Rachael Lauren Phillips

Rachael Lauren Phillips

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I am Rachael Lauren Phillips, a singer songwriter from Nashville Tennessee.

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Lyrics

I'm Back

Written By: Rachael Lauren Phillips

Verse 1
I drive in
It all comes out
The memories
I feel like they’re screaming now
Back then my days were made
By the breath that was saved
By a boy who would never look my way
It’s sad how all of those faces
Finally fade
I thought that I had let go of my past
But here it comes, flooding in, first to last
And I can’t help but ask

Chorus
How did I ever leave?
When everyday was a blessing
Walking on the back roads
To the first kiss
At the streetlight
To the train tracks
Where we had our last fight
To the oak tree
Where you carved in you loved me
Finally, it all hits me so fast
Even though the time has past
Just like that, I’m back

Verse 2
I hesitate
To step into
That old country store
We used to run through the aisles
Playing buggy wars
My mind flashes back
To the Friday night basketball game
Our eyes met like magic
I remember your name
I thought that I had let go of my past
But here it comes, flooding in, first to last
And I can’t help but ask

Chorus
How did I ever leave?
When everyday was a blessing
Walking on the back roads
To the first kiss
At the streetlight
To the train tracks
Where we had our last fight
To the oak tree
Where you carved in you loved me
Finally, it all hits me so fast
Even though the time has past
Just like that, I’m back

Bridge
I put my hand on the trunk of that old oak tree
You know the one you carved in you loved me
It all comes out 5 years of guilty
I came here to say I’m sorry

Chorus
How did I ever leave?
When everyday was a blessing
Walking on the back roads
To the first kiss
At the streetlight
To the train tracks
Where we had our last fight
To the oak tree
Where you carved in you loved me
Finally, it all hits me so fast
Even though the time has past
Just like that, I'm back

Outro
Finally, it all hits me so fast
Even though the time has past
Just like that, I'm back
I’m back

Dead End

Written By: Rachael Lauren Phillips

Verse 1
Midnight hour
You’re walking the pavement
I’m in my bed not sleeping
My heart busting at the seams
You were never there
And my skin was there to tear
My love your amusement
My mind your play thing
But I’m the fool
I’d run back to you

Chorus
But when the tears come
I hit the road
I lie to myself to see how far I’ll go
Sure enough, I’ll turn around
Back to common ground
Find myself in your drive
Collapse and let you dry my eyes
I give you my wounds to mend
Here boy take all the love I can lend
The road never bends
The road never bends
‘Cause you’re my dead end

Verse 2
Today was one of those bad days
Nothing was going my way
Having a hard time lately
Not seeing you in everything
A draft through the window
The crickets chirp I hear you
And here I sit with your love in my hands
I should send it free to fly
But I’m the fool
I’d run back to you

Bridge
A wave from the ocean
You pull in my devotion
A full moon hanging in the night sky
You’re the reason I won’t sleep tonight
I run, I try, I fight, I cry
And it all comes back to your love

Chorus
But when the tears come
I hit the road
I lie to myself to see how far I’ll go
Sure enough, I’ll turn around
Back to common ground
Find myself in your drive
Collapse and let you dry my eyes
I give you my wounds to mend
Here boy take all the love I can lend
The road never bends
The road never bends
‘Cause you’re my dead end

Outro
The road never bends
The road never bends
‘Cause you’re my dead end

Tennessee Princess

Written By: Rachael Lauren Phillips

Verse 1
Her smile lights up the world
Curls on the head of a blue-eyed little girl
Sweeter than a soft summer’s rain
Even when life doesn’t always go her way
Sixteen years old
Wrecked her car in the ditch
But her tears reminded him
To forgive and forget

Chorus
She was his
Tennessee Princess
Wearing a crown of daisies
Coming home to a kingdom with a front porch swing
Running through this land with happiness
Splashing mud puddles in a yellow dress
She’s a beautiful mess
Tennessee Princess

Verse 2
He became her world
Love in the blue eyes of a grown up little girl
It’s as sweet as a soft summer’s rain
For once in her life things are going her way
So when her prince asked permission
Her daddy said yes
He couldn’t help but remember
The little girl in the yellow dress

Chorus
She was his
Tennessee Princess
Wearing a crown of daisies
Coming home to a kingdom with a front porch swing
Running through this land with happiness
Splashing mud puddles in a white wedding dress
She’s a beautiful mess
Tennessee Princess

Break
One winter he left this world
Tears fell from the eyes of that grown up little girl
He was as sweet as a soft summer’s rain
She prayed to God he had found his way
But through the storm
She saw a rainbow
She looked back at his life
And she let him go

Chorus
Tennessee Princess
Wearing a crown of daisies
Coming home to a kingdom with a front porch swing
Running through this land with happiness
Splashing mud puddles in a black dress
She’s a beautiful mess
Tennessee Princess

Chorus
Tennessee Princess
Wearing a crown of daisies
Coming home to a kingdom with a front porch swing
Running through this land with happiness
Splashing mud puddles in a yellow dress
Life is a beautiful mess
For the Tennessee Princess