Katleen Daley

Katleen Daley

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Get Out Of Dodge

Written By: Kathleen Dlaey

I heard about you and that new girl in town with the eyes of violet blue.
A boob jobbed, bleached blonde, been around who has the hots for you.
Tonight I followed your car from the local bar to a room at the Holiday Inn-
Reality slapped me in the face as I watched you two check in.

When I think of all those nights I waited, prayin' you'd come home.
All those lies I tolerated when you swore you were alone.
Well,somethin' snapped in me this time and I cried a final tear;
a little girl died but a woman was born and she wants you out of here.

(Chorus)
Get out of Dodge cowboy, your High Noon has come.
Reach for the sky big guy; this time I've got the guns.
Call it your Waterloo, your Alamo, just don't you miss that bus -
'Cause this town ain't big enough for the two of us.

I took it on the chin, plenty times enough.
I sucked it up and stuck it out when things got tough.
So committed to forever, to the dream of what could be, but the price of this halo's gotten way too steep for me.

If I had a dime for every time I looked the other way; it's a sure bet that I would be a wealthy woman today.
But hindsights twenty-twenty - regret's as useless as this wedding ring - I want you gone, talk to the hand, because the ears can't hear a thing.

(Repeat Chorus)
Get out of Dodge cowboy your High Noon has come.
Reach for the sky big guy, this time I've got the guns.
Call it your Waterloo, your Alamo, just don't you miss that bus -
'Cause this town ain't big enough for the two of us.

WHEN YOU REMEMBER ME

Written By: Kathleen Daley

WHEN YOU REMEMBER ME
Lyrics by Kathleen Daley
When I got the call to come say goodbye, to the man who danced me in his arms and sang me lullabies -
I drove all night determined to see that the angels didn’t get there before me.
Finally by his side I said “I love you dad.” Asked if there was anything I could do for him.
“Why are you always late?” I heard him grumble but on his face danced that old familiar grin.
With a wink he handed me a letter, mama said he wrote the night before; And as I read his
words, the Lord called out his name and heaven opened its door.

CHORUS
When you remember me I hope it’s with a smile
That shoots from your heart straight to your lips
And stays there for awhile
That the precious times we shared far outweighed the bad
That you know the special place in my heart you have.
That my spirit tickles you, making your voice ring with laughter warmed by memories only love can bring. When all is said and done I pray that there will be Joy in your eyes each time that you remember me...

Driving home from work a few months later, I spotted a car, hood up, by the side of the road.
A girl stood there shivering in the twilight, said she didn’t have the money for a tow.
I finally got that old rig started and followed her to a garage in town – next thing I knew we were standing at an altar; me in a suit her in a wedding gown.
As we joined hands I pledged my heart to her - In front of all our friends and family - with words of love meant to last beyond a lifetime; the ones my dad had given me.

CHORUS
When you remember me I hope it’s with a smile that shoots from your heart straight to your lips
And stays there for awhile
That the precious times we shared far outweighed the bad
That you know the special place in my heart you have.
That my spirit tickles you and makes your voice ring
With laughter warmed by memories only love can bring.
When all is said and done I pray that there will be joy in your eyes each time that you remember me...

Today I watched in helplessness and wonder, my wife struggle with our child’s delivery. Many anxious hours later I was presented, with a screeching red faced miniature of me. Through tears I kissed my baby and his mama and when those tiny fingers wrapped around my thumb, I scooped him up danced him in his arms singing a lullaby of love – my dad’s words to my own son.

CHORUS
When you remember me I hope it’s with a smile that shoots from your heart straight to your lips
And stays there for awhile
That the precious times we shared far outweighed the bad
That you know the special place in my heart you have.
That my spirit tickles you and makes your voice ring
With laughter warmed by memories only love can bring.
When all is said and done I pray that there will be
Joy in your eyes each time that you remember me.

© 2006 Kathleen Daley All Rights Reserved

WHEN YOU REMEMBER ME

Written By: Kathleen Daley

WHEN YOU REMEMBER ME Lyrics by Kathleen Daley

When I got the call to come say goodbye, to the man who danced me in his arms
and sang me lullabies - I drove all night determined to see that the angels didn’t
get there before me.
Finally by his side I said “I love you dad.” Asked if there was anything I could do for him.
“Why are you always late?” I heard him grumble but on his face danced that old familiar grin.
With a wink he handed me a letter, mama said he wrote the night before; And as I read his
words, the Lord called out his name, and heaven opened its door.

