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Wheatland County Line (Acoustic Version)

Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

I haven’t won the lottery                                                                                                                                                           
Though I play my numbers faithfully                                                                                                                
And Oprah isn’t calling me                                                                                                                                                       
Cause she wants to be my friend                                                                                                                      
I got another bill today                                                                                                                                                              
It’s in the stack I haven’t paid                                                                                                                             
They’re gonna take my car away                                                                                                                       
If I don’t send the money in                                                                                                                               
 
But I’m a lucky girl, I’m a lucky girl                                                                                                                  
I’ve got you and baby you’ve got me                                                                 
I’m a lucky girl, yeah a lucky girl                                                                                                
And when I look into your eyes                                                                                                
I see waterfalls and butterflies                                                                                                  
An ever-loving paradise                                                                                                             
You wrapped and gave to me                                                                                                    
 
At the Stop and Shop I thought I’d find                                                                                                                                  
Porterhouse for two ninety-nine                                                                                                                      
Instead they had a sold-out sign                                                                                                                                              
So I caved and bought some fudge                                                                                                                   
The toilet broke with my morning flush                                                                                                                                 
And then I spilled my coffee cup                                                                                                                      
Right before the dog threw up                                                                                                                          
On my oriental rug                                                                                                                                              
 
But I’m a lucky girl, I’m a lucky girl                                                                                                                  
I’ve got you and baby you’ve got me                                                                 
I’m a lucky girl, yeah a lucky girl                                                                                                
And when I look into your eyes                                                                                                
I see biker bars and cherry pies                                                                                                
An ever-loving paradise                                                                                                             
You wrapped and gave to me                                                                                                    
 
I’d be taking chances                                                                                                                                           
Just getting out of bed                                                                                                                                        
So let’s improve the odds                                                                                                                                    
And keep making love instead                                                                                                 
 
I’m a lucky girl, I’m a lucky girl                                                                                                                         
I’ve got you and baby you’ve got me                                                                 
I’m a lucky girl, yeah a lucky girl                                                                                                
And when I look into your eyes                                                                                                
I see ocean deep and endless skies                                                                                         
An ever-loving paradise                                                                                                             
You wrapped and gave to me                                                                                                    
How lucky can one girl be                                                                                                          
Yeah, how lucky can one girl be                                                                                                
 
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

Black train coming                                                                                                                   
It won’t come for me                                                                                                                                     
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
It won’t come for me                                                                                                                                     
The wolves are at my door                                                                                                 
Got the devil by my side                                                                                                      
If I see that train                                                                                                                      
I’m gonna run and hide                                                                                                        
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
But it won’t come for me                                                                                                                                                                           
 
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
Coming around the bend                                                                                                                             
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
Coming around the bend                                                                                                                             
This world’s as sweet as honey                                                                                         
I don’t want to die                                                                                                                  
I can’t live forever                                                                                                                  
But I’m surely gonna try                                                                                                       
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
But it won’t come for me                                                                                                                                                                           
 
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
Hear that lonesome whistle blow                                                                                                             
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
Hear that lonesome whistle blow                                                                                                             
If you want to get to heaven                                                                                             
Got to hit your knees and pray                                                                                         
I’ll take my baby’s loving                                                                                                      
Over heaven any day                                                                                                            
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
But it won’t come for me                                                                                                                                                                           
 
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
Pass that whiskey bottle ‘round                                                                                                                
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
Pass that whiskey bottle ‘round                                                                                                                
When you get to heaven                                                                                                     
The streets are paved with gold                                                                                       
But if there ain’t no whiskey                                                                                              
Then heaven’s too damn cold                                                                                           
Black train coming                                                                                                                   
But it won’t come for me 
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

The first good look I got of you                                                                                                                     
It stopped me in my tracks                                                                                                                                                    
With curly hair and eyes so blue                                                                                                                                          
There weren’t no looking back                                                                                                                                           
There weren’t no looking back                                                                                                                                            
You courted me in summer time                                                                                                                                         
When heat filled up the sky                                                                                                                                                  
You promised you’d be loving me                                                                                                                                      
Until the day you died                                                                                                                                                            
Until the day you died                                                                                                                                                                                 
 
