American Love Album Lyrics by Jake Owen


Jake Owen Lyrics

American Love Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

American Love

I pick her up about 7 for the football game
My Camaro all painted up in flames
But damn, she was the one that was on fire
She was head-to-toe red, white and blue
That lipstick, tank top, daisy dukes
She had my head spinning faster than them 4 bald eagle tires

I was all caught up in that American love
Two young hearts, one cool car
And all we wanted to do was park, kiss, smoke, drink
I love this song, baby, what do you think?
She turned it up, windows fogging up
We were living it up, up, up in that American love

I parked the Chevy by the levy on a Friday night
We were naming all the stars up in that sky
And I named the brightest one right after her
And the summer sunset was something to see
With her leaning all up real close to me
And with a six pack, the next thing I knew, we were in the backseat, you know

American love
Two young hearts, one cool car
And all we wanted to do was park, kiss, smoke, drink
I love this song, baby, what do you think?
She turned it up windows fogging up
We were living it up, up, up in that American love

We got American love
Two young hearts, one cool car
And all we wanted to do was park, kiss, smoke, drink
I love this song, baby, what do you think?
She turned it up windows fogging up
We were living it up, up, up in that American love
Park, kiss, smoke, drink
Love this song, baby, what do you think?
She turned it up windows fogging up
We were living it up, up, up in that American love

That's that love right there
Stars and stripes
Red, white and blue
Daisy dukes
Snailed it, haha, snailed it
Yeah man



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After Midnight

Well the sun went down, all storefronts shut
They roll the sidewalks up around here
It's just kids and the cops out after 7 o'clock
So you better had already bought your beer
You cut your headlights off trying to not get caught
She's out the window and across the yard
She slid it into the seat, slow rolled it down the street
'Til you parked it and the stereo starts
And they say

Nothing good ever happens after midnight
Maybe midnight's just misunderstood
Cause if nothing good ever happens after midnight
Why does it always feel so damn good
Wrapped up so tight with me, no light
All night, it was alright, alright

You go as fast as you can, go as far as you want
With nobody out to slow you down
She was your rearview queen, you were her [?] street king
While everybody was asleep in the town
You watch the relights blink 'til the horizon's pink
All while her daddy thinks she's still in her bed
But when you're young and dumb
The only rule of thumb was do the opposite of everything
And they said, and they said

Nothing good ever happens after midnight
Maybe midnight's just misunderstood
Cause if nothing good ever happens after midnight
Why does it always feel so damn good
Wrapped up so tight, your own paradise
And the dashboard lights, alright, alright

They say nothing good ever happens after midnight
Maybe midnight's just misunderstood
Cause if nothing good ever happens after midnight
Why did it always feel so damn good
Wrapped up so tight with me, no light
All night, it was alright, alright



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Where I Am

You know this world can drive you crazy sometimes
Get you all angled up in your mind
Make you wanna just disappear
So when you want to, come ver here
I can be the safe that you need
Don't you know you're never bothering me?
You never have to wonder if I'm free
I'm free for you

Girl, you know I'm never more than a call away
Light me up all night, light me up all day
If you wanna hang out, if you wanna get drunk
If you're tripping and you're looking for a place to land
Anytime that you need a little company
If the night's too long, you can run to me
If you wanna be good, if you wanna be bad
If you want it, baby, you know where I am

You know you ain't gotta worry 'bout what you wear
You ain't gotta do a thing to your hair
No, you don't need a map to the stars
Like you don't need a map to my heart
You don't need no reservation cause it's an open invitation
My door ain't ever gonna be locked
No, not for you

Girl, you know I'm never more than a call away
Light me up all night, light me up all day
If you wanna hang out, if you wanna get drunk
If you're tripping and you're looking for a place to land
Anytime that you need a little company
If the night's too long, you can run to me
If you wanna be good, if you wanna be bad
If you want it, baby, you know where I am

