Guitar Slinger Album

Artist(s): Vince Gill

Cover Art

Vince Gill Guitar Slinger Cover Art

Tracklist

Guitar Slinger

length: 4:05

Well, I'm a funky low-down easy guitar slinger
Big drinker and honky-tonk and western swinger
When it comes to love then I ain't no beginner
I will drive girls crazy with just one finger

Well my daddy said "Son you're just wastin' time
You're never ever gonna make one thin dime"
It wasn't hard for me to see all I was ever gonna be
Was a guitar slinger

Well, I was living the life of a guitar slinger
Womens and wine and whiskey for dinner
Oh, I knew I was in trouble the first time I seen her
I went and married that contemporary Christian singer.
Yes I did

Well now I run for home when it's closing time
I read my Holy Bible and I walk the mile
I can't wait to see what my baby's gonna do to me
A little guitar slinger

Well, there's a few licks left in this guitar slinger
Even though half of my stuff's in the Cumberland River
Well, now all I really need is just one six stringer
Yeah, I might have slowed down a little but buddy, I can still bring her.

Hell I'ma gonna show her when it's party time
See everybody dancin' and we'll feel so fine
If y'all just show up and shift for me I swear I'll play for free
I'll be your guitar slinger
Yeah I'll be your little guitar slinger baby

Tell Me Fool

length: 4:03
She said she loved you,
In front of God and her mother.
So why you're out there,
With your arms around another?

Tell me fool (Tell me fool)
What did she ever do to you?

She had your babies,
And she keeps them safe at night.
You chase the ladies,
Thinking everything's alright.

So tell me fool (Tell me fool)
What did she ever do to you?

You made a promise,
When you put on that ring.
Well, does your conscience,
Make you feel anything?

Tell me fool (Tell me fool)
What did she ever do to you?

She keeps the fire in this warmin' home
Waitin' all alone
Listenin' for you to hit that door.

Ooh but you come beggin' in,
Telling lies again.
She's heard em all,
She's heard em all a million times before.

You think you're something,
The way you lie about it all.
The truth is comin',
The other shoe is gonna fall, yes it is.

So tell me fool (Tell me fool)
What did she ever do to you?

You made a promise,
When you put on that ring.
Well, does your conscience,
Make you feel anything?

Tell me fool (Tell me fool)
What did she ever do to you?
Yeah, tell me fool (Tell me fool)
What did she ever do to you?
Tell me fool (Tell me fool)
What did she ever do to you?

Threaten Me With Heaven

length: 5:29
I can see the tears upon your face, no hiding place
And you're afraid that soon I will be gone, but time will still go on
You're searching for the answers you can find, all in good time

What's the worst thing that can happen,
If they say my time is through
Can they take away the love,
Or they years I've shared with you
What's the worst thing that can happen,
That's the worst that they can do

Threaten me with Heaven, it's all they can do
Threaten me with Heaven, if they want to
Threaten me with Heaven, I believe that it's true
Threaten me with Heaven, I'll be waiting on you

I hear angels through the window pane, calling my name
Someday when they carve my name in stone, I won't be, I won't be alone
If by chance a miracle appears, I'll dry up your tears

What's the worst thing that can happen,
If they say my time is through
Can they take away the love,
Or the years I've shared with you
What's the worst thing that can happen,
What's the worst that they can do

Threaten me with Heaven, it's all they can do
Threaten me with Heaven, if they want to
Threaten me with Heaven, I believe that it's true
Threaten me with Heaven, I'll be waiting on you

What's the worst thing that can happen,
What's the worst that they can do
Threaten me with Heaven, that's all they can do
Threaten me with Heaven, ooh, I'll be waiting on you

Threaten me with Heaven
Threaten me with Heaven
Threaten me with Heaven

When the Lady Sings the Blues

length: 4:33
When this old world gets the, the best of me
Life don't come quite so easily
The only thing that brings a little piece to me
Is when the lady sings the blues

The world keeps knocking on my front door
I just can't see to pay the rent no more
The one thing that I keep longing for
Is when the lady sings the blues