You’re the reason I’m aching                                                                                                                                             
You’re the reason I can’t go home                                                                                                                                           
You glittered like a diamond in that two-bit town                                                                              
You’re the reason I’m all alone                                                                                                                                                  
You’re the reason I’m all alone                                                                                                                                          
 
My back upon the piney ground
I laid my secrets bare
You took everything I had to give
Then laughing left me there
You left me lying there
I gathered up my scattered clothes
And vowed I would not weep
I swore to meet you face to face
And your promise you would keep
That promise you would keep
 
You’re the reason I’m aching
You’re the reason I can’t go home
You glittered like a diamond in that two-bit town
You’re the reason I’m all alone
You’re the reason I’m all alone
 
The revolver from my father’s desk
I took it into town
You were betting on a losing hand
When I aimed and shot you down
I aimed and shot you down
The prison doors will open soon
And the noose will hold me tight
But the day you threw away my love
Was the day you had to die
The day you had to die
 
You’re the reason I’m aching
You’re the reason I can’t go home
You glittered like a diamond in that two-bit town
You’re the reason I’m all alone
You’re the reason I’m all alone
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

We met by fate or happenstance                                                                                                              
A life or two ago                                                                                                                                               
And tied a lasting thread                                                                                                                               
Between the center of our souls                                                                                                                                        
This spin around the wheel                                                                                                                         
Had traveled over half its arc                                                                                                                      
When destiny revealed the road                                                                                                              
That brought you closer to my heart                                                                                                                                                       
 
My life has been an odyssey                                                                                                                       
A million wayward steps                                                                                                                               
I sailed in charted waters                                                                                                                              
When I should have dared the depths                                                                                                                             
I will find my destination                                                                                                                               
If you’ll be my northern star                                                                                                                       
You’re a thousand miles away                                                                                                                    
But you’ve never been closer to my heart                                                                                                                      
 
You give me every reason                                                                                                    
To believe that love will not be bound                                                                                    
By the counting of the seasons of our lives                                                                                                                  
And when our time has ended                                                                                                  
The future is extended                                                                                                         
By the power of the love that will survive                                                                                                                             
 
Some future morning far away                                                                                                                  
Two lovers will embrace                                                                                                                               
Who think that through a chance event                                                                                                 
They stumbled to that place                                                                                                                                                 
Each beginning has an ending                                                                                                                     
But their final au revoir                                                                                                                                  
Will hold the persevering trace of love                                                                                                   
That brought you closer to my heart                                                                                                                                 
 
Each beginning has an ending                                                                                                                     
But our final au revoir                                                                                                                                    
Will hold the persevering trace of love                                                                                                    That brought you closer to my heart
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

I’ve got a blueprint rolled up in the corner                                                                                                                                                                   
Let’s spread it out on the floor                                                                                                                                                                                         
The windows are big to catch the sunlight                                                                                                                                            
We’ll have a number and our name on the door                                                                                                                                
 
There’s a fireplace to warm us in the winter                                                                                                        
We’ll have dogs and cozy old chairs                                                                                                                         
Down by the fence there’ll be roses                                                                                                                       
And a room at the top of the stairs                                                                                                                           
 
For my red silk pajamas                                                                                                
Feet on the bed two by two                                                                                                                                                     
I’ll have red silk pajamas                                                                                                               
And you                                                                                                                                               
 
There’s a place for guitars and a Harley                                                                                                                  
And a porch where we’ll breathe the summer air                                                                                             
At the end of the day we’ll be climbing                                                                                                                  
To the room at the top of the stairs                                                                                                                          
 
With my red silk pajamas                                                                                                              
Feet on the bed two by two                                                                                                                                                     
I’ll have red silk pajamas                                                                                                               
And you                                                                                                                                               
 
Babe till the lights go out                                                                                                                            
You’ll have the best view in town                                                                                            
 
Of my red silk pajamas                                                                                                                  
Feet on the bed two by two                                                                                                                                                     
I’ll have red silk pajamas                                                                                                                And you
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

