Kentucky EP by Luke Cunningham

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Moonshine

Verse 1:

 

It’s a Friday night game in a southern town

Yeah, the boys played well–we wrote a ‘W’ down

The ref blows his whistle as the game is ending

The whole town goes to bed—but for us—the night is just beginning

 

Everybody knows that my folks aint home

So take a left at the light and the third dirt road

 

Chorus:

 

Ohhh

Buckle in my friend ‘cause it’s gonna get wild

Oohh

And we got enough white lightnin’ to keep it going all night

The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home

Ohhh

And we turn the moonshine up when the sun goes down

 

VERSE 2:

 

There’s an ice cold keg sittin’ on the porch outside

And we get the bonfire blazin’ as the first car of ladies arrive

They’re dressed to the nines but look like tens

Ya know these southern girls they sure can dance

But if you see my little sister—ya best keep those hands to yourself

Everybody knows that my folks aint home

So take a left at the light and the third dirt road

 

—CHORUS—

 

 

BRIDGE:

 

The CB radio cracks at dawn

Cops are on the way, someone called the law

The CB radio cracks at dawn . this aint good at all

The dispatch says that they blocked the road

So we tore through the fence and took the long way home

 
Lyrics

1. Moonshine
 

Tomorrow Tonight

 

Verse 1:

 

I’m drivin’ all night

You said you’d leave the light above the front porch on

We say we’re gonna try to finally put the past behind us—once and for good

 

Pre-Chorus:

 

Without looking back I packed up and left

And before we hung up the phone the last thing you said was . .

 

Chorus:

 

Tell me why cant the wheels turn faster?

Baby can you put it in drive?

There’s just so much waiting that one heart can take when they’re putting it all on the line

When morning comes you’ll be right beside me

For now I’m chasing every hour till light

Thinking “Why cant it just be tomorrow tonight?”

 
Verse 2:

 

I’m burning down the miles

Countin’ every hour of this endless dark

Rehearsing every word I’m gonna say to you when I wake up in your arms

 

Pre-Chorus 2:

 

The throttle’s on fire and the needle’s bleedin’ red

But the only sound that I hear is your voice in my head sayin . .

 

Bridge: 

 

Tonight let’s take a chance, try to start again, let the walls come down & the love come in

Tonight let’s take a chance, try to start again, let the walls come down

Tonight let’s take a chance, try to start again, let the walls come down & the love come in

Tonight let’s take a chance, try to start again, let the walls come down

Let the walls come down!

 

Final Chorus:

 

So tell me why cant the wheels turn faster?

Baby can you put it in drive?

There’s so much waiting that one heart can take when they’re putting it all on the line

When morning comes you’ll be right beside me

For now I’m chasing every hour till light

I can feel you the closer I get

And my heart’s beatin’ outta my chest

Thinking “Why cant it just be tomorrow tonight?”

 
Lyrics

2. Tomorrow Tonight
 

Crazy

VERSE 1:

 

She’s the life of the party til it’s time to leave

That’s right about when she likes fightin’ with me

In front of our friends and all the company

You see lately I’ve just been letting it slide

But when I give her an inch she’s taking a mile

And now she’s throwing a fit but I aint gonna have it tonight

 

PRE-CHORUS 1:

 

I said darlin’ let me tell you a secret

You aint hot enough to be this . .

 

CHORUS:

 

Crazy!

Kickin and screamin’ like a baby when you don’t get your way

I think maybe it’s best if we just call it quits here tonight

It’s been real, it’s been fun but it aint worth the trouble

You gave me more drama than you ever did lovin’

Before I leave there’s one thing I wanna say:

You can blame it on being drunk

You can say anything you want

But you aint hot enough to be this crazy

 

VERSE 2:

 

A few days later word got around

She turned all the tables and was telling people how

She broke things off cause I “was breakin’ down”

She said I was jealous and out of control

That I had a short-fuse temper that’s always ready to blow

And they bought every word and all the lies she sold

 

PRE-CHORUS 2:

 

She’s got the girls around town believing

Tell me why cant anyone see that . .

