You can spend your whole life buildin'
Somethin' from nothin'
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway
She was only ten when her daddy got fired
He drank away the family home and left them all alone
And then her mommy was just too tired
So she got sent away
I know a girl she was a waitress
Had a big spirit 'til she let her boyfriend break it
He always talked her down, he took her pride and kicked it 'round
This ain't the first time you've fallen in love
With your heart wide open
Feeling just like a fool knowing that
You're the only one left holding on
He broke your heart
In these times in which we live
Where the worst of what we live
Is laid out for all the world on the front page
And the sound of someone's heartbreak
I used to live in a darkened room
Had a face of stone
And a heart of gloom
Lost my hope, I was so far gone
Cryin' all my tears
With the curtains drawn
He says, "I'm just a man, I work with my hands
But lately no work has been around
I wish that I could put more on the table
Provide the life I'm sure my family dreams about"
Confetti fallin' from the sky
My hometown on the 4th of July
A midnight snow on Christmas Eve
Like standin' up for what you believe
The sun is shining everyday
The clouds never get in the way for you and me
I’ve known you just a week or two
But baby I’m so into you I can hardly breathe
There ain't no chains strong enough to hold me
Ain't no breeze big enough to slow me
Never have seen a river that's too wide
Now there ain't no rope strong enough to bind me
Woke up in the middle of the night and saw you sleepin'
I was hopin' you were dreamin' about me
Kissed your cheek and said "I love you"
If I was a raindrop I would be fallin'
I would be fallin' by now
If I was a rocket I would be flyin'
I would be flyin' by now
If I was a wise man I would be doin'
My heart's not ready for the rocking chair
I need somebody who really cares
So tired of livin' solitaire
Someday I'm gonna be
Safe in the arms of love
You have worn a path
Right up to my heart
You come in for a while but you don't stay
And I've come to realize
That your promises are lies
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.
The news is out all over town
That you've been seen out runnin' around
I know that I should leave but then
I just can't go you win again
This heart of mine could never