Go jump in your car, no, it ain't that far
You know, you know where I am
Don't need a map to the stars
Don't need a map to my heart
You know, you know where I am

Girl, you know I'm never more than a call away
Light me up all night, light me up all day
If you wanna hang out, if you wanna get drunk
If you're tripping and you're looking for a place to land
Anytime that you need a little company
If the night's too long, you can run to me
If you wanna be good, if you wanna be bad
If you want it, baby, you know where I am

Go jump in your car, no, it ain't that far
You know, you know where I am
Don't need a map to the stars
Don't need a map to my heart
You know, you know where I am
You know where I am



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Everybody Dies Young

We're all kicking, we're all screaming
We're all sleeping at the wheel
We're all California dreaming
Playing house and paying bills
We're all going through the motions
Just following the script
If we don't stop and smell the ocean
Boys, we might just miss our ship
Every last heart breaks when the summer snapshot fades
Every teenage kiss ends way too soon

It don't matter how long we're here
It's never gonna be long enough
It ain't about the amount of years
It's about the amount of love
It don't matter if you're 18, 45 or 91
We're all waiting for our moment in the sun
Everybody dies young
Oh yeah, everybody dies young

From the moment that we're born
Yeah, we start running out of sand
You can't bargain with the mirror
You can't ever fight the hands of
Time flies by like the 4th of July sky
When the morning sun high fives the moon

It don't matter how long we're here
It's never gonna be long enough
It ain't about the amount of years
It's about the amount of love
It don't matter if you're 18, 45 or 91
We're all waiting for our moment in the sun
Everybody dies young
Oh yeah, everybody dies young

You only get one life, so you gotta live it
You only get one heart, so you better give it
You only get one life, so you gotta live it up
You only get one heart, so you gotta get to giving it up

It don't matter how long we're here
It's never gonna be long enough
It ain't about the amount of years
It's about the amount of love
It don't matter if you're 18, 45 or 91
No matter what we do, we're never done
Everybody dies young
Oh yeah, everybody dies young



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VW Van

A bag of beef jerky sitting on a road map
Dashboard hula girl shaking her grass
Shotgun DJ, navigate the airwaves
Don't know where we're going or when we're coming back

Who wants to ride? Who wants to roll?
Westbound, southbound, where the wind blows
Who needs a plan? Bring the whole fam
Load 'em all up in my VW van
(V-dub, VW)
Yeah, who wants to ride my VW van?
(V-dub, VW)

On the road again, just like Willy
Free old hillbilly gypsy soul
Gonna run out to Idaho
But I don't know, baby, ready, set, go

Who wants to ride? Who wants to roll?
Westbound, southbound, where the wind blows
Who needs a plan? Bring the whole fam
Load 'em all up in my VW van
(V-dub, VW)
Yeah, who wants to ride my VW van?
(V-dub, VW)

When it gets dark, we'll put it in park
And turn on them party lights
A lawn chair sipping on Cuervo gold
Hell, we might even make Mexico
(V-dub, VW, V-dub, VW)

Who wants to ride? Who wants to roll?
Westbound, southbound, where the wind blows
Who needs a plan? Bring the whole fam
Load 'em all up in my VW van
Stereo hot, pink flamingo
Who's gonna spot the first jackalope
Who gives a damn? Bring the whole fam
Load 'em all up in my VW van
(V-dub, VW)
Yeah, who wants to ride my VW van?
(V-dub, VW)
My VW Van
(V-dub, VW, V-dub, VW)



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Good Company

We're just back porch sitting
Doing some old school picking
Got some brand new strings on my Gibson
Yeah, I'll play your favorite song

The cooler's down to the last drop
But it won't last that way long
'Cause Tommy's making a beer run
So baby, come on

We're in good company
Yeah, the only thing missing
Is a pretty girl sitting next to me
Kissing up on me, and I got a spot waiting on you
So B.Y.O.B, it means bring yourself over, babe
Got what we need to make good vibes, good times
And a damn good memory
We're in good company
Yeah, yeah we're in good company

