Learn To Live (2008)

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    Forever Road

    Written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Chris Stapleton

    I heard every word you said
    I'm tryin' hard to understand
    Exactly what it is you need from me

    Baby I apologize I never meant to make you cry
    But there ain't no doubt, we can work it out, yeah
    'Cause I'm gonna be around

    Chorus:
    Don't worry baby, I ain't no maybe
    Rain or shine this love of mine is for you
    Let my arms remind you I'll always be beside you
    Holdin' on until this ride is through
    So away we go down that forever road

    Baby as our lives unfold there's no tellin' where we'll go
    But as far as I can see it'll be you and me
    Just the way it's supposed to be

    Chorus:
    Now don't worry baby, I ain't no maybe
    Rain or shine this love of mine is for you
    Yeah, let my arms remind you I'll always be beside you
    Holdin' on until this ride is through
    So away we go down that forever road

    It ain't gonna be easy, we'll both make big mistakes
    But if you love me, trust me, we've got what it takes

    Repeat Chorus

    Down that forever road, away we go
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    All I Want

    Written by Darius Rucker and Frank Rogers

    Don't act surprised, it ain't like you didn't know
    It's been a long long time coming and it's time for me to go
    Tryin' to split things up could drive us crazy
    So I'm gonna make this easy, baby

    Chorus:
    You can have the money, you can have the house
    Take the Cadillac and that boat out back
    And your mother's pink and yellow couch
    You can have every penny that I'll make from this here song
    Girl all I want you to leave me is alone

    Don't get me wrong I will always love you, girl
    You were my life you were my heart, you were my world
    But we both know it's over, there's no need to fight it
    Girl I just need some peace and quiet

    Chorus:
    So you can have the money, you can have the house
    Take the Cadillac and that boat out back
    And that ugly pink and yellow couch
    You can have every penny that I will make from this here song
    Girl all I want you to leave me is alone

    You can have the money, you can have the house
    Take the big screen and your diamond ring
    And those shoes that you swore you couldn't live without
    You can have every penny that I will make from this here song
    Girl all I want you to leave me is alone
    Girl all I need you to leave me is alone
  • 3

    Don't Think I Don't Think About It

    Written by Darius Rucker and Clay Mills

    I left out in a cloud of taillights and dust
    Swore I wasn't coming back, said I'd had enough
    Saw you in the rear view standing, fading from my life
    But I wasn't turnin' 'round
    No not this time

    Chorus:
    But don't think I don't think about it
    Don't think I don't have regrets
    Don't think it don't get to me
    Between the work and the hurt and the whiskey
    Don't think I don't wonder 'bout
    Could've been, should've been all worked out
    I know what I felt, and I know what I said
    But don't think I don't think about it

    When we make choices, we gotta live with them
    Heard you found a real good man and you married him
    I wonder if sometimes I cross your mind
    Where would we be today
    If I never drove that car away?

    Repeat Chorus

    But don't think I don't think about it

    Repeat Chorus

    No, no
    Don't think I don't
    Don't think I don't
  • 4

    Learn To Live

    Written by Darius Rucker and Frank Rogers

    Grandpa Campbell would sit upon his front porch
    And I'd be right there just sittin' on his knee
    He'd tell stories of love and feast and famine
    And I'd hang onto every word that he would breathe
    He'd say, "Boy as you walk through this life
    Here's a little wisdom that'll help you get by"

    Chorus:
    You gotta live and learn, you gotta crash and burn
    You gotta take some stances and take some chances
    You gotta laugh and love and take all life has to give
    You gotta live and learn so you can learn to live

    Though I left home and I went to Carolina
    I then set off just to see what I could see
    I did some things that I wasn't really proud of
    And sometimes life just got the best of me
    But I'd always think back to those days
    And I know what Grandpa Campbell would say
    He'd say

    Repeat Chorus

    Yeah, oh oh

    After years of runnin' 'round and searchin'
    I found me a woman who loves me just for me
    All those mistakes I thought that I was makin'
    Led me right here to ya sittin' on my knees
    Son as you walk through this life
    Here's a little wisdom that'll help you get by

    Repeat Chorus

    So you can learn to live, learn to live
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    If I Had Wings

    Written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Rivers Rutherford

    Why do we hate? Why do we suffer?
    Why do we make our mistakes and constantly blame one another?
    Why is there war and why is there killing?
    Have we forgotten some secret we knew back when we were just children?

    Chorus:
    If I had wings I'd fly up to heaven
    I'd look down from the clouds on everything
    Then I could find all the things we've been missing
    I would have all the answers if I had wings

    Like "Why am I here?" and "Where did I come from?"
    And "Where will I go when my time here on this earth is done?"
    And "What will I leave that will go on forever?" Oh no
    And "What can I do while I'm here to make someone's life better?"

