WADE BOWEN (SELF-TITLED)

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WADE BOWEN (SELF-TITLED)

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AVAILABLE OCTOBER 28, 2014

TRACK LIST

1. When I Woke up Today
2. Sun Shines on a Dreamer
3. My California
4. Watch Her Drive
5. Hungover
6. West Texas Rain
7. When It’s Reckless
8. Long Enough to Be a Memory
9. Sweet Leona
10. Welcome Mat
11. Honky Tonk Road
12. I’m Gonna Go

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LYRICS

1. WHEN I WOKE UP TODAY

Well this morning found me wandering through my mind
Another hangover hiding from the sunshine
I put some sunglasses on to stare out the window
Yeah I’m just looking for a way to tell the world hello

Dealing with the pain of trying to make a dream fly
Taking the good and the bad with a big smile
Uncertain roads and the thrill of the chase
Man I sure feel like I’ve seen grace when I woke up today

I saw a girl at a bus stop crying on her telephone
And a funeral procession heading down cemetery row
Well there’s a bride and a groom outside the Church of Christ
Yeah it’s a cut of the cards, it’s a roll of the dice

When you’re dealing with the pain of trying to make a dream fly
Taking the good and the bad with a big smile
Uncertain roads and the thrill of the chase
Man I sure feel like I’ve seen grace when I woke up today

And everyday brings another chance for you to take
And everyday brings another choice for you to make

When you wake up with the pain of trying to make a dream fly
Taking the good and the bad with a big smile
Uncertain roads and the thrill of the chase
But I’d have to say I’m in a pretty good place

When you’re dealing with the pain of trying to make a dream fly
Taking the good and the bad with a big smile
Uncertain roads and the thrill of the chase
Man I sure feel like I’ve seen grace when I woke up today

 

2. SUN SHINES ON A DREAMER

She blew in from out of town
Georgia tags and a rag top down
Turning heads in the neighborhood
Half downhome, Half Hollywood… looking good
She had two months rent in rolled up cash
A blue tick hound that she called Nash
Sent a postcard home with an ocean view
Just got here Momma I miss you

When she prays every night
And when she wakes every morning

The sun shines on a dreamer
Shines a light on you when you listen to your heart
The sun shines on a dreamer
Shines a light on you through the dim, through the dark

Ooooooh

She met Joe at the Grocery
Late one night in aisle three
Standing next to the refried beans
Shining through his old blue jeans

Well hello is all it took
And they rambled on down the road

The sun shines on a dreamer
Shines a light on you when you listen to your heart
The sun shines on a dreamer
Shines a light on you through the dim, through the dark

They climbed onto the carousel
Now they’re sitting up there on top of the world
Arms wide open to the sky
Yeah you gotta dream if you wanna fly
Yeah you gotta dream if you wanna fly

The sun shines on a dreamer
Shines a light on you when you listen to your heart
The sun shines on a dreamer
Shines a light on you through the dim, through the dark

Oooooooh

3. MY CALIFORNIA

There’s something about the way you move that moves me… Mmm
Like you never had a fence around your heart
I can’t explain what your kiss does to me, but I lose me
Like a LA sky full of unseen stars

You are untame
You are free

You are my California wild, wild west and a gold rush dream
Walking around with a spotlight on your beautiful Hollywood silver screen
Don’t ya… know I want ya
My California

That shoreline has a certain kind of beauty…Mmm
Once you’ve seen it, you don’t see things the same
You linger like red wine made in the valley
Ya you leave me… longing for just one more sweet taste

You are timeless
You get me high

You are my California wild, wild west and a gold rush dream
Walking around with a spotlight on your beautiful Hollywood silver screen
Don’t ya… know I want ya
My California

You are untame
You are free

You are my California wild, wild west and a gold rush dream
Walking around with a spotlight on your beautiful Hollywood silver screen
Don’t ya… know I want ya
Ya don’t ya… know I want ya
My California

Oh my California
Oh my California
My California
Mmm

 

4. WATCH HER DRIVE

She said she was leaving
And it wouldn’t take her long
To get to where she’s goin
Wouldn’t change her mind
But didn’t mind if I wanted to tag along

And even though I’d only known her for a minute
Her name was all I needed… Mmhmm
Cause she’s the kind of girl you don’t turn down
You just get into the car and watch her drive
Ya watch her drive

She hardly had a hand on the wheel
For changing the stations on that old radio
Dress fell off her shoulder
Just enough to see her dragonfly tattoo

Gas station, left her purse in the car
But somehow she still walked out with cigarettes
Probably charmed them off that counter clerk
Just another man who would love to watch her drive
Ya watch her drive

Well I know come tomorrow
That she won’t be around
So maybe “Are we meant to be?”
Is no more than right, no more than right now

She cut the headlights off
Climbed up onto the hood
And we watched the trains roll by
And through a laugh she asked
Which one of those stars above do you believe is heaven?

