FLOOR IT

DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE MEASURES I HEARD A WISE MAN SAY
'CAUSE IN THE FACE OF CERTAIN DANGER YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOOK AWAY
LOCK EYES WITH YOUR RIVAL DON'T COMPROMISE SURVIVAL YOU'RE SURE TO HAVE THE UPPER HAND
PUT YOUR FOOT THROUGH THE FLOOR, HEAR THE ENGINE ROAR, DROP IT IN GEAR WITH THE DROP OF A HAND

GOTTA GET SOME SPACE BETWEN HIM AND ME
THE FINISH LINE IS ALL I WANT TO SEE
YOU'LL BE WAITING THERE ON THE OTHER SIDE
THEN YOU'RE IN FOR A HELL OF A RIDE

I'VE NEVER REALLY BEEN A DESPERATE MAN
WHITE KNUCKLES CLUTCHING THE WHEEL BUT I'M ALWAYS IN COMMAND
MAKE A PASS WITH MY FOOT ON THE GAS, FLOOR IT OUT OF THE GATE
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND I'M NOT THE KIND OF MAN TO LEAVE THINGS UP TO FATE

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REPEAT FIRST VERSE
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AMERICAN DREAM

I WAS LOOKING FOR SOME ANSWERS BUT ID DIDN'T KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN
I WAS ALL MIXED UP, I HAD RUN OUT OF LUCK BUT I HAD A COUPLE LESSONS I'D LEARNED
I TRUSTED NO ONE, I WAS COMING UNDONE, FALLING ABART AT THE SEAMS
I MET ONE LITTLE LADY WHO ACCEPTED MY CRAZY, TURNED OUT TO BE THE ONE FROM MY DREAMS

THE AMERICAN DREAM IS AN AMERICAN QUEEN
NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD COME TRUE
ALL MY RUNNIN' AND ALL MY FUNNIN'
LEAD ME DOWN THIS ROAD TO YOU

I WAS A LONLY LITTLE LOSER WITH THE HANDS OF A BRUISER GETTING TIRED OF THE FIGHT
WHEN SHE SAW THROUGH MY GAME AND SHE TOLD ME HER NAME AND I KNEW THAT I HAD TO MAKE IT RIGHT

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GET AWAY

I'VE ALWAYS FELT MORE LIKE A COUNTRY BOY
TRAPPED HERE IN THIS BIG OL' CITY
THOUGH I LIVE MORE LIKE A GYPSY NOW
STILL I WONDER IF YOU'D EVER EVEN MISS ME
IF I WERE TO GET AWAY
I THINK I NEED TO GET AWAY

SO I'M GONNA A HEAD OUT THIS LONG AND LONELY ROAD
TAKE A LITTLE TRIP SOMEWHERE I JUST DON'T KNOW
TRY TO FIND A LITTLE TIME TO FIND MY PEACE OF MIND
A LITTLE TIME ALL ON MY OWN TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S MINE
I'M GONNA GET AWAY
THINK I NEED TO GET AWAY

I AIN'T LOOKING FOR MY FREEDOM
BUT, LIVING ON THE STREETS AIN'T BAD IF YOU CAN CALL THE ROAD YOUR KINGDOM

GUITAR SOLO

YOU KNOW I'M GETTING TIRED OF LIVING IN THE CLUTTERED SPACE BETWEEN
BARELY GETTING BY AND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF MY DREAMS
SO I'M GONNA TOE THE LOAD AND TRY TO CARRY ON
HEAD INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN, INTO THE GREAT BEYOND
YEAH, I'M GONNA GET AWAY
THINK I NEED TO GET AWAY

I AIN'T LOOKING FOR MY FREEDOM
LIVING ON THE STREETS AIN'T BAD IF YOU CAN CALL THE ROAD YOUR KINGDOM!

 

THE DRAIN

I THINK MY WHISKEY GLASS IS BROKEN 'CAUSE MY MOUTH IS GETTING DRY
I SIT HERE AND STARE AT IT AND I START TO WONDER WHY
IT ALWAYS COMES UP EMPTY AND I WONDER WHO'S TO BLAME
THERE MUST BE A WHOLE IN THE BOTTOM OR SOME KIND OF DRAIN
I THINK THE WAITRESS HAS A FIX ON THE GLASSES AT THE BAR
THEY ALWAYS PULL THE SAME OL' TRICKS BUT I KNOW WHO THEY ARE
I'VE BEEN WATCHING THEM ALL NIGHT AS THEY RUN THAT LITTLE GAME
I'LL BE DAMNED IF I DON'T FIND A WAY TO PLUG THAT DRAIN

BARKEEP THERE MUST BE A WHOLE IN MY GLASS
'CAUSE I KEEP GETTING DRINKS BUT THEY'RE GOING TO DAMN FAST
HE POURS ME UP ANOTHER BUT IT WAS JUST THE SAME
AND I'LL BE DAMNED IF ALL MY WHISKEY WENT RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN

I THINK THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR IN THIS JOINT I'M SITTING IN
'CAUSE I'VE FALLEN FROM MY CHAIR AND THE ROOM'S BEGUN TO SPIN
AS I GET UP I WONDER WHY I DON'T FEEL NO PAIN
LOOKING UP AT THAT EMPTY GLASS, LORD, I THINK I FOUND THE DRAIN

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A GLASS IS HALF FULL KIND OF GUY
BUT NOW I STAND HERE SWAYING AS THE WALLS GO RACING BY
I THINK OF THE CONSPIRACY AND HOW I MIGHT BE TO BLAME
AND EVEN I'VE BEGUN TO SEE THAT MAYBE I'M THE DRAIN

 

LONESTAR STATE

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THE LONESTAR STATE, I'VE GOT THE SPACE SHUTTLE ON MY LICENSE PLATE AND A COWBOYS STICKER ON MY REAR WINDSHIELD
YOU COULD DRIVE AROUND FOR SEVERAL DAYS ON AN ENDLESS MAZE OF INTERSTATE WITHOUT CROSSING A SINGLE BORDER AND THAT'S FOR REAL
THE TEXAS RANGERS KILLED BONNIE AND CLYDE ON THAT FATEFUL DAY OF THEIR FINAL RIDE.
GUNNED 'EM DOWN RIGHT THERE ON THAT ROAD.

IF YOU SEE 'EM IN YOUR REAR VIEW MIRROR, I COULDN'T MAKE THIS ANY CLEARER, YOU DAMNED WELL BETTER DO JUST WHAT YOU'RE TOLD.

WE'VE GOT ZEIGENBACH AND ZZ TOP AND TEXAS ROCK THAT JUST WON'T STOP FROM ABILINE DOWN TO SAN ANTOPNE
BUT OF ALL THE BLUES BOYS THAT EVER MADE ANY NOISE, STEVIE RAY STILL HOLDS THE THRONE!

WE'VE GOT WAYLON AND WILLIE AND VINNIE AND DIME! EVEN JANICE LIVED ON TEXAS TIME...FROM ABILINE DOWN TO SAN ANTONE.
BUT OF ALL THE BLUES BOYS THAT EVER MADE ANY NOISE YOU KNOW STEVIE RAY STILL HOLDS THAT THRONE!

 

ROAD TRIP

IT'S ABOUT A THREE HOUR DRIVE TO NOWHERE
GOT THE COOLERS LOADED LEAVE THE WORRIES BEHIND
HEAD ON DOWN THAT HIGHWAY
AIN'T LOOKING FOR TROUBLE JUST A LITTLE PEACE OF MIND

IT'S A SUMMER RAIN ON AN OLD TIN ROOF
IT'S A THUNDERSTORM LIGHTING UP THE ROOM
IT'S A GOOD SOUTHERN COMFORT TO KEEP YOU WARM WHEN IT'S COLD
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...

THAT TEXAS SUN IS REALLY BEATING DOWN
RIDING HIGH BUT STAYING LOW
HEADED TO A LITTLE SLEEPY TOWN
WHERE THAT TEXAS MUSIC CREEPS NICE AND SLOW

IT'S A TENNESSEE WHISKEY IN A SMOKE FILLED ROOM
SWAMP MUSIC AND A DUSTY TUNE
AN OLD DO BRO PLAYIN' DELTA BLUES
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...

HAVE  ANOTHER DRINK
SPEND A LITTLE TIME
GET A LITTLE TASTE OF TEXAS ON THE COUNTY DIME

(GUITAR SOLO)

IT'S A SWEET LITTLE SOUND LIKE CAROLINE
IT'S A GEORGIA PEACH SIPPIN' REAL FINE WINE
IT'S A TASTE OF HONEY WITH THE MISSISSIPPI QUEEN
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...

HAVE ANOTHER DRINK
SPEND A LITTLE TIME
GET A LITTLE TASTE OF TEXAS ON THE COUNTY DIME

(GUITAR SOLO)

 

THE ODDS

WELL I'M TIRED AND I'M BROKEN
STILL NEVER MISS A BEAT
WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN
AND THE CARDS ALL FALL
I STILL LAND ON MY FEET
'CAUSE I'M AN OLD DOG LIVING LIKE AN ALLY CAT
WITH NOWHERE LEFT TO TURN
I MAY BE DOWN WHILE I'M OUT
BUT I'VE STILL GOT BRIDGES TO BURN

I GOT ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR
GETTING ON THAT TRAIN
NEED TO MAKE MY ESCAPE
BUT I GOT TIED UP IN THAT GAME
TRIED TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO GO
SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE WORKING
STILL GOT NOTHING TO SHOW

THE ODDS ARE IN MY FAVOR
'CAUSE IT SEEMS I'VE NEVER WON A HAND
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN A THING OR TWO ABOUT LOSING
BABY, I'M YOUR MAN!
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SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE

IF YOU DON'T DO SOMETHING NOTHING'S EVER GONNA CHANGE
IF YOU JUST PLAY ALONG WELL YOU'RE JUST APRT OF THE GAME
YOU'RE ONE OF THE PIECES, A PART OF THE STACK
WITH THE FLIP OF THE CARD THERE'LL BE NO TURNING BACK

YOU'LL GET NOWHERE FAST JUST SINNING YOUR WHEELS
YOU'RE NEVER GONNA LAST STANDING BACK ON YOUR HEELS
YOU'RE ONE BLOW AWAY FROM TAKING THAT FALL
YOU'RE TRAPPED IN THAT CORNER WITH YOUR BACK AGAINST THE WALL

SOMETHING'S JUST GOTTA GIVE
'CAUSE THIS JUST AIN'T THE WAY TO LIVE
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SOMETHING'S JUST GOTTA GIVE
THIS JUST AIN'T NO WAY TO LIVE

NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE IF YOU KEEP DOING THINGS THE SAME
IF YOU'RE NOT PART OF THE ANSWER YOU'LL BARE ALL THE BLAME
I'VE GROWN TIRED OF WAITING YOU'RE JUST WASTING MY TIME
WHILE I MAY NOT HAVE MUCH
THAT'LL ALWAYS BE MINE!

SOMETHING'S JUST GOTTA GIVE
THAT AIN'T THE WAY I'M GONNA LIVE

 

ROCK BOTTOM

ROCK BOTTOM IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES
WHERE I SEE SO MANY FAMILIAR FACES
NOBODY SEEMS TO PLAN THE TRIP
BUT EVERYBODY'S BEEN THERE
YEAH, EVERYBODY'S BEEN THERE

WELL, EVERYBODY SEEMS TO KNOW MY NAME
THE REASONS ARE DIFFERENT BUT THE ENDS THE SAME
WE'VE ALL BEEN DOWN THE SAME OLD ROAD
STORIES WE DON'T WANT TO SHARE
STORIES WE DON'T WANT TO SHARE

WELL, IF I'M TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT YOU DON'T KNOW
FEEL FREE TO CAST THE FIRST STONE
WE'VE ALL CHEATED TO GET BY BEFORE
WE'VE ALL LIED JUST TO GET A LITTLE MORE
WE'VE ALL LIED TO GET A LITTLE MORE

FLAT BUSTED NOT A DIME TO SPARE
BILLS ARE DUE TOO BROKE TO CARE
NOBODY SEEMS TO PLAN THE TRIP
BUT EVERYBODY'S BEEN THERE
YEAH, YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN THERE

AND IF I'M, TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT YOU DON'T KNOW
FEEL FREE TO CAST THE FIRST STONE
'CAUSE WE'VE ALL CHEATED TO GET BY BEFORE
WE'VE ALL LIED JUST TO GET A LITTLE MORE
WE'VE ALL LIED TO GET A LITTLE MORE

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ROCK BOTTOM AIN'T THE PLACE FOR ME
THERE'S SOME PLACE THAT I'D RATHER BE
AND NOBODY SEEMS TO PLAN THE TRIP
BUT EVERYBODY'S BEEN THERE
YOU DAMN SURE KNOW I'VE BEEN THERE

AND IF I'M TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT YOU DON'T KNOW
WELL, YOU MUST BE SOME KIND OF KING ON A THRONE
'CAUSE WE'LL ALL CHEATED TO GET BY BEFORE
AND WE'VE ALL LIED JUST TO GET A LITTLE MORE
WE'VE ALL LIED TO GET A LITTLE MORE

 

I DIDN'T KNOW

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT I WAS LUCKY
UNTIL MY LUCK RAN OUT
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT I WAS LOST
UNTIL I WAS FOUND
I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS LONELY
UNTIL NO ONE ELSE WAS AROUND
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT I WAS BEATEN
UNTIL I HIT THE GROUND
AND I'M ALRIGHT...

OI DIDN'T KNOW THAT I WAS HUNGRY
UNTIL YOU GAVE ME A BITE TO EAT
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT I WAS BROKEN
UNTIL I WOUND UP IN THE STREET
DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I NEEDED
'TIL I HAD NOTHING AT ALL
I DIDN'T KNOW HOW HIGH I WAS
UNTIL I HAD SO FAR TO FALL
AND I'M ALRIGHT
LORD I KNOW THAT I'M OKAY
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT I NEEDED YOU
UNTIL YOU WENT AWAY

(GUITAR SOLO)

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IT WAS OVER
UNTIL I FELT THE PAIN
I DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD IT HURT
BUT I WAS LEFT IN THE RAIN
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IT WAS COLD
UNTIL THE DARKNESS FELL
WELL, I LOST SIGHT OF HEAVEN
AND I WOUND UP HERE IN HELL
BUT I'M ALRIGHT
LORD I KNOW THAT I'M OKAY
DIDN'T KNOW THAT I NEEDED YOU
UNTIL YOU WENT AWAY