Crows are pecking at the corn out in the field                                                            
I ought to get down on my hands and knees and join them                                 
Things have gotten tight                                                                                                      
I remember what you said baby when I left                                                                
You wouldn’t hang around up on some shelf                                                             
And you meant it                                                                                                                    
You said your last goodbye                                                                                                 
And it’s cold out on the road tonight                                                                              
 
Why do I end up leaving                                                                                              
When there’s more than one reason to stay                                                      
Why do I keep on believing                                                                                        
Life is better                                                                                                                      
Further down the way                                                                                                  
 
A man with money at a local bar                                                                                       
Kept buying me drinks saying I’d go far in business                                                  
He would hire me on                                                                                                             
I thought about it some and I turned him down                                                        
No nine-to-five beats running around                                                                           
I’ll keep moving                                                                                                                       
Keep getting gone                                                                                                                  
Cause that’s the job of a fulltime vagabond                                                                                        
 
Why do I end up leaving                                                                                              
When there’s more than one reason to stay                                                      
Why do I keep on believing                                                                                        
Life is better                                                                                                                      
Further down the way
 
I’ve got ten more miles to my next destination                                                         
Gonna find some place where I can stay                                                                      
Another town where nobody knows me                                                                     
No memories getting in the way                                                                                      
 
Why do I end up leaving                                                                                              
When there’s too many reasons to stay                                                               
Why do I keep on believing                                                                                        
Life is better                                                                                                                      
Further down the way
Marcia Hayden Hendrick
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

The sunlight is dancing through a cotton-cloud sky

It’s hearing the music of a wandering star

I wish we could join with the notes as they fly

With a step two three turn from the place where we are

 

Babe won’t you take me dancing tonight

We’ll follow the rhythm like swallows in flight

The earth will not hold us we’ll aim for the heights

If you come with me

Dance with me

Baby tonight

 

I know that you’re resting from working all day

You’d rather stay settled in that old rocking chair

Let’s push back the rug, move the table away

And dance to a waltz all the way up the stairs

 

Babe won’t you take me dancing tonight

We’ll follow the rhythm like swallows in flight

The earth will not hold us we’ll aim for the heights

If you come with me

Dance with me

Baby tonight

 

The four-poster’s waiting to welcome us in

And join us in singing our favorite old song

We’ll pull off our clothes, rejoice in our skin

To remind us of where in the world we belong

 

Babe won’t you take me dancing tonight

We’ll follow the rhythm like swallows in flight

The earth will not hold us we’ll aim for the heights

If you come with me

Dance with me

Baby tonight

Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

I caught a glimpse of you on Sunday                                                                                       
Riding in a big black limousine                                                                                                                    
I tried to call you Monday                                                                                                            
But they said you had gone to New Orleans                                                                                         
You’re a legend in the pool halls                                                                                               
You rack them up and hit the pocket                                                                      
Girls keep giving you their number                                                                         
You got the touch and never lost it                                                                         
 
You’re a wing walker                                                                                                                     
Living on the edge of a knife                                                                                                      
You’re a smooth talker                                                                                                 
Doing what you need to survive                                                                                                 
You’re a dream stalker                                                                                                 
And I can’t get you out of my mind                                                                                                         
 
I was playing at O’Malley’s                                                                                          
I noticed when you walked in the door                                                                                                 
You took a table down in front                                                                                                  
And said I was your favorite troubadour                                                                                                 
My heart started pounding                                                                                                        
Like a school girl’s at a dance                                                                                      
You had your arm around a redhead                                                                      
But I thought I had a chance                                                                                       
 
You’re a wing walker                                                                                                                     
Living on the edge of a knife                                                                                                      
You’re a smooth talker                                                                                                 
Doing what you need to survive                                                                                                 
You’re a dream stalker                                                                                                 
And I can’t get you out of my mind                                                                                                         
 
I’ve got visions of your loving                                                                                    
Filling my imagination                                                                                                    
I can’t stop myself from falling                                                                                                  
Cause that train has left the station                                                                        
 