I said I’m not quite sure
But I kinda feel with you girl I’m already there
She leaned in close, closed her eyes
And ya… I just watched her drive
I watched her drive

Well I know come tomorrow
That she won’t be around
So maybe “Are we meant to be?”
Is no more than right, no more than right now

Ya I know come tomorrow
That she won’t be around
So maybe “Are we meant to be?”
Is no more than right, no more than right now

She didn’t have much to say
Just drop me off
Back where it all began
And I just stood there as she disappeared
Ya something tells me
That I’ll always watch her drive
Always watch her drive

Ya watch her drive
Ya watch her drive
Ya watch her drive
Ya watch her drive
Ooh ya
Ya watch her drive
Ya watch her drive
Well watch her drive

 

5. HUNGOVER

Hungover, I aint even had a drop to drink
Now I’m just kicking myself and wishin like hell
I could take back everything

Hungover, there ain’t a bottle or can in sight
Thinking the only thing left
Is I must’ve been getting drunk on my own damn pride
Hungover

Lookin in the mirror, two bloodshot eyes
Quiet as a noise like a lightning strike
Wondering where you are
What happened last night
Cause i dont remember at all

I’m looking for longneck, regret explanation
Jim and Jack fallback reason that

I’m hungover, I aint even had a drop to drink
Now I’m just kicking myself and wishin like hell
I could take back everything

Hungover, there ain’t a bottle or can in sight
Thinking the only thing left
Is I must’ve been getting drunk on my own damn pride
Hungover

Well I wonder when the sun came through
Did it feel like you had a few too many last night
Did it feel like a hammer on your head
Waking up next to an uncold bottle of wine

I’m looking for longneck, regret explanation
Jim and Jack fallback reason that
I’m hungover

Ooh hungover, I aint even had a drop to drink
Now I’m just kicking myself and wishin like hell
I could take back everything

Hungover, there ain’t a bottle or can in sight
Thinking the only thing left
Is I must’ve been getting drunk on my own damn pride
Drunk on my own damn pride
Hungover
Hungover
Hungover

There ain’t a bottle or can in sight
I ain’t even had a drop to drink

 

6. WEST TEXAS RAIN

I have been restless
I have been reckless
I’ve been a strain on my mom’s heart

I’ve been a drunk
I’ve been a dreamer
Pulling the strings on this old guitar

I’ve found a few answers
I’ve still got questions
Kept it together and fallen apart

I got secrets and stories
Old shoebox memories
And choices that I’d like to change

Teardrops and laughter
And me chasing after
Years that go as quick as they came

Like a west Texas rain
Like a west Texas rain

Well I’ve been a lover
I’ve been a father
I’ve been a brother
And I’ve been a son

Well I’ve been a preacher
I’ve been a sinner
If you can name it,
I’ve probably been one

I’m strong for the struggle
Constantly reaching,
Reaching for something that I’ve never down

And I got secrets and stories
Old shoebox memories
Choices that I’d like to change

I got teardrops and laughter
And me chasing after
Years that go as quick as they came

Like a west Texas rain
Like a west Texas rain

So close your eyes and hold on
We’re here and we’re gone
It goes as quick as it came
Just like a west Texas rain
Just like a west Texas rain
Just like a west Texas rain
Just like a west Texas rain

 

7. WHEN IT’S RECKLESS

Like a rock through a stain glass window pane
Baby I’m a candle, you’re a hurricane
Now I can’t wait to be blown away
And I get the feeling that you feel the same

Most people dream about a love that’s safe and sweet and endless
The kind that find forever in the magic of a first kiss
But I like love a little rough around the edges
I like it when it’s reckless
Yeah I like it when it’s reckless

Like a car with no brakes running straight down hill
Baby that’s the way that you make me feel
Scare the hell out of most, but I love the thrill
So hop in honey, won’t you come and take the wheel
Take the wheel

Most people dream about a love that’s safe and sweet and endless
The kind that find forever in the magic of a first kiss
But I like love a little rough around the edges
I like it when it’s reckless

Ooooh I love it when you shake me
Love it when you break me
Girl I got to have you now
Set me on fire
Build me up and burn me down

Most people dream about a love that’s safe and sweet and endless
The kind that find forever in the magic of a first kiss
But I like love a little rough around the edges
Yeah I like love a little rough around the edges
I like it when it’s reckless
I like it when it’s reckless
I like it when it’s reckless
I like it when it’s reckless

 

8. LONG ENOUGH TO BE A MEMORY

There’s the road
Where I learned to dream
And fell in love with something deep in me
That said this town just wasn’t big enough

Donut Shop
Where the old folks they still to go to talk
Well I wonder if I left a mark
And if they’d recognize me

Well I’m just a stranger in a strange town
Where the stars are the same and sun beats down
It was kind enough to give me all I need
I just hope I stay, long enough to be a memory

I started out
A thousand miles away from my childhood
Got a job and it payed pretty good
Fell in love with being free

Learned to live
On red wine and a broken heart
When that first love of mine fell apart
That’s when I found myself in need

Well I was a stranger in a strange town
Where the stars were the same and sun beats down
It was kind enough to give me all I need
And I just hope I stay, long enough to be a memory

