"Destination Unknown" - Album Lyrics

Destination Unknown
Verse
Searchin’ for direction, I'm at a fork in the road
My future lies in front of me, which way am I supposed to go?
I could settle down, maybe start a family
But for now I’ll take this old guitar, and keep writin’ songs to sing

Pre-Chorus
It’s the path less travelled, some say it’s a mistake
But this journey to my future, is mine to take

Chorus
Might be a dead end road, or the path to my dreams
Unless I go, I’ll never find out where it leads
Use the music as a compass, for the map in my soul
I know, I’m headin’ towards, a destination unknown

Verse
Ain’t got no money to my name, no fortune or fame
But I wear a smile upon my face, so to me it’s all the same
And I’ve got friends up in Chicago, chasin’ paper dreams
But me, I chase this open road, tonight in Tennessee

Pre-Chorus
I’m a modern day drifter, a vagabond king
But this wayfaring stranger, has got a song to sing

(Chorus)

Bridge
Takin’ a pen, startin a new chapter
Yeah tomorrow’s a blank page
Tonight I’m singin’ for a couple of strangers
Hopin’ someday, I’ll be playin’ on a bigger stage

(Chorus)


Back Home Again (Indiana)
Verse
Drivin’ through these old rollin' hills
To the closest place to heaven I know
Headin’ north through Kentucky
To the only place I’ll ever call home

Pre-Chorus
I’m leavin’ the bluegrass state behind
Waitin’ for me on the other side,

Chorus
Are fields of corn and factories
Small family farms
Kids playin’ basketball
Hoop on a red barn

Crankin’ up John Mellencamp
On I-65
Headin’ to my “Small Town”

This Hoosier state feels like a long-lost friend
Damn, it’s good to be back home again in Indiana

Verse
Sometimes I feel like James Dean
Out on the road, chasin’ a dream
Oh but now I’ve returned, where my home fires burn
And I never wanna leave

Pre-Chorus
Back to the place where I belong
Gonna let these country roads take me home


(Chorus)

Bridge
The only place that I want to live my life
Where I was born and raised, where they’ll lay me when I die

(Chorus)

Last Verse
Drivin' 'cross that Ohio River
To the closest place to Heaven I know


Beer for Breakfast
Verse
I was 21, just havin’ fun, not a care in the world
My whole life revolved around cold drinks and hot girls

On Friday nights at Finny’s and six-pack Saturdays
Gettin’ rowdy at a tailgate, 'fore the football games

Pre-Chorus

A college town in the fall
Man I was havin’ myself a ball

Chorus

Raisin’ Hell, drinkin’ way too much with all my friends
Knowin’, in the mornin' we'll be doin’ it all again

Cuz the hair of the dog was the best
After a long hard night, it was beer for breakfast

Verse

I said I was a student, but I never went to class
To this day I still don’t know how the Hell I ever passed

Doin’ most of my learnin’ in night school at a bar
Writin’ songs instead of papers, playin’ my guitar

Pre-Chorus

I majored in Jim Beam
Livin’ young and wild and free

(Chorus)

Bridge

Man those college years flew by way too fast
So when the football team's at home, I still go back

Chorus

Raise some Hell and drink way too much with my old friends
Knowin’, in the mornin' we’ll be doin’ it all again

Raisin' Hell, drinkin' way too much with my old friends
Knowin', in the mornin' we'll be doin' it all again


Cuz the hair of the dog is the best
You know the hair of the dog’s still the best
After a long hard night, we drink beer for breakfast


Missin' You
Verse
It’s 2:30 on a Tuesday night
And I can’t sleep
I feel so alone

Empty bed in an empty room

Empty bottle of red wine
And I’m missin you

Yeah I’m just missin’ you

Chorus
I keep goin back
To all the tears I made you shed
Wishin’ I was back
With you

I keep goin back
To all the words I never said
But I can’t go back
To you

Verse
Memories of “used to be”
At the bottom of the bottle come out to haunt me
But your ghost ain’t what I need

