12 Gauge Lyrics
Open Season
Until You Walk the Tracks


Open Season (1996)

1. Hopeless Guy
(12 Gauge)

Well it's 10 pm and all the ladies are looking fine
I'd rather trade off my old steel guitar
Just to taste her sweet red wine
Cause I'm a rusty boy with a nasty toy
That would be my heart
Just a few shots of that Yukon Jack
You might be my sweet push start

Chorus:
It's just another hopeful night
For a hopeless guy
It's just another hopeful night
For a hopeless guy

Well I stepped out on that dance floor
I smelled honey in the air
When I spotted that queen of diamonds
With her ultraviolet stare
I said hey easy come easy go it's my latest groove
But it don't make things much easier when some are born to lose

(Repeat chorus)

Well I sat down at my buddy's table
And I bought another round
They say it's better off to go and loosen up
Before you run and get shut down
So I made my move across that room
To my sweet little sugar pie
I winked and I asked her for a dance
She said I could make you fly
She said my boyfriend's here and
It really would be nice
But he doesn't want me dancing with you hopeless guys

(Repeat chorus)

Well I grabbed her hand and I kissed her cheek
Man I sure did fly
But it was out across that dance floor
With her boyfriend and two black eyes.
It was an easy come but a tougher go
But I guess that's nothing new
As that sexy waitress iced my head
Someone tell me this is true.
I'm getting really sick and tired
Of this hopeless fight
I'm just another hopeless guy on a lucky night


2. He Hopes She Knows
(12 Gauge)

He's workin the late shift tonight
But his thoughts are not there
There's a girl he's missing her
He's got some feelings he needs to share
No matter what he does
He just can't forget the times they had
And the special night they met.

Chorus:
And he hopes she knows that there's nothing in the world
That he wants more that the love of that sweet girl.

She thinks she's the lucky one
But he thinks differently to be with her he'd give anything
He just wants her to see now that he's found found her
There's nothing more he needs
He can't wait to see where their love leads

(Repeat chorus twice)


3. Peace Country Boys
(12 Gauge)

One hot Alberta day, we loaded up our Chevrolet
Headed down to the lake to meet the boys.
Six pack and fishin' pole try our luck at our fishing hole
Just an average weekend with
Some good'ol country boys

Chorus:
And the only woman that we'll let out here
Is Mother Nature if she brings some beer
It's our only chance to make some noise
With the good Peace Country Boys

Well we pulled out our guitars and started to rock
The fish were jumpin' at the end of the dock
Sittin' round the fire drinkin' our beer
Order up another round just tryin' to improve our sound
Thankin' to God that the women were not here

(Repeat chorus twice)

Let's go fishing, boys!


4. I See You Now
(12 Gauge)

I don't know the path that I should take
Choices are harder to make everyday
I don't know why I let you go
Because I'm crying for you night and day

Chorus:
I see you now you're looking so good
Wishing I was back in your arms
I know that now things can't be the same
So I'll just wait for another day

Emotions are high when we are together
Just like the spring weather blooming all the time
I can't see the two of us apart
You're the only love that'll be in my heart

(Repeat chorus)

Then you come around, standing face to face
You're the only heart that I will take

(Repeat chorus)

...I'll just wait for another day...


5. Redneck Highway 101
(12 Gauge)

Speedin' the down freeway
Tryin' to make some time
I pull into school, it's 5 to 9
Run down the hall to make the 9 o'clock check
But you don't have to go if you're a real Redneck
Too many times I've heard it this way
Two lates equal one absent day

I got my ropers on and I'm ready to ride
But the seat in my truck is just a little too wide
My girl's on the left and the boys on the right
I hope she knows she'll be alone tonight
I don't know how it always ends up this way
There's time for girls on another day

Chorus:
Hop in the cab
Turn the radio up
We're heading down to Lefty's for some fries and ketchup
To them girls in the shiny pink cadillac
There's three in the front and four in the back
Slid'er into gear boys were headed for fun
Cruisin' down Redneck Highway 101

Well the sign says 80 but we go 45
Got the pedal to the metal just to keep it alive
Truck broke down along the way
Cut across farmer Jim's field of hay
Hot wired the Deere and then we headed to town
Thank God there were no cops around

(Repeat chorus)

...Cruisin' down Redneck Highway 101


6. One Of A Kind
(12 Gauge)

Yesterday I decided to die today
Said the boy to his angel
I don't know why they should cry today
If I'm in their hearts it doesn't seem that way

The angel stared into those weary eyes
Saying Son you just don't realize
The people you know do not always show
The love they have for you will always be true

A voice from inside came crying out to me
Asking friend why don't you talk to me
I understand you're not just a great ascent

Chorus:
You are one of a kind
I call you my friend
(You are one of a kind)
You are part of my family
(You are one of a kind)
Your are my son
(You are one of a kind)
I will love you forever

If you are his friend your life will never end
Said the angel to me
His parting words will stay close to me
Now that a soft voice has left the scene

I am the way, the truth, and the light
No one comes to the father except through me

