Gretchen Peters Album

Artist(s): Gretchen Peters

Tracklist

Souvenirs

length: 4:48

I set out like Kerouac in my American car
Carryin' a dream and a road map deep in my American heart
But where's them mountain majesties? Where's those waves of grain?
Billboards from sea to shining sea, man, it ain't the same

I've been searching for the promised land
But it's just another neon, come on, roadside stand
Little tin toys that fall apart, that's all they got here
I come all this way to find my heart all I get is souvenirs

They got Mount Rushmore on a cup, everybody needs one of those
For a dollar more they'll fill it up, you can drink out of Lincoln's nose
They got the hard rock T-shirts, they got Elvis too
Sooner or later mark my words, they're gonna get you

I've been searching for the promised land
But it's just another neon come-on roadside stand
Little tin toys that fall apart, that's all they got here
I come all this way to find my heart all I get is souvenirs

Baby, I believed in you, I thought you believed in me
I thought we had a love that's true, not a close facsimile
Now I don't want your dime store ring turns my finger green
I don't want your dimestore love I want the real thing

I've been searching for the promised land
But it's just another neon come-on roadside stand
Little tin toys that fall apart, that's all they got here
I come all this way to find my heart all I get is souvenirs

In a Perfect World

length: 3:24

Baby, I've been thinking
About me and you
Baby, I've been dreaming
Like we used to do

Things ain't what they used to be
I can't change them anyway
But the world would be a better place
If I had my way

Superman would win the fight
Everyone would do what's right
And I would always be your girl
In a perfect world

Maybe we were crazy
Breaking all the rules
Maybe we were dreamers
Maybe we were fools

Maybe it was madness
To believe that we could win
But boy, I would give anything
Just to feel that way again

Superman would win the fight
Everyone would do what's right
And I would always be your girl
In a perfect world

Maybe this is all there is
Maybe we just pack it in
Spread our wings and fly

But baby, that don't make it right
That don't get me through the night
I still believe in a perfect world

Superman would win the fight
Everyone would do what's right
And I would always be your girl
In a perfect world

I Don't Know

length: 4:39
Quit my job and cashed my check
Pawned the pearls around my neck and kissed it all goodbye
Gassed my car and fixed my flat
Told that boy just where it's at and had a real good cry

I got this feelin' in my bones
It's time for me to leave the comfort zone

I don't know if I'm fallin' or flyin'
I don't know if I'm laughin' or cryin'
I don't know if I'm hurtin' or healin'
I don't know how I'm feelin' but it sure feels good

Waitress pours my coffee black
Windshield wiper beats 'em back and the road goes on and on
These are things that i can see
These are things that set me free and keep me movin' on

I got this feelin' in my bones
It's time for me to put some distance on

I don't know if I'm fallin' or flyin'
I don't know if I'm laughin' or cryin'
I don't know if I'm hurtin' or healin'
I don't know how I'm feelin' but it sure feels good

How long have I been asleep?
Are these my tears upon my cheek? Well, I just don't know
Is this my hand upon the wheel?
I always wondered how I'd feel if I just let go

I don't know if I'm fallin' or flyin'
I don't know if I'm laughin' or cryin'
I don't know if I'm hurtin' or healin'
I don't know how I'm feelin' but it sure feels good

Love and Texaco

length: 4:02

Love Is a Drug

length: 3:53
Baby, where are you tonight?
I'm lookin' good, I feel alright, yeah, yeah, yeah
I ain't really missin' you
It's just a kind of deja vu, yeah, yeah, yeah

Me, I'm out here in the clutch
I'm hangin' on to nothin' much
I'm hungry for that human touch, yeah, yeah

Love is a drug, love is a drug, love is a, oh yeah
Love is a drug, love is a drug, love is a

Romeo's on the internet
He's searching for his Juliet, yeah, yeah, yeah
Got her picture in his head
He's got her poster by his bed, yeah, yeah, yeah

And Juliet she's looking cute
And he just needs a substitute
For all of this forbidden fruit, yeah, yeah

Love is a drug, love is a drug, love is a, oh yeah
Love is a drug, love is a drug, love is a
Give us a kiss, give us a hug
Give us a fix, love is a drug

Up there on the senate floor
They're kickin' down the bedroom door, yeah, yeah, yeah
CNN is keepin' score
Hey, all is fair in love and war, yeah, yeah, yeah

So tell us how it's come to this
We wanna share your carnal bliss
Yeah, give us all our daily fix, yeah, yeah

'Cause love is a drug, love is a drug, love is a, oh yeah
Love is a drug, love is a drug, love is a
Love is a drug, love is a drug, love is a

Like Water Into Wine

length: 4:42
Baby, open up that bottle
Come and lay down by my side
I don't have no special reason
Just this ache I feel inside

I wanna lose my inhibitions
I wanna lose those words we said
I wanna drink my fill of you, babe
And let it go right to my head

Tonight I want to hold you
I wanna look into your eyes
I wanna watch these broken dreams turn into memories
Just like water, baby, just like water into wine

Don't wanna think about tomorrow
Don't wanna count my last regrets
I can't hate you anymore, babe
And I can't love you any less

Sometimes I've been ungrateful
Sometimes you've been unkind
But all the pain and sorrow and all the bitter tears
They're just water, baby, just water into wine

So baby, open up that bottle
Come and lay down by my side
I can't think of one good reason
We should not be satisfied

Jesus walked upon the water
Healed the sick, the lame, the blind
We are miracles of science, we are accidents divine
We're just like water, baby, just like water into wine
Just like water, like water into wine

Eddie's First Wife

length: 4:03
Eddie's first wife was a vision
The bride on the wedding cake
Thought he was the luckiest man alive
That was his first mistake

He'd found him the perfect woman
That's what he thought he had
Found him a girl just like the girl
Who married dear old dad

Where have you gone, Betty Crocker?
Come back, Brigitte Bardot, Eddie was in for a shocker
How was he supposed to know
About the secret life of Eddie's first wife?

Eddie came home one evening
She met him at the door with a drink
Said I got something to tell you, baby
But you better sit down I think

She said I found me somebody
Someone who rocks my world
I'm in love and I don't care who knows it
And she's a good old fashioned girl

Where have you gone, Betty Crocker?
Come back, Brigitte Bardot, Eddie was in for a shocker
How was he supposed to know
About the secret life of Eddie's first wife?

She might look like the Venus de Milo
She might be the marryin' kind
But you can't judge a book by the cover
You got to read between the lines

Where have you gone, Betty Crocker?
Come back, Brigitte Bardot, Eddie was in for a shocker
How was he supposed to know
About the secret life of Eddie's first wife?

Picasso and Me

length: 2:58

Lilies of the Field

length: 4:13

Billy had a yearning and an ache inside
So he got himself a Harley and he learned to ride
Purred just like a baby, low and sweet and true
And he aimed it at the place where the blacktop turns to blue

Penny was a waitress down in Tupelo
They said that she was trouble, I don't really know
But something in her spirit touched something in his soul
And he took her to his heart and he never let her go

She said, "If I had an ounce of courage I would leave this town"
Life'll get you nowhere 'til they put you in the ground

But the lilies of the field, they neither reap nor sow
I wanna buy me a Winnebago and a map of Mexico
Go rollin' down the highway where life's secrets are revealed
Dancin' in the wind like the lilies of the field

Penny had a secret growin' deep inside
And she'd never known a man to love another's child
Somewhere west of Tucson she just ran out of time
So she made a quick decision and she made him walk the line

She said, "If you had an ounce of courage you would take a stand"
Don't nobody argue with a pistol in your hand

Oh, the lilies of the field they neither reap nor sow
I wanna buy me a Winnebago and a map of Mexico
Go rollin' down the highway where life's secrets are revealed
Dancin' in the wind like the lilies of the field

Billy pleaded guilty, ninety nine to life
Penny disappeared into the desert night
Then she took his pistol out on hwy 2
And she aimed it at the place where the blacktop turns to blue

She said, "If you had an ounce of courage you would leave this town"
Life'll get you nowhere til they put you in the ground

Oh, the lilies of the field they neither reap nor sow
I wanna buy me a Winnebago and a map of Mexico
Go rollin' down the highway where life's secrets are revealed
Dancin' in the wind like the lilies of the field

Waiting for Amelia

length: 4:29
True north is hard to find
These long, long nights play tricks upon the mind
I tried my best but I'm lost I guess
What I thought was freedom was just aimlessness

Now I'm waiting for Amelia to come in from the west
Waiting for Amelia and the light is fadin' fast
C'mon Amelia, you have got this battle won
You know that only angels fly into the sun

I have never learned to wait
I yearn for skies my heart can't navigate
It's been so long since I held someone
And all my dreams of freedom they don't keep me warm

Now I'm waiting for Amelia to come in from the west
Waiting for Amelia and the light is fadin' fast
C'mon Amelia, you have got this battle won
You know that only angels fly into the sun

Maybe the night was dark
And the sky was a starry dome
Maybe she lost her way
Or maybe she just didn't wanna come home

Now I'm waiting for Amelia to come in from the west
Waiting for Amelia and the light is fadin' fast
C'mon Amelia, you have got this battle won
You know that only angels fly into the sun

Revival

length: 4:47
I went walking one night on Tupelo street
All the way to the county line
Heard a sidewalk sermon and a blind man preach
And written on a cardboard sign

Revival, revival, this lamb has gone astray
Revival, revival, gonna wash your sins away

Now I have done everything that I know to do
But you left a hole that I just can't fill
And if God can forgive me, baby, why can't you?
But I guess you never will

Revival, revival, this lamb has gone astray
Revival, revival, gonna wash your sins away

Baby you were my weakness and my saving grace
My salvation and my sin
And I would give anything just to see your face
Just to see your face again

Revival, revival, this lamb has gone astray
Revival, revival, gonna wash your sins away