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Alan Jackson - Where Have You Gone Album Lyrics



Alan Jackson - Where Have You Gone Lyrics






Where Have You Gone

It's been way too long since you slipped away
I just can't forget, I can't pretend it's ok
No other one could ever replace you
So, I'll keep on believing and dreaming of you

The soft steel guitar, oh how I've missed you
Words from the heart, let me hear you again
Sounds from the soul, fiddle I need you
Sweet country music, where have you gone?
Sweet country music, please come back home

The songs from your memory I cling to today
I won't let them leave me, I won't let them fade
I don't care what they do, you're still the one
And I'll be here in Nashville 'til you return

The soft steel guitar, oh how I've missed you
Words from the heart, let me hear you again
Sounds from the soul, fiddle I need you
Sweet country music, where have you gone?
Sweet country music, please come back home
Sweet country music, where have you gone?
The airwaves are waiting, please come back home
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Wishful Drinkin

I poured that bourbon in the glass
Sat down in the chair there by the front door
Where I watched you walk away there with my heart
And all I've ever cared for

Then I scrolled through our old pictures on my phone
And played a song we liked to dance to
Then I stared there at the door and hoped you'd come back through
Just the way you used to

Wishful drinkin'
Wishin' you were comin' home
Wishin' I could take back all I didn't do
And all that I did wrong
I know I never told you
But I love you more than I could ever say
Wishin' you had never left
And drinkin' 'cause I'm the reason you won't stay

I sat there 'til the sun came up
Drank the last few drops there from my bottle
And I drifted off to sleep and dropped the glass
That shattered on the floor

And I stared down at the pieces and thought
That's just the way my heart's been feelin'
Took the broom and like with you
I swept those broken pieces right out of the door

Wishful drinkin'
Wishin' you were comin' home
Wishin' I could take back all I didn't do
And all that I did wrong
I know I never told you
But I love you more than I could ever say
Wishin' you had never left
And drinkin' 'cause I'm the reason you won't stay

Oh Lord, I'm wishin' you had never left
And drinkin' 'cause I'm the reason you won't stay
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




I Can Be Something

I watched him take your heart and walk away

And leave you wondering what mistake you made

And I'd never try to take his place

I guess there's really nothin' I can say



But I can be that whiskey in your bottle

And I can be that smile that takes away your tears

And I can be the place you just want to run to

And I can be that somethin' to get you through



Love can build you up and shut you down

Fill your heart with joy or make it drown

And I don't know if I can help you see

It makes you blind sometimes to what you need



But I can be that whiskey in your bottle

And I can be that smile that takes away your tears

And I can be the place you just want to run to

I can be that somethin' to get you through



Yeah, I can be that whiskey in your bottle

And I can be that smile that takes away your tears

And I can be that place you just want to run to

I can be that somethin' to get you through

I wanna be that somethin' to get you through
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Where The Cottonwood Grows

I can close my eyes and it takes me back
To two young lovers on that riverbank
To the sounds of the wind and the whip-poor-will
And the way that your bare skin would feel
As we laid in the sun I could see your eyes
Blue as the blue in that Southern sky
Kisses warm as a wild red rose
At the bend in the river where the cottonwood grows

And we'd dance
And we'd sing
And we'd love each other as the pale moon glows
At the bend in the river where the cottonwood grows
At the bend in the river where the cottonwood grows

I can still recall the words you said
And the plans we dreamed as we looked ahead
But the fork in the river took us separate ways
As the years went by, I can't forget those days
And I often wonder but I'll never know
If we ended up following a different road
Would we still be laying by the wild red rose?
At the bend in the river where the cottonwood grows

And we'd dance
And we'd sing
And we'd love each other as the pale moon glows
At the bend in the river where the cottonwood grows
At the bend in the river where the cottonwood grows

I can close my eyes and it takes me back
To two young lovers on that riverbank
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Way Down In My Whiskey

Most of the day I keep her far away
Then some little something will start that ol' replay
And I don't pull out her best pictures
I don't ever say her name
But I can't stop it when the bottle's low
Late at night, all alone

When I'm way down in my whiskey
My mind is all unwound
When I'm way down in my whiskey
That's when she comes around

You can move out of the house
You can sell that ol' Mustang
Sleep on the wrong side of the bed
The dreams are all the same
You can tell your heart to let her go
There's parts that still remain
It'll never all just disappear
I know she'll be there, drivin' me insane

