Gunslinger Album

Artist(s): Garth Brooks

Tracklist

Honky-Tonk Somewhere

length: 2:25
producer: Mark Miller

If your paycheck depends on the weather and the clock
If your conversation calls for a little more than a coffee pot
If you need to pour your heart out and try to rectify some
Situation that you're facin'
Contact your American honky-tonk bar association

When Uncle Sam dips in your pocket for most things you don't mind
But when your dollar goes to all of those standing in a welfare line
Rejoice you have a voice if you're concerned about the destination
Of this great nation
It's called the American American honky-tonk bar association

It represents the hard hat, gun rack, achin' back, overtaxed
Flag wavin', fun lovin' crowd
Their heart is in the music, and they love to play it a-loud
There's no forms or no applications, no red tape administrations
It's the American American honky-tonk bar association

We're all one big family throughout the cities and the towns
We don't reach for handouts, we reach for those who are down
And every local chapter has a seven day a week available consultation
For your frustration
It's called the American American honky-tonk bar association

They represent the mud-flap, six-pack, bear-crack, overtaxed
Flag wavin', fun lovin' crowd
Their heart is in the music, and they love to play it a-loud
There's no forms or no applications, no red tape administrations
It's the American American honky-tonk bar association

Go join your American American honky-tonk bar association

Do not delay, contact today

Your A.H.B.A., Your A.H.B.A.

Weekend

length: 2:40
producer: Mark Miller
Well, sun up, means sundown somewhere
Wake up, I wanna take you out there
Let's go, wherever it's the weekend

'Cause, Lord knows, this world needs to unwind
So, let's show 'em how to have a good time
Let go baby, it's the weekend

From western Montana to south Louisiana
I even hear the doors are now open in Havana
It's the weekend all over the world

You know, they're snakin' the cabanas down in Savannah
I bet they're all laughing and loving in Vienna
It's the weekend all over the world

So, jump in, to good times and good love
With good friends you just can't get enough of
We're all in, baby, it's the weekend

You know, you're rocking in Atlanta, dancing in Guyana
I swear, I hear 'em singing in sweet home Alabama
It's the weekend all over the world

They're on the track in Indiana, they're chantin' in Siena
Here we are, you and me still in our pajamas
It's the weekend all over the world, weekend all over the world
Weekend all over the world

You know they're rockin' in Atlanta
Rollin' in Havana
Champaign-Urbana
Muncie, Indiana

Ask Me How I Know

length: 3:32
producer: Mark Miller
You're stubborn as they come, you'll never settle down
You'll always be the one who doesn't stick around
You make all the rules, you're set in your ways
You gotta have your freedom, you gotta have your s***e
[Chorus]
But one day you'll meet the girl you swore you'd never find
Start feeling things you never felt and spending all your time
Trying to figure out how she got this hold on you
And when you start to fall, you'll hold onto your price
Start building up your walls and ever let her get inside
You'll push her away 'cause that's all you know how to do
And then she'll leave and you won't beg her not to go
Ask me how I know

Go on and shake your head and tell me that I'm wrong
Say, "I'm just another fool and this is just another song"
But I know how you are 'cause I know how I am
And I'd give anything to go back and try again
[Chorus]
But one day you'll meet the girl you swore you'd never find
Start feeling things you never felt and spending all your time
Trying to figure out how she got this hold on you
And when you start to fall, you'll hold onto your price
Start building up your walls and ever let her get inside
You'll push her away 'cause that's all you know how to do
And then she'll leave and you won't beg her not to go
Ask me how I know

[Bridge]
And you best put this song on repeat
Maybe then you won't end up like me
[Chorus]
But one day you'll meet the girl you swore you'd never find
Start feeling things you never felt and spending all your time
Trying to figure out how she got this hold on you
And when you start to fall, you'll hold onto your price
Start building up your walls and ever let her get inside
You'll push her away 'cause that's all you know how to do
And then she'll leave and you won't beg her not to go
Ask me how I know

Read more: Garth Brooks - Ask Me How I Know Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance

length: 3:10
producer: Mark Miller

[Verse 1]
I get this feeling that I can’t explain
Every time I see your face or hear your name
I just go crazy
Thinking baby this may be my chance
What would you say to me
If I said baby let’s lay down and dance?

