The Door Is Wide Open

by Michael Waid

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03:27
Abilene I am gazing at a billboard sign driving down the highway I am looking for a road I should have taken long ago She was going where I should have gone Dreaming of a future on a dusty piece of land another world from here chorus: Abilene The bluest eyes I ever seen Abilene Paradise in faded jeans Hair like golden wheat Kisses warm and sweet Abilene I was going to hit the big time I was hungry for the limelight I was wearing out my leather walking 16th avenue Now I’m sleeping in my pickup truck Washing plates to make a buck and reading an old letter signed “wishing you were here” chorus: bridge: I’ve got to get back to the girl I left behind I need to hold her close and tell her that i want to make her mine I can hear a voice calling like an echo in the early morning Ringing through the telephone lines Haunting my mind And in that whisper of a voice I hear a message coming loud and clear She’s leading me back home and I’m never going leave chorus: Words and Music: Michael Waid
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You Fit So Nicely Around Me Ever notice how the birds keep singing even when you’re having a bad day? All they’re trying to do is to tell you to “hold on” “Love’s around the corner” Well, I turned it and guess what: There you are smiling so big I’ve come this far I found you and I won’t let go I won’t let go chorus: You fit so nicely around me I’m talking hand in glove My new love the stars above told me to follow You fit so nicely around me All at once the world seems different More inclined to go my way I can’t help but think it’s because of you Baby, I know it’s true I believe it I look around and all I found are reasons to believe in you Something magical ‘s in the air whenever you’re there chorus: bridge: Every time you are near I hear music Sounds of laughter fill the air You whisper “I love you” in my ear And it’s ah, sweet music I ain’t one to go off the deep end But I guess I did this time And all in all I’d say I’d do it again Baby, it’s a win-win Situation ‘s serious You stole my heart, a brand new start You filled the empty part with your sweet love And I love you chorus: Words and Music: Michael Waid
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Wrong Way Down A One Way Road chorus: Wrong way down a one way road They say love ‘s a dangerous curve but I couldn’t let go I should have yielded to my thinking brain but my heart beat faster in the passing lane I went the wrong way down a one way road Have you ever lost your mind when you lost your heart? Taking crazy chances from the very start Well, the girl drove me like a brand new car And when the new wore off She rode off with my heart chorus: Wrong way down a one way road They say love ‘s a dangerous curve but I couldn’t let go I should have yielded to my thinking brain but my heart beat faster in the passing lane I went the wrong way down a one way road Well, the signs were all around But I didn’t want to read ‘em And there was something dark and deadly when she called me “sweetums” The road was rough, the bridge was out My friends all said “you better watch out” “She’ll wreck your heart and drive you insane” chorus: Wrong way down a one way road They say love ‘s a dangerous curve but I couldn’t let go I should have yielded to my thinking brain but my heart beat faster in the passing lane I went the wrong way down a one way road
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I Told You That You’re feeling insecure today It’s a human thing That’s O.K. I love you You’re all worried sick about losing me Well, you should be- I love you chorus: I told you that I told you that I love you I told you that I put no one above you If there’s any doubt Let me wipe that doubt right out I told you that Girls can come and girls can go but you’re the girl I want so I love you Those buckle bunnies and one night stands Don’t even have half a chance ‘Cause I love you chorus: Baby, baby I know just how those little things can get you down but I love you Now don’t forget to count on me Just like I count on you ‘Cause I love you, baby Let me tell you one more time chorus: Words and Music: Michael Waid
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Memories Don’t Fade Away Your soft kiss in the moonlight Your floating auburn hair You were nervous yet willing Those memories don’t fade away Picnics on Sunday Do-Dads washed down with wine Walks and talks along the seaside Those memories don’t fade away chorus: Memories don’t fade away like some old song They keep coming back The good the bad And haunt you ‘til the dawn The years go by and the fire stops burning And the yearning died long ago The choice was made to stop trying The memories don’t fade away And the words we used as weapons Teardrops roll into your mouth Bitter truth that it’s over Those memories don’t fade away chorus: Memories don’t fade away like some old song They keep coming back The good the bad And haunt you ‘til the dawn Words and music by Michael Waid
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The Door Is Wide Open I woke this morning to the sound of breaking glass And there in the kitchen you stood crying in the dish drain rack You said you felt just like the walls were closing in An you had to leave me It was sink or swim chorus: The door is wide open I won’t try to hold you back I’d do most anything for your love But I won’t do that I’m not the kind of man to beg you to stay If you want to go the door is wide open I don’t know how you got the idea that you had to stay I don’t know how I put that much pressure on your mind In time I hope to find the answers to these burning questions For now let me make it plain as rain chorus: bridge: You thought that love was romance Like living in a dream But now you know it isn’t Sometimes the test of love is staying when you want to leave I’d like to think I’ve been responsive to your every need But that’s just pycho-babble talk from some magazine The bigger picture is the one that you don’t want to see Love isn’t always easy Words and music by Michael Waid
