Before the Next Teardrop Falls Album

Artist(s): Freddy Fender

Cover Art

Freddy Fender Before the Next Teardrop Falls Cover Art

Tracklist

Roses Are Red

length: 3:10

A long, long time ago
On graduation day
You handed me your book
I signed this way

Roses are red, my love
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet, my love
But not as sweet as you

We dated through high school
And when the big day came
I wrote into your book
Next to my name

Roses are red, my love
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet, my love
But not as sweet as you

Then I went far away

And you found someone new
I read your letter dear
And I wrote back to you

Roses are red, my love
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet, my love
Good luck God bless you too

Is that your little girl
She looks a lot like you
Someday some boy will write
In her book, too

Roses are red, my love
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet, my love
But not as sweet as you

I'm Not a Fool Anymore

length: 2:30

I'm not a fool anymore
I'm not as dumb as before
All that has changed since it rained
Right from the sky from my eyes

So wipe those tears don't cry
It's over now all your life
All that has changed since it rained
Right from the sky from my eyes

You let me hug you, let me kiss you
And I kept on thinking that our love would always be
But my eyes don't lie to me
Cheating, lying
It's all comes back somehow

I'm not a fool anymore
I'm not a clown as before
All that has changed since it rained
Right from the sky from my eyes

You let me hug you, let me kiss you…

I'm not ashamed anymore
I'm not a clown as before
All that has changed since it rained
Right from the sky from my eyes

Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends

length: 2:35
This could be our last goodnight together
We may never pass this way again
Just let me enjoy 'till its over
Or forever
Please don't tell me how the story ends

See the way our shadows come together
Softer than your fingers on my skin
Someday this may be all
That we'll remember
Of each other
Please don't tell me how the story ends

Never's just the echo of forever
Lonesome as the love that might have been
Just let me go on loving and believing
'Till it's over
Please don't tell me how the story ends

Please don't tell me how the story ends

You Can't Get Here From There

length: 2:56
I knew when the phone rang it was you again
You're out there somewhere crying
And you need a friend
I hear a jukebox playing in a honky tonk somewhere
You're wanting to come home again
But you can't get here from there

Have you forgotten so soon what the trouble was
Must I keep reminding you what came between us
You want a home and family
But you want your nighttime flair
You're wanting to come home again
But you can't get here from there

I know you really mean it, you'd come home again
It would be the same old story
You'd still need your friends
You're miss their haunting laughter
And the flashing neon's glare
You're wanting to come home again
But you can't get here from there

Have you forgotten so soon what the trouble was
Must I keep reminding you what came between us
You want a home and family
But you want your nighttime flair
You're wanting to come home again
But you can't get here from there

I Love My Rancho Grande

length: 2:48
Allá en el rancho grande,
allá donde vivía,
había una rancherita,
que alegre me decía;
que alegre me decía:

Te voy a hacer tus calzones
como los que usa el ranchero
te los comienzo de lana
te los acabo de cuero.

Allá en el rancho grande
allá donde vivía,
había una rancherita,
que alegre me decía;
que alegre me decía:

Cuando se muera mi suegra
Que la entieren boca abajo
Que si quiere salirse
Que se vaya mas abajo

Allá en el rancho grande,
allá donde vivía,
había una rancherita,
que alegre me decía;
que alegre me decía:

Te voy a hacer tus calzones
como los que usa el ranchero
te los comienzo de lana
te los acabo de cuero.

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

length: 2:52
Wasted days and wasted nights,
I have left for you behind
For you don't belong to me,
Your heart belongs to someone else.

Why should I keep loving you,
When I know that you're not true?
And why should I call your name,
When you're to blame
For making me blue?

Don't you remember the day,
That you went away and left me?
I was so lonely,
Prayed for you only,
My love.

Why should I keep loving you,
When I know that you're not true?
And why should I call your name,
When you're to blame
For making me blue?

Don't you remember the day,
That you went away and left me?
I was so lonely,
Prayed for you only,
My love.

Wasted days and wasted nights,
I have left for you behind
For you don't belong to me,
Your heart belongs to someone else.

Why should I keep loving you,
When I know that you're not true?
And why should I call your name,
When you're to blame
For making me blue?

I Almost Called Your Name

length: 2:31
We where dancing
When she asked
Just like you used to
She touched my hand
And held me
Just like you used to

And so close, to my lips
The words came, that I almost
I almost called your name

Yes I almost called
I almost called your name
In so many way's
You are both the same
The only difference, in the two
Is that I still love you
Yes I kiss't her, but
I almost called your name

Yes I kiss't her, but
I almost called your name

Before the Next Teardrop Falls

length: 2:35
writer: Vivian Keith, Ben Peters
If he brings you happiness

Then I wish you all the best

It's your happiness that matters most of all

But if he ever breaks your heart

If the teardrops ever start

I'll be there before the next teardrop falls


Si te quire de verdad

Y te da felicidad

Te deseo lo mas bueno pa' los dos

Pero si te hare llorar

A mi me puedes hablar

Y estare contigo cuando triste estas


I'll be there anytime

You need me by your side

To drive away every teardrop that you cried


And if he ever leaves you blue

Just remember, I love you

And I'll be there before the next teardrop falls

And I'll be there before the next teardrop falls

Wild Side of Life

length: 3:08
Well, you wouldn't read my letters if I wrote you
You asked me not to call you on the phone
There's something I've been waiting for to tell you
So I wrote it in the words of this song

You never knew there were honky tonk angels
Or you might have known I'd never make a wife
You walked out on the only one who ever loved you
So I went back to the wild side of life

Now the glamor of the good life always lead me
To the places where the wild liquor flows
I tried to be your one and only angel
But I'm not that kind of angel, heaven knows

I cried so hard the day you went and left me
'Cause some things you said, they cut me like a knife
What you wanted was another kind of angel
And you should be back to the wild side of life

No, well, I guess I'm just a honky tonk angel
I might have known I'd never make a wife
Well, you left the only one who ever loved you
And I'm back here on the wild side of life

I'm only a honky tonk angel
I might have known I'd never make a wife
You walked out on the only one who ever loved you
And you left me here on the wild side of life

After the Fire Is Gone

length: 2:57
And there's nothin' cold as ashes
After the fire is gone.

The bottle is almost empty
The clock just now struck ten
Darlin' I had to call you
To our favorite place again.

I know it's wrong for us to meet
But the fires gone out at home
(Both)
And there' nothin' cold as ashes
After the fire is gone.

Love is where you find it
When you find no love at home
And there's nothin' cold as ashes
After the fire is gone.

Your lips are warm and tender
Your arms hold me just right
Sweet words of love you remember
That the one at home forgot.

Each time we say it's the last time
But we keep hangin' on

And there's nothin' cold as ashes
After the fire is gone.

Love is where you find it
When you find no love at home
And there's nothin' cold as ashes
After the fire is gone...

Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

length: 2:12
composer: John D. Loudermilk
lyricist: John D. Loudermilk
Kiss me each morning for a million years
Hold me each evening by your side
Tell me you love me for a million years
Then if it don't work out
Then if it don't work out
Then you can tell me goodbye

Sweeten my coffee with a morning kiss
Soften my dreams with your sigh
After you've loved me for a million years
Then if it don't work out
Then if it don't work out
Then you can tell me goodbye

If you must go I won't grieve
If you just wait a life-time before you leave
If you must go I won't say "no"
Just so we can say that we tried

Tell me you love me for a million years
Then if it don't work out
Then if it don't work out
Then you can tell me goodbye