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, Pop, Classic Country

Recorded 1967

Lyrics ONE MORE HOUR
AND I'LL BE HOME,
CLOSE MY EYES
AND REST MY BONES.
CAN'T BE MORE
THAN A MILE OR SO
FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO.
CINCINNATI, OHIO.

CINCINNATI
WHERE THE RIVER WINDS
ACROSS THE MASON
AND THE DIXON LINE.
HEAVEN WAITS FOR ME
I KNOW,
IN CINCINNATI, OHIO.
CINCINNATI, OHIO

I GUESS THE MEMORIES
GOT TOO STRONG,
GRABBED ME
BY THE HEARTSTRINGS
AND PULLED ME HOME.
I GOT TO THINKING
'BOUT SOME FRIENDS
I KNOW,
IN CINCINNATI, OHIO.
CINCINNATI, OHIO.

I WALKED HALFWAY
FROM LOUISVILLE,
NOW SHE SLEEPS
AT THE FOOT
OF A HILL.
SHINING LIKE A JEWEL
IN THE VALLEY BELOW,
CINCINNATI, OHIO.
CINCINNATI, OHIO.
Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Classic Rock, Country

Recorded 1967

Lyrics I GOT BACK IN TOWN
A DAY BEFORE
I PLANNED TO,
I SMILED AND SAID
I'LL SURE SURPRISE MY WIFE,
I DON'T THINK I'LL PHONE,
I'LL JUST HEAD ON HOME,
FOR I DIDN'T KNOW
THE COLD HARD FACTS
OF LIFE.
I PASSED A LITTLE WINE STORE
ON THE CORNER,
I PICTURED BIG CHAMPAGNE
BY CANDLE LIGHT.
I STOPPED THE CAR
RIGHT THEN,
GOT OUT
AND HURRIED IN,
MY MIND NOT ON
THE COLD HARD FACTS OF LIFE.
A STRANGER STOOD THERE
LAUGHING BY THE COUNTER,
HE SAID
I'LL TAKE TWO BOTTLES
OF YOUR BEST,
HER HUSBAND'S OUT OF TOWN
AND THERE'S A PARTY,
HE WINKED AS IF TO SAY
YOU KNOW THE REST.
I LEFT THE STORE
TWO STEPS BEHIND THE STRANGER,
FROM THERE TO MY HOUSE
HE STAYED IN SIGHT.
BUT IT WASN'T TILL HE TURNED
INTO MY DRIVE
THAT I LEARNED
I WAS WITNESSING
THE COLD HARD FACTS OF LIFE.
I DROVE AROUND THE BLOCK
TILL I WAS DIZZY,
EACH TIME THE NOISE
CAME LOUDER FROM WITHIN,
AND THEN I SAW
OUR BOTTLE THERE BESIDE ME,
AND I DRANK A FIFTH OF COURAGE
AND WALKED IN.
LORD, YOU SHOULD'VE SEEN
THEIR FRANTIC FACES,
THEY SCREAMED AND CRIED
PLEASE PUT AWAY THAT KNIFE,
I GUESS I'LL GO TO HELL
OR I'LL ROT HERE
IN THE CELL.
BUT WHO TAUGHT WHO
THE COLD HARD FACTS OF LIFE,
WHO TAUGHT WHO
THE COLD HARD FACTS OF LIFE.
Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Pop, Classic Country

Recorded 1967

Lyrics verse 1:
IF IT'S TRUE
WHAT YOU SAY
IN YOUR LETTER.
IF YOUR SWEET LOVE
FOR ME
IS REALLY GONE.
IF YOU'VE FOUND
SOMEONE ELSE
YOU LOVE BETTER.
PACK YOUR BAG,
SHAKE MY HAND
AND MOVE ALONG.

Chorus:
EASY COME, EASY GO,
I FOUND OUT
A LONG TIME AGO.
AIN'T NO FUTURE
IN THE PAST,
BROKEN HEARTS
AND ALL THAT JAZZ.
NO TEARS OF MINE
ARE GONNA FLOW
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER LOVE
TOMORROW,
EASY COME, EASY GO.

verse 2:
SO YOU TOOK MY PHOTOGRAPH
FROM YOUR POCKET,
AND REPLACED IT
WITH THE ONE
YOU LOVE THE BEST.
SO NOW GIVE ME
BACK MY RING
AND I'LL GO HOCK IT.
WHAT'S ONE LITTLE DIAMOND
MORE OR LESS?

Chorus:
EASY COME, EASY GO,
I FOUND OUT
A LONG TIME AGO.
AIN'T NO FUTURE
IN THE PAST,
BROKEN HEARTS
AND ALL THAT JAZZ.
NO TEARS OF MINE
ARE GONNA FLOW
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER LOVE
TOMORROW,
EASY COME, EASY GO.
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.
Writers Bill Anderson, Moneen Carpenter

Genres Country

Recorded 1963

Lyrics FOOL ME ONCE,
SHAME ON YOU.
FOOL ME TWICE,
SHAME ON ME.

YOU BROKE MY HEART
AND TOLD ME LIES,
AND EV'RYBODY
SYMPATHIZED
WITH THE FOOL
WHO LOVED YOU
SO MUCH
HE WAS BLIND.
BUT WHEN
I TOOK YOU BACK
ONCE MORE,
AND YOU HURT ME
LIKE YOU DID
BEFORE,
THE ONLY SYMPATHY
I GOT
WAS MINE.