When I'm way down in my whiskey
My mind is all unwound
When I'm way down in my whiskey
That's when she comes around

Oh, I can't let her go
When the bottle's low
She'll be there I know

When I'm way down in my whiskey
My mind is all unwound
When I'm way down in my whiskey
That's when she comes around

When I'm way down in my whiskey
That's when she comes around
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Things That Matter

A little girl puts on her skates, sits down on the porch and waits
And hopes her daddy won't be long
One more call, one more meetin', afternoon turns into evenin'
Still he ain't made it home
[Refrain]
Things that matter
And things that don't

Another place someone slams a door, says "I don't love you anymore"
Looks like another sleepless night
Tossin' turnin' on the couch, he wonders if they'll work it out
It's all about bein' happy or bein' right

Things that matter
And things that don't

We only get so many trips around the sun
Some things matter some things don't
It's up to you to choose which ones

[Instrumental]

Wе only get so many trips around the sun
Some things mattеr some things don't
It's up to you to choose which ones

So tonight as I close my eyes
I pray "Lord help me realise"
Something I already know
[Refrain]
There's things that matter
And things that don't

A little girl puts on her skates, sits down on the porch and waits
And hopes her daddy won't be long
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Copyright: Lyrics © Original Writer and Publisher




Livin On Empty

Livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes
Trying to hold it all together with whiskey and glue
Like we've been on pause too long
Need to find the resume
Livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes

When the honeymoon ends, real life moves in
You wake up in the mornin', sometimes it's coffee and gin
Hard to keep it all runnin' smooth
Stuck in that day-to-day groove
Livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes

Yeah, livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes
Trying to hold it all together with whiskey and glue
Like we've been on pause too long
Need to find the resume
Livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes, yeah

So you keep on poundin', like a hammer to the stone
Yeah, you keep on swingin' till the rock is all gone
You just do the best you can do
And maybe that sky will turn a little blue
Livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes

Yeah, we're livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes
Trying to hold it all together with whiskey and glue
Like we've been on pause too long
Need to find the resume
Livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes, woo

You both love each other
Lord knows that you do
But you're livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes

Yeah, you're livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes
Trying to hold it all together with whiskey and glue
Like we've been on pause too long
Need to find the resume
Livin' on empty, lovin' on fumes
Yeah, livin' on empty and lovin' on fumes, aw

Ah yeah
Livin' on
That's right
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Youll Always Be My Baby

First steps, first words
Seems like yesterday you were just a girl
Skinned knees, climbing trees
All those memories so close to me

Now you're a woman on your own
All in love and nearly gone

But you'll always be my baby
No matter where you are
You'll always be my baby
Forever in my heart

You're sixteen, first car
Twenty-one and there's a broken heart
High heels, strong will
In my eyes I see a young child still

And you're a woman on your own
All in love and nearly gone

But you'll always be my baby
No matter where you are
You'll always be my baby
Forever in my heart

So I say a prayer everyday
That God will guide you as you find your way
But you know that I'm near
Anytime my love is always here

'Cause you'll always be my baby
No matter where you are
You'll always be my baby
Forever in my heart
Forever in my heart
Forever in my heart
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Where Her Heart Has Always Been

And lo, the angle of the Lord cam upon them
And the glory of the Lord shone 'round about them

The morning light was soft and low
The clouds had left an early snow
A peaceful sound was calling low
It's time to go

Then God reached out his tender hand
And gently pulled her home with him
And brushed away the sorrow from
Her soul within

And I could hear the roses sing
A bluebird softly claps its wings
The sun seemed brighter than it's ever been

And now she's dancing in the wind
With her true love again
Where her heart has always been
Where her heart has always been

And I could hear the roses sing
A bluebird softly claps its wings
The sun seemed brighter than it's ever been

And now she's dancing in the wind
With her true love again
Where her heart has always been
Yeah, where her heart has always been
Where her heart has always been

The morning light was soft and low
The clouds had left an early snow
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




The Boot

Well, the rain was comin' down sideways
When he made it into the bar
The water got through the hole in his boot
So, he sat down to take it off

And he saw me sittin' up on a barstool
Watchin' TV and drinkin' beer
I said, "What the hell happened to you, boy
That you wound up in here"

So, he told me all about her
And how good things had been
Then how it all got tough with the money and love
And I was drinkin' and listenin' to him

When he got to the part about leavin'
And gettin' caught out in the storm
I took another sip of my beer
Set the bottle down on the bar and said

