

I know that you've been foolin' around on me
Right from the start
So I'll take back my ring and I'll take back my heart
And when you're tired of foolin' around with two or three
Come on home and fool around with me.

So honey fool around. You know right where I'm at
Don't worry if I'm lonesome 'cause I'm used to that
And when you're tire of foolin' 'round with two or three
Then come on home and fool around with me

I know that you've been foolin' around on me
Right from the start
So I'll take back my ring and I'll take back my heart
And when you're tire of foolin' around with two or three
Come on home and fool around with me
Yeah, come on home and fool around with me

 

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Branded Man

I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am,
But they won't let my secret go untold.
I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied,
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold.

When they let me out of prison, I held my head up high,
Determined I would rise above the shame.
No matter where I travel, the black mark follows me,
I'm branded with a number on my name.

I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am,
But they won't let my secret go untold.
I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied,
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold.

If I live to be a hundred, I guess I'll never clear my name,
'Cause everybody knows I've been in jail.
No matter where I'm living, I've got to tell them where I've been,
They'll send me back to prison if I fail.

I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am,
But they won't let my secret go untold.
I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied,
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold.
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold.

 

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Together Again

Together again
My tears have stopped falling
The long lonely nights
Are now at an end

The key to my heart
You hold in your hand
No nothing else matters now
We're together again

Together again
All my gray skies are gone
You're back in my arms
Right where you belong

The love that we knew
Is living again
No nothing else matters now
We're together again

Together again
All my gray skies are gone
You're back in my arms
Right where you belong

And the love that we knew
Is living again
No nothing else matters now
We're together again

No nothing else matters now
We're together again

 

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The Bottle Let Me Down

Each night I leave the bar room when it's over
Not feeling any pain at closing time
But tonight your memory found me much too sober
I couldn't drink enough to keep you off my mind

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonight the bottle let me down

I've always had a bottle I could turn to
And lately I've been turnin' every day
But the wine don't take effect the way it used to
And I'm hurtin' in old familiar ways

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonight the bottle let me down

Tonight the bottle let me down

 

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He Don't Deserve You Anymore

When I found you, darling
Then he saw his big mistake
Saw what he was losin'
Felt his heart begin to break.

Please don't let him talk you back
The way he's done before
Why he's had a hundred chances
He don't deserve you anymore.

Let his eyes do the cryin'
Let his feet walk the floor
Let his heart do the breakin'
Like he's let yours break before.

Let his lips do the sighing
Let his heartaches start to sore
Let his arms do the aching
He don't deserve you anymore.

He took you for granted
And he only brought you shame
It was never his intention
To let you share his name.

The lonely hours you've waited now
Won't happen anymore
For it's his turn to feel the hurt
He don't deserve you anymore.

Let his eyes do the crying
Let his feet walk the floor
Let his heart do the breaking
Like he's let yours break before.

Let his lips do the sighing
Let his heartaches start to sore
Let his arms do the aching
He don't deserve you anymore...

 

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I Can't Be Myself

It's a way of mine to say just what I'm thinking
And to do the things I really want to do
And you want to change the part of me I'm proud of
I can't be myself when I'm with you

You never liked the clothes I wear on Sunday
Just because I don't believe the way you do
But I believe the Lord knows I'm unhappy
Cause I can't be myself when I'm with you

I can't be myself and be what pleases you
Down deep inside I don't believe you really want me to
It's not my way to take so long deciding
I can't be myself when I'm with you

I can't be myself and be what pleases you
Down deep inside I don't believe you really want me to
It's not my way to take so long deciding
I can't be myself when I'm with you
I can't be myself when I'm with you

 

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Nobody's Fool But Yours

They say for everybody there is a fool
And that's the way it's always been between me and you
Anytime you're ready you treat me like a friend
'Cause you know that I'm just fool enough to take you back again.

Yes, I'm nobody's fool, nobody's fool
Nobody's fool but yours
And although you do me wrong I'll still tag along
'Cause I'm nobody's fool but yours.

You falsely accused me of doing you wrong
That's just an excuse you used to string me along
A toy you play with and when you are through
You throw me away and find somebody knew.

Yes, I'm nobody's fool, nobody's fool
Nobody's fool but yours
And although you do me wrong I'll still tag along
'Cause I'm nobody's fool but yours.

And although you do me wrong I'll still tag along
'Cause I'm nobody's fool but yours.

 

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Holding Things Together

Holding things together
Ain't no easy thing to do
When it comes to raising children
It's a job meant for two

Alice please believe me
I can't go on and on
Holding things together
With you gone

Today was Angie's birthday
I guess it slipped your mind
I tried twice to call you
But no answer either time

But the postman brought the package
I mailed some days ago
I just signed it love from mama
So Angie wouldn't know

Holding things together
Ain't no easy thing to do
When it comes to raising children
It's a job meant for two

Alice please believe me
I can't go on and on
Holding things together
With you gone

Holding things together
Ain't no easy thing to do
When it comes to raising children
It's a job meant for two

Alice please believe me
I can't go on and on
Holding things together
With you gone

Alice please believe me
I can't go on and on
Holding things together
With you gone

 

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But I Do

Do you long for someone's arms like I do
Do you wish that you were here like I do
Do you think our love would last if we'd forget about the past
Do I want our love to live yes I do.

I didn't think that I'd miss you but I do
I didn't think I'd feel lonely but I do
I didn't think that everyday would be so long while you're away
I didn't think that I'd love you but I do.

Do you wish that God would bind us like I do
Do you wish that joy would find us like I do
If you wish that you could spend life with me until the end
Then you'd feel our love like I do.

I didn't think that I'd miss you but I do
I didn't think I'd feel lonely but I do
I didn't think that everyday would be so long while you're away
I didn't think that I'd love you but I do.

 

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The Fightin' Side Of Me

I hear people talkin' bad,
About the way we have to live here in this country,
Harpin' on the wars we fight,
An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,
An' standin' up for things they believe in.
When they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, hoss,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

I read about some squirrely guy,
Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'.
An' I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein' free.
They love our milk an' honey,
But they preach about some other way of livin'.
When they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, hoss,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, hoss,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
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Writer: HAGGARD, MERLE
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


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