Out of the blue last week, listening to a mixed tape a friend made me years ago, a John Schneider song caught me by surprise. It got me to thinking about the string of hit songs he had.
I jumped on line and ordered his Greatest Hits CD.
His voice is so smooth, the songs are all great and speak to me in different ways, speaking to me on very personal levels.They do so even more now.
I'VE BEEN AROUND ENOUGH TO KNOW
You don't need to try and fool me. You don't need to lead me on. You don't need to say you love me. I've been around enough to know.
Country girls are sweeter than Tupelo honey. Country girls are warmer than the Georgia sun. They know how to touch you, know how to love you, take you right out of this world, I'm so glad that God made country girls.
IT'S A SHORT WALK FROM HEAVEN TO HELL
You gave me all kinds of reasons to stay...but like the fool that I am, I still walked away......and it's a short walk from heaven to hell....A few steps from an angel that loved me so well.......When I left I shook hands, with the devil himself and it's a short walk, from heaven to hell.
(**One line in the song I really like: "What I took for love, she took for fun"...I'm sure many out there identify with that lyric.")
I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU TOMORROW
We sleep separately together, never touching,and you won't talk about it, anymore,I guess you've just grown so used to having me around you, that I'm just, so old habit that you ignore.
WHAT'S A MEMORY LIKE YOU YOU (DOING IN A LOVE LIKE THIS)
What's a memory like you, doing in a love like this, she thinks we're all through, but that's not the way it is, when I hold her in my arms, it's your lips I still kiss, what's a memory like you, doing in a love like this....
YOU'RE THE LAST THING I NEEDED TONIGHT
'Cause I've got all that I need to be happy, 'cause your love makes everything right, you're the first thing that I'll need tomorrow and your the last thing I needed tonight.....your the last thing I needed, you always are, I can't wait for the day to end, your the last thing I needed, to hold in my arms, if I, should never wake up again.....Now always find you somewhere in my dreams and I know when I close my eyes, you'll be the first thing that I'll need tomorrow, and the last thing I needed tonight.
AT THE SOUND OF THE TONE
I called her up to say I'm sorry, I just can't have lunch today, 'cause the boss just called and he's flying in from LA. And as the phone rang, I remembered a time, how simple things used to be, then her voice came on the line and I heard the answer machine, she said, I'm sorry I can't take your call, but I'm packing up to go away, and, John, if that's you, your just canceling lunch anyway, oh you used to find the time, but now you don't even try, so at the sound of the tone, your own your own.....good-bye.
TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME
Since she left me, I've got a choice, I can take the long way home.
LOVE, YOU AIN'T SEEN THE LAST OF ME
I been losing my mind, one love at a time, gettin' up just to be knocked down...but with all that pain I come back again..and I always go one more round....