Well, the pool's full, come on get in it
Got a hole, throwing bean bags in it
And Robby's painting on the brisket
It's a K.C. masterpiece

You know they make Saturday's
For doing whatever you want
The weekend's where it begins
So baby, baby come on

We're in good company
Yeah, the only thing missing
Is a pretty girl sitting next to me
Kissing up on me, and I got a spot waiting on you
So B.Y.O.B, it means bring yourself over, babe
Got what we need to make good vibes, good times
And a damn good memory
We're in good company, yeah
Oh, in good company, yeah, come on

We got them good vibes
Them good times
And damn good memories
We got that good wine
Off that good vine
It's a damn good night to be

In good company, yeah
The only thing missing
Is a pretty girl sitting next to me
Kissing up on me, and I got a spot waiting on you

We're in good company
Yeah, the only thing missing
Is a pretty girl sitting next to me
Kissing up on me, and I got a spot waiting on you
So B.Y.O.B, it means bring yourself over, babe
Got what we need to make good vibes, good times
And a damn good memory
We're in good company, yeah
We're in good company, oh, yeah
We're in good company



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LAX

City of angels, city of stars
Well, she shined brightest on that boulevard
She introduced me to Jackson Brown
Convertible rode me all over that town
Oh, my LAX

She always carried a Polaroid camera
She always had that Kodak glamour
Well, she moved out there to chase her dream
To be an actress on that silver screen
Oh, my LAX

Well, dear seventy degrees and sunny
Please hold tight to my California honey
Make her famous with lots of money
And tell her I wish her all the best
Oh, my LAX

Nag Champa and marijuana
I close my eyes and I can smell it on her
Boarding a plane back to Tennessee
I wonder if she's ever gonna think about me

Well, dear palm trees and palm readers
Tattoo artist and make believers
Please tell her next time you see her
That I sure wish her all the best
Oh, my LAX
Oh, my LAX



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If He Ain't Gonna Love You

Girl, well, I don't know what kind of fool he must be
To think that he could leave you alone
And nobody would be taking you home

Girl, I need to talk to you
Cause I got a question, it's more like a suggestion
And here's the deal
If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you, I will
Like you never been loved before
Up against the wall when you walk in the door
Looking like you wanna leave, you want some more
If he ain't gonna love you, I will

Girl, well, it's obvious that something ain't right
Or else you wouldn't be here tonight
And I don't wanna come on too strong
Don't get me wrong

Girl, I need to talk to you
Cause I got a question, see, it's more like a suggestion
And here's the deal
If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you, I will
Like you never been loved before
Up against the wall when you walk in the door
Looking like you wanna leave, you want some more
If he ain't gonna love you, I will
Oh, girl, I will

If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you, I will
If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you

Girl, I need to talk to you
Cause I got a question, see, it's more like a suggestion
And here's the deal
If he ain't gonna love you
If he ain't gonna love you, I will
Like you never been loved before
Up against the wall when you walk in the door
Looking like you wanna leave, you want some more
If he ain't gonna love you, I will
Give you something you can hold onto
Never gonna stop 'til the whole night's through
Love you like a lover is supposed to do
If he ain't gonna love you, I will
I will, oh, girl, I will
If he ain't gonna love you, I will



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When You Love Someone

It sounds like a lie when you say it
Sounds like a lie cause it is
It don't matter how you try to play it
It don't matter which way it spins
It ain't rocket science, baby
It ain't arithmetic

When you love someone
When you really love someone
You don't get drunk at a bar, jump in the car
Roll in the dark and go to far with someone
When you love someone

Well, I'm coming down off a promise
You're coming down off a buzz
Whether it's love or it's whiskey
Well, I guess we've both sobered up
Let's just go ahead and call this thing what it was

Cause when you love someone
When you really love someone
You don't get drunk at a bar, jump in the car
Roll in the dark and go to far with someone
When you love someone

