My Red Guitar

by Jackie Guy

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released January 19, 2015

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Seven-time SCMA-nominated country singer-songwriter Jackie Guy.

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Track Name: My Red Guitar
A BC Rich, hangin’ on the wall
No big brand name, nothin’ fancy at all
But it looked so sweet
He said he thought of me

The bright red was teasin’ him
The smooth curves were drawin’ him in
And when he held it
He felt he was holdin’ me
So he bought me that

Red guitar
It’s comin’ with me to a Nashville bar
I’m never alone when it’s in my arms
My red guitar

To me it’s like wine, gettin’ better with time
Others say it’s lost its shine
And doesn’t sound as sweet
As it does to me

So, don’t go buyin’ me a brand new guitar
‘Cause this one’s got a place in my heart
A new one can’t win
No, I’ll just have to trade it back in
For my

It’s my red guitar
It’s my red guitar
With my red guitar
It’s comin’ with me to a Nashville bar
I’m never alone
When it’s in my arms
With my red guitar
It doesn’t matter to me if I ever go far
I feel so at home, when it’s in my arms
My red guitar

It’s my red guitar
Track Name: Ten Outta Ten
You want a guy you can call a ten
With a heart of gold and a six pack trim
But I - I -know, it don’t exist

You want a guy that can turn some heads
But keep his eyes from wanderin’
Well, I know, it don’t exist

There ain’t no such thing as a ten outta ten
Cause you can’t look that good and not know it
Once you know it, your heart craves flattery
And let me tell you baby that’s not a ten to me

You want a guy, tough as sin
To still be sweet and sensitive
But I know, it don’t exist

You want a guy that’ll give you space
And still be at your arms embrace…
Well… I know, it don’t exist

There ain’t no such thing as a ten outta ten
Cause you can’t look that good and not know it
Once you know it, your heart craves flattery
And let me tell you baby
Let me tell you

Can’t have the heart, have it hot
Have him lovin’ you non-stop
Can’t have your cake, and eat it, too
Track Name: Do You Want It
Looking in your eyes I see a fire there
I see someone going somewhere
Everyone thinks it’s a real long shot
So do you but your heart won’t let you stop
Until you get there

Two steps forward, three steps back
Why does life work like that
Two steps forward, three steps back again
When it was right in your hand
Everyone says just find something else
Nobody knows why you want it so bad
Do you want it?

Looking at your smile, it can light up a room
Hiding everything that your heart’s been going
through
And I can see why, it’ll take a little more time
A heart so pure gets pushed to the back line,
Back line, back line
And still you climb

Do you want it? Want it, want it, want it
Do you want it?
Oh, do you want it?

They keep saying no, but do you want it?
They tell you to go, but do you want it?
They say, not today, maybe the next time,
Or the next time, today’s the next time

Do you want it? Do you want it?
I know you want it
Track Name: There You Go
I can see all the signs
The same ones you’ve shown me many times
You swore to me you’d never ever cross that line
again
Now there’s that same feelin’

And I’m torn
Torn because I trusted you
For better or for worse I would stand by you
But I don’t wanna do this again and again and again

There you go, there you go
You’ve done it again
You look me in the eye and deny where I know
you’ve been

There you go, there you go
You’ve done it again
Your little white lies keep tarnishing
The ring on my hand

Don’t tell me we’re fine
Come clean, face it head-on this time
Your sweet lies just make the devil wanna smile
You say you’re not going back
But I don’t believe that

Your world of make-believe
Is never gonna end
If you think these tears won’t dry
Just think again

There you go

There you go, there you go
You’ve done it again
You look me in the eye and deny where I know
you’ve been
There you go, there you go
You’ve done it again

Your little lies are tearin’ at my heart strings
Your little lies are ruinin’ everythin’
Your little white lies keep tarnishing the ring
On my hand, on my hand

There you go again
There you go, there you go, you’ve done it again
Track Name: My Good Little Girl
Did you see him wink when I walked by?
No, honey, that was just the sun in his eye
Did you see his Harley, and leather jacket, too?
Oh yeah, I saw him, with his arm tattoo
And I can tell you right now
He’ll never put it ‘round you
‘Cause mama knows somethin’
‘Bout the bad boys, too

Oh no, what’ll I do?
My baby’s likin’ what I used to
She’s fallin’ for the one that
Daddy’s gonna take a gun to
Oh no, my mama told me
Karma gives back, times three
Now my good little girl is givin’ it all back to me

Did you see him? He’s got love in his eyes
Honey, he is just the heart-breakin’ kind
Did you see his piercing? It’s brand new
Yeah, I saw it, and let me tell you
This is feelin’ more and more like dêja vous
Your mama‘s worst nightmare, oh it’s comin’ true

Did you see him? Oh no
Did you see him lookin‘ at me?
Did you see him? Oh no
Did you see him?
I think he really likes me
Track Name: Better Half
Half-broken from all of my mistakes
Never could live life the better way
Half-torn between wrong and right
No good at showin’ anyone the other side
Until you

You complete me
You’re all I need

You’re my better half, my second chance
You’re what I’m livin’ for
I’m not lookin’ back
You’re my better half

So full of insecurities
Full of buyin’ up all the make-believe
Full of all the lies I’ve been fed
All the doubts and empty promises
Until you

Emptied out the bad
and filled it with love instead

Oh oh you, you complete me
You’re all I need, all I need
Track Name: Rain Check To Go
Is it just me, feelin’ something growin
Is it just me, or is a spark smolderin’?
I’m tryin’ to deny my feelings for you
One glance too long and you’ll know it’s true
And I can’t let you, so I’ll...

Take a rain check to go tonight
If I can’t have you, I’ll hold on to it real tight
Just a rain check to go tonight
‘Cause waitin’ for you feels right

Is it just me, or are you feelin’ it, too?
Is it just me, drivin’ ‘round, tryin’ to forget about
you?
Is all this thinkin’ about you a waste of time?
Is takin’ it slow gonna make you mine?
Then I’m gonna try and

Take a rain check to go tonight
If I can’t have you, I’ll hold on to it real tight
Just a rain check to go tonight
‘Cause waitin’ for you feels right

Will I have the strength to not give in,
Or is temptation gonna win?

I’ll take a rain check to go tonight
And if I can’t have you
I’ll hold on to it real tight
Just a rain check to go tonight
If I can’t have you I’ll hold on to it real tight
If I can’t have you

Just a rain check to go tonight
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Track Name: If It Takes Two
It takes a different kind to wait patiently
Watch you chase dead-end dreams
And everything in between
I’ve been waitin’
Prayin’ someday you might change
But you just won’t try

If it takes two to love you, I am gone
If I’m not good enough, I won’t carry on
What I can’t understand is you don’t think it’s
wrong
If it takes two, to get us through this
I’ll hold on
If it takes two, to love you
I’m gone

I’ll make the sacrifice of givin’ up my own dreams
Take on the worryin’ of livin’ beyond our means
And I’ll just do it
But baby when it comes down to her
No, I won’t change my mind

I’ll take the blame for loving you blind
Pity stares: they’re all mine
I’ll even take the shame that’s meant for you
Cause when I made my bed, I never knew

If it takes two to love you, I’m gone
If it takes two to love you, I’m gone
Track Name: You Don't Know Me
When we were talkin’, I caught that look in your eye
The kind that says I’m just wastin’ your time
I’ve seen it before, but one thing’s for sure
I’m not takin’ no this time
What you don’t know is, I’m not the quittin’ kind

You don’t know, you don’t know
You don’t know me
How dare you sit there and you judge me?
When you don’t know, you don’t know
You don’t know me
You don’t know me at all

I know you saw the baby on my hip
And it’s making you so afraid to commit
Well, they made the girl I am today
And if you can’t see past that
Get outta my way
‘Cause I’ll just have to show you

If you say I won’t
You can bet I’ll do it
If you say I can’t then just watch me
Prove you wrong

You don’t know me
You just don’t know me
You don’t know me at all
Track Name: I Felt It All Today
As I drove up the drive
I felt a chill down my spine
Heard that song many times
And it always reminded me of you
But somehow today
It spoke a different way
It cut and it burned as my stomach turned
It took my breath away and...

My tears burned like acid on my face
All that heartbreak that you felt
I got to taste
My tears burned like acid on my face
When I said goodbye and felt nothing inside
I felt it all today

And you can bet I heard
How I messed up your world
Back then my heart was too young to care
Who I hit ‘n’ run
What a selfish girl

Now I still believe
God leads us where we should be
But there was no reason why
I had to mess with your life completely, and...

My tears burned my face
All that heartbreak that you felt, I got to taste
My tears burned my face
And I'm so sorry for ever treating you that way
Oh, just know I felt it all today, today
(My tears burned)
Track Name: Bridges
Everybody wants a quick way to the top
They give it all
But never quite know where to stop
So many wolves dressed in sheep's clothes
Gotta watch the hand you hold

Bridges
If God can build 'em he can break 'em
Bridges
Some are strong, some not worth makin'
Might never break free
God burned the bridge before it burned me

Looking back you'll wonder
How it would've turned out
If you just went along and followed the crowd
This world says, "Be a good girl"
Hush now, don't say a word

And we ask why, why, why?
When we cry, cry, cry
We just can't see
It was never in our hands

Bridges
If God can build 'em, he can break 'em
Bridges
Some are strong some not worth makin'

Bridges, why, why, why do we cry, cry, cry?

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