Singing 'bout the hard time, standing in the silver line
Praying help is on the way
Feeling kind of helpless, hoping for some kindness
Waiting on that sunshiny day

Just when I think I'm gonna, gonna come on wild
Feels like the walls just start toppling down
The one thing that keeps me hanging around
Is when the lady sings the blues

Singing 'bout the hard time, standing in the silver line
Praying help is on the way
Feeling kind of helpless, hoping for some kindness
Waiting on that sunshiny day

'Good Morning Heartache' by Lady Day
'God Bless The Child' who chased my blues away
And 'Ain't Nobody's Business' gonna get me through
When the lady sings the blues

Ain't it nice what a little moonlight can do
When the lady sings the blues
When the lady sings the blues
When the lady sings the blues

Who Woulden't Fall in Love With You

length: 4:56
You catch every eye,
Girl when you pass by,
There ain't no wavin' you don't know.
Look at the way you shine,
You've got this heart of mine
Beating so it won't let go.

Who wouldn't fall in love with you?
The moment you walk in the room,
I know for me it'd be impossible to do
Who wouldn't fall in love with you?

Seems like you've always been,
Everyone's best friend,
The kind your folks would talk about.
A smile I just can't miss,
The kind you can't resist,
Just one kiss there'd be no doubt.

Who wouldn't fall in love with you?
The moment you walk in the room,
I know for me it'd be impossible to do
Who wouldn't fall in love with you?

Who wouldn't fall in love with you?
The moment you walk in the room,
I know for me it'd be impossible to do
Who wouldn't fall in love with you?
Who wouldn't fall in love with you?

When Lonely Comes Around

length: 3:45
Every morning starts the same old way
Same story just a different day
You think of her even though she's gone
It's never easy moving on

You see her face in every picture frame
Her voice whispering your name
Only memories remain
She's never coming back again

[Chorus]
You can hide the pain for a little while
Sunlight feels like rain
Still you try to smile
'Cause nothing's gonna get you down
'Til silence is the only sound
That's when lonely comes around

Turn up the TV and the radio
Call somebody on the other coast
Stay up all night and walk around all day
Chasing her ghost away

Change your attitude and cut your hair
Try to act like you just don't care
Anything to keep her off your mind
Any way to keep on killing time

[Chorus]

And nothing's gonna get you down
'Til silence is the only sound
That's when lonely comes around

No nothing's gonna get you down
'Til silence is the only sound
That's when lonely comes around

True Love

length: 4:43
No one ever told me
During all those tears I cried
That one day you would hold me
I just kept hoping inside

True love was waiting
True love would find me in time
True love was waiting
Your love would finally be mine

No one ever showed me
Such care and tenderness
Baby you know me
And what moves me the best

It's true love waiting
It's true love making up for lost time
It's true love waiting
Your love it's finally mine

And I can't erase these lines on my face
But I'd turn back time if I could
But all the years wanting, the desperate longing,
Are maybe what makes this so good

True love, waiting
True love that found us in time
True love is waiting
Your love is finally mine

True love is waiting
Your love is finally mine

Bread and Water

length: 4:43
One night he wandered into that old mission
The one out on the poor side of town
He really had no interest in salvation
Just a place to lay his drunk ole body down

He said, Ma'am I sure am hungry
And I don't have a penny to my name
Lord knows I hadn't worked in a month of Sundays
I'm dirty, dead broke and so ashamed

I need bread and water, ma'am that's all I need
Bread and water, and a place to rest my feet
I ain't too proud to get down on my knees
For bread and water's free

She said, you're always welcome at this table
Said, brother you look like you could use a friend
And there's no need to beg if you're not able
'Cause even Jesus was a homeless man

Well she opened up the Word and started reading
About the Savior and the woman at the well
Said it ain't for me to judge this life you're leading
There's only two things can save your soul from hell

It's bread and water, man that's all you need
Bread and water, and a place to rest your feet
If you ain't too proud to get down on your knees
The bread and water's free

When he bowed his head he kinda choked up
They spoke every word of our Lord's Prayer
He closed his eyes and never woke up
He'll find bread and water waiting there

Bread and water, man that's all you need
Bread and water, a place to rest your feet
Bread and water, man that's all you need
Bread and water, brother just believe
If you ain't too proud to get down on your knees
The bread and water's free
Bread and water's free

Billy Paul

length: 3:51
[Chorus]
What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?
Was it true love or too much alcohol?
Was your back all the way against the wall?
What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?

