Scarecrow Album

Artist(s): Garth Brooks

Cover Art

Garth Brooks Scarecrow Cover Art

Tracklist

Why Ain’t I Running

length: 4:33
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
background vocals: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
slide guitar: Bruce Bouton
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: Kent Blazy, Tony Arata, Garth Brooks

I can hear the highway calling
As I watch the sunrise crawling across her shoulder
This is usually good-bye
And yet those words I just can't find as hold her

She's like no other woman
That I have ever known before
And it Ain't me to see the morning sun
From this side of the door

Why ain't I running, why ain't I gone
How does she hold me, without holding on
In love or a fight, she's stronger than strong
Something's not right if there ain't nothing wrong
It's got me wondering, why ain't I running
Why ain't I gone

All those words I left behind me
Praying they would never find me and my freedom
But if they stood right here beside me
The would never recognize me for all that she's done

Once happiness was only
Whenever I was on my own
So now why do I feel lonely
Any time that I'm alone

Why ain't I running, why ain't I gone
How does she hold me, without holding on
In love or a fight, she's stronger than strong
Something's not right if there ain't nothing wrong
It's got me wondering, why ain't I running
Why ain't I gone

No, they've never built a wall this high
Or made a chain that strong
And God ain't never made a place
I felt like I belong

Why ain't I running, why ain't I gone
How does she hold me, without holding on
In love or a fight, she's stronger than strong
Something's not right if there ain't nothing wrong
It's got me wondering, why ain't I running
Why ain't I gone

Beer Run

length: 2:31
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: George Jones and Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
accordion: Joey Miskulin
fiddle: Rob Hajacos
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: Kim Williams, Keith Anderson, George Ducas, Kent Blazy, Amanda Williams

Wrapped Up in You

length: 4:44
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
recording engineer: Mark Miller
background vocals: Garth Brooks
electric bass guitar: Jimmie Lee Sloas
acoustic guitar: Gordon Kennedy and Wayne Kirkpatrick
harmonica: Terry McMillan
percussion: Sam Bacco
fiddle: Jimmy Mattingly
drums (drum set): Sam Bacco
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
composer: Wayne Kirkpatrick
lyricist: Wayne Kirkpatrick
How do I love you. well let me see
I love you like a lyric love a melody
Baby, completely wrapped up in you
How do I need you, well can't you tell
I need you like a penny needs a wishing well
Baby, completely wrapped up in you

[Chorus]
Every now and then when the world
That we're living in is crazy
You gladly hold me and carry me through
No one in the world has ever done
What you do for me and I'd be
Sad and lonely if there were no you

How do I love you, well count the ways
There ain't a number high enough to end this phrase
Baby, completely wrapped up in you

[Chorus]

How do I love you, well, don't you know
I love you about as deep as any love can grow
Baby, completely wrapped up in you

The Storm

length: 4:37
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
background vocals: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
fiddle: Rob Hajacos
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
strings: David Angell, Jack Jezioro, Kristin Wilkinson, Carl Gorodetzky, Cathy Umstead, Pam Sixfin, Gary Vanosdale, Lee Larrison, Jim Grosjean, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, Elizabeth Stewart-Grosjean, David Davidson, Mary Kathryn van Osdale, Carole Rabinowitz and Bob Mason
strings arranger: Dennis Burnside
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Garth Brooks
She sits among the pieces of broken glass and photographs
Reluctantly releases the last of what was her past
It struck without a warning or did she just ignore the signs
In those dark clouds forming behind her silver lines.

Then the door it slammed like thunder and the tears they fell like rain.
And the warnings from her family whirl like a hurricane.
Oh, she's drowning in emotions and she cannot reach the shore.
She's alive but can she survive the storm.

A broken jewel box dancer lies in pieces down the hall.
She's finding out the answers don't change nothing at all.
It's time that she stopped searching for who's to blame or what went wrong.
The only thing for certain is he's gone,
she's got to move on.

Then the door it slammed like thunder and the tears they fell like rain.
And the warnings from her family whirl like a hurricane.
She's drowning in emotions and she cannot reach the shore.
She's alive but can she survive the storm.

Someday days just roll on by without a gray cloud in the sky.
She keeps telling herself, "I will make it on my own".
And her friends they've all gone back to their lives,
Thinking she will be alright,
As she races through the night to make it home.

