Pinwheel of Death

George Jones


SONGS

Writers George Jones, Lawton Williams

Genres Country, Ballad, Classic Country

Recorded 1958

Lyrics UP ABOVE ME
ARE THE SKIES
LIKE THE TWINKLE
IN YOUR EYES,
THESE THINGS ARE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.
IN THE MAIL
YOUR LETTER CAME,
THE INK AND PAPER
LOOKED THE SAME,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.

BLUEBIRD SITTING
IN THE TREE
SEEMS TO SYMPATHIZE
WITH ME,
FOR HE'S NOT SINGING
LIKE HE USED TO DO.
THE PRETTY WATERS
IN THE SEA
FEEL AS COLD
AS YOU LEFT ME,
YES,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.

THERE'S A RAINBOW
OVERHEAD
WITH MORE BLUE
THAN GOLD AND RED,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR
ANGELS CHOOSE.
A BLUE DRESS
YOU PROUDLY WORE
WHEN YOU LEFT
TO RETURN NO MORE,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.

BLUE DAYS COME
AND BLUE DAYS GO,
HOW I FEEL
NOBODY KNOWS,
LIFE IS MIGHTY EMPTY
WITHOUT YOU.
THERE IS A BLUE NOTE
IN MY SONG
THAT I SING
SINCE YOU ARE GONE.
YES,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.
Writers George Jones

Genres Country, Classic Country, Marriage

Recorded 1965

Lyrics WELL, I'VE COME HERE
TO TELL YOU FOLKS
I'M RAGGED BUT I'M RIGHT,
I'M A TRAMP
AND A ROUNDER,
I STAY OUT LATE
AT NIGHT.
A PORTERHOUSE STEAK
THREE TIMES A DAY
FOR MY BOARD,
THAT'S MORE
THAN ANY LOAFER
IN THIS BIG TOWN
CAN AFFORD.

WELL,
A BIG ELECTRIC FAN
TO KEEP ME COOL
WHEN I SLEEP,
A LITTLE BABY BOY
TO PLAY AROUND
DADDY'S FEET.
I'M A RAMBLER,
I'M A GAMBLER,
AND I LEAD
EV'RY LIFE
'CAUSE I TELL YOU FOLKS
I'M RAGGED BUT I'M RIGHT.

NOW WHEN I GOT MARRIED
I KNEW I'D SETTLE DOWN
AND BUILD
A LITTLE LOVE NEST
RIGHT HERE
IN MY HOME TOWN.
SO NOW
I'VE GOT A FAMILY,
ONE THAT
I'M PROUD OF,
I KNOW THAT
I'LL BE HAPPY
'CAUSE THEY'RE
THE ONES I LOVE.

WELL,
A BIG ELECTRIC FAN
TO KEEP ME COOL
WHEN I SLEEP,
A LITTLE BABY BOY
TO PLAY AROUND
DADDY'S FEET.
I'M A RAMBLER,
I'M A GAMBLER,
AND I LEAD
EV'RY LIFE
'CAUSE I TELL YOU FOLKS
I'M RAGGED BUT I'M RIGHT.
Writers George Jones

Genres Country

Recorded 1956

Lyrics WELL I CAN MEET YOU IN THE STREET
AND I'LL STOP AND TALK TO YOU,
YOU CAN WALK AROUND THE BLOCK
AND I WILL WALK AROUND IT TOO.
YOU CAN SIT DOWN IN THE PARK,
DO SOME LOVIN' IN THE DARK,
BUT TO ME YOU DON'T APPEAL
'CAUSE THERE AIN'T NO MONEY IN THIS DEAL.

NOW YOU MIGHT SAY, LET'S EAT,
AND I MIGHT SAY, ALL REET,
AND YOU SAY I'M YOUR CHOICE,
BUT I NEVER WILL REJOICE.
UNLESS YOU CAN PAY THE BILL,
OUR ROMANCE WONT BE REAL.
MY LOVE YOU CANNOT STEAL
'CAUSE THERE AIN'T NO MONEY IN THIS DEAL.

WELL IF YOU WANT ME DEAR
COME AND GET ME, I'LL BE HERE.
AND I WILL MARRY YOU
IF YOU SAY THAT YOU WILL DO
ANYTHING I TELL YOU TO.
YOU BUY ME AN AUTOMOBILE,
BUT I WON'T STAY WITH YOU STILL
UNLESS THERE'S MONEY IN THIS DEAL.

WELL THEN SHE TURNED AROUND AND SAID
SHE'D RATHER BE DEAD
THEN TO SEE ME SPEND HER MONEY
WHEN I AIN'T NEVER CALLED HER HONEY,
THEN THAT'S ALL FOR YOU, BILL
SHE'S ALREADY GOT HER FILL
TOLD ME TO GO FIND ANOTHER
'CAUSE THERE AIN'T NO MONEY IN THIS DEAL.

