Pinwheel of Death

Genres > Classic Country

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 Cowboy Copas

Genres Country, Pop, Classic Country

Recorded 1960

Lyrics WELL, I WENT TO A TURKEY ROAST
DOWN THE STREET,
THE PEOPLE DOWN THERE
EATING LIKE WILD GEESE,
I'M ON MY WAY,
I'M GOIN' BACK
TO ALABAM.

TALK ABOUT YOUR PEOPLE
HAVIN' WHALE OF A TIME,
EATIN' UP THE CHICKEN
AND DRINKIN' THEIR WINE,
I'M ON MY WAY,
I'M GOIN' BACK
TO ALABAM.

NOW SOME FOLKS SAY
THAT A TRAMP WON'T STEAL,
BUT I CAUGHT THREE
IN MY CORNFIELD,
I'M ON MY WAY,
I'M GOIN' BACK
TO ALABAM.

ONE HAD A BUSHEL,
THE OTHER HAD A PECK,
ONE HAD A ROASTED EAR
TIED AROUND HIS NECK,
I'M ON MY WAY,
I'M GOIN' BACK
TO ALABAM.

THERE COMES SAL
WALKIN' DOWN THE STREET,
WITH THE RUNDOWN SHOES
TIED ON HER FEET,
GOOD MORNING, HONEY,
STAND OVER THERE, BABY,
GET OVER THERE NOW.

HELLO, SAL,
NOW, I KNOW YOU,
WITH THE RUNDOWN SLIPPER
AN' A TORE UP SHOE,
I'M ON MY WAY,
I'M GOIN' BACK
TO ALABAM.

WHEN I GET READY
TO LEAVE THIS EARTH,
I'M GONNA LOOK BACK
ON MY MONEY'S WORTH,
I'M ON MY WAY,
I'M GOIN' BACK
TO ALABAM.

I'M GOIN' BACK
TO ALABAM.
Writers Roy Drusky, Lester Vanadore, Faron Young

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1958

Lyrics HOW I'D LOVE TO BE AROUND YOU
WHEN THE LONELY NIGHT SURROUNDS YOU,
HOW I'D LOVE TO BE
ALONE WITH YOU?
WHAT I'D GIVE
TO HAVE THE POWER
TO READ YOUR MIND
ONE HOUR,
HOW I'D LOVE TO BE
ALONE WITH YOU.

JUST TO BE WITH YOU
ONE NIGHT,
YOU AND ME ALONE,
KISS YOUR LIPS
AND HOLD YOU TIGHT
AND HAVE YOU
FOR MY OWN.

IF I ONLY KNEW FOR CERTAIN
I'D CUT OUT ALL MY FLIRTIN',
HOW I'D LOVE TO BE
ALONE WITH YOU?
HOW I'D LOVE TO BE AROUND YOU
WHEN THE LONELY NIGHT SURROUNDS YOU,
HOW I'D LOVE TO BE
ALONE WITH YOU.

THIS COULD BE A JOY UNENDING,
COULD BE A REAL BEGINNING,
HOW I'D LOVE TO BE
ALONE WITH YOU.
Writers Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Ballad, Movie Song, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1958

Lyrics verse 1:
MY LATEST SUN
IS SINKING FAST,
MY RACE
IS NEARLY RUN.
MY STRONGEST TRIALS
NOW ARE PAST,
MY TRIUMPH
HAS BEGUN.

Chorus:
OH COME, ANGEL BAND,
COME AND AROUND ME STAND.
OH BEAR ME AWAY
ON YOUR SNOW WHITE WINGS
TO MY IMMORTAL HOME,
OH BEAR ME AWAY
ON YOUR SNOW WHITE WINGS
TO MY IMMORTAL HOME.

verse 2:
OH BEAR MY LONGING HEART
TO HIM
WHO BLED
AND DIED FOR ME,
WHOSE BLOOD
NOW CLEANSES FROM ALL SIN
AND GIVES ME VICTORY.

