I've Been Around

by Michael Waid

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I've Been Around Words and music: Michael Waid I ain’t looking for some fashion beauty That’s fine for fantasy but not in real life I want a women who won’t crumble apart Not just a girl for a whirl on a Saturday night chorus: I’ve been around And I don’t mind if you rock the boat You don’t have to sugar coat And it’ O.K. ‘bout those soar notes I’ve been around I’ve played the lover and I’ve played the fool I’ve learned a thing or two from the hard knock school You tell your story when you show your cards Well, I’ve got scars on my hands Scars on my heart chorus: I’ve been around And I don’t mind if you rock the boat You don’t have to sugar coat And it’ O.K. ‘bout those soar notes I’ve been around bridge: I can deal with rough edges I can handle the truth I am looking love I think life is like a circus arcade You toss the rings just like some choices you’ve made Darling, you don’t have to hide where you’ve been I have fallen for love and fallen for sin chorus: I’ve been around And I don’t mind if you rock the boat You don’t have to sugar coat And it’ O.K. ‘bout those soar notes I’ve been around
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I'm Not Your Jailer Words and music: Michael Waid and Dana Waid So you say you miss you freedom Well, don’t blame that on me If for you this love’s a prison Then use your own damn key chorus: I’m not your jailer You can stay or go free I’m not your jailer and I don’t want to be You treat me like a warden Someone to set you free You’re begging me for a pardon It can’t come from me chorus: I’m not your jailer You can stay or go free I’m not your jailer and I don’t want to be If you to love me Do it Who’s stopping you If for you this love’s a prison You better leave I’m warning you chorus: I’m not your jailer You can stay or go free I’m not your jailer and I don’t want to be
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Better On The Third Time Words and music: Michael Waid I had nothing better to do today then to sit and write this song Well, I rewrote it once and toss it twice but it was better by the third time chorus: Well, I tried it once And I tried it twice Well, I tried it three times and you know what It was better on the third time Ah, Delores was a heart breaker And Donna she was too Well, I found a sweet girl and you know what It’s better on the third time chorus: Well, I tried it once And I tried it twice Well, I tried it three times and you know what It was better on the third time bridge: Somethings come easy and some things don’t Take time to make mistakes Practice makes perfect and you will find It’ll all fall in place Dance lessons on a Friday night The whole world is looking on Well, I lost the beat once or twice but I was stepping by the third time chorus: Well, I tried it once And I tried it twice Well, I tried it three times and you know what It was better on the third time
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Cookie Cravin' Blues Words and music: Michael Waid I got this monkey on my back and I don’t know what to do I got this cookie madness and it could easily happen to you Chocolate chip, vanilla fudge or Fig Newton too I got the once in the morning, twice in the eve cookie cravin’ blues Bless my soul-Lord, don’t you know I love them Oreos I’d sell my car and hock everything to get them lemon cremes Chocolate chip, vanilla fudge or Fig Newton too I got the once in the morning, twice in the eve cookie cravin’ blues Once in the morning, twice in the eve cookie cravin’ blues Well, I get the shakes if I don’t get ‘em soon I need a hit for my sweet tooth I said oh, my Lord I’d sell my Ford and hock everything I got the once in the morning, twice in the eve cookie cravin’ blues Get me an eight once glass of milk and I’ll dunk the rascals in Fingers an all-I’m having a ball committing oral sin Chocolate chip, vanilla fudge or Fig Newton too I got the once in the morning, twice in the eve cookie cravin’ blues I go the once in the morning Twice in the eve Cookie Cravin’ Blues
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One More Reason To Stay Gone Words and music: Michael Waid I got phone call from an old girl friend of mine She said “I’d like to see you if you wouldn’t mind” But like the water under the bridge You can go back but you might drown in it That’s just one more reason to stay gone It took a year or more for me to sort me all out Why would I get back in it just to eliminate your doubts? There was a time that I loved you You cut me down and then I shoved you That’s just one more reason to stay gone Think about it Think about all of the pleasure Think about all of the pain Think of the lessons learned and throw the past away They say old memories sometimes linger on Some are pleasant Some are deadly and strong But like a bird in a whirl wind You can fly but you can’t stop turning That’s just one more reason to stay gone
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This Broken Heart Words and music: Michael Waid I can fix the lights I can fix the car I can fix most anything but I haven’t got that far with this broken heart This broken heart You took away the nights You took away the light of your eyes You took away a love so pure and you took away the cure for this broken heart This broken heart “All in all I’m doing fine” I tell my friends with a smile But deep inside the hurtin’ grows and I wonder will it die or will I It’s hard to go to work It’s hard to go back home It’s hard to spend this time alone and even harder to fill this hole in this broken heart
