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Darryl Worley is the most talented songwriter I've heard in ages! Check out the lyrics from his first album, Hard Rain Don't Last below.

The lyrics contained here are copyrighted 2000 by Blackwood Music Inc./Hatley Creek Music (BMI). 

 

A Good Day to Run

I'm tired of working every day for a dollar | About to choke on my own blue collar | This ain't gonna last | Misled by the grand illusion | I've come to this conclusion | I can't make a move too fast | It was written in the sky today | By the morning sun it sure looks like a good day to run

[Chorus]
Wide open down a two-lane highway 
It's about time that some things went my way
Throwing troubles out to the wind and
I'm praying that they never catch up again
I'm gonna say my worrying days are done
And this looks like a good day to run

My baby's been working as a cashier | She didn't get a vacation this past
year | Now it won't be long | We don't need no destination | Just a tank of gas and a good clear station | playing our favorite song | There's some places that we ain't been | Some things we ain't done | And it sure looks like a good day to run

[Repeat Chorus]  

Darryl Worley/Bobby Tomberlin

 

Who's Gonna Get Me Over You?

When she walked out on me you hung around | Said you couldn't stand to see me going down | And that someday I'd forget all about her in time | You were right she's the last thing on my mind

Now you say that since I'm feeling strong again | You're leaving and you'll always be my friend | Thanks to you, I know now what love is all about | There's just one little thing that you left out

[Chorus]
Who's gonna get me over you?
Who'll take your place like you took hers
And pull me through
You got me over her when you left
Just like you said you'd do
But tell me who's gonna get me over you?

You put together all she tore apart | But somewhere along the way I lost my heart | You had me believing I could make it on my own | Right up to the moment you were gone

[Repeat Chorus]

Tony Martin/Mark Nesler

 

Second Wind

There's an old friendly breeze that blows in the Gulf of Mexico | Somehow it always knows when I'm feeling low | So I'm gonna anchor down and wait till it comes around | Leave the rest of the world behind, yeah that's how I'll pass the time

[Chorus]
Till I catch my second wind, get back up and gain control again Find the strength I lost back when You stopped loving me I guess I'll just stay out here until I know the coast is clear Sit and watch the tide roll in Till I catch my second wind.

There's a peace in the way I feel when the water's still | And as long as it's calm out here I've got time to kill | But as soon as it starts to stir I'll lose track of the way things were | Float away on the open air, but I'm not going anywhere

[Repeat Chorus]

Darryl Worley/Steve Leslie

 

Hard Rain Don't Last

Girl tonight it's pouring down on us | It's been building for so long | Yeah, it's dark I know but don't let go | And don't say our love is gone

[Chorus]
If we hold on till the morning
I know this storm is bound to pass
That ol' sun is gonna shine again tomorrow
Hard rain don't last

Girl we tore it up, made a mess of it | Left the pieces on the floor | But if we forgive and get through this | We'll be stronger than before

[Repeat Chorus]

Everything's gonna seem brighter when the sky clears | We'll still be loving each other after these tears

[Repeat Chorus]

Darryl Worley/Rob Crosby

 

Too Many Pockets

I've got too many pockets on my shirt | Too many choices and it's only getting worse | Too many things that I could do today | Too many stops along the way

I miss the way it used to be | Back when there were just two channels on TV | That way of life was so much easier | I've got too many pockets on my shirt

Somehow it all got out of hand | Too complicated for a simple man | Don't want to have to pick and choose | Hey, look at all these things I'll never use | I'm gonna find a one-lane road | Where there's only one way I can go | Take a little trip back to the way things were | I've got too many pockets on my shirt

Somehow it all got out of hand | Too complicated for a simple man | Don't want to have to pick and choose | Hey, look at all these things I'll never use | I'm gonna find a one-lane road | Where there's only one way I can go | Take a little trip back to the way things were | I've got too many pockets on my shirt

Wish I could get back to the way things were | I've got too many pockets on my shirt | Too many pockets on my shirt

Darryl Worley/Steve Leslie

 

Those Less Fortunate Than I

I don't have a lot, but I'm proud of what I've got | I can't complain | 'Cause I see people hangin' round, on the city streets downtown | Living on pocket change | There's times I've been confused, felt that I was born to lose | Oh but I survived | Unlike the ones who pray and feel more than blessed each day | To just be still alive

[Chorus]
Is there something we can do?
Seems the odds against survival
are a million to one
The only hope they have will die
In the hearts of you and I if nothing's ever done
I can't save them by myself
Oh but God forbid that I just turn my head
And walk on by
Don't let me be a stranger
To those less fortunate than I.

Seems that old golden rule, that I learned back in school | Has lost its shine | It's a crying shame, and I wonder could the blame | Be yours and mine | Discipline was tough,. and that old principal was rough | But the times were good | 'Cause no one ever found one single child shot down | In the neighborhood

[Chorus 2]
Is there something we can do?
Seems the odds against survival
Are a million to one
'Cause every day that passes by
Another street gang victim dies
And still there's nothing done
I can't save them by myself
Oh but God forbid that I just run away
Somewhere and hide
From the fear and the danger
Of those less fortunate than I
Lord don't let me be a stranger
To those less fortunate than I

Mark Nesler

 

When You Need My Love

Two in the morning, telephone rings | Somehow I knew who it was | 'Cause baby it's always the same old thing | When you need my love

You say it's over again and again | This time you've had enough | Girl I know you've been fighting with him | When you need my love