You were my friend for nearly twenty years
You loved my dirty jokes and ice cold beer
Tonight my eyes are filling up with tears
'Cause it'll never be the same without you here

When your picture cam across the evening news
Said they found a woman dead up in your room
Well I hit my knees and prayed it wasn't true
Man it killed me when I found out it was you

[Chorus]

Now I've seen you at your best and now your worst
The best of you is what I'll remember first
We'll read your momma's favorite Bible verse
And then watch you ride away in that old hearse

Well I know you're ashamed for what you done
The only choice you thought you had was just to run
Pride always gets the best of everyone
True forgiveness lies with the Father and the Son

What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?
Did you think you couldn't face those prison walls?
Why'd you have to go and end it all?
What made you go crazy, Billy Paul?

[Chorus]

The Old Lucky Diamond Motel

length: 3:38
Out on Route 66, way back in the sticks
Out on the old Chisolm trail
Just east of El Reno next to Ted's Escondido
Sat the old Lucky Diamond Motel

Lucille and Madonna slinging cheese enchiladas
Chain smoking non-filtered Pall Malls
Old men shooting pool and cursing like fools
At the old Lucky Diamond Motel

[Chorus]
Yeah the old Lucky Diamond, Lucky Diamond Motel
The Queen of the old mother road
There's color TV and the kids eat for free
At the old Lucky Diamond Motel

There's air streams and truckers and two timing lovers
Teenagers out raising hell
There's cowboys and Shriners and old five and dimers
At the old Lucky Diamond Motel

Room 23 was the first time for me
A stripper named Rita Cantrell
I spent all of my money on that sweet Spanish honey
At the old Lucky Diamond Motel

[Chorus]

Oh the sign said, we doze but we never do close
I remember her red dress so well
Old Rita's passed on, the neon sign's gone
At the old Lucky Diamond Motel

There's a big wrecking ball
Just tore down the wall, a piece of America fell
Now I'm all for progress, but God knows that I miss
The old Lucky Diamond Motel

[Chorus x2]

If I Die

length: 3:39
If I die a drinkin', I won't feel much pain
'Cause Lord we all got demons that drive us all insane
I'll die just like my daddy with a bottle in my hand
So if I die a drinkin', that's just who I am

If I die a cheatin' in the arms of another's girl
If in a fit of rage and jealousy, he takes me from this world
I can't say I'd blame him, I'd probably do the same
So if I die a cheatin', I'll live with the shame

If I die a singer of some old lonesome song
We're all drawn to heartache when someone's done you wrong
The last song I'll be playin' is “When the Saints Go Marching In”
So if I die a singing, Lord, my song will never end

If I die a prayin' to Jesus on my knees
Everyone I've ever loved will be waiting there for me
The dirt can have my body but the Lord He owns my soul
So if I die a praying, Lord, I ain't afraid to go
If I die a praying, Lord, I ain't afraid to go

Buttermilk John (feat. The Time Jumpers)

length: 6:20
Now Buttermilk John played the steel guitar
It made a mournful sound
From the cotton fields of Arkansas
To the streets of that Nashville town

[Chorus]
Oh John, oh John, play all night long
Play till my tears run dry
Oh John, oh John, play one last song
Before you take that final ride

Now Buttermilk John sure loved Miss Jean
She never left his side
Was the sweetest love I've ever seen
The Holy Bible was their guide

[Chorus]

Now Buttermilk John was a godly man
I loved him like a son
Now he's gone on to the Glory Land
With Jesus he, he will run

[Chorus]

Oh John, oh John, play one last song
Before you take that final ride