Davin James | Singer / Songwriter | Davin James Music

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Making My Mark

Making My Mark CD by Davin James

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  • Label: Bullnettle Records
  • Release: 19 Feb, 1995
  • Catalog No: BNR001

  • Guadalupe Days

    • Lyrics

      Davin James / Scott Walker
      Nunn Publishing/BMI

      Well there’s something about a river rolling by
      It makes you want to jump off in it

      And let it take you for a ride
 

      I can’t think of nothing better
      To beat the weather

      On a chili pepper Texas day

      And I wish I was there

      Floatin’ right now

      I’d have a big smile on my face 


      Oh Guadalupe Days and a big star Texas Night

      Oh Guadalupe Days and a big star Texas Night
 


      When the sun goes down and the stars come out

      They dance dance dance

      And the guitars ring

      And the people sing

      It’s a hill country romance

      There’s magic in the moonlight 

      Music in the air

      There’s a firelight burning in her eyes

      And I wish that I was there
 


      Oh Guadalupe Days and a big star Texas Night

      Oh Guadalupe Days and a big star Texas Night
 


      Well it’s a combination of the beauty of that beast

      And the temperature of that rollin’ high hill country creek

      It will take your breath away

      It will take your breath away

      In a Guadalupe Days and a big star Texas Night


      In a Guadalupe Days and a big star Texas Night

  • Poor Folks

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI
      Lord it don't get much better than this

      I got it all at my finger tips

      I can poke the fire

      Play the guitar
      I feel about as lucky as a superstar

      I feel like I'm living beyond my means

      We got cornbread and turnip greens

      And I don't care what the rich man thinks

      Who does he think he's foolin'

      Man I know what the poor folks are doin'

      Chorus:
      Well I know what the poor folks are doin' tonight

      Standin' by the fire and everything's right

      Passin' that bottle of friendship wine

      And singing through the tops of our lungs

      Well I guess we'll celebrate financial ruin

      Yeah but life is good and I know what the

      Poor folks are doin'

      Chorus

  • When I Get Off

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      It's finally Friday night

      End of a long hard week

      I think I'll step out and have me a peek

      Take the tie off

      And tie one on

      Find me a honky tonk angel

      And dance her to a honky tonk song

      Chorus:
      Cause when I get off

      I get off to the country

      It makes me feel good

      To hear that 'hurtin' and lonely'

      Hold the girls tight

      And party with my cronies

      Our Friday ritual when we get off

      We get off to the country

      I got my forty in

      I got some money to spend

      I think I'll step out and do it again

      Pull my boots on

      Go see what I can pull off

      I'm gonna twirl away my troubles

      Forgettin' all about that boss

      Chorus

  • Back In The Swing

    • Lyrics

      Davin James
      Nunn Publinshing

      It's been quite a while

      Since I've been part of the single scene

      Runnin' wild

      Buildin' up a little self esteem

      Dance with me child

      And listen to those fiddle ring

      I'm just out here gettin' back into the swing of things

      Been quite some time

      Since I been out here on my own

      Now the neon sign

      Is lightin' up my second home

      Ain't lost my mind

      Well perhaps I should explain
      I'm just out here gettin' back into the swing of things

      Chorus:

      Hey when that sweet steel guitar

      Gets a hold of that big chord

      I'll be swinging those pretty girls

      Across the dance floor

      I've been on a tear

      Ever since my heart got torn

      Without a care

      I'm feelin' newly born

      Baby I ain't scared

      All those wild girls to be tamed

      I'm just out here gettin' back into the swing of things

      Chorus

      Lord you may think that I'm crazy

      Yeah the boy's done gone insane

      I'm just out here gettin back into the swing of things

  • The City Beat Me Back Home

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      This old Farm to Market road used to be gravel
      But now it's a four lane black top road heavy traveled
      And there used to be some woods around here
      You never seen so many deer
      I wonder where they all are now
      It looks like we cut 'em all down

      Chorus:
      And it's a shame to see things change
      Man everything's looking so strange
      We used to be out in the country right around here
      I hate to see the timber fall
      I hate to see another mall
      I came back to the country
      The city beat me back home

      Those old bright lights of the city kept on callin'
      And they sounded a whole lot better than the hay I was haulin'

      Now I've had my stint underneath the bright lights
      And haulin' hay sounds mighty nice
      But the pasture that I used to bale
      Is buried under concrete hell

      Chorus

  • If You Had A Mind Too

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music, BMI

      It takes more than a pretty face to catch my eye
      Beauty and brains combination is what I like
      Girl you look so good
      You could make my dreams come true
      You could have me walking down the isle
      If you had a mind too

      It takes more than them long tall legs to turn my head
      I prefer something upstairs in a gal as well
      I heard beauty is only skin deep
      And I believe it’s true
      And you can have me doing anything that you want
      If you had a mind too

      Chorus:
      If you had a mind too
      You could make me jump over the moon
      If you had a mind too you could make me
      Watch you march to the wedding tune

