Me and My Gang Album

Artist(s): Rascal Flatts

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Tracklist

Stand

length: 3:29
writer: Blair Daly, Danny Orton

You feel like a candle in a hurricane
Just like a picture with a broken frame
Alone and helpless, like you've lost your fight
But you'll be all right, you'll be all right

[Chorus]
Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend till you break
'Cause it's all you can take
On your knees, you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
Then you stand, then you stand

Life's like a novel with the end ripped out
The edge of a canyon with only one way down
Take what you're given before it's gone
And start holdin' on, keep holdin' on

'Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend till you break
'Cause it's all you can take
On your knees, you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
Then you stand, yeah, then you stand

Every time you get up
And get back in the race
One more small piece of you
Starts to fall into place

[Chorus]

Yeah, then you stand, yeah
Yeah, baby
Woo hoo, woo hoo, woo hoo, woo hoo
Then you stand, yeah, yeah

What Hurts the Most

length: 3:35
writer: Jeffrey Steele
composer: Steve Robson
I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don't bother me
I can take a few tears now and then and just let 'em out
I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though goin' on with you gone still upsets me
There are days every now and again I pretend I'm okay
But that's not what gets me

[Chorus]
What hurts the most was being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin' what could've been
And not seein' that lovin' you
Is what I was trying to do

It's hard to deal with the pain of losin' you everywhere I go
But I'm doing it
It's hard to force that smile when I see our old friends and I'm alone
Still harder gettin' up, gettin' dressed, livin' with this regret
But I know if I could do it over
I would trade, give away all the words that I saved in my heart
That I left unspoken

What hurts the most was being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin' what could've been
And not seein' that lovin' you
Is what I was trying to do, oh

[Chorus]

(Not seeing that lovin' you)
That's what I was trying to do, ooh

Backwards

length: 3:49
composer: Tony Mullins, Marcel
writer: Marcel, Tony Mullins
I was sittin' on a bar stool
In a barbecue joint in Tennessee
When this old boy walked in
And he sat right down next to me

I could tell he'd been through some hard times
There were tear stains on his old shirt
And he said, "You wanna know what you get
When you play a country song backwards?"

You get your house back
You get your dog back
You get your best friend Jack back
You get your truck back

You get your hair back
You get your first and second wives back
Your front porch swing
Your pretty little thing

Your bling, bling, bling and a diamond ring
You get your farm, and the barn
And the boat, and the Harley
First night in jail with Charlie

It sounds a little crazy
A little scattered and absurd
But that's what you get
When you play a country song backwards

Well, I never heard it said quite like that
It hit me in the face 'cause that's where I'm at
I almost fell flat out on the floor
He said, "Wait a minute, that's not all
There's even more."

You get your mind back
You get your nerves back
Your first heart attack back
You get your pride back

You get your life back
You get your first real love back
You get your big screen TV, a DVD
And a washing machine

You get the pond, and the lawn
And the bail, and the mower
You go back where you don't know her
It sounds a little crazy

A little scattered and absurd
But that's what you get
When you play a country song backwards
Oh play that song!

We sat there and shot the bull
About how it would be
If we could turn it all around
And change this C-R-A-P

You get your house back
You get your dog back
You get your best friend Jack back
You get your truck back

You get your hair back
You get your first and second wives back
Your front porch swing
Your pretty little thing

Your bling, bling, bling and a diamond ring
You get your farm, and the barn
And the boat, and the Harley
First night in jail with Charlie
You get your mind back

You get your nerves back
Your first heart attack back
You get your pride back
You get your life back

You get your first real love back
You get your big screen TV, a DVD
And a washing machine
You get the pond, and the lawn

And the bail, and the mower
You go back where you don't know her
It sounds a little crazy
A little scattered and absurd

But that's what you get
When you play a country song backwards

I Feel Bad

length: 3:19
writer: Wendell Mobley, Jason Sellers, Neil Thrasher
I should be out in that driveway stopping you
Tears should me rolling down my cheek
And I don't know why I'm not falling apart like I usually do
And how the thought of losing you is not killin' me
I feel bad...

That I can stand here strong
Cold as stone
Seems so wrong
I can't explain it
Maybe it's just
I've cried so much
I'm tired, and I'm numb
Baby, I hate it
I feel bad
That I don't feel bad

I could let myself be angry over wasted time
Sad about just throwing love away
Yeah, I almost wish my heart was breakin'
But I can't lie
All I want to do is turn the page
I feel bad...