CHORUS
When you remember me I hope it’s with a smile
That shoots from your heart straight to your lips
And stays there for awhile
That the precious times we shared far outweighed the bad
That you know the special place in my heart you have.
That my spirit tickles you, making your voice ring
With laughter warmed by memories only love can bring.
When all is said and done I pray that there will be
Joy in your eyes each time that you remember me...

Driving home from work a few months later, I spotted a car, hood up, by the side of the road.
A girl stood there shivering in the twilight, said she didn’t have the money for a tow.
I finally got that old rig started and followed her to a garage in town – next thing I knew we were standing at an altar; me in a suit her in a wedding gown.
As we joined hands I pledged my heart to her -In front of all our friends and family - with words of love meant to last beyond a lifetime; the ones my dad had given me.

CHORUS
When you remember me I hope it’s with a smile
That shoots from your heart straight to your lips
And stays there for awhile
That the precious times we shared far outweighed the bad
That you know the special place in my heart you have.
That my spirit tickles you and makes your voice ring
With laughter warmed by memories only love can bring.
When all is said and done I pray that there will be
Joy in your eyes each time that you remember me...

Today I watched in helplessness and wonder, my wife struggle with our child’s delivery. Many anxious hours later I was presented, with a screeching, red faced, miniature of me. Through tears I kissed my baby and his mama and when those tiny fingers wrapped around my thumb, I scooped him up danced him in my arms singing a lullaby of love – my dad’s words to my own son.

CHORUS
When you remember me I hope it’s with a smile
That shoots from your heart straight to your lips
And stays there for awhile
That the precious times we shared far outweighed the bad
That you know the special place in my heart you have.
That my spirit tickles you and makes your voice ring
With laughter warmed by memories only love can bring.
When all is said and done I pray that there will be Joy in your eyes each time that you remember me.

© 2006 Kathleen Daley All Rights Reserved

FLAGS BOW LOW

Written By: Kathleen Daley © 2007


ON A FARM IN MAINE IN THE DEEP OF WINTER
A LITTLE GIRL FILLS A PAINTED ENVELOPE WITH SNOW
AND SHE WRITES UPON IT 'MERRY CHRISTMAS DADDY -
P.S. IT'S HOT THERE I KNOW'

IN THE DUSTY HEAT OF A DESERT FOXHOLE
A MARINE REREADS THE LETTER FROM HIS WIFE
THAT EXPLAINS THE ENVELOPE SPLASHED WITH ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW
MADE FROM PAINT AND LOVE AND MELTED NORTHERN ICE...

FLAGS BOW LOW
IN REVERENCE IN HIS HOMETOWN
BENEATH THEIR WATCH
A PARADE OF HONOR MARCHES ON.
FLAGS BOW LOW, HALF-MAST IN SHADOWS
THEY SALUTE A FAMILY'S TEARS
AND ONE DRAPES A BOX IN GLORY ON IT'S WAY
TO ARLINGTON.

A WIDOW STARES TOWARD AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
GRIEF AND PRIDE HAVE AGED THE FACE HE LOVED
WHEN SHE MET HIM THEY HAD BOTH JUST FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL
WHEN SHE WED HIM THEY WERE ALL OF TWENTY- ONE

SHE REMEMBERS THEIR LAST NIGHT TOGETHER
AND HOW SHE'D CRIED THE DAY HIS ORDERS CAME
AND SHE PRAYS SOMEHOW HE KNEW
THAT NOW DEEP INSIDE HER GREW
ANOTHER LIFE TO CARRY ON HIS NAME

FLAGS BOW LOW
IN REVERENCE IN HIS HOMETOWN
BENEATH THEIR WATCH
A PARADE OF HONOR MARCHES ON.
FLAGS BOW LOW, HALF-MAST IN SHADOWS
THEY SALUTE A FAMILY'S TEARS
AND ONE DRAPES A BOX IN GLORY ON IT'S WAY
TO ARLINGTON.