The door it slams like thunder and the tears they fall like rain.
And the warnings from her family whirl like a hurricane.
Oh, she's drowning in emotions and she cannot reach the shore.
She's alive but can she survive the storm.

Thicker Than Blood

length: 2:54
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
background vocals: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
percussion: Sam Bacco
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: Jenny Yates, Garth Brooks
She was born in Kansas City, raised in Arkansas
Fell in love with an "ex-Marine"
She already had three babies; he had one of his own
They came together for another and me

Our family never shared the same last name
But our family was a family the same
(And they say) Blood is thicker than water
Oh, but love is thicker than blood

Wreck out on the highway, rain falling down
Lord, he must have fell asleep at the wheel
There's a number of people just standing around
Lord, I can't condemn the fear that they feel

For that river of red could be the death of me
God, give me strength and keep reminding me
That blood is thicker than water
Oh, but love is thicker than blood

And if blood is thicker that water
Then what are we fighting for
We're all sons and daughters
Of something that means so much more

I see it on my TV but i can't understand
Lord, it's one big contradiction to me
How in God's name we love thy neighbor with fists
in our hands
And kill each other when we just don't agree

Why can't we see the walls we can't see through
And see what God's been telling me and you
(and that is) Blood is thicker than water
Oh, but love, love is thicker than blood

She was born in Kansas City, raised in Arkansas
Fell in love with an "ex-Marine"

Big Money

length: 4:02
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
fiddle: Rob Hajacos
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: Shawn Camp, Randy Hardison, Wynn Varble
My older brother Tommy was a lineman rest his soul
His job was hanging hot wire on them high-line power poles
Every morning bright and early he'd climb way up in the sky
And I never understood it so one day I asked him why

He said it pays big money and man I'm into that
It pays big money of you're willing to take a chance
Let me tell you something, sonny, you ought to see my bank account
It pays big money but he sure can't spend it now

Well, my late uncle Charlie was this demolition hound
He'd travel across the country blowing buildings to the ground
He carried a case of dynamite seemed everywhere he went
He smoked them big long cigars and he'd wink at you and grin

He said it pays big money and man I'm into that
It pays big money of you're willing to take a chance
Let me tell you something, sonny, you ought to see my bank account
It pays big money but he sure can't spend it now

Well, now the moral of this story, boys, is don't go getting yourself killed
Be nice to your rich relatives they just might put you in their will

That pays big money and we're all into that
It pays big money and big money's where it's at
Let me tell you something, sonny, you ought to see my bank account
It pays big money and we're rolling in it now

It pays big money having foolish kin
It pays big money, guess I owe it all to them
Let me show you something, sonny, take a look at this bank account
It pays big money let's all spend some of it now

Squeeze Me In

length: 3:33
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks
performer: Trisha Yearwood
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
tambourine: Sam Bacco
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
composer: Delbert McClinton, Gary Nicholson

Mr. Midnight

length: 4:04
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
background vocals: Garth Brooks
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
strings: Mary Kathryn van Osdale, Carole Rabinowitz, David Angell, Jack Jezioro, Kristin Wilkinson, Bob Mason, Carl Gorodetzky, Cathy Umstead, Pam Sixfin, Gary Vanosdale, Lee Larrison, Jim Grosjean, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, Elizabeth Stewart-Grosjean and David Davidson
strings arranger: Dennis Burnside
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: J. R. Cobb, Buddy Buie, Tom Douglas
Rain on the room and time on my hands
It sure seemed quiet out there in radio land
They call me at the all-night station
Make their special dedications
And I do my best to play their request
When it's a desperate situation
This was a desperate situation

I'm Mr. Midnight alone and blue
The brokenhearted call me up
When they don't know what else to do
Every song is a reminder of the love that they once knew
I'm Mr. Midnight, can I play a song for you

"Caller on the line could you please hold on?"
I recognized her voice the minute i picked up the phone
Should I tell her that it's me or leave it at a memory
Haven't been myself since the day she left
And I'm never gonna be
I'm forever gonna be

I'm Mr. Midnight alone and blue
The brokenhearted call me up
When they don't know what else to do
Every song is a reminder of the love that they once knew
I'm Mr. Midnight, can I play a song for you

Imagine my surprise when she spoke my name
She said, "Could you tell him that I love him
and I wish things could be the same."
Then a voice I never knew
Said, "Honey who you talking to?"

I'm Mr. Midnight alone and blue
The brokenhearted call me up
When they don't know what else to do
Every song is a reminder of the love that they once knew
I'm Mr. Midnight, can I play a song for you

Pushing Up Daisies

length: 4:20
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
background vocals: Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
accordion: Joey Miskulin
fiddle: Rob Hajacos
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: John Hadley, Gary Scruggs, Kevin Welch
Sometimes I tell you the way that I feel
I swear that I'm going crazy
Keep telling myself it ain't that big a deal
It's better than pushing up daisies

I felt the arrow from death's fatal quiver
Come so close it actually grazed me
I bled the blood and I felt the cold shiver
God only knows how he saved me

There's two dates in time that they'll carve on your stone
And everyone knows what they mean
What's more important is the time that is known
And that little dash there in between
That little dash there in between

Sometimes my hear is as true as a dove
But sometimes my heart it betrays me
So I draw my sword for to fight for my love
But without a whisper she slays me

My mother died but somehow she keeps living
She'll never cease to amaze me
My dad turns his back on each day that he's given
'Cause he'd rather be pushing up daisies

There's two dates in time that they'll carve on your stone
And everyone knows what they mean
What's more important is the time that is known
And that little dash there in between
Yeah, that little dash there in between

Rodeo or Mexico

length: 4:23
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
background vocals: Garth Brooks
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
percussion: Sam Bacco and Milton Sledge
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: Bryan Kennedy, Garth Brooks, Paul Kennerley
For a change I headed south across the border
For the Paso's and a different horse to ride
I'd be back to make the rodeo in Waco
But that was long before I saw those dark brown eyes

With long black hair and English bad and broken
Her body said the words she couldn't find
Cause I hung on every word she left unspoken
The question started leaning on my mind

Rodeo or Mexico
They both keep a cowboy satisfied
Rodeo or Mexico
The only way I know how to decide
Is just get on and ride

We danced all night beneath that sheet of cotton
And you just don't tell a girl like that good-bye
But the cowboy life ain't easily forgotten
Though lying there I couldn't help but wonder why

Rodeo or Mexico
They both keep a cowboy satisfied
Rodeo or Mexico
The only way I know how to decide
Is just get on and ride

The morning found the answer dawning on me
As I woke up to the sharp end of a knife
He was screaming at the woman hanging on me
Does anybody know the Spanish word for wife

Rodeo or Mexico
They both keep a cowboy satisfied
Rodeo or Mexico
The only way I know how to decide
Is just get on and ride

Don’t Cross the River

length: 4:09
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
acoustic guitar: Pat Flynn
percussion: Sam Bacco
mandolin: Sam Bush
fiddle: Jimmy Mattingly
banjo: Béla Fleck
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
dobro: Jerry Douglas
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
background vocals: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
composer: Dan Peek
lyricist: Dan Peek
There's a little girl out lying on her own
She's got a broken heart
She's not the kind to take you down for long
She knows and plays it smart

And if she's coming, she's shown no more
She's heard no whistle blowing from the door
She feels like leaving and don't know why
Without no bridges she's trapped, so i sigh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denying lying on the other side
All your life you were on your own

If you want you can ride my train
Soon forget the reason that you're leaving
Lose yourself and then sometimes
Maybe even save yourself some grieving

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denying lying on the other side
All your life you were on your own

If you want you can ride my train
Soon forget the reason that you're leaving
Lose yourself and then sometimes
Maybe even save yourself some grieving

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denying lying on the other side
All your life you were on your own

When You Come Back to Me Again (theme from the movie Frequency)

length: 4:45
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
mixer: Mark Miller
engineer: John Kelton
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
background vocals: Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
strings: John Catchings, Kristin Wilkinson, Carl Gorodetzky, Cate Myer, Pam Sixfin, Cathy Umstead, Lee Larrison, David Angell, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, Gary Vanosdale, David Davidson, Karen Winkelmann and Bob Mason
strings arranger: Dennis Burnside
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
assistant mixer: Duke Duczer
assistant recording engineer: Duke Duczer
writer: Jenny Yates, Garth Brooks