Kenny Rogers – My World Is Over

I didn’t look over my shoulder
I wasn’t ready for this
Didn’t see the signs on the horizon
I was so sure that you would never leave
But you did

So sweep away the sand and dry the ocean,
And just pack the moon and stars up in a cardboard box
And stop the clocks from chiming
Block the sun from shining
And paint the sky a deeper shade of blue
‘Cause my world’s over without you

I know I should just keep going
But I don’t know where to start
I never thought I’d see the day when
You’d go and leave me here
With my broken heart
But you did

So sweep away the sand and dry the ocean
And just pack the moon and stars up in a cardboard box
And Stop the clocks from chiming
Block the sun from shining
And paint the sky a deeper shade of blue
‘Cause my world’s over without you

Maybe some day all the pain will fade
Maybe this hurt will slowly slip away
Maybe some things will never change
And I’ll still love you.

Stop the clocks from chiming
Block the sun from shining
And paint the sky a deeper shade of blue
‘Cause my world’s over without you

My world’s over
My world’s over without you
My world’s over

Stop the clocks from chiming(Stop the clocks from chiming)
And block the sun from shining(And block the sun from shining)
‘Cause my world’s over without you(My worlds over without you)

Kenny Rogers – I Can’t Unlove You

Postcards and letters
And pictures made to last forever
To be boxed up and tossed away
Knickknacks and souvenirs
In an afternoon, they’re out of here
They’ll disappear without a trace
But what they mean to me
Can never be replaced

I can’t unthink about you
I can’t unfeel your touch
I can’t unhear all the words
Unsay all the things
That used to mean so much
I wish I could unremember
Everything my heart’s been through
I’m finding out it’s impossible to do
Oh, it’s no use
I can’t unlove you

Intestates and old songs
Like time they go on and on
I guess I could learn to do the same
I could wake up without you
These two arms not around you
Tell myself it’s meant to be this way
No matter how I try somethings I can’t change

I can’t unthink about you
I can’t unfeel your touch
I can’t unhear all the words
Unsay all the things
That used to mean so much
I wish I could unremember
Everything my heart’s been through
I’m finding out it’s impossible to do
Oh, oh
Oh, it’s no use
I can’t unlove you

I wish I could unremember
Everything my heart’s been through
And finding out it’s impossible to do
Oh, oh, it’s no use
I can’t unlove you

Montage: Someone Somewhere Tonight

Someone somewhere tonight
Is taking their first steps
Letting go of the hands that held them
And trusting themselves
An’ somewhere somewhere tonight
Is hearing their last rites
And prayin’ with all their might
That there’s something else.

So, baby, lie down here beside me
Let’s lie real still
An’ tell me you love me
And you always will.

Someone somewhere tonight
Is tasting their first kiss
Whisp’ring softly this wish
For this night to go on
While someone somewhere
Is holdin’ on to a bottle
Pourin’ one more an’ hopin’ that God will
Get them through till the dawn.

So, baby, lie down here beside me
An’ let’s lie real still
An’ tell me you love me
And you always will, (yeah.)

[Instrumental]

Someone somewhere tonight
Is stuck in a prison
Breathin’ but just barely livin’
Behind walls of their own
Ooh, an’ someone somewhere tonight
Just found their own wings
An’ found some beauty, an’ found some meaning
(They found some truth.)
Found some truth in spite of it all.

So, baby, lie down here beside me
An’ let’s lie real still
An’ tell me you love me
And you always will.

And you always will…

Kenny Rogers – The Last Ten Years (Superman) Video

Oh, the last ten years, it’s been quite trip
Over thirty-six-hundred spins around without a cosmic slip
But within the realm of our atmosphere
We’re ’bout as out of whack as we’ve ever been in a million years
We watched the Y2K scare in a panic
An’ we watched as time proved Nostrodamus wrong
An’ we watched as Mother Nature shook the planet
An’ cellular replaced the telephone
We lost Charlie Brown, Ray Charles an’ Johnny Cash
We even lost Superman, mhm.

Well, the last ten years, look at the hills we’ve climbed
The best golfer’s black, the best rapper’s white an’ it’s about damn time
But we best beware, there’s a brand new fight, you see
An’ I hate to say we might be our own worst enemy
We watched Oklahoma sifting through the damage
An’ we watched a US President get caught
We watched shareholders watch their savings vanish
We all cried when we watched those towers fall
We lost Minnie Pearl, Ron Reagan and Sam I Am
We even lost Superman, mhm.

Expensive gas an’ free downloads
The dot-com boom, an’ reality shows
What’s gonna happen next is anybody’s guess
Satellite radio and hybrid cars
Hand-held computers an’ a trip to Mars
It’s all become a part of who we are
In the last ten years.

In the last ten years
We lost George Harrison, John Paul and June Carter-Cash
Hell, we even lost Superman
Gonna miss you, Chris…

Kenny rogers – One life

If there’s a way of makin’ time stand still for good
I haven’t found it yet
If I could love you for eternity, I would
But I regret

I’ve only got one life; I’ve only got one life
An’ one lifetime’s just not long enough to live
I’ve only got one heart; I’ve only got one heart
And I wish I had a hundred more to give
Girl, there’s so little time and so much I want to do
But I’ve only got one life to love someone like you.

Can’t take my eyes off you, I’m afraid of what I’ll miss
It goes by so fast
So I’ll treat each moment that I’ve been blessed, with you
Like it’s the last.

