Startin With Me Album Lyrics by Jake Owen


Jake Owen Lyrics

Startin With Me Lyrics
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The Bad in Me

You look like an angel with your head in the clouds
you woke me up this morning with your fooling around, at a half past 3
awww, lately i dont get much sleep (thats all right)
cause girl it feels so good the way you bring out the bad in me

you call me up at work said baby can you come on home
im feeling kinda crazy and im all alone, i got nothin on
tell your boss its an emergency (theres a man in need)
cause girl it feels so good the way you bring out the bad in me

id rather ask forgivness than permission
cause im doing all these things ive never dreamed
you put me in a delicate position
but im right where i want to be
girl it feels so good the way you bring out the bad in me

you're like a shot of whiskey to a man that dont drink
just one taste of you and baby i cant think straight, im on my knees
girl i love your dirty needs
yea, it feels so good the way you bring out the bad in me

id rather ask forgivness than permission
cause im doing all these things ive never dreamed
you put me in a delicate position
but im right where i want to be
girl it feels so good the way you bring out the bad in me

yea, it feels so good the way you bring out the bad
yea, it feels so good the way you bring out the bad in me

 

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Something About a Woman

She pulled her hair back to sun her shoulders
Took the oil and rubbed it all over her soft skin
Oh I'm a lucky man
She wasn't wantin' any suntan lines so she
Reached back and she untied that little string
And then she smiled at me

And blew a kiss right off her fingertips
I don't know what it is

But there's something about a woman
Yeah some kind sweet little something
That I may never understand
Yeah some kind of gift they're given
That makes this life worth livin'
And it makes a man a man
Oh there's nothing like that
Somethin' about a woman

(Intro chords)

I sat there for a while and wondered
And she took a nap there under that summer sky
And then I realized

There are things in life that are meant to be
Maybe left a mystery

Yeah like that something about a woman
Yeah some kind sweet little something
That I may never understand
Yeah some kind of gift they're given
That makes this life worth livin'
And it makes a man a man
Oh there's nothing like that
Somethin' about a woman

(steel solo)

Yeah some kind of gift they're given
That makes this life worth livin'
And it makes a man a man
Oh I'm nothing without that
Somethin' about a woman
Oh about a woman

 

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Startin' With Me

I had a one night stand with my best friends baby sister
And to this day he still wont speak to me
I pawned my grandpa’s old guitar in collage
For a case of beer and a tank of gasoline
I took a swing at my old man one Christmas
I never dreamed that it would be his last
I wish mom had rung my neck
When she caught me with those cigarettes
Which reminds me, I’m down to my last pack

If I had a dime
For half the things I did
That didn’t make no sense at all
I’d be living a little higher on the hog
If only I’d of known
That later on down the road
I’d look back and not like what I see
I’d of changed a lot of things
Startin’ with me

I called my brother everything I could think of
The night he wouldn’t bail me out of jail
I lost a job most folks ‘round here would die for
By laying out all night and raising hell
And I let a woman that I love slip through my fingers
Chalk another dumb move up to my foolish pride
I wasn't there standin’ by the bed
When the preacher bowed his head
With the family, the day my grandma die

If I had a dime
For half the things I did
That didn’t make no sense at all
I’d be living a little higher on the hog
If only I’d of known
That later on down the road
I’d look back and not like what I see
I’d of changed a lot of things
Startin’ with me

If only I’d of known
That later on down the road
I’d look back and not like what I see
Whoa, I’d of changed a lot of things
Startin’ with me
Startin’ with me

 

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Yee Haw

It's five o'clock, just got paid:
I'll be off the next two days.
No more workin' like dogs,
No more leash, no more boss.
I've got a weekend full of nothin' to do at all:
Yee Haw!

I know a place down the road,
The girls are hot, the beer is cold.
It's two-for-one, yeah, that's right:
Not just drinks; it's girls to guys.
I hear the twins are back in town from Saginaw:
Yee Haw!

You take your all-right; you take your can't-wait.
A lotta of bring-it-on an' some damn straight,
An' mix it all up with some down home southern drawl, y'all:
You got your yee haw!

