Fun Album

Artist(s): Garth Brooks

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Tracklist

The Road I’m On

length: 3:27

The hummin' of this bluebird
Is something I've been missing
And the rhythm of the steel belts
To the rockin' of the engine
My ears are still ringin'
And I can still hear 'em singin' in the neon
Yeah it don't get no better
Than this road I'm on

That old white line is crooked
As were rollin' down this highway
The windmills to the cotton fields
It's all goin' my way
Each town is new name, each night is a home game
United by the love for a song
No it don't get no better
Than this road I'm on

From the honky-tonks to the big stage
I've played 'em the same way
And I'm blessed to stand where I stand
All of the places and all of the faces
Who make me who I am
Thanks for makin' me feel like bein' home
On this road I'm on

Oh they travel crazy miles
God knows what they go through
Just to see you smile
And to let you know they love you
And I pray it's forever that we're all together
Just like we've seen it along
'Cause there ain't nothin' better
Than this road I'm on

From the honky-tonks to the big stage
I've played 'em the same way
And I'm blessed to stand where I stand
To all of the places and all of the faces
Who make me who I am
Thanks for makin' me feel like bein' home
On this road I'm on

I've got to tell you, it's good to be home
On this road I'm on
On this road I'm on

That’s What Cowboys Do

length: 3:34
She told me she was lonely
And it would be all right
If happy ever after only meant one night
So we saddled up in satin and rode off for the morning sun
Oh, but somewhere 'tween the neon and the mornin' skies
I saw that I was fallin' for those deep blue eyes
And I couldn't help but wonder
Could this woman be the one?
Then it came to the leavin' part
When sleepin' beauty nearly had my heart

But a cowboy's always got somewhere to go
Another song to sing, another day to save another rodeo
They're always leavin' town, chasin' sunsets down
It ain't nothin' new
Yeah, they're just passin' through
That's what cowboys do

I knew that I was in for one hell of a ride
As I drew a bull so cruel they call him Satan's Pride
And the odds of gettin' even started seemin' mighty thin
So I gave the nod and everybody held on tight
Went dancin' with the devil on a Friday night
Whenever you're in Texas
The cowboy's gonna always win
Then it came to the leavin' part
Well, leavin' Texas always breaks my heart

But a cowboy's always got somewhere to go
Another song to sing, another day to save another rodeo
They're always leavin' town, chasin' sunsets down
It ain't nothin' new
Yeah, they're just passin' through
That's what cowboys do

They're always leavin' town, chasin' sunsets down
Sayin' adios to you
Yeah we're just passin' through
That's what cowboys do

All Day Long

length: 3:06
Somebody's gotta start the weekend
Somebody's got to unwind
Somebody's gotta find that honky-tonk
Out on the county line
With pretty things and a band that swings
That gets 'em all out on the floor
And if we're gonna get the party started
Somebody's gotta swing 'em doors

Somebody's gotta feed that jukebox
Somebody's gotta drink that beer
Somebody's gotta get all rowdy
And raise some hell in here
Somebody's gotta dance with the women
Spin 'em to a country song
I can do this night life all day long

Somebody's gonna need a shoulder
When that sad song plays
Somebody's gonna need to hold her
Tell her it's okay
Just let 'er know to let it go
And then she's gonna have some fun
If she needs some help gettin' over him
Somebody's gotta get it done

Somebody's gotta shoot that whiskey
Somebody gotta bust that rack
Somebody's gotta play that country that ain't ever comin' back
If home is where the heart is then I'm right where I belong
I can do this night life all day long

Somebody's gotta go the distance
Somebody's gotta call last round
Somebody's gotta turn the lights on
And shut this ol' bar down
When mornin' comes you'll find someone
With a headache and a grin
You know Saturday night is comin'
Somebody's gotta go again

Somebody's gotta feed that jukebox
Somebody's gotta hold my beer
Somebody's gotta get a little crazy
And raise some hell in here
Somebody's gotta spend that paycheck
'Til the money's gone
I can do this night life all day long
I can do this night (let me hear you say)
All day long
(Yeah!)

Shallow

length: 3:42
Tell me somethin', girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for?

I'm falling
And in the good times I find myself
Longin' for change
And in the bad times I fear myself

Tell me something, boy
Aren't you tired tryin' to fill that void?
Or do you need more?
Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore?

I'm falling
And in the good times I find myself
Longing for a change
And in the bad times I fear myself

I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I'll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us
We're far from the shallow now

In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We're far from the shallow now

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I'll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us
We're far from the shallow now

In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We're far from the shallow now
We're far from the shallow now

Dive Bar

length: 2:36
Well, turn that bottle up and drank it
Crank that jukebox up and Hank it
Bartender, pour another round
Here's to our best bad decisions
Situation no conditions
Oh and memories we all need to drown
So fill your cup and raise it up
Jump in and join the club
And float this Whisky River reservoir
We're gonna spend the weekend
In the deep end of a Dive Bar

'Cause up in here you're not the only
Loved-and-left-her-lost-and-lonely-one
Who's ever swam against the tide
Thinkin' this is your oasis
It's the safest of the places
That a broken heart can find to hide
So here's a toast coast-to-coast
With a big ol', "Adios"
To wishes wasted on them fallin' stars
We're gonna spend the weekend
In the deep end
Of a Dive Bar

Yeah it's just chapter after chapter
Of happy never after
But that's just the way the story goes
For some bar stool believers
Wear our heart out on our sleevers
Just goin' where the neon glows

Yeah it's just chapter after chapter
Of happy never after
But that's just the way the story goes
Yeah we're just never quite belongers
Hanger-on-ers way too longers
Just buzzin' where the neon glows

Problems, we all got 'em
Let 'em sink down to the bottom
Doesn't matter who or where you are
We're gonna spend the weekend
In the deep end
The water's fine, y'all, so just come on in
To the deep end
Of a dive bar
Of this dive bar
We're talkin' about a dive bar

Amen

length: 3:30
Amen
Yeah, yeah

I'm in deep
Yeah I'll admit it
Yeah I'm addicted and don't know how to quit it
'Cause when I try I fall back again
Again, again, again

'Cause I like 'em wild
I like 'em cherry
I'm like a dog that's got a bone he's got to bury
And I go right back where I've been
Again, again, again

Doctors tell me I should give it up
Said "Boy ya gonna go blind"
In the morning when the sun comes up
The first thing that's on my mind

I like 'em shy, I like 'em nerdy
I like 'em classy, like 'em sassy, like 'em dirty
It feels to good to be a sin
If you're with me can I get an amen (amen)

(Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh, ooh)

Doctors tell me I should give it up
Said "Boy ya gonna go blind"
Every morning when the sun comes up
The first thing that's on my mind

I like 'em thick, I like 'em heavy
It's like I'm drivin' me a '57 Chevy
And I just got to go for a spin
Again, again, again
If you're with me can I get an amen (amen)
Can I get an amen, y'all (amen)
Ah Yeah (amen)
Can I get an amen (amen)
Give it to me two times
(Ooh, ooh, amen)
(Ooh, ooh, amen)
Give it to me three times, boom, boom, boom
(Ooh, ooh ooh, amen)
Everybody
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, amen)
(Amen)
Can I get an amen (amen)
Can I get an amen (amen)
Oh yeah
Can I get myself an amen

The Courage Of Love

length: 4:08
The fighter in the corner says a prayer before the bell
There's a soldier in the dessert finding out that war is hell
There's a veteran on the corner with a story sad to tell
And there's a man in your mirror that knows you all too well

You're gonna get a million answers to what's a measure of a man
From the softness of his heart to the hardness of his hands
It's always been the same old question ever since this world began
But a man can learn a lesson that he don't understand

The hardest thing you'll ever do is to tell someone you're sorry
You'll never be the bravest man if you can't admit you're scared
What you do, and what you say, the strength it's gonna take to stay
Comes from somewhere high up above, and that's the courage to love

Any fool can pull the trigger, anyone can start a fight
But to love is so much bigger, and so beyond what's black or white
And if we're gonna give our children a future that is bright
Then truth must be the answer, and love is the light

The hardest thing you'll ever do is tell someone you're sorry
You'll never be the bravest man if you can't admit you're scared
What you do, and what you say, the strength it's gonna take to stay
Comes from somewhere high up above, that's the courage to love

And if you're gonna give yourself to somebody else
Then you gotta love someone more than yourself

'Cause the hardest thing you'll ever do is tell someone you're sorry
You'll never be the bravest man if you can't admit you're scared
What you don't do, what you don't say, the strength it takes to walk away
Comes from somewhere high up above, that's the courage to love

