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Stop The Truck - Sudden Stop

Sudden Stop

This gem from the past was produced by founding band member and harmonica player Don Wickham. It features mamy of Moe and Steve's first country compositions, and while indicative of the band's incipient direction, this CD is full of the masterful performance and harmonies for which the band has been famous for decades.

UPC# N/A
Release Date: 1995

Where to buy: Out Of Print

Song Titles

01 Old Side Of Town Listen 02 Heartbreak Hotel Listen
03 One More Cigarette Listen
04 Girl Like That Listen
05 What Have I Got To Lose Listen 06 Sudden Stop Listen 07 Never Cry Again Listen
08 Burnin' Moonlight Listen
09 It Ain't Over "till It's Over Listen
10 She's Leavin Listen
11 I Just Want To Fall In Love Aagain Listen 12 Satisfier Listen
13 In My Pocket Listen

Song Lyrics

Old Side Of Town
Steve Carter / Alan Moe Monsarrat / Graham Carter (Born Liar Music / Big One Music)

Thereís an old man up working late in his store
He only fixes things they donít make anymore
Heís been on this corner for 36 years
And I canít remember when he wasnít here
Out on her front porch Miss Emily Jones
Still lookiní good sheís a faded rose
She catches my eye with a wave and a smile
Just like she did when I was a child

Chorus:
On the old side of town I can always depend
On every street corner like a long lost friend
Buildings stand proud even though theyíre run down
Life goes on on the old side of town

The years roll by and the dust blows in
The old folks just come out and sweep it off again
When they lay down Iíll take my turn
But for right now Iíve got years to burn
When the sun goes down and the lights turn on
All the paint looks new and the dirt is gone
When a dance gets danced and a song getís sung
It looks like it did when my world was young

Heartbreak Hotel
Steve Carter (Born Liar Music)

Itís Heartbreak Hotel, Friday night
The light across the street shines right in my eyes
The shade wonít close and the room is freeziní cold
But I had nowhere else to turn
When she left me alone
It ainít much but right now...I call it home

Chorus:
Heartbreak Hotel
Seems like I know you too well
How the hell did I wind up here again
Let my heart-achiní end
So I wonít have to spend
Another night in Heartbreak Hotel

Every room tells a story
Of a heart worn and weary
Thereís a sign sayiní ďWelcome StrangerĒ hanginí on the door
But this old place is never full
Thereís always room for more
Iím no stranger, Iíve been here before

One More Cigarette
Don Wickham (Bare Bones Music)

Chorus:
Just one more cigarette
And a double to help forget
All the moments together spent
And the memories of you

Old yellow photograph
Fading smile in a distant past
Like the ice in a whiskey
Slowly melting away

Whatís left are lonely nights
Wrinkled face in a baríroom light
Track of tears rolling out of sight
For the memory of you

I spend each day in constant sorrow
Wonderiní how Iíll make it through tomorrow
How can your ruby lips
In a dream real enough to kiss
Disappear in the smokey mist
Like they never were here

Whats left are baríroom sounds
Time to order another round
Slowly drinkiní a way the years
And the memories of you

Girl Like That
Steve Carter / Bill Colbert / Ace Ford (Red Brazos Music / Caliche Music / Blue Water Music)

She walked across the dance floor, fussiní with her hair
Like she apperared right out of thin air
Flashiní a smile that would knock you flat
Boy, I could fall for a girl like that

She passed right by without a second look
I did a double take and thatís all it took
I saw it was me she was lookiní at
Boy, I could fall for a girl like that

Chorus:
Boy I could fall for a girl like that
Heart over heels at the drop of a hat
Right outa the park, right off of the bat
Boy I could fall for a girl like that

I walked over to her to ask her to dance
I lost her in the crowd, I missed my chance
Back to my seat and there she sat
Boy I could fall for a girl like that

What Have I Got To Lose
Steve Carter / Alan Moe Monsarrat (Born Liar Music / Mad Moe Music)

Well I guees you like my singiní
Or maybe my blue jeans
Thereís little doubt that youíre about
The prettiest gal Iíve seen
I recognize the offer
Thatís in your eyes of blue
When you say come on over
What have you got to lose

Chorus:
What have I got to lose
Thereís Mary and Junior and Jesse
And sheís only 2
And then there is there mother
Who loves me like no other
And always wears a smile
Through every dirty task
And youíve got the nerve to ask
What have I got to lose

Now, I appreciate you akiní
But I guess Iíll have to pass
I canít trade one night with you
For all the love I have
But you will find another
And heíll be free to chose
When you say come on over
What have you got to lose

Sudden Stop
Steve Carter / Bill Colbert (Born Liar Music / Caliche Music)

You're mindinĎ your own business
And the last thing on your mind
is a new romance but you just cant say no
your heart leaps off that dusty shelf
As you try to convince yourself
you wonĎt rush in this time, youĎll take it slow

The stars are danciní around the moon
Yout head is spinniní pretty soon
Those same three words jump
It s too late now itís said and done
Face it, youĎre as good as gone
Enjoy the ride, looks like your headiní south