Chorus:
OH COME, ANGEL BAND,
COME AND AROUND ME STAND.
OH BEAR ME AWAY
ON YOUR SNOW WHITE WINGS
TO MY IMMORTAL HOME,
OH BEAR ME AWAY
ON YOUR SNOW WHITE WINGS
TO MY IMMORTAL HOME.
Writers Roy Drusky, Vic McAlpin

Genres Country, Ballad, Classic Country

Recorded 1960

Lyrics YOU DIDN'T LOVE ME LONG
UNTIL THE THRILL
WAS GONE
THEN ANOTHER
MADE ME
YOUR OLD USED TO BE.
HOW LONG
CAN HIS LOVE LAST
WHEN THE NEW
WEARS OFF SO FAST;
THERE'LL ALWAYS BE
ANOTHER,
THEN ANOTHER
AND ANOTHER
JUST LIKE ME.

JUST LIKE ME
HE'LL UNDERSTAND
THE SORROW
OF LOVIN' YOU
TODAY
AND LOSING YOU
TOMORROW.
I'D WARN HIM
BUT HE'D CALL IT
JEALOUSY,
SO LET HIM BE
ANOTHER,
THEN ANOTHER
AND ANOTHER
JUST LIKE ME.

NOW YOU GO
ANYWHERE
FOR A BRAND NEW
LOVE AFFAIR,
SOMEBODY NEW
WHO THRILLS YOU
INSTANTLY.
WHEN THE THRILL
HAS CEASED TO CHILL
AND FROM THE PAST
I KNOW IT WILL;
THERE'LL ALWAYS BE
ANOTHER,
THEN ANOTHER
AND ANOTHER
JUST LIKE ME.

JUST LIKE ME
HE'LL UNDERSTAND
THE SORROW
OF LOVIN' YOU
TODAY
AND LOSING YOU
TOMORROW.
I'D WARN HIM
BUT HE'D CALL IT
JEALOUSY,
SO LET HIM BE
ANOTHER,
THEN ANOTHER
AND ANOTHER
JUST LIKE ME.
Writers Roy Drusky, Vic McAlpin, Marie Wilson

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1960

Lyrics I DON'T BELIEVE
YOU LOVE ME
ANYMORE...

LATELY
YOU'VE BEEN ACTING STRANGE
TO ME,
SOMEHOW
IT'S NOT THE WAY
IT USED TO BE.
YOU'RE DOING THINGS
YOU NEVER DARED
TO DO BEFORE,
AND I DON'T BELIEVE
YOU LOVE ME
ANYMORE.
I FELT YOUR LOVE
GROW COLDER
DAY BY DAY
WHEN I TRIED
TO HOLD YOU CLOSE
YOU TURNED AWAY.
THERE MUST BE SOMEONE ELSE
YOU'RE LONGING FOR,
AND I DON'T BELIEVE
YOU LOVE ME
ANYMORE.

GREENER PASTURES NOW
YOU THINK YOU'VE FOUND,
BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN
WHEN THE GRASS
TURNS BROWN?
I'M HEARING THINGS
ON YOU
I'VE NEVER HEARD
BEFORE
AND I DON'T BELIEVE
YOU LOVE ME
ANYMORE.

I FELT YOUR LOVE
GROW COLDER...
NO, I DON'T BELIEVE
YOU LOVE ME
ANYMORE.
Writers Peter La Farge

Genres Country, Americana, Classic Country, Spoken Word

Recorded 1969

Lyrics Chorus:
CALL HIM DRUNKEN IRA HAYES,
HE WON'T ANSWER ANY MORE
NOT THE WHISKEY DRINKIN' INDIAN,
NOT THE MARINE WHO WENT TO WAR.

verse 1:
GATHER 'ROUND ME PEOPLE,
THERE'S A STORY I WOULD TELL
ABOUT A BRAVE YOUNG INDIAN
YOU SHOULD REMEMBER WELL
FROM THE LAND OF THE PIMA INDIANS -
A PROUD AND NOBLE BAND,
WHO FARMED THE PHOENIX VALLEY -
IN ARIZONA LAND.

verse 2:
DOWN THEIR DITCHES
FOR A THOUSAND YEARS -
THE WATERS GREW IRA'S PEOPLE'S CROPS,
TILL THE WHITE MAN
STOLE THEIR WATER RIGHTS -
AND THEIR SPARKLIN' WATER STOPPED.
NOW IRA'S FOLKS GREW HUNGRY -
AND THEIR LAND GREW CROPS OF WEEDS.
WHEN WAR CAME IRA VOLUNTEERED -
AND FORGOT
THE WHITE MAN'S GREED.