I woke up early this morning
Without any signs or a warning
My friends were all kneeling around me in prayer
I remember my friends and the angel up there
This is my family around me in prayer
I have a love now that I must declare
This is my family around me in prayer
This is my family around me
I'm part of a family



Until You Walk The Tracks


1. Tonight She Just Wants to Dance
(Bob Regan/C. Alvin Davidson)

She's had 40 long hours worth of underpaid and overworked
Yes Sir and right away Ma'am
She's been goin' to bed at 9 o'clock
Wakin' up and gettin caught in that same old traffic jam
Now it's finally Friday Night
She's got her Justin's and her jeans on tight
There's only one thing on her mind

Chorus:
Tonight she wants to dance
Tonight she don't need no honky tonk romance
She's out to feel good
Tear up the hardwood
(Tonight) she just wants to dance

There's parkin' lot Romeos
Crankin' up their stereos
Yellin' come and sit in my cab
She just smiles and walks by
Through the door and inside
She ain't havin' none of that
She fights her way through the crowd
Up to where it's good and loud
And she lets out a rebel shout

(Repeat chorus)

She's in line, the joint's rockin'
Everybody hollers more, more, more
Feelin' fine there's no stoppin'
Well she's gettin' what she came here for

She's out to feel good
Tear up the hardwood
She just wants to dance

Tonight she just wants to dance
Kick up her heels to a honky tonk band
She's out to feel good
Tear up the hardwood
Tonight she just wants to dance

(Repeat chorus)


2. Some Trains Never Come
(Greg Barnhill/Vince Melamed)

Billy had an eye for the girl
She had her eye on him
They made a vow they'd stay together
Be it sink or swim
Through the autumn, through the winter
You'd never see 'em apart
Then Billy left for a summer job
That girl she broke his heart

Chorus:
Don't you know that you might have a ticket
Oh, and you just might be right on time
But if fate ain't willing, love have mercy 'cause
Some trains never come
Some trains they never come

Sally found her Mr. Right
Wrapped in a three piece suit
That night he offered to drive her home
After drinks after two
He never bothered to mention a word
About the wife and kids
In fact, he'll never bother to call her at all
Ain't that the way it is

(Repeat chorus)

You'll meet some people who swear its coming
Some say its already passed
I say you'll never find it at all
Until you walk the tracks

It goes to show ya
You might have a ticket
Oh, and you just might right on time
But if fate ain't willing, love have mercy 'cause
Some trains never come
Some trains they never come

Don't you know you can't see where you're going
If you can't remember where you've been
'Cause now love will leave you waiting
Crying at the station
Some trains never come
Some trains they never come


3. Heaven Is Wherever You Are
(Joe Collins/Ron Irving)

The search has been on through the ages
Searching for the Promised Land
Poets have filled up the pages
Preachers have taken their stand
So many hearts, mine was lost in the dark
'Til I saw the light in your eyes
When I'm with you there's no doubt
That I've found paradise

Chorus:
Heaven is wherever you are
It's not a far away place
It's a state of the heart
So look to the stars but I don't have to go that far
Heaven is wherever you are

I lay by your side in the moonlight
And wonder how a man could be so blessed
An angel like you holding me tight
You've chosen me above all the rest
You've shown me the path to a love everlasting
The answer to all my prayers
Everybody's dying to find it and we're already there

(Repeat chorus twice)

So look to the stars but I don't have to go that far
Heaven is wherever you are


4. Love's A Trip
(Steve Dean/Don Gatlin/Billy Montana)

This is crazy
I've been swept away
It's amazing
I'm walking around in a daze
It hit me from the blindside
But I could see that it was right
Looks like I'm in it for the ride of my life

Chorus:
Love's a trip
It's a one way ticket
To a destination that's unknown
Take a chance and go for it all
'Cause love's a trip when you fall
(Love's a trip when you fall)

She's perfection, an angel in my eyes
Keeps me guessing, every turn is a surprize
With the body of a woman,  and the spirit of a child
Everything about her drives me wild
Yes, it does

(Repeat chorus twice)

Love's a trip
Oh, love's a trip


5. Easy Street
(Ron Harbin/Bob Dellaposta/Dusty Drake)

You're late again boy

I showed up at the office in my workboots, jeans and t-shirt
My boss said that's a good way to lose a job
You shoulda seen the look on his face
When I emptied out my briefcase
I said I think I'll take the rest of my life off
I've got a brand new Beemer that I'm tradin' up
For a run down puddle jumpin' pick'em up truck
It's got a camper shell and (wrap-a-rack??)
I've been to the top now I'm going back to Easy Street

Chorus:
Well, the road to success leads back through the woods
Down to the creek where the fishing is good
It's made in the shade, ain't fine chablis
It's sipping lemonade under an old oak tree
You don't worry about the cost of living getting too high
When you've got everything that money can buy
The best things in life are free down on Easy Street

Now when I buy stock
I go to the local farmers' market
It's a heavy trading at the auction barn
I can get more motivation from old timer's conversations
Then I ever got from a corporate seminar
Now I call living high on the hog
Pork chops, green beans, and corn on the cob
Plop my suite on Fifth Avenue
For a 40 acre farm with a country view
On Easy Street

