Pinwheel of Death

Elizabeth Cook


SONGS

Writers Elizabeth Cook, Hardie McGehee

Genres Country

Recorded 2002

Lyrics [Chorus]:
BLUE SHADES
FOR RED EYES
SO I CAN'T SEE
MY PURPLE HEART,
IT'S THE SADDEST THING
YOU'VE EVER SEEN:
THE COLORS OF TORN APART.
BUT I DO WHAT I CAN
AND HOPE THE HEALING
WILL ONE DAY START.
'TIL THEN I'LL WEAR
BLUE SHADES
FOR MY RED EYES
SO I CAN'T SEE
MY PURPLE HEART.

[verse 1]:
IT'S A MINOR MIRACLE
HOW I HOLD MY HEAD HIGH
IN THIS STATION
WAITING ON A LEAVING TRAIN.
IF I SHED A TEAR
WHEN YOU DROVE ME HERE,
I'VE STILL GOT MY PRIDE
EVEN IF I'M HIDING
FROM THE PAIN.

[Chorus]:
BLUE SHADES
FOR RED EYES
SO I CAN'T SEE
MY PURPLE HEART,
IT'S THE SADDEST THING
YOU'VE EVER SEEN:
THE COLORS OF TORN APART.
BUT I DO WHAT I CAN
AND HOPE THE HEALING
WILL ONE DAY START.
'TIL THEN I'LL WEAR
BLUE SHADES
FOR MY RED EYES
SO I CAN'T SEE
MY PURPLE HEART.

[verse 2]:
PASSERBY LOOK AT ME STRANGE,
'CAUSE IT'S WAY AFTER DARK
THEY CAN'T SEE
WHAT ACHES INSIDE OF ME.
BUT IT DOES NO GOOD
TO BE UNDERSTOOD.
WHEN LOVE'S
LOST IT'S SPARK,
THE CLOSEST THING
TO A REMEDY ARE:

[Chorus]:
BLUE SHADES
FOR RED EYES
SO I CAN'T SEE
MY PURPLE HEART,
IT'S THE SADDEST THING
YOU'VE EVER SEEN:
THE COLORS OF TORN APART.
BUT I DO WHAT I CAN
AND HOPE THE HEALING
WILL ONE DAY START.
'TIL THEN I'LL WEAR
BLUE SHADES
FOR MY RED EYES
SO I CAN'T SEE
MY PURPLE HEART.

I'LL JUST WEAR THESE
BLUE SHADES
FOR MY RED EYES
SO I CAN'T SEE
MY PURPLE HEART.
Writers Elizabeth Cook, Hardie McGehee

Genres Country, Ballad

Recorded 2002

Lyrics [verse 1]:
I'M ON MY OWN AGAIN,
HERE AT THE BITTER END.
HEART FRESHLY PAINTED BLUE,
CANNOT BE TOUCHED BY YOU.
DON'T NEED NO COMPANY,
THERE'S SOMEONE HERE WITH ME
THAT ONLY I CAN SEE,
SO PLEASE DON'T BOTHER ME.

[Chorus]:
I'M NOT LOOKIN'
FOR NEW ROMANCE,
I'M STILL SPINNIN'
FROM THE LAST DANCE.
I'M IN THE MOOD TO CRY
AND DRINK THIS BOTTLE DRY.
LEAVE ME A MYSTERY
AND PLEASE DON'T BOTHER ME.

[verse 2]:
OH, I SEE YOU SITTING THERE
ALL WRAPPED UP
IN YOUR DEEP DESPAIR
SIPPING ON A GLASS OF WINE,
BUT YOU KNOW,
YOUR HURT'S GOING TO HEAL
IN TIME.
SO YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE
HAS JUST GONE BAD
AND LIKE SOME OLD LOVE STORY
THE END IS SAD,
WELL, THAT'S ENOUGH
TO MAKE EVEN A PERFECT ANGEL BLUE.
AND KNOWING THAT,
I WOULD NEVER,
NEVER BOTHER YOU.

