Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

 Henderson, Texas, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Biography

Born in Dallas, Texas
Raised in Tyler, Texas
Spent 4 years in and around Nashville, Tenn.
Married there and returned to East Texas.

Lyrics

Angelina the River

Written By: Rick Wilson

Angelina the river I see her flowing through the pines
Angelina my woman she’s the only love I’ll ever find.
That river flows forever she don’t know no time,
I only hope that woman’s love will be so kind.

Angelina I’ll love you like no other
Angelina I’ll love you to the end.
And our love will grow
If you’ll just let go
Show me how to live
You can show me how to give.

Angelina the river I see her running through the fields
Angelina my woman she‘s the only love I could ever feel.
That river flows forever she don’t know no time,
I only hope that woman’s love will be so kind.

Angelina I’ll love you like no other
Angelina I’ll love you to the end.
And our love will grow
If you’ll just let go
Show me how to live
You can show me how to give.

Angelina the river I see her drifting to and fro,
Angelina my woman I’ll never let her go.
Never let her go……Never let her go.

Pretty Bright Kid

Written By: Richard Wilson

When I left my home I was a pretty bright kid
But I never knew what it was I did
What’d make fly, on down the road
But I’d get this feeling and I’d have to go

Well I guess I’m just a wandering fool
I couldn’t sit still when I was in school
Hard as I’d try it’s just no use
And that’s where I get these wandering blues.

So I fell in love and I fell real hard
I can still see her standing in her mama’s front yard
Jasmine blossoms all in her hair
Well I never dreamed I’d never go back there.

But I had to run ya know I had to roam
But I never found a place that I could call my home
I’d go back there today if I could
But I’d be better off knocking on wood.

Because I like that river that’s fast and clear
It runs all day but it never gets there
Well I guess that’s just a rambler’s thought
Well you know he cares if he don’t get caught.

Now when I left my home I was pretty shy kid
But I never knew what it was that I did
What’d make me fly on down the road
But I’d get this feeling and I’d have to go

Doubts

Written By: Rick Wilson

Now it seems it’s been so long ago.
When we were young, but didn’t even know.
But that time was only yesterday
You know it’s only been a blink away.
Now the days grow shorter evermore
And you wonder what you were put here for.

We never even gave a thought
To what we did or what it might have brought.
But looking back through years of time
I can plainly see how I’ve changed my mind.
About all I see, about all I feel
Now I’m not really sure what’s really real.

So you have some kids,
You kind of feel your way
Til the bumps and bruises fade away.
To a beautiful girl standing there
With her mother’s eyes
And her father’s hair.

But kids grow up and move away
Though you always knew they would someday.
But it kinda sneaks up
Like some cold gray day,
Your expecting sun
Maybe some other day.
Now you’re feeling sad and kind of alone
Cause you never thought you’d ever feel this old.

Then you find yourself once again
And all the dreams that you had back then.
Then you find romance it ain’t dead yet
Then your kids have kids and who’d have guessed
Life’s like a braid of woven nets,
Of lives, of loves and of doubts, I guess….
Of lives, of loves and of doubts, I guess….

P.J.'s Song

Written By: Rick Wilson

I still recall how we met in the fall,
Your hair flowing free, like a leaf in the breeze.
I was out on the road, the wind blowing cold.
I was lost and alone, you took me home, you took me home.

Baby, I never knew it would pay.
I never knew I’d stay, never knew I’d stay.

I had to go, had to stay on the road
But you stayed on my mind almost all the time.
So I called you one day, said I’d be passing your way.
We could go for a ride, maybe you’d be my bride, maybe you’d be my bride.

Darling, I never knew it would pay.
I never dreamed I’d stay, never knew I’d stay.

Now the wedding bells ring, and I just want to sing.
And I know I’m in love, feel like the clouds up above.
And I know that’s it’s real, and I hope you can feel.
All the love that’s inside, cause I just couldn’t hide, no I just couldn’t hide.

Baby, I never knew it would pay, all my running around.
I never dreamed I’d stay, never thought I’d settle down now.
No I never knew I’d stay, Never knew I’d stay

Somebody Told Me

Written By: Rick Wilson

Somebody told me that you just broke away
Then they said never mind, pretend I just didn’t say
Then they said they had to leave, they were running behind
But somehow I knew, in the back of my mind
I guess I known it so long Lord and I’ve wanted it so much
Sometimes you just can’t let yourself give up

Then I thought I saw you just the other day
But I turned my head I just had to look away
I couldn’t believe it was true, that you’d come back to this town
After all these years of putting it down
But I guess time dulls the edge of our endless youth
And opens our eyes to lies and the truth

The lies and the truth
Now we all want the truth

Now you’ve probably changed you know it happens to us all
Too many steps and too many falls
And when I look in the mirror
I see one lonely man
One of regrets and unfulfilled plans
Yes and if anyone knows well I guess that it’s me
You pay for your past and all of your needs

Pay for all of your needs
Now all have needs

Well I’ll see you again you know it’s bound to come round
You can’t seem to help it in this small a town
And I hope that you know it don’t have to be too late
Why we could just try a few simple dates
But if not that’s ok cause we’re still best of friends
That’s one of things you can always depend
You can always depend on me, depend on me
You can always depend on me

San Antone

Written By: Rick Wilson

I went down to San Antone
Found a pretty girl and I took her home
Now, it’s 6 months later and I’m all alone
I don’t need no girl from San Antone

So I went up to Tennessee
I found a little dog and took him home with me
Now I love him and he loves me
We don’t need no girl from Tennessee

I went up to that Tulsa town
In for the night took a look around
Didn’t find a thing to call my own
We don’t need no gal from Oklahome

I went down to Louisianne
Had to go down there just see my friend
I headed home when I thought of you
I don’t need no girl from Baton Rouge

I found myself in New Mexico
I wanted to stay but I had to go
I had to feed that dog I'd left back home
But I made me stop in San Antone

So I went back down to San Antone
I got that girl and I made her my own
Now, I love her and she loves me
And she loves my dog from Tennessee