The place is packed, the line is long;
The band knows every Haggard song.
I'm gettin' loose, I've had a few.
She wants to dance; I do too.
But her boyfriend's mad, I, I think he wants to brawl:
All right, yee haw!

You take your all-right; you take your can't-wait.
A lotta of bring-it-on, an' some damn straight,
An' mix it all up with some down home southern drawl, y'all:
You got your yee haw!.

I'm talkin big time, I mean saddle up an' hold on tight,
An' if you know what I'm talkin' about, y'all, yeah:
How about a yee haw, ha, ha.
Yep, bow wow, y-e-e-h-a-w: yee haw.

 

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Ghosts

He said he had to stop
Hadn't had a drop
Of anything
Stonger than coffee
In 10 months 3 weeks and 1 long day
He pushed away his plate
Said its better late
Then never done
When it comes
To gettin right
It took a while but I saw the light

Bridge
He said somethings they cast long shadows
That I never will out run
And everyday I spend a-livin'
The ghost of all the things that I've done...

Chorus
Wrong
Grab a chair cause the list is long
I can write you a country song
About the reasons I'll be going home
To a house full of memories
Things I wish I done differently
When I'm feeling weak they keep me strong
The ghost of all the things that I've done wrong

He said theres a spot of paint
And it just ain't
The right shade
But it covers up the hole I made
Where I broke my wrist the night she left
And theres a lot of friends
That I ain't seen in a lot of years
Some are still hangin' around
In old pictures I just can't take down

Bridge
He said some things they cast long shaddows
That I never will out run
And everyday I do battle
With the ghost of all the things I've done...

Chorus
Wrong
Grab a chair cause the list is long
I can write you a country song
About the reasons I'll be going home
To a house full of memories
Things I wish I done differently
And when I'm feeling weak the keep me strong
The ghost of all the things that I've done wrong

I got a heart full of memories
Things I wish I done differently
And when I'm feeling weak they keep me strong
The ghost of all the things...
I've done wrong

He said he had to stop
Hadn't had a drop
Of anything
Stonger than coffee
In 10 months 3 weeks and 1 long day

 

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8 Second Ride

C'mon!
I said hey girl what's your name?
Haven't I seen you before?
I recognized them dark green eyes when you dosydoe’d across the floor.
Are you alone or are you with someone?
She said a matter of fact I’m not
So I took her hand that's when it all began and we headed towards the parking lot.

Chorus:
And she said hey boy, do you mind takin' me home tonight?
'Cause I ain't ever seen a country boy with tires on his truck this
high I said climb on up but honey watch the cup where I’m spitin’ my dip inside. And hold on tight 'cause its gonna be
wilder than any 8 second ride!

We went riding round rocking to the sound of "A Country Boy Can Surivive."
And I knew then that she was my kind of girl 'cause she was singing every single line
Then she slid on over put my hand on her
shoulder and I aksed her what she wanted to do.
She said it (REALLY) dont matter where we go just as long as I ride with you.

Chorus:
And she said hey boy, do you mind takin me home tonight?
'Cause I ain't ever seen a country boy with tires on his truck this high.
I said climb on up but honey watch the cup where I’m spitin’ my dip inside.
And hold on tight 'cause it's gonna be wilder than any 8 second ride!

So we headed out to old Tobacco Road
Put the tailgate down and we made love
She said true country boys hard to find, but I found one wilder than any 8 second ride

Chorus:
And she said hey boy, do you mind takin' me home tonight?
'Cause I aint never seen a country boy with tires on his truck this
high. I said climb on up but watch the cup where I’m spitin’ my dip inside.
And hold on tight 'cause its gonna be wilder than any 8 second ride!
Yeah hold on tight 'cause its gonna be wilder than any 8 second ride!

 

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Hard Not to Love You

I've always bee the kind of man to jump the gun, and cut and run. Stayin' one step agead of that ol' ball and chain.
Settlin' down never crossed my mind. It was easier to leave the knot untied. It looks like a lot of things have changed.

