Eric Church

Carolina

Carolina

Released March 21, 2009 EMI Nashville

  1. Ain't Killed Me Yet

    Workin' all this overtime
    Is good at keepin' me occupied
    Hell with the stress
    It ain't killed me yet

    Doctor says I gotta quit
    Get on the wagon and off of them damn cigarettes
    But they ain't killed me yet

    Doc you probably wonder why I don't care
    Why I don't change, why I ain't scared

    Cause I thought her leavin' would stop my heart from beatin’
    And gettin’ over her would be my death
    It hurts every night
    When she dances through my mind
    I still feel the sting of loneliness
    But it ain't killed me yet

    She turned this house into a tomb
    Ghosts rattle in every room
    They're doin' their best
    But they ain't killed me yet

    So I lean on the bottle more every night
    I'm probably past the point where I should give it a rest
    But it ain't killed me yet

    No I ain't sayin’ I’ll never die
    But ‘til I do I’m on borrowed time

    Cause I thought her leavin' would stop my heart from beatin’
    And gettin’ over her would be my death
    It hurts every night
    When she dances through my mind
    I still feel the sting of loneliness
    But it ain't killed me yet

    It ain’t killed me yet

    It hurts every night
    When she dances through my mind
    I still feel the sting of loneliness
    But it ain't killed me yet
  2. Lotta Boot Left To Fill

    Get-ups, gimmicks
    One hit wonders that don’t stick
    Pretty boys acting tough
    Boy bands give it up

    And if it looks good on TV
    It’ll look good on a CD
    Shape it up, trim it down
    Who gives a damn ‘bout how it sounds

    I don't think Waylon done it that way
    And if he was here he'd say “Hoss, neither did Hank”
    I ain't dogging what you're doing
    But boys come on let's get real
    You still got a lotta boot left to fill

    You say you’re the real deal
    But you play what nobody feels
    You sing about Johnny Cash
    The man in black would’ve whipped your ass

    And I don't think Waylon done it that way
    And if he was here he'd say “Hoss, neither did Hank”
    I ain't dogging what you're doing
    But boys come on let's get real
    You still got a lotta boot left to fill

    So so long ‘til I see you again
    When you’re laying in the bargain bin

    Well I don't think Waylon done it that way
    And if he was here he'd say “Hoss, neither did Hank”
    I ain't dogging what you're doing
    But then again, hell yes I am
    I just don’t give a damn
    Cause you still got a lotta boot left to fill
    I guess we all got a lotta boot left to fill
  3. Young and Wild

    I wasn’t trying to do no harm
    I was just trying to prove I was tough
    What I lacked in years, I made up in guts
    I ain’t saying it was smart
    Or that I had some master plan
    I just grabbed that bottle and off I ran
    I got a night in jail and a pissed old man

    Young and wild like they said we should’ve never been
    And still a child filling those nights with grown up sin
    I burned up some cars, burned down some hearts
    Just to call myself a man
    I might not do it the same but I’d do it all again
    To stay young and wild as long as you can

    I wasn’t trying to change the world
    I just wanted to change her mind
    In the backseat of my daddy’s ride
    No I didn’t have a clue
    No I didn’t have a plan
    Oh but I didn’t care what I didn’t have
    Yea she made me wanna feel like a man

    Young and wild like they said we should’ve never been
    And still a child filling those nights with grown up sin
    I burned up some cars, burned down some hearts
    Just to call myself a man
    I might not do it the same but I’d do it all again
    To stay young and wild as long as you can

    Just stay young and wild as long as you can
    As long as you can, just as long as you can
  4. Where She Told Me To Go

    Muddy water coming out of the sink in there
    Dirty sheets up on the bed
    I can’t get no picture on the TV screen
    I can’t stand the ones up in my head
    I got the air turned down to very cold
    But it ain’t doing a bit of good
    It ain’t like there was a first resort
    In this last chance for gas neighborhood

    I was looking for freedom
    I was looking for a good time
    I was looking for a little space
    A little place that was mine all mine
    I was going with my change of heart
    And wanted no part of forever
    I was looking for a blessing
    When I said baby, it’s all for the better
    Yeah what do you know, I think I wound up
    Where she told me to go

    Of all the places man, I broke down here
    Shade tree mechanic told me Son
    I can’t get no parts for this here make in here
    But don’t worry boy, I’ll get it done
    Meanwhile I need to be back with her yesterday
    Clock in this town don’t seem to care
    I’m finding fast this God forsaken place
    Is at least two weeks from everywhere

    I was looking for freedom
    I was looking for a good time
    I was looking for a little space
    A little place, some peace of mind
    I was going with my change of heart
    Wanted no part of forever
    I was looking for a blessing
    When I said baby, it’s all for the better
    Yeah what do you know, I think I wound up
    Where she told me to go

    This place ain’t on no map
    But how was I to know
    It’s everywhere That she ain’t at
    How did she know that I’d wind up
    Where she told me to go
  5. Longer Gone

    Honey, honey
    Honey you still prey on my mind
    I tried thumbin', freight train jumpin'
    Baby nothin' leaves you behind

    So I jump up, find me a mountain
    Shake off the sheep I been countin'
    Chase that sun ‘til it runs out of sky
    And if your memory's still too strong
    I'll keep movin' on and get longer gone

    Now there are those who
    Swear that I belong in a padded room
    Cause I can't sleep, baby you keep
    Creepin' up like the light of a crescent moon

    So I jump up, find me a mountain
    Shake off the sheep I been countin'
    Chase that sun ‘til it runs out of sky
    And if your memory's still too strong
    I'll keep movin' on and get longer gone

    It would be easy if I never loved you
    Found someone new
    But until I do

    I jump up find me a mountain'
    Shake off the sheep I been countin'
    Chase that sun ‘til it runs out of sky
    And if your memory's still too strong
    I'll keep movin' on and get longer
    And get longer gone

    Honey, honey
    Honey you still prey on my mind
  6. Love Your Love the Most

    I love sleeping in on Saturdays
    And I love college football games
    I love not acting my age
    And good bar-b-que

    And I’m a fan of Faulkner books
    And anything my mama cooks
    Smallmouth bass have got me hooked
    On Sunday afternoons

    Yes I love good cold beer
    And mustard on my fries
    I love a good loud honky tonk
    That rocks on Friday nights
    And hell yes I love my truck
    But I want you to know
    Honey I love your love the most

    Man I love how Red Man tastes
    Damn I love my NASCAR race
    Any song sung by George Strait
    Is country at it's best

    Yes I love good cold beer
    And mustard on my fries
    I love a good loud honky tonk
    That rocks on Friday nights
    And hell yes I love my truck
    But I want you to know
    Honey I love your love the most

    I love scuffed up cowboys boots
    And broke in, tore up jeans
    My four-wheel drive, eight point bucks
    And rocky road ice cream
    Hell yes I love my dog
    And Jack D. in my Coke
    But honey I love your love
    Yeah I love your love
    I love your love the most
  7. Smoke a Little Smoke

    Turn the quiet up, turn the noise down
    Let this ol’ world just spin around
    I wanna feel it swing, wanna feel it sway
    And put some feel good in my soul
    Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke

    Want a little more right and a little less left
    Little more right now, a little less what’s next
    Act like tomorrow’s ten years away
    And just kick back and let the feelin’ flow
    Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke

    I set my sails for a new direction
    But the wind got in my way
    I changed my course
    But my definition of change
    Just ain’t the same

    I’m gonna sit right here
    Stay away from there
    I’m gonna make pretend
    I just don’t care
    And I could get up
    Go get her back
    Or maybe I’ll just let her go
    Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke

    Then I’ll maybe break out that old rock and roll
    Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke
  8. Without You Here

    Without you here everything’s in black and white
    Without you here I’m upside down
    Without you here honey I’m a melody
    Living in a world that can’t hear sound

    If these boots could fit a railroad track
    I’d be gone and never look back
    If my thumb could flag a wild wind down
    I’d lean back and let it blow me around
    And try to land anywhere other than without you here

    Without you here every breath is wasted
    Without you here I’m just a ghost
    Without you here I’m stranded at the station
    And my mind caught the last train for the coast

    If this truck were a time machine
    I’d rev it up and let it carry me
    Light years away or on down the line
    I’d give the shirt off my back or my last dime
    If it can take me anywhere other than without you here

    There’s roads and sky, boats and wine
    A million ways to leave you behind
    I don’t know where
    But there’s still life out there
    Not without you here, not without you here

    Cause without you here everything’s in black and white
    Without you here I’m upside down
    Without you here honey I’m a melody
    Living in a world that can’t hear sound
  9. You Make It Look So Easy

    I got a hard head, I get that from my dad
    And I can overreact maybe just a tad
    I put up walls to show the world I’m tough
    When I don’t get my way, I get difficult
    But when it comes to lovin’ me
    Baby you make it look so easy

    You’re my refuge from the road
    A safe place to go
    When I’m out here livin’ on this ledge
    And when I’m circlin’ the drain
    You keep my crazy sane
    And quiet all the voices in my head

