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Your Love and Whiskey Drinks

Your Love and Whiskey Drinks

It’s almost midnight
I’ve still got some cash
I think I’ll drink it up
I think I’ll get smashed
Two hours to last call
I’ve got to act fast
Your love and whiskey drinks
They don’t ever last

Chorus:
Like the warm summer sun
At the end of the day
Like the face in a dream
That you know cannot stay
Like the high that you get
From a shot or a wink
These things never last
Your love and whiskey drinks

I use the bottle
To keep holding on
To the feelings we shared
Before you were gone
But it’s just a crutch
I know it won’t last
The joy comes so quickly
And leaves just as fast

Bridge:
I’m in need of a feeling tonight
A glimmer of hope in a cold and dark night
I’m looking for something I’ve lost
I’m looking for a bridge that I’ve crossed

Chorus:
Like the warm summer sun
At the end of the day
Like the face in a dream
That you know cannot stay
Like the high that you get
From a shot or a wink
These things never last
Your love and whiskey drinks

Copyright Kent Newsome and Bob Clay
All Rights Reserved

When You Were Still Mine

When You Were Still Mine

When we were younger
We used to cut a rug
The dancing comes easy
When you are first in love

But we lost the music
Somewhere along the way
That carried us from then
To where we are today

Chorus:
I want to see you dance
For me just one more time
The way you used to dance
When you were still mine

If we could just retrace
All the steps that we missed
We’d still move together
And not apart like this

If you move I’ll follow
It is your turn to lead
I know you doubt my words
Take my hand and you’ll see

Bridge:
In my mind I still see us
Spinning across the floor
Moving in perfect harmony
What did we stop dancing for

Chorus:
I want to see you dance
For me just one more time
The way you used to do
When you were still mine

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

When You’re Sitting at the Bar

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It’s as black as the devil’s heart
Out here on this interstate
The crackling of the radio
Can barely keep me awake

This truck is a silver spaceship
Hurling silently through space
I’m a lonesome rocket jockey
Feeling like a castaway

Chorus:
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar
Waiting for some company
Enjoying happy hour
A trucker’s life is lonesome
A trucker’s wife gets lonesome too
I’ve got a trailer full of troubles
And a mind full of you
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar

You still tell me that you miss me
But you never say how much
I know you care some for me
I just don’t know if that’s enough

I can picture you sitting there
An angel out on her own
Free drinks for the lady here
Every time her husband’s gone

Chorus:
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar
Waiting for some company
Enjoying happy hour
A trucker’s life is lonesome
A trucker’s wife gets lonesome too
I’ve got a trailer full of troubles
And a mind full of you
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar

Bridge:
You like to be the life of the party
You want to be everybody’s friend
I’m stuck out here on this dark highway
And you’re sitting at that bar again

Chorus:
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar
Waiting for some company
Enjoying happy hour
A trucker’s life is lonesome
A trucker’s wife gets lonesome too
I’ve got a trailer full of troubles
And a mind full of you
Baby do you love me
When you’re sitting at the bar

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Wet and Low

Wet and Low

No need to feel sorry for me
Cause I’m doing just fine
I just need one more whiskey shot
Before it’s closing time

This ain’t the world’s first broken heart
I know I’ll be all right
I’ve just been feeling kind of down
Since my baby said goodbye

Chorus:
So why do all of my friends act
Like I’m some poster child
For every broken hearted dude
Whose woman said goodbye
I guess they think I’m so far gone
There’s nowhere left to go
She may have left me high and dry
But now I’m wet and low

I’m not looking for sympathy
That’s just the way I feel
If I can drown her memory
You better believe I will

But it may take a lot of booze
To forget about her
This ain’t the world’s first broken heart
But it might be the worst

Chorus:
That must be why all my friends act
Like I’m some poster child
For every broken hearted dude
Whose woman said goodbye
I guess they know I’m so far gone
There’s nowhere left to go
She may have left me high and dry
But now I’m wet and low

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Watson Lake

Watson Lake

There’s no work up in Faro
It’s freezing in White Horse
I’m stuck here in Ross River
Where bad luck runs its course
I still work the lumber camps
But jobs are hard to find
Up here in the north country
I’m falling on hard times

Chorus:
I miss the love that we once shared
Back in Watson Lake
Before the call of the wild
Carried me away
I thought I wanted something more
But that was a mistake
Everything that matters
Is back in Watson Lake

I think about her often
We talk once in a while
She got married years ago
Just had her second child
I asked her if she’s happy
She said she surely is
All the things that she has now
Are all the things I miss

Chorus:
I miss the love that we once shared
Back in Watson Lake
Before the call of the wild
Carried me away
I thought I wanted something more
But that was a mistake
Everything that matters
Is back in Watson Lake

She said it wasn’t my fault
That some things can’t be tamed
She wants me to feel better
But I know I’m to blame
If only things were different
If I had never left
I would be beside her fire
Not cold and by myself

Bridge:
I know I could be a good man now
I know I could settle down
If could sleep in her big brass bed
And not on the cold, cold ground

Chorus:
I miss the love that we once shared
Back in Watson Lake
Before the call of the wild
Carried me away
I thought I wanted something more
But that was a mistake
Everything that matters
Is back in Watson Lake

Copyright Kent Newsome
All Rights Reserved

Walk Back In

Walk Back In

Every time I get my life together
The phone rings and it’s you again
Who knows where you are
Probably in some bar
I only know where you’re not

Chorus:
You’re not here with me
Where you know you oughta be
You’ve walked out again and again
Now you wanna walk back in
You tell me I’m your one and only
Then tell me why I feel so lonely
You walked out on me again
Now you wanna walk back in

