Dan Stiles

Dan Stiles

BandCountryPop

I love traditional country music and write more to that genre than any other. I am totally influenced by Dolly Parton and would give anything to have her do one of my songs.

Biography

My music is more traditional country than anything else. My greatest influence is Dolly Parton. I would love to become a staff writer in Nashville.

Lyrics

Tavern down The Street

Written By: Dan Stiles

Tavern Down The Street

Mama was a preacher’s daughter down in Tennessee.
He told her daily what the Lord expected her to be.
Mama tried, but she just couldn’t live her life that way.
It really didn’t matter what her Daddy had to say.

Every Sunday evening she would take her steel guitar
and walk across the river to our little country bar.
Grandpa told her she would never sit at Jesus’ feet,
but to Mama Heaven was that little tavern down the street.

Where she would sing.
How the music moved them.
Sing, rhythm and blued them.
Gospel with a country beat
how it brought the people to their feet.
Sing. How the music taught them.
Sing. As to the river brought them.
Bringing salvation to that tavern down the street.

Mama’s lips would quiver as she sang Amazing Grace.
Cause she believed through Jesus Christ that everyone was saved.
Mama touched the souls of everyone that she would meet,
but none more than those people in that tavern down the street.

Mama died at the tender age of forty-three.
The chapel overflowing was quite a sight to see.
People dressed in Sunday best came from miles around.
There was only standing room when they laid my Mama down.

And they did sing.
How the music moved them.
Sing, rhythm and blued them.
Gospel with a country beat
how it brought the people to their feet.
Sing. How the music taught them.
Sing. As to the church she brought them.
Bringing salvation to that tavern down the street.

Mama brought salvation to that tavern down the street.

This Time Time ain't Workin'

Written By: Dan Stiles

Time Ain't Workin'

Time heals all wounds and fades a memory.
It takes away the hurt and pain and sets your body free.
Of all the time I've loved and lost, I've found this to be true.
But this time, time is failing me cause I'm not over you.

And this time, time ain't working and I don't know what to do.
It was all they said I needed to get over you.
Now I'm not tryin' to say they were lyin' but one thing I know for certain. When it comes to you, I'm livin' proof that this time, time ain't workin'.

Boy, forget the past, and get on with your life.
That's what everybody said. And Lord knows that I tried.
Out of sight and out of mind ain't that how the saying goes?
Well this time I'm just out of luck, cause in my heart I know.

Bridge

After all this time the only thing I've found.
Someday I might get over you, but not this time around.

Cause this time, time ain't working and I don't know what to do.
It was all you said I needed to get over you.
Now I'm not tryin' to say you were lyin' but one thing I know for certain. When it comes to you, I'm livin' proof that this time, time ain't workin'.

Finally I'm Here

Written By: Dan Stiles

Finally I'm Here

Female
From the moment I was born I have known where I was going
for the angels told me you were waiting there.
And with every step I've taken, I have never been forsaken.
They have guided me and finally I'm here.

Female chorus
And here and now my life is complete
with my arms around the one I've only dreamed of
in my heart, from the start, but now it's clear.
This was meant to be and finally I'm here.

Male
From the moment life began my whole journey has been planned
for the angels told me you were waiting there.
Though I've stumbled and I've fallen, I have always heard them calling.
They have guided me and finally I'm here.

Male chorus
And here and now my life is complete
with my arms around the one I've only dreamed of
in my heart, from the start, but now it's clear.
This was meant to be and finally I'm here.

Both bridge
So take my hand and walk with me
through this promised land and stay with me forever
and our love will last throughout the years.

Female
This was meant to be and finally.

Male
This was meant to be and finally.

Both
This was meant to be and finally we're here.