travis tapley

travis tapley

BandComedySinger/Songwriter

All country. A lot of my songs and lyrics have a Hank Sr. feel to them

Biography

All of the old traditional country music inspires me. The hurt and pain in a Hank song. But I am also a big KISS fan.

Lyrics

Alone She Lies Awake

Written By: Travis Tapley

Verse I
The sun sinks on the horizon,
And takes with it her heart,
An empty house and empty bed,
Keep tearing her apart.
She lies awake and knows the pain,
Inflicted by herself,
She knows she has to take the blame,
She can’t blame no one else.

Chorus
She lies awake alone at night,
Stares at the ceiling above,
She lies awake alone at night,
And dreams of her lost love,
She hears a voice no longer there,
Of the love she threw away,
She lies awake alone at night,
And ends another day.

Verse II
All alone she lies awake at night,
Love and pain on her mind,
She’s trying hard to heal old wounds,
But he is all she finds,
He’s like a ghost that haunts her life,
His haunting memories,
Memories that keep her awake,
Cause he is all she sees.

Repeat chorus

The Story Behind Me

Written By: Travis Tapley

Verse I
It seems I’m always writing sad songs,
About a last good-bye,
Hank sings to me all day long,
I’m so lonesome I could cry,
Your cheatin’ heart tears mine apart
I wish that I was free,
But in the end, you win again,
That’s the story behind me.

Chorus
That’s the story behind me,
Every day I’m alive,
That’s the story behind me,
As I struggle and strive,
That’s the story behind me,
As I live day to day,
That’s the story behind me,
Travellin’ life’s lost highway

Verse II
Lonesome whistle sings me to sleep,
I pray to see the light,
I feel alone and forsaken,
It’s in the words I write,
I’ll always be a ramblin’ man,
With your haunting memory,
And in the end, you win again,
That’s the story behind me.

Repeat chorus.

The Death of A Hero

Written By: Travis Tapley

Verse I
Have you ever lost a Grandpa,
Grandmother or a Dad,
A Mother who used to tell you,
Fairy tales before bed,
Have you ever lost the real love,
Of a dog or a cat,
Or seen the flag draped coffin,
Of a war time vet.

Chorus
Then you have known
The death of a hero

Verse II
Have you ever lost a brother,
A sister or a child,
Or watched cancer take the last breath,
Of an in-law so mild,
Have you ever lost a true love,
A husband or a wife,
Stood in the rain of a graveyard,
And prayed to give your life.

Chorus
Then you have known
The death of a hero.

Verse III
Have you ever lost a best friend,
Who’s forever been there,
The one you could always talk to,
You knew they always cared,
Or have you ever lost someone,
When you didn’t get to say,
The good-bye that you wanted,
And now they’re gone away.

Chorus
Then you have known
The death of a hero.

Yeah, then you have known,
The death of a hero.

The Little Things

Written By: Travis Tapley

Verse 1:

How many days do we waste away
Not knowing how to care
And how many times
Does it cross our minds
A lending hand to share
The TV shows a hungry soul
And we don’t give a thought
To what it’s like
To live on the street
With all our moneys bought

Chorus:

But it’s the little things in life
That we sometimes overlook
It’s a dog on the porch
A cat in your lap
Or curled up with a good book
It’s the little things in life
That put us in our place
Lending a hand
To a fellow man
That’s losing in life’s race
Cause it’s the little things

Verse 2:

Sometimes we think we got it bad
We’re down to our last dime
While there are those
Wearin all their clothes
Standin in a long soup line
While we may not have all the pie
We’ve got a bigger slice
Than those who scrap
For crumbs each day
We’ll never know the price

Chorus:

But it’s the little things in life
That we sometimes overlook
It’s a dog on the porch
A cat in your lap
Or curled up with a good book
It’s the little things in life
That put us in our place
Lending a hand
To a fellow man
That’s losing in life’s race
Cause it’s the little things

The Day Before

Written By: Travis Tapley

The photographs tell the story
So many with a smile
Look at the one upon your face
You’re coming down the aisle
And here you’re holding our newborn
Our one and only son
Now these are only memories
Of what tomorrows done

It was the day before tomorrow
When love was everything
We never thought about those days
What will tomorrow bring
It was the day before tomorrow
And you were still with me
Yeah, the day before tomorrow
Before I was lonely

Here’s a photograph of fifty years
Now gone at fifty three
I’m looking through the yesterdays
And what we couldn’t see
We’re never promised tomorrow
I wish that I had known
That God was taking you away
Tomorrow would be alone

It was the day before tomorrow
When love was everything
We never thought about those days
What will tomorrow bring
It was the day before tomorrow
And you were still with me
Yeah, the day before tomorrow
Before I was lonely

Those Left Behind

Written By: Travis Tapley

Verse I
When you look into someone’s eyes,
See your heart beating there,
You never think that pain will come,
You have a life to share,
But sometimes love leaves you alone,
And answers you can’t find,
To fix the hurt that follows you,
When you’ve been left behind.

Chorus
This is for those love left behind,
When everyday you try,
To put behind the love that left,
In every tear you cry,
This is for those love left behind,
When it has been unfair,
And left behind a broken heart,
With pieces everywhere.

Verse II
You’re sleeping in an empty bed,
On mostly sleepless nights,
You spend your time in yesterday,
No happiness in sight,
You never want to love again,
And feel that you were blind,
But now you know that it’s too late,
When you’ve been left behind.

Chorus
This is for those love left behind,
When everyday you try,
To put behind the love that left,
In every tear you cry,
This is for those love left behind,
When it has been unfair,
And left behind a broken heart,
With pieces everywhere.

Outro
You think you’re hurting by yourself,
It’s playing on your mind,
But one day you will smile again,
When you leave that love behind.

Discography

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Set List

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