Chorus:
CALL HIM DRUNKEN IRA HAYES,
HE WON'T ANSWER ANY MORE
NOT THE WHISKEY DRINKIN' INDIAN,
NOT THE MARINE WHO WENT TO WAR.

verse 3:
WELL, THEY BATTLE UP IWO JIMA HILL -
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY MEN,
BUT ONLY TWENTY SEVEN LIVED
TO WALK BACK DOWN AGAIN
WHEN THE FIGHT WAS OVER -
AND OLD GLORY RAISED,
AMONG THE MEN WHO HELD IT HIGH
WAS INDIAN IRA HAYES.

Chorus:
CALL HIM DRUNKEN IRA HAYES,
HE WON'T ANSWER ANY MORE
NOT THE WHISKEY DRINKIN' INDIAN,
NOT THE MARINE WHO WENT TO WAR.

verse 4:
IRA HAYES RETURNED A HERO,
CELEBRATED THROUGH THE LAND,
HE WAS WINED
AND SPEECHED
AND HONORED,
EVERYBODY SHOOK HIS HAND
BUT HE WAS JUST A PIMA INDIAN,
NO WATER,
NO HOME,
NO CHANCE
AT HOME
NOBODY CARED WHAT IRA HAD DONE -
AND WHEN DO THE INDIANS DANCE?

Chorus:
CALL HIM DRUNKEN IRA HAYES,
HE WON'T ANSWER ANY MORE
NOT THE WHISKEY DRINKIN' INDIAN,
NOT THE MARINE WHO WENT TO WAR.

verse 5:
THEN IRA STARTED DRINKIN' HARD,
JAIL WAS OFTEN HIS HOME
THEY LET HIM RAISE THE FLAG
AND LOWER IT,
AS YOU WOULD THROW A DOG A BONE
HE DIED DRUNK EARLY ONE MORNING,
ALONE IN THE LAND HE'D FOUGHT TO SAVE
TWO INCHES OF WATER IN A LONELY DITCH -
WAS THE GRAVE FOR IRA HAYES.

Chorus:
CALL HIM DRUNKEN IRA HAYES,
HE WON'T ANSWER ANY MORE
NOT THE WHISKEY DRINKIN' INDIAN,
NOT THE MARINE WHO WENT TO WAR.

verse 6:
YEAH! CALL HIM DRUNKEN IRA HAYES,
BUT HIS LAND IS JUST AS DRY,
AND THE GHOST IS LYING THIRSTY
IN THE DITCH WHERE IRA DIED.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Jack Rhodes

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1955

Lyrics [Chorus]:
BEAUTIFUL LIES,
BEAUTIFUL LIES,
EACH WORD IS A HEARTACHE
IN PERFECT DISGUISE;
I CAN'T HELP BUT LISTEN
AND THEN I REALIZE,
THE WORDS YOU HAVE SPOKEN
ARE BEAUTIFUL LIES.

CALL ME A DREAMER
IN A FOOL'S PARADISE,
MY HEART KNOWS NO DIFFERENCE
AT LOVE IT'S UNWISE;
TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
AND WILL TILL I DIE,
LIKE MUSIC YOU THRILL ME
WITH BEAUTIFUL LIES.

[Chorus]:
BEAUTIFUL LIES,
BEAUTIFUL LIES,
EACH WORD IS A HEARTACHE
IN PERFECT DISGUISE;
I CAN'T HELP BUT LISTEN
AND THEN I REALIZE,
THE WORDS YOU HAVE SPOKEN
ARE BEAUTIFUL LIES.