I’ve only got one life; I’ve only got one life
An’ one lifetime’s just not long enough to live
I’ve only got one heart; I’ve only got one heart
And I wish I had a hundred more to give
Girl, there’s so little time and so much I want to do
But I’ve only got one life to love someone like you.

And I’ve only got one life and I give it all to you…

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kenny rogers – lucille

In a bar in Toledo across from the depot
On a bar stool she took off her ring
I thought I’d get closer so I walked on over
I sat down and asked her name
When the drinks finally hit her
She said I’m no quitter but I finally quit livin on dreams
I’m hungry for laughter and here ever after
I’m after whatever the other life brings
In the mirror I saw him and I closely watched him
I thought how he looked out of place
He came to the woman who sat there be-side me
He had a strange look on his face
The big hands were calloused he looked like a mountain
For a minute I thought I was dead
But he started shaking his big heart was breaking
He turned to the woman and said
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field
I’ve had some bad times lived through some sad times
But this time your hurting won’t heal
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille.
After he left us I ordered more whisky
I thought how she’d made him look small
From the lights of the bar room
To a rented hotel room
We walked without talking at all
She was a beauty but when she came to me
She must have thought I’d lost my mind
I could’nt hold her ‘cos the words that told her
Kept coming back time after time
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field
I’ve had some bad times lived through some sad times
But this time your hurting won’t heal
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille.

The Gambler

On a warm summer’s evenin’ on a train bound for nowhere,
I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep.
So we took turns a starin’ out the window at the darkness
‘Til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.

He said, “Son, I’ve made a life out of readin’ people’s faces,
And knowin’ what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
And if you don’t mind my sayin’, I can see you’re out of aces.
For a taste of your whiskey I’ll give you some advice.”

So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow.
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light.
And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression.
Said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table.
There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done.

Ev’ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin’
Is knowin’ what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
‘Cause ev’ry hand’s a winner and ev’ry hand’s a loser,
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.”

And when he’d finished speakin’, he turned back towards the window,
Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table.
There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done.

Lady

Lady, I’m your knight in shining armor and I love you
You have made me what I am and I am yours
My love, there’s so many ways I want to say I love you
Let me hold you in my arms forever more

You have gone and made me such a fool
I’m so lost in your love
And oh, we belong together
Won’t you believe in my song?

Lady, for so many years I thought I’d never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Forever let me wake to see you each and every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear

In my eyes I see no one else but you
There’s no other love like our love
And yes, oh yes, I’ll always want you near me
I’ve waited for you for so long

Lady, your love’s the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
‘Cause, my love, there’s somethin’ I want you to know
You’re the love of my life, you’re my lady!

coward of the county

Everyone considered him the coward of the county.
He never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
His mama named him tommy, the folks just called him yellow,
But something always told me they were reading tommy wrong.

Now He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison.
I looked after tommy cause he was my brothers son.
I still recall the final words my brother said to tommy:
Son, my life is over, but yours is just begun.

Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
Walk away from trouble if you can.
Now it dont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
I hope youre old enough to understand:
Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

Theres someone for evryone and tommys love was becky.
In her arms he didnt have to prove he was a man.
One day while he was workin the gatlin boys came callin.
They took turns at becky…. there were three of them!

Tommy opened up the door and saw his becky cryin.
The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand.
He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddys picture.
As the tears fell on his daddys face, I heard these words again:

Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
Walk away from trouble if you can.
Now it dont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
I hope youre old enough to understand:
Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

The gatlin boys just laughed at him, when he walked into the barroom.
One of them got up and met him halfway cross the floor.
When tommy turned around they said, hey look! ol yellows leavin.
But you coulda heard a pin drop when tommy stopped and locked the door.

Twenty years of crawlin was bottled up inside him.
He wasnt holdin nothin back; he let em have it all.
When tommy left the barroom not a gatlin boy was standin.
He said, this ones for Becky, as he watched the last one fall.
And I heard him say,

I promised you, dad, not to do the things you’ve done.
I’ll walk away from trouble when I can.
Now please dont think Im weak, I didnt turn the other cheek,
papa, I sure hope you understand:
Sometimes you gotta fight when youre a man.

Evryone considered him the coward of the county.
The Greatest

Little boy in a baseball hat stands in the field with his ball and bat
Says, “I am the greatest player of them all”
Puts his bat on his shoulder and he tosses up his ball.
And the ball goes up and the ball comes down,
Swings his bat all the way around
The world so still you can hear the sound, the baseball falls to the ground.
Now the little boy doesn’t say a word, picks up his ball he is undeterred.
Says, “I am the greatest that there has ever been”
And he grits his teeth and he tries again.
And the ball goes up and the ball comes down,
Swings his bat all the way around
The world so still you can hear the sound, the baseball falls to the ground.
He makes no excuses he shows no fear
He just closes his eyes and listens to the cheers.
Little boy he adjusts his hat, picks up his ball, stares at his bat
Says “I am the greatest when the game is on the line”
And he gives his all one last time.
And the ball goes up and the moon so bright
Swings his bat with all his might
The world’s as still as still can be, the baseball falls
And that’s strike three.
Now it’s suppertime and his momma calls,
Little boy starts home with his bat and ball.
Says, “I am the greatest, that is a fact,
But even I didn’t know I could pitch like that!”
Says, “I am the greatest, that is understood,
But even I didn’t know I could pitch that good!”

 

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