[Chorus]:
I'M NOT LOOKIN'
FOR NEW ROMANCE,
I'M STILL SPINNIN'
FROM THE LAST DANCE.
I'M IN THE MOOD TO CRY
AND DRINK THIS BOTTLE DRY.
LEAVE ME A MYSTERY
AND PLEASE DON'T BOTHER ME,
DON'T BOTHER ME.
Writers Elizabeth Cook, Hardie McGehee

Genres Country

Recorded 2002

Lyrics [verse 1]:
TODAY I HEARD YOU YELLIN'
AT SOMEBODY ON THE TELEPHONE,
AND LATELY
THE LOOK ON YOUR FACE
SAYS LEAVE ME ALONE.
YOU CARRY A CLOUD
ON YOUR SHOULDERS
THT COVERS YOUR HEAD,
YOU DON'T WANNA HEAR IT,
BUT DARLING,
IT'S GOTTA BE SAID:

[Chorus]:
THAT'S NOT
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
THAT'S NOT
THE ONE I LOVE.
THAT'S NOT
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
BUMMING AROUND,
BEATING YOURSELF UP.
COME ON,
SMILE AT ME ONE TIME,
COME BACK
FROM WHERE YOU'VE BEEN.
BRING BACK
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
SHOW YOUR LOVING LIGHT AGAIN.

[verse 2]:
YOU'VE BEEN HANGING YOUR HEAD
OVER LOSING
SOME DOLLARS AND CENTS:
IT'S JUST ONE LITTLE LINK
IN THE CHAIN
OF LIFE'S STRING OF EVENTS.
SO DON'T YOU LOOK DOWN
'CAUSE I SEE BLUE UP AHEAD,
LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
AND LAY DOWN
AND LOVE ME INTEAD.

[Chorus]:
THAT'S NOT
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
THAT'S NOT
THE ONE I LOVE.
THAT'S NOT
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
BUMMING AROUND,
BEATING YOURSELF UP.
COME ON,
SMILE AT ME ONE TIME,
COME BACK
FROM WHERE YOU'VE BEEN.
BRING BACK
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
SHOW YOUR LOVING LIGHT AGAIN.

[interlude]:
'CAUSE I COUNT ON
YOUR HAPPINESS TOO,
AND SOMETIMES
I'M THE ONE WHO NEEDS YOU TO SAY:

[Chorus]:
THAT'S NOT
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
THAT'S NOT
THE ONE I LOVE.
THAT'S NOT
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
BUMMING AROUND,
BEATING YOURSELF UP.
COME ON,
SMILE AT ME ONE TIME,
COME BACK
FROM WHERE YOU'VE BEEN.
BRING BACK
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE,
SHOW YOUR LOVING LIGHT AGAIN.

THAT'S NOT
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE
(BRING BACK
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE),
COME BACK
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE
(THAT'S NOT
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE),
BRING BACK
MY EVERYDAY SUNSHINE.
Writers Elizabeth Cook

Genres Country, Family

Recorded 2002

Lyrics [verse 1]:
I SAW THAT LOOK IN YOUR EYE
WHEN THEY SHOWED TAMMY'S HOUSE
ON TV,
AND YOU CAN'T BELIEVE
LORETTA HAS HER OWN TOWN,
AND THE WAY YOU GET LOST
WHEN YOU PLAY AND SING,
WELL, IT'S EASY TO SEE
YOUR DREAMS HAD TO BE BYGONES
'CAUSE LIFE PINNED YOU DOWN.

[Chorus]:
FIVE BABIES
FROM A DEADBEAT DAD,
IT'S A WONDER
THAT YOU EVEN HAD
THE TIME TO PLAY
THE SONGS THAT TOOK YOU AWAY.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS
BROUGHT HARD TIMES,
BUT FAMILY BONDS
AND COUNTRY RHYMES,
WELL,
THEY GOT YOU THROUGH 1962;
OH, MAMA YOU WANTED TO BE A SINGER, TOO.

[verse 2]:
YOU'VE DONE A HECK OF A JOB TAKING
WHATEVER CAME YOUR WAY,
AND TODAY YOU SMILE
THROUGH YOUR WEATHERED FACE,
BUT FROM TIME TO TIME
WHEN I PLAY A SONG,
NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY
I KNOW YOU SEE YOURSELF
UP ON THIS STAGE.

[Chorus]:
FIVE BABIES
FROM A DEADBEAT DAD,
IT'S A WONDER
THAT YOU EVEN HAD
THE TIME TO PLAY
THE SONGS THAT TOOK YOU AWAY.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS
BROUGHT HARD TIMES,
BUT FAMILY BONDS
AND COUNTRY RHYMES,
WELL, THEY GOT YOU THROUGH 1962;
OH, MAMA YOU WANTED TO BE A SINGER, TOO.

GOD GRANT ME THE STRENGTH
I SEE IN YOU,
I HOPE I MAKE YOUR DREAMS
COME TRUE,
'CAUSE MAMA YOU WANTED TO BE A SINGER, TOO;
OH, MAMA YOU WANTED TO BE A SINGER, TOO.
 

Cowriters: Hardie McGehee