"It's your life
And I'm not you, but if I were
I'd put my foot in the boot
Put the boot in the truck
Put the truck in the road
And go home to her"

Well, he told me it was complicated
And I just shook my head
Said, "You wanna see hard, try livin' in bars
Your whole life tryin' to forget"

"'Cause I lost a girl like yours once
And buddy, you better believe
I wouldn't be sittin' here talkin' to you
If somebody'd said to me"

"It's your life
And I'm not you, but if I were
I'd put my foot in the boot
Put the boot in the truck
Put the truck in the road
And go home to her"

When he told her about the rain
The boot, the bar and me
I bet she smiled and cried just a little

He put his foot in the boot
Put the boot in the truck
Put the truck on the road
And went home to her
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Writer: Adam Wright
Copyright: Lyrics © Bluewater Music Corp.




Back

Tomatoes on the vine, elderberry wine
Last week's clothes dryin' on the line
Momma in the kitchen, daddy down the hall
Bourbon on the table, Jesus on the wall

Front porch, back porch, crickets in the trees
Plowin' up the garden, puttin' down the seed
Build a little scarecrow, stringin' up the beans
Prayin' for the sunshine, pullin' up the weeds

Back, I'm bringin' country back
Back where it belongs, back on track
I think ol' Hank would like it like that
I got my boots, I got my hat
I'm bringin' country back

Pickup truck, four-wheel drive
Catfish dinner on a Saturday night
Shirt tail in Sunday, dinner on the ground
Back in time for football, pour another round

Back, I'm bringin' country back
Back where it belongs, back on track
Yeah, I think ol' Hank would like it like that
I got my boots, I got my hat
Lord, I'm bringin' country back

My two-step, three-step, dancin' in line
Gas up that old John Deere, take her for a ride
Cruisin' 'round the court square every Friday night
Ride out in the country, see the lightnin' bugs light

Find a little June bug, tie him on a string
Fly him in a circle 'til your head begins to swing
Patch an old tire tube, float it down the stream
Blue jeans, prom queens, homemade ice cream

Back, I'm bringin' country back
Back where it belongs, back on track
Yeah, I think ol' Hank would like it like that
I got my boots, I got my hat
I'm bringin' country back

Strum a little guitar, pick an old song
Grandma on the banjo, family sings along
Baby makes the cornbread, sister makes the tea
Dance a little jig 'round the kitchen with me

Back, I'm bringin' country back
Back where it belongs, back on track
Yeah, I think ol' Hank would like it like that
I got my boots, I got my hat
Lord, I'm bringin' country back

Fishin' in a Jon boat, giggin' in the dark
Eatin' watermelon on a table in the yard
Chicken in a brown bag, picnic in the park
Draggin' up the hay bales, stack 'em in the barn ya'll

And songs about heartbreak, pair of swingin' doors
Ridin' on the tailgate, sawdust on the floors
Jukebox, tater tots, prayin' on our knees
Andy on the TV, lovin' on Aunt Bee

Back, yeah, I'm bringin' country back
Back where it belongs, back on track
Yeah, I think ol' Hank would like it like that
I've got my boots, I got my hat
I'm bringin' country back

Workin' for a livin', proud to pay the man
Wake up every mornin' happy that we can
Yes sir, yes ma'am, stand up for the flag
Thank the Lord in Heaven for the freedom that we have

Back, I'm bringin' country back
Back where it belongs, back on track
Yeah, I think ol' Hank would like it like that
I've got my boots, I got my hat
I'm bringin' country back

Oh yeah
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Write It In Red

I can see what's going on
Don't treat me like a fool
Just go on and do just what you're gonna do

Don't leave some message for me
Of things you wish you'd said
Just take out your lipstick and write it in red

'Cause if you're gonna leave me
Just pack up and go
There are just some things
A man don't need to know
And I don't wanna hear
What's going through your head
Just take out your lipstick and write it in red

I gave you all I had
And some that I didn't
I tried to talk and talk to you
But you didn't wanna listen

I tried to wipe the tears you shed
You turned away instead
So just take out your lipstick and write it in red

'Cause if you're gonna leave
Just pack up and go
There are just some things
A man don't need to know
And I don't wanna hear
What's going through your head
Just take out your lipstick and write it in red

If you're gonna leave me
Just pack up and go
There are just some things
A man don't need to know
And I don't wanna hear
What's going through your head
Just take out your lipstick and write it in red
Just take out your lipstick and write it in red
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




So Late So Soon

We drank all the wine
And we burned all the candles to the ground
We danced to every dance they played
'Til silence seemed to be the only sound
And I could've sworn not long ago
The sun was only startin' to go down
But when did all the stars
Fade just like the moon?
And how'd it get so late so soon?

Twilight was just leavin'
When the first kiss of the evening got us high
And time stood at a standstill
When the whole world just stopped for you and I
And that last kiss you gave me, baby, just lit up the sky
When did that early bird
Start singin' his first tune?
How'd it get so late so soon?

Oh, I could've sworn not long ago
The sun was only startin' to go down
But when did all the stars
Fade just like the moon?
When did that early bird
Start singin' his first tune?
And how'd it get so late so soon?
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Writer: Daniel Tashian, Sarah Jane Buxton, Scotty Emerick
Copyright: Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing




This Heart of Mine

It don't look like much
It's nearly rusted shut
But this heart of mine can hold a lot of love

As broken as it's been
You could make it good again
This heart of mine can hold a lot of love

This heart of mine's
Been broken a thousand times
It just don't know how to give up

Whatever it's worth
It could all be yours
This heart of mine can hold a lot of love

This heart of mine's
Been broken a thousand times
It just don't know how to give up

Whatever it's worth
It could all be yours
This heart of mine can hold a lot of love

Oh, this heart of mine can hold a lot of love
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Writer: Adam Wright
Copyright: Lyrics © Bluewater Music Corp.




A Man Who Never Cries

I was lucky as a child
Momma taught us right from wrong
And how Jesus loves us all

Though they barely did get by
I never saw them cry
They said when things get rough
You gotta pick yourself up

Now, the years have taken me
Down a twisted crazy street
At times I've drifted off
The path that I should walk

And Jesus helped me through some hard times
My wife and children by my side
I'm not perfect by a long mile
No matter how I try
But I've been blessed enough in my life
To make up for any strife
If you look closely deep in my eyes
You might see a few happy tears
From a man who never cries

It's hard to let my feelings show
The ones I love don't always know
Like I'm leading my horse blind
To a place that I can't find

But I know I can't complain
I've seen more sun than I have rain
When I look at where I've come
Who I am and what I've done, oh I know

Jesus helped me through some hard times
My wife and children by my side
I'm not perfect by a long mile
No matter how I try
But I've been blessed enough in my life
To make up for any strife
If you look closely deep in my eyes
You might see a few happy tears
From a man who never cries

Jesus helped me through some hard times
My wife and children by my side
I'm not perfect by a long mile
No matter how I try
But I've been blessed enough in my life
To make up for any strife
If you look closely deep in my eyes
You might see a few happy tears
From a man who never cries

From a man who never cries
From a man who never cries
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Chain

Chain, break the chain
I will never free my heart and break the chain

She led me deep in the woods of love
And left me there lost and all alone
And though it hurts, I can't let go
She's wrapped forever, deep around my soul

Chain, break the chain
I will never free my heart and break the chain
You can't break the chain when the love remains
I will never free my heart and break the chain

A flame burns in me like an old freight train
Bound to the tracks that hold it in its place
The more I try to run away
The more I feel as though I never will escape

This chain, break the chain
I will never free my heart and break the chain
You can't break the chain when the love remains
I will never free my heart and break the chain
No, I will never free my heart and break the chain
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




I Was Tequila

Sometimes opposite people find a way to attract

But that doesn't mean that they should and I'm an expert on that

I know she loved me but I was too set in my ways

I was tequila and she was champagne



She was the sweetest woman that I've ever known

And I was too stupid to change and just let her go

She was a red rose and I was worn out blue jeans

I was tequila and she was champagne



I was too wild and too fast and too crazy sometimes

She was more steady and lovely and always so fine

I couldn't learn when to stop or when to run from the rain

I was tequila and she was champagne



Today I put her picture in a solid gold frame

To remind me what I once had and what I let slip away

Then I polished my dirty old boots and I toasted her name

I'm still tequila and she's still champagne



Yeah, I was too wild and too fast and too crazy sometimes

She was more steady and lovely and always so fine

But I couldn't learn when to stop or when to run from the rain

I was tequila and she was champagne



Oh, I was tequila and she was champagne
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




I Do

He said, "I never felt this way in my heart as I do now
I never wanted anything more in my life as I do now
And I can't describe what I'm feelin' inside
I'm askin' for forever tonight"

