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"I never meant to cause you any sorrow

I never meant to cause you any pain

I only wanted one time to see you laughing

I only wanted to see you laughing

In the purple rain"

Purple Rain-Prince. I actually really like the Dwight Yoakam cover.

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Just now, Sask466 said:

I never had heard of them - I checked them out!  Thanks!

A little like a new style of Led Zeppelin. A little Gretta Van Fleet but with less of a whiny voice . 

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The story seems a little familiar. This song chokes me up.

 

As I rode into Tombstone on my horse his name was Mac

I'll saw what I'll relate to you goin' on behind my back

It seems the folks were up in arms, a man now  had to die

for believin' things that didn't fit the laws they'd set aside

 

 

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I came crawling home last night like many nights before.
I finally made it to my feet as she opened up the door.

and she said you're not going to do this anymore

she said I'm going to hire a wino to decorate our home 

 

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She used to call me baby... I thought she was such a lady
But my how things have changed since times moved on

I give her my last dollar... And now all she'll do is holler
Oh my life has become a country song

 

 

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I ain't nothin' but a simple man

They call me a redneck I reckon that I am

But there's things going on that make me mad down to the core - Simple Man Charlie Daniels 

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I don’t recall seeing anything from Freddy Fender. Two great ones of his. 
 

Wasted days and wasted nights. 

If he brings you happiness. Then I wish you all the best. 

 

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9 hours ago, Steve C. said:

The story seems a little familiar. This song chokes me up.

 

As I rode into Tombstone on my horse his name was Mac

I'll saw what I'll relate to you goin' on behind my back

It seems the folks were up in arms, a man now  had to die

for believin' things that didn't fit the laws they'd set aside

That Mason Proffit album was released and became popular during the trial of the Chicago 7.   We always felt those lyrics pertained to Judge Hoffman and his treatment of the defendants.  You are right, though - the story is familiar.  It was a great album.

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“Well I was drunk,

the day my mom,

got out of prison.”

 -David Allen Coe

 

Not the best song or anything, but it was unique back in the day.  I think of it once in a while because my wife is a teacher and years ago they had called home to have a family come pick up a child that was vomiting and the family member that answered said that they could not come, because they had been drinking. And it was pretty early in the morning.

 

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21 hours ago, searcyfarms said:

im walkin................

I go out walking after midnight
Out in the moonlight just like we used to do
I'm always walking after midnight, searching for you
I walk for miles along the highway
Well, that's just my way of saying, I love you
I'm always walking after midnight, searching for you

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"What can you say when the love goes away

A good feeling just walks out the door

The dance used to seem like the easiest thing

In the world, but it's over and not like before"

"Dancer Road"- Head East, 1977 

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On 2/24/2022 at 5:11 PM, Sledgehammer said:

“About the time that daddy left to fight the big war I saw my first pistol in the general store” -Devils Right Hand, Johnny Cash

Never knew there was a Johnny Cash cover of that song. Only ever heard the original Steve Earle release. Ya learn something new every day!

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"What could I have done to make you hit so hard.                                                          Your cigarette's not the only thing that's left a scar"..."The Only Way Out"

"A little past supper time, I'm still out on the porch step sitting on my behind, waiting for you"..."House of Pain"

"I'm on the lame train,I've got a first class ticket on the nonstop to nowhere "..."Nonstop to Nowhere"

All from Faster Pussycat

 

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“She picked up the telephone,

all she heard was dial tone,

she really thought she heard it ring this time”

Alabama, Cross Canadian Ragweed

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“Come every weekend I run with a crowd, the one that gets ornery, the one that gets loud, we like girls with loose kisses and jeans way to tight, we play chicken $—- bingo every Saturday night, 

Three Bricks Shy, Matt Poss

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53 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

“I wish you could have turned my head and left my heart alone”

The Oak Ridge Boys, also the name of the song. 

I haven’t heard that one in years. 

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The postman delivers a past due bill notice
And the alarm clock rang two hours late
The garbage man left all the trash on the sidewalk
And the hinges fell off of the gate

Written by Gary P Nunn, sung by Willie Nelson

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