Ooh, don't wanna hear you're sorry
Ooh, baby, don't waste your breath
Cause it sounds like a lie when you say it
It sounds like a lie cause it is

When you love someone
When you really love someone
You don't get drunk at a bar, jump in the car
Roll in the dark and go to far with someone
When you love someone
If you really love someone
You don't get drunk at a bar, jump in the car
Roll in the dark and go to far with someone
Just break my heart with someone
When you love someone
When you love someone



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You Ain't Going Nowhere

Put a hundred thousand miles on this Bronco
Running, gunning, flying up and down the gulf coast
Climbed a mile-high Colorado rock
Trying to leave our love at the top, at the top, girl
Tried to lose you in a New York city skyline
Wrote you a [?] Vegas table, let it all ride
I've been going every place there is
To let this love go like you did

I'm going out of my mind, going out on a limb
Going out on the town with all my friends
I tried a new girl, new look, a new town
I didn't get it when you said you'd always stick around
You're out in a crown in the dark of the night
Saying you'd never leave, you've never been so right
See you in a blue sky, breathe you in the night air
Girl, you're always right there, you ain't going nowhere
You ain't going nowhere

Usually time will patch up all this pain I'm feeling
But I ain't forgetting nothing, I ain't healing
I guess it's true that a heart, it don't break even
I thought you were leaving

I'm going out of my mind, going out on a limb
Going out on the town with all my friends
I tried a new girl, new look, a new town
I didn't get it when you said you'd always stick around
You're out in a crown in the dark of the night
Saying you'd never leave, you've never been so right
See you in a blue sky, breathe you in the night air
Girl, you're always right there, you ain't going nowhere
You ain't going nowhere

I'm going crazy, baby, I'm going down
It's like we're the last two left in a ghost town

I'm going out of my mind, going out on a limb
Going out on the town with all my friends
I tried a new girl, new look, a new town
I didn't get it when you said you'd always stick around
You're out in a crown in the dark of the night
Saying you'd never leave, you've never been so right
See you in a blue sky, breathe you in the night air
Girl, you're always right there, you ain't going nowhere
You ain't going nowhere
No, you ain't going nowhere
Mmm, you ain't going nowhere



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American Country Love Song

It's two tickets to a concert
It's a Daytona airbrush T-shirt
Wondering who's gonna kiss you first
You know what I'm talking about
Hey baby whatcha doing tonight
It's butterflies and Bud Lights
Under the stars and on the stripes of a beach towel in a Spring Break town

It's playing in the night air
Through the speakers all night long
Couple kids just livin'
That American country love song

In every town, in every place
There's a boy who's trying to take a chance
And dance and find a way to run away with her heart
In the back of an old Ford truck
In the bar, just looking for love
In a pair of oh my blue eyes, let them fireworks start
That American country love song
Ain't ever gonna quit playing on and on and on

It's Chris loves Jenny on a license plate
It's daddy getting mad cause you came home late
It's one last kiss in the driveway
Hey radio DJ can you play that song
That she loves, so I can turn it up
And maybe turn her on
An American country love song

In every town, in every place
There's a boy who's trying to take a chance
And dance and find a way to run away with her heart
In the back of an old Ford truck
In the bar, just looking for love
In a pair of oh my blue eyes, let them fireworks start
That American country love song
Ain't ever gonna quit playing on, and on, and on, and on

So let's raise a glass, cheerleaders and quarterbacks
Cowboys and country girls, all around this small town world
To the same old pick up lines, we've tried a million times
All the bad and good as it gets, to the ones that you ain't met yet

In every town, in every place
There's a boy who's trying to take a chance
And dance and find a way to run away with her heart
In the back of an old Ford truck
In the bar, just looking for love
In a pair of oh my blue eyes, let them fireworks start
That American country love song
Ain't ever gonna quit playing on, and on, and on
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