Category: LYLE LOVETT

Her First Mistake – Lyle Lovett

Way up in the land of sleet and snow How this fairy tale would go I could not have known I had searched around this world so mean From Livingstone to Palestine Trying to pursue my dream Of love It was then I met this girl so fine She made me think so fast I […]

Give Back My Heart – Lyle Lovett

There’s just too much living going all around A man he’s got to see what he can see I love the road and I love the air And I don’t worry hell I never care I love my women sometimes they love me But I was got one day I still don’t know how I […]

Teach Me About Love – Lyle Lovett

Tryin’ to teach me a lesson Thinkin’ you’ll come back to a better man If you don’t like the way things go Just stay here and tell me so ‘Cause there’s one thing about me You’ve got to understand I’ve had enough lonesome In my education I don’t want to study anymore About a woman […]

In My Own Mind – Lyle Lovett

I drink a cup of coffee I look out of the window I try to get a-started I turn it all over Plough it all under I plant ’em in the spring time I pick ’em in the summer <<<Chorus>>> I live in my own mind Ain’t nothin’ but a good time No rain, just […]

What Do You Do/The Glory Of Love – Lyle Lovett

And pour me a beer And turn on the TV And sweep up over here You tell me you love me To put off my blues But what do you do When it quits being new Now you be home for supper And don’t slam that door And you better be a sober man Or […]

She’s Hot to Go – Lyle Lovett

Ain’t an easy thing to do You’ve got to know just what you’re looking for And where to find it too She’s hot to go she’s ready She’s hot to go right now She’s hot to go You’ve got to know That stop-and-do-it gal We don’t have no lengthy shopping You don’t have to stand […]

Private Conversation – Lyle Lovett

As his arm it reached around And she looked at the window And she watched the shade go down It was a private conversation No one heard her say That the man she left behind her Was two thousand miles away Singing boy pick up that fiddle And play that steel guitar And find yourself […]

The Record Lady – Lyle Lovett

You know he’s always looking after my best interest He told me Lyle P. you need to get some action Get your head back in line You need to get out on your own boy This hanging around here’s got to stop Get out on your own boy And take a little trip to the […]

Texas Trilogy: Bosque County Romance – Lyle Lovett

Just seventeen or so When she married Billy Archer About fourteen years ago Not even out of high school Folks said it wouldn’t last But when you grow up in the country You grow up mighty fast They married in a hurry In March before school was out Folks said that she was pregnant, “Just […]

She’s No Lady – Lyle Lovett

She hates my daddy too She loves to tell me She hates the things I do She loves to lie beside me Almost every night She’s no lady she’s my wife The preacher asked her And she said I do The preacher asked me And she said yes he does too And the preacher said […]

Truck Song – Lyle Lovett

Well, It’s over three days since I left Houston. Ole Black’s my truck’s name. She’s held together by BF Good tires and bailing wire. Well, I went to high school and I was not popular. Now I am older, and it don’t matter. Ole Black’s my truck’s name. She’s held together. I’ve slept inside her […]

M-O-N-E-Y – Lyle Lovett

Listen son Don’t you sit around and cry Because love In this world Ain’t nothing you can’t buy She’s got Ruby lips And emerald eyes She’s got diamonds on her mind If you want that girl What you need is M-o-n-e-y That’s m-o-n-e-y baby M-o-n-e-y That’s m-o-n-e-y baby M-o-n-e-y I was out last night With […]

Hello Grandma – Lyle Lovett

How is your granddaughter Hello Grandma How is that little girl I’ve been kind of out of touch But I thought I would call her Is she at home Or is she around the world Is she at home Or is she around the world Young man you must mean Kathy ButI never heard her […]

I Loved You Yesterday – Lyle Lovett

What you see in him He looks just like All of the others did And can you tell me If it will ever end Can you tell me Or do you know I could tell you What I saw in you And I could tell you Why I still see it too And I could […]

North Dakota – Lyle Lovett

They drink whisky for their fun And the cowboys down in Texas They polish up their guns And they look across the border To learn the ways of love If you love me, say I love you If you love me, say I do If you love me, say I love you If you love […]