And she said, "I'll be with you
And I'll stay with you
And I'll love you all of my days
And I'll walk with you
Through life I'll dance with you
And I hope you feel the way that I do"
And he said, "I do"

So they walked hand in hand
'Til they got lost somewhere in time
Then, the sun woke up and put the moon to bed with it's light
Then he asked her once more
If she's really sure
'Cause what we have, you know there's no cure

And she said, "I'll be with you
And I'll stay with you
And I'll love you all of my days
And I'll walk with you
Through life I'll dance with you
And I hope you feel the way that I do"
And he said, "I do"

And she said, "I'll be with you
And I'll stay with you
And I'll love you all of my days
And I'll walk with you
Through life I'll dance with you
And I hope you feel the way that I do"
And he said, "I do"

And she said, "I do"
And I do
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Thats The Way Love Goes

I've been throwin' horseshoes
Over my left shoulder
I've spent most all my life
Searchin' for that four-leaf clover

Yet, you ran with me
Chasin' my rainbows
And honey, I love you, too
That's the way love goes

That's the way love goes, babe
That's the music God made
For all the world to sing
It's never old, it grows
Losin' makes me sorry
You say, "Honey, don't worry"
Don't you know, I love you too?
That's the way love goes

That's the way love goes, babe
That's the music God made
For all the world to sing
It's never old, it grows
Losin' makes me sorry
You say, "Honey, don't worry"
Don't you know, I love you too?
That's the way love goes
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Writer: Lefty Frizzell, Sanger Shafer, Sanger D Shafer
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Beer: 10

I'ma losin' my mind chasin' that assembly line
Boltin' that same old part on a thousand times
So I dream about the second when the buzzer goes off
Hit the pavement runnin' to the parking lot
For beer:10, whiskey:30

Yeah, beer:10, whiskey:30
I've been workin' hard all week and now I'm thirsty
Yeah, it's not too early and it's not too late
Time to get crazy, baby, I can't wait
For beer:10, whiskey:30 (beer:10)
Woo
Ah, play it killer

Eight to twelve, Friday's halfway done
Two to five, clock out and make that run
Wipe that workday off my boots
Head for the party with the neon roof
For beer:10, whiskey:30

Yeah, beer:10, whiskey:30 (beer:10)
I've been workin' hard all week and now I'm thirsty
Well, it's not too early and it's not too late
Time to get crazy, baby, I can't wait
For beer:10, whiskey:30, aww yeah (beer:10)

Well, we start at 5 and on our way to find
Six and Seven gets hard to walk that line
Eight o'clock and then it's nine
Check that clock it's almost time
For beer:10, whiskey:30

Yeah, beer:10, whiskey:30 (beer:10)
I've been workin' hard all week and now I'm thirsty
Yeah, it's not too early and it's not too late
Time to get crazy, baby, I can't wait
For beer:10, whiskey:30 (beer:10)

Oh, pop a top again

Yeah, beer:10, whiskey:30 (Beer:10)
I've been workin' hard all week and now I'm thirsty
It's not too early and it's not too late
Time to get crazy, baby, I can't wait
For beer:10, whiskey:30 (Beer:10)
Yeah, beer:10, whiskey:30
Ah I can't wait
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Writer: Alan Jackson
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




The Older I Get

The older I get
The more I think
You only get a minute, better live while you're in it
'Cause it's gone in a blink
And the older I get
The truer it is
It's the people you love, not the money and stuff
That makes you rich

And if they found a fountain of youth
I wouldn't drink a drop and that's the truth
Funny how it feels I'm just getting to my best years yet

The older I get
The fewer friends I have
But you don't need a lot when the ones that you got
Have always got your back
And the older I get
The better I am
At knowing when to give
And when to just not give a damn

And if they found a fountain of youth
I wouldn't drink a drop and that's the truth
Funny how it feels I'm just getting to my best years yet
The older I get

And I don't mind all the lines
From all the times I've laughed and cried
Souvenirs and little signs of the life I've lived

The older I get
The longer I pray
I don't know why, I guess that I've
Got more to say
And the older I get
The more thankful I feel
For the life I've had and all the life I'm living still
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Writer: Adam Wright, Hailey Whitters, Sarah Turner
Copyright: Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Bluewater Music Corp.




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Where Have You Gone is the twenty-first studio album by American country artist Alan Jackson, released on May 14, 2021, through ACR/EMI.
Genre(s): Country
Producer(s): Keith Stegall
Length: 82:52
Released: May 14th, 2021
Year: 2021

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