 

BRIDGE:

 

I know you’d like to think your ___dont stink

And how you faked your way straight to homecoming queen

But one day when all your friends pull the wool from their eyes, they’ll realize . . .

 

 
Lyrics

3. Crazy
 

Ring Around Her Finger

Verse 1:

 

Yeah, we were raised on a backwoods county line

Beneath the tallest fields and tobacco yellow skies

And all the love we found was never lost again

 

Pre-Chorus:

 

It’s been sixteen years since then

Still she don’t seem to mind me acting like a kid

But when she hears the old church bells..

 

Chorus 1:

 

She wants a ring around her finger and a wedding in July

Summer’s coming fast and I keep asking for more time

I got some wild oats to sow; I got some wild nights before my days are done

 

Verse 2:

 

She was the talk of town; the bell of all the dances

And the queen who crowned me ‘king of second chances’

And all the love we found, it was never lost again

 

Pre-Chorus 2:

 

So what’s the rush my dear?

Yeah, one day I’ll help you raise those children well

But not ‘til I’m finished raisin’ hell

 

Chorus 2:

 

She wants a ring around her finger and a wedding in July

Summer is coming fast and I keep asking for more time

I got some wild oats to sow; I got some wild nights before my days are done

She wants a ring around her finger and she tells me every night

I said ‘Baby, just be patient. One day I’ll make you mine.”

If you let me live a little before I settle down

Yeah let me live a little before I settle down

 
Lyrics

4. Ring Around Her Finger
 

Bad Habits

Verse 1:

 

Honey, I promise I’m usually not like this
I haven’t sat down the bottle since I got outta bed
You let your phone keep ringing but I know your home
I leave a message at the sound of the tone
If my words are stuttered, if I talk to slow
If you start to worry darlin’ please dont

 

CHORUS:

 

I only smoke when I’m drinkin’
I’m only drinkin’ when I’m breathin’
And these days each breath I take reminds me of you
You said I’m not the man you needed
Is that the reason that you’re leavin’?
Cause I did everything you said that I should do
I only got these bad habits cause I havent got you

 

VERSE 2:

 

I bought my first pack of cigarettes the morning you left
In a haze of fog and drunken breath
And I wondered ‘What Am I gonna do?’
So I pulled out the records that you used to like
Played your favorites straight through and the sad ones twice
The bourbon’s long gone but the hurt don’t leave
Tell me ‘Did you ever give a damn about me?’

 

BRIDGE:

 

I’m trying to keep my head on straight
To stay above water but I can’t handle the weight
And the feeling I’m drowning and now I can’t be saved

 
Lyrics

5. Bad Habits
 

How You're Livin'

Verse 1:

 

It’s 415AM

When the phone starts ringing

Next to the dresser on the cold side of her bed

She knows who it is and the routine too well

He’s probably on the road in some cheap hotel

Only time he calls here’s when there’s nothing in the bottle left

 

Pre-Chorus:

 

Each time she just winds up in tears

But tonight she’s made her mind up—this is where the crying ends

She says . . .

 

Chorus:

 

How many times have I told you not to call in the middle of the night

The kids are in bed and I don’t wanna hear you begging for another try

Ya tell me you miss me and I know it’s a lie by the sound of the whiskey on your end of the line

If what I’m hearing is how you’re living then I know you aint living right
Verse 2:

 

Just in case you cared—though I doubt you do

You missed both their birthdays and the first day of school

When we’re in the car and they hear your song on the radio and they sing along

My heart breaks at the thought of the father they’ll never know

 

Pre-Chorus:

 

She tries but cant fight back the tears

And she finally decides that she wont live her life like this

 

Chorus 2:

 

How many times have I told you not to call in the middle of the night

The kids are in bed and I don’t wanna hear you begging for another try

If the voice on the phone is the same one on the radio every night

If what I’m hearing is how you’re living then I know you aint living right

 

Bridge:

 

How many years have I spent sitting there letting you just treat me like this?

When I look at these kids I see straight through the pain and think

The best thing you ever did was the day that you left us here

 

 
Lyrics

6. How You're Livin'
 

 

 
 
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