Your Man

Your Man

Released january 24, 2006

The album covers a range of emotions--from romantic devotion to spiritual intimacy to ethereal silliness--while paying overt allegiance to many of the musical figures who inspired him. Two of his biggest influences, honky-tonker John Anderson and bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley, make guest appearances; a Don Williams hit, "Lord Have Mercy on a Country Boy," gets reworked; and the Coal Miner's Daughter is even referenced in the title of the inexplicably weird "Loretta Lynn's Lincoln." If that weren't enough, Turner pays tribute to Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, and even trucker-ballad specialist Red Sovine. In fact, the last notes Turner sings on the album are an unintentional tribute to a country-gospel master, as the singer recaptures the way on down line from the late J.D. Sumners performance on an Elvis Presley hit.

1. Would You Go With Me

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Lyrics

Would you go with me
If we rolled down streets of fire?
Would you hold onto me tighter
As the summer sun got higher?
If we rolled from town to town
And never shut it down

Would you go with me
If we were lost in fields of clover?
Would we walk even closer
Until the trip was over?
And would it be ok
If I didn't know the way?

If I gave you my hand
Would you take it and make me
The happiest man in the world?
If I told you my heart
Couldn't beat one more minute
Without you girl
Would you accompany me
To the edge of the sea?
Let me know
If you're really a dream
I love you so
So, would you go with me?

Would you go with me
If we rode the clouds together?
Could you not look down forever
If you were lighter than a feather
Oh, and if I set you free
Would you go with me?

If I gave you my hand
Would you take it and make me
The happiest man in the world?
If I told you my heart
Couldn't beat one more minute
Without you girl
Would you accompany me
To the edge of the sea?
Help me tie up the ends of a dream
I gotta know
Would you go with me?
I love you so
So, would you go with me?

2. Baby's Gone Home to Mama

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Lyrics

Rains comin' down
On the roof of my trailer house
With my luck
I'd probably step outside and drown
How long will it take
To get used to this doin' without?
Guess I'll just lay around in my pajamas
Baby's gone home to mama

Chorus:
Baby's gone home
She left me alone
But she said, "She'd phone me sometime."
Sad ol' song
Left me long gone outta my mind
Lord, we did our best
But we didn't have enough in common
Sittin' here lonesome
Baby's gone home to mama

Glance through the paper
Lookin' for somethin' to read
Even the funnies
Wasn't that funny to me
It's written in the stars
The future was plain to see
Might've known she'd leave
If I'd read Nostradomas
Baby's gone home to mama

Repeat Chorus

Y'all, I miss her a lot
But at least she took the little Chihuahua
Sittin' here lonesome
Baby's gone home to mama
Baby's long gone
Baby's gone home to mama

She's gone
Oh, sittin' here in my pajamas
My po' jammies
I'm just glad she took that stupid little dog
Looked more like a rat

3. No Rush

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Lyrics

Darlin', it seems like the whole world
Is just turnin' so fast
Everything is changing
And we're just tryin' to keep up

But we've got somethin' special here
Somethin' worth waiting for
Yeah, we're right on the edge of fallin'
Fallin' in love

Chorus 1:
No rush, no rush
Ain't this world turnin' baby
Fast enough
Let's slow it on down
To just the two of us
No rush

Walkin', talkin', dreamin' with you
Wonderin', tell me baby I've been wonderin'
Are you feelin' it too?

Chorus 2:
No rush, no rush
We're got forever baby
For catchin' up
Let's lay it on back
To the speed of love
No rush

Repeat Chorus 1

Repeat Chorus 2

Let's slow it on down to just the two of us
No rush

4. Your Man

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Lyrics

Chorus:
Baby, lock the door and turn the lights down low
Put some music on that's soft and slow
Baby, we ain't got no place to go
I hope you understand
I been thinkin' 'bout this all day long
Never felt a feelin' quite this strong
I can't believe how much it turns me on
Just to be your man

There's no hurry, don't you worry
We can take our time
Come a little closer, let's go over
What I had in mind

Repeat Chorus

Ain't nobody, ever loved nobody
The way that I love you
We're alone now, you don't know how
Long I've wanted to

Repeat Chorus

I can't believe how much it turns me on
Just to be your man

5. Loretta Lynn's Lincoln

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Lyrics

Like any other would-be country singin' sensation
I had no visible means of transportation
One Saturday mornin' I was searching the ads
When I found one that I wanted and I wanted it bad
(He found one that he wanted and he wanted it bad)

I called up the salesmen and he said, "Come on in
I got the Lincoln right here belonged to Loretta Lynn
The Coal Miner's Daughter used to drive it to town
It's yours for a song and five hundred down."
He said, "It's yours for a song and five hundred down."

I said, "Loretta Lynn's Lincoln?"
Yeah, Loretta Lynn's Lincoln
I had no idea what that dealer was thinkin'
But he toted the note on Loretta Lynn's Lincoln

Well, I throwed my ol' guitar
In that big back seat
I steered her on out on to Demonbreun Street
Them other cars pulled over like the Red Sea had parted
It was then I had a vision of Dolly Parton
(Right there he had a vision of Dolly Parton)

She said, "Ain't that Loretta Lynn's Lincoln?"
Yeah, it's Loretta Lynn's Lincoln
She said, "I thought I recognized
Them two headlights blinkin'
I do declare
That there's Loretta Lynn's Lincoln."

Dolly said, "Slide over J. Otis
Let me take you downtown
Miss Loretta's waitin' for us
At the Orchid Lounge
I couldn't believe my ears
I couldn't believe my eyes Why she was wavin' from the curb
As we rode by

Well, we turned that big rig around
Right on a dime
I ain't seen nothin' like that since Red Solvine
That's what Loretta was sayin' as she hopped in the back
Then she said, "Hey hoss, ain't this my old Cadillac?"
"No ma'am Miss Loretta
This ain't your Cadillac

It's Loretta Lynn's Lincoln
Yeah, Loretta Lynn's Lincoln
The radio was on
And we was all lip syncin'
Ridin' 'round Nashville
In Loretta Lynn's Lincoln

I heard a tappin' on the window
As I woke up
'Neath an old newspaper
In my pickup truck
The policeman said, "Boy,
You better hit the road jack
Get that bucket of bolts back across the tracks."
Officer, "This here's Loretta Lynn's Lincoln."
Then he said, "Son, that ain't Loretta Lynn's Lincoln."
Yeah, I was wakin' up
And my dreams were sinkin'
Like them old springs on Loretta Lynn's Lincoln
Yeah, Loretta Lynn's Lincoln
(Loretta, Loretta)
Oh, Loretta Lynn's Lincoln
(That ain't Loretta Lynn's Lincoln)
If you ever get to wonderin' what I was a dreamin'
I was dreamin' I was ridin' in Loretta Lynn's Lincoln

6. White Noise (feat. John Anderson)

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Lyrics

Grand Ole Opry music show playin' on my radio
Fiddle and steel guitar in some little redneck bar
Parkin' lot full of four-wheel drives, you won't hear no hip-hop jive
Cowgirls lookin' for cowboys two step to that ol' white noise

Chorus:
I'm talkin' 'bout white noise
Comin' from the white boys
I can't keep my cowboy boots from stompin'
To that white noise
Comin' from the white boys
Country girls and country boys
Showin' off hillbilly toys

Repeat Chorus

Tractor pulls and rodeos
County fairs and bluegrass shows
It ain't a thing 'bout black and white
It's Johnny Cash and Charley Pride

That's what I call white noise
Comin' from the real McCoys
I can't keep my cowboy boots from stompin'
To that white noise
Comin' from the real McCoys
Take me where those honkies are a tonkin'
Take me where those honkies are a tonkin'
Take me where those honkies are a tonkin'

7. Angels Fall Sometimes

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Lyrics

My chances weren't good
She was way out of my reach
How could she ever
Fall for some ol' boy like me?