[Verse 2]
I got to tell you girl, you drive me wild
Every time I see you dance I see that smile
My world gets hazy
And I’m moving like I’m in a trance
Whoa, I know it’s crazy
But baby let’s lay down and dance

[Chorus]
When it comes to love
My heart is black and it’s blue
Swore I was through with romance
But girl you’re something
And I'm counting on you
You’re my brand new second chance

[Verse 3]
My friends all tell me that I’m not your kind
They say I better pray your love is blind
You got to save me
I’m a victim of your circumstance
Whoa, I know it’s crazy
But baby let’s lay down and dance

[Chorus]
When it comes to love
My heart is black and it’s blue
Thought I was through with romance
But girl you’re something
And I have nothing to lose
You’re my brand new second chance

[Verse 4]
I got to tell you girl you drive me wild
I’ve never known no one with quite your style
I’m going crazy
Thinking baby this may be my chance
What would you say to me
If I said baby let’s lay down and dance?
Girl, I know it’s crazy
But baby let’s lay down and dance

He Really Loves You

producer: Mark Miller
Five o'clock traffic, all four lanes are down to a crawl
He's sitting there knowing that he's going nowhere at all
Then finally he sees the wreck
And says a prayer for whoever they are
Then everything changes the second he sees it's her car
[Chorus]
He really loves you
And God knows it's true
And it's something he'd say
And he'd tell you each day
It was the way that He knew
But to some of us guys, we don't realize
How to say it is just not what we do
And it's so hard to see, but take it from me
He really loves you
Down on the shoulder, he's running as fast as he can
Dying to hold her, he's truly a desperate man
And he falls to his knees at the wreck
Up close it all looks so much worse
Same color, same model, but the car in the crash isn't hers

[Chorus]
He really loves you
And God knows it's true
And it's something he'd say
And he'd tell you each day
It was the way that He knew
But to some of us guys, we don't realize
How to say it is just not what we do
And it's so hard to see, but take it from me
He really loves you
And he'll come home tonight like everything is alright
Like nothing's changed, but it's simply not true
If you'd been there today, then you'd see the way
He really loves you

Pure Adrenaline

length: 3:49
producer: Mark Miller
There's a storm that is coming
Everyone is running away
But you hear a different drummer drumming
You've waited your whole life for this one day

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Time to unleash the beast inside
Time to show the world what you are all about

Now, it's kickin' in, pure adrenaline
No one's ever been where you're standin'
Of the multitudes, God has chosen you
Time to dial it in, pure adrenaline

There's a long stretch of highway
And you know that's where they're makin' their move
You could pass on some forgotten byway
But you're young and you've got something to prove

Don't want to run, don't want to hide
Time to unleash the beast inside
Time to show them all what you are all about

Now, it's kickin' in, pure adrenaline
No one's ever been where you're standin'
Of the multitudes, God has chosen you
Time to dial it in, pure adrenaline

Time for lift off so you better be ready to dance
Fate's done pissed off
gonna kill you if you give him a chance

Now, it's kickin' in, pure adrenaline
No one's ever been where you're standin'
Of the multitudes, God has chosen you
Time to dial it in, pure adrenaline
Pure adrenaline, pure adrenaline, pure adrenaline
Time to dial it in
Pure adrenaline

Whiskey to Wine

length: 4:13
producer: Mark Miller
Yeah she's nice, yeah she's pretty
And she's crazy about me
She's what every man's hoping to find
She's always a lady, and that's driving me crazy
'Cause after you it's like going
From whiskey to wine

Whiskey to wine
It's just not the same high
I miss the fire
The burning desire
We fought like we loved
And we loved all the time
We're no good together
But it's sure as hell better
Than going forever
From whiskey to wine

When I talk, he listens
He don't show up missing
He's patient, polite and refined
He's handsome, romantic
But the problem is damn it
That after you it's like going
From whiskey to wine

Whiskey to wine
It's just not the same high
I miss the fire
The burning desire
We fought like we loved
And we loved all the time
We're no good together
But it's sure as hell better
Than going forever
From whiskey to wine

It's probably best, we rejoin the rest
And try to have what they call a good time
But it’s sure as hell better
Than going forever from whiskey to wine

Bang! Bang!

length: 3:12
producer: Mark Miller
She worked the window at the Desert Sands
Clyde was a dealer who was gifted with the sleight of hand
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Their petty thieving and conniving ways
Would never get 'em to that beach house of their dreams someday
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
But every afternoon at four that armored car rolled to the door (like before)

Bang! Bang!
The doors swing open and the pick-up begins
Bang! Bang!
The guard knocks, she lets him in
Bang! Bang!
Two bangs of cash hit the floor
The guard asks her out, she turns him down and shows him the door (once more)
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!

They must have run through it a thousand times
But something happened on the evening of their perfect crime
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!

It seems the set up and the switch all play
But there's a problem when it gets down to the get away
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
So, to complete their master plan
They're gonna need a pick-up man (meet Jo-Ann)

Bang! Bang! Bang!

It's four on Monday and the hustle begins
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The guard knocks, she lets him in
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The bags of cash hit the floor
Clyde's hiding out, he swaps 'em out
The guard's out the door (they score)
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Bang! Bang! Bang!

Two big bags of money and they're both feeling light
She sees the guard is stopping, she knows when something's not right
When he turns to find he's standing face to face now with her
She says "how 'bout dinner Friday
And if you're good I'll let you have dessert"

Bang! Bang!
The guard is happy and he's gone in a flash
Bang! Bang!
She grabs Clyde and the cash
Bang! Bang!
They see Jo-Ann and jump in
They were last seen heading West and never heard from again
The end
Bang! Bang!
Amen
Bang! Bang!

Cowboys and Friends

length: 3:15
producer: Mark Miller
My head is aching, and I'm late for work
There's a girl in the kitchen, and she's wearing my shirt
My buddies are home again, they're threatening to leave
Yes that beer on my nightstand will be breakfast for me

'Cause that's how it goes with cowboys and friends
As soon as it's over, it all starts again
That's the way that it should be
Cause that's the way that it's been
Yeah the fun never ends, when the party begins
Cowboys and friends

I've been working all morning, just busting my back
And it's all for a foreman who doesn't know jack
My buddies keep talking, they say we're going out late
Guess that sleep that I'm wanting will just have to wait

'Cause that's how it goes with cowboys and friends
As soon as it's over, it all starts again
That's the way that it should be
Cause that's the way that it's been
Yeah the fun never ends, when the party begins
Cowboys and friends

Yeah the party begins where this two lane road ends
Cowboys and friends

8teen

length: 4:50
producer: Mark Miller
We took Ventura Highway to the Sunshine State
Where they raised their hands to Jesus as they passed the plate
Oh, and every day we spent there was Valentine's day
There's a new team, out in Queens, 8teen

And the girl made in Japan was made for me to hold
When Vincent lent an ear the night the thunder rolled
And the ride we took together was a rodeo
Big dreams, six strings, 8teen

And for everyone born 8teen runnin' wild and free
From the pearly gates of Heaven to the fiery sea
Know that each will teach of passage through the trinity
God's gift runneth 'ore my cup
Call it a blessing or you call it luck
It all adds up to 8teen

And we heard about the letters kept beside his bed
And how he never could forget her or the words she said
That will forever be enshrined and underlined in red
Such sad scenes, so pristine, 8teen

He rode that silver bullet 'cross the borderline
There beneath the maple leaf signed to the Nimbus 9
And the song he hummed that night moves me every time
Fourteen, and so green, 8teen

And for everyone born 8teen runnin' wild and free
From the pearly gates of Heaven to the fiery sea
Know that each will teach of passage through the trinity
God's gift runneth 'ore my cup
Call it a blessing or you call it luck
It all adds up to 8teen

Forever frozen now in time
The night the miracle occurred
They walked on water in my mind
JC and Uncle Herb
Though we never heard the words
It all adds up to 8teen

And for everyone born 8teen runnin' wild and free
From the pearly gates of Heaven to the fiery sea
Know that each will teach of passage through the trinity
God's gift runneth 'ore my cup
Call it a blessing or you call it luck
It all adds up to 8teen