Jim Nelson Smith

Jim Nelson Smith

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Just A Song

Written By: Jim Nelson Smith


JUST A SONG

(verse)
WHEN MY SHOW WAS DONE HE CAME UP TO ME
ONE FRONT TOOTH, MUD ON HIS KNEES
SAID THAT SONG OF MINE ALWAYS MADE HIM CRY
THE TUNE I’D SUNG WAS PEDAL-TO-THE-METAL
SOUTHERN ROCK, NOT AT ALL SENTIMENTAL
AND I COULDN’T SEE IT BRING A TEAR TO ANYONE’S EYE
I FIGURED HE WAS DRUNK AND I’D MOVE ALONG
I SAID THANKS, BUT YOU KNOW IT’S JUST A SONG

(verse)
HE SAID WAIT, MY DAUGHTER WAS TWO
SHE GOT SICK, THOUGHT IT WAS FLU
BUT SHE JUST GOT WORSE THEN JESUS TOOK HER HOME
SHE LOVED YOUR SONG KNEW EVERY WORD
WHEN IT PLAYED EVEN THOUGH SHE HURT
SHE’D DANCE JUST LIKE THE GIRL IN YOUR VIDEO
AND I CRY EVERY TIME IT COMES ON
YEA, TO ME IT’S MORE THAN JUST A SONG

(bridge)
IT’S MY LITTLE GIRL
AND ALL SHE COULD’VE BECOME
I HEAR HER LAUGHTER
IN EACH GUITAR STRUM
IT GIVES ME THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON
YEA, TO ME IT’S MORE THAN JUST A SONG
YEA, TO ME IT’S MORE THAN JUST A SONG

(verse)
HE TURNED AWAY, WALKED OFF THE STAGE
I FELT A TEAR ROLL DOWN MY FACE
AS I STOOD THERE ALL ALONE HOLDIN’ MY GUITAR
I THANKED THE LORD HE LET’S ME SING
AND FOR THE BLESSINGS MUSIC BRINGS
STARTED PICKIN’ A TUNE STRAIGHT OUT OF MY HEART
I SANG LORD, ONE MORE TIME BEFORE I’M GONE
GIVE ME NOTES THAT ARE MORE THAN JUST A SONG

© 2006, Jim Nelson Smith

Pink Fuzzy Dice

Written By: Jim Nelson Smith/Aaron Hayes

GOT THE TOP DOWN ON THIS BLUE ELDERADO
TEXAS SUN AT OUR BACKS
A THOUSAND MILES TO THE STRIP IN RENO
YOUR ‘LIL TANK TOP AND A STARBUCK’S SACK
LIKE THE DICE HANGIN’ FROM THE REARVIEW
YOU SAY LOVE’S A GAME OF CHANCE
I WAGER THIS OLD CADDY HEARS YOU
CUZ THEY START TO SHAKE WHEN I HIT THE GAS,

(chorus)
LET’S THROW
CAUTION TO THE WIND
RISK
EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT
BETTIN’
WE COME UP SEVENS
SO FEEL LUCKY TONIGHT
LET’S ROLL THOSE PINK FUZZY DICE

GOT STEVE EARLE IN THE CD CHANGER
DESERT BREEZE IN OUR HAIR
YOU’RE A GIRL WHO LIKES A LITTLE DANGER
AND I’M THE GUY TO TAKE YOU THERE
YOU SMILE PUTTIN’ ON YOUR LIPSTICK
GOES GREAT WITH YOUR TAN
IF LOVE’S A GAMBLE LET’S RISK IT
WE MAY NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE

(chorus)
REPEAT CHORUS

(bridge)
WE PARK OUT UNDER THE SEDONA SKY
STAKE IT ALL ON LOVE TONIGHT

(chorus)
REPEAT CHORUS

© 2007, Smith and Hayes

This Red Neck of the Woods

Written By: Jim Nelson Smith

WELCOME TO NOWHERE
LET ME SHOW YOU ‘ROUND
THERE NO FANCY CONDOS
OR LOCKED DOORS IN THIS TOWN
NO. WE AIN’T GOT A STARBUCKS
BUT WE GOT DIXIE LEE’S
BEST COFFEE IN THE SOUTH
AND THE SECOND CUP IS FREE

(chorus)
IN THIS REDNECK OF THE WOODS
LIFE IS SIMPLE LIFE IS GOOD
FAITH MATTERS LIKE IT SHOULD ‘ROUND HERE
AND WE EARN WHAT WE GET
FROM HONEST WORK AND SWEAT
IN THIS RED NECK OF THE WOODS

SWEET TEA AND SWEET REDEMPTION
MIX AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
BECKY JEAN WAS A PROM QUEEN
SHE’LL FIX YOUR JOHN DEERE RIGHT
THAT’S BOBBY EARL MOWIN’
DOWN AT JOHNSON’S FARM
CUZ THEIR TRACTORS IN THE SHOP
THAT’S JUST HOW WE ARE

(chorus)
REPEAT CHORUS

(bridge)
BECKY’S GOT THAT TRACTOR RUNNIN’
JOHNSONS’LL THANK HER RIGHT
GOT BEER ICED DOWN; HANK CRANKED UP
WE’LL CELEBRATE TONIGHT

(chorus)
REPEAT CHORUS

© 2006, Jim Nelson Smith

This Empty Chair

Written By: Jim Nelson Smith

YOU’D NEVER GUESS DAD WAS DYIN’
TO HEAR HIM TALK ABOUT THE BRAVES
AS I WALKED IN HE WAS RANTIN’
HOW THEY BLEW LAST NIGHT’S GAME
I TRIED TO SIT ON A CANE CHAIR
BUT DAD JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD
SAID SON THIS ONE’S TAKEN
SIT OVER THERE INSTEAD

(chorus)
IT’S JUST AN EMPTY CHAIR
BUT I PICTURE GOD SIT’S THERE
HE WHISPERS DON’T BE SCARED
HE’S GONNA SEE ME THRU
WE TALK LIKE TWO OLD FRIENDS
HOW EVERYTHING HAS TO END
DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME
I GOT ALL I NEED RIGHT HERE
ON THIS EMPTY CHAIR

HE LAUGHED DON’T TELL MAMA
SHE ALREADY THINKS I’M NUTS
IF SHE KNOWS I’M TALKIN’ TO THIN AIR
SHE’S BOUND TO RAISE A FUSS
SON, YOU KNOW THIS DYIN’S
LIKE STEPPIN’ OFF OF A CLIFF
BUT AS LONG AS THIS CHAIR’S RIGHT HERE
I KNOW I CAN DO IT

(chorus)
REPEAT CHORUS

(bridge)
HIS ROOM SEEMS SO QUIET
NOW THAT DADDY’S GONE
BUT I DROP IN
EVERY NOW AND THEN
TO ASK HOW HE’S GETTIN’ ON

(chorus2)
IT’S JUST AN EMPTY CHAIR
BUT I PICTURE GOD SITS THERE
HE SAYS MY DADDY’S NEAR
AND GRINNIN’ ALL THE TIME
WE TALK LIKE TWO OLD FRIENDS
ABOUT A LIFE THAT NEVER ENDS
I GOT ALL I NEED
THERE’S MORE THAN I CAN SEE RIGHT HERE
ON THIS EMPTY CHAIR

© 2006, Jim Nelson Smith