The courage of love
That's the courage of love

I Can Be Me With You

No matter what the world might do
No matter what they all might say
Your love reminds me everyday
I can be me with you

'Cause you know how to call me out
You know how to rope me in
Make me comfortable in my own skin
I can be me with you

I can be me with you
Be anything you want to
I can make your dreams come true
Your own prince charmer
Knight in shinning armor
Farmer, oh honey do
I can be me with you

No matter how much it hurts
No matter how low I get
You never let me forget
I can be me with you

When everybody else gives in
You're the one who wont give up
With the sweetest kind of tough tough love
I can be me with you

I can be me with you
Be anything you want to
I can make your dreams come true
Your own prince charmer
Knight in shinning armor
Farmer, oh honey do
I can be me with you

Ooh, live can be lonely
Ooh, girl
I could get lost without you

I can be me with you
Be anything you want to
I can make your dreams come true
Your own prince charmer
Knight in shinning armor
Farmer, oh honey do
I can be me with you

Honey, I can be me with you

Message In A Bottle

length: 4:49
I put a message in a bottle
And I walked down to the sea
Like the waves upon the water
The thought kept coming back to me
And this whole world could use some lovin'
Just some simple TLC
I put a message in a bottle
Made a wish and set it free

I put a message in a bottle
And then I asked the stars above
For anybody who may find it
To open happiness and love
And hear the sounds of children laughing
And people dancing in the street
I put a message in a bottle
Made a wish and set it free, yeah

I guess I've always been a dreamer
But I've seen where dreams can lead
For in the hearts of all believers
There's only possibility
I hope it sees a billion faces
I hope it goes a million miles
I put a message in a bottle
And hope it brings this world a smile

I put a message in a bottle
And then I asked the stars above
For anybody who may find it
To open happiness and love
And hear the sounds of children laughing
And people dancing in the street
I put a message in a bottle
Made a wish and set it free

For everyone of us has a message
A purpose and a destiny
If you put a message in a bottle
What would that message be

I put a message in a bottle
And then I asked the Lord above
For anybody who may find it
To open happiness and love
And hear the sounds of children laughing
People dancing in the street
I put a message in a bottle
Made a wish and set it free

I put a message in a bottle
Made a wish and set it free

Yeah, yeah

Yeah

Stronger Than Me

length: 3:31
She always says that I'm the rock that she leans on
But it's so hard to believe
'Cause she is always there when I start losin' faith and goin' crazy
She saves me
And every now and then she just wants me to hold her
Whoa, but that don't mean she's weak
The way she's unafraid to let her feelings show
Just means she's stronger than me

She lifts the weight of this whole world off of my shoulders
With nothin' but the touch of her hand
And every day I wake up and she tells me that she loves me
I feel more like a man
You know, I always thought I had to have the answers
Be her strength and take the lead
But when it comes to everything that really matters
She's stronger than me

She lifts the weight of this whole world off of my shoulders
With nothin' but the touch of her hand
And every day I wake up and I tell her that I love her
I feel more like a man
And I'd give her anything in life that's mine to give her
'Til the last breath that I breathe

And if I have a choice, I pray God takes me first
'Cause she's stronger
Than me

(A Hard Way To Make An) Easy Livin’

length: 3:44
That's what I'm talkin'
Ahh

Well it all looks simple when I saw 'em pickin' on TV
So I borrowed daddy's guitar and I bought myself a used PV
Yeah I learned a couple cords and I called a couple friends
Got ourselves a gig down at the Dewdrop Inn
But they started throwing beer and it fried our equipment
And it's a hard way to make an easy livin'

Well we got a little better and the dates started pouring in
And the groupies got hotter and it bothered all of our girlfriends
Then some half naked hottie hopped up on the stage
Followed by the lead pickers fiance
And a few minutes later she told us he was quittin' (uh, yeah he's done)
And it's a hard way to make an easy livin'

Yeah, it might look greener on the other side
Peaking at it over your fence
But once you're in it you realize
Something about it don't make sense

So we made ourselves a video and stuck on a CMT
And our lawyer told us all we'd be haulin' in the royalties
It made a whole hundred grand but he billed us half a million
And it's a hard way to make an easy livin'

Yeah that's right

Yeah, it might look greener on the other side
Peaking at it over your fence
But once you're in it you realize
Something about it don't make sense

