Jenny Tolman – Song Lyrics

 

~ All music and lyrics by Jenny Tolman ~

Ain’t Got A Prayer

I thought I could fix him
He swore he would change
I’ve never been more wrong in my life
‘Cause I fell in love with the devil himself
Ain’t no holy water can baptize

A red, burning love that was blackened with sin
When he begged me and pleaded me to forgive
He swore that he would never let me fall
In the end it was him who was pushing me off
Now, he ain’t got a prayer anymore

His love wasn’t patient
His love wasn’t kind
But somehow it made me feel alive
Mysteries don’t wanna be solved
But they pull you right in like a moth to a light

No amount of Hail Mary’s can set him free
‘Cause them angels all know what he did to me
Scenes in my mind drawn in permanent ink
And he tattooed those bruises straight into my skin
Now, he ain’t got a prayer anymore
No, he ain’t got a prayer anymore

Instrumental Break
No amount of Hail Mary’s can set him free
‘Cause them angels all know what he did to me
Scenes in my mind drawn in permanent ink
And he tattooed those bruises straight into my skin
Now, he ain’t got a prayer anymore
No, he ain’t got a prayer

I thought I could fix him
He swore he would change
I’ve never been more wrong in my life

Let It Go On

I’m sitting in this parking lot
Waiting for the rain to stop
Babe, come pick me up
You know the spot
Where we can feel alive again
Get stick-tights in out hair, and then
Fade into the night
And just pretend

That the rest of the world don’t know where we are hiding
You ain’t gotta go until the sun starts shining
I’ve been waiting on you for so long
If it’s a dream, let it go on

There’s something ‘bout those cigarettes
That makes me wanna feel your breath
Dancing on the skin across my neck
My heart’s reacting to your touch
The words you whisper, they are such
That the man in the moon, I swear he blushed

But, the rest of the world don’t know where we are hiding
You ain’t gotta go until the sun starts shining
I’ve been waiting on you for so long
If it’s a dream, let it go on

We are gypsies for the night
No one to tell us wrong from right
Let the wind and the starlight be our guide
Your kisses tickle on my chin
I don’t mind if it don’t end
Oh, please, God, don’t let it end

‘Cause the rest of the world don’t know where we are hiding
You ain’t gotta go until the sun starts shining
I’ve been waiting on you for so long
If it’s a dream, let it go on

Crumbs In My Bed

Quit tryin’a get me to give in
I’m one argument you’ll never win
I can’t be conned by poisoned words
That’s one voice I wish I’d never heard

Rose colored glasses broke long ago
You can’t see color six feet below
The time has come for goodbye now
So go on friend and take your bow

I ain’t gonna chance what you’ve got planned
‘Cause your bag of tricks don’t have no treat
I ain’t got the time to hear the punch line
You fooled me twice, now shame on me
You’re like gum under my heels, tryna drive on flat wheels
A shooting pain through my head, and crumbs in my bed

Cross your heart and hope that I don’t see the needles in your eyes
If you bark at me, what you bite off, is a whole lot more than you can chew on

I ain’t gonna chance what you’ve got planned
‘Cause your bag of tricks don’t have no treat
I ain’t got the time to hear the punch line
You fooled me twice, now shame on me
You’re like rain on a parade, six hour flight delays
A yellow light that turned too fast to red, and crumbs in my bed

I ain’t gonna chance what you’ve got planned
‘Cause your bag of tricks don’t have no treat
I ain’t got the time to hear the punch line
You fooled me twice, now shame on me
You’re like gum under my heels, tryna drive on flat wheels
A shooting pain through my head, and crumbs in my bed

Damn Cigarettes

Breathe it in,
Blow it out,
Calms you down,
For a while,
Leaves a sweet love,
On your breath,
Damn Cigarettes

I can sit here,
All night long,
Pretending with you,
That this ain’t wrong,
So for tonight,
You’ll pass my test,
Damn Cigarettes

I don’t know if love’s what I’m after,
And if this is love,
I’m not sure,
But I’m actin’ a fool,
Just to impress,
You and your damn cigarettes

Light me up,
Burn me down,
Still we both,
Come around,
That’s addiction,
At it’s best,
Damn Cigarettes

I don’t know if love’s what I’m after,
And if this is love,
I’m not sure,
But I’m actin’ a fool,
Just to impress,
You and your damn cigarettes

I’m bound to get burned,
Wonderin’ if it’s you,
Or the secondhand,
That’ll do me in first

I don’t know if love’s what I’m after,
And if this is love,
I’m not sure,
But I’m actin’ a fool,
Just to impress,
You and your damn cigarettes
You and your damn cigarettes

Don’t Ask Me Why (Opry Song)

I let you slip away from me
Like a sinner forgets to believe
I’ve been trying my best, not to cry
I’m sorry, I just couldn’t do it
Don’t ask me why

I let you float away from me
Like a dandelion flies with the breeze
I know that to you I swore, “Not this time”
I’m sorry, I just couldn’t do it
Don’t ask me why

Why I could never be the loser
But the best is always last
Why I’m giving you your future
But I can’t give back your past

I let you run away from me
Like the motor ran that old, blue Chevy
That we always said we’d drive from town to town in
Until the day we die
I’m sorry, I just couldn’t do it
Don’t ask me why

I let you slip away from me
Like a sinner forgets to believe

Spend A Little Time

You came walking in strong, shining bright like a spotlight
I’m standing here like a deer in the headlights
Oh, boy, what I wouldn’t do
To get you standing over here by my side
I didn’t have any plans for tonight
But, I’m hoping it ends with you

Hey, boy
Yeah, I’m talking to you, boy
Why don’t you come over here
I’ll give you something to do
Who knows where this will go
Oh, no, this ain’t my first rodeo
And if you’re feeling kinda blue
They say time heals everything as far as the eye can see
So, why don’t you just spend a little time with me

My girls dressed me up right for a cowboy like you
Now it’s your time, yeah, honey, it’s your cue
I’m hoping that you will say
“Hey, sweet thing, lemme get you outside,
Hop in this truck, I’ll take ya for a ride”
All you gotta do is walk this way

Hey, boy
Yeah, I’m talking to you, boy
Why don’t you come over here
I’ll give you something to do
Who knows where this will go
Oh, no, this ain’t my first rodeo
And if you’re feeling kinda blue
They say time heals everything as far as the eye can see
So, why don’t you just spend a little time with me

Well, I ain’t never been the type that would come on this strong
So, come over here, boy, don’t string me along
I’ve seen you looking over here all night long
And now it’s your time, 4,3,2,1
If you think I’m fixing to come over to you
So sorry, sweetie, but I thought that you knew
That it don’t work like that
Now, ladies let me hear ya say, “heard that!”

Hey, boy
Yeah, I’m talking to you, boy
Why don’t you come over here
I’ll give you something to do
Who knows where this will go
Oh, no, this ain’t my first rodeo
And if you’re feeling kinda blue
They say time heals everything as far as the eye can see
So, why don’t you just spend a little time with me