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS RINGING,
I HAVE STARS IN MY EYES,
I SEE RED ROSES BLOOMING,
A RAINBOW IN THE SKY.
ALL SWEET THINGS COME TO ME
IN THE TWINKLE OF AN EYE,
WHEN YOU HOLD ME AND TELL ME
THOSE BEAUTIFUL LIES.

[Chorus]:
BEAUTIFUL LIES,
BEAUTIFUL LIES,
EACH WORD IS A HEARTACHE
IN PERFECT DISGUISE;
I CAN'T HELP BUT LISTEN
AND THEN I REALIZE,
THE WORDS YOU HAVE SPOKEN
ARE BEAUTIFUL LIES.
Writers Bill Mack

Genres Country, Pop, Classic Country

Recorded 1996

Lyrics BLUE,
OH, SO LONESOME FOR YOU.
WHY CAN'T YOU BE BLUE
OVER ME?
BLUE,
OH, SO LONESOME FOR YOU,
TEARS FILL MY EYES
TILL I CAN'T SEE.

THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
HERE AM I SITTING SO LONELY,
SO LONESOME I COULD CRY.

BLUE,
OH, SO LONESOME FOR YOU.
WHY CAN'T YOU BE BLUE
OVER ME?

NOW THAT IT'S OVER,
I REALIZED THOSE WEAK WORDS YOU WHISPERED
WERE NOTHING BUT LIES.

BLUE,
OH, SO LONESOME FOR YOU.
WHY CAN'T YOU BE BLUE
OVER ME,
WHY CAN'T YOU BE BLUE
OVER ME?
Writers Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, Henry Glover, Wayne Raney

Genres Country, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Classic Country

Recorded 1950

Lyrics BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME
BLUES WHY DON'T YOU LET ME BE.
DON'T KNOW WHY
YOU KEEP ON HAUNTING ME?

LOVE WAS NEVER MEANT FOR ME
TRUE LOVE WAS NEVER MEANT FOR ME.
SEEMS SOMEHOW WE NEVER CAN AGREE.

LIFE IS FULL OF MISERY
DREAMS ARE LIKE A MEMORY.
BRINGING BACK YOUR LOVE
THAT USED TO BE.

TEARS,
SO MANY I CAN'T SEE
YEARS
DON'T MEAN A THING TO ME.
TIME GOES BY
AND STILL I CAN'T BE FREE.
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 Michael Martin Murphey

Genres Country, Pop, Folk, Classic Country

Recorded 1985

Lyrics SHE CAME TO ME,
SAID SHE KNEW ME,
SAID SHE KNOWN ME A LONG TIME.
AND SHE SPOKE OF BEING IN LOVE
WITH EVERY MOUNTAIN SHE HAD CLIMBED.
AND SHE TALKED OF TRAILS SHE WALKED UP
FAR ABOVE THE TIMBER LINE,
FROM THAT NIGHT
I KNEW I'D WRITE A SONG
WITH CAROLINA IN THE PINES.

THERE'S A NEW MOON
ON THE FOURTEENTH,
FIRST QUARTER
THE TWENTY FIRST.
AND THE FULL MOON
IN THE LAST WEEK
BRINGS A FULLNESS
TO THIS EARTH.
THERE'S NO GUESSWORK
IN THE CLOCKWORK
OF THE WORLD'S HEART OR MIND,
THERE ARE NIGHTS I ONLY FEEL RIGHT
WITH CAROLINA IN THE PINES.

WHEN THE FROST SHOWS ON THE WINDOWS,
AND THE WOODSTALKS SMOKES AND GLOWS,
AS THE FIRE GLOWS
WE CAN WARM OURSELVES
WATCHING RAINBOWS IN THE COALS.

AND WE'LL TALK
OF TRAILS WE WALKED UP
FAR ABOVE THE TIMBER LINE,
THERE ARE NIGHTS
I ONLY FEEL RIGHT
WITH CAROLINA IN THE PINES.
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