That I can stand here strong
Cold as stone
Seems so wrong
I can't explain it
Maybe it's just
I've cried so much
I'm tired, and I'm numb
Baby, I hate it
I feel bad
That I don't feel bitter, alone
(It's time to...) I just feel it's time
It's time to move on
I just got to move on, and on, and on, and on

Yeah

Maybe it's just
I've cried so much
I'm tired, and I'm numb
Oh baby, I hate it
I feel bad
That I don't feel bad
No, I don't feel bad

My Wish

length: 4:07
writer: Jeffrey Steele, Steve Robson
I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you wanna go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.
But more than anything, more than anything

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but you never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you live,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And always give more than you take.
But more than anything, yeah, more than anything

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish. Yeah, yeah.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish (my wish, for you).

This is my wish (my wish, for you)
I hope you know somebody loves you (my wish, for you).
May all your dreams stay big (my wish, for you)

Pieces

length: 4:08
writer: Monty Powell, Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox
From the moment that we met
My world was turned around
Upside down
To some degree I still regret

My memory
For keeping you around
Girl, I thought that you were mine
But my broken heart's been

Shattered
One too many times

And I don't wanna see you anymore
I'm just not that strong
I love it when you're here
But I'm better when you're gone

I'm certain that I've given
And, oh, how you can take
There's no use in you lookin'
There's nothin' left for you to break

Baby, please release me
Let my heart rest in pieces, in pieces

Someone let you down again
So you turn to me
Your convenient friend
Oh, but I know what you're doin'

And what you hope to find
I've seen it a thousand times
All the fire we had before
Are now just bitter ashes
Left scattered on the floor

And I don't wanna see you anymore
I'm just not that strong
I love it when you're here
But I'm better when you're gone

I'm certain that I've given
And, oh, how you can take
There's no use in you lookin'
There's nothin' left for you to break

Baby, please release me
Let my heart rest in pieces, yeah

I don't wanna see you anymore
I'm just not that strong
I love it when you're here, baby
But I'm better when you're gone

I'm certain that I've given
And, oh, how you can take
There's no use in you lookin'
There's nothin' left for you to break

Baby, please release me
We both know that you don't need me (You don't need me)
Let my heart rest in pieces, in pieces
Let it rest

Yes I Do

length: 4:17
writer: Wally Wilson, Jimmy Yeary
Ooo, ooo, ooo

Do I cry in the night?
Do I long to hold you tight?
Do I wake wanting you?
Yes I do

Do I recall every day
How you took my breath away?
Do I remember loving you?
Yes I do

[Chorus]
Yes, I do dream of all we had together
Yes it's true we lost it all forever?
Do I pray, anyway?
Yes I do

I don't live in the past
Wanting love that wouldn't last
And I don't ache like I used to
Yes I do

[Chorus: x 2]

Yes I do
Do I pray?
Yes, I do dream of all we had together

Yes I do
And yes, I do

To Make Her Love Me

length: 4:09
writer: Wendell Mobley, Jay DeMarcus, Neil Thrasher
You waved your hand and it was done
Said, "Let it be" and there it was
A mountain so high, it broke through the sky
A canyon so deep, it'd bring a man to his knees

[Chorus]
I've seen what you can do
I've seen you make miracles and hopeless dreams come true
You made the heavens and the stars
Everything; come on, how hard could it be
To make her love me?

I said some things I shouldn't have
Tried everything to win her back
I'm human, I messed up
Is she gone? Are we done?
Forgiveness, another chance
That's all I want
It's in your hands

[Chorus: x 2]

To make her love me, yeah, yeah

To make her love me, ooo, ooo, ooo

Words I Couldn't Say

length: 4:36
writer: Steve Robson, Tammi Kidd, Gregory Becker
In a book in a box in the closet
In a line in a song I once heard
In a moment on a front porch late one June
In a breath inside a whisper beneath the moon

There it was at the tip of my fingers
There it was on the tip of my tongue
There you were, and I had never been that far
There it was: the whole world wrapped inside my arms
And I let it all slip away

[Chorus]
What do I do now that you're gone?
No back up plan, no second chance
And no one else to blame
All I can hear in the silence that remains
Are the words I couldn't say

There's a rain that'll never stop falling
There's a wall that I've tried to take down
What I should've said just wouldn't pass my lips
So I held back, and now we've come to this
And it's too late now

[Chorus]

Are the words I couldn't say

I should have found a way to tell you how I felt
Now the only one I'm tellin' is myself

[Chorus]

What do I do, what do I say?
And no one else to blame
All I can hear in the silence that remains
Are the words I couldn't say

Me and My Gang

length: 3:38
writer: Tony Mullins, Jeffrey Steele, Jon Stone
Way on down to Southern Alabama
With the guitars jamming
That's where we're headed
Straight up to Butte, Montana

Singin' "Lord, I was born a ramblin' man"
California to Oregon
Even New York City
Got one or two hillbillies
Ready to hit the road

It's a brother and a sister kind of thing
Raise up your hands if you all wanna hang with
Me and my gang
We live to ride, we ride to live

Me and my gang
Jump on that train
Grab hold of them reins
We're gonna rock this thing

**** this thing
Me and my gang, yeah
Yeah, me and my gang

We got hippies, gypsies, freaks and geeks
High class women in daisy duke denim
Bangin' on gongs and singing our songs
Dude named Elrock jammin' on an I-Pod

Beer and bonfires
Wide open throttle, Coors in a bottle
It's all for one and one for all, y'all

It's a brother and a sister kind of thing
Raise up your hands if you all wanna hang with
Me and my gang
We live to ride, we ride to live
Me and my gang

Jump on that train
Grab hold of them reins
We're gonna rock this thing
**** this thing
Me and my gang, yeah, woo!

It's a brother and a sister kind of thing
Raise up your hands if you all wanna hang
With me and my gang
We live to ride, we ride to live

Me and my gang
Jump on that train
Grab hold of them reins
We're gonna rock this thing

**** this thing
Yeah

Yeah, me and my gang
Jump on that train
Woo!
Grab hold of them reins, baby

Cool Thing

length: 3:52
writer: Wendell Mobley, Joe Don Rooney, Neil Thrasher
We were wrapped up in a blanket
Red wine buzz kickin' in
A little Sarasota moonlight
Driftwood fire burnin'

She was on break from Ohio State
And I was down there sellin' para sail rides
Just another summer day
'Til I strapped her in and watched her fly

Talk about a sunset
All I could see were purples and reds
And her silhouette wavin' goodbye
She didn't come there lookin' for love

And the cool thing was
Neither did I
And neither did I

She dipped down in the water
As I slowed down, holdin' that line
Wet t-shirt on a two piece
We ditched that boat and hung outside

And we walked ankle deep in ocean
You know that place where footprints disappear
Just like that evenin' she drove away
It'll be burned in my mind for a million years

Talk about a sunset
All I could see were purples and reds
And her silhouette wavin' goodbye
She didn't come there lookin' for love
And the cool thing was
Neither did I

Talk about a sunset
All I could see were purples and reds
And her silhouette wavin' goodbye
She didn't come there lookin' for love

And the cool thing was
Neither did I
But neither did I

Ellsworth

length: 4:02
writer: Wendell Mobley, Michael Dulaney, Neil Thrasher
Grandma burned the biscuits
Nearly took the house down with it
Now she's in assisted livin'
We all knew that day would come

We knew she was too gone to drive
The day she parked on I-65
Found her on the shoulder cryin'
She didn't know where she was

It's like her mind just quit
Oh, but bring up Grandpa
It's like someone flipped a switch

A front porch light and a blue DeSoto
Couple of straws in a Coca-Cola
You could see it all goin' down
A handsome boy in army green

A tear on his face, down on a knee
Shaky voice, a diamond ring
She'll put you in that town
Tomorrow she won't remember what she did today
But just ask her about Ellsworth, Kansas, 1948

She takes out his medals
A cigar box of letters
Sits and scatters pictures
Black and whites of days gone by

We started losing her when she lost him
But to hear her carry on
You'd swear she's seventeen again

Football games and leaves are cracklin'
Walking her home in his leather jacket
You can see it all goin' down
A perfect night on a front porch glider

Sayin' goodnight for the next three hours
Her tired eyes grow wide and bright
When she talks about that town
Tomorrow she won't remember what she did today
But just ask her about Ellsworth, Kansas, 1948

While the world is fading all around her
Sharin' a sundae at the counter
He's goin' on and on about her

Bet she's right there right now
Tomorrow she won't remember what she did today
But just ask her about Ellsworth, Kansas, 1948

He Ain't the Leavin' Kind

length: 4:34
writer: Michael Dulaney, Neil Thrasher
They tried their best to drag him out
Of a courthouse down in Montgomery
And now they wanna kick him out of school
And take him off our money
They can take those words off of paper and stone
But he ain't gone, no

[Chorus]
He ain't the leavin' kind
He'd never walk away
Even from those who don't believe
And wanna leave him behind
He ain't the leavin' kind

She stayed mad at him for a lot of years
For takin' her husband
Started losin' her faith and thinkin' that her life meant nothin'
But when she looks at those kids she raised all by herself
She knows she had some help, yeah, she knows

[Chorus]

No matter what you do
No matter where you go
He's always right there with you

Even from those you don't believe
And wanna leave him behind
He ain't the leavin' kind
No, no

(He ain't the leavin'...
He ain't the leavin' kind)
He ain't the leavin'...
(He ain't the leavin'...

He ain't the leavin' kind
He ain't the leavin' kind)
(He ain't the leavin'...
He ain't the leavin' kind)
He ain't the leavin' kind