the Pack River Band

the Pack River Band

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

GREAT VOCALS. TRADITIONAL COUNTRY WITH CLASSIC COUNTRY ROCK AND DOO-WOP. FROM WILLIE TO MERLE WITH A LITTLE LYNARD SKYNARD THROWN IN, WE'VE GOT IT ALL!

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Lyrics

Take My Advice

Written By: Johnnie Lawson

WELL, IT’S SUNDAY EARLY MORNING AND MY DAUGHTER’S COMIN’ HOME
I HAVEN’T GOT TO SEE HER SINCE SHE LEFT HOME
13 MONTHS IN THE HOT DESERT SAND, LORD,
I CAN’T WAIT TIL I CAN HOLD HER HAND
I MEET HER AT THE GATE AND THERE ARE TEARS IN HER EYES
I GIVE HER A HUG AND OFFER THIS ADVICE

KICK YOUR SHOES OFF AND REST AWHILE (TAKE MY ADVICE)
JUST THINK A’SOMETHING THAT’LL MAKE YOU SMILE (TAKE MY ADVICE)
DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT NOTHIN’ HALF A’WORLD AWAY
WELCOME HOME, TO THE USA … (TAKE MY ADVICE)
(instrumental)

A FEW DAYS LATER SHE SAID, we need to talk
HAND IN HAND, WE WENT FOR A WALK, SHE SAID
I gotta go back in just a little while
( you know) crying and complainin’ ain’t exactly my style
so much is going on in the world outside
I’m scared, and Dad, I need your advice …

YOU CAN RUN A LITTLE FASTER WITH THE WIND AT YOUR BACK (Take my advice)
YOU TRY A LITTLE HARDER OUT IN FRONT OF THE PACK (Take my advice)
YOU CRY A LITTLE STRONGER WHEN IT’S SOMEONE YOU KNOW
AND WHEN YOU’RE WALKIN’ INTO DANGER, KEEP YOUR HEAD LOW (Take my advice)
YOU GET A LITTLE SMARTER EVERY DAY YOU SURVIVE
AND SAYIN’ A PRAYER EVER’ MORNIN’ HELPS TO KEEP YOU ALIVE (TAKE MY ADVICE)
(instrumental (recite:)

TWO WEEKS LATER SHE WAS READY TO GO
I HELD BACK THE TEARS AS SHE REACHED FOR THE DOOR AND
AS SHE TURNED I COULD SEE THE COURAGE IN HER EYES
SHE SMILED AND SHE SAID now Dad, Take My Advice …

DON’T WORRY WHEN THE NEWS SAYS WE’RE NOT HELPING AT ALL (Take my advice)
DON’T CRY WHEN YOU SEE THE NEXT SOLDIER FALL (Take my advice)
STAND TALL, KEEP YOUR CHIN UP WHEN YOU’RE OUT IN A CROWD
‘CAUSE WE’RE DOING WHAT IS NEEDED AND WE ALL STAND PROUD
KEEP THE FLAG WAVIN’ FREEDOM FOR ALL TO SEE (Take my advice)
‘CAUSE WE’RE NOT COMIN’ HOME TIL THIS COUNTRY IS FREE (Take my advice)
AND FREEDOM IS A RIGHT THAT BELONGS TO EVERYONE
-- THAT’S WHAT YOU TAUGHT ME THAT FREEDOM WAS

(TAKE MY ADVICE) (TAKE MY ADVICE) (TAKE MY ADVICE)

I Want It

Written By: Johnnie Lawson

WHEN I WAS A BOY, I … WENT TO MY MOTHER
I TOLD HER I WANTED .. A NEW PAIR OF SKATES
JUST LIKE THE ONES THAT BELONG TO MY BROTHER
BUT SHE SAID NO THAT I WOULD HAVE TO WAIT

BUT I WANT IT … … WE CAN’T AFFORD IT
OH I NEED IT … YOU’LL HAVE TO WORK FOR IT AND EARN IT
I’LL GET IT … WITH A LOT OF HARD WORK
IF THAT’S THE WAY IT IS … I’LL TAKE IT LIKE THAT !
(instrumental)

AFTER GRADUATION, I … MET A WOMAN
I TOLD MY SISTER, I’M GONNA MAKE HER MINE
BUT SISTER SAID, BROTHER, SHE’S NO GOOD FOR YOU
I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT SHE’S THE … USING KIND

BUT I WANT IT … … NOW DON’T BE STUPID
OH I NEED IT … I AIN’T PLAYING NO CUPID
I’LL GET IT … AND YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE TO PLEASE HER
IF THAT’S THE WAY IT IS … I’LL TAKE IT LIKE THAT !
(instrumental)

WELL, WE GOT MARRIED, LEARNING .. EACH OTHER’S SECRETS
I WAS HEADSTRONG AND SHE WAS .. KINDA SHY
I JUST WANTED … WHAT MOST MEN WANTED
BUT SHE SAID .. NO AND WOULDN’T .. TELL ME WHY

BUT I WANT IT … … YOU CAN’T HAVE IT
OH I NEED IT … YOU BETTER LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT IT
OH, I’LL GET IT … YEAH, OVER MY DEAD BODY
WELL, IF THAT’S THE WAY IT IS … I’LL TAKE IT LIKE THAT !
OH, I WANT IT … … No No No No YOU CAN’T HAVE IT
I WANT IT … YOU’RE NEVER EVER GONNA GET IT
I WANT IT … Well are YOU SURE YOU REALLY REALLY NEED IT?
I NEED IT … THEN YOU’LL ALWAYS WANNA USE IT?
BUT I WANT IT … Well I GUESS I’LL LET YOU HAVE IT
I WANT IT … I WAS JUST TEASIN’
OH, I WANT IT … I DIDN’T REALLY MEAN IT !
OH, I WANT IT … oh YOU’RE NEVER GONNA GET IT
I WANT IT … No No No No
I Want it …..

Discography

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