I MEAN IT BABY,
THERE'S NO MONEY IN THIS DEAL.
Writers Darrell Edwards, George Jones

Genres Country, Ballad, Seasons, Classic Country

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse 1:
THE SEASONS COME,
THE SEASONS GO,
WE GET A LITTLE SUNSHINE,
RAIN AND SNOW
JUST THE WAY
IT WAS PLANNED TO BE
BUT THERE'S NO SEASON
IN MY HEART
WHILE YOU PLAY
THE LEADING PART,
'CAUSE THE FLOWERS BLOOM
ETERNALLY.

Chorus:
YOUR LEAVING
WILL BRING AUTUMN SORROW
AND MY TEARS
LIKE WITHERED LEAVES WILL FALL
BUT SPRING
COULD BRING
SOME GLAD TOMORROW,
AND, DARLIN',
WE COULD BE HAPPY AFTER ALL.

verse 2:
AS IT IS IN NATURE'S PLAN,
NO SEASON GETS THE UPPER HAND,
OH, HOW I TRY
TO KEEP THIS FACT IN MIND
THE TREES ARE BARE,
THE COLD WINDS BLOW,
AND BY EXPERIENCE
WE SHOULD KNOW
THAT WINTER COMES,
BUT SPRING IS CLOSE BEHIND.

Chorus:
YOUR LEAVING
WILL BRING AUTUMN SORROW
AND MY TEARS
LIKE WITHERED LEAVES WILL FALL
BUT SPRING
COULD BRING
SOME GLAD TOMORROW,
AND, DARLIN',
WE COULD BE HAPPY AFTER ALL.
Writers George Jones, Roger Miller

Genres Country

Recorded 1995

Lyrics IF YOU WANNA DRIVE A BIG LIMOUSINE,
I'LL BUY THE LONGEST ONE
YOU'VE EVER SEEN.
I'LL BUY YOU TALL, TALL TREES
AND ALL THE WATERS IN THE SEAS.
I'M A FOOL, FOOL, FOOL FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANNA OWN A GREAT BIG MANSION,
WELL, I'LL GIVE IT MY UTMOST ATTENTION.
I'LL BUY YOU TALL, TALL TREES
AND ALL THE WATERS IN THE SEAS.
I'M A FOOL, FOOL, FOOL FOR YOU.

WELL, I'M A FOOL, FOOL FOR YOU.
IT MAY TAKE A WHILE,
BUT I'LL PROVE IT'S TRUE.
WELL, IF IT'S LOVIN' YOU WANT,
WELL, I'VE GOT IT.
IF IT'S MONEY YOU WANT,
THEN I'LL GET IT.

I'LL BUY YOU TALL, TALL TREES A
ND ALL THE WATERS IN THE SEAS.
I'M A FOOL, FOOL, FOOL FOR YOU.
I'M A FOOL, FOOL, FOOL FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANNA TAKE A TRIP ACROSS THE OCEAN,
I'LL TRAVEL ANYWHERE YOU TAKE A NOTION.
I'LL BUY YOU TALL, TALL TREES
AND ALL THE WATERS IN THE SEAS.
I'M A FOOL, FOOL, FOOL FOR YOU.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Darrell Edwards, Charlotte Grier, George Jones

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1966

Lyrics THAT'S ALL IT TOOK,
THE MENTION
OF YOUR NAME,
AND ALL MY LOVE
FOR YOU
BURST INTO FLAME.
I'VE TRIED SO HARD
TO LET YOU GO,
BY THE LOOK,
HOW I STILL TREMBLE
AT YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK
TO MAKE ME KNOW
THAT I STILL CARE,
IT SEEMS MY HEART
JUST CAN'T GIVE UP
THE DREAMS
WE USED TO SHARE.
I TELL MY FRIENDS
I'M HAPPY
BUT THEY READ ME
LIKE A BOOK,
AND WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK
TO MAKE ME YEARN
FOR YOUR EMBRACE.
I GUESS
I MIGHT AS WELL
ADMIT
NO ONE
CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE.
I TELL MY FRIENDS
I'M HAPPY
BUT THEY READ ME
LIKE A BOOK,
FOR WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK;
FOR WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.
Writers George Jones, Roger Miller