Lungs – Lyle Lovett

Mine are collapsing Plant my feet and bitterly breathe Up the time that’s passing And breath I’ll take and breath I’ll give And pray the day’s not poison Stand among the ones that live In lonely indecision Fingers walk the darkness down Mind is on the midnight Gather up the gold you’ve found You fool […]

Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning – Lyle Lovett

Memphis looks bigger at night All the tatooed boys in uniform Step in and out of the light She bought me good whiskey in Memphis She bought supper and she paid for the room And as best as I can remember She paid dearly for loving me too She said hey don’t I know you […]

Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning – Lyle Lovett

Memphis looks bigger at night All the tatooed boys in uniform Step in and out of the light She bought me good whiskey in Memphis She bought supper and she paid for the room And as best as I can remember She paid dearly for loving me too She said hey don’t I know you […]

Penguins – Lyle Lovett

For diamond rings Or movie stars I go for penguins Oh Lord I go for penguins Throw your money out the door We’ll just sit around And watch it snow I go for penguins Oh Lord I go for penguins Penguins are so sensitive Penguins are so sensitive Penguins are so sensitive To my needs […]

West Texas Highway – Lyle Lovett

A West Texas highway I saw a hitchhiker And his thumb was pointing my way He didn’t look suspicious And he didn’t look any too clean I put on my brakes And I opened my door I could tell he was a bum By the muddy boot he wore He said I’m going down to […]

You’ve Been So Good Up to Now – Lyle Lovett

You don’t have to break the law And break the law again You can make just one mistake And it can take you to your grave, honey One bad move can turn your world upside down It’s such a shame ’cause you’ve been so good up to now Yes I saw the light fall from […]

Don’t Touch My Hat – Lyle Lovett

You can’t hold on to What belongs to me And don’t belong to you I caught you looking With your roving eye So Mister you don’t have to act So surprised If it’s her you want I don’t care about that You can have my girl But don’t touch my hat I grew up lonesome […]

If I Were The Man You Wanted – Lyle Lovett

They were laughing and all telling lies Then the tall one he bumped in a dollar He said boys I’ve got nothing to hide Now if the King and the Queen stood together Then the ace he would not be to blame And if the cards were all laid on the table Then love could […]

Ain’t No More Cane – Lyle Lovett

Ain’t no more cane on the Brazos Oh, oh, oh, oh… Its all been ground down to molasses Oh, oh – oh, oh – oh… You shoulda been on the river in 1910 They were driving the women just like they drove the men. Go down Old Hannah, don’cha rise no more Don’t you rise […]

An Acceptable Level Of Ecstasy (The Wedding Song) – Lyle Lovett

While the band was playing something like Moon River or Somewhere Over The Rainbow And I was chasing the black man with the champagne And I was chasing the black girl with the Oysters Rockefeller And it was a highbrow occassion For no special reason And nobody knew Nobody knew That the flowers were furnished […]

Stand By Your Man – Lyle Lovett

Giving all your love to just one man You’ll have bad times and he’ll have good times Doing things that you don’t understand But if you love him please forgive him Even though he’s hard to understand And if you love him, whoa be proud of him ‘Cause after all he’s just man Stand by […]

Church – Lyle Lovett

So I could sing and pray But something quite unusual Happened on that day Now church it started right on time Just like it does without a doubt And everything was all just fine Except when it came time to let us out You know the preacher he kept preaching He told us I have […]

God Will – Lyle Lovett

When you’ve been cheating And spending your nights on the town And who keeps on saying that he still wants you When you’re through running around And who keeps on loving you When you’ve been lying Saying things ain’t what they seem God does But I don’t God will But I won’t And that’s the […]

Sonja – Lyle Lovett

At picking up women But this life that I live Is not one that I choose She was a waitress With hair blond and curly With a pretty black dress And those Japanese shoes Man I need to impress her ‘Cause I’d like to undress her I need a song about Sonja When I’m singing […]

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