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03:22
I Miss You I promised you I’d clean the kitchen when you cooked my favorite meals I promised you I’d pay more attention to your old cat and how he feels And I stopped trying to scare you when you those late-late shows chorus: I miss you There’s not a day that I don’t think about you I miss you My favorite memories are Sundays Sleeping late and making love I’d punch the channels and you’d read the paper All about the trouble the stars are in And the smell of fresh made coffee And your fingers upon my skin chorus: bridge: Some people talk about how love can conquer all But they don’t tell you what to do when Death comes to call I locked the doors and I latched the windows I put the boxes in the cars There on the sidewalk we carved our initials Who’d have thought kids could come this far And as the past fades in the rearview mirror Your old cat and me drive away chorus: Words and music by Michael Waid
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Same Old Thing(Different Day) I’ve been living a crazy life Where up is down and left is right I fix one problem and up pops another one If it falls in place I’m looking for a ticking bomb chorus: It’s the same old thing, different day It’s the same old thing, different day Get myself up early but get there late Driving down the freeway in a frantic state Adrenaline rush could be the death of me While I’m making up time on my itinerary chorus: It’s the same old thing, different day It’s the same old thing, different day bridge: I’m thinking ‘bout a number from one to ten I’m thinking ‘bout quitting but I don’t know when I’m thinking ‘bout an alternate universe I gotta hook but I need one more verse My mind is swimming in a pool of information My concentrations shot to hell My body is twitching from over stimulation The phone, the fax, the television I don’t want to talk about it anymore It’s the same old thing you’ve heard before Not enough money, not enough time Can’t get my ducks in one straight line chorus: chorus: It’s the same old thing, different day It’s the same old thing, different day Words and music by Michael Waid
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When Does The Dancing End? There’s a man in the back of a Chevy truck going to dig a ditch There’s a man in a brand new Lexus coupe off to make a deal And they’re all stacked up at the traffic light On the way to their separate worlds I wonder when does the dancing end? There’s a man and he’s locked in a tiny room with his hands tied tight There’s a man with his hands wrapped around some wood aiming for the knees And they’re standing so close you can hear their breath as the screams echo one more time I wonder when does the dancing end? chorus: The dance of thief and the stolen from The dance of the crowd and the chosen one The rich and the poor The sick and the well The nail and the wood There’s a man and he wants everyone to look and think like him There’s a man with a different point of view and different skin And they eat and breath and they cut and bleed And they pray all their fears at night I wonder when does the dancing end? Words and music by Michael Waid
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Don’t Ever Change That look That smile That glisten in your eyes No one is quite like you Don’t ever change I love your sweet smell Soft sell The way you show and tell No one is quite like you Don’t ever change chorus: Don’t you realize I’ve got eyes for you I still do I just wanted you to know So keep that softness Caring That special something No one is quite like you Don’t ever change Don’t ever change Don’t ever change Words and music by Michael Waid
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Dusty Old Cowboy I went to the corner and I asked for the way A stranger said to me “It;s gonna rain ‘fore the day ends” Well all of a sudden out in the street Pitchforks and hailstones come falling on me chorus: Pack it away And call it a day This dusty old cowboy is heading home for the day I found me a lady Her face soft and white Hair all a golden like the stars in the night I reached out to touch her and sing her a song In one silent moment she smiled and she’s gone chorus: Pack it away And call it a day This dusty old cowboy is heading home for the day I wake with the sunrise and get out of bed I ain’t sure when I’m dying but I ain’t dead yet I count all my blessings and keep a straight head And should my Lord call me home I’d gladly be lead chorus: Pack it away And call it a day This dusty old cowboy is heading home for the day Words and music by Michael Waid

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Produced By: Michael Waid
Recorded at BGM Studio-Bill Green
Recorded at Cherryridge Studio-Tommy Detamore
Mixed and mastered at Cherry Ridge Studio-Tommy Detamore

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released March 1, 2014

All songs written by Michael Waid
Musicians:
Michael Waid: acoustic guitar, bottleneck slide, 12-string guitar
Kevin Lewis: upright bass, fretless electric bass, electric guitar
Julie Newberry: congas, hand percussion
Trevor Morgan: drums
Jerrad Green: drums
Bobby Jerzombek: drums
Bobby Flores: fiddle, classical guitar
Jerry Blanton: steel guitar, dobro
Andy Langham: piano
Ray Symzk: accordion
Ron Knuth: mandolin
Troy Patton: acoustic guitar, bottleneck slide
Tommy Detamore: steel guitar

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