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Charley Crockett – I Hope It Rains at My Funeral Lyrics

I Hope It Rains at My Funeral Lyrics by Charley Crockett   A man with forty acres plowed and planted Can’t send no fourteen year old boy to no school The only thing I learned in the years I worked on my daddy’s farm Was son, you better get them crops in when it turns cool In the magazines, I saw the pretty women I heard about the drinkin’ and the bars If my daddy could’ve caught me, he’d a-killed me He said, “You might run, boy, but you ain’t gonna get far” I hit town, you might say that it hit me Next mornin’ there were things I knew more about The woman who had taken me in she said, “Country boy, you’re all right” The same way I turned her on, she turned me out The first law I broke, right away they got me I helped them build the country roads for awhile They fed me two times a day and they knocked me down about four For thirty days I didn’t even crack a smile I met a nice girl and she said I was her baby She let me go and would never tell me why I learned what it means to be somebod

Charley Crockett – Same Old Situation Lyrics

It’s the same old situation I’ve been hearing all about I met someone and she loved me, and then love’s flame burned out I don’t know how it happened but she found somebody new She left me for another and it broke my heart in two It’s the same old situation that’s got me in its spell And I know that if I lose her, I’ll lose my pride as well And when I’ve lost my pride, dear, where will it let me be? It’s the same old situation for me It’s the same old situation that’s got me in its spell And I know that if I lose her, I’ll lose my pride as well And when I’ve lost my pride, dear, where will it let me be? It’s the same old situation for me

Charley Crockett – Between My House and Town Lyrics

They finally got the nerve to tell me You no longer want me hangin’ around But I knew all along it would-a happened So there’s this new place darlin’, that I found And it’s just on the outskirts of somewhere The only traffic is downward bound It’s alright, to cry out loud ’cause I’d be so far out That the sun will go down between my house and town Please don’t feel sorry ’cause you hurt me Well I’ll just make way for your new man I could feel this sad, sad day comin’ So there’s this new place darlin’, that I plan And it’s just on the outskirts of somewhere The only traffic is downward bound It’s alright to cry out loud ’cause I’d be so far out That the sun will go down between my house and town Yeah, the sun will go down between my house and town…

Charley Crockett – Heartbreak Affair Lyrics

Glad that we’re through, I keep telling myself But this was a heartbreak affair (Affair) Now that you’re gone I’ve got time on my hands To sit around and think about you (You) Wish it hadn’t happened, wish it was a dream But I sit here a’crying and I know I’m not asleep Glad that we’re through, I keep telling myself But this was a heartbreak affair Wish it hadn’t happened, wish it was a dream But I sit here a crying and I know I’m not asleep Glad that we’re through, I keep telling myself But this was a heartbreak affair

Charley Crockett – Battle with the Bottle Lyrics

You think you’re gonna tempt me once again But here’s one fight with you I’m gonna win So many years we two have lived in sin But tonight I swear I won’t touch you again It’s the battle with the bottle again tonight I know I’m in for a heck of a fight I’m hiding my drinkin’ glass out of sight Another battle with the bottle again tonight Now as I run my fingers through my hair My thirsty eyes can see you sittin’ there Do you really think you’re gonna win the race? And tempt me into havin’ just one taste It’s the battle with the bottle again tonight I know I’m in for a heck of a fight I’m hiding my drinkin’ glass out of sight Another battle with the bottle again tonight I feel my tremblin’ hands reach for your top One turn left is far too much to stop Just one teeny tiny sip for me I guess I might as well have two or three I lost the battle with the bottle again tonight I finally got my elbow bent just right I know I’m going to wind up high as a kite I lost the battle with the bottle aga

Charley Crockett – Out of Control Lyrics

What goes wrong with the mind of a man in a bar Who sits and keeps drinking with his thoughts strayed so far? It’s the same old sad story that has often been told One drink, then another till he’s out of control He sits down at a table with his hands on a glass For him there’s no future, there’s only the past He reaches for the bottle but his hands don’t take hold His eyes just can’t focus, he’s out of control Does he search for contentment that he might hope to find From a honky tonk woman or the bottles of wine? He shakes and he trembles even though he’s not old Like a leaf in a whirlwind he’s out of control Yes, I’m just like that fellow who sits there all alone With no one to love me, no family at home I’m a picture of others with a future so cold A life ain’t worth livin’ when it’s out of control

Charley Crockett – Six Foot Under Lyrics

The flowers are wilted, the preacher’s gone And I’m left here jilted on the church house lawn Through the old graveyard I’m goin’ to walk around and bury my heart where it won’t be found Six foot under Six foot under Six foot under down in the cold, cold ground Like a fool I trusted, your honey-like words Now my heart is broken, it’s all for the birds In a deep, deep hole, I’ll vanish safe and sound where you can’t get to it and kick it around Six foot under Six foot under Six foot under down in the cold, cold ground Six foot under Six foot under Six foot under down in the cold, cold ground