    I’m probably wrong more than I say
    And I’d point that out if you were that way
    Yeah I’m hard to love and even harder to live with
    And I know there’s days when you just want to up and quit
    But when it comes to lovin’ me
    Baby you make it look so easy

    You’re my compass when I’m lost
    My anchor when I get tossed
    And the right way when all I can do is wrong
    Sometimes I drink ‘til I fall down
    But your arms save me from the ground
    And hold me ‘til all the hurt is gone

    I got a hard head, I was born that way
    And that makes me wrong more than I say
    But I thank God you got a hard head too
    I guess he must have known you’d need that
    To get us through
    Cause when it comes to lovin’ me
    Baby you make it look so easy
    Yeah baby you make it look so easy
  10. Carolina

    There’s a cabin in a valley
    My grandpa built on your land
    Your mountains are a canvas for the maker’s hand

    Tonight I’m fishing Elk River
    If only in my mind
    No I haven’t seen her banks in such a long, long time

    I carry you in my heart
    Your memory comes over me like the dark

    And like a phone call from my baby
    Saying honey I miss you like crazy
    Like the sound of a siren song
    Oh Carolina you keep calling me home
    Calling me home, calling me home
    Calling me home

    Sometimes I grow weary
    From going all the time
    I’d love to take a minute
    And let you ease my mind

    I’d love to see my mama
    And maybe go for a drive
    But I gotta play the star in some little town again tonight

    But don’t get me wrong
    I love what I do
    It’s just another song about missing you

    Like a phone call from my baby
    Saying honey I miss you like crazy
    Kinda like a siren song
    Oh Carolina you keep calling me home
    Calling me home, calling me home
    Calling me home

    Oh, Oh, I’m almost home

    Like a phone call from my baby
    Saying honey I miss you, I miss you like crazy
    Just like the sound of a siren song
    Oh Carolina, Carolina, Carolina
    You keep calling me home
  11. Hell on the Heart

    No if, and’s, but’s or maybe’s
    So you wanna be her baby
    I can read your face like a book
    Yeah it looks easy to love her but believe me brother
    It’s harder than it looks

    She as pretty as a picture
    Every bit as funny as she is smart
    Got a smile that’ll hold you together
    And a touch that’ll tear you apart
    When she’s yours she brings the sunshine
    When she’s gone the world goes dark
    Yeah she’s heaven on the eyes
    But boy she’s hell on the heart

    Yeah she’s good when she’s bad
    She’s cute when she’s mad
    And she does all the wrong things right
    Yeah boy it’s a fact when they’re made like that
    You ain’t ever gonna sleep at night

    She as pretty as a picture
    Every bit as funny as she is smart
    Got a smile that’ll hold you together
    And a touch that’ll tear you apart
    When she’s yours she brings the sunshine
    When she’s gone the world goes dark
    Yeah she’s heaven on the eyes
    But boy she’s hell on the heart

    Once you feel her touch and you’ve felt that rush
    It’s a gonna mess up your head
    But here’s the kicker son
    Your old ticker’s gonna beat you half to death

    She as pretty as a picture
    Every bit as funny as she is smart
    Got a smile that’ll hold you together
    And a touch that’ll tear you apart
    When she’s yours she brings the sunshine
    When she’s gone the world goes dark
    Yeah she’s heaven on the eyes
    But boy she’s hell on the heart
    Yeah she’s hell on the heart
  12. Those I've Loved

    I remember waiting by the curb with Mr. Murphy
    When daddy picked me up from school, his eyes were red
    We drove to the hospital in a hurry
    Where my family gathered 'round my grandpa's bed
    He was my best friend
    He taught me how to fish
    And I cried listening to my daddy pray
    For one of those I’ve loved along the way

    She had a ribbon in her hair the day I met her
    That whole next year we couldn't get enough
    After graduation, she took off for Denver
    And for a while we both tried to keep in touch
    She was my best friend
    And it broke my heart
    But I don't regret the day that she became
    One of those I’ve loved along the way

    And I hope they know
    I never would’ve made it this far
    On my own
    But where would we all be without those
    Fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers
    Friends I’ve made, long lost lovers
    I wouldn't be who I am today
    If not for those I’ve loved along the way

    Now I’m just a country boy with a guitar
    Looking back down this old road I’ve been traveling on
    It was never about trying to be some big star
    For me it's always been about these songs
    You see they're my best friends
    They're the life I live
    And I hope they've put a smile on the face
    Of those that I’ve loved along the way
    Cause I wouldn't be the man I am today
    If not for those I’ve loved along the way