Here for the Party Album

Artist(s): Gretchen Wilson

Cover Art

Gretchen Wilson Here for the Party Cover Art

Tracklist

Here for the Party

length: 3:17
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: John Rich, Big Kenny, Gretchen Wilson

Well I'm an eight ball shooting double-fisted drinking son of a gun
I wear my jeans a little tight
Just to watch the little boys come undone
I'm here for the beer and the ball busting band
Gonna get a little crazy just because I can

[Chorus:]
You know I'm here for the party
And I ain't leaving till they throw me out
Gonna have a little fun gonna get me some
You know I'm here, I'm here for the party

I may not be a ten but the boys say I clean up good
And if I give 'em half a chance
For some rowdy romance you know they would
I've been waiting all week just to have a good time
So bring on them cowboys and their pick-up lines

[Chorus]

Don't want no purple hooter shooter just some jack on the rocks
Don't mind me if I start that trashy talk

[Chorus: x2]

Redneck Woman

length: 3:42
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: Gretchen Wilson, John Rich
Well I ain't never
Been the barbie doll type
No I can't swig that sweet champagne
I'd rather drink beer all night
In a tavern or in a honky tonk
I want a four wheel drive tailgate
I've got posters on my wall of Skynrd, Kid and Straight
Some people look down on me
But I don't give a rip
I stand barefooted in my own front yard with a baby on my hip

'Cause I'm redneck woman
I ain't no high class broad
I'm just a product of my rasin'
And I say "hey y'all" and "Yee Haw"
And I keep my Christmas lights on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Charlie Daniels song
So here's to all my sisters out there keeping it country
Let me give a big "Hell Yea" from the redneck girls like me
Hell yeah
Hell yeah

Victoria's Secret
Well their stuff's real nice
Oh but I can buy the same damn thing on a WalMart shelf half price
And still look sexy
Just as sexy
As those models on TV
No I don't need no designer tag to make my man want me
You might think I'm trashy
A little too hard core
But get in my neck of the woods
I'm just the girl next door

Hey I'm redneck woman
I ain't no high class broad
I'm just a product of my rasin'
And I say "hey y'all" and "Yee Haw"
And I keep my Christmas lights on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Tanya Tucker song
So here's to all my sisters out there keeping it country
Let me get a big "Hell Yeah" from the redneck girls like me
Hell yeah
Hell yeah

I'm redneck woman
I ain't no high class broad
I'm just a product of my rasin'
And I say "hey y'all" and "Yee Haw"
And I keep my Christmas lights on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Ol' Bo Seafus song
So here's to all my sisters out there keeping it country
Let me give a big "Hell Yeah" from the redneck girls like me
Hell yeah
Hell yeah

Hell yeah
Hell yeah
Hell yeah
Hell yeah

I said hell yeah

When I Think About Cheatin'

length: 4:10
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: John Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Vicky McGehee
I've never done anything
That would bring a tear to your eye
I've never crossed the line
Or needed an alibi to cover up a lie
But darling I'll admit
They're been times when I could have
The thing that kept me strong
Is the one thing that is always on My mind

[Chorus:]
When I think about cheatin'
I just think about you leavin'
And how my world would fall to pieces
If I tossed your love away
Even when I'm tempted by some stranger
Oh there's never any danger
I just think about you leavin'
When I think about cheatin'

There was a time in Abilene
When he said all the things I wanted to hear
It was hard to turn him down
Between the champaigne and the sound of whispers in my ear
But it just took one two-step with someone and I was missing you
He never had the chance cause I broke up the dance
Before the song was through

[Chorus]

Homewrecker

length: 3:28
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: George Teren, Gretchen Wilson, Rivers Rutherford
Well you're a real hot cookie with your new hairdo
Your high heel boots and your credit card
Long legs and a mini skirt
Yeah you know what works and you work it hard
You smile like such a lady innocent and sweet
You drive the men folk crazy, but any girl can see
You're just a

[Chorus]
I know what you're doin'
You think you're ruin what I got,but you're not
Yeah you little go getter
I'll teach you a lesson
If you get to messin' with my man
You don't stand a chance
No,you're just a home wrecker

I'm sure you waited for a long.long time
To find a man like mine
But honey you're too late
So before you go and make your move
Maybe me and you should get a few things straight
There's two ways we can do this
I'll let you decide
You take it somewhere else
Or we can take it outside you little

[Chorus]

Holdin' You

length: 3:35
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: Thom McHugh, Wade Kirby
I don't need whiskey to drown out the pain
Or some old umbrella to hold off the rain
Don't have to cross over a river of tears
All that I need is right here

Holding you holds me together
When holding on gets just a little too hard
When this tight rope I travel
Begins to unravel and I feel like
I'm falling apart
Holding you holds me together

You know life's a freight liner on
A runaway track
But I'll take the ride knowing
That you'll bring me back
No fate's too uncertain no distance too far
As long as you're here in my arms

Holding you holds me together
When holding on gets just a little too hard
When this tight rope I travel
Begins to unravel and I feel like
I'm falling apart
Holding you holds me together

Whenever I hold you tight
This crazy world of mine falls right in place
Whenever the trouble is
You find a way to give back what it takes

Chariot

length: 4:27
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: John Caldwell, Leslie Satcher
When it's all over but the shoutin'
When God the Father's done his final accounting
And I find out that I made the cut
Boys I'm gonna get me a chariot
Yeah a big gold eagle on the hood
Trans Am chariot

