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Randy Travis
Randy Travis


Background information
Birth name Randy Bruce Traywick
Born May 4, 1959
Origin Marshville, North Carolina, U.S.
Genre(s) Country
Gospel
Years active 1978—present
Label(s) DreamWorks
Word Entertainment
Curb Records
Associated acts Dolly Parton
Alan Jackson
Carrie Underwood
Josh Turner
Paul Overstreet
Website Website



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Randy Travis Album


Around The Bend (07/15/2008)
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Just around the bend nobody knows
Still that's where everybody wants to go
Might be a mile right up ahead
All I really know is that I'm not there yet

When I was a child I thought as a child
And I had no fear of all things wild
Crawl turned to a walk, walk turned to a run
Run turned to a leap, hair in the wind
Taking that one step forward around the bend
Here I go

I don't know what waits but I am not afraid
I'll just make my own sweet way around the bend

See I've been alone and I've been loved
I've turned the other cheek, I've taken off the gloves
I still got the fight, still the thirst
I just keep on searching for better or worse
Here I go

I don't know what waits but I am not afraid
I'll just make my own sweet way around the bend

One day I'll wake on a distant shore
My soul someplace it's never been before

I don't know what waits but I am not afraid
I'll just make my own sweet way around the bend
Here I go

. . .


You’re hand was wrapped around the bottle
You’re arm wrapped around her waist
You were running that full throttle
Big smile upon your face
You were the life of the party
But it was only in your mind
I hate to be the one to tell you
You didn’t have a good time

Well I bet you don’t remember
Knelling in that bathroom stall
Praying for salvation
And cursing alcohol
And you went right back to drinking
Like everything was fine
But let’s be honest with each other
You didn’t have a good time

So take a good hard look in the mirror
And drink that image down
I’m truth that you can’t run from
I’m the conscience you can’t drown
And the happiness you want so bad
You ain’t gonna find
Until you start believing
You didn’t have a good time

When you woke up this morning
I guess you just assumed
That you got something out of
The empty bottles in this room
There ain’t an angel that can save you
Whyen you’re listening to the wine
And the demons want to tell you
You didn’t have a good time

(Chorus)

Somebody had to tell you
You didn’t have a good time

. . .


Sunday mornin' was a fight
I was runnun' from a clip-on tie
It took Daddy's belt to get me into my Sunday best
Lord's Supper would go on past
Cracker crumbs and a little shot glass
I was starvin' to death 'cause I didn't know Jesus yet
But I was saved by a month-old Twinkle in my corduroy coat
When every head bowed, every eye closed

Amazing Grace don't make a sound
Or Momma's gonna wear that backside out while shoutin' hallelujah
If you raised your hand or came on down
To repent of your sins there'd be little kid starin' a hole right through ya
But I wasn't no angel so I wasn't gonna throw no stones
When every head bowed, every eye closed

Pass the plate and altar call
Every verse of "I Surrender All"
Squirming in my seat tummy growlin' like a grizzly bear
We'd hit the door when the service closed
Hopped in the car, burned up on the road
Straight to KFC 'cause we're gonna beat the Catholics there
While they're still confessing we were blessing our mashed potatoes
With every head bowed, every eye closed

While Daddy says grace put that fork back down
Or Momma's gonna wear that backside out while shoutin' hallelujah
I could have sworn I lost 15 pounds
Lust for finger-lickin' greasy fried children burns a hole right through ya
While Daddy's still prayin' everybody's dinner's done got cold
With every head bowed, every eye closed

Well God never struck me down
Guess he thought it was a pretty good show
With every head bowed, every eye closed
Every head bowed, every eye closed

. . .


Back when I was still in school
I got taught as a rule
That my heart could always fool my head
So I tripped and fell a lot
Learning what true love was not
Till one evening Mama said we ought to talk

CHORUS
She said love is a gamble
It’s a chance that you take
You lay your heart down
And you bet it won’t break
You bet your sweet dreams
Won’t get tattered and torn
But when that happens
You must shake off those blues
Just remember you’ve got nothing to lose
But you’ve had true love since the day you were born
Since the day you were born

Then she told me all she knew
About what makes true love true
And it hasn’t much to do with heat
Young hearts race and then grow still
Passion cools and always will
But a river just keeps filling up the sea

CHORUS
You see love is a gamble
It’s a chance that you take
You lay your heart down
And you bet it won’t break
You bet your sweet dreams
Won’t get tattered and torn
But when that happens
You must dream up some more
When you find it you’ll have seen it before
But you’ve had true love
Since the day you were born

CHORUS
Love is a gamble
It’s a chance that you take
To lay your heart down
And you bet it won’t break
You bet your sweet dreams
Won’t get tattered and torn
But when that happens
You must shake off those blues
And just remember you got nothing to lose
You’ve had true love
Since the day you were born
Since the day you were born

. . .



Idon't have faith in technology
even though we created it
all this stuff just breaks down anyway
and you can never get it fixed
but i do have faith in you

i don't have faith in politics
but i do believe in the will of the people
i don't know much about big time religion
but i believe in the cross on the steeple
and i do have faith in you

and after all this time
the lie becomes the truth
we traded in our innocence and sacrificed our youth
but you give your love
the one thing i can't lose
you believe in me
and i still have faith in you

the more i search for my significance
and i wonder have i made a difference
in any body's life since I've been here
i can hear your laughter
it's the sweetest sound I've ever known
i don't know how love happens
but i know I'm not alone
and i do have faith in you

and after all this time
sometimes i see the truth
but I'm touched by your innocence
and now I'm not confused
but you give your love
the one thing i can't lose
you believe in me
and i still have faith in you

i do have faith in you...


. . .


Ain’t no use to sit and wonder why babe
If you don’t know by now
Ain’t no use to sit and wonder why babe
It’ll never do somehow
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window babe and I’ll be gone
You’re the reason I keep travelin’ on
But don’t think twice it’s all right

Ain’t no use in turning on your light babe
That light I’ve never known
Ain’t no use in turning on your light babe
I’m on the dark side of the road
Wishin’ there was something you could do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
But we never did too much talkin’ anyway
But don’t think twice it’s all right

Ain’t no use in callin’ out my name now
Like you never done before
Ain’t no use in callin’ out my name gal
I can’t hear you anymore
Walkin’ and a thinkin’
Goin’ down this road
I once loved a woman
A child I’m told
I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don’t think twice it’s all right

So long honey baby
Where I’m bound I can’t tell
Goodbye is just too good a word babe
I’ll just say fare thee well
I ain’t sayin’ you treated me unkind
You could have done much better babe
But I don’t mind
You just wasted some of my precious time
But don’t think twice it’s all right

Don’t think twice it’s all right

. . .



I promised to, on the day we wed
Till death do us part, yeah that was what I said
But things have changed, senses I made that vow
The love I felt for you is so much deeper now
So I’ve made up my mind

When the family sings, sweat bye and bye
They might as well go on and tell us both good-bye
Because you've come to be, my heart and soul
The air I breathe or reason there’s live in these bones
So I’ve made up my mind, girl if it’s your time

They can dig two graves, just carve one stone
Because without you here, I won't last long
Your loves the blood, running through these vines
So if he calls you home, they can dig two graves
Sure let the good lord one ask me to be that strong
Because is kills me just to think about you being gone

They can dig two graves, just carve one stone
Because without you here, I won't last long
Your loves the blood, running through these vines
So if he calls you home, they can dig two graves
Tell the lord above, no need to wait
So if he calls you home, they can dig two graves


. . .


I can’t believe I’m standing out here in the yard
Starin’ at those treadmarks you left with your car
Before you get too far out of town
I hope you turn it around
I didn’t think you had it in you
Who’d have thought you’d really leave
It’s kind of like some movie I wish I’d never seen
You left and left my world upside down
You’ve got to turn it around

CHORUS
It’s safe to say I’ve underestimated how strong you are
Apparently girl you’ve got what it takes to break my heart
You’ve everything I need I know
Right now I want to hold you close
And all I can do is pray that you’ll come home

It’s probably a safe bet that you ain’t comin’ back
I made some big mistakes I’ll admit to that
If there’s still a chance that we can work this out
My life’s got to change starting now
I’m going to turn it around

I can’t believe I’m standin’ out here in the yard
Starin’ at those treadmarks you left with your car
Before you get too far out of town
My life’s going to change starting now
I need to turn it around

Baby turn it around

. . .


He tore down the work of 17 years brick by brick
And stone by stone
No hammer was swingin' cause cheatin' and drinkin'
Don't need no help wreckin' a home
Ah, but when he came back through the dust and the rubble
Of what he had once called his life
He dropped to his knees in sheer disbelief of the total destruction inside

There were empty closets and empty drawers
And a tearstained note on the kitchen floor
And burning memories in the fireplace
He waited too late to say he was wrong
His house was still standing but his home was gone
Brother, you would not believe
What you can see From Your Knees

Right then and there in an old sinner's prayer
He told things he'd kept in the dark
There was no use in lying cause the man who was listening
Could see every room in his heart
Ah, he took empty whisky bottles, little black book and all
To the fire she left on the grate
Ah, sometimes a man will change on his own
But sometimes I tell you it takes

Empty closets and empty drawers
And a tearstained note on the kitchen floor
And burning memories in the fireplace
He waited to late to say he was wrong
His house was still standing he'd fight for his home
Brother, you would not believe, oh you would not believe
What you can see from your knees

. . .


I drive around with the trunk tied down with a bungee cord
'Cause I hopped a curb, backed into her new boyfriend's Ford
And down the hall there's a hole in the wall that's hard to miss
It's about the size and shape of my right busted fist

Chorus
Everything I own has got a dent
It's cracked or scratched, ripped or torn, banged up or slightly bent
Why should my heart be any different
Everything that I own has got a dent

She used to say I'm a man who's way too hard on stuff
And she let me know that that also goes for our love
I guess her heart's like that old dead goldfish I forgot to feed
And mine's like that dirt bike I wrapped around a tree

Everything I own has got a dent
It's cracked or scratched, ripped or torn, banged up or slightly bent
Why should my heart be any different
Everything that I own has got a dent

In the side, a hole in the back
A big piece of junk, ready for the trash
Better days gone, heart just keeps on beating away

Everything I own has got a dent
It's cracked or scratched, ripped or torn, banged up or slightly bent
Why should my heart be any different
Everything that I own, can't find one thing that don't
Everything that I own has got a dent

Oh, A big ol' dent

. . .


High up in the mountains cutting the timbers down
All I do from dusk to dawn is follow that mule around
I had no intentions of staying away this long
But I guess I won't be home 'til I'm dead and gone

Picked peaches down in Georgia, cotton in Tennessee
Trying to make a livin's going to be the death of me
So if you want to find me just look where the wind has blown
Hun, I won't be home 'til I'm dead and gone

Chorus
Go find another fella if you want to
I won't say you ever done me wrong
This of heart ain't nothing to hold onto
Hun, I won't be home 'til I'm dead and gone

Instrumental break

Up here in these tall pines leanin' into the wind
Doing my best to catch my breath 'till I hit the road again
The only thing I know how to do is keep on rambling on
I guess I won't be home 'til I'm dead and gone

Go find another fella if you want to
I won't say you ever done me wrong
This of heart ain't nothing to hold onto
Hun, I won't be home 'til I'm dead and gone

There's a great big shade tree shadowing the stones
Where I want you to lay me down to rest my weary bones
There ain't really nowhere else in this earth I belong
Guess I won't be home 'til I'm dead and gone

Go find another fella if you want to
I won't say you ever done me wrong
This of heart ain't nothing to hold onto
Hun, I won't be home 'til I'm dead and gone
Hun, I won't be home 'til I'm dead and gone

Instrumental to end

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