When you fall in love
You take that step into the blue
ItĎs a long way down
Might as well enjoy the view
When your heart hits bottom
You won t survive the drop
It aint the fall that gets you
It s that sudden stop

ItĎs the same old story, different song
What started out alright went wrong
This time you were so sure that it would last
But its adios, goodbye, thatís all
No parachute can break your fall
Dont I look now, the ground is closiní fast

Never Cry Again
Don Wickham (Bare Bones Music)

Chorus:
Iíve been down, Iíve been mistreated
Iíve seen heartache and Iíve felt pain
But now that I have finally found you
I may never cry again

Itís your love that makes me feel
Happiness can be real

There was a time my heart lay broken
Into pieces, on the ground
Just when I thought a love lost forever
Along you came and it was found

Itís your love that makes me feel
Happiness can be real

No I may never cry again

Burnin' Moonlight
(Steve Carter / Erik Moll / Ron Hicks) (Born Liar Music / Erik Moll Music(ASCAP) / Talitoba Music)

I used to spend my nights on the town
But lately I see no need for runniní round
Iíve got my baby takiní all night
Burning moonlight

Chorus:
I used to pray for someone to stay for
Hold me, love me
and keep me heaven bound
Iíve got my baby takiní all night
Burning moonlight

Iím a hardworking man
DoinĎall that I can
Countiní the hours nine to five
When I come home tired
I can still get inspired
Ďcause you put the fire in my night

It Ain't Over
Steve Carter / Erik Moll (Born Liar Music / Erik Moll Music)

She started cryiní, she said she was leaviní
I let her
I canít believe she would leave
Takiní all the love I gave her
She said she would never come back
But I told her
Remember
It ainít over till itís over

Chorus:
It ainít over till itís over
Till the time bell rings
The fat lady sings
And youíre lyiní down pushiní up clover
It ainít over till itís over

Years down the line, she crosses my mind
When I let her
Iíve had to be strong for so long
But I still canít forget her
Then last night she called me and asked me
If I still love her
And I told her
It ainít over till itís over

She's Leavin'
Don Wickham (Bare Bones Music)

She said sheís leavin; me tomorrow
Climax of twenty years of pain
And all the fears and hard fought lonely tears
Yes, sheís leaviní on the next southbound train
Yes, sheís leaviní and she wonít be back again

A cheated heart a quiet sorrow
Thoughts of love thatís come and gone
Heartache can be seen inside her busted dream
She stands broken and silent in the rain
Yes, Sheís leaviní and she wonít be back again

She never let me see the sorrow
I was blinded to the pain
But now itís my turn to be cryiní
Ďcause sheís leaviní on the next southboud train
Sheís leaviní and she wonít be back again

All the good times are forgotten
That lonesome whistle tells the tale
She gave me everything
A good womanís love could bring
But my faithless heart has brought it to an end
These wounds Iíve caused, this time they wonít mend
Sheís leaviní and she wonít be back again

I Just Want To Fall In Love Again
Steve Carter (Born Liar Music)

I keep thinkiní Ďbout that first kiss
Our walk together hand in hand
I was afraid it would lead to this
I just want to fall in love again

Iím not tryiní to fool myself
To lead you on or reel you in
I donít want to find someone else
I just want to fall in love again

Let me know
Whatís on your mind
When Iím with you
It just gets better all the time

Iím not certain that youíre the one
To be a lover and a friend
But gettiní there is half the fun
I just want to fall in love again

In love - again

Satisfier
Alan Moe Monserrat /David Roack / Rob Mahoney (Big One Music)

Ooh, Iím cominí over baby
Turn your lamp down low
Iím gonna fix your clock
So it runs real slow
Iím gonna love you darliní
And take my time
The best sort of loviní
Is always the soulful kind

Youíre a little bit crazy
And a little bit wild
Iím gonna love you darliní
In a down home style
Iíve been in love with you
Since I was a child
I never got closer
Closer than a country mile

(Oh, oh, oh ,oh)
Look no further
Ďcause you wonít see
Anything that looks half as good as me
Iím the object of your desire
Baby, Iím the Satisfier

Iím gonna take to the party
Put your red dress on
Tell your momma not to wait up
We wonít be coming home
Then Iím gonna tell ya
Whatís really on my mind
The best sort of loviní
Is always the soulful kind

The best sort of loviní
I always the soulful kind

In My Pocket
Don Wickham (Barebones Music)

In my pocket
I ainít got a dime
No little lady
To waste my time
So, I think Iíll go
Hit the open road

I got one blue suit
One pair of shoes
But four directions
From which to chose
Gonna chose one now
Walk away these blues

What Iím tryiní to tell you
So youíll understand
I donít claim to have no
Great, master plan
No proposition, I
Iím just a travelliní man (letís get travelliní now)

In my pocket
I ainít got a thing
No hidden treasure
No diamond ring
No secret stash
Not even petty cash

But Iím free to roam
Anywhere I please
Ride with the wind
Blow with the breeze
Whatever way it blows
Thatís the way I go

Ďcause Iím a travelliní man
Moviní on and on
One minute iím here
Next minute Iím gonna
When itís time to fly
I just say bye-bye (goodbye baby)

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