Gonna find my great granddaddy
That peace pipe smokin' Cherokee
Gonna get him all schooled
In them mags and struts
Then we gonna drag us a chariot
Yeah a big gold eagle painted on the hood chariot

[Chorus:]
Good lord Witchita
Sure hope Samson ain't no law dog
Redneck you better out run him
Damn sure don't want to get caught
Crime what crime
We was all hopped up on new wine
And mama's gonna kill me if I get
Kicked out of the choir
But you just gotta run them chariots

Now here's a little story happened long ago
One day Ezekiel went out for a stroll
Walkin' by the river low and behold
Down came 4 angels in a Cadillac gold
He said "swing down sweet chariot come on and give me a ride"
So they scooped em up, the rig was souped up, man it had TV's inside
Ol' Zeke was surprised cause his eyes had seen beyond
His wildest dreams, He'd go on to see a thousand things

We'll paint that number eight on the driver's side
That's how old I was when I gave Jesus my life
I stepped right up and got washed in the blood
Just a little kid singin' 'bout a chariot

[Chorus: x2]

When it's all over but the shoutin'

What Happened

length: 3:51
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: Bob DiPiero, Bekka Bramlett, Tim Nichols, Al Anderson
In a sandalwood frame
We bought in New Mexico
I was wearin' the chain that old Indian made
That we practically stole

Little shells in a jar
We found Hanalei Bay
Got those matchin tattos
And those ten dollar shoes
To remember our stay

[Chorus:]
If it hadn't been so good I wouldn't feel so sad
If we hadn't been so happy baby,
It wouldn't hurt this bad,
If you had told me this last summer
I'd be on the floor laughin'
Instead of standing round breakin' down
Wonderin' what happened

What am I supposed to do
Without my very best friend
Boy you left me in shock and tied up in knots
Then it hits me again

[Chorus]

If you had told me this last summer
I'd be on the floor laughin'
Instead of standin' round' breakin' down
Wonderin' what happened

When It Rains

length: 3:04
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: John Rich, Vicky McGehee, Gretchen Wilson
[Chorus:]
When it rains I pour a couple more rounds
'Til the hurtin' and the heartache start to drown
I turn out the light, I turn up Dwight
And I lock my door when it rains
When it rains I pour

When life ain't going my way
And I can't take one more day of gray
Hey hey it's OK
I don't need a dose of Dr. Phil
I don't need your make it all better pill
When I'm low
Don't you know, don't you know

[Chorus]

I don't have to have a girls night out
Or runaround with a rowdy crowd to get down
Whiskey bent and hell bound
When I feel like I ain't got a friend
I just call on my old buddy Jim again
And again I like him

[Chorus]

Oh don't you know
When it rains
When it rains
I pour

The Bed

length: 2:54
producer: Mark Wright and Joe Scaife
performer: Big & Rich
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
guest: John Rich and Big Kenny
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: John Rich, Vicky McGehee, Keith Anderson
On his side of the bed
He's sleeping like a baby
Dreams are dancing in his head
Lying with his lady
It's a peaceful night
And everything's just fine
On his side of the bed

But on her side of the bed
Those big brown eyes are cryin
From the things he never says
Deep inside she's dyin
As she turns to face the wall
There's no love at all
On her side of the bed

If he'd just reach out
She'd forget about
All the times that he let her down
Oh but in his mind
Everything's alright
When the lights go out

Now on his side of the bed
He never even noticed
Her negligee of red
The very same one that she wore
The night that they were wed
But he never turned his head
To her side of the bed

If he'd just reach out
She'd forget about
All the times that he let her down
Oh but in his mind
Everything's alright
When the lights go out

Now on his side of the bed
He wakes up and turns to say I love you
But instead
All he finds are pages
Full of words she never said
And that's all she left
On her side of the bed

Pocahontas Proud

length: 5:16
producer: Joe Scaife and Mark Wright
mixer: Bart Pursley
recording engineer: Bart Pursley
additional recording engineer: Steve Marcantonio and Todd Gunnerson
assistant mixer: Paul Hart and Lowell Reynolds
assistant recording engineer: Paul Hart
associate producer: John Rich
writer: Vicky McGehee, John Rich, Gretchen Wilson
I was raised in Pocahontas Illinois
Everybody thought of me as one of the boys
Because I'd run with the crowd that was tough
At 15 I was tendin' Big O's Bar
Singing till two a.m. for a half full tip jar
Spent my youth singing truth payin' dues

[Chorus:]
I'm the biggest thing that ever came from my hometown,
And I'll be damned if I'm gonna let 'em down
If it's the last thing I do before they lay me in the ground
You know I'm gonna make Pocahontas proud

I knocked on every door on music row
They looked down at me and said girl go back home you ain't got what we need in this town
They couldn't whup the fightin' side of me
You know where I come from we don't give up easily
Over night it took all my life to be found

[Chorus]

Pocahontas proud

At 27 I had baby Grace
I was born again when I saw her sweet face
And I knew she was the greatest thing I'd ever do

I'm the biggest thing that ever came from my hometown,
And I'll be damned if I'm gonna let 'em down
If it's the last thing I do before they lay me in the ground

[Chorus]

I was raised in Pocahontas Illinois

Pocahontas proud, you know I'm gonna make Pocahontas proud, Pocahontas proud,