Tad Wilkes

Tad Wilkes

 Oxford, Mississippi, USA
SoloCountryAcoustic

First place winner of American Songwriter magazine's March/April 2018 Lyric Contest.

Biography

Songwriter from Oxford, Mississippi. First place winner of American Songwriter magazine's March/April 2018 Lyric Contest (for song "Be Good to Your Woman"). Performs sometimes under name Moon Pie Curtis. Album "Enter the Fool" by Moon Pie Curtis available on iTunes, Spotify, and most other sources.

Lyrics

Be Good to Your Woman

Written By: Tad Wilkes

Verse 1:
My grandmother was the old school kind
Came up in the Depression and left it behind
She and my granddad worked real hard
Down in south Mississippi sellin’ Cadillac cars
He died in ’66 at 52
Thirty-five years and she joined him, too
She looked at me on her dyin’ bed
And this is what she said:

Chorus:
“Be good to your woman
‘Cause they think real deep
And they hurt real easy
Be good to your woman
‘Cause they think real deep
And they hurt real easy”

Verse 2:
Now, ever since the dawn of man
A woman’s been hard to understand
Naggin’ and a-waggin’ that finger at you
You know you’re wrong, no matter what you do
And it’s so easy to lose your cool
But even when you’re right, you’re the fool
Just remember who she is
She could be the mother of your kids

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Keep your eyes on the prize
And, brother, you will realize
Let love stay or let it slip away
That’s your decision every day
I don’t mean to tell you what to do
But then again, I guess I do
Be good

Verse 3:
God gave women such wonderful features
But they sure are mysterious creatures
What goes on in the female mind
Will be guesswork until the end of time
But I know all I need
A piece of information I try to heed

Be Good to Your Woman

Written By: Tad Wilkes

Verse 1:
My grandmother was the old school kind
Came up in the Depression and left it behind
She and my granddad worked real hard
Down in south Mississippi sellin’ Cadillac cars
He died in ’66 at 52
Thirty-five years and she joined him, too
She looked at me on her dyin’ bed
And this is what she said:

Chorus:
“Be good to your woman
‘Cause they think real deep
And they hurt real easy
Be good to your woman
‘Cause they think real deep
And they hurt real easy”

Verse 2:
Now, ever since the dawn of man
A woman’s been hard to understand
Naggin’ and a-waggin’ that finger at you
You know you’re wrong, no matter what you do
And it’s so easy to lose your cool
But even when you’re right, you’re the fool
Just remember who she is
She could be the mother of your kids

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Keep your eyes on the prize
And, brother, you will realize
Let love stay or let it slip away
That’s your decision every day
I don’t mean to tell you what to do
But then again, I guess I do
Be good

Verse 3:
God gave women such wonderful features
But they sure are mysterious creatures
What goes on in the female mind
Will be guesswork until the end of time
But I know all I need
A piece of information I try to heed
It’s true across this whole world
Inside every old woman is a little girl

Repeat Chorus

Livin' in Limbo

Written By: Tad Wilkes

Verse 1:

I'm livin' in limbo, I don't know where to go
Why do things go so slow?
Can't get ahead, feelin' dead
And pinned to the bed
It's dark as a well, I don't know when I fell
This close to hell
I don't know where to go, why are things so slow?
Livin' in limbo

Verse 2:

I'm her latest caper; she's like a vapor
From my rollin' papers
She forever burns, but my heart yearns
For more than just one turn
A little something more, something down to the core
But I know what's in store
She's a restless soul, and she's on a roll
She's living in limbo

Bridge:

Hell aint nothin' but a state of mind
You can think too hard and fall over the line
'Til you hate what you see in the mirror
'Til nothin' ever seems to get clearer
But Heaven is just being near her

Verse 3:

If I had to bet, I'd say that regrets
Live longer than pets
Poppin' up through time, just to remind me
That I am slime
But when I'm in her arms, I'm the kind of the farm
Forget the alarm
We got no place to go, so let's take it slow
And lay around in limbo

Outro:

Livin' in limbo, livin' in limbo

Catfish

Written By: Tad Wilkes

Verse 1:

I got a DUI on the Fourth of July
You should've seen that convertible fly
Just one hitch, I cracked up in a ditch
Trying to outrun a stone cold witch
But you say you don't care about that
You like my belly just a little bit fat
You want me for your man, and you say you understand
And sometimes I think maybe you really can

Chorus:

So put on a clean T-shirt
Give me the keys to your car
I have been dragged through the dirt
Help me wash off my heart
And let's go get some catfish, baby

Verse 2:

Spent my last ten on tonic and gin
Feelin' no pain, with a late-night grin
Your other callers are creepy crawlers
I'm the one who makes you holler

(Repeat Chorus)

Verse 3:

I'm a mess with all of this stress
My heart goes around totally undressed
You're about the same, you see through the game
The big picture aint got no frame

(Repeat Chorus)

Sidewalks of South Lamar

Written By: Tad Wilkes

Verse 1:

It's Saturday morning, and I'm in a bad way
It's just finished storming, gonna be a nice day
So I head out for the Chevron, in need of Gatorade
This old path that I step on takes me on my way

Chorus 1:

The summer sun is bearing down
But it's not very far
When you're walking and thinking
Down the sidewalks of South Lamar

Verse 2:

Last night I was drinking, I put on quite a show
Anything to keep from thinking about what worries me so
I was looking for a new love, to take me home to her bed
And right after I threw up, I met a girl who said (What'd she say? Well, she said:)

Chorus 2:

"Everything happens for a reason.
Come on, let's leave this bar."
And we slipped into the shadows
Down the sidewalks of South Lamar

Verse 3:

I've got a balcony angle, hearin' friends' reports
Checkin' out dirty angels, walkin' by in nylon shorts
I do a little dance and smile from ear to ear
Gonna take a little chance, right after one more beer, or two or three or four

Chorus 3:

'Cause you can drink as much as you want
And don't have to drive no car
When you live walking distance
Down the sidewalks of South Lamar

When you live walking distance
Down the sidewalks of South Lamar
It aint a bad existence
Down the sidewalks of South Lamar