Country Dreamer Album Lyrics

Old Oak And Chicory
by David Kraai

Wood stoves and Tijuana throws
Leather boots and a broken nose
Black cat's purr and jackets of sheep's fur
Bringing back the smell of old oak and chicory

Orange and white Christmas lights
Leon Russell and a sidewalk shuffle
Martin guitars and vintage bars
Bringing back the smell of old oak and chicory

Old oak makes you lonesome while
Chicory'll keep you up
All the miles on this old highway
Don't make it any easier to say, "Goodbye.
Goodbye, good luck."

Faded jeans and New Orleans
A star light and you at night
This hard hardened heart and one more false start
Bringing back the smell of old oak and chicory

These thoughts of home keep playing with my memory
They're bringing back the smell of old oak and chicory

Old oak makes you lonesome while
Chicory'll keep you up
All the miles on this old highway
Don't make it any easier to say, "Goodbye."
They don't make it easier to say, "Goodbye.
Goodbye, good luck."


Gettin' Dirty
by David Kraai

People living in the world we're in
Always thinking that it's such a sin
Gettin' dirty, gettin' dirty yeah

Like trippin' down to the creek at night
Skinny dippin' way out of sight is
Gettin' dirty, gettin' dirty yeah

But, sometimes
Oh yes, sometimes
Dirty is better

Going out for a spree on the town
After a long week you come unwound by
Gettin' dirty, gettin' dirty yeah

Screeching guitars late at night
And slapping that country bass just right
Gettin' dirty, gettin' dirty yeah

But, sometimes
Oh yes, sometimes
Dirty is better

But, Mama, my sweet Mama
She always told me, "Keep it clean."
But, Mama, oh that sweet Mama
Never knew what dirty could mean

Some rules were meant to break
Lots of people all they do it fake
Gettin' dirty, gettin' dirty yeah

Deep down we all know right from wrong
So I don't think it will be too long 'til we're
Gettin' dirty, gettin' dirty yeah

But, sometimes
Oh yes, sometimes
Dirty is better

But, Mama, my sweet Mama
Always told me, "Stay in line."
But, Mama, oh that sweet Mama
She don't know that we're doing fine

Oh, 'cause dirty is better
Yes, dirty is better

Well, sometimes
Oh yes, sometimes
And maybe even all the time
Dirty is better


American Darling
by David Kraai

Taking your time
Crossing the line
But you're doing fine

Moving slow
And letting 'em know
You can't let go

And this world would be better
If it would just let her
Come on down and be my...
American darling

Hurting within
From that original sin
You just can't win

When everyone sees
That you're down on your knees
Begging, "Please".

And this world would feel better
If it would just let her
Come on down and be my...
American darling

Yes, America's darling
Don't need
Nothing
But her hair
Blowing free
In the wind
Of emancipation
Waiting for the world
To come along
On the song
That she's singing today

So, welcome to town
I won't let you down
But you got to stick around

To see what can be
In this land of the free
Between you and me

And this world should know better
Than to not let her
Come on down and be my...
American darling

Yes, come on down and be my...
American darling


Paris, Texas Twice
by David Kraai

You were born with a silver spoon hanging from your hand
And I was born on a little patch of simple country land
Just because we didn't come from the same place and don't always see eye to eye
Doesn't mean you gotta leave me for some uptight Wall Street guy

So, the next time you want to drop me like something
You better think twice
'cause you might have been to Paris once
But I've been to Paris, Texas twice

Checkbooks, bankbooks, diamonds, crystal and pearls
All those things don't give you a soul in this living, this breathing world
And your greenbacks - they don't mean a thing, they sure as hell won't buy you love
So, lose that Swiss bank account instead and let's hop on the wings of a dove

And the next time you want to drop me like something
You better think twice
'cause you might have been to Paris once
But I've been to Paris, Texas twice

So, the next time you want to drop me like something
You better think twice
'cause you might have been to Paris once
But I've been to Paris, Texas
Yes, I've been to Paris, Texas Twice
Twice
Yes, I've been to Paris, Texas
Twice
Twice
Twice


Nothing Left To Save
by David Kraai

Cigarettes and prescription pills canít keep you from going crazy
Youíll find out just who you are when you get the chance to be lazy
Itís awful hard to live where you live and play the part of a star
Driving to hell and back at night in some past dead, cracked up car

So, letís let dreams die
We all got sins to erase
When you see your name on a grave
Thereís nothing that you can say
Thereís nothing left to save

Cocaine, pot, liquor and love are bound to make you sick
Still you gotta inhale Ďem all Ďcause they could really do the trick
Some folks are good and some folks are both but some folks they're just plain bad
Donít judge your lover by their friends or chances are that youíll be had

So, letís let dreams die
We all got sins to erase
When you see your name on a grave
Thereís nothing that you can say
Thereís nothing left to save

Thick skin is status quo, it'll keep you up to par
Being sensitive is oh so sweet except when it goes too far
Nobodyís perfect, this we know and can count on as a fact
Still you gotta go for it all to keep your dignity intact

