Chris Young Album

Artist(s): Chris Young

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Beer or Gasoline

length: 3:29



Two dollars shy of a five dollar bill Last mile I pushed my truck uphill About hurt me I left my truck by the pum irght where I parked it Walked thru the doors of the Last Chance Market Have mercy, I was thirsty Guy behind the counter said what's it gonna be I said I don't know man you tell me CHORUS: It's a gallon of gas or a cold six pack One goes in my tank one comes in a sack Makes life complicated when they cost the same It aint' no fun to do without one But I'll do a lotta walkin' if my motor don't run It's a tough ol' choice to make if you know what I mean It's either beer or gasoline I could feel that video camera watch me Checkin' out the sale on the Old Milwaukee Three bucks to my name That cooler had every brand known to man Tall boys, bottles, and aluminum cans Ah, what a shame And it's gettin' pretty bad when you finally discover It all comes down to either one or the other CHORUS I could see where this is headed And I'm tired of talkin' Cold beer, unleaded Hell I'm walkin' CHORUS Beer
or gasoline It's a gallon of gas or a cold six pack One goes in my tank one comes in a sack It aint' no fun to do without one But I'll do a lotta walkin' if my motor don't run

You're Gonna Love Me

length: 2:57
If you like a man who
You can put your trust in
You don't have to worry
Where he's been
Then rest easy
Girl, you're gonna love me

And if you like to slow dance
To ol' Keith Whitley
Long Sunday drives out
In the country
I'm your cup of tea
Girl, you're gonna love me

Come and rest your head against my chest
'Cause I'm the one for you
You don't have to look no more
Your search is through

So, girl, if you like a handful
Of fresh wild flowers
A back rub on a bad day
Talkin' for hours
I'm good company
Girl, you're gonna love me

Come and rest your head against my chest
'Cause I'm the one for you
You don't have to look no more
Your search is through

So, girl, if you like a big heart
That's in this for the long haul
Till we're rockin' on the front porch
And they're callin' me 'papaw'
Till the last breath you breathe
Girl, you're gonna love me

Just try it and see
Girl, you're gonna love me

Drinkin' Me Lonely

length: 3:01
I'm pushing you away each time I pull up that ol' barstool
Drownin? you in every drop I drink
Telling you to go to hell but I'm talking to myself
?Cause you're not around to hear what I think

I'm trying to teach my heart to hate you but it ain't workin? right
Now the truth is I'm only drinkin? me lonely tonight

And Lord, it?s more than just thirsty that I'm feeling inside
?Cause these tears I've been crying have left me bone dry
I wish the bartender had a cure I could buy
But the truth is I'm only drinkin' me lonely tonight

He said I?d have to choose between your love and this old bar room
I just laughed but I guess you knew best
Who cares who's right or wrong tonight, my better half is gone
And this whiskey?s laying claim to all that's left

So I'll just order up another and pretend I'm all right
When the truth is I'm only drinkin? me lonely tonight

And Lord, it?s more than just thirsty that I'm feeling inside
?Cause these tears I've been crying have left me bone dry
I wish the bartender had a cure I could buy
But the truth is I'm only drinkin' me lonely tonight

So I'll just order up another and pretend I'm all right
When the truth is I'm only drinkin? me lonely tonight

White Lightning Hit the Family Tree

length: 3:52
It was the thirty first gathering of the
Thompson's, Joneses, and Smiths
There were tables full of chicken
Taters, collard greens, and grits
Well it all took place at Hatie Lake State Park
Volleyball, fishin', badmitton, yard darts
Aunt Irene said she'd never seen a turnout like this

Well it started with hand shakes
And lordy, how the babies have grown
As the sun got hotter the day got to draggin' along
I saw Uncle Gene comin' back from his car
With somethin' clear as water in a mason jar
The lemonade got hearty and, Lordy, the party was on

That ol' boom box got louder and louder
Actin' civilzed didn't seem to matter
Everybody got to showin' their hiney includin' me
Lord I'd never known Granny to take her a sip
But the words were a slurrin' comin' off of her lips
And it dawned on me
White lightnin' hit the family tree

