GARY RICHARD

LATER THAN YOU THINK
It’s later than you think when they turn the lights down
It’s later than you think    I just had my last round
A single man a last chance  lookin’ for some romance
Hey pretty girl can I have this dance
It’s later than you think    I just slide on over
It’s later than you think    might have time to show her
A single man a last chance  lookin’ for some romance
Hey pretty girl   can I have this dance
 
Looks like we’re here all alone…
She said let’s dance to this slow song
 
It’s later than you think    She just dips her shoulder
It’s later than you think    The night is almost over
A single man a last chance  a ’lookin’ for some romance
Hey pretty girl can I have this dance…
Can I have this dance… (It’s later than you think)…(repeat)
 
COUNTRY WATER
Well my daddy always told me that enough is too much
Drinkin’ will put you to shame
But I never did listen to his lectures or his bitchin’
Always had somethin’ to blame
 
Never stop hollerin’ put down the bottle
It will bring out the devil ya know
Well I wasn’t a believer didn’t get no cleaner
I followed a long hard road
 
He said drink country water  ya know ya really ought to
The liquor that your drinkin’ aint no good for you boy
Yeah drink country water   ya know ya really ought to
The liquor that you’re drinkin’ aint no good for you, good for you
 
If you don’t get on the wagon the demon you’ll be draggin’
Will take you for all you are worth
Again I didn’t listen to my dear ol’ dad
He kept drinkin’ to the salt of the earth
 
Then I hopped on a train and I tried to get away
But the mean ol’ demon he caught up with me
So I just had to give in there wasn’t no resisting
I remembered what my daddy said
[CHORUS] 2X
 
AMERICAN BOY
My daddy worked till the day he died mom was full of fight
Said do what you believe in son and fight for what is right
 
And I work for the union and I make my union wage
‘Cause I am an American boy and I drive my Chevrolet
 
I don’t take no handouts ya know I got my pride
I walk the straight and narrow yeah ‘cause God is on my side
 
 
And I work for the union and I make my union wage
Cause I am an American boy and I drive my Chevrolet
 
Well the boss he seems to like me keep my smile get my pay
That’s the way I like it yeah so I don’t make no waves
 
And I work for the union and I make my union wage
‘Cause I am an American boy and I drive my Chevrolet
 
Now the boss is up on trial and he owes the IRS
 As long as those boys get there cut don’t matter how they treat us
And I believe in freedom and my flags still gonna wave
 
‘Cause I am an American boy and I drive my Chevrolet
Yeah I am an American boy and I drive my Chevrolet
 
DIRTY WORK
I wake up each mornin’ just before the sunrise
I fix myself a hot cup and roll on into town
And all I know is I work all day and I don’t get paid a fortune
They’ll say I was an honest man when I’m buried in the ground
 
And its dirty work dirty work dirty work my brother
Its dirty work, dirty work   dirty work my friend
 
And when I was a kid all I did was look up to my father
Every time he squeezed my palms I felt the scars upon his hands
But he was there for all of us it just seemed like simple livin’
Then a generation later you grow up to be a man
[CHORUS]
 
In the end  I’ll say it again  I know just where I come from
And its faith that keeps you goin’  when times get really bad
And I spend my life in this little town exactly where I grew up
Knowin’ that I did the best   I did the best I can
[CHORUS]
 
JACKSON COUNTY JAIL
Sittin’ in a Jackson County jail   siittin’ in a Jackson County jail
Won’t let me call home  I can’t post no bail
 
It’s hot and dirty               how I wish I was home
So hot and dirty                how I wish I was home
Won’t let me go ma          oh they say I done wrong
 
Too many drink                 down at the old brown bar
Punched a man                 walkin’ out the door
Can’t remember                what I hit him for
 
Sittin’ in a Jackson County jail, sittin’ in a Jackson County jail
Let me call home  I can’t post no bail
 
The sun is beatin’ down   in my one room cell
My head is beatin’ bad     from all the rum as well
Will I ever get home          right now I can’t tell
Sittin’ in a Jackson County jail…
 
 
MET MY MAKER
The other day I met my Maker 
I asked Him what the heck was shakin’
I said oh now has my time come
Is this a warning from above
 
He said that I’ll extend your stay
If you promise just to change your ways
I know I’ve done a few things wrong
He said “I’ve been watching all along”
 
I couldn’t believe just what I heard
I had to get in one last word
Now is it true we all come back
He said “I aint got time to answer that”
 
Hey what about your perfect plan
He said “I just help ya when I can”
So am I in the hands of fate
He said “come on son it’s getting late”
 
So after a while he got sick and tired of me asking all these annoying little questions
So he put his hand on my shoulder, he looked me straight in the eye and he said this:
 
Listen to my words and trust
Don’t take this life so serious
Now I said all that I have to say
Till I meet you again on Judgment Day
The other day I met my Maker (mmm..’em…that’s right)
 
HUGS AND KISSES
I got a girl that loves me
Kisses me and hugs me
I got a girl loves me all day long
 
We like milk and chocolate chip cookies
I like to take her to the movies
I got a girl loves me all day long
 
We’re like peanut butter and jelly
Feels so good inside my belly
I got a girl loves me all day long
 
We like to kiss we like to cuddle
Jump in the middle of a big mud puddle
I got a girl loves me all day long
 
I got a girl that loves me kisses me and hugs me
I got a girl loves me all day long
 
She likes pink I like blue
One day we’ll get married and say I do
I got a girl loves me all day long
I got a girl loves me kisses me and hugs me
I got a girl loves me all day long
 
LOVE FOR FREE
I got a heart that burns like fire in me
In my soul I hold the key
I got love I got love for free
I got everything you need
 
I got eyes that gaze so deep
In my soul I can forever see
I got love I got love for free
I got everything you need
 
Everything…everything you need
Everything…everything you need
Everything you need
 
I got a heart that burns like fire in me
By your side now I will always be
And I got love I got love for free
I got everything you need
 
I got love I got love for free
I got everything you need
 
I got love I got love for free (repeat)
 
BURIED IN A CADILLAC
I have lived a good clean life
Raised my kids loved my wife
Paid the bills when the money got tight
Promise you’ll send me off just right
 
When I’m dead lyin’ on my back
Bury me in a Cadillac
With my snake skin boots and my Stetson hat
Oh bury me in a Cadillac
 
Went to work and earned my pay
Tried my hardest not to stray
Did my best hell anyway
Got one request on my final day
 
When I’m dead lyin’ on my back
Bury me in a Cadillac
With my snake skin boots and my Stetson hat
Oh bury me in a Cadillac… yup
 
Wrote some songs I had to sing
There aint nothing I can bring
So when you hear those church bells ring
Promise me just one last thing
 
When I’m dead lyin’ on my back
Bury me in a Cadillac
With my snake skin boots and my Stetson hat
Oh bury me in a Cadillac…Bury me in a Cadillac…