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Ft. Worth - Texas Wants You Anyway

 

That’s Right (You’re not from Texas)

Written by Lyle Lovett, Willis Alan Ramsey & Alison Rogers

 

Here’s a live version by Lyle Lovett:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoXnz3h_FE

 

You say you're not from Texas
Man, as if I couldn't tell.
You think you pull your boots on right
And wear your hat so well.

So pardon me my laughter
'Cause I sure do understand
Even Moses got excited
When he saw the promised land.

 

That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

Amy & Lola show chocolate treats

 

That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

See, I was born and raised in Texas
And it means so much to me.
And though my girl comes from down in
Georgia
We were up in
Tennessee.

And as we were driving down the highway
She asked me, “Baby, what's so great?
How come you're always going on
About your
Lone Star State?”

 

I said, that's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

Oh, the road it looked so lovely
As she stood there on the side
And she grew smaller in my mirror
As I watched her wave goodbye.

Dalmia & Chris from Cayuga, Texas

 

(Instrumental)

 

Those boys from Carolina
They sure enough could sing
But when they came on down to
Texas
We all showed them how to swing.

Now, David's on the radio
And old Champ's still on the guitar
And Uncle Walt, he's home with Heidi
Hiding in her loving arms.

 

That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

(Instrumental)

 

They're OK in Oklahoma
Up in
Arkansas, they're fair.
But those old folks in
Missouri
They don't even know you're there.

Willem (Belgium)-Jackie (Louisiana)

But at a dance hall down in Texas
That's the finest place to be
The women, they all look beautiful
And their men will buy your beer for free.

 

And they'll say, that's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

So won't you let me, let me help you Mister
Just pull your hat down the way I do.
And buy your pants just a little longer
And next time somebody laughs at you

 

You just tell 'em, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from
Texas
That's right, you're not from
Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
That's right, you're not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.

 

 

Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)

Written by Chips Moman & Bobby Emmons

 

Here’s the original hit by Waylon Jennings with Willie Nelson:

www.

youtube.com/watch?v=Gzag6K1WO8M

 

There's only two things in life that make it worth livin'
That's guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women.
I don't need my name in the marquee lights
I got my song and I got you with me tonight.
Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love.

Let's go to
Luckenbach, Texas

With Waylon and Willie and the boys.
This successful life we're livin'

Got us feuding like the Hatfield and McCoy's.
Between Hank Williams pain songs, Newberry's train songs
and blue eyes cryin' in the rain

Out in Luckenbach, Texas
Ain't nobody feelin' no pain.

So, baby, let's sell your diamond ring
Buy some boots and faded jeans and go away.
This coat and tie is choking me
And in your high society, you cry all day.
We've been so busy keepin' up with the Jones
Four car garage and we're still building on.
Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love.

Let's go to
Luckenbach, Texas

With Waylon and Willie and the boys.
This successful life we're livin'

Got us feuding like the Hatfield and McCoy's.
Between Hank Williams pain songs, Newberry's train songs
and blue eyes cryin' in the rain

Out in Luckenbach, Texas
Ain't nobody feelin' no pain.

Gang gets ready to say goodbye


Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas

With Willie and Waylon and the boys.
This successful life we're livin'

Got us feuding like the Hatfield and McCoy's.
Between Hank Williams pain songs and Jerry Jeff's train songs
and blue eyes cryin' in the rain

Out in Luckenbach Texas
Ain't nobody feelin' no pain.

  

Out in Luckenbach Texas
Ain't nobody feelin' no pain.

Africancrab says:
Looks like you guys had a great time there, wish I had attended :)
Posted on: Sep 27, 2009
itslola says:
We did look like we were having a great time. Ahhh... Makes me so upset about not making it to belize...ggrrrrrr..
Posted on: Sep 24, 2009
vila says:
Thanks for sharing the songs, love them!
Posted on: Sep 24, 2009
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Ft Worth gang-How close can we get?
Ft Worth gang-How close can we get?
Amy & Lola show chocolate treats
Amy & Lola show chocolate treats
Dalmia & Chris from Cayuga, Texas
Dalmia & Chris from Cayuga, Texas
Willem (Belgium)-Jackie (Louisiana)
Willem (Belgium)-Jackie (Louisiana)
Willem & Dalmia dance up a storm
Willem & Dalmia dance up a storm
Gang gets ready to say goodbye
Gang gets ready to say goodbye
Ft. Worth meetup at Flying Saucer
Ft. Worth meetup at Flying Saucer
Place offers several hundred beers
Place offers several hundred beers
Saucer has 14 locations in 6 states
Saucer has 14 locations in 6 states
Unique plate on Saucers front door
Unique plate on Saucer's front door
Drink 200 different beers-get award
Drink 200 different beers-get award
Lola buys chocolate cowboy hats
Lola buys chocolate cowboy hats
Texas Lola - her cowboy hats & beer
Texas Lola - her cowboy hats & beer
Jackie & Me ham it up for camera
Jackie & Me ham it up for camera
Lola & Willem having a blast
Lola & Willem having a blast
Dalmia enjoys feta cheese pizza
Dalmia enjoys feta cheese pizza
Willems Flying Saucer brautworst
Willem's Flying Saucer brautworst
Lolas entree & Flying Saucer menu
Lola's entree & Flying Saucer menu
Dalmia-Chris-Amy-Lola-Wil-Jackie-Me
Dalmia-Chris-Amy-Lola-Wil-Jackie-Me
Me & Willem give night thumbs up
Me & Willem give night thumbs up
Chris & Amy, new TravBuddy recruits
Chris & Amy, new TravBuddy recruits
Lola & Willem in thoughful chat
Lola & Willem in thoughful chat
Band starts-plays light pop/rock
Band starts-plays light pop/rock
Willem & Jackie laugh-I shake it up
Willem & Jackie laugh-I shake it up
2nd keyboard player hidden in back
2nd keyboard player hidden in back
Willem & Jackie-new TravBuddy pals
Willem & Jackie-new TravBuddy pals
Band plays nice variety of tunes
Band plays nice variety of tunes
Willem & Dalmia after dance
Willem & Dalmia after dance
Lolas friend from Plano arrives
Lola's friend from Plano arrives
Dalmia, Willem & Jackie-it was fun!
Dalmia, Willem & Jackie-it was fun!
KC posse gets ready to return to KC
KC posse gets ready to return to KC
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