You’re a wing walker                                                                                                                     
Living on the edge of a knife                                                                                                      
You’re a smooth talker                                                                                                 
Doing what you need to survive                                                                                                
You’re a dream stalker                                                                                                  And I can’t get you out of my mind
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

In winter I like to feast my eyes
On pages of descriptions
And glossy three-by-fives
Varieties I can’t resist                                                                                    
Get added to my growing list                                                                                                                     
I order up and wait                                                                                            
For the boxes to arrive
 
I’ve got sun and rain                                                                                      
And I have to weed again                                                                                    
I’ve tilled the soil and planted seeds                                                      
Gave it everything a garden needs                                                         
I’ll offer no apology                                                                                                        
For creating veggie ecstasy                                                                         
Up there in the hills                                                                                                       
With my garden and me                                                                              
 
The magic in each packet of seeds                                                                                  
Is beyond my comprehension                                                                                           
But I see and I believe                                                                                                                                  
That curled within each wrinkled speck                                                                                         
Life is waiting to eject                                                                                                                                   
And grow to be the bounty                                                                                                
I surely love to eat                                                                                                                  
 
I’ve got sun and rain                                                                                      
And I have to weed again                                                                                    
I’ve tilled the soil and planted seeds                                                      
Gave it everything a garden needs                                                         
I’ll offer no apology                                                                                                        
For creating veggie ecstasy                                                                         
Up there in the hills                                                                                                       
With my garden and me                                                                              
 
There’s peas and scarlet runner beans                                                                          
Lettuce, chard and mustard greens                                                                                
Garlic, dill and onion too                                                                                                                              
Add flavor to a veggie stew                                                                                                
With broccoli and ruby beets                                                                                             
And radish for a spicy treat                                                                                                 
I’ll feed my friends and family                                                                                             On all my garden gives to me
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

The note described his new romance                                                                               
And all his things were gone
I took the whiskey from the cupboard                                                                            
I was barely hanging on
One glass led to another                                                                                                                     
I drank that bottle dry
But it didn’t stop me missing
That bastard and his lies
 
Traitor whiskey, turncoat wine                                                                           
I thought they would help me
But they let me down each time
And added to my misery
When my heart was on the line
Traitor whiskey, turncoat wine
 
I headed to a honkytonk                                                                                                                     
To get him off my mind
I tried to lose his memory                                                                                                                  
By drowning it in wine
I swear that man was fading                                                                                                          
With each and every sip
But morning found me waking
With his name upon my lips
 
Traitor whiskey, turncoat wine                                                                           
I thought they would help me
But they let me down each time
Now I’m toking up for breakfast
And glad to leave behind
Traitor whiskey, turncoat wine
Traitor whiskey, turncoat wine
 
So alcohol wasn’t going to do it for me
And I needed some other way to make it through
Listen up cool cats and kittens
I’ve got a piece of advice for you
 
If you’re feeling down
Cause someone’s kicked you to the curb
Leave the wine alone
And enjoy the blessed herb
With puffs of marijuana
At the start of every day
You won’t give a damn
About the one who walked away
 
Traitor whiskey, turncoat wine
I thought they would help me
But they let me down each time
Now I’m toking up for breakfast
And glad to leave behind
Traitor whiskey, turncoat wine
Traitor whiskey, turncoat wine
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

Baby would you love me                                                                                                                            
If I wore gold lamé
Or rhinestone suits and snakeskin boots
And they paid to watch me play
Or my fans sent me valentines
And I moved out to L.A.
Baby would you love me
Or would you turn and walk away
 
Baby would you wait
While I’m running on the road                                                                                                           
With cowboys in the honkytonks                                                                                                      
And the nights are long and cold
Where money flows like gambler’s dreams
And love is bought and sold
Baby would you wait
While I’m running on the road
 
It can be so hard to find someone
To stay until the end                                                                                                              
Or even till the highway takes
A sharp and sudden bend
I’m blind to what the future holds
But I know this much is true
The future’s not worth seeing
Unless it’s holding you
 
