Lyrics and songs from Kimmie Rhodes

 

 

 

 

West Texas Heaven

I left West Texas heaven (it was the only one I've ever known.)
I've been on the road down here driving with my blinders on.
All life was to me was like a truck stop where you want to stay.
I never even saw it when you built your dream right in my way.
 No, I just passed on through it like a lonely town.

Playing in my head I heard this music like a radio
in another town somebody turned on somewhere down the road.
Everywhere I turned I tuned in something that you had to say.
Your signal never cleared I guess it matters that you're so far away.
 So, I just passed on through like a lonely town.

I left West Texas heaven. No, I guess I'm never going back that way.
Did your love get lost,Babe,or did your love just get misplaced?
Everywhere I go the ghost of you just follows me.
Everywhere I go I hear you whisper down my empty streets.
Everywhere I go looks like a lonely town.

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

Hard promises to keep

 

I'm trying to believe in forever
I'm trying to believe in the little jewel box life we lead
Babe, I get so close sometimes,
But all I really know is I believe that we've been making
hard promises to keep.

You want me to believe in forever.
Do you know how tight I'm holding just to keep my grip on yesterday?
I'm trying hard to see the pretty picture that you paint for me.
Do you know how tight I'm holding to
hard promises to keep?


Promises are like little diamonds.
Promises are like little hearts
you meant to give away.
I thought you'd want them back someday.
I've kept them for you anyway,
but I know when I've been given
hard promises to keep.

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 


Wild roses

I've seen them down in the valley,
wild roses that grow by the side of the road,
and they don't really mind if you pick them
and they don't really care if you leave them alone.

Wild roses... Wild roses open their hearts gently by the by.
Wild roses grow unattended and nobody ever knows why.
When the sun goes down in the valley
there's music in the night that it brings,
and the roses quietly listen
to the song that the whipporwill sings.


Wild roses ... wild roses open their hearts gently by the by.
Wild roses grow unattended and nobody ever knows why.
You won't hear the sound of them leaving
as they softly fade into the snow,
and they don't really care if you pick them.
Wild roses just grow by the side of the road.
Wild roses just grow by the side of the road.

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

Just to be near you

When the wind blows, it blows
When it goes, it goes
Sends the dust devils flying
In your mirror.
When the cotton trees
Applaud the summer breeze
The silver leaves fall at your feet
Just to be near you.

Maybe you'll look back
When the dirt stops flying
And see that my whole world is dying
Just to have you back again.

When the winter rain
Hits your window pane
You know it only wanted in
Just to be near you.
When the moon hangs low
I wonder if you know
Even the night falls at your feet
Just to be near you.

And the nighttime voices
Are moaning and sighing
Sounding like the crickets crying
Just to have you back again.

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

Maybe we'll just disappear

 

Lately you look like you're wondering which way to go

Babe, I don't know.
Maybe we'll drop through the trap door of wisdom untold
that'll lead us down pathways of gold
Or just like the plan for the hungry or the wars that we wage
I guess that its likely someday
that maybe we'll just disappear.


Like one of those stories about UFOs
dinosaur bones or the dust bowl
oh baby, maybe we'll just disappear.


Wish I could unravel the mystery you hold in your soul
oh,but how would I know.
We could go over the edge that we been living on
for so long.
Or in our biographies, maybe our normal will change
when we reach the next page
or maybe we'll just disappear.


Like one of those stories about UFOs
the Berlin wall or the buffalos
Oh, Baby, maybe we'll just disappear.

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

Be mine

 

When the green green spring
Is waiting for the sun to shine
It knows the sun will shine
In time ... in time ...
How long until dawn?
Is there any sign?
How long till your love will be mine?

The sweetest dream
I ever dreamed in all my life
Was one of having you
In time ... in time ...
Are you ever gonna' wake up
From the sleep you sleep?
How long till your love will be mine?

Be mine
Be mine
How long till your love will be mine?

I've heard it said
That a thousand years is like a day,
Just a twinkle of an eye
In time ... in time...
Just a moment full of grace
My whole life would be
If you could say that your love could be mine.

Be mine
Be mine
How long till your love will be mine?

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

Git you a job

 

Early every morning on Tin Pan Alley, you could hear 'em rattlin' round
Old Jefferson the trash man and his little boy, Junior Brown.
Man, he was a real big talker, talkin' to that kid
We'd listen out the window, you could hear every word he said.
He said, "Son, ya got them baggy pants, your shoes are full of holes."
The little boy belongs to the trash man's, got a long way to go.

Gonna' git you a job as a water boy in the cafe down the street.
People gonna' come and drink that water just to hear you sing.
Rich lady tip you a quarter from the mansion on the hill
Song man come, pick you up, probably tip you a dollar bill.
Say, tell you what I'm gonna' do, I'm gonna' get you a job at the Can Can Show.
The little boy belongs to the trash man's got a long way to go.

Gonna' work a little while for the Can Can, sing and dance for the folks.
Git you a job on Broadway, playin' in a big time show.
Little boy says, "Hey, Daddy, hey, Daddy, tell me more."
Daddy says, "You're nearly eight years old, we better git you something goin'.
People gonna' call you Mister, hang a big star on the door."
Little boy belongs to the trash man's got a long way to go.

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

 

I never heard you say

 

There was something about you that scared me
Could be a snake in your eyes.
But you swore to my heart that you loved me
And you'd never tell me lies.
So I taught my ears not to listen
And I guess that was my mistake
But did you ever promise forever?
I never heard you say.

Your love was like a diamond
Oh how it sparkled and shined.
I looked from every angle
But I never could see inside.
So I learned not to question your brilliance,
Though it faded a little each day.
What was your reason for fading?
I never heard you say.

One morning as I lay sleeping
I dreamed of a morning so cold
I felt a wind blow through me
That chilled me to my soul.
I never heard what you were saying
But I felt your kiss on my face.
Someday, will you be returning?
I never heard you say.

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

The corner of the bar

 

From the corner of the bar I can see all of Paris.
I can see my whole life pass before my eyes,
and from a million miles away I should have seen it clearly,
but somehow now I see your face on every stranger passing by.

Looks like such a big 'ol world but you're the only one
who really means the world to me when it's all said and done.
Isn't it a funny thing to have to come so far
just to see everything from the corner of a bar?

From the corner of the bar I whispered Viva La France.
Oh,listen to the heart of Paris. It's beating like a lullaby.
Somewhere in the stars I hear your voice returning,singing,
"Where Is My Love" as I stare off into the nighttime sky.

Looks like such a big 'ol world but you're the only one
who really means the world to me when it's all said and done.
Isn't it a funny thing to have to come so far
just to see everything from the corner of the bar?

Oh, Sil vous plais garçon
Je vous dire encore de vin.
'Cause I can see the whole world from the corner of this bar !

Words & Music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

 

Home John

 

I know it's been a long long journey
I know you're tired from your trip
I can see your pace is slowin' down
An' I can feel you're losin' your grip
I know it must seem like a million miles
But you'll never be all alone
I'll be with you ev'ry step
So John please take us on home

Take us on home John
Take us on home
Take us on home
Where we can rest our weary bones

We know at the end of this journey
Another one'll soon begin
We know it's a constant struggle
The game of life is hard to win
Maybe someday when it's better
We'll set our hearts at ease from now on
But now all we got is each other
So John please take us on home

Take us on home John
Take us on home
Take us on home
Where we can rest our weary bones

Maybe when the struggle is over
We'll have a brand new life
You'll be a golden chariot
And I'll have wings to fly
We'll sail away over golden streets
If there's such a thing goin' on
But we ain't made it to Heaven yet
So John please take us on home

Take us on home John
Take us on home
Take us on home
Where we never more will roam...

words & music
Jimmy Day /BMI

 

 

I'm gonna fly

 

The sunbird sings in the silver valley
and a song drifts in through the clouds down tornado alley.
The sunbird sings and freedom rings.
The valley moon may shine but not in my eyes.

I'm gonna fly...
I'm gonna fly...

The sunbird's song's for what he longs for.
Other loves may shine as bright but not in my eyes.
My heart can only make one sound
like a whipporwill in the midnight.

I'm gonna fly...
I'm gonna fly...

Father sky's crying 'cause mother Earth is dying
and the sunbird he just sits there and sings about miracles.
a little time and a little more time
and the valley moon may shine but not in my eyes.

I'm gonna fly...
I'm gonna fly...

words & music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music

 

 

Les roses sauvages

 

Je les ai vues au fond de la vallee
Les roses sauvages qui poussent au bord du chemin.
Elles se moquent d'etre coeuillies.
Elles se moquent d'etre laissees seules.

Les roses sauvages, les roses sauvages
ouvrent leur coeur
ou le vent les emporte.
Les roses sauvages poussent toutes seules
et personne ne sait pourquoi.


Quand le soleil se couche au fond de la vallee
Des notes de musique se perdent dans la nuit
et les roses tranquilement ecoutent
la chanson des cigales.

Les roses sauvages, les roses sauvages
ouvrent leur coeur
ou le vent les emporte.
Les roses sauvages poussent toutes seules
et personne ne sait pourquoi.


Vous ne les entendrez pas s 'en aller
elles se fanneront doucement sur un tapis de neige.
Les roses sauvages se moquent d'etere coeuillies.
Les roses sauvages poussent ainsi au bord de chemin.
Les roses sauvages poussent ainsi au bord de chemin.


words & music: Kimmie Rhodes
Irving Music/Gracey-Rhodes Music
French lyric translation:Patrick Coutin