    Repeat Chorus

    Oh now, if I had wings I would fly up to heaven
    I would have all the answers if I had wings
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    History In The Making

    Written by Darius Rucker, Clay Mills and Frank Rogers

    Don't move, baby don't move
    Aw look at you, I just want to take this in
    The moonlight dancin' off your skin
    Our time, let's take our time
    I just want to look in your eyes
    And catch my breath
    'Cause I got a feelin'

    Chorus:
    This could be one of those memories
    We wanna hold on to, cling to
    The one we can't forget
    Baby, this could be our last first kiss
    The thought of forever
    What if this was that moment
    That chance worth takin'
    History in the makin'

    Inside, baby, inside
    Can you feel the butterflies
    Floatin' all around
    'Cause I can sure feel 'em now
    Tonight, maybe tonight
    Is the start of a beautiful ride
    That'll never end
    And baby I got a feelin'

    Repeat Chorus

    Right here, right now
    Holdin' you in my arms
    Ah-ah-ah-ah

    Repeat Chorus

    Ah yeah
    History in the makin'
    Ah ah
    This is a chance worth takiní
    Ah ah
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    Alright

    Written by Darius Rucker and Frank Rogers

    Alright, alright
    Yeah, its alright, alright

    I donít need five star reservations
    I got spaghetti and a cheap bottle of wine
    I donít need no concert in the city
    I got a stereo and the Best Of Patsy Cline

    Ainít got no caviar, no Dom Perignon
    But as far as I can see I got everything I want

    Chorus:
    ĎCause I got a roof over my head
    The woman I love layiní in my bed
    And itís alright, alright
    I got shoes under my feet
    Forever in the eyes staring back at me
    And itís alright, alright
    Yeah, I got all I need
    And itís alright by me

    Maybe later on weíll walk down to the river
    Lay on a blanket and stare up at the moon
    It may not be no French Riviera
    But itís all the same to me as long as Iím with you

    May be a simple life but thatís okay, yeah
    If you ask me baby I think I got it made

    Repeat Chorus

    Yeah, yeah
    When I lay down at night I thank the Lord above
    For giving me everything I ever could dream of

    ĎCause I got a roof over my head
    The woman I love layiní in my bed
    And itís alright, alright, alright, alright
    I got shoes under my feet
    Forever in the eyes staring back at me
    And itís alright, alright, alright

    Yeah, I got all I need, yeah, I got all I need
    And itís alright by me, oh yeah
    Itís alright by me, yeah, yeah, yeah
  • 8

    It Won't Be Like This For Long

    Written by Darius Rucker, Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley

    He didn't have to wake up, he'd been up all night
    Lying there in bed and listening to his newborn baby cry
    He makes a pot of coffee, he splashes water on his face
    His wife gives him a kiss and says it's gonna be okay

    It won't be like this for long
    One day we'll look back laughing at the week we brought her home
    This phase is gonna fly by, so baby just hold on
    It won't be like this for long

    Four years later 'bout 4:30, she's crawling in their bed
    And when he drops her off at pre-school she's clinging to his leg
    The teacher peels her off of him, he says, "What can I do?"
    She says, "Now don't you worry, this'll only last a week or two"

    It won't be like this for long
    One day soon you'll drop her off and she won't even know you're gone
    This phase is gonna fly by if you can just hold on
    It won't be like this for long

    Someday soon she'll be a teenager and at times he'll think she hates him
    Then he'll walk her down the aisle and raise her veil
    But right now she's up and crying and the truth is that he don't mind
    As he kisses her goodnight and she says her prayers

    He lays down there beside her till her eyes are finally closed
    And just watching her it breaks his heart 'cause he already knows

    It won't be like this for long
    One day soon that little girl is gonna be all grown up and gone
    And this phase is gonna fly by, so he's trying to hold on
    'Cause it won't be like this for long
    It won't be like this for long
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    Drinkin And Dialin'

    Written by Darius Rucker, Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley

    Last thing I remember, I met the boys down at The Jammer
    We had a few beers and a few shots
    I woke up the next day with cotton mouth and a headache
    Trying to connect all the dots

    Staring up at the ceiling, I got that funny feeling
    Looked over and I, I saw my ex-girlfriend
    I felt like a fool and that's when I knew
    I'd been drinkin' and dialin' again

    So the next time you think I've had too much to drink
    And you tell me I shouldn't drive home
    When you take my keys, oh I'm beggin' you please
    Go on, take my cellphone

    'Cause I have been known after tying one on
    To call up a couple old friends
    Tell 'em that I love 'em or maybe dog cuss 'em
    When I'm drinkin' and dialin' again

    So the next time you think I've had too much to drink
    And you tell me I should not drive home
    Oh, when you take my keys, oh I'm beggin' you please
    Go on and take my cellphone

    If you've ever heard me slurring my words
    On your voicemail around 4 a.m.
    You'll have to forgive me and blame it on the whiskey
    I was drinkin' and dialin' again
    I been drinkin' and dialin' again
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    I Hope They Get To Me In Time

    Written by Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby

    I'm eight years old
    Daddy's cuttin' my hair
    Aqua Velva on his hands
    Momma's in the kitchen
    Got fried green tomatoes
    Poppin' in the pan
    I see a home run, a goal line
    Holding my friend gettin' baptized
    I see her beautiful face under that veil
    As she's walking down the aisle

    Chorus:
    I can hear the sirens comin'
    Smell the gasoline and smoke
    I'm pinned against this steering wheel
    Pretty sure my arm is broke
    I can see the flames and my life
    Flashing right before my eyes
    I hope they get to me in time

    I could see the headlights swerve
    So I cut the wheel to the right
    Last thing I saw was that bottle turned up
    As he crossed that center line
    I see tiny hands, brown eyes
    Fallin' to sleep to that lullaby
    And you slide over next to me
    As I turn out the lights

    Repeat Chorus

    Please Lord, I'm beggin' you
    Don't let me go like this
    There's so much left that I want to do
    So much I don't want to miss

    I can see the flames and my life
    Flashing right before my eyes
    I hope they get to me in time
    Just get to me in time
    Please get to me in, in time
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    While I Still Got The Time

    Written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Rivers Rutherford

    Thirty-nine candles burn out on a cake
    Each representing a million mistakes
    The last one still burns, there's a wish I can make
    This time I'm gettin' it right

    So I close my eyes and I take a deep breath
    And I promise myself in the time I have left

    Chorus:
    I'm gonna work like I don't need the money
    I'm gonna laugh like I'm not afraid to cry
    I'm gonna dance like nobody's watching
    I'm gonna love while I still got the time

    Lovin' me hasn't been easy on you
    I don't know why but I know you still do
    It may be my day but here's a present for you
    You're lookin' at your new man

    He's sincere and sober and faithful and kind
    And he's home when you need girl and startin' tonight

    Repeat Chorus

    No more excuses and no more me doin' things wrong
    Life is too short baby, I've wasted ours for too long
    And baby from now on

    Repeat Chorus x2

    I'm gonna love while I still got the time
    While I still got the time, Lord, Lord
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    Be Wary Of A Woman

    Written by Darius Rucker, Dave Berg and Patrick Davis

    If you're a man like me who is good at leavin'
    If you like your space and you love your freedom
    Don't see yourself as ever settlin' down
    Or your whole world bein' tossed around

    Chorus:
    Be wary of a woman, a woman so fine
    Don't wanna change you, loves you just right
    Makes you feel like a man inside
    Sometimes she'll make you cry
    'Til you don't know what you're doin', you're outta control
    Forget about leavin', your heart won't go
    If you don't like that you better run and hide
    And be wary of a woman like mine

    She'll make you laugh when you feel like cryin'
    Make you wanna live when you feel like dyin'
    So if you like livin' in the dark
    Just walk away, you're gonna lose your heart

    Repeat Chorus

    A woman like mine
    Man, you don't stand a chance, don't even try
    Be wary of a woman like mine

    Repeat Chorus

    Be wary of a woman like mine
    A woman like mine
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    I Wanna Thank You

    Written by Darius Rucker

    I remember when I was five
    Runnin' round, happy just to be alive
    I'd cry whenever you left
    Thought you weren't coming back
    See, Daddy wasn't there

    I remember when I was ten
    Hiding in the kitchen just to hear you sing
    You'd smile when I sang along
    Belting out the brand new Al Green song

    Chorus:
    I'm so thankful God sent me to you
    Times were tough but you pulled us right through
    And I think about you every day, every day
    And Momma straight from my heart
    I wanna thank you

    I remember when I was sixteen
    Dodging trouble, chasing dreams
    You were there to cheer me on
    Pick me up when everything went wrong

    Repeat Chorus

    Here I am, a man all grown
    Settled down, got some kids of my own
    Sometimes I remind me of you
    Puts a smile on my face when I do

    Repeat Chorus

    And, Momma, straight from my heart
    I wanna thank you
    Thank you, thank you, Momma