So, letís let dreams die
We all got sins to erase
When you see your name on a grave
Thereís nothing that you can save

So, letís let dreams die
We all got sins to erase
When you see your name on a grave
Thereís nothing that you can say
Thereís nothing left to save


You Won't Find A Better Man (To Treat You Right)
by David Kraai

You can hop a flight, head to Paris
Head way up North, where it's light all through the night
Jump on a Greyhound and go straight out on us
But you won't find a better man to treat you right
No, you won't find a better man to treat you right

You can take back the times that you loved me
Move to a big city and even take the cats
Pretend it was wrong, when we never even had a fight
But you won't find a better man to treat you right
No, you won't find a better man to treat you right

Well, I know your sister - she didn't marry
And your folks gave up on you 'bout the time that you turned three
I'll spell it out for you one last time and hope you'll see the light
No, you won't find a better man to treat you right
No, you won't find a better man to treat you right
No, you won't find a better man to treat you right


Dreamin' With You
by David Kraai

I'm taking the long way home
Driving her real slow
Easin' 'er in
I seen that shooting star again

I'm dreamin' with you
Still dreamin' with you
I'm dreamin' with you
Wherever you are

Keepin' a real good home
And knowin' I'm not all alone
Goin' past the neighbors in town
Cruisin' with the top down

I'm dreamin' with you
Still dreamin' with you
I'm dreamin' with you
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
Wherever you are

While the winter winds are blowin'
While the autumn leaves keep glowin'
While the summer sun is shinin'
And each time spring starts climbin'

I'm dreamin' with you
Still dreamin' with you
I'm dreamin' with you
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
Wherever you are


Home Sweet Home
by David Kraai

Annie
Hey, Annie
Would you take a stand for me?
The land is changing
Through every pane I see
The cavalry coming
And turning hearts to stone
So, Annie
Hey, Annie
Please come back home

Well, I know it's hard keepin' off of the road
When that dirt is talkin' to ya, ya just do what you're told
And the horizon ahead will take you straight towards someplace
That's nothing like where you're from

Home
Home
Home sweet home
Home
Home
Your heart's supposed to be at home

So, Annie
Hey, Annie
Would you take a stand for me?
Now that the West's been won
Tell me, "What is it you see?"
'Cause around here things
Have been going down, down, down
So, Annie
Hey, Annie
Please come back to town

Home
Home
Home sweet home
Home
Home
Your heart's supposed to be at home

So, Annie
Hey, Annie
Would you take a stand for me?
Point your rifle in the sky
And set us free
Free from the chains
That ache inside our bones
So, Annie
Hey, Annie
Please come back home


Straight Shooter
by David Kraai

A bullet ricocheted off the wall and landed at my feet
Just like lies and half-truths you'll find 'em on every street
Nowadays folks will look you dead in the eye
Tell you just what you wanna hear right up until you die

So, I try to
Be a straight shooter
Shooting from the hip
You only get to live this once
Better open up your lips
And be a
Straight
A straight shooter

I picked up that bullet and put it in my pocket
Life will keep coming at you, ain't nothing you can do to stop it
Now, games were good and fun when we were kids running through the sun
But these lines and grey hairs, I keep track of every one

So, I try to
Be a straight shooter
Shooting from the hip
You only get to live this once
Better open up your lips
And be a
Straight
Straight shooter

Come on you straight shooters
And let me hear you say
All those things need fixing
We could put 'em back the right way
But, no matter where you go
As long as you've got some heart or soul
Yes, we need to know
That you can show that you are a...

Straight shooter
Shooting from the hip
We only get to live this once
Better open up our lips
And be a
Straight
A straight shooter
A straight shooter


Thatís Just The Way We Roll
by David Kraai

Step on into this here bar
Sit right down and rest your knees
We wonít get rowdy or hurt your ease
Yes, what we do is aim to please

Now, grab your honey and grab a beer
Drink it fast or drink it slow
No matter what you do, you need to know
To pull her close and dosey-doe

And I just gotta say
That we play this type of country both night and day
And by now, I guess you know
That thatís just, thatís just...
Thatís just the way we roll

We got pedal steel to the far right
To my right we got the bass
Our drummer is behind me
Stirring up the beats and keepiní the pace

Now, Iím just a long haired hippie
Yes, I like playiní harp in the rack
The man to my left sure plays a mean guitar
We each got each otherís back

And I just gotta say
That we serve up country right in each and every way
And by now, I bet you know
That thatís just, thatís just...
Thatís just the way we roll

So, please understand me
Weíre pleased as punch to be here
In case you had not noticed
We are just smilin' from ear to ear

Put on them honky-tonkiní shoes
And throw back that cup
Itís Friday night all weekend long
And weíre just getting warmed up

And I just gotta say
That we like it when you dance to the country music we play
And by now, I hope you know
That thatís just, thatís just...
Thatís just the way we roll



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