Dan Stiles

Dan Stiles

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Rita Mae

Written By: Dan Stiles

Verse:

She had jet black hair, emerald eyes, and a body long and lean.
For a price, she'd treat you nice, be the angel of your dreams.
The city folk would warn you to beware the serpent smile.
Some people say that Rita Mae is surely the devil's child.

Chorus:

She can hypnotize you just by looking in your eyes.
Take your soul to hell and back before you realize.
Once she has a hold on you, you'll never get away.
Many men have sold their souls to be with Rita Mae.

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One night when the moon was bright, lady Bayou dressed in black.
Two men, up to no good, drove out to Rita's shack.
Nobody knows exactly just what happened at her place.
But the paper said, "They were both found dead...with a smile on their face."

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Bridge:

Nine months and three days later, there's a baby in Decatur; born with jet black hair and emerald eyes.
The city folk will warn you to beware the infant smile.
Some people say that Bobby Ray is surely sweet Rita's child.

He can hypnotize you just by looking in your eyes.

Holding On To A Heartache

Written By: Dan Stiles

Verse:

Sixteen years old at her highschool prom.
He's kissing her lips and he's coming on strong.
She gives into him even though she knows love won't stay.
She'll let go tomorrow, but tonight she's holding on to a heartache.

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Tomorrow she knows that her heart will forsake her,
but tonight she's going where ever it takes her.
Life may bend her but she won't let it break her today.
She'll let go tomorrow, but tonight she's holding on to a heartache.

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Nine months later as the story unfolds.
There's ten little fingers and ten little toes.
She holds onto him even though she knows he can't stay.
She'll let go tomoorw, but tonight she's holding on to a heartache.

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Verse:

In a small, wooden box hidden under the stairs
is a faded corsage and a lock of red hair.
One last time she'll open her heart to the pain.
She'll let go tomorrow, but tonight she's holding on to a heartache.

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