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When Is Enough Enough? Words and music: Michael Waid You got a beautiful wife that loves you so but your messing around wherever you go “If one is sublime...two is divine.” but where do you draw the final line chorus: When is enough enough? When is enough enough? When are you ever gonna be satisfied? Great big house with plenty of room but you buy more stuff and that changes soon You nee a bigger house to get more room but you’ll buy more stuff and then you need more room chorus: When is enough enough? When is enough enough? When are you ever gonna be satisfied? You been lazin’ around on milk and honey Stocks and bonds, inheritance money Limousine-mezzanine Give me that dough-give me mo-mo-mo chorus: When is enough enough? When is enough enough? When are you ever gonna be satisfied? Well, the basic nature of the human kind is to push the limit and cross the line If the grass is greener on the other side When are we ever satisfied? chorus: When is enough enough? When is enough enough? When are you ever gonna be satisfied?
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I Ain't Gonna Do It Today Words and music: Michael Waid The lawn needs doin’ The boards are bare The floor needs sweeping and the neighbors stare The list is endless of chores and repairs but I ain’t gonna do it today I said I ain’t I ain’t gonna do it today The bills have all come in but they’ll have to wait The boss keeps phonin’ “Will you be in today” My head is aching from too much wine So I ain’t gonna do it today I said I ain’t I ain’t gonna do it today What am I gonna do without you? My life is such a mess Is it any wonder I feel so damn depressed The stove ain’t workin’ The faucet leaks This pile of garbage has been sittin’ here for a week The lawyers are callin’ me to sign you away But I ain’t gonna do it today I said I ain’t I ain’t gonna do it today
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Tell Us 03:13
Tell Us Words and music: Michael Waid chorus: Tell us all all about it Tell us all all about it Tell us all all about it Tell us all about the story I know a woman Call her example “A” Her sole ambition Spending her husband’s pay The stress of the bills causes a heart attack Now she’s all alone with her things and bored with that chorus: Tell us all all about it Tell us all all about it Tell us all all about it Tell us all about the story I know a man caught in a traffic jam To wait in line is more than he can stand He noticed a break but that was a big mistake Now his car is crashed and he sits and has to wait Life is a lesson-Life is a lesson Life is a lesson-Life is a lesson I know a couple who argue, fuss and fight And they will do it Morning, noon and night The sound of the screams The knock of the cop on the door Crying once again “We won’t do it anymore” chorus: Tell us all all about it Tell us all all about it Tell us all all about it Tell us all about the story
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Holding Out For A Goodbye Words and music: Michael Waid Sittin’ in a parking lot drinkin’ gin Tryin’ to think of a pleasant way to end things Split things And tryin’ to figure out what went wrong Love is not a game but it’s become one It’s undone We keep holding out for a goodbye Holding out for a goodbye If I had a window to see the past I’d polish up the glass and draw the drapes back I’d turn time back But there’s too much water under the bridge No more hope and no desire to go on It’s all gone We keep holding out for a goodbye Holding out for a goodbye I don’t know where our love went I don’t know how to get it back It’s gone and we can’t find it It’s over and we can’t face it There is no easy way to go I’m laying beside her it’s 11:10 I’m feeling her warmth and knowing she don’t want me “Don’t touch me” And our little girl down the hall Hears our fights and shouldn’t have to choose sides She’s just five We keep holding out for a goodbye Holding out for a goodbye
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This Broken Heart Words and music: Michael Waid What did you think that I was meaning? Did you think I just said the words? I seem to misinterpret what it is you really feel chorus: This is my heart that you are playing with This is my heart that you are playing with I thought you felt what I felt you felt At least that’s what showed in your eyes Maybe it was the wine or the candlelight Or maybe the way you made love chorus: This is my heart that you are playing with This is my heart that you are playing with I’m playing Mr. Understanding While you play Miss Must Decide It’s getting oh so complicated Come on just open your eyes-open ‘em up chorus: This is my heart that you are playing with This is my heart that you are playing with
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Lover's Prayer Words and music: Michael Waid I can’t stop living in the past That old pain is just to vast a place to crawl from And the memories live on And then that girl walks in my life and makes me think of all the times I’ve held love Then love just slipped away chorus: Lord, give me the strength to try again Face the fear and doubt within I don’t know if my heart can withstand it Lord, give me the strength to try again Open my heart, let love in Won’t you please hear my lover’s prayer It’s funny ‘bout the human heart It longs for love and then starts the spark that draws you closer Closer heart to heart But the mind is another kind of thing It brings you down and makes you think of scars and lost dreams And of throwing love away chorus: Lord, give me the strength to try again Face the fear and doubt within I don’t know if my heart can withstand it Lord, give me the strength to try again Open my heart, let love in Won’t you please hear my lover’s prayer

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Words and music: Michael Waid
Produced by: Michael Waid and Bill Green
Recorded at BGM Studios
Engineer: Bill Green

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released December 28, 2016

All songs written by Michael Waid except I'm Not Your Jailer (Michael Waid and Dana Waid)

Musicians:
Michael Waid: acoustic and electric guitar, percussion and keys
Bill Green: piano, bass and steel guitar
Jerrad Green: drums and percussion
Bobby Flores: electric and acoustic lead guitar
Jerry Blanton: dobro
Dan Dreeben: drums and floor board
Ron Knuth: mandolin
Mark Stevens: dobro
Ricardo Ramirez: upright bass
The BGM Singers: Ben McPeak, George Chambers, Bill Green (Tell Us)

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