Family Tradition Album

Artist(s): Hank Williams, Jr.

Cover Art

Hank Williams, Jr. Family Tradition Cover Art

Tracklist

To Love Somebody

length: 3:09
writer: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb

There's a light certain kind of light that never shone on me
I want my life to be lived with you oh lived with you there's a way
Everybody says to do each and every little thing
But what does it bring if I ain't got you if I ain't got I ain't you baby
You don't know what it's like baby you don't know what it's like
To love somebody love somebody like I love you
There's a brain I see your face again I know my frame of mind
You ain't got to be so blind cause I'm blind so very blind
But babe I'm a man can't you see that I am
I live and I breathe for you what good does it do
Cause I ain't got you I ain't you baby
You don't know what it's like...
You don't know what it's like...
You don't know what it's like...

Old Flame, New Fire

length: 2:38
composer: Oskar Solomon
Old flame new fire let the good times roll while the fire burns out of control
Hello honey (how you doin') it's so good to see you
Sure has been a long time come right on in
You can kick your shoes off you can let your hair down
Baby you're lookin' so good just like I knew you would
Old flame new fire burnin' so hot cause we got a whole lot to catch up on
Old flame new fire let the good times roll while the fire burns out of control

Gonna make up for lost time I'm gonna make you a believer
I'm gonna spend your loving like money from home
You and me together ah we can make a good thing better
Can't do no wrong honey child from now on
Old flame new fire burnin'...

Always Loving You

length: 4:27
composer: Steve Young
And I recall all the things we done you know I'm always loving you
Sometimes I think that my train done gone the way all old things must do
Yet I still wait for its return just like I still wait for you
And I still hear that old whippoorwill I've seen the ghost of a midnight train
And I still love to walk alone down by the old Union station in the rain

Now I don't know where you are tonight but I feel you cross the miles
And I'm still standing there inside your mind just behind your pretty smile
Hey babe can't you hear...
Down by the old Montgomery station in the rain



We Can Work It All Out

length: 2:21
composer: Hank Williams, Jr.
If Arab and Jew and North and South and me and you could just work it all out
I used to cry and wonder why war had to be fought and people have to die
But now they don't count all I think about
Is that me and you could just work it all out
I had a dream the world's leaders came together to talk and stop to think
I wish me and you could make it come true and show the world how to work it all out
The yellow and red the black and white
North and South me and you we could work it all out



I Fought the Law

length: 2:26
composer: Sonny Curtis
lyricist: Sonny Curtis
A breakin' rocks in the hot sun I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I wanted money cause I had none I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I left my baby and I feel so bad I guess the race is run
Cause he's the best man I ever had I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
[ guitar ]
A robbin' people with a sixgun I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I miss my baby and the good fun I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I left my baby...
I left my baby...
I fought the law (and the law won)
I fought the law (and the law won)

Family Tradition

length: 4:01
composer: Hank Williams, Jr.
lyricist: Hank Williams, Jr.

Country music singers are a really close family
but lately some of my kin folks have disowned a few otha's and me
i guess its because i kinda changed my direction
Lord, i guess i went and broke their family tradition

they get on me wanna know Hank why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
over and over everybody made my prediction
so if i get stoned I'm just carryin' on an old family tradition

I am very proud of my daddy's name
although his kinda music and mine ain't exactly the same
stop and think it over, put yourself in my position
if i get stoned and sing all night long it's a family tradition

Don't ask me Hank why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
If I'm down in a Honky-Tonk, some ol' slicks tryin to give me friction
I say leave me alone I'm singin all night long it's a family tradition

Lord I have loved some ladies and I have loved Jim Beam
and they both tried to kill me in 1973
when that doctor asked me, "Son how did you get in this condition?"
I said hey sawbones I'm just carryin on an old family tradition

So don't ask me Hank why do you drink?
(Hank) why do you roll smoke?
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
Stop and think it over, Try and put yourself in my unique position
If I get stoned and sing all night long It's just a family tradition!

Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line

length: 3:19
composer: Jimmy Bryant
lyricist: Jimmy Bryant
Everybody knows you been steppin' on my toes and I'm gettin' pretty tired of it
Steppin' out of line and a messin' with my mind if you had any sense you'd quit
Cause ever since you were a little bitty teeny girl
You said I was the only man in this whole world
Bettter do some thinkin' then you'll find
You got the only daddy that'll walk the line
Walk the line walkin' the line
I keep a workin' every day all you want to do is play I'm tired of stayin' out all night
I'm a comin' unglued from your funny little moods now honey baby that ain't right
Cause ever since you were a little bitty teeny girl
You said I was the only man in this whole world
Bettter do some thinkin' honey you might find
You got the only daddy that'll walk the line
Walk the line walkin' the line walkin' the line

[Guitar Solo]

You keep a packin' up my clothes nearly everybody knows
That you're still just a puttin' me on
When I start a walkin' gonna hear you start a talkin'
And a beggin' me to come back home
Cause ever since you were...

Paying on Time

length: 3:14
composer: Hank Williams, Jr., Allen Reynolds
I'm sure that I won't be your first or your last I'm sure I'm just one of many
You are the kind that would make a man ask does she love me or this money
But I'll pay whatever the cost tryin' to get back part of me that I've lost
I'll stand in line payin' on time for you

I guess that it's true that most men are weak they just can't make it alone
They like to be known by the women they keep instead of one woman at home
So I'll pay whatever it takes tryin' to get back part of my younger days
Yeah I'll stand in line payin' on time for you

So I'll pay whatever it takes tryin' to get back part of my yesterdays
I'll stand in line payin' on time for you

I've Got Rights

length: 3:36
composer: Hank Williams, Jr.
I went down to the Mary Carter paint store
I said give me one of them Smith and Wesson magnum forty fours
Cause there's a man that the law let loose and justice was not done
This man killed my wife and my only little son
I'll never forget the way he looked all through the trial
He had his big named lawyer and he had that smirkey smile
Oh yeah he got you off on a technicality
But you'll have to grow wings and fly to ever get away from me
Cause I got rights I got rights too
And this time there won't be no damn lawyer and system to protect you
But I'm gonna read you I'm gonna read you your rights
You gotta right to know that you're gonna go to hell one of these black nights

When the trial was over he had the nerve to say that's the way it goes
I said well hoss you better get you some corks
Cause you're gonna have to plug up a few holes
Guess he thought I was talkin' just to pass away time
But it kinda looks different now on his knees beggin' for his life
Hey I got rights I got some rights too...
No this time there ain't no damn lawyers and systems to save you

I Just Ain't Been Able

length: 2:37
composer: Hank Williams, Jr.
I hate to but I got to get back to gettin' stoned
Cause I just ain't been able to write no song
I just ain't been able to sing no blues but Lord knows I sure oughta know just how to
Cause everybody's gone now Lord except me and you
But I just ain't been able to sing those blues
I just ain't been able to keep no wife but you know I tried hard a couple of times
They always said is it gonna be your music or me and I just ain't been able to agree
I just ain't never made no superstar but I will keep on playing this white guitar
I don't know how long or how far but I just love to play these honky tonk bars
I hate to but I got to get back to gettin' stoned
Cause I just ain't been able to write no song can't write no songs