Oh I wish I could just say no | And get you out of my heart | It must be nice to have someplace to go | When your world falls apart 

He'll call tomorrow with the same ol' line | And you'll forget about us | I'll be lonely until the next time | When you need my love

Oh I wish I could just say no | And get you out of my heart | It must be nice to have someplace to go | When your world falls apart 

Now someday someone's gonna love me true | And baby when she does | Then I wonder what you're gonna do | When you need my love

Yeah then I wonder what you're gonna do | When you need my love

Darryl Worley/Wynn Varble

 

Sideways

I show up for work on time at least five days a week | Punch that clock and tow the line just to make ends meet | Every day on my way home I pass them neon lights | But I been thinking all day long about stopping in tonight

[Chorus]
I might get a little sideways
Like I did in the old days
Every once in a while you know
I slip off the straight and narrow
Sitting down on a barstool
Cutting up like a dang fool
Now and then on Fridays
I might get a little sideways

I'm gonna call my baby up when that quitting whistle blows | Girl put on you dancing shoes and grab my party clothes | Meet me down at the rendezvous on highway seventeen | We'll stoke up that jukebox and let off a little steam

[Chorus 2]
We might get a little sideways
Like we did in the old days
Every once in a while you know
We slip off the straight and narrow
Sitting down on a barstool
Cutting up like a dang fool
Now and then on Fridays
We might get a little sideways

[Repeat Chorus]

Darryl Worley/J.B. Rudd/Vip VIpperman

 

The Way Things are Goin'

The way things are goin' in my life | I'm headed for disaster | Livin' fast and faster | A rebel on a roller coaster ride | That's the way things are goin' in my life | The very folks that mean the most to me | They're as distant on the sunset | I need 'em every one yet | I hurt 'em till they just can't hardly be | The very folks that mean the most to me

It would be easy to abandon | A man who's so demadin' | But somehow she's still standin' here with me | If I could conjure up a miracle | Find comfort in the spiritual | I guess I'd pray for some serenity...but that ain't me

And the way things are goin' in my life | I guess it won't be long now | Oh before she's gone now | She might say goodbye just to prove me right | That's the way things are goin' in my life

It would be easy to abandon | A man who's so demadin' | But somehow she's still standin' here with me | If I could conjure up a miracle | Find comfort in the spiritual | I guess I'd pray for some serenity

I guess it won't be long now | Oh before she's gone now | She might say goodbye just to prove me right | That's the way things are goin' in my life | Yeah, that's the way things are goin' in my life

Darryl Worley/Mark D. Sanders

 

Feels Like Work

All day long I break my back | To keep the company in the black | There's gotta be an end to all this labor | When I hear that whistle blow | I can't wait to see your smiling face and | Lose myself in your embrace | But lately every day when I walk in | Oh it feels like work again.

So maybe we should just find ourselves a mountaintop | A little place to stop for a while | Get above the things that make us feel this way | Hey, a day or two and we'll come back in style | Just a little time together | Oh, it's bound to make things better | Till the weight of the world starts closing in | And it feels like work again.

Now life, it ain't no fairy tale | And I guess we know all too well | How sometimes it can get a little crazy | Yeah, that's the way it is | So we just keep on going | But there's peace of mind in knowing | We can run off somewhere every now and then | When it feels like work again.

So baby we should just find ourselves a mountaintop | A little place to stop for a while | Get above the things that make us feel this way | Hey, a day or two and we'll come back in style | Just a little time together | Oh, it's bound to make things better | Till the weight of the world starts closing in | And it feels like work again.

Yeah, we just keep on going | 'Cause there's peace of mind in knowing | We can run off somewhere every now and then | When it feels like work again.

Darryl Worley/Steve Leslie

 

Is It Just Us?

Today I drove through this ol' town | Took a real good look around | Saw a lot of things I'd never seen before | An older couple holding hands | Young lovers picking out wedding bands | Things I'd never noticed | Until my eyes met yours

[Chorus]
Now I'm seeing things I've never seen
Dreaming dreams I've never dreamed
There's been such a change in me
Since I felt your touch
Everywhere I go it seems folks
Can't get close enough
Is the whole world in love
Or is it just us

When you walk with your head down | All you see's the cold hard ground | But I looked up in time to catch a glimpse of you | If everyone on God's green earth | Knew true love and what it's worth | They'd know how I'm feeling | And share my point of view 'cause

[Repeat Chorus]

Everywhere I go it seems folks | Can't get close enough | Is the whole world in love | Or is it just us|  Is it just us

Darryl Worley/Jerry Sailey

 

If I Could Just Be Me

I'd like to lay this old hammer down | Drive my pickup truck to town | Find a friend and just hand around | If I could just be me

Grab a bobber and my old cane pole | Spend an evenin' at the fishin' hole 
 Why I wouldn't hurt a soul | If I could just be me.

I've learned to live behind these fences | But I'm not the kind of man to just go along | Now and then I need a chance to be who I am | Maybe sing a different song.

I need to put my worries on a shelf | Take some time to get to know myself | I wouldn't have to be nobody else | If I could just be me.

I've learned to live behind these fences | But I'm not the kind of man to just go along | Now and then I need a chance to be who I am | Maybe sing a different song.

If I didn't have these bills to pay | If I could really have my way | I'd lay around and love on you all day | If I could just be me | If I didn't have these bills to pay 

If I could just be me | If I could just be me | If I could just be me.

Darryl Worley/Steve Leslie

 

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