Well halfway through three weeks out on the road
Where gypsy heart has a mind of its own
Just counting down the days ‘til it brings me back home
But tonight… Yeah tonight

Tonight I’m just a stranger in a strange town
Where the stars are the same and sun beats down
You were kind enough to give me all I need
I just hope I stay, long enough to be a memory
Long enough to be a memory
Long enough to be a memory
9. Sweet Leona

Just another crowded cafe morning
She sits by the window all alone
God, there’s just something about that woman
Pretty as anything I’ve ever know

Sweet Leona
You are fine wine
You are sunshine
You are rain
Sweet Leona
Can’t find a word to say
Oh every time your sweet eyes look my way

Don’t know how a girl like her gets lonely
She captures every man with her charm
She can take me as a willing prisoner
If the penalty was wrapped up in her arms

Sweet Leona
You are fine wine
You are sunshine
You are rain
Sweet Leona
Can’t find a word to say
Oh every time your sweet eyes look my way

Someday I might get the nerve to ask her
Yeah and someday Leona might say yes
But today I smiled when I walked past her
Oh and she smiled back at me and took my breath
Ooooh Leona

Sweet Leona
Can’t find a word to say
Oh every time your sweet eyes look my way
Oh every time your sweet eyes look my way
Yeah every time your sweet eyes look my way

 

10. WELCOME MAT

This old house ain’t what it was before
Boarded up windows and an old screen door
Grass has grown up and the roofs falling down
Nobody’s coming around

I laid my life down just to have your love
You just wiped your feet and left me the dust
You never even noticed when you turned to leave
You were walking all over me

Like a welcome mat sitting on the front porch, lady
I’m just waiting around, it’s driving me crazy
Stomped on, dirty, feeling lonely and laid out flat
Like a welcome mat

The paints peeling off that front porch swing
There’s a busted out light and chimes that still ring
A dead potted plant and an old rocking chair
Just a place where you once cared

I laid my life down just to have your love
You just wiped your feet and left me the dust
You never even noticed when you turned to leave
That you were walking all over me

Like a welcome mat sitting on the front porch lady
I’m just waiting around, it’s driving me crazy
Stomped on, dirty, feeling lonely and laid out flat
Like a welcome mat

Seasons changing
Rain will fall
But I’ll still wait ‘til you come home

Like a welcome mat sitting on the front porch lady
I’m just waiting around, it’s driving me crazy
Stomped on, dirty, feeling lonely and laid out flat

Like a welcome mat sitting on the front porch lady
I’m just waiting around, it’s driving me crazy
Stomped on, dirty, feeling lonely and laid out flat
Oooh like a welcome mat
Oooh like a welcome mat
Ooooh yeah
Oooh like a welcome mat

 

11. HONKY TONK ROAD

Miles and miles in this old van
Things don’t always go the way we plan
We always do the best we can
Out here on this honkey tonk road

With our boots and our drums and our guitars
We were born right here in this hill country bars
We ain’t afraid to go too far
Out here on this Honkey Tonk road

Ohhhhh Out here on this honkey tonk road
Where the lights are hot but the beer is cold
Out here on this honkey tonk road

We eat pretty well but we don’t sleep much
We gotta tear down we gotta set up
When we get time we go looking for love
Out here on this honkey tonk road

We get paid in cash, we work for the door
Sometime we wonder what we’re out here for
But it’s all worth it when they scream for more
We get down on this honkey tonk road

Ohhhhh Out here on this honkey tonk road
Where the lights are hot but the beer is cold
Out here on this honkey tonk road

Well we spend a lot of time in cheap hotels
Waking up feeling rough as hell
I called my momma just to sender her my love
All she wants to know is when I’m giving this up

Looking for ways to pass the time
Trying to keep it between the lines
Trying to keep this dream from dying
Out here on this honkey tonk road

Ohhhhh Out here on this honkey tonk road
Where the lights are hot but the beer is cold
Out here on this honkey tonk road

Ohhhhh Out here on this honkey tonk road
Where the lights are hot but the beer is cold
Out here on this honkey tonk road

God help me I love it out here so much
Out here on this honkey tonk road

 

12. I’M GONNA GO

I’m the man who makes mistakes
I’ve held my heart and failed to break
Giving everything got nothing to show

But I’m the man who still believes
In things I can and cannot see
Who’s not afraid of unfamiliar roads

So I’m gonna go
I’m gonna go
Down that deserted highway
I’m gonna go

I feel the pain with every curve
Maybe I’m getting what I deserve
The guarantee was lost along the way

But I’m a man who’s bleeding hope
Quit giving up long ago
To me there’s always gonna be some day

So I’m gonna go
I’m gonna go
Ain’t no time to stop believing
I’m gonna go
As long as I’m still breathing I’m gonna go
No lights ahead, I’m slowing down
Uncertainty is all around

So I’m gonna go
I’m gonna go
Ain’t no time to stop believing
I’m gonna go
As long as I’m still breathing I’m gonna go

Yeah I’m gonna go
I’m gonna go
Ain’t no time to stop believing
I’m gonna go
Just as long as I’m still breathing
I’m gonna go