      It takes more than those tight blue jeans to make me gawk
      Somewhere down the line baby you’re gonna have to talk
      And if the subject’s over your head
      Then more than likely we’re through
      And you can have me for the rest of your life
      If you had a mind too

      Chorus

  • Life's Too Short

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Well we ain’t got much time on this place
      You gotta get it while the gettin’s good
      When you live life to the fullest
      Well you won’t have to knock on wood
      Make things happen for yourself
      And doing it with a smile
      Life’s too short for a long face
      So try it my way for a while

      Hey sometimes life is a rocky road
      And it can really get you down
      But I’m telling you to grin and bare it
      It’s the only way to beat that frown
      Take advantage of life’s day to day
      Smiling from ear to ear
      Hey life’s too short for a long face
      So Baby dry up all of those tears

      No pouting won’t make you feel any better
      No use in crying over spilled milk
      Smiling is the easiest thing to do
      It takes effort to have a big lip
      Oh lippity lip

      So the next time that you’re feeling blue
      Remember what I say
      Time is of the essence girl
      You better curl those lips today
      Just put that silly smurk back on
      Nobody’s told you to wipe it off
      Life’s too short for a long face
      So Baby give those blues a toss

  • Siesta Sunday

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music, BMI

      Woke up so thirsty I drank Mexican water
      I hurt so bad that I could use a doctor
      It was fiesta Saturday night last night in Texas
      Lord if you’re telling me that was not the place to be
      I got the message

      Chorus:
      It’s a siesta Sunday
      And I can see us laying up all day
      Not moving too far from this place
      It’s time we slowed down our pace
      Angelita Senorita be gentle on me
      For I’m in much pain
      Just crawl up with me and I’ll be okay
      It’s a siesta Sunday

      There’s much to do but I don’t think I’ll bother
      Just turn it down we’ll watch the preacher hollor
      You know he’s mad cuz we got a little loco last night
      Down here in Texas
      I see him pointing his finger at me
      But I’ve already got the message

      Chorus

      Angelita Senorita be gentle on me
      For I’m in much pain
      Just curl up with me and I’ll be okay
      It’s a siesta Sunday

  • You're The Kind Of Woman

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Well you ain’t worth the time to put up with
      And I ain’t the kind to put up with you
      Cause everybody knows what you been pullin
      You ain’t pullin the wool over anybody’s eyes

      And you’re the kind of woman
      Yeah you run around on your man
      The kind of woman
      You like to hang around them rock and roll country bands
      The kind of woman
      Well darlin you ought to be ashamed
      Cuz you’re the kind of woman
      Lord you never will be tamed

      You must think you must think anything you want
      Everybody is blind
      Cuz youre out with another man
      Almost all of the time
      You better get down and do
      Some talking to the man up above
      Cuz your reputation girl it ain’t worth speaking of

      And you’re the kind of woman
      Yeah you run around on your man
      The kind of woman
      You like to hang around them old cowboy bands
      The kind of woman
      Well darlin you ought to be ashamed
      Cuz you’re the kind of woman
      Lord you never will be tamed

  • Making My Mark

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Sittin on a tractor
      Turning over the ground
      I start at sun up
      And I go to sundown
      The same path of my daddy and his
      A legacy left passed on to the kids
      Left ‘em passed on to the kids

      Now farming is the only thing
      I’ve ever known
      But farming was never
      Really in my bones
      I’ve got some big ideas
      And a wild wild dream
      To hit the big city
      With ahead full of steam
      Hit it with ahead full of steam

      Chorus:
      I’m making my mark on the world
      With a disc and a john deer tractor
      I’m tired and I’m poor
      Lord this ain’t the life I’m after
      I’m gonna plow my way
      To a high rise perch
      I’m gonna get rich as the Texas dirt

      I’m making my mark on the world
      I’m gonna take it for all it’s worth
      I’m making my mark on the world
      I’m gonna change the color of this shirt

      Now you can do a lot of thinking
      Driving round and round
      And most of the time i’m thinking
      About going to town
      Oh Daddy would roll over if I sold this place
      At least I wouldn’t have to look him in the face
      Wouldn’t have to look him in the face

      Now do I make me happy or do him proud
      That’s the big question that’s facing me now
      I got a pretty good idea of what I’m gonna do
      I think I’ll be heading towards the avenue
      And put a spit shine on these boots

      Chorus

      I’m just sitting on a tractor
      Turning over the ground

  • Hard To Keep My Head Above Water

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      The cupboard is bare
      I ain’t got a nickel to spare
      The eagle flies right through my hands
      Every two weeks I swear

      And I’m getting tired
      Of treading along day to day
      So Lord won’t you give me the strength
      That I need to stay

      It’s getting hard to keep my head
      Above the water
      It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done
      It’s either sink or swim in this water
      Lord and my troubles have just begun
      Cuz the pressures on me weigh a ton

      Now freedom is rare
      There were times when I didn’t have a care
      I was young and naïve
      And not caught up in this financial snare