Baby will you meet me                                                                                                                                
When you see me coming home                                                                                                      
With broke down dreams and ragged seams
And a heart too long alone
Will you take me in your arms again
And kiss me sweet and slow
Baby will you meet me
When you see me coming home
 
It can be so hard to find someone
To stay until the end                                                                                                              
Or even till the highway takes
A sharp and sudden bend
I’m blind to what the future holds
But I know this much is true                                                                                          
The future’s not worth seeing
Unless it’s holding you
 
Baby would you love me
If I wore gold lamé
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

I could walk right through these walls
People act like they don’t see me
You whisper in the darkened halls
I always loved you please believe me
But no one here can answer you at all
 
I am the ghost left behind
A trace of love that ran out of time
I’m lost on this earth
There’s something I can’t find
I am the ghost that’s left behind
 
The empty space upon our bed
Is not the side where you lay sleeping
I broke apart from heart to head
And all the things I had worth keeping
Scattered to the winter winds instead                                                                             
 
I am the ghost left behind
A trace of love that ran out of time
I’m lost on this earth
There’s something I can’t find
I am the ghost that’s left behind
 
A ghost that grieves can shake the leaves
And make the cold winds moan
In this house when someone calls                                                                                         
A shadow answers the phone
 
I am the ghost left behind
A trace of love that ran out of time
I’m lost on this earth
There’s something I can’t find
I am the ghost left behind
I am the ghost left behind
I am the ghost left behind
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

Hush honey child don’t you cry
When we’re born we’re born to die
I asked the Lord but He don’t say why
When we’re born we’re born to die

So kick up your heels and dance while you’re living
Dance while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to dance
Kick up your heels and dance while you’re living
Dance while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to dance

Hush honey child don’t you cry
When we’re born we’re born to die
I asked the Lord but He don’t say why
When we’re born we’re born to die

So lift up your voice and sing while you’re living
Sing while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to sing
Lift up your voice and sing while you’re living
Sing while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to sing

(chorus)

So find your light and shine while you’re living
Shine while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to shine
Find your light and shine while you’re living
Shine while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to shine     
                           
(chorus)

So give your heart and love while you’re living
Love while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to love
Give your heart and love while you’re living
Love while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to love

(chorus)

So kick up your heels and dance while you’re living
Dance while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to dance
Kick up your heels and dance while you’re living
Dance while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to dance

Sing while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to sing        
Shine while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to shine
Love while you’re living ‘cause you’re living to love
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

Andrea is star-ward bound
Her feet no longer touch the ground
But when players fill the signup sheet
It’s Andrea I see
 
Fly away
Sing your heart out to the stars
Fly away
They’ll shine brighter where you are
You left a hole
Too big to fill
Andrea we miss you still
 
The acts perform and then they go
On Wednesday nights it’s quite the show
But nothing beats the girl who played
Her truth upon this stage
 
Fly away
Sing your heart out to the stars
Fly away
They’ll shine brighter where you are
You left a hole
Too big to fill
Andrea we miss you still
 
It now takes three to be your hosts
Replacing one I miss the most
Time may fade some memories
But Andrea’s I’ll keep
 
Fly away                                                                                                                                             
Sing your heart out to the stars
Fly away
They’ll shine brighter where you are
You left a hole
Too big to fill Andrea we miss you still
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

I will guard your heart
Treat it like my own
Hold it like a treasure
That has found its truest home
I will guard your heart
In the night and through the day
Be a friend if you need one
As we walk along the way
 
Can you see a light ahead
A tavern for the hungry
A pillow on the bed
This road’s been travelled
Many times before
There’s bound to be a welcome
When we knock upon the door
 
I will guard your heart
However long it takes
Rejoice when it’s happy
Soothe it when it aches
I will guard your heart
I’ve room enough to share
Mine can open wider
Yours is safe in there
 
Can you see a light ahead
A tavern for the hungry
A pillow on the bed
This road’s been travelled
Many times before
There’s bound to be a welcome
When we knock upon the door
 
I will guard your heart
Without a chain or rope
I’ll use a song of gladness
And an amulet of hope
I will guard your heart
In beauty it will dwell
And when I give it back to you
I’ll give you mine as well