Now we all feel lucky 'cause we're doing what we love to do
And we hope you'll come and see us
When we're playin' at a place near you
But we might need a ride just to get to where we're pickin'
'Cause it's a hard way to make an easy livin'
Yes, it's a hard way to make an easy livin'
To make this easy livin'
Ooh hoo

Where The Cross Don’t Burn

We were white and they were black
And our lives they were divided by the railroad tracks
But we'd meet up every morning at that riverbend
It's were I learned about Jesus from my only black friend
Sometimes we'd sit and stare up at the sky
I could see the hope of Heaven in his eyes

In the land where the cotton grows
In a time when change came slow
Just beyond the point of no return
A white boy and a black old man
On the tacks walking hand in hand
It's where I come to understand and learn
Where the cross don't burn

He'd tell me money doesn't matter nor the color of your skin
You can stumble even fall and still get up again
'Cause it ain't about the deed's good or bad that we have done
All we have to do is love to be disciples of the Son
And we'd join hands and bow our heads to pray
And he told me that he loved me everyday

In the land where the cotton grows
In a time when change came slow
Just beyond the point of no return
White boy and a black old man
On the tacks walking hand in hand
It's where I come to understand and learn
Where the cross don't burn

Yeah, we're all gathered here this morning, this riverbend
To say our last goodbyes to my very best friend
As his ashes slowly float away we know
It's only 'til we meet again someday

In the land where the cotton grows
In a time when change came slow
Just beyond the point of no return
A young boy and a kind old man
On the tacks walking hand in hand
It's where I come to understand and learn
Where the cross don't burn

[silence]

length: 0:04

Party Gras (The Mardi Gras Song)

length: 2:58
Who that going to the Mardi Gras
It's like nothing that you ever saw
It's just as big as party Gra
Honky tonkin' Halloween

So bring a fiddle and an old guitar
A little Louisiana caviar
And somthin' for the mason jar
And head to New Orleans

You know you best be getting out of the way
When the sailors say "bouton les"
Means there's gonna be a big parade
Up an down the street
They'll be cooking up that étouffée
Jambalaya and sweet beignets
Ça c'est bon's the way the Cajun's say
Oh Bon Appetit

Who that going to the Mardi Gras
It's like nothing that you ever saw
It's just as big as party Gra
Honky tonkin' Halloween

So bring a fiddle and an old guitar
A little Louisiana caviar
Somthin' for the mason jar
And head to New Orleans, eyee

In the bayou with Marie Laveau
Little voodoo and zydeco
Makes you jumpin' and holler hidey coo
Oh you know I guarantee

From the quarter to the punch train
Things are gonna get a bit insane
Since they've never made a pair the same
Best to bring a lot of beads

Who that going to the Mardi Gras
It's like nothing that you ever saw
It's just as big as party Gra
Honky tonkin' Halloween

So bring a fiddle and an old guitar
A little Louisiana caviar
Somthin' for the mason jar
And head to New Orleans

Veterans, beginners, losers and winners
Callin' all sinners and saints
Jump in the gumbo
You can have fun though
No matter what you are you ain't

Get down to the Mardi Gras
It's like nothing that you ever saw
It's just as big as party Gra
Honky tonkin' Halloween

So bring that fiddle and an old guitar
A little Louisiana caviar
Somthin' for the mason jar
And head to New Orleans

Lid up a couple mason jars
And head to New Orleans

Sometimes You’ve Got To Die To (Live Again)

length: 3:22
Feels like starting over is the last thing I wanna do
Yeah, I'd keep it all the same if I could
'Cause everything I've ever been is all wrapped up in you
But somethin' tells me that a change would do us good

But sometimes you have to let your heart break
And sometimes the right choice is so hard to make
And sometimes it's no use saving your own skin
'Cause sometimes you've got to die to live again

You know it's never easy, yeah it's gonna take a while
No, there's nothing here that I will soon forget
So I'll just keep on trying to find a way to reconcile
All the reason, the relief, the regret

Sometimes you have to let your heart break
And sometimes the right choice is so hard to make
And sometimes it's no use saving your own skin
'Cause sometimes you've got to die to live again

Live again
Live again
Yeah yeah
Live again

'Cause sometimes you have to let your heartbreak
And sometimes the right choice is so hard to make
And sometimes it's no use saving your own skin
'Cause sometimes you've got to die to live again

Sometimes you've got to die to live again