Well cousin Johnny was a gator
Jimmy was a UT fan
And that football talk
Was quickly gettin' out of hand
Granny told Uncle Dave that she hated his guts
Got right up in his face said, your whole famn damily's nuts
Chicken legs got to flyin'
And the whoop started hittin' the fan

Yeah, that ol' boom box got louder and louder
Actin' civilzed didn't seem to matter
Everybody got to showin' their hiney includin' me
Lord I'd never known Granny to take her a sip
But the words were a slurrin' comin' off of her lips
And it dawned on me
White lightnin' hit the family tree

That ol' park ranger jumped out of his car
Said, listen here folks, it's gone a little too far
Tear it all down, pack it all up
Call it quits while there's still a little love

Yeah I've never known Granny to take her a sip
But the words were a slurrin' comin' off of her lips
And it dawned on me
White lightnin' hit the family tree

Yeah it dawned on me
White lightnin' hit the family tree

Lay It on Me

length: 3:31
Well, they say your kiss is like forbidden fruit,
One taste of your sweet strawberry lips,
And I'll be hooked on you, they
Say one day just like a dog,
You'll own me I say lay it on me

I'm six foot four and tough as a man can be,
I ain't scared of much, I'll buck right up, there's a fightin' side of me,
They say I'll turn to putty and you'll mold me, well lay it on me,

You might be more then I can stand, after all honey,
I'm just one man, I might wind up sad, beat down and lonely,

But
I'm watching the way them jeans low ride, your belly button ring and big blue eyes,
And I can hardly wait for you to hold me,

Come on and lay it on me, well,
That "born to break hearts" tattoo don't faze me

So, stroll your sweet self over here, and
Bring me to my knees, and we'll see who comes out on top,
Now won't we, lay it on me, you might be more then I can stand,
After all honey, I'm just one man, I might wind up sad,
Beat down and lonely,

But I'm watching the way them jeans low ride,
Your belly button ring and big blue eys,
And I can hardly wait for you to hold me

Come on and lay it on me, well, lay down
The lawyer lay it all on the line,
Girl I don't care as long as you lay your body next to mine,
And if your afraid of falling,
Darlin' don't be come on and lay it on me,
I say lay it on me, come on lay it on me

Burn

length: 3:04
You take a wrong turn, drop a ball, fall short, you labor in vain
You choke, miss the boat, bomb out, cave in, fall flat on your face
Yeah that's everyday life
But sometimes

You hit a good lick, the stars light up
Your ship comes in, you make your mark
You catch a break, and you're sittin' on top
Yeah, cream of the crop!
You're the stuff, you set the bar
You beat the odds and there you are
Spend most your life sittin' in the dark waitin' your turn
But every now and then you burn

You go wild in style, chest out chin up, you're king for a day
And then reality hits like a fist, hits you hard, steels your thunder away
And when it beats you down
The wheel spins around

You hit a good lick, the stars light up
Your ship comes in, you make your mark
You catch a break, and you're sittin' on top
Yeah, cream of the crop!
You're the stuff, you set the bar
You beat the odds and there you are
Spend most your life sittin' in the dark waitin' your turn
But every now and then you burn

You burn like a beacon
Burn like a porch light
Burn like a blue star
Burn like a bon fire
Burn like a flicker in a red hot flame
Burn like a match in a deep dark cave
Like a midnight mile-high blaze

You hit a good lick, the stars light up
Your ship comes in, you make your mark
You catch a break, and you're sittin' on top
Yeah, cream of the crop!
You're the stuff, you set the bar
You beat the odds and there you are
Spend most your life sittin' in the dark waitin' your turn
But every now and then you burn

Yeah you burn.

Like a porch light
Like a blue fire

You burn, burn, burn, burn.