I admit I miss you more than sometimes
No one can make me laugh the way you do
But lately it seems
The joke’s been on me
And you don’t see me smilin’, ’cause…

Chorus:
You’re not here with me
Where you know you oughta be
You’ve walked out again and again
Now you wanna walk back in
You tell me I’m your one and only
Then tell me why I feel so lonely
You walked out on me again
Now you wanna walk back in

Bridge:
There must be a echo
On this telephone line
Cause I’ve just heard
For the thousandth time, why

Chorus:
You’re not here with me
Where you know you oughta be
You’ve walked out again and again
Now you wanna walk back in
You tell me I’m your one and only
Then tell me why I feel so lonely
You walked out on me again
Now you wanna walk back in

You walked out on me again
Now you wanna walk back in

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ken Salaets
All Rights Reserved

Wait on Me (Waitress No. 3)

Wait on Me (Waitress No. 3)

When we met she was a waitress
Over at the Do Drop Inn
I dropped in and she bummed me out
By talking ’bout her boyfriends
She said here are your french fries
I said forget all those guys
She grinned and said
What guys are you talking about

We walked out on the patio
We were gazing at the stars
When truck full of drunk rednecks
Lost control and smashed my car
They took off in a full run
Which is what I should have done
Cause sometimes things
Don’t turn out the way we expect

Chorus:
All of my friends said She’s sweet on you
She gave me extra french fries
And lots of free beer too
Then she called me a cab
Me and my car were smashed
I said are you working tomorrow
If you are I’m coming back
Cause you’re the finest waitress
That I have ever seen
And I have loved a waitress
Won’t you please wait on me
Waitress number three

I woke up the next afternoon
With a waitress on my brain
The worst hangover on record
And a certain hunger pain
I thumbed back to the diner
To grab a bite and find her
I had visions
Of the meals she would cook for me

Chorus:
All of my friends said She’s sweet on you
She gave me extra french fries
And lots of free beer too
Then she called me a cab
Me and my car were smashed
I said are you working tomorrow
If you are I’m coming back
Cause you’re the finest waitress
That I have ever seen
And I have loved a waitress
Won’t you please wait on me
Waitress number three

The folks at the Do Drop Inn
I thought she’d be glad to see me
But she bummed me out again
She said of all my boyfriends
You are only one of them
Guess she wasn’t
Quite as sweet on me as it seemed

Chorus:
All of my friends said She’s sweet on you
She gave me extra french fries
And lots of free beer too
Then she called me a cab
Me and my car were smashed
I said are you working tomorrow
If you are I’m coming back
Cause you’re the finest waitress
That I have ever seen
And I have loved a waitress
Won’t you please wait on me
Waitress number three

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Traces of Me

Traces of Me

We’ve been here many times before
A hundred times, a million ways
That end up with you telling me we’re through
But when you walk away
From something you love
Part of it remains with you

Chorus:
I won’t try to change your mind
If you think you have to be free
But sometime when you feel the glow
Of a lingering memory
Like a thousand times before you’ll know
It’s just traces of me

You say that I’m holding you back
And that you’ve been feeling fenced in
We must have crossed that bridge a million times
Well here we go again
I can play my part
I have memorized my lines

Chorus:
I won’t try to change your mind
If you think you have to be free
But sometime when you feel the glow
Of a lingering memory
Like a thousand times before you’ll know
It’s just traces of me

Bridge:
We have a long history
Of you leaving me
But even when you’re gone
I’m never alone
I can always hold on to
Those traces of you

Chorus:
I won’t try to change your mind
If you think you have to be free
But sometime when you feel the glow
Of a lingering memory
Like a thousand times before you’ll know
It’s just traces of me

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Thinking About Leaving

Thinking About Leaving

I stopped in for some cold beers
At the Why Not Bar today
Clete said hey man I’m real sorry
I hear your man’s movin’ away

Clete is your best friend
So I reckon it must be so
But it’s more than a little aggravating
To be the last damn one to know

Chorus:
So darlin’ if you’re thinking about leaving
Go ahead, leave me today
You’ve been staring at the door forever
And I won’t stand in your way

You’ve been clipping pictures
From the travel magazines
Are you planning our vacation
Or going somewhere without me

Chorus:
So darlin’ if you’re thinking about leaving
Go ahead, leave me today
You’ve been staring at the door forever
And I won’t stand in your way

Bridge:
I don’t know if it’s something I did
Or something you let me do
But what’s the difference anyway
If you and I are through

So darlin’ if you’re thinking about leaving
Go ahead, leave me today
You’ve been staring at the door forever
And I won’t stand in your way

Copyright Kent Newsome and Rick Paul
All Rights Reserved

Things You Haven’t Said

Things You Haven’t Said

Your silence is a weapon
Handled with cool precision
It cuts like a knife
And I’m one big incision

Call me a blind man
For I have lost my vision

Chorus:
Even a blind man can see
I’m hanging by a thread
It’s hard not to hear
The things you haven’t said

I don’t have to hear the words
When I can see all the signs
Each one is saying
I’m gonna get left behind

What could I have done
For you to be this unkind

Chorus:
Even a blind man can see
I’m hanging by a thread
It’s hard not to hear
The things you haven’t said

Bridge:
All the things you didn’t say
Are ringing in my ears
They’ll be inside my head
For a hundred years

Chorus:
Even a blind man can see
I’m hanging by a thread
It’s hard not to hear
The things you haven’t said

It’s hard not to hear
The things you haven’t said

Copyright Kent Newsome
All Rights Reserved

  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

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