(Repeat chorus)

You don't worry about the cost of living getting too high
When you've got everything the money can buy
The best things in life are free down on Easy Street
If you're looking for me I'll be down in Easy Street

I got your job right here


6. Season of Goodbye
(Dave Matkin)

No turning back
That time has come
What used to be, just you and me, has come undone
Guess I know, can't tell me why
There's no room for reason
Through the season of goodbye

Chorus:
When the sky turns black
And the rain comes down
And you wonder if you'll see the light from solid ground
When the final truth becomes a lie
How does a heart survive
The season of goodbye

The perfect plan
The dream come true
Oh, the best laid plans go wrong
But for a chosen few
I can't tell you why
But it must be so
Every prayer gets answered
But sometimes the answer's no

Chorus two:
What you needed most
When you started out
Has finally become what you must do without
When a flame of hope flickers and dies
How does a heart survive
The season of goodbye

I feel my heart just screamin'
Each pounding beat is seemin'
Like it's gonna be the last
Memories come flooding from the past
Seasons of another kind
Somehow left now far behind
Through the season of goodbye

When the final truth becomes a lie
How does a heart survive
The season of goodbye


7. Hard Labour of Love
(Val & Bird/Josh Leo)

I used to want my freedom more than anything at all
I thought love was just another ball and chain
Captured by her tenderness glad I took the fall
And in your loving arms I shall remain

Chorus:
I'm looking for a lifetime at the hard labour of love
It's gonna be so fine with the one I'm dreaming of
I'm ready to tow that line
I've been running long enough
I'm ready for a lifetime at the hard labour of love

My friends all think I'm crazy for turning myself in
But I don't really care what people say
And maximum security's the best its ever been
So lock me up and throw the key away

(Repeat chorus twice)


8. Blind Faith
(Rona Goodman)

Sometimes a change is good for the soul
You gotta look inside your heart to find what you need to know
With my head held high, I'm gonna take that first step
Wherever it leads, there'll be no regrets

Chorus:
I'm at a crossroad and I don't know where to go
I'm scared, uneasy, afraid to follow
I feel the wind, the hair on my face
I close my eyes, take a breath and roll with the change
Inch at a time, every step feels like a mile
I walk the tightrope, blind faith

I feel like a runaway train on a one way track
Destination unknown and there's no turing back
One foot forward, I'll find my way
The strength that I found will carry me through each day

(Repeat chorus)

I'm at a crossroad and I don't know where to go
I'm scared, uneasy, afraid to follow
I feel the wind, the hair on my face
I close my eyes, take a breath and roll with the change
Inch at a time, every step feels like a mile
I walk the tighrope

I walk the tightrope
Of blind faith
With blind faith


9. I Just Wanna Have You
(Rich Fagan/Steve Bloch/Kacey Jones)

Well I gotta a bad reputation
For stayin' out all night long
Partyin' with all my good time friends
'Til all my money's gone
There's been alota ladies
Tryin' to settle me down
Oh, but its all in vain
Til you came along with a love so strong
And now I'm ready for the ball and chain

Chorus:
I'll give up smokin', drinkin', fishin', gamblin',
Huntin', boatin', fightin', ramblin'
Baby, just to be with you
But it ain't no sacrifice
'Cause you're the only vice
Honey, I'm addicted to
My friends all say
My fun and days are through
But I don't wanna have fun
I just wanna have you

So take me out of circulation
Put me under lock and key
'Cause if you don't save me from myself
I'm gonna be the death of me
All my bar room buddies think I've lost my mind
Cause I don't come around anymore
Well it maybe so but
They don't know what goes on behind closed doors

(Repeat chorus)

I'll even give up my remote control
And we can watch some old movie instead of the Super Bowl

(Repeat chorus)

I don't wanna have fun
I just wanna have you


10. Peace Country Boys
(12 Gauge/Tony Rudner/Brent Howard)

One hot Alberta day
Loaded up the Chevrolet
A fat of Bud and a fishing pole by my side
And hey don't let me forget
There was Virgil, Dan, and Brad
Pat told his girl that he wouldn't be home for nights

These are the days we will remember all our lives
Those times of freedom when we left the world behind

Chorus:
And the only woman that we'd let up here
Is Mother Nature if she brings some beer
Big city life left far behind
And under the open sky is where we'll be tonight
Finding peace with the good Peace Country Boys

Never take nothin' that you don't need
Like my daddy said, son you gotta live your dream
And try to keep your attentions of the purest kind
Tell our girls no hanky pankin' going on,
Just some fishin and a pickin to a country song
So come boys let's go for a ride

These are the days we will remember all our lives
Those times of freedom when we left the world behind

(Repeat chorus)

And the only woman that we'd let up here
Is Mother Nature if she brings some beer
The crazy life left far behind
And under the open sky is where we'll be tonight
Finding peace with the good Peace Country Boys
Yeah, finding peace with the good Peace Country Boys

Let's go fishing, boys!
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