Charley Crockett – Jukebox Charley Lyrics

Hello, Joe, the same as usual I’m feeling low, but a little more so than usual I wanna play that jukebox and hear that song That tells me how I feel since baby’s gone Jukebox Charley that’s my name Yes, I’m well known throughout the honky tonk crowd Oh you’re right, Joe, it’s a crying shame But when I start drinking I start thinking And wear my hurt real proud One more drink, Joe, then I gotta go home I don’t know why, I’ll just sit and cry the whole night long But I’ll be back again, Joe, tomorrow night And we’ll hear about baby who didn’t treat me right Jukebox Charley, yeah, that’s my name Yes, I’m well known throughout the honky tonk crowd Oh, you’re right, Joe, it’s a crying shame But when I start drinking I start thinking And wear my hurt real proud

Charley Crockett – Home Motel Lyrics

What used to be my home has changed into just a place to stay A crumbling last resort when day is through Sometimes between sundown and dawn somehow I find my way To this Home Motel on Lost Love Avenue No one seems to really care if I come here at all And the one who seems to care the least is you I’m gonna hang a neon sign with letters big and blue Home Motel on Lost Love Avenue

Charley Crockett – Where Have All the Honest People Gone Lyrics

The people in this city call me country Because of how I walk and talk and smile Well, I don’t mind them laughing in the city But the country folks all say I’m citified The fighting men may say that I’m a coward Because I never push no one around Gentle people call me trouble maker ‘Cause I’ll always fight and stand my ground Funny I don’t fit Where have all the honest people gone? Some pious people point and call me sinner Because to them I’ve never seen the lights Other folks think of me as a preacher I’m just doing what I think is right Wealthy people think that I am a hobo Lean and hungry, writing mournful songs And the poor, poor people think I am a rich man But really, I’m just trying to get along Yes, it’s funny I don’t fit Tell me where have all the honest people gone? And the government has given me a number To simplify my birth and life and death And still somebody thinks I’m awful important That’s enough if she’s all I got left Yeah, it’s funny I don’t fit Where have all the

Charley Crockett – Diamond Joe Lyrics

There is a man you’ll hear about Most any place you go And his holdings are in Texas And his name is Diamond Joe He carries all his money In a diamond-studded jar And he never was much bothered By the process of the law Hired out to Diamond Joe, boys I did offer him my hand And he gave me a string of horses So old they couldn’t stand I’d likely starve to death, boys He did mistreat me so I never saved a dollar In the pay of Diamond Joe Now his bread, it was corn dodger And his meat I couldn’t chaw And it kept me well distracted With the wagging of his jaw And the telling of his stories I aim to let you know There never was a rounder Who lied like Diamond Joe Now, I tried three times to quit him, boys But he did argue so And I’m still punching cattle In the pay of Diamond Joe But when I’m called up a yonder And it come up time to go Give my blankets to my buddies And give the fleas to Diamond Joe

Charley Crockett – Lonely in Person Lyrics

I hear them play my records on the radio They write my name up in lights My picture in the paper smiling back at me But I’m lonely in person tonight I’m lonely in person tonight Town after town, people come out to see The man who sings the songs of love and life I laugh and sing and they think I could never be This lonely in person tonight I’m lonely in person tonight The jukebox changes colors as the guitar starts to ring Happy people laugh and dance to the songs I sing But wax and needles cannot make a wrong love turn out right I’m lonely in person tonight I’m lonely in person tonight The jukebox changes colors as the guitar starts to ring Happy people laugh and dance to the songs I sing But wax and needles cannot make a wrong love turn out right And I’m lonely in person tonight Yes, I’m lonely in person tonight

Charley Crockett – Make Way for a Better Man Lyrics

Hear me talking now You tried to make her happy You couldn’t make her happy Make way for a better man than you You tried your brand of loving She couldn’t stand your loving Make way for a better man than you I held back ’cause you and I were friends But, old buddy, this is where our friendship ends I’m taking over now Those signals she keeps sending means your romance is ending Make way for a better man than you Those fancy words you told her Were not enough to hold her Make way for a better man than you I guess you ran your luck out You came to bat and struck out Make way for a better man than you I held back ’cause you and I were friends But, old buddy, this is where our friendship ends I’m taking over now You tried to make her happy, you couldn’t make her happy Make way for a better man than you I held back ’cause you and I were friends But old buddy this is where our friendship ends I’m taking over now Those signals she keeps sending means your romance is ending Make way for a bett