Genres Country

Recorded 1958

Lyrics DID YOU EVER FEEL UNWANTED,
KICKED AROUND SO MUCH
YOU'RE TAUNTED,
HEART CRIES OUT
WITH SO MUCH PAIN,
WELL, THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL.
I LOVED SOMEONE
AND LOVED HER DEARLY,
SPOKE SWEET WORDS,
SHE DIDN'T HEAR ME,
LEFT ME HERE
HEARTSICK AND LONELY,
THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL.
TO CRY WOULD DO NO GOOD,
I USED TO THINK IT WOULD,
BUT THE MORE I CRIED
THE MORE I BELIEVED,
HERE'S WHAT I'LL DO:
LET THIS FEELING HAVE ITS DAY,
MAYBE IT WILL GO AWAY,
MAYBE I WILL FIND ANOTHER,
THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL.
CAN THIS HEARTBREAK
OVERCOME ME,
JUST BECAUSE
OF THE WAY SHE DONE ME,
I'LL FORGET I EVER LOVED HER,
THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL.
Writers Darrell Edwards, George Jones

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1955

Lyrics WELL,
I GOT A CROW
I WANT TO PICK
WITH YOU,
JUST LIKE
THE LAST TIME
THE FEATHERS FLEW
YOU'RE RUNNING WILD
A-KICKING UP
YOUR HEELS,
A-LEAVING ME HOME
WITH A HANDFUL
OF BILLS.
I CAN'T LIVE
WITHOUT YOU
AND YOU KNOW
T'S TRUE,
BUT THERE'S NO LIVING
WITH YOU,
SO WHAT'LL I DO?
I'M GOIN'
HONKY TONKING,
GETTING TIGHT
AS I CAN,
AND MAYBE BY THEN
YOU'LL APPRECIATE
A GOOD MAN.

TELL ME WHY,
BABY, WHY BABY,
WHY, BABY, WHY
YOU MAKE ME CRY,
BABY,
CRY, BABY,
CRY, BABY CRY?
I CAN'T LIVE
WITHOUT YOU
TILL THE DAY
THAT I DIE,
BUT TELL ME WHY,
BABY, WHY,
BABY, WHY,
BABY, WHY?

WELL,
NOW I DON'T KNOW,
BUT I'VE HEARD SAY,
THAT EV'RY LITTLE DOG'S
A-GONNA HAVE HIS DAY
YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION,
DON'T YOU DARE FORGET,
'CAUSE I'M JUST
A LITTLE BABY
PUPPY YET.
I CAUGHT YOU
HONKY TONKING
WITH MY BEST FRIEND
THE THING TO DO
WAS LEAVE YOU,
BUT I SHOULDA
LEFT THEN.
NOW I'M TOO OLD
TO LEAVE YOU
BUT I STILL
GET SORE,
WHEN YOU COME HOME
A-FEELING
FOR THE KNOB
ON THE DOOR.

TELL ME
WHY, BABY, WHY
BABY,
WHY, BABY, WHY
YOU MAKE ME CRY,
BABY,
CRY, BABY,
CRY, BABY CRY?
I CAN'T HELP
BUT LOVE YOU
TILL THE DAY
THAT I DIE,
BUT TELL ME
WHY, BABY,
WHY, BABY,
WHY, BABY, WHY?
Writers George Jones

Genres Country, Ballad, Classic Country

Recorded 1961

Lyrics I'VE BEEN LIVING
A NEW WAY OF LIFE
THAT I LOVE SO,
BUT I CAN SEE
THE CLOUDS ARE GATH'RING
AND THE STORM
WILL WRECK OUR HOME.
FOR LAST NIGHT
HE HUGGED YOU TIGHTLY
AND YOU DIDN'T EVEN SHOVE,
THIS IS TRUE
FOR I'VE BEEN WATCHING
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE.

YOU MUST HAVE THOUGHT
I WAS SLEEPING
AND I WISH
THAT I HAD BEEN,
BUT IT'S BEST
TO GET TO KNOW YOU
AND THE WAY YOUR HEART
CAN SIN.
I THOUGHT WE BELONGED TOGETHER
AND OUR HEARTS
FIT LIKE A GLOVE,
BUT I WAS WRONG
FOR I'VE BEEN WATCHING
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE.

FROM MY EYES
THE TEARDROPS STARTED
AS I LISTENED
ON AND ON,
I HEARD YOU
WHISPER TO HIM SOFTLY
THAT OUR MARRIAGE
WAS ALL WRONG.
BUT I HOPE
HE MAKES YOU HAPPY
AND YOU WILL NEVER
LOSE HIS LOVE,
I LOST MINE
WHILE I WAS WATCHING
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE.

HOW I WISH
I COULD BE DREAMING
AND WAKE UP
TO A LOVE THAT'S TRUE,
BUT I WAS WRONG
FOR I'VE BEEN WATCHING
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE,
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE.