Adam Justin Mitchell

Adam Justin Mitchell

BandCountryAmericana

Traditional country with some untraditional country lyrics and some rock choruses.

Biography

I've been writing songs for nearly 20 years. I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and influenced by all music including Blues, Rock and Country.
Willie, Waylon, Hank Jr. and many other great Country performers of the 70's and 80's were played continuously in my home as a child and greatly inspire my music today. I love southern rock. New and old - from Skynyrd to The Black Crowes to Widsspread Panic, they have all contributed to a unique style of songs that influence some of my untraditional country lyrics.

Lyrics

Old Country Kind of Mood

Written By: Adam Justin Mitchell

Old country kind of mood By: Adam J Mitchell

The stereo was blaring the Rolling Stones.
My baby had decided she was better off alone.
Tell the bartender, pour me something to forget her
Play something slower, make me forget I love her.

chorus:
Move over Mic Jagger. Hello Merl Haggard.
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday. Maybe some other day.
I need a good, sad song like a she just left me tune.
I'm in an old country kind of mood.

On the radio, I heard a guitar screaming.
It was good rock and roll but it wasn't what I needed.
Tell the bartender, pour me something to forget her
Play something slower, make me forget I love her.

Adios Van Halen. Hola Willie and Waylon.
Goodbye Hot for Teacher. Hello Whisky River.
I need a good, sad song like a she just left me tune.
I'm in an old country kind of mood.

chorus:
Move over Mic Jagger. Hello Merl Haggard.
Adios Van Halen. Hola Willie and Waylon.
I need a good, sad song like a she just left me tune.
I'm in an old country kind of mood.

The lights dimmed and bartender yelled last call.
My baby had decided she loved me after all.
Tell the bartender, pour me something to forgive her
Play something slower, so I can tell her that it's over.

chorus:
Move over Mic Jagger. Hello Merl Haggard.
Adios Van Halen. Hola Willie and Waylon.
I need a good, sad song like a she just left me tune.
I'm in an old country kind of mood

The Heirloom of Love

Written By: Adam Justin Mitchell

The Heirloom of Love by: Adam J Mitchell

I never had it tough.
We always had enough.
Childhood memories make me smile.
Three-wheeler on a farm,
Hide and seek in a barn,
We'd fish the old pond for a while.

I was never really bad.
The little trouble I've had,
with the law, I look back and laugh.
My Dad would scold me,
My Mom would hold me.
They knew I'd get back on track.

Chorus:
The love they provided was enough
for me,
to keep,
and pass some along.

I just pray I can provide
the love,
memories,
to a son of my own.

This song goes out to the Mothers
and Fathers,
Sons and Daughters
that pass down the heirloom of love.

Now that I'm older,
I feel the weight on my shoulders,
But ready to give life a fight.
I'd thought I'd never
Be with someone forever.
Until I married my beautiful wife.

Just heard a blessing.
My wife, she's expecting.
She makes me feel like a man.
The emotions I'm feeling,
I can't describe singing.
I'm ready to be a new Dad.

Chorus:
The love she provided was enough
for me,
to keep,
and pass some along.

I just pray I can provide
the love,
memories,
to a son of my own.

This song goes out to the Mothers
and Fathers,
Sons and Daughters
that pass down the heirloom of love.

Life Starts Now

Written By: Adam Justin Mitchell

Once upon a time, I was king.
And the world revolved around me.
Do what I want, when I want, don't care what it cost.

Life changes so suddenly.
When there's another mouth to feed.
The days of my reign are gone. There's a brand, new boss.

The honkey tonk songs I used to play,
Nursery rhymes and lullabies take there place.
The liquor and wine I kept in the fridge,
Baby bottles sit where they once did.

chorus:
Life starts now.
There's no regrets.
I love smelling like spit up milk instead of cigarettes.
Life starts now!
I'll never forget.
Changing my first diaper when I felt it was wet.

Life starts now.

I worked hard. I made a good livin'.
I bought a boat with all the trimmins'.
Spent my days and money hauling it down to the lake.

Been a while since I've seen that boat.
I got a smile and can't help but gloat.
Tell the fish I miss 'em. My hearts in another place.

From bar stools and the county jail,
To rocking chairs and fairy tales.
The neon lights still call my name.
Her night light in the hall, my saving grace.

chorus:
Life starts now.
Make no mistake.
I love smelling like spit up milk instead whiskey drinks.
Life starts now!
I'll never forget.
Changing my first diaper. Man, it was full of crap!
Life starts now!
It's just begun,
And nothing else matters.
Love 'em today like tomorrow never comes.

Life starts now.

Little White Lies

Written By: Adam Justin Mitchell

She lies and says that she's no angel.
Though I've seen her glow.
I know I've seen her try to fly.
She lies and says that she's no angel.
I guess every angel
is gonna to tell little white lies.

Chorus:
And I don't mind her white lies
as long as she's lying next to me.
Understand I'm a sinning man.
I need something to believe.
And I don't mind her white lies
as long as she's lying next to me.
She lies next to me.
Ooooh.. Just watch her sleep.

She lies and says she aint from Heaven.
She dances to and fro.
You know I've seen that halo shine.
She lies and says she's aint from Heaven.
I guess angels from heaven
are gonna' tell little white lies.

Chorus:
And I don't mind her white lies
as long as she's lying next to me.
Understand I'm a sinning man.
I need something to believe.
And I don't mind her white lies
as long as she's lying next to me.
She lies next to me.
Ooooh.. Listen to her breathe.

