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What drives you (2009)

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[expand title="Boxes and Blankets" trigclass="noarrow" rel="lyrics-highlander"]

Well I hitch up trailers and I sweep out trucks Those big yellow rentals you see all the time All day folks come in here their roots all pulled up I’ve got to ask where don’t need to know why


They come in here hopeful they come in here hurt I’ve seen ‘em happy and hateful and all in between Most don’t even notice the name on my shirt Just say how many boxes and blankets they need


So pack ‘em up move ‘em out oh hit the highway Goodbye and good luck out there on the road When your life’s loaded up out in the driveway Remember what boxes and blankets won’t hold


They’re looking for answers somewhere in the distance Leaving their troubles, chasing their dreams They take what they’ve got and run after what’s missing But all that I care is these trucks come back clean


So pack ‘em up move ‘em out oh hit the highway Goodbye and good luck out there on the road When your life’s loaded up out in the driveway Remember what boxes and blankets won’t hold


‘Cause I’ve hooked up two-wheelers to rusted out Chevy’s For folks who would shake my hand, tip me, and smile But there’s some with two semis who barely look at me They still think the world owes them unlimited miles


So pack ‘em up move ‘em out oh hit the highway Goodbye and good luck out there on the road When your life’s loaded up out in the driveway Remember what boxes and blankets won’t hold Yeah remember what boxes and blankets won’t hold ‘Cause there’s somethings that boxes and blankets won’t hold

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Diving in a cloud of dust, the kid was born for second base The story goes that he had learned, to turn two before he turned eight I had won his momma’s heart, but he wasn’t gonna let me in He told me that his old man promised one day he’d come back for him


He made it clear to me that one thing wouldn’t change His uniform would keep his father’s last name


Sometimes he’d wear it like a badge He wasn’t gonna cut me any slack But I was gonna be a dad No matter what the name across his back


Freshman year I took his glove, I said get your average up to B’s Sophomore year I caught him drunk, no ball for three whole weeks Every now and then I’d catch him laughing at my jokes But more than once it got to where we almost came to blows


Sometimes he’d wear it like a badge He wasn’t gonna cut me any slack But I was gonna be a dad No matter what the name across his back


I loved to watch him play, I never missed a game at home And somewhere along the way, it felt just like he was my own


End of season Senior year, I wondered where the time went This would be his last game, next year he would be pre-med He stepped out of the dugout smiled at me and tipped his cap Turned and ran out on the field and my jaw went slack ‘Cause on his uniform was my last name, across his back Across his back…

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I wrestled with it, tried to drown it after love went south on me Before too long being all alone was what I thought I needed to be


I held up my guard kept a good grip on my heart But when you wrapped me in your arms


You let me let go of lonely You let me let go when you showed me That falling again was something I could do I knew it right when you touched me You jumped right on in and loved me All I think about is holding on to you You let me let go, let go of lonely


Your tender hands touched me and led me down a whole new road The way I’m feelin’ has got me believin’ forever’s where this goes And from where I’ve been it’s like I was born again Yeah it all happened when


You let me let go of lonely You let me let go when you showed me That falling again was something I could do I knew it right when you touched me You jumped right on in and loved me All I think about is holding on to you You let me let go, let go of…


Lonely days and lonely nights I’d convinced myself I was doing fine Truth is I was hanging on for dear life


You let me let go of lonely You let me let go when you showed me That falling again was something I could do I knew it right when you touched me You jumped right on in and loved me All I think about is holding on to you You let me let go, You let me let go, let go of lonely

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I had his arm draped ’round my neck We must’ve looked like quite the pair The bourbon was heavy on his breath Father, son and a flight of stairs


It was a none too pretty glimpse Of what was haunting him


Daddy’s demon didn’t bother with disguise It took it’s toll right before my eyes No regard for youth or innocence Passed down like some inheritance Daddy’s demon


He lost that battle four years later And the time we lost just eats at me And I’m not proud to say it But I came to know the enemy


So I take the days now one by one For fear of what I could become


Daddy’s demon didn’t bother with disguise It took it’s toll right before my eyes No regard for youth or innocence Passed down like some inheritance Daddy’s demon, Daddy’s demon


Now I watch my little angels sleeping Lost in some peaceful dream Damn me if I’ll let that demon Get the best of me


Daddy’s demon didn’t bother with disguise It took it’s toll right before my eyes No regard for youth or innocence Passed down like some inheritance Daddy’s demon, daddy’s demon

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[expand title="What Drives You" trigclass="noarrow" rel="lyrics-highlander"]

Is some kind of magic surging through your veins Your flyin’ like a jet fuel burning bullet train


I’m not in this to just hold on I want to know what you are running on


I’m gonna get to you if it’s the last thing I do I’m gonna get to what drives you I’m gonna see through down to your every move I’m gonna get to what drives you


Do you feel me flat our racing to catch your scene Well I’m hell bent set on chasing the mystery


And I’m in no mood to slow it down And I will not quit ’til I figure you out


I’m gonna get to you if it’s the last thing I do I’m gonna get to what drives you I’m gonna see through down to your every move I’m gonna get to what drives you…


Into my soul Into my days Into my dreams Whatever it takes


I’m gonna get to you if it’s the last thing I do I’m gonna get to what drives you I’m gonna see through down to your every move Gonna get to what drives you


I’m gonna get to you if it’s the last thing I do I’m gonna get to what drives you Gonna see through down to your every move I’m gonna get to what drives you What drives you, Oh yeah…

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How many times have we been here dancin’ round this thing As the night fell around us just hangin’ out and talking


Yeah it’s been building inside of both our hearts And it sure took it’s own time to get us where we are


A long sweet kiss One that you’d wait for all your life One I wish wasn’t happening right In the middle of goodbye


Cause we both know it’s over Lord knows we tried I won’t say that we gave up we just ran out of fight


What’s running through my veins is the fear of being alone And how I’m gonna land after I let go of this…


Long sweet kiss One that you’d wait for all your life One I wish wasn’t happening right In the middle of goodbye


So our love has come to this All that’s left now is to seal it with


A long sweet kiss One that you’d wait for all your life One I wish wasn’t happening right In the middle of goodbye Right in the middle of goodbye

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Rollin’ down the road I hear the same damn song They keep playin’ it and I keep hating it The singer’s going on about his broken heart How it all went wrong, love long gone


His story’s easy to believe Sounds like it was written about me


Damn you radio the songs you play Damn the teardrops running down my face Damn that little dial well within my reach I can’t bring myself to turn off her memory It’s my own fault I can’t let her go…but Damn you radio


Flip the station don’t know what I’m looking for Then I land on one playing our old song About two hearts that find a way to beat the odds Growing old together, love that lasts forever


Reminding me of just how good it was Maybe someday it won’t hit me like it does


Damn you radio the songs you play Damn the teardrops running down my face Damn that little dial well within my reach I can’t bring myself to turn off her memory It’s my own fault I can’t let her go... but Damn you radio

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If you were the devil you could tempt me into wantin’ The everlasting life of eternal salvation If you were my preacher I wouldn’t miss a sermon I’d be kneelin’ in the front pew every Sunday my salvation


If you were the sky my favorite color would be blue If you were a lie I’d swear every word was true


Baby, that’s the kind of hold you got on me I can’t imagine my heart ever wanting to be free You laid your hands on me and baby every since Been tangled in your love and easy to convince That’s the kind of hold you got on me


If you were a prison cell and I was guilty of the crime If I got less than life I’d beg the judge for more time


And girl what I would do I’d tell ‘em throw away that key ‘Cause every minute with you is such a sweet release


Baby, that’s the kind of hold you got on me I can’t imagine my heart ever wanting to be free You laid your hands on me and baby every since Been tangled in your love and easy to convince That’s the kind of hold you got on me


‘Cause when you’re in my head there’s nothing else I know When you’re in my arms girl I just can’t let go


Baby, that’s the kind of hold you got on me I can’t imagine my heart ever wanting to be free You laid your hands on me and baby every since Been tangled in your love and easy to convince That’s the kind of hold That’s the kind of hold That’s the kind of hold you got on me

