Davin James | Singer / Songwriter | Davin James Music

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Magnolia

Magnolia CD by Davin James

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  • Label: Bullnettle Records
  • Release: 01 Apr, 2001
  • Catalog No: BNR003
  • I Thought, She'd Think

    • Lyrics

      Davin James
      (Davin James Music/BMI)

      When she left me there was no consideration
      She just up and high tailed it gone
      It was as if she didn't even think about it
      And if she did she ain't thought about it long

      But I thought she'd think
      Before she'd go and do me that way
      I thought she'd think before she'd go and break my heart
      That's what I get for thinking
      But baby I thought you loved me

      Someday she'll say I didn't have it so bad
      Back then
      She'll find that I'm a hard one to replace
      Meanwhile I'll have moved on to some greener pastures
      Then she'll know that she made a bad mistake

  • Magnolia

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI
      Hank Riddle, ASCAP
      Chorus
      Oh Magnolia I got to hold ya

      Put your sweet perfume on me

      Oh my blossom got to have me some

      Sweeter than mimosa

      My sweet Magnolia
      I was dancing on the tables 

      Down in New Orleans

      When Maggie came strolling by

      I caught her attention
      I think it was love
At first sight

      Her skin is as soft as delta cotton

      And her eyes are confederate gray
      
I have never seen anything as lovely 
To this day
      Chorus
      Miss Scarlet O'Hara said in Gone With The Wind
      "tomorrow is another day"

      The two of you could pass for sisters

      Sounds like something you would say
      
You're as southern as a cool mint julep

      strong as sassafras tea

      Magnolia when I hold you

      That's as good as it could ever be

      Chorus

  • Heaven On Earth

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      My daddy's side is from Arkansas

      With that southern draw

      beats all you ever saw

      Momma's half is from Louisiana

      A delta queen

      Beats all you ever seen

      When he met Sadie Hawkins

      He knew right away
      
A match was made in heaven on earth that day

      It wasn't long til they moved to Texas

      Cause they both believed in chasing a dream

      And Daddy said that the good Lord had blessed them

      And gave them a home

      You can't do it alone

      They had me and my brother

      And I'm here to say

      A match was made in heaven on earth that day

      Chorus:
      Heaven on earth is a lot of things

      It's hanging around the front porch swing

      It's blowing through these Texas pines

      It's taking a look at your blood line

      Then one day I met your momma

      The prettiest thing I'd ever seen

      We fell in love and we had a baby

      It's hard to believe you're right here with me

      You made us both so happy

      And I'm still so amazed

      A match was made in heaven on earth that day

      Heaven on earth is a lot of things

      It's hanging around the front porch swing
      
It's blowing through these Texas pines

      It's taking a look at your blood line

      It's bouncing a baby on your knee

      And teaching him all he needs to see

      Well someday son you'll understand

      That heaven on earth is in your hands

      My daddy's side is from Arkansas

      With that southern draw

      Beats all you ever saw

  • Ten Foot Pole

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Well you can't get too much of a good thing

      You're about the finest thing I ever have seen

      makes me feel like I am a teenage boy

      And I want to be with you til the day I die

      I can say that and look you right in the eye

      Something that I can't explain

      It's just in my soul

      If it feels good do it
      If it don't, don't go near it with a ten foot pole

      Chorus:
      Baby I can tell you
      I never felt anything quite 
like this
      You are something 
Baby
      You got something that I can't resist

      I want to marry you and give you a ring

      Put in on your finger for the world to see

      I ain't talking about a little crackerjack toy

      No I want to give you something you can be proud of

      Just a little token of my sweet love

      Baby something that will pick you up when you’re feeling low
      and I’m on that road

      If it feels good do it
      If it don't, don't go near it with a ten foot pole

      Chorus

  • The One That Got Away

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      If you'd have seen her, she'd have blown your mind
      When I did I couldn't believe my eyes

      Wrong time but the right place

      I'm still talking about the one that got away

      You've seen her pictures in the magazines

      And you've caught her in your dreams

      It's not the catch, it's the thrill of the chase

      And I'm still talking about the one that got away

      I'm still going on

      About the way she broke it off

      And the tale keeps getting taller all the time
      I sing the same old song

      About my tragic loss

      Did I mention that she really crossed the line

      I have no bragging rights

      Oh I gave her too much play
      I'm still talking about the one that got away

      Yeah I'm still talking about the one that got away

      Oh I’m still talking about the one that got away

  • N'awlins Night

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Delta moon in the sky

      You just wet my appetite

      Oh I long for the day

      To see another Nawlins night

      Dixie song on my mind

      Keeps me smiling most the time

      Oh I long for the day

      To hear another Nawlins night

      Nawlins Louisiana here I come

      Chorus:
      When the saints come marching in

      It gets by blood to pumpin

      And ain't it a sin

      Been so long I can't remember when

      Southern Belle bat those eyes

      Drives me right out of my mind

      Oh I long for the day

      To hold another Nawlins night

      Hey Nawlins Louisiana here I come

      Chorus

  • Mardi Gras Mamma

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      I got a gal Lord she works down in New Orleans

      Way back in the quarter
South of Bourbon Street

      She's a magnolia blossom

      She's one of a kind

      Mardi Gras Mamma got them waiting in line

      They keep coming young and old

      The devil's in her soul

      When she's dancing
Way down in new Orleans

      Now she's a show stopper

      When she takes the stage

      She works them in to a frenzy

      Leaves them in a rage

      She does the shimmy

      And she does the shake

      She'll do anything it takes

      She gets your money every time

      Right down to your last dime

      When she'd dancing
Way down in New Orleans

      Now some folks gamble

      Some goes to church

      Others just drink wine

      But I puts my money where my mouth is
boys
      and she crawls to me every time

      When she's dancing
Way down in New Orleans

      I got a gal Lord she works down in New Orleans
      Way back in the quarter south of Bourbon Street

  • Real Good Night

    • Lyrics

      Davin James
      Scott Walker, Reklaw Music/BMI

      Well it's a good night for singing

      Guitars ringing in the moonlight

      A good night for love

      Blame it on them stars above

      For shining so bright
      A good night for doing what we normally don't dare

      A good night for you and me to act like we don't care

      If it's wrong or if it's right

      It's a real good night
      Well it's a good night for dancing

      Midnight romancing on the dance floor

      Good night for telling all them stories

      We've all heard so many times before

      A good night for doing what we normally don't dare

      A good night for you and me to act like we don't care
      If it's wrong or if it's right

      It's a real good night
      Chorus:
      It's a real good night and I feel just right

      I ain't never been to heaven but I think I might

      When you hold me tight baby

      Oh Lord it's a real good night
      Well it's a good night for dreamin'

      We got that big moon beamin' through the window

      Come lay beside me baby we'll just listen to the wind blow
      My love for you is stronger than I’ve ever felt before

      Does the full moon make you crazy or is that just old folk lore
      Either way it's alright

      It's a real good night
      Chorus
      And when you hold my hand
      I think I understand

      Together we can take it to the promised land

      You better hold on tight

      It's a real good night

  • Washed In The Blood

    • Lyrics

      Hank Riddle, Smokey Lane Music/ASCAP
      I remember dinner on the ground Sunday

      Still aglow when the rooster
crowed on Monday

      Water baptism 
public show of faith

      If the doors opened at nine

      I was there by eight
      If ever anyone is washed in the blood of the lamb
      oh oh I am
      Sunday school picnic

      Hide and go seek

      Got my first kiss
Under a china berry tree

      Knew how Adam felt
In the Garden of Eden

      That sweet apple

      Was as good as eaten
      If ever anyone is washed in the blood of the lamb
      oh oh I am
      Are your garments spotless

      Are they white as snow

      If you die tonight

      Do you know where you will go
      If ever anyone is washed in the blood of the lamb
      oh oh I am
      The old church house

      Don't look like it did before

      And they don't have dinner

      On the grounds anymore

      They built a dining hall 

      With carpet on the floor

      Last time I stopped by

      They had a lock on the door
      If ever anyone is washed in the blood of the lamb
      oh oh I am
      Are your garments spotless

      Are they white as snow

      If you die tonight

      Do you know where you will go
      If ever anyone is washed in the blood of the lamb
      oh oh I am

  • Dream Girl

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI
      It's hard to believe
      Darlin after all this time

      You are the lady that still gives me butterflies

      I'll bet this feeling forever will remain

      Through the bad times and the good

      If you don't know you should
      You're my best friend in the world
      
You're my life-long dream girl

      Well there's so many things to say

      But I'll sum it up this way

      I love you
      It ain't all been down hill 

      Lord knows we had to climb

      Held on to each other without losing both our minds

      Good things don't come easy

      They're the hardest to obtain

      It's a long hard road to hold
      And if you don't already know...
      You're my best friend in the world
      
You're my life-long dream girl

      Well there's so many things to say

      But I'll sum it up this way

      I love you
      Indeed I do

  • Rolling Dice

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI
      Mark Fishback
      Well I come around the corner he was standing there

      Had his head down had his thumb in the air

      I told myself I'm gonna change his luck

      So I pulled it on over and he got in the truck
      Thirty miles later he broke the ice

      He said I lost every thing by throwing dice

      I can't seem to leave 'em alone

      He reached in his jacket and pulled out bones
      We started out slow, five dollars a role

      Next thing I know, I was in the hole

      I lost my hide, and I lost my keys

      He said thanks for the ride

      Then he put me on the street
      It was almost morning and I heard him downshift

      Looks like you could use a lift

      I said thank you man I been walking all night

      And from his rear view mirror hung fuzzy dice
      We started out slow, five dollars a role

      Next thing I know he was in the hole

      He lost his hide and he lost his keys

      I said thanks for the ride and then I put him on the street
      You know rolling dice is a lot like life

      You never know what you're gonna role

      It's a sin but when you win
      You know it feels so good

      You got to do it again