Chorus:
And I don't mind her white lies
as long as she's lying next to me.
Understand I'm a sinning man.
I need something to believe.
And I don't mind her white lies
as long as she's lying next to me.
She lies next to me.
Ooooh.. Just watch her sleep.

Livin' the High Life

Written By: Adam Justin Mitchell

He's looking for a dope deal,
like a bird dog hunts for game.
He's only thirty years old,
but his eyes look twice his age.
He sits alone in the corner,
waiting on the phone to ring.
He bites his nails to the bone and wonders,
what high the rock will bring.
What high the rock will bring.

Chorus:
His phone rings and it's his Mother,
I love you son, When you coming home.
Mother I miss you, I got to go now.
Working hard and this is a business phone.

And they all rely on another lie.
He's living the high life.

He's running on white lines,
so high he's not afraid to die.
He's low on the cash flow.
Loaded gun by his side.
He'll shoot a man down for a dollar.
Don't dare make a stand.
You know where the money goes.
Dealin' with a desperate man.

His phone rings it's his Brother,
Miss you much, you never call.
Brother, I been busy with a new job.
Doing fine but I've had no time at all.

And they all rely on another lie.
He's living the high life.

His phone rings, It's an old lover.
She says, I hear you're in town.
She says, I have what you're looking for.

Same woman that turned his life upside down.
Turned it upside down!

And they all rely on another lie.
He's living the high life.

Girls Happen

Written By: Adam Justin Mitchell

I was just a kid around ten.
Still remember the name of my friend.
But, his older sister. Wow, she was my first love.

I'd hang with him just to be near her.
She had no clue that she was my world.
So I'd write her love letters that I'd never send.

My grades went from B's to D's.
School was nothing but a long daydream.
Daddy said, "get your head in the books and out of the sand."

Momma knew by watching my reaction.
She said," sometimes girls just happen.
Girls happen.


Running wild around twenty-two.
Nothing much my folks could do.
And I moved in with a girl I that I adored.

I was crazy in love. She was just plain nuts.
We'd fight for days and then make up.
That's how it was until she locked me out the door.

That was my first broken heart.
At that time life seemed so dark.
Momma said, "when you fall, sit tall in the saddle again."

My old man could see my broken passion.
He said," sometimes girls just happen.
Girls happen.

chorus:
Girls happen, they make you smile.
Girls happen, they make you cry.
Girls happen, they can make you go insane.
Girls happen and you fall in love.
But, hold on tight. The ride could be rough.
Girls happen and life ain't ever the same.
Girls happen.

Years later I'm a married man.
We're expecting our first twins.
Doctor tell me my boys are doing all right.

Doctor said everything looks fine,
She looked at me and told my wife.
Hold on tight. Get ready for two little girls.

I couldn't speak.
Hell, it took a while breath.
I said, ''I always knew I was a ladies man."

Doc, you sure 'bout that examination?
She said. "Sometimes girls just happen."
Girls happen.

chorus:

What the Hell Were We Thinkin'

Written By: Adam Justin Mitchell

We have some sayings in Tennessee
Like the Devil beats his wife when the sun shines with rain.
And thunder, God's moving furniture 'round.

When we were young, we did some things,
That made God cringe but the devil was pleased.
I wonder, about that road we were going down.

I believe that angles took place
In saving my life with the help of God's grace.
There's so many times I could've died.

chorus:
Like the time we took my truck down a gravel road.
Pedal to the metal. How fast could it go?
Hit a bull dozer and flipped my truck on it's side.
Angles must have held my hand,
From the time of that crash to the hospital bed.
Knowing I could have killed us both, I cried.
What the Hell were we thinking?
And thank Heaven, we're alive.

I look back now, wouldn't trade those days.
They called us crazy, borderline insane.
Homemade, I.D's could get us cold beer and smokes.

I believe that God had a plan,
In saving my life when He held out His hand.
There's many times I should've died, I know.

chorus:
Like the time we climbed to the top of that bridge.
Hundred feet high, we sat on that ledge.
Jumpin' off, down to the ocean below.
Angles must have been there when I hit.
That saltwater was like hittin' bricks.
We were hurtin' but, walked away with our pride.
What the were we thinking?
And thank Heaven, we're alive.

chorus:
Like the time we drivin' with your daddy's gun.
Didn't know it was loaded, just havin' fun.
A shot went off, I remember the ring in my ears.
Angels must have known what to do,
That bullet shot out through the open sunroof.
Was is luck, or God knew it wasn't our time.
What the Hell were we thinking?
And thank Heaven, we're alive.

Gadget Girl

Written By: Adam Justin Mitchell

She's a high tech girl.
Living in her Blackberry world.
Hundreds of numbers, e-mails galore.
She sends a text when she gets bored.
The letters C, U, in a little while,
She ends it with a cute, little semi-colon smile.
LOL, doing well.
Go, go gadget girl.

chorus:
She's a digital diva,
A blue-tooth babe.
Her lap top has the latest updates.
Online shoppin', suduku queen,
She's taking care of business, babies and me.

She's a Google goddess,
Always online.
Soft body with a fast hard drive.
She's www dot fine.
Go, go gadget girl.

She's got an ipod in shuffle mode,
Playing Country, Kid Rock and The Black Crowes.
A thousand songs from an online store.
She buys a few she's never heard before.
Downloads take a little time.
She looks at me with those bedroom eyes.
OMG, she's with me.
Go, go gadget girl.

chorus:

She loves my fish-finder, GPS.
Wireless, trolling motor on my boat deck.
My weather radio and a few other toys.
LOL, oh Hell.
I guess I'm gadget boy.

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