Pinwheel of Death

Bill Anderson


SONGS

Writers Bill Anderson, Walter Haynes

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1963

Lyrics Chorus:
EIGHT BY TEN,
EIGHT BY TEN,
I'M LOOKING
AT YOUR PICTURE
EIGHT BY TEN.
EIGHT BY TEN,
EIGHT BY TEN,
MY LONELY WORLD
IS EIGHT BY TEN.

verse 1:
I'M LOOKING
AT THE PICTURE
YOU GAVE ME.
I SEE THE WORDS
I LOVE YOU
BY YOUR NAME.
BUT SOMEONE ELSE'S ARMS
ARE NOW AROUND YOU,
AND NOW I'M LEFT
WITH JUST
THIS PICTURE FRAME.

Chorus:
EIGHT BY TEN,
EIGHT BY TEN,
I'M LOOKING
AT YOUR PICTURE
EIGHT BY TEN.
EIGHT BY TEN,
EIGHT BY TEN,
MY LONELY WORLD
IS EIGHT BY TEN.

verse 2:
IF I COULD BE GLASS
THAT HOLDS YOUR PICTURE,
THOSE LIPS I LOVE
WOULD THEN
BE CLOSE TO ME.
SOMETIMES I'M GLAD
THAT I CAN HOLD
YOUR PICTURE,
BUT SOMETIMES
IT'S JUST NOT ENOUGH
FOR ME.

Chorus:
EIGHT BY TEN,
EIGHT BY TEN,
I'M LOOKING
AT YOUR PICTURE
EIGHT BY TEN.
EIGHT BY TEN,
EIGHT BY TEN,
MY LONELY WORLD
IS EIGHT BY TEN.
Writers Bill Anderson, Jimmy Gateley

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1965

Lyrics I WON'T STAY HOME
AND CRY TONIGHT
LIKE ALL THE TIMES
BEFORE,
I'VE JUST LEARNED
THAT I DON'T REALLY
NEED YOU ANYMORE.
I'VE FOUND A LITTLE PLACE
DOWNTOWN
WHERE GUYS LIKE ME
CAN GO.
AND THEY'VE GOT
BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COUNTRY MUSIC,
A BOTTLE AND A GLASS.
SOON I'LL BE FORGETTING
THAT THERE EVER WAS A PAST.
AND WHEN EV'RYBODY ASKS ME
WHAT MADE ME FORGET SO FAST,
I'LL SAY
BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COUNTRY MUSIC.

A TABLE BY THE BANDSTAND,
A BOTTLE FILLED WITH WINE,
HONKY TONKS WERE MADE
FOR MEN
WITH WOMEN ON THEIR MIND.
NOTHIN' ELSE CAN TAKE AWAY
THIS LONELINESS OF MINE
QUITE LIKE
BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COUNTRY MUSIC,
A BOTTLE AND A GLASS.
SOON I'LL BE FORGETTING
THAT THERE EVER WAS A PAST.
AND WHEN EV'RYBODY ASKS ME
WHAT MADE ME FORGET SO FAST,
I'LL SAY
BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COUNTRY MUSIC.
Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1965

Lyrics I WAS CERTAIN
YOU'D ALWAYS LOVE ME,
I WAS CERTAIN
YOU'D NEVER CHANGE.
I GAVE MY LOVE
TO YOU COMPLETELY,
I FELT SO CERTAIN
OF EV'RY THING.

BUT NOW YOU'RE GONE,
AND THAT'S
FOR CERTAIN.
I'M ALL ALONE,
AND CAN'T QUIT
HURTIN'.
YOU'RE STILL
THE ONLY ONE
I'M LIVING FOR,
SEEMS THAT'S ALL
I KNOW
FOR CERTAIN
ANYMORE.
BUT NOW
YOU'RE GONE,
AND THAT'S
FOR CERTAIN.
I'M ALL ALONE,
AND CAN'T
QUIT HURTIN'.
LIFE WON'T EVER BE
THE WAY IT WAS
BEFORE,
SEEMS THAT'S ALL
I KNOW
FOR CERTAIN
ANYMORE.
Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Ballad, Classic Country

Recorded 1964

Lyrics I CAME HOME
LATE LAST NIGHT
TO A DARK
AND LONELY COTTAGE,
I TOOK THE WREATH
OFF THE DOOR
AND SOMEHOW
I STUMBLED INSIDE.
I JUST CAN'T,
I JUST CAN'T,
I SAID,
LIVE WITHOUT HER.
GIVE ME ONE REASON
TO LIVE
NOW THAT MY DARLING
HAS DIED.
AND THEN
FIVE LITTLE FINGERS
TOUCHED MY HAND,
FIVE LITTLE FINGERS
TOO YOUNG
TO UNDERSTAND.
spoken:
BUT THERE WAS A SOFTNESS
IN MY LITTLE GIRL'S TOUCH
THAT SEEMED TO SAY
DADDY I NEED YOU SO.
AND IN FIVE LITTLE SECONDS
HER FIVE LITTLE FINGERS
TOLD ME ALL
THAT I WANTED TO KNOW.

sung:
I COULD TELL
HER LITTLE HEART
WAS FULL OF QUESTIONS,
I TRIED TO ANSWER
BUT ALL I COULD DO
WAS HOLD HER TIGHT.
FORGIVE ME,
FORGIVE ME,
I SAID,
FOR CRYING,
BUT DARLING,
YOUR DADDY
HAS GOT SUCH A LOAD
ON HIS SHOULDERS TONIGHT.
AND THEN
FIVE LITTLE FINGERS
SOFT AND DEAR
TOUCHED ME ON THE CHEEK
AND GENTLY BRUSHED AWAY
A TEAR.
spoken:
AND I KNEW
THAT IN HER OWN LITTLE WAY,
MY BABY WAS SAYING
DADDY I LOVE YOU SO.
IT ONLY TOOK
FIVE LITTLE SECONDS
FOR HER FIVE LITTLE FINGERS
TO TELL ME ALL
THAT I NEEDED TO KNOW.
Alt. Title I-Love-You Drops

Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Pop, Classic Country

Recorded 1966

Lyrics verse 1:
THEY WERE ON MY PILLOW
WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
THEY WERE ON THE LETTER
I TRIED ALL DAY TO WRITE
AND JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO
I SAW THEM FALLING
ON YOUR PICTURE
AS I KISSED IT GOODNIGHT

Chorus:
I-LOVE-YOU DROPS
I-MISS-YOU DROPS
HURRY-HOME DROPS
YOU'VE-BEEN-GONE-
SO-LONG DROPS
THEY'RE NOT TEARDROPS
JUST SINCERE DROPS
THAT SAY I'M LONESOME
AND I LOVE YOU.

verse 2:
NEVER KNEW THIS HEART
COULD HURT
THE WAY IT HURTS FOR YOU
NEVER LIVED
SO MANY LIFETIMES
IN A WEEK
WHY DON'T YOU COME BACK
TO ME
THE WAY YOU SAID
YOU WOULD,
AND KISS
THESE LITTLE CRYSTALS
OFF MY CHEEK

Chorus:
I-LOVE-YOU DROPS
I-MISS-YOU DROPS
HURRY-HOME DROPS
YOU'VE-BEEN-GONE-
SO-LONG DROPS
THEY'RE NOT TEARDROPS
JUST SINCERE DROPS
THAT SAY I'M LONESOME
AND I LOVE YOU.
Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1970

Lyrics IF IT'S ALL THE SAME TO YOU,
IF YOU DON'T LOVE ME
LIKE BEFORE,
I DON'T THINK
I'LL HANG AROUND
AND LET YOU
HURT ME ANY MORE.
IF IT'S ALL THE SAME TO YOU,
IF YOUR LOVE
HAS REALLY GONE,
PARDON ME
WHILE I WALK OUT
PICK UP MY HEART
AND MOVE ALONG.

I'LL BET YOU SOMEWHERE
I'LL FIND SOMEONE
I CAN THRILL
WITH MY KISS.
IF IT'S ALL THE SAME TO YOU,
AND I SADLY
THINK IT IS.

IF IT'S ALL THE SAME TO YOU,
IF YOUR LOVE
HAS REALLY GONE,
PARDON ME
WHILE I WALK OUT
PICK UP MY HEART
AND MOVE ALONG.
Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Pop, Ballad, Classic Country

Recorded 1963

Lyrics STILL,
THOUGH YOU BROKE MY HEART,
STILL,
THOUGH WE'RE FAR APART,
I LOVE YOU STILL.
STILL,
AFTER ALL THIS TIME,
STILL,
YOU'RE STILL ON MY MIND,
I LOVE YOU STILL.

I'VE LOST COUNT
OF THE HOURS,
I'VE LOST TRACK
OF THE DAYS
IN FACT,
I'VE LOST
JUST ABOUT EV'RYTHING
SINCE YOU WENT AWAY.
EV'RYTHING THAT IS
EXCEPT THE MEM'RIES
YOU LEFT ME,
AND THAT'S THE ONE THING
THAT NO ONE CAN MAR.
I DON'T KNOW
WHO YOU'RE WITH,
DON'T EVEN KNOW
WHERE YOU'VE GONE,
MY ONLY HOPE
IS THAT SOMEDAY
YOU MAY HEAR THIS SONG
AND YOU'LL KNOW
THAT I WROTE IT
ESPECIALLY FOR YOU,
AND I LOVE YOU
WHEREVER YOU ARE.

THIS FLAME IN MY HEART
IS LIKE AN ETERNAL FIRE,
FOR EVERYDAY
IT BURNS HOTTER
AND EVERYDAY
IT BURNS HIGHER.
AND I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE
TO PUT OUT
ONE LITTLE FLICKER,
NOT EVEN
WITH ALL THESE TEARS.
MY FRIENDS THINK I'M CRAZY
AND MAYBE I AM,
BUT I'LL CARRY THIS TORCH
JUST AS LONG AS I CAN.
FOR SOMEDAY
YOU MIGHT JUST DECIDE
TO COME HOME,
AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW
I'M STILL HERE.

STILL,
THOUGH YOU BROKE MY HEART,
STILL,
THOUGH WE'RE FAR APART,
I LOVE YOU STILL.
STILL,
AFTER ALL THIS TIME,
STILL,
YOU'RE STILL ON MY MIND,
I LOVE YOU STILL.
Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Ballad

Recorded 1965

Lyrics LOOK AT ME
WALKING THE STREETS
AT THREE A.M.,
AND YOU'RE SAYING
WHAT A CRAZY FOOL I AM,
BUT THE ONE I LOVE
IS OUT TONIGHT WITH HIM,
SOMEWHERE MAKING LOVE
AT THREE A.M.

I NEED A DRINK
BUT ALL THE BARS
ARE LOCKED UP TIGHT,
A LONELY MAN
GETS THIRSTY AT NIGHT.
I WON'T EVER
KISS HER SWEET,
SWEET LIPS AGAIN,
THIS OLD WORLD'S
AN AWFUL PLACE
AT THREE A.M.

THERE'S THE RIVER,
HERE'S THE BRIDGE,
IT'S TOO LATE NOW.
I'VE GOT NOTHING LEFT
TO LIVE FOR ANYHOW.
IN THE NEWS THEY'LL SAY
HE COULDN'T EVEN SWIM,
AND HE GAVE HIS LIFE
FOR LOVE
AT THREE A.M.