FOOL ME ONCE,
SHAME ON YOU.
FOOL ME TWICE,
SHAME ON ME.

SHAME ON ME
FOR GIVING IN
AND TAKING YOUR LOVE
BACK AGAIN,
I SHOULD HAVE GONE
AND FOUND
SOMEBODY ELSE.
HOW BIG A FOOL
CAN ONE MAN BE?
FOR ONCE
YOU MADE A FOOL
OF ME
AND NOW
I'VE MADE A FOOL
OUT OF MYSELF.

FOOL ME ONCE,
SHAME ON YOU.
FOOL ME TWICE,
SHAME ON ME!
Writers Bette Anderson, Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1965

Lyrics verse 1:
IT WAS LATE
AND I WAS SLEEPING
WHEN HE CALLED
AND I CAN'T REMEMBER
MUCH HE SAID AT ALL.
JUST THAT
HE WAS LEAVING TOWN
AND MUST
GET OFF THE PHONE
I CAN'T REMEMBER
WHEN HE TOLD ME
HE'D BE HOME.

Chorus:
DID HE SAY,
SUNDAY NOON
OR ONE DAY SOON?
I THINK HE LEFT
WITH DAN
BUT WHAT
IF HE SAID ANN?
DID THEY GO
TO MEET A TRAIN?
OR LEAVE
TO CATCH A PLANE?
I CAN'T REMEMBER,
BUT I CAN'T FORGET
HE'S GONE.

verse 2:
SO I TELEPHONED
HIS HOUSE
AND ASKED HIS MOM
IF SHE KNEW WHERE
HER LITTLE BOY
HAD GONE.
I KNOW
SHE MUST HAVE TOLD ME,
AND I HEARD HER
LOUD AND CLEAR
BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER
ANYTHING BUT TEARS.

Chorus:
DID SHE SAY,
FISHING TRIP,
OR, HE GAVE YOU
THE SLIP?
IS HE OFF
TO SEE THE WORLD
OR SEE ANOTHER GIRL?
DID SHE SAY,
HE TOOK THE CAR,
OR, WHAT A FOOL
YOU ARE?
I CAN'T REMEMBER,
BUT I CAN'T FORGET
HE'S GONE.
Writers Bill Anderson

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1964

Lyrics I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE
NOT THE WAY I DID BEFORE
AND SINCE
YOU'VE FOUND SOMEONE NEW
I THINK IT'S BEST
I DON'T CRY
AND WALK THE FLOOR
I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE
TROUBLE IS
I DON'T LOVE YOU ANY LESS

I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE,
FOR I'VE GOT NO MORE LOVE
TO GIVE
YOU DRAINED MY HEART
OF ALL ITS LOVE
WITH EVERY SWEET CARESS
I KEEP SAYING
O'ER AND OVER,
I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE
TROUBLE IS
I DON'T LOVE YOU ANY LESS.

I HELD YOU CLOSE TO ME
ONE TIME
KISSED YOUR LIPS
AND CALLED YOU MINE,
BUT ANOTHER CAME
AND THRILLED YOU MORE,
I GUESS
I CRIED
AS YOU WALKED OUT THE DOOR,
I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE
TROUBLE IS
I DON'T LOVE YOU ANY LESS

I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE,
FOR I'VE GOT NO MORE LOVE
TO GIVE
YOU DRAINED MY HEART
OF ALL ITS LOVE
WITH EVERY SWEET CARESS
I KEEP SAYING
O'ER AND OVER,
I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE
TROUBLE IS
I DON'T LOVE YOU ANY LESS.
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 1964

Lyrics verse 1:
THE ONE I LOVE
DON'T WANT ME
HANGIN' 'ROUND,
ALL SHE DOES
IS PUT ME ON
AND PUT ME DOWN.
TONIGHT
HE'S WITH A STRANGER
AT A PARTY IN HER HOME,
AND I'M HERE AT THE TAVERN
GETTING STONED.

Chorus:
'CAUSE IF I GOTTA GO,
I'LL GO DOWN SWINGING,
WHERE THERE'S LIGHTS
AND LAUGHTER,
BOOZE AND BLONDS,
AND LOTS OF SAD,
SAD SINGING.
I'LL SOBER UP TOMORROW,
AND CRY ALL DAY I KNOW
AT LEAST
I'LL GO DOWN SWINGING,
WHAT A SWINGING WAY
TO GO.

verse 2:
I'LL DANCE
WITH ALL THE GIRLS
AND BUY THE WINE:
PLAY THE JUKEBOX
'TILL I'M DOWN
TO MY LAST DIME.
SHE THINKS SHE'S MADE
A FOOL OF ME
BY LOVING SOMEONE ELSE
SHE SHOULD SEE ME
MAKE A FOOL
OUT OF MY SELF.

Chorus:
'CAUSE IF I GOTTA GO,
I'LL GO DOWN SWINGING,
WHERE THERE'S LIGHTS
AND LAUGHTER,
BOOZE AND BLONDS,
AND LOTS OF SAD,
SAD SINGING.
I'LL SOBER UP TOMORROW,
AND CRY ALL DAY I KNOW
AT LEAST
I'LL GO DOWN SWINGING,
WHAT A SWINGING WAY
TO GO.
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