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I remember when we were kids
We’d spend our summers in the pool
It’s funny how some memories
Won’t let you shake them loose

We played this game called water tag
She always wanted to be it
One day she up and tagged my heart
And now I can’t forget…

Chorus:
How much I loved her
On that summer day
When she tagged my heart
And then swam away
I tried hard to catch her
But she was too fast
Just a kiss in the water
That was too good to last

I was just about to say I love you
When she said let’s play tag

That fall her parents moved away
I remember the way she cried
As she looked back and waved at me
As they drove out of sight

After she left we kept in touch
With letters and holiday calls
And though it was never the same
I always could recall…

Chorus:
How much I loved her
On that summer day
When she tagged my heart
And then swam away
I tried hard to catch her
But she was too fast
Just a kiss in the water
That was too good to last

I was just about to say I love you
When she said let’s play tag

When I heard that she got married
I wrote a note to wish her well
If she can read between the lines
It won’t be hard to tell

Chorus:
How much I loved her
On that summer day
When she tagged my heart
And then swam away
I tried hard to catch her
But she was too fast
Just a kiss in the water
That was too good to last

I was just about to say I love you
When she said let’s play tag

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Private Abraham

Private Abraham

Hanging out down on Pease
Looking for a bite to eat
I saw a face I used to know
Driving by in a minivan
I tried to flag her down
But she wouldn’t turn around
I guess she had someplace to go
She used to be my Abraham

Chorus:
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
To the promised land

I read this magazine
Some guy did a groovy thing
Rode a camel cross the desert
Fathered three different religions
I want to go to church
Kneel down right there beside her
Put on a tie and a clean shirt
Say my prayers and be forgiven

Chorus:
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
To the promised land

Bridge:
Take me back to Canaan
Back to the promised land
Take me back to Canaan
Be my private Abraham

Chorus: Take me back
Take me back
Take me back
To the promised land

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios

There’s a storm blowing in tonight
Across that transcontinental line
Hold on while I tape up the windows

We swore our love would never die

How’s the weather in Jamaica
We had some fun there back in the day
Lived life like a thousand picture shows

I can’t believe things ended this way

Sort-of-a-Chorus:
I remember that night in Ocho Rios
I thought I could find a way
To walk into the path of a hurricane
And not get blown away

I’m glad you decided to call
You know letters can be hard to read
Sometimes I still feel like I’m adrift

Why didn’t you hold onto me

Love comes when you least expect it
Like a lightning bolt from a clear sky
Tell me it hurts just a little bit

To be the one who said goodbye

Sort-of-a-Chorus:
One day I’ll go back down to Ocho Rios
Walk into that same old bar
Order a table full of cuba libres
And wonder where you are

Sort-of-a-Bridge:
I’ve got to find something that matters
Before everything is lost
Tell me the price, I’ll pay it
I don’t care what it costs

Sort-of-a-Chorus:
I remember that night in Ocho Rios
I thought I could find a way
To walk into the path of a hurricane
And not get blown away

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Margaritas

Margaritas

He met her at a party for some people
That he really didn’t know from Adam’s housecat
He asked her if she drank margaritas
She said yes sometimes…
Why do you ask

He said I like margaritas just fine
I take mine with salt and a lime

So they decided they would leave that party
They took his pickup over to his favorite bar
She asked if they served margaritas
He said I don’t know…
But we can ask

He said I like margaritas just fine
I take mine with salt and a lime

Well it turns out they served strong margaritas
They drank a few and talked about all sorts of stuff
Turns out they had a lot in common
By closing time he knew…
He was in love

He said I like margaritas just fine
I take mine with salt and a lime

After the bar closed he drove her back to her car
Where they ran right straight into a run of good luck
She couldn’t find her keys anywhere
The next day he found them…
On the hood of his truck

Bridge:
He taught her the Texas tequila shot
She taught him how to play 42
She said if you take me honky tonking
I just might fall in love with you

Well six or seven years have come and gone since then
They are married now and they have two lovely kids
They still like to drink margaritas
She says hiding those keys was…
The best thing she ever did

He said I like margaritas just fine
I take mine with salt and a lime

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
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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