Small Town Big Time

length: 2:54
Hangin' out at the old park pool
Right after Sunday school
Banana Boat, a rubber float
Another summer afternoon

Bon fire at the creek tonight
Bubba bringin' some homemade wine
Just enough to catch a buzz
And get us countrified

Oh, my my, that's just the way we do it
Cut off Levi's and kickin' country music
Miles from nowhere, there ain't no city limits
And that's where you're gonna find us havin' a small town big time

A population 903
Half of them are kin to me
And those that ain't they know my name
We're like one big family

Gather at that old camp site
To lie about the fish and their size
Uncle Carl and his old guitar
Singin' Louisiana Saturday Night!

Oh, my my, that's just the way we do it
Cut off Levi's and kickin' country music
Miles from nowhere, there ain't no city limits
And that's where you're gonna find us havin' a small town big time

Oh, my my, that's just the way we do it
Cut off Levi's and kickin' country music
Miles from nowhere, there ain't no city limits
And that's where you're gonna find us havin' a small town big time

A small town big time

Flowers

I should have took you dancing
A little candlelight romancing, with roses
But I was high up on a bar stool
Yeah, I was such a blind fool
Now I know it

You won't believe how much I've changed since you left
It took losing you for me to find myself
Oh I wish that you could see me
Steady hands without the whiskey
You'd be so proud

I got a job down at the factory
A brand new suit for Sunday
And I'm in church now
It's been one year since I sat behind a bar
I went by the junkyard,
And they've still got our car

I still see you on your knees
Begging me not to drive
But I took away the keys
And made you climb inside
And I'd take your place in this field of stone
If I only had to power
Look what it took
For me to finally bring you flowers

Lord, I'd take your place in this field of stone
If I only had the power
Look what it took
For me to finally bring you flowers

Yeah look what it took
For me to finally bring you flowers

Center of My World

length: 3:34
Little beads of light were dancin? off the wall
Reflectin? off the spinning crystal ball
In a dance hall down in Texas, where time slowed to a crawl
Baby, it?s just you holdin? on to me in the middle of it all

Oh, girl, you're the center of my world
That place in my universe
To me you're every dream I dream
The air I breathe, my everything

A ray of sunlight shinin? down
The point my life revolves around
It?s like I live to love you girl
You're the center of my world

My whole life changed the moment I met you
And here we are like Heaven only knew
There could be ten thousand people fillin? up this room
But in my mind, far as I'm concerned, it?s just me and you

Oh, girl, you're the center of my world
That place in my universe
To me you're every dream I dream
The air I breathe, my everything

A ray of sunlight shinin? down
The point my life revolves around
It?s like I live to love you girl
You're the center of my world

A ray of sunlight shinin? down
The point my life revolves around
It?s like I live to love you girl
You're the center of my world

you're the center of my world
That place in my universe
To me you're every dream I dream

I'm Headed Your Way, Jose

length: 3:29

Who's Gonna Take Me Home

length: 3:02
Bartender's sittin'' them shots on the bar
Those last two Jagar bombs hit me hard
My best friend left and took the keys to my car
Who's gonna take me home?

That dad gum Jimmy he took me out back
Pulled a Marlboro cigarette out of his cap
Now I remember why I quit all that
Who's gonna take me home?

Well, I can't drive, I can't walk
And I'm a little too high to crawl
I'll hold up this wall
Till I come down or the room stops spinnin'
Gonna stand right here and chill out for a minute

Standin' in the men's room waitin' on a stall
Lean my head up against the cool concrete wall
Hey there's a few numbers I guess I could call
Who's gonna take me home?
(Where's my cell phone?)

Well, I can't drive, I can't walk
And I'm a little too high to crawl
I'll hold up this wall
Till I come down or the room stops spinnin'
Gonna stand right here, Oh wait just a minute!

Twelve little hotties crammed in a back booth
With a bachelorette all drinkin' Vermouth
Lucky for there's just enough room

Well hello girls, next round's on me
Toast a few drinks to the bide to be
Close the town down and then we'll see
Who's gonna take me home?

Yeah, who's gonna take me home?
Yeah, who's gonna take me home?

I can't drive
I can't walk
Too high
To crawl

Who's gonna take me home?