But here she lies asleep tonight
In these arms of mine
And that foes to show
Angels fall sometimes

She's been here long enough to see
That I'm no saint by now
Every mornin' I wake up surprised
To find her still around

The love that she gives to me
Could be no truer sign
Every now and then
Angels fall sometimes

She brings pieces of heaven
Everyday into my life
She's been my inspiration
With her by my side
I'm not afraid to dream high

The love that she gives to me
Could be no truer sign
Every now and then
Angels fall sometimes
Yeah, I thank the Lord
Angels fall sometimes

8. Lord Have Mercy On a Country Boy

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Lyrics

Well, I grew up wild and free
Walkin' these fields in my bare feet
There wasn't no place I couldn't go
With a .22 rifle and a fishin' pole

Chorus:
Well, I live in the city
But don't fit in
You know it's a pity
The shape I'm in
Well, I got no home
And I got no choice
Oh Lord, have mercy
On a country boy

When I was young, I remember well
I'd hunt the wild turkey and the bobwhite quail
The river was clear and deep back then
Had fishin' lines tied to the willow limb

Repeat Chorus

Well, they dammed the river
They dammed the stream
They cut down the cypress
And the sweet gum trees
There's a laundromat
And a barbershop
And now the whole meadow
Is a parkin' lot

Repeat Chorus

Oh Lord, have mercy
On a country boy

9. Me and God

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Lyrics

There ain't nothin' that can't be done
By me and God
Ain't nobody gonna come between
Me and God
One day we'll live together
Where the angels trod

Early in the mornin' talkin' it over
Me and God
Late at night talkin' it over
Me and God
You could say we're like
Two peas in a pod
Me and God

Chorus:
He's my Father
He's my Friend
The beginning and the end
He rules the world
With the staff and the rod
We're a team
Me and God

I am weak and He is strong
Me and God
He forgives me when I'm wrong
Me and God
He's the one I lean on
When life gets hard
Me and God

Repeat Chorus

He rules the world
With the staff and the rod
We're a team
Me and God
We're a team
Me and God

10. Gravity

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Lyrics

I got my share of scars
On those old monkey bars
Every time I hit the ground
On that long dirt road
My bike lost control
Once again I was fallin' down

Every time I try to fly
There's a force I can't deny
Gravity

Grew to be six foot one
Depended on no one
Yeah, I was my own man
Invincible and strong
Until you came along
And touched me with your gentle hand

When I look in your eyes
There's a force I can't deny
Gravity

Chorus:
Well, I never really liked it much
Always left me all scraped up
Never really saw it as a good thing
It changes tides out on the sea
Pulls your body close to me
First time I ain't been afraid to fall
Don't guess it's so bad after all
Gravity

Repeat Chorus

Gravity
Gravity

11. Way Down South

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Lyrics

I grew up workin' on a farm
Way down south
I went to school against my will
Way down south
I kissed girls and I shot squirrels
Out behind my house
I learned a lot about this world
Way down south

I went to church and sang a lot of hymns
Way down south
I learned to work on my pickup truck
Way down south
I played my guitar under the stars
Out behind our house
You will always find my heart
Way down south

Chorus:
Clothes on the clothesline
Hangin' in the sunshine
A garden growin'
Country music on the radio
Talk about a good ol' sound
People drivin' past
When I'm cuttin' grass
Wavin' at every single one
That's the way it's done
When you come from
Way down south
Way down south

Swimmin' in the creek with all my friends
Way down south
Prayin' them days would never end
Way down south
Give me a worm and a fishin' pole
I'll pull the fish on out
Those memories will never get old
Way down south

Repeat Chorus

That's the way it's done
When you come from
Way down south
Way down south
Way down south
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Yeah, way on down