The Given

Track Listing

1. Saturday Night
2. All That’s Left
3. A Battle Won
4. Patch Of Bad Weather
5. On My Way To Wonderful
6. Say Anything
7. You Ain’t Got Me
8. Beat Me Down
9. To Live Is To Fly (Featuring Guy Clark)
10. Before These Walls Were Blue

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The Lyrics

Saturday Night

Wade Bowen/Lee Thomas Miller (ASCAP)/(BMI)

It was a Saturday night in a place packed just like this
In the laughing and the dancing we were having one last kiss
There’s nothing quite as lonely as a crowd when you’re all alone
And there’s nothing but Sunday morning waiting for me at home

So why does everybody love Saturday night
The stale smell of beer and the smoke in your eyes
I keep sitting and drinking and thinking about her sad goodbye
So tell me why is everybody so in love with Saturday night

Well, hey bartender, could you throw those drunk girls out
And don’t you think that band’s just a little too loud
Tell that couple in the corner to please go get a room
Oh, it’s a damn good party, but what am I supposed to do

Why does everybody love Saturday night
The stale smell of beer and the smoke in your eyes
I keep sitting and drinking and thinking about her sad goodbye
So tell me why is everybody so in love with Saturday night

Well, she’s out there somewhere
With a pretty new dress, a smile in her eyes
‘Cause she’s one of those who loves Saturday night

Oh, why does everybody love Saturday night
The stale smell of beer and the smoke in your eyes
I keep sitting and drinking and thinking about her sad goodbye
So tell me why is everybody so in love
Why is everybody so in love
Why is everybody so in love with Saturday night
Oh, yeah, Saturday night

©2011 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2011 Writers of Sea Gayle Music/Itchy Baby Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission. International copyright secured.

 

All That’s Left

Wade Bowen/Scooter Carusoe (ASCAP)

Heading out, another night has fallen
These empty arms have something to prove
‘Cause they’re all that’s left of loving you

I washed this jacket half a hundred times
But your smell don’t fade away like the blue
It’s all that’s left of loving you

I turn to sidewalks over memories
Walk these crowded streets ‘til they’re empty
I talk to strangers, lean on old friends
They hide the silence that comes creeping in the room
‘Cause that’s all that’s left of loving you

This pair of boots you bought me for no reason
They’re looking ragged and the soles are worn clean through
They’re all that’s left of loving you

A man plays guitar on the corner
He must feel like me ‘cause all he plays are leaving tunes
And that’s all that’s left of loving you

I turn to sidewalks over memories
Walk these crowded streets ‘til they’re empty
I talk to strangers, lean on old friends
They hide the silence that comes creeping in the room
‘Cause that’s all that’s left of loving you

I turn to sidewalks over memories
Walk these crowded streets ‘til they’re empty
I talk to strangers, lean on old friends
They hide the silence that comes creeping in the room
‘Cause that’s all that’s left of loving you
That’s all that’s left of loving you

Closing time, stumble to the taxi
Tell the driver, Eldride Lane 1202
‘Cause that’s all that’s left of loving you

©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2012 Scrambler Music/Abbott’s Creek Music (ASCAP) – A Division of Carnival Music Group. All rights reserved. Internation copyright secured. Used by permission.

 

A Battle Won

Wade Bowen/Adam Hood/Jason Saenz (ASCAP)/(BMI)

I drink coffee in the kitchen
As she slams the bedroom door
She had enough of me and she sure did let me know
The silence spoke out loud and clear
I heard a tear hit the floor from here
Oh, I can sure feel my stubborn ways

Oh, the things I do to prove I’m right
Break her heart just to watch her cry
Leave her stranded on an island all alone
I can’t stand it when I’m wrong
But being right ain’t worth the cost
Yeah, ’cause sometimes a battle won is a battle lost

You always tell me that you love me
With conviction in your eyes
You’re my best friend, my biggest fan
And you’re always on my side
And the more I sit here all alone
The more this sad disgrace runs through my bones
Cuts just deep enough to realize

Oh, the things I do to prove I’m right
Break her heart just to watch her cry
Leave her stranded on an island all alone
I can’t stand it when I’m wrong
But being right ain’t worth the cost
Yeah, ’cause sometimes a battle won is a battle lost

Nobody in the world ever really wants to lose
Yeah, and what’s the point in winning if I can’t win with you

Yeah, the things I do to prove I’m right
Break her heart just to watch her cry
Leave her stranded on an island all alone
I can’t stand it when I’m wrong
But being right ain’t worth the cost
Yeah, ’cause sometimes a battle won is a battle lost
Yeah, ’cause sometimes a battle won is a battle lost
Yeah, a battle lost

©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2012 Tiltawhirl Music (BMI) – A Division of Carnival Music Group. ©2012 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing Co./Songs For My Good Girl Music (BMI). All rights for Sony/ATV Tree Publishing Co. and Songs For My Good Girl Music adm by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West. Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 

Patch Of Bad Weather

Wade Bowen/Sean McConnell (ASCAP)/(BMI)

Guess I should’ve known that I’d end up alone
I saw so many signs but I kept my eyes closed
But everybody said that you were good as gone
That I should let you go, but I kept holding on

And now I’m driving and I’m dying and I’m cursing your name
Yeah, there’s clouds filling the sky and it’s starting to rain

You told me we were gonna be forever
Heaven or hell, for worse or better
But you had your fingers crossed
Bet you think you’re so clever
Just blowing through this town like a patch of bad weather
Just blowing through this town like a patch of bad weather

Look at this aftermath, it happened just like that
You laid it all to waste and I can’t get it back
I wonder where you are and who’s your fool
I hope you’re off your game and that they’re onto you

And now I’m driving and I’m dying and I’m cursing your name
Yeah, there’s clouds filling the sky and it’s starting to rain

You told me we were gonna be forever
Heaven or hell, for worse or better
But you had your fingers crossed
Bet you think you’re so clever
Just blowing through this town like a patch of bad weather
Just blowing through this town like a patch of bad weather

You told me we were gonna be forever
Heaven or hell, for worse or better
But you had your fingers crossed
You think you’re so clever
Just blowing through this town like a patch of bad weather
Blowing through this town like a patch of bad weather
You think you’re so cool, you think you’re so clever
Just blowing through this town like a patch of bad weather
Yeah, like a patch of bad weather

©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2012 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Little Beluga Music (BMI). All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 

On My Way To Wonderful

Wade Bowen/Seth James (ASCAP)/(BMI)

On my way to wonderful, I’ve found you
It feels so good to be around you
Pray the day, forever’s what I’m feeling
Something to believe in, baby

In your eyes, everything on the horizon
I can see the light, oh how it’s shining
Hold on tight to this gift that has been given
We’re alive but now we’re really living

Living a dream, lost in a smile
Loving a heart, knowing it’s mine
We are a song, a song lovers sing
Let the world hear it, baby, let it ring

On my way to wonderful, I’ve found you
It feels so good to be around you
Pray the day, forever’s what I’m feeling
Something to believe in, baby

In your eyes, everything on the horizon
I can see the light, oh how it’s shining
Hold on tight to this gift that has been given
We’re alive but now we’re really living

Living a dream, lost in a smile
Loving a heart, knowing it’s mine
We are a song, a song lovers sing
Let the world hear it, baby, let it ring

On my way to wonderful, I’ve found you
It feels so good to be around you
Pray the day, forever’s what I’m feeling
Something to believe in, baby
Yeah, something to believe in
To wonderful, I’m on my way to wonderful, oh, yeah

©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2012 Dean-Parnell Music, LLC/Swinging Gate Music (BMI). All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 

Say Anything

Wade Bowen/Adam Hood (ASCAP)/(BMI)

I’ll just come and out and say it, I don’t come here much
And if I’d said it as a question, you probably would’ve gotten up
‘Cause a pick-up line just ain’t my style and I assume it isn’t yours
So, why don’t we just start with a drink, I’m in no mood to think

Please just say, say anything
Tell a story, ramble on
I’ll pretend to go along
Yeah, ’cause she, she wears someone else’s ring
I let her go ‘cause I was blind
And I can’t get it off my mind
So, say anything

I can’t promise that I’ll listen, or hang on every word
‘Cause my thoughts tend to wander every time I think of her
Oh, and how she could’ve told me all I was doing wrong
She took my pride and left me broken
All because of things left unspoken

So, please just say, say anything
Tell a story, ramble on
I’ll pretend to go along
Yeah, ’cause she, she wears someone else’s ring
I let her go ‘cause I was blind
And I can’t get it off my mind
So, say anything

Give me pointless words with healing touch
I’ll believe anything you say

Say anything
Tell a story, ramble on
I’ll pretend to go along
Yeah, ’cause she, she wears someone else’s ring
I let her go ‘cause I was blind
And I can’t get it off my mind
So, say anything
Baby, just say anything, oh, anything at all

©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2012 Tiltawhirl Music (BMI) – A Division of Carnival Music Group. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 

You Ain’t Got Me

Wade Bowen/Jay Knowles (ASCAP)/(BMI)

You’ve gotten used to no one to hold you
Baby, you’re good at all alone
You ain’t pretending that you’re some helpless princess
And you ain’t waiting by the phone
You got all you got on your own

Baby, you think you have it all, don’t you
Who am I to disagree, ain’t nothing missing
By the way that you’re living
And you’ve got all you need
But, baby, you ain’t got me

I understand how you don’t want no man now
Coming ‘round, messing up your world
You’re gonna hurt me, but baby, don’t worry
Hurting’s what this heart of mine is for
Always searching for something more

Baby, you think you have it all, don’t you
Who am I to disagree, ain’t nothing missing
By the way that you’re living
And you’ve got all you need
But, baby, you ain’t got me

Knocking at your door, begging you for more
Of the laughter and the love that we made
I’ll take anything you send my way

Baby, you think you have it all, don’t you
Who am I to disagree, ain’t nothing missing
By the way that you’re living
And you’ve got all you need
But, baby, you ain’t got me

©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2012 Dean-Parnell Music, LLC/Acme Nashville (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission. International copyright secured.

 

Beat Me Down

Wade Bowen/Sean McConnell (ASCAP)/(BMI)

There’s a whole lot of nothing going on inside my head
Feels like my brain is fried, feels like my soul is dead
I’ve been working like a dog, pulling way too big a sled
But these wheels keep on humming underneath my bed

Damn you, Devil, endless road and loneliness
You always knock me down and I always get back up again

So, beat me down
Beat me down
Come on, come on
Beat me down

Well, my momma has a nice way of telling me I look like hell
I guess it’s from the alcohol, I guess I might as well
Just pour me another glass, ‘cause it always seems to help
Say a prayer for me, momma, say another for yourself

Damn you, Devil, endless road and loneliness
You always knock me down and I always get back up again

So, beat me down
Beat me down
Come on, come on
Beat me down

Beat me down
Beat me down
Come on, come on
Beat me down

So, beat me down
Beat me down
Come on, come on
Beat me down

Beat me down
Beat me down
Come on, come on
Beat me down

Beat me down
Beat me down
Come on, come on
Beat me down

Beat me down
Beat me down
Come on, come on

Damn you, Devil, endless road and loneliness
You always knock me down and I always get back up again
So, beat me down

©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2012 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

 

To Live Is To Fly (Featuring Guy Clark)

Lyrics Not Available.

 

Before These Walls Were Blue

Wade Bowen/Scooter Carusoe (ASCAP)

The world says you’re ready when you’re eighteen
Well, I was no exception to the rule
Eager to try my hand at proving that I was a man
Not an ounce of fear in anything I’d do

Yeah, I thought I knew it all
Turns out I didn’t have a clue
Before these walls were blue

Well, I remember sitting there in that old rocker
Three a.m., trying to get you back asleep
Well, I’d find myself laughing at you laughing
Wishing the hands of time that I could cheat

Yeah, I thought that I knew love
Turns out I didn’t have a clue
Before these walls, before these walls were blue

I believe in heaven, I believe in magic
I believe in the life inside these walls

Now I believe in dinosaurs and toy trains and baseball
What are you gonna be for Halloween
I’ll be the villain and you be the hero
And save the day the way that you saved me

Yeah, I thought I knew myself
Turns out I didn’t have a clue
Before these walls, before these walls, before these walls were blue

©2012 House of Sea Gayle Music/Sparks To Strings Music (ASCAP). ©2012 Scrambler Music/Abbott’s Creek Music (ASCAP) – A Division of Carnival Music Group. All rights reserved. Internation copyright secured. Used by permission.

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