Next Big Thing Album

Artist(s): Vince Gill

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Vince Gill Next Big Thing Cover Art

Tracklist

Next Big Thing

length: 3:27

Things have changed in the modern world
It Makes it kinda crazy for a boy and girl
All a lot of noise on the radio
It really don't rock
It really don't roll
Well, a kid come along make the young girls swoon
They all put his picture in their pink bedrooms
They all hail the brand new king
Everybody's waiting for the next big thing
[Chorus]
Big cigars, diamond rings
Ridin' all around in a limousine
When you finally hit the top
Man you know what that means
Everybody's ready for the next big thing
For a little while
you can do no wrong
live it up son
cause it don't last long
There's always somebody
Waitin' in the wings
Thinking they're going to be the next big thing
[Chorus]
I'll get a cowboy hat
Some real tight jeans
Lose a little weight and
Get a bellybutton ring
You can stand back I'm a lean machine
Maybe I'm gonna be the next big thing
[Chorus]
Everybody's ready for the next big thing

She Never Makes Me Cry

length: 3:59
I saw an old lover today on the street
She said, "Do you remember how we used to be
On fire with that passion, we'd burn down those nights?"
No I haven't forgotten how we used to fight

I finally got married and settled on down
Yeah she's a preachers daughter in a sleepy little town
Does she make you laugh since we said goodbye?
No she ain't that funny but she never makes me cry

She never makes me cry like you used to
There's nothing about her that reminds me of you
I promise I don't see your face when I look in her eyes
And she never makes me cry

Does she make you beg for her love in the night?
No, she ain't that selfish and she never makes me cry

She never makes me cry like you used to
There's nothing about her that reminds me of you
I promise I don't see your face when I look in her eyes

She never makes me wonder when she's coming home
There's something about her like I've never known
It's been nice to see you but now I must say goodbye
She never makes me cry, she never makes me cry, no, no

She never makes me cry
She never makes me cry

Don’t Let Her Get Away

length: 3:10
We've been up
All night long
Trying to solve a problem
Hell it's almost dawn
Ain't no time for sleepin'
If our love is wearin' thin
'Cause I ain't givin' up
And you ain't givin' in

Don't let our love start slippin'
Love start slippin' away
'Cause the life we've been livin'
Gets harder everyday
Don't let our love start slippin'
Love start slippin' away

A wounded love
Walks a real thin line
And no communication
Will kill it every time
So open up your heart
Baby we can work it out
'Cause we've got the kind of love
People dream about

Don't let our love start slippin'
Love start slippin' away
'Cause the life we've been livin'
Gets harder everyday
Don't let our love start slippin'
Love start slippin' away

It's past the point of right or wrong
Let's find a way to just hold on

Someday

length: 3:40
I wipe a tear away
As I give up this day
Wondering if I'll ever find someone
When I close my eyes and dream
These are the words I'm whispering
Someday, love will come.

I won't have a doubt
My head up in the cloud
And certain as the morning sun
I will always believe there is somebody just for me
Someday, love will come.

[Chorus]
Someday
After all these nights of waiting
And someday
I'll find a chance worth taking
Saving me
From waking up alone
My heart will find a home
Someday.

And she'll be so beautiful
The sweetest miracle
Someday, love will come.

[Chorus]

And when I close my eyes and dream
These are the words I'm whispering
Someday, love will comeâ?¦
Someday, love will come.

These Broken Hearts

length: 4:57
Baby, let's just say farewell
Baby, let's just both give in
No, it's not too hard to tell
The walls are closin' in

Oh, it's time to say goodbye
And put this in the past
Even though I know we tried
To save the best for last

[Chorus:]
I guess nothin' stays the same
Still the memories remain
We need all the sweet forgiveness we can find
There's a sadness in the wind
Oh, I wish you well my friend
Only time will mend these broken hearts again

I don't know what's left to say
I don't know where we went wrong
When I watch you walk away
I'll miss you when you're gone

Baby, shed a tear for me
And I'll shed a tear for you
Oh, let's set this heartache free
And in time we'll make it through, well

[Chorus]

There's a sadness in the wind
Oh, I wish you well my friend
Only time will mend these broken hearts again

We Had It All

length: 4:05
We closed down the border cantina
And drank margaritas till dawn
You were my sweet senorita
And I was your handsome Don Juan

We danced like there was no tomorrow
We laughed and we lived and we loved
That moment in time that we borrowed
Never did last long enough

[Chorus:]
Yeah, we had it all going our way for a little while
We had it all right in the palm of our hands
We had it all going our way for a little while
Oh, how I wish we could go back there again

We thought we were too young to marry
Slowly we drifted apart
Well baby, I miss you like crazy
Those memories still burn in my heart

Oh, let's find a way to rekindle
That flame that burned long ago
These days just can't hold a candle
To those sweet nights in old Mexico

[Chorus: Repeat 3X]

Young Man’s Town

length: 4:34
I wake up one morning and it's passed you by
You don't know when and you don't know why
I feel like an old memory hangin' round
And man, we've got to face it, it's a young man's town

I knew this day was comin' all along
Some why ***** an' moan and say they done you wrong
Just teach 'em what you know and pass it on down
'Cause man, you gotta face it, it's a young man's town

It's a young man's town
Full of young man's dreams
And all God's children gotta learn to spread their wings
And sometimes you gotta stand back
And watch 'em burn it to the ground
Even though you built it, it's a young man's town

You always seem to be the last to know
Man, that's just the way that the story goes
There's nothin' you can do when the fields have turned brown
An' man, you gotta face it, it's a young man's town

It's a young man's town
Full of young man's dreams
And all God's children gotta learn to spread their wings
And sometimes you gotta stand back
And watch 'em burn it to the ground
Even though you built it, it's a young man's town

Sometimes you gotta stand back
And watch 'em burn it to the ground
Even though you built it, it's a young man's town

It's a young man's town

Real Mean Bottle

length: 3:20
No man ever sounded so lonesome
No man ever made you feel such pain
Lord, it must have been a real mean bottle
That made you sing that way

The stories you told about prison
About a young man gone astray
Lord, it must have been a real mean bottle
That made you write the songs that way

A real mean bottle poured straight from the devil
It's a miracle you're standin' here today
A real mean bottle made you such a rebel
Must've been a real mean bottle made you sing that way

You spent most all your life with strangers
With a ramblin' fever in your veins
Hag, it must have been a real mean bottle
That made you play the blues that way

A real mean bottle poured straight from the devil
It's a miracle you're standin' here today
A real mean bottle made you such a rebel
It must've been a real mean bottle made you sing that way

A real mean bottle poured straight from the devil
It must've been a real mean bottle made you sing that way

Whippoorwill River

length: 5:49
My dad was a man
With two hard workin' hands
He always took time out for me
Well, I'd come home from school
Load up that canoe
He'd say, "What's the bet gonna be?"

We'd float that boat down old Whippoorwill River
Catch us a big one or two
Well, he taught me about life
And its simple pleasures
And whatever else that he knew.

Then I met a girl
With a head full of curls
A pure and innocent heart
Oh, I knew she was the one
And when weekends would come
Wild horses couldn't keep us apart.

We'd run those ponies down Whippoorwill River
And I'd steal a sweet kiss or two
She taught me about love
And its simple pleasures
And whatever else that she knew.

Well, I married that girl
And we have a song
And he looks like my daddy used to
Oh, his mom and I
Always find time
To do things that he likes to do.

Well, he loves to go fishing on Whippoorwill River
And ride in his grandad's canoe
We teach hima bout life
And its simple pleasures
And pass down a memory or two.

Yeah, he loves to go fishing on Whippoorwill River
And catch him a big one or two
He's learning about life
And its simple pleasures
And making a memory or two.

Ooh...

The Sun’s Gonna Shine on You

length: 3:22
Well, it ain't hard to see you've got the blues
Come hold on to me, and I'll comfort you
A pretty little angel with a heavy heart
Well, tryin' to carry on is the hardest part.

Love will fool ya, it'll do you wrong
Shout hallelujah when the clouds are gone
'Cause you know pretty baby, the sun's gonna shine on you
The sun's gonna shine on you.

I miss that little sparkle on your face
That pretty little smile that has been replaced
Have a little faith, baby just be still
'Cause things are gonna be just the way they will.

Love will fool ya, it'll do you wrong
Shout hallelujah when the clouds are gone
'Cause you know pretty baby, when you ain't lookin'
The sun's gonna shine on you.
The sun's gonna shine on you.

Love will fool ya, it'll do you wrong
Shout hallelujah when the clouds are gone
'Cause you know pretty baby, when you ain't lookin'
And you ain't ready, the sun's gonna shine on you
The sun's gonna shine on you...

From Where I Stand

length: 3:43
Oh, I'm drawn to you
Like a burnin' flame
But somebody's waitin'
That bears my name
Oh, Lord knows I'd love to love you
Cause you know I'm just a man
But I can't
Not from where I stand.

You see I made a promise
When I put on that rign
And I plan to kep it, babe
It's a sacred thing
Well, heaven knows I'm tempted
I hope you understand
That I can't
Not from where I stand.

[Repeat: x2]
Oh, from where I stand
There's a golden band
And I swear I couldn't stand
To lose it all
So, I better run
While I still can
Cause I can't, babe
Not from where I stand.

No I can't, not from where I stand
Yeah, not from where I stand

You Ain’t Foolin’ Nobody

length: 3:52
Why don't you come clean, baby
I know what you're goin' through
You must think I'm some kind of crazy
Well, honey I'm just worried 'bout you.

You look so much like your mama
And I'm sorry for you that she's gone
And if she was here she sould tell ya
Don't lose sight of what's right or what's wrong.

'Cause you ain't foolin' nobody
'Cause baby, the talk gets around
You ain't foolin' nobody
'Cause you're lovin' in this one horse town.

Well, I hope your conscience is listening
When you're out runnin' at night
All it takes is one bad decision
To haunt you the rest of your life.

'Cause you ain't foolin' nobody
'Cause baby, the talk gets around
You ain't foolin' nobody
'Cause you're lovin' in this one horse town.

'Cause you ain't foolin' nobody
'Cause baby, the talk gets around
You ain't foolin' nobody
'Cause you're lovin' in this one horse town...

Old Time Fiddle

length: 2:50
I wanna hear an old time fiddle
Play an old time fiddle song
I might even drink just a little
If you play 'Little Jolie Blon'
If you're lookin' or me
I'm liable to be
In the middle of the ol' dance floor
I wanna hear an old time fiddle
Like you never get to hear anymore

[Chorus:]
I wanna throw down on a hoe down
Hanging with the people I know
Hear the sweet sound
Of a breakdown
When you put a little rosin on the bow
Y'all come on over when the sun goes down
Bang on the ol' screen door
I wanna hear an old time fiddle
Like you never get to hear anymore

I miss ol' Herman Stover
Playin' Listen To The Mockingbird
It was Piedmont, Oklahoma
It was the sweetest sound I ever heard
Skinny ol' man in a cowboy band
You could barely get the people in the door
I wanna hear an old time fiddle
Like you never get to hear anymore

I wanna throw down on a hoe down
Hanging with the people I know
Hear the sweet sound
Of a breakdown
When you put a little rosin on the bow
Play diggy diggy li
Diggy diggy lo
The a little Cotten-Eyed Joe
I wanna hear an old time fiddle
Like you never get to hear anymore.

[Chorus:]

Y'all come on over when the sun goes down
Bang on the ol' screen door
I wanna hear an old time fiddle
Like you never get to hear anymore...

Without You

length: 3:12
Everytime I look into the mirror
I swear that I don't see the things you do
You say it couldn't be any clearer
And all I can see is me without you

[Chorus]
Without you trying to change me
With you trying to take me
And turn me into someone you once knew
Without you trying to make me
Without you trying to break me

All I can see is me without you
When you slipped that little ring around my finger
you smiled and said your wilder days are through
Well, I've got a real bad case of rambling fever
And all I can see is me without you

[Chorus: x 2]

All I can see is me without you

Two Hearts

length: 4:04
There's a man drinkin' whiskey in a barroom
He's nursin' a broken heart
There's a woman at a table
With her own brand of misery
Cryin' in the dark.

[Chorus]
Will two hearts make on tonight
Will somebody lost fond someone who's lost
Will strangers info comfort
In the cold neon light
Will two hearts make one tonight.

Oh, there's just a waitress between them
They're so close to finding their dreams
They're just one dance away
From easing the pain
Of coming apart at the seams.

[Chorus: x2]

Will two hears make one tonight

This Old Guitar and Me

length: 3:54
This old guitar and me
And the things that we've been through
C.F. Martin built him
Back in nineteen forty-two

I remember when we met
I was only seventeen
I spent all my college money
On a half a dozen strings

I thought my folks would kill me
I found out I was wrong
They said your future's written on your face
When you sing those travelin' songs

So we headed for Kentucky
With a suitcase full of dreams
My rough-out books, a few T-shirts
A worn out pair of jeans, ooh

This old guitar and me
We spent a lot of nights alone
Well, sometimes we'd get lucky
And take bar maid home

One night stands for breakfast
Two strangers with the blues
We'd wake up in the morning
And both feel a little used

Well, home was just a highway
We'd roam from town to town
Just me and that old flattop
Not caring where we're bound

From Maine to California
With a five piece travelin' band
Singin' songs about the hard times
That face the common man, ooh

This old guitar and me
Lord, we did the best we could
One was born a sinner
And one a piece of wood

God sent a wooden angel
To guide me on my way
We were meant to be together
Until my dyin' day

Well, now my dearest old companion
Lies underneath my bed
Well, our travelin' days are over
Man, but the memories fill my head

Well, I've settled with my family
Here in the hills of Tennessee
To teach my children's children
'Bout this old guitar and me, ooh

In These Last Few Days

length: 3:39
An' we should get together an' talk about old times.
An' put the past behind us before life slips away.
I been thinkin' 'bout you in these last few days.

In these last few days, I have felt my age.
I wish that I was younger, but time has turned the page.
I sure miss the water and the rhythm of the waves.
I've been feelin' fragile in these last few days.

But I have been a father, a husband and a son.
Lookin' back is bitter sweet now that my race has run.
I've tried to be a witness from the cradle to the grave.
Time has felt so precious in these last few days.

Instrumental break.

In these last few days, I have seen the light.
And I'll be waitin' for you on the other side.
My old friend, I love you: that's really all there's left to say.
Lay down here beside me in these last few days.

My old friend, I'll miss you, but I'm trying to be brave.
Lay down here beside me in these last few days.