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[expand title="I Couldn’t Live With Me Either" trigclass="noarrow" rel="lyrics-highlander"]

They say rock bottom is the place you gotta go Before you can make amends Well I know I’ve been there as low as you can get Where the lying ends and the truth begins


But it’s a brand new day and I’m looking in the mirror And for once in my life I’m not ashamed


I’m a better man for the ways that I’ve changed For the days that I spent losing you I was a foolish man for who I’d become I wouldn’t blame you girl if you’d left me forever Oh I, I couldn’t live with me either


I wish there was a way everyone like me Could have someone like you Someone to keep believing keep knowing in their heart That there’s a reason to, what did I do


To deserve your love again to get this second chance Baby you’re the reason I survived


I’m a better man for the ways that I’ve changed For the days that I spent losing you I was a foolish man for who I’d become I wouldn’t blame you girl if you’d left me forever Oh I, I couldn’t live with me either


To deserve your love again to get this second chance Baby you’re the reason I survived


I’m a better man for the ways that I’ve changed For the days that I spent losing you I was a foolish man for who I’d become I wouldn’t blame you girl if you’d left me forever Oh I, I couldn’t live with me either No I, I couldn’t live with me either

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I used to need eyes in the back of my head To see if where I’d been’s where I should be instead But not anymore


Drove myself crazy climbed every fence Looking for greener grass trying to take every chance Knockin’ on every door but that was before


I got you and you got me And whatever else we need Is just life and livin’s so easy to doooo ‘Cause I got you


Yeah we all stumble through mostly messin’ things up But every once in a while if we’re lucky enough On some long lonely night


We get so damn lost that we finally give in Let go and let someone else take our hand And it opens our eyes well you opened mine yeah


I got you and you got me And whatever else we need Is just life and livin’s so easy to doooo ‘Cause I got you


And I swear I’ll hold on tight I got you Finally now I know I got it right hey, yeah…


I got you and you got me And whatever else we need Is just life and livings so easy to doooo ‘Cause I got you and you got me And that’s everything we need It’s so right and livin’s so easy to dooooooooooooo ‘Cause I got you I got you

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When the world keeps wanting more and I’ve given all I can When I feel like someone else ’cause I’ve forgotten who I am When every step I take is full of hesitation You’re my salvation


The truth the heart You’re everything I know A look, a touch A whispered invitation You’re my salvation


When the dark is everywhere and I can’t find the light When I’m down on my knees prayin’ for a sign When out of nowhere lightning strikes the soul of my foundation Yeah you’re my salvation


The truth the heart You’re everything I know A look, a touch A whispered invitation You’re my salvation You’re my salvation


And even when I run away I find you You’re always coming to my rescue


The truth the heart You’re everything I know A look, a touch A whispered invitation You’re my salvation You’re my salvation When the world keeps wanting more and I’ve given all I can

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[expand title="The Answers" trigclass="noarrow" rel="lyrics-highlander"]

Everyday I watched him filling in the blanks Sitting with his crossword on the couch After going into work before the sun came up So he’d be home when school was out


He gave me comic strips he’d cut out with his ballpoint pen And I’d ask about the words I didn’t know Wondering if when I grew up I would figure out the puzzles on my own


I was sure my dad was the smartest man alive


He had the answers, he solved them all in black and white The answers, they were right there all the time They smelled like smoke and Old Spice Felt like a stubble kiss goodnight I could look in his eyes and see the answers Smiling back at me


I remember now he never said to much I guess his voice got lost along the way Later on I realized he drank until it closed his eyes And there he’d lay


But where do we find heroes without weaknesses I wish he knew a hero’s what he was For keeping what he fought inside And somehow making sure that I saw only love


Though I know he never thought he got it right


He had the answers, he solved them all in black and white The answers, they were right there all the time They smelled like smoke and Old Spice Felt like a stubble kiss goodnight I could look in his eyes and see The answers smiling back at me


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if he could see All the gifts he never knew he gave to me


They smelled like smoke and Old Spice Felt like a stubble kiss goodnight I could look in his eyes and see The answers, smiling back at me The answers, he had the answers

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