Chorus

You're makin it hard not to love you
Makin it tough on a man like me
Who's always found a way to get around this kind of thing
'Cause when you put your lovin' on me
I can't help feelin' like I do
Girl, you're makin it hard not to love you

This mornin when you kissed my cheek
I was sufferin from a lack of sleep
'Cause we stayed up makin love half the night
Well I must have got my second wind
'Cause just like that it was on again
Nothing's ever been easier for me in all my life (Girl)

Repeat Chorus

Yeah baby when you put your lovin on me
I can't help feelin' like I do
Girl, you're makin' it hard not to love you
Baby, you're makin it hard not to love you
hard not to love you
Yeah, you're makin' it hard

 

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The Bottle And Me

Didn't come in here for your sympathy,
and a honky tonk queen's the last thing I need.
Just set me up with your best whiskey.
This is just between the bottle and me.

I don't want to talk. I don't need a friend.
Don't think I stuttered when I said
I'm here to deal with a memory.
Yeah, this is just between the bottle and me.

A man can't face the cold, hard truth
with nothing less than 90 proof.
And closing time is when I'll leave.
Till then it's just between the bottle and me.

You're a good bartender. I know you want to help.
So if you see me talking to myself,
Just walk away and let me be.
Yeah, this is just between the bottle and me.

A man can't face the cold, hard truth
with nothing less than 90 proof.
And closing time is when I'll leave.
Till then it's just between this bottle and me.

A man can't face the cold, hard truth
with nothing less than 90 proof,
And closing time is when I'll leave.
Till then it's just between this bottle and me.
Till then it's just between this bottle and me.

 

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Places to Run

I’ve lived all my life, with no ties that bind,
There wasn’t anything or anyone that I couldn’t leave behind,
I could always find a getaway from what I’ was hiding from,
It’s looking like I’ve run out of places to run.

Everywhere I go, and everything I do,
There ain’t a corner that I turn that ain’t one big déjà vu,
She told me when I walked away that this day would come,
She was right I’ve run out of places to run.

Everywhere I go, and everything I do,
There ain’t a corner that I turn that ain’t one big déjà vu,
I could always find a getaway from what I’ was hiding from,
She was right, I finally run out of places to run,

Ooooh I finally run out of places to run.

 

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Long Night With You

Tryin' to keep that wolf at bay
Twelve out of twenty-four hours a day
I'm bustin' it, breakin' my back
Swing that hammer, stomp that shovel
Boss man says "boy your pullin; a double"
It's always me pickin' up the slack
Nobody said it was easy

chorus
But girl its been a hard long day
It seems we work our lives away
Five o'clock I'm beat, dead on these two feet
But girl when I come home to you
The only thing I wanna do
Is baby hold you tight, 'cause all that gets me through
After a long day is a long night with you

One of those nights where we don't sleep
The two of us fittin' like a puzzle piece
Turnin' up the heat with the lights down low
So go ahead honey and pour the wine
I'm a little overdue for some overtime in your lovin' arms
I ain't lettin' you go
Yeah tonight we'll take it slow and easy

Repeat Chorus

Girl when I come home to you
The only thing I wanna do
Is baby hold you tight, 'cause all that gets me through
After a long day is a long night with you

 

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You Can Thank Dixie

If you ever ate a peach
From down in Georgia
Or just like me
Your a die-hard Earnhardt fan
An if you ever had a sip
Of ol Jack Daniels
Or raised your glass
To sweet home alabam

Then you can Thank Dixie
You can Thank Dixie for that

If you ever got a wiff
Of orange blossoms in the wind
When they start to bloomin in the spring
An if you like your catfish fried
With butter grits there on the side
And swear that boy from memphis
Hes still the king

Then you can Thank Dixie
You can Thank Dixie for that

And if you ever held
One of them pretty lil southern belles
Then you know what were talkin bout yall
an if you like the way we say
yes sir an yes mam
an the way we sing our songs with a southern drawl

Then you can Thank Dixie
You can Thank Dixie for that
You can Thank Dixie
Yall can Thank Dixie for that
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Writer: OWEN, JOSHUA RYAN / RITCHEY, JIMMY / MARVEL, KENDALL
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, WINDSWEPT HOLDINGS LLC
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