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Brooks & Dunn - The Greatest Hits Collection Album Lyrics



Brooks & Dunn - The Greatest Hits Collection Lyrics






My Maria

My Maria
Don't you know I've come a long, long way
I been longin' to see her
When she's around she takes my blues away

Sweet Maria
The sunlight surely hurts my eyes
I'm a lonely dreamer on a highway in the skies

Maria, (Oh, Maria I love you girl, oh, my Maria)
Maria, (Oh, Maria I love you girl, Maria) I love you

My Maria
There were some blue and sorrow times
Just my thoughts about you bring back my peace of mind

Gypsy lady
You're a miracle work for me
You set my soul free like a ship sailin' on the sea

She is the sunlight when the skies are gray
She treats me so right, lady, take me away

My Maria (Oh, Maria, I love you girl, oh, my Maria)
Maria (Oh Maria, I love you girl, Maria) I love you
My Maria (Oh, Maria, I love you girl, oh, my Maria)
Maria (Oh, Maria, I love you girl, Maria) I love you

My Maria (Oh, Maria, I love you girl, oh, my Maria)
Maria (Oh, Maria, I love you girl, Maria) I love you
My Maria (Oh, Maria I love you girl, oh my Maria)
Maria (Oh Maria I love you girl, Maria) I love you

My Maria (Oh, Maria, I love you girl, oh my Maria)
Maria (Oh, Maria, I love you girl, Maria) I love you
My Maria (Oh, Maria, I love you)
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Writer: Daniel Joseph Moore, Louis C. Stevenson
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Honky Tonk Truth

I'm the life of the party baby since you said good bye
Just ask old Joe He knows I'm here every night
And that good old boy in the mirror looking around for you
It ain't me

And that's the honky tonk truth.
That's the honky tonk truth cross my broken heart
I put my right hand here on this beer And swear on this bar
I ain't thinking I ain't drinking I ain't crying

I ain't moaning the blues
I wouldn't lie to you
Now that's the honky tonk truth
Don't think I'll come crawling back 'cause I don't miss you

If you walked up and puckered up, girl
I wouldn't bother to kiss you
And that washed up, broken down fool
Hanging out on that stool Well it ain't me

Now that's the honky tonk truth.
That's the honky tonk truth cross my broken heart
I put my right hand here on this beer And swear on this bar
I ain't thinking, I ain't drinking, I ain't crying

I ain't moaning the blues
I wouldn't lie to you
Now that's the honky tonk truth
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Writer: KIM WILLIAMS, LONNIE WILSON, RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




You're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Gone)

I'm still hurtin' from the last time
You walked on this heart of mine
I can't find much to believe in
You let me down so many times
Heaven knows how much I love you
But I'm tired of holding on

You better kiss me
'Cause you're gonna miss me when I'm gone

There's not much chance we're gonna make it
If I'm the only one who's trying
You know I'm running out of reasons
We're running out of time
Someday, girl, you're gonna wake up
And wonder what went wrong

You better kiss me
'Cause you're gonna miss me when I'm gone

(Ooh, ooh)

You're good at going through the motions
All I hear are alibis
Now I get this empty feeling
When I look into your eyes
I don't see the love light shining
And I don't know what's going on

You better kiss me
'Cause you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You better kiss me
'Cause you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
Oh, oh-oh, you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You better kiss me
'Cause you're gonna miss me, you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You better kiss me
'Cause you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
Oh, oh-oh, you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
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Writer: Don Cook, Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Boot Scootin' Boogie

Out in the country
Past the city limits sign
Well there's a honky tonk
Near the county line
The joint starts jumpin' every night
When the sun goes down
They got whiskey, women, music and smoke
It's where all the cowboy folk
Go to boot scootin' boogie

I got a good job
I work hard for my money
When it's quittin' time I hit the door runnin'
I fire up my pickup truck
And let the horses run
I go flyin' down that highway
To that hideaway
Stuck out in the woods
To do the boot scootin boogie

Yeah, heel toe do si do
Come on baby let's go boot scootin'
Oh, Cadillac blackjack, baby meet me out back
We're gonna boogie
Oh, get down, turn around, go to town
Boot scootin' boogie

The bartender asks me say son what'll it be
I want a shot at that redhead yonder lookin' at me
The dance floors hoppin' and it's hotter than the fourth of July
I see outlaws, inlaws crooks and straights all out makin' it shake
Doin' the boot scootin' boogie

Yeah, heel toe do si do
Come on baby let's go boot scootin'
Oh, Cadillac blackjack baby meet me out back
We're gonna boogie
Get down, turn around, go to town
Boot scootin' boogie

Oh, heel toe do si do
Come on baby let's go boot scootin'
Yeah, Cadillac blackjack baby meet me out back
We're gonna boogie
Yeah, get down, turn around, go to town
Boot scootin' boogie

I said, get down, turn around, go to town
Boot scootin' boogie
Oh, get down, turn around, go to town
Boot scootin' boogie
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Writer: Ronnie Dunn
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




He's Got You

I thought we would always be together
The love we shared was gonna last forever
Once I was your one and only
Now here I sit, mister lonely

[Chorus]
He'll hold you tonight, but I won't
What's he got that I don't
The one thing I thought I'd never lose
He's got you

Beneath this dark cloud you left me under
Can't sort it out so I'll sit and wonder
Tell myself, "It hurts, don't it"
Now my empty heart will be forever haunted

[Chorus: x2]

Oh, he's got you.
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Writer: RONNIE DUNN, TERRY MCBRIDE
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Hard Workin' Man

I'm a hard workin' man
I wear a steel hard hat
I can ride, rope, hammer and paint
Do things with my hands that most men can't
I can't get ahead no matter how hard I try
I'm gettin' really good at barely gettin' by

Got everything I own
By the sweat of my brow
From my four-wheel drive to my cowboy boots
I owe it all to my blue collar roots
I feel like I'm workin' overtime on a runaway train
I've got to bust loose from this ball and chain

I'm a hard, hard workin man
I got it all on the line
For a peace of the promised land
I'm burnin' my candle at both ends
'Bout the only way to keep the fire goin'
Is to outrun the wind

Come Friday night
I like to party hard
I carry on with the Cadillac cuties
Spend my whole week's pay on some weekend beauty
Come Monday mornin' I'm the first to arrive
I ain't nothin' but business from nine till five

I'm a hard, hard workin man
I got it all on the line
For a peace of the promised land
I'm burnin' my candle at both ends
'Bout the only way to keep the fire goin'
Is to outrun the wind

I can't wait to get up in the mornin'
And do it all over again
Well I'm a hard livin', hard workin' man
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Writer: RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




That Ain't No Way to Go

Lipstick letters across the mirror this morning
Said, "goodbye, baby." You left with no warning
Like a thief in the night, you ran away with my heart
I can't believe my eyes, must be a bad dream
You always said we had a good thing
You never once let on we were falling apart

[Chorus]
That ain't no way to go, girl, it just ain't right
Don't you think that I deserve to hear you say goodbye
That ain't no way to go, was it all a lie?
After all this time, that ain't no way to go

Getting nowhere, I'm tired of thinking
Guess I'll do a little wishful drinking
And make a whiskey wish upon a star
Train whistle blowing down the tracks
Lonesome sound says she ain't coming back
It's such a cold blow from out of the dark

[Chorus]
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Writer: DON COOK, KIX BROOKS, RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Rock My World (Little Country Girl)

She's got a T-Top Camaro with a scoop on the hood
And two big speakers blasting Johnny B. Goode
Looking so sweet it oughta be a crime
She plays with my heart and messes with my mind
Acts like Madonna but she listens to Merle
Rock my world little country girl

She wears snakeskin boots made by Calvin Klein
And cheap sunglasses from the five and dime
All the other girls in school they give her dirty looks
She got an "A" in math and never cracked a book
Sure looks good in her denim and pearls
Rock my world little country girl

Rock my world
Drag me out on the floor
Dance with me 'till I can't dance anymore
One-step, two-step, get in a line
I gotta find a way to make you mine

Rock my world

I tell her that I love her but it ain't enough
She says I got to learn to loosen up
Get a little wild on Saturday night
But make sure she's home before the mornin' light
Sunday she's all ribbons and curls
Rock my world little country girl

Rock my world
Drag me out on the floor
Dance with me 'till I can't dance anymore
One-step, two-step, get in a line
I gotta find a way to make you mine

(Rock my world) Rock my world little country girl
Rock my world little country girl
Rock my world little country girl
Rock my world little country girl
Rock my world little country girl (rock my world)
Rock my world little country girl
Rock my world
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Writer: Bill Labounty, Steve O'brien
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, STEVE O'BRIEN MUSIC




Neon Moon

When the sun goes down on my side of town
That lonesome feeling comes to my door
And the whole world turns blue
There's a rundown bar 'cross the railroad tracks
I got a table for two way in the back
Where I sit alone and think of losing you

I spend most every night
Beneath the light
Of a neon moon

Now if you lose your one and only
There's always room here for the lonely
To watch your broken dreams
Dance in and out of the beams
Of a neon moon

I think of two young lovers running wild and free
I close my eyes and sometimes see
You in the shadows of this smoke-filled room
No telling how many tears I've sat here and cried
Or how many lies that I've lied
Telling my poor heart she'll come back someday

Oh, but I'll be alright
As long as there's light
From a neon moon

Oh, if you lose your one and only
There's always room here for the lonely
To watch your broken dreams
Dance in and out of the beams
Of a neon moon

Jukebox plays on, drink by drink
And the words of every sad song seem to say what I think
And its hurt inside of me, ain't never gonna end

Oh, but I'll be alright
As long as there's light
From a neon moon

Oh, if you lose your one and only
There's always room here for the lonely
To watch your broken dreams
Dance in and out of the beams
Of a neon moon

Come watch your broken dreams
Dance in and out of the beams
Of a neon moon
Oh, watch your broken dreams
Dance in and out of the beams
Of a neon moon
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Writer: Ronnie Dunn
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Lost and Found

I lost her trail on a Friday night
She was gone before I got home
She'd been getting restless
In that big house all alone
I've been up and down these city streets
For three nights in a row
And lord it's hard to find that girl
When she gets the urge to go

It's kinda like a lost and found
In a border town
You're askin' 'bout a diamond ring
They just look at you
Like you've lost your mind
Say they haven't seen a thing
But I know she's been here lately
I can still smell her perfume
And she gets crazy on a full moon

And I know she'll be coming back
Her car is waiting right outside
But, I don't want to think about
Who's taking her for a ride
And her unpredictability
Is what I love about her best

But I've got to find her quick
'Fore she does something I regret

It's kinda like a lost and found
In a border town
You're askin' 'bout a diamond ring
They just look at you
Like you've lost your mind
Say they haven't seen a thing
But I know she's been here lately
I can still smell her perfume
And she gets crazy on a full moon

She's out there somewhere
Burnin' up the night
Somehow I've got to run her down
I'm running out of time

It's kinda like a lost and found
In a border town
You're askin' 'bout a diamond ring
They just look at you
Like you've lost your mind
Say they haven't seen a thing
But I know she's been here lately
I can still smell her perfume
And she gets crazy on a full moon

It's kinda like a lost and found
In a border town
You're askin' 'bout a diamond ring
They just look at you
Like you've lost your mind
Say they haven't seen a thing
But I know she's been here lately
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Writer: Kix Brooks, Don Cook
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




She's Not the Cheatin' Kind

She's dressed to kill in a dress he bought her
She wouldn't care if he walked in and caught her
She's come to dance a dance or two
And do no tellin' what by the time the night is through

She found out the hard way about him
She's out to find out how she'll do without him
Her hands are shakin', her heart's pounding
By the way she's drinking his memory's drowin'

She's not the cheatin' kind
She's been cheated one too many times
Oh, she's never fooled around
He's still lyin' she's through cryin'
She's not foolin' now

She walks by and every head turns
You can see how hot her fire burns
He didn't know what a good thing he had
When it's too late and that's too bad

She's not the cheatin' kind
She's been cheated one too many times
Oh, she's never fooled around
He's still lyin' she's through cryin'
She's not foolin' now

Oh, she's not the cheatin' kind
She's been cheated one too many times
Oh, she's never fooled around
He's still lyin' she's through cryin'
She's not foolin' now, oh

She's not the cheatin' kind
She's been cheated one too many times
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Writer: RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




Brand New Man

I saw the light
I've been baptized
By the fire in your touch
And the flame in your eyes
I'm born to love again
I'm a brand new man

Well, the whole town's talkin'
'Bout the line I'm walkin'
That leads right to your door
Oh, how I used to roam
I was a rolling stone

I used to have a wild side
They say a country mile wide
I'd burn those beer joints down
That's all changed now
You turned my life around

Whoa, I saw the light
I've been baptized
By the fire in your touch
And the flame in your eyes
I'm born to love again
I'm a brand new man

I used to love 'em and leave 'em
Whoa, I'd brag about my freedom
How no one could tie me down
Then I met you
Now my heart beats true

Baby, you and me together
Feels more like forever
Than anything I've ever known
We're right on track
I ain't looking back

Yeah, I saw the light
I've been baptized
By the fire in your touch
And the flame in your eyes
I'm born to love again
I'm a brand new man

Whoa, I saw the light
I've been baptized
By the fire in your touch
And the flame in your eyes
I'm born to love again
I'm a brand new man

Yeah, I saw the light
I've been baptized
By the fire in your touch
And the flame in your eyes
I'm born to love again
I'm a brand new man

Yeah, I'm born to love again
I'm a brand new man
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Writer: Don Cook, Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




Days of Thunder

A lot of trucks lined up down by the lake
Drinkin' beer on the back of the tailgate
Boys from the valley want to start a fight
Hey baby what you want to do tonight
The only fear a rebel heart knows
Nothing to do when anything goes

[Chorus]
Looking back on those days of thunder
I shake my head and I have to wonder
How we ever made it through that
Girl tonight you're takin' me back
There's a road and a restless wind
Ain't it good to feel that way again
Here we are, the way we were
In those days of thunder

That old Ford is sure fast on the draw
Outgun the Chevys and outrun the law
Outskirts of town looking down on the lights
Waiting for some kind of lightning strike
The cars and the bars,
The songs we knew have changed
The fire that burns inside of us still remains

[Chorus]

Yeah
Looking back on those days of thunder
I shake my head and I have to wonder
How we ever made it through that
Girl tonight you're taking me back
There's a road and a restless wind
Ain't it good to feel that way again
Here we are, the way we were
In those days of thunder,
In those days of thunder, yeah
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Writer: PAUL NELSON, KIX BROOKS
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.




We'll Burn That Bridge

Hello Miss Heartbroke
Sit your sweet self down
It's good to see your dancin' feet back out on the town
Rumor has it you've had trouble with your man
I've had trouble of my own, I think I understand

[Chorus]
We'll put out your old flame
We'll build a bigger fire
I'll pick up where he let you down and take you so much higher
And if his memory comes around
And you think you still care
We'll burn that bridge when we get there

Come on let your hair down we'll have us a time
He had his chance with you now all I want is mine
Give me half an hour or just a dance or two
And you'll forget old what's his name and how he walked out on you

[Chorus: x2]

We'll burn that bridge when we get there
Burn it down baby
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Writer: DON COOK, RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




She Used to Be Mine

She looks so good movin' cross the dance floor
Better than the day she left me
Arm in arm with somebody new
Holdin' hands and laughin' like we used to
I got my best smile on but it's no disguise
It don't hide the pain in these eyes

[Chorus]
I did her so wrong for so long
Turned my back on her love now she's long gone
I did my part to break her heart
She walked out on me and tore my world apart
She used to be mine
Oh she used to be mine

It's takin' every bit of strength that I have
To keep a hurt look off my face
I can't keep from lookin' back over my shoulder
At the lucky man taking my place
Oh, if it weren't for my pride I'd probably take off runnin'
I guess what I'm feelin' is what I got comin'

[Chorus: x2]

Oh she used to be mine
She used to be mine
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Writer: RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing

She said hey cowboy get off of that couch
Yeah, the party's on and we're goin' out
I got my low cut dress and my knee highboots
I'm like money to burn and nothing to lose
You're the man of the house you better think of somethin'
'Cause Mama don't get dressed up for nothing

She said I been cooped up in this house all week
It's time to pick it up and move it down to party street
She said saddle up hoss it's your lucky day
And I'm a she cat tiger comin' out of the cage
Yeah, we can go high rollin' or beer joint jumpin'
Mama don't get dressed up for nothing

She's hard to handle, a little high strung
I'll see her bet and I'll raise her one
Oh, I love when she gets wound up
I'm Jack of Hearts, she's my Lady Luck

We gonna find a little place where we can rip and roar
We gonna cut a deep groove in that hardwood floor
Set up the shooters and break out the green
Throw a whole row of quarters in the boogie machine
We gonna turn up the heat and keep the jukebox humpin'
'Cause mama don't get dressed up for nothing
Go high rollin' or beer joint jumpin'
Mama don't get dressed up for nothing
Yeah babe, you better think of somethin'
'Cause mama don't get dressed up for nothing

Hey, uh huh
Mmhmm
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Writer: DON COOK, KIX BROOKS, RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




My Next Broken Heart

You picked me up, you shot me down
You're stepping out all over town
Drove me back to drinking in this bar
I found myself a brand new friend
I'm headed down that road again
I'm working on my next broken heart

Happy or sad, it's hard to tell
You taught me how to hurt so well
But when it comes to love
I know my part
Well I'll play this game that I can't win
I'll be somebody's fool again
I'm working on my next broken heart

Well I thought all along you'd
Be the death of me
But I met one tonight who wants
What's left of me
I've seen that look before
She'll tear my world apart
I'm working on my next broken heart

Yeah, I thought all along you'd
Be the death of me
Well I met one tonight who wants
What's left of me
I've seen that look before
She'll tear my world apart
I'm working on my next broken heart

I'm working on my next broken heart
Oh, I'm working on my next broken heart.
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Writer: DON COOK, KIX BROOKS, RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Whiskey Under the Bridge

There's not a heart that ain't been broken
A lie that ain't been spoken
A shattered dream that brand new love can't fix
I've been burned, I've been cheated
But this old heart's still beating
Ain't no big deal
It's just whiskey under the bridge

Let's dance a little closer
I'll help you get over
The hurt you thought you never could forget
The bitter tears you tasted
All those nights you wasted
Don't look back
It's just whiskey under the bridge

All those nights of drinking
Finally got me thinking
Heartache is just a waste of time
I've been burned, I've been cheated
But this old heart's still beating
Ain't no big deal
It's just whiskey under the bridge

All those nights of drinking
Finally got me thinking
Heartache is just a waste of time
I've been burned, I've been cheated
But this old heart's still beating
Ain't no big deal
It's just whiskey under the bridge

Ain't no big deal
It's just whiskey under the bridge
Ain't no big deal
It's just whiskey under the bridge
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Writer: DON COOK, KIX BROOKS, RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Little Miss Honky Tonk

I get out on the redneck side every now and then
Call up my baby she comes over and the party begins
Yeah, she's a slick nickel she's right on the money
I wouldn't give her up for a thousand buckle bunnies
I'm her big cat daddy, she's my little Miss Honky Tonk

She's got my number, knows my favorite songs on the jukebox
Goes to gettin' down like crazy and the whole place rocks
We'll have a few and get to feelin' right
She'll be my queen bee I'll be her neon knight
I'm her big cat daddy, she's my little Miss Honky Tonk

Oh, oh, I love her so
Stand back give her room boys and watch her go

She's a looker, heads turn when she comes through the door
A show stopper when she gets to goin' out on the floor
We leave all our troubles and cares way behind us
I feel like I'm a king when I'm out with her highness
I'm her big cat daddy, she's my little Miss Honky Tonk

Oh, oh, I love her so
Stand back give her room boys and watch her go

We leave all our troubles and cares way behind us
I feel like I'm a king when I'm out with her highness
I'm her big cat daddy, she's my little Miss Honky Tonk
I'm her big cat daddy, she's my little Miss Honky Tonk

Oh I'm her big cat daddy, she's my little Miss Honky Tonk!
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Writer: RONNIE DUNN
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.






The Greatest Hits Collection is the first compilation album by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in 1997 (see 1997 in country music) on Arista Nashville, and it chronicles the greatest hits from their first four studio albums: 1991's Brand New Man, 1993's Hard Workin' Man, 1994's Waitin' on Sundown, and 1996's Borderline. The album also includes three new tracks, two of which were released as singles: "Honky Tonk Truth" and "He's Got You", which respectively reached #3 and #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. In 2004, a sequel, The Greatest Hits Collection II, was released.

The album was certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA on July 21, 2005. It has sold 4,608,400 copies in the United States as of April 2017.
Genre(s): Country
Length: 66:06
Released: September 16th, 1997
Year: 1997

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