Pieces of my broken past
Cut deeper than broken glass
And I’m still missin’ you

(Chorus)

Bridge
Well it’s another night, in another town
Another show, and another packed house
I’m just trying to make it through

All the girls in the front row screamin for me
No I, never thought this was how it would be
When my dreams came true

Oh, well I, I’m just missin’ you

Chorus
I keep goin back
To all the words I never said
But I can’t go back
To you

(Instrumental)

I keep goin back
To all the tears I made you shed
Wishin’ I was back
With you

I keep goin back
To all the words I never
Now I can’t go back
To you


Home to Me
Verse
There's a little white house off County Road 3
And that will always be home to me
Yeah on that 40 acre farm, I learned so much
How to kiss how to pray, and how to cuss

Chorus
In this life, I've traveled everywhere
Florida's coast, smelled the Rocky Mountain air
I've seen in all, but nothing can compare

To the beauty that I see
When you are next to me
On that little piece of Heaven
Off County Road 3


Verse
There ain't a prettier scene in this world I know
Than on a hot summer night when the sun sinks low
All those purples and reds, fill that Western sky
And sittin' on the porch we watch the world pass by

(Chorus)

Verse
Now after 5 generations of sweat and tears
I'm proud to say that my home is right here
No we ain't got a lot of money, but we are rich in love
And we place our faith, in God above

(Chorus)

Verse
There's a little white house off County Road 3 
And that will always be home to me


Fall Comes 'Round Again
Verse 
The smell of burning leaves, fills the autumn breeze
The October wind is a memory
The cool air on my face, I’m in a better place
You’re carvin’ a pumpkin next to me

Now sittin’ at a table for two, you come and walk back through
The swingin’ doors of my life
You say hi, and you sit right down, while my head is spinnin’ round
You sip your cup of coffee and you smile

Pre Chorus
And you know exactly what to do
You’ll just bat your eyes, and I’ll just play the fool

Chorus
Like the leaves on the trees
I’ll take the fatal leap of faith
Once I feel your touch on my skin

And as I float on to the ground
I’ll watch my world come crashin’ down
Say that this time is the last time, I let you in

But I know it’ll be the same
When the fall comes round again

Verse 
You say you’ve changed somehow, you really need me now
I’ve heard your story a thousand times
I say no, but you insist, you know I can’t resist
As you tuck me into the bed of your lies

Pre-Chorus
I already gave you everything
You play with my heart like you’ve got it on a string

Chorus 
Like the leaves on the trees
I’ll take the fatal leap of faith
Once I feel your touch on my skin

And as I float on to the ground
I’ll watch my world come crashin’ down
Say that this time is the last time, I’ll let you win

But I know it’ll be the same
When the fall comes round again

Bridge
One of these days, I’ll learn from my mistakes
Defy the fall, but right now it’s too late

(Chorus)


Southern Belle
Verse
When I moved south of the Mason Dixon, I was hopin’ to find
The answer to my prayers waitin’ for me, on the other side

I was chasin’ a dream, to play and sing, but Lord have mercy did my life change
When I caught sight of that blonde haired beauty starin’ back at me

Chorus
She was sweet tea sippin’ in a sundress
Dancin’ around, her hair was a mess
Her pretty blue eyes, made my heart melt

Raised in Dixie, washed in the blood
With long tan legs, what’s not to love?
Drivin’ a back road, with a rebel yell

Oh the answer to my prayers was a southern belle

Verse
With a slight drawl, from her soft lips, she smiled and said “I’m Elizabeth”
It was the prettiest name I’d heard before

Man she lit up my world with her laugh and a smile, and her down home charm was drivin’ me wild
I wasn’t sure just what I felt, but I knew I wanted more

(Chorus)

Bridge
Well I’m an Indiana boy on a Tennessee Night
With this Georgia peach layin’ by my side

Lookin’ up to the sky, and thankin’ my lucky stars

(Chorus)


Accidentally Drunk Again
Verse
Well boys it’s good to be out with y’all
I’m glad it’s the weekend, too
But I can’t go too hard tonight
Cuz tomorrow, I’ve got some things to do

Pre-Chorus
Yeah I see that girl across the room
And I wanna have a good time, it’s true
I guess one drink never killed nobody
Oh but one drink, always leads to 2

Chorus
Now I’m out here, on the dance floor
Singin’ all my favorite songs
And a few shots later I’m hittin’ on a stranger
And pretty soon, we’ll be headed home

Sittin’ on a stool goin’ on and on
While the room is spinnin’ round and round
Started off with a drink and a few good friends
And now I’m accidentally drunk again

Verse 
Well now Jack D, Jim Beam, and Johnnie Walker
Have cast their spell on me
And the more I drink, the less I think
Man I’m the life of this party

Pre-Chorus
All the girls are gettin’ prettier
And everyone knows my name
There’s a few things I may regret tomorrow
Oh but right now, don’t feel any shame

(Chorus)

Bridge
Now this ain’t the first time it’s happened to me
And I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last
Got this pretty little blonde dancin’ up on me
And her boyfriend, wants to kick my ass

(Chorus)


Forever in Your Eyes
Verse
It was the 1st of May when I first met you on a late spring night
Jasmine filled the air

Your silhouette in a crowded room, as the moonlight came down
And danced upon your hair

Pre-Chorus

That’s when fate stepped in, and the best of my life began

Chorus

God sent me an angel
To answer my prayers
And I found my future
When I caught your stare

I knew my searchin’ was over
For the rest of my life
Cuz I saw forever in your eyes

Verse

Standin’ on this alter now, you’re walkin walkin’ down the aisle
Most beautiful sight a man can see

Smilin’ tryin to hide my tears, I take your hand in mine
As your dad gives you to me

Pre-Chorus

In a flowing dress of white, you’re gonna be my wife

(Chorus)

Bridge

I see babies, a new family
And your wrinkled hands in mine
Together for all time

(Chorus)


Take Me Back
Verse
Found a box of pictures
And letters on the shelf
Ain’t been opened in a while

There were smiles and there were kisses
Your perfume on the pages
Funny how they didn’t fade with time

Pre-Chorus
Pieces of my past, take me back

Chorus
Take me back to stayin’ out way too late
Drinkin’ on your porch
Stealin’ kisses and sippin’ wine

Take me back to a creek bank mid-july
Where we lost more than sleep
The best summer of my life

Take me back to those nights

Verse
Well the summer turned to autumn
Just like it always does
The winds of change began to blow

Left you on your doorstep cryin’
As I drove off to college
Both wishin’ I didn’t have to go

Pre-Chorus
Can't change the past but take me back

(Chorus)

(Instrumental)

(Chorus)




Thursday Night
Sittin’ on a barstool
On the south side of Broadway
Pourin’ out his heart, playin’ for your change
Strummin’ his guitar, in a town of broken dreams
On a Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee

A free meal with a jack and coke
A bar filled with drunks and smoke
Are the only things, he’s guaranteed
That’s why he smiles and winks at the pretty girls, he's workin’ hard for his money
On a Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee

Puttin’ on her make-up
She’s starin’ in the mirror
At a woman, where a little girl used to be
She ain’t gettin’ any younger now, she's on the wrong side of 30
On a Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee

All her friends are settled down now
In a house up on a hill
With a couple kids, startin’ a family
But she goes home to a pen and pad, it’s the life she chose to lead
On a Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee

And there’s a hundred more just like them
Tryin’ to make a name
Pickin’ chords and words to tell their story
At the Listening Room, the Bluebird, or 3rd and Lindsley
On a Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee

A cup of coffee on the table
And my Martin next to me
Tryin’ to write the song, I’m meant to sing
Just a boy from Indiana down here chasin’ my dream
On a Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee

Just a country boy with a guitar
Down here chasin’ my dream
On a Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee