Ric J Yost

Ric J Yost

 Georgetown, California, USA
BandCountryAmericana

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Lyrics

Stuck On A Sandbar

Written By: Ric J Yost

Stuck On A Sandbar

(1)
Stuck on a sandbar
Awaiting the tide
I've got nowhere to go
Hope I get there on time

Half a mile of water
'Tween me and that sign
It says they have beer
I've used up all mine

(Chorus)
But I've got nowhere to go
I've got nowhere to be
I'll bet there'll be nobody
Waiting for me

Waves slap the rhythm
In slow four-quarter time
The warm summer breeze
Is easing my mind

(2)
The fish are all jumping
I lost my last lure
If only I had some bait
I'd limit for sure

I could clean the galley
I really should clean that head
I'll prob'ly do nothing
Nothing instead

(Chorus)
I've got nowhere to go
I've got nowhere to be
I'll bet there'll be nobody
Waiting for me

Waves slap the rhythm
In slow four-quarter time
The warm summer breeze
Is easing my mind

(Bridge)
My hammock is swaying
Water glittered with sun
Boats in the distance
They're lettin' 'em run

Everyone else
Is busy goin' somewhere
I'm busy smilin'
Just smell that salt air

(3)
From out of nowhere
Another boat draws near
They're havin' a good time
I hear music from here

I try to warn them
They run hard a-ground
Now there's fish on the barbeque
And were pouring rounds

(Chorus)
And we've got nowhere to go
We've got nowhere to be
This party's the best thing
This sandbar's seen

The music's playing
In that four-quarter time
Pass me a Corona
Don't forget the lime

Ric J Yost

RUN

Written By: Ric J Yost

Run

My married friends used to have good stuff
Before they took that vow
Cars, boats, bikes - whatever they liked
They'd want it, and have it right now

I vowed I'd never make that mistake
I'd go along for the fun
But if that girl tried to get too close
My policy was: Run!

(Chorus)
"Run fast as I can!" that was the plan
I'd lose them in the dust
Before they'd put that bit in me
You better believe I'd buck

My freedom was dear, didn't need 'em near
I'd stand alone in the sun
If some girl tried to rope me in
You guessed it: I'd run!

They'd come and gone, I'd seen 'em all
With one thing on their mind
To land that noose and settle me down
Make me an easy ride

My plan was perfect, I had it all
Everything was going my way
I had that sandbox to myself
That's just the way it'd stay

(Chorus)
"Run fast as I can!" was my master-plan
I'd lose them in the dust
Before they'd put that bit in me
You better believe I'd buck

My freedom was dear, didn't need 'em near
I'd stand alone in the sun
If some girl tried to rope me in
You guessed it - I'd run!

I first saw you from across the room
You were paying me no mind
You had some things you were fooling with
I forgot about all mine

You moved with ease, an air of grace
A prize that must be won
Then as you turned to walk away
My only thought was - Run!

(Chorus)
Run fast as I can, this was NOT the plan
That dream was walking away
My life would never mean a thing
If I couldn't make you stay

I'd built my castles in the sand
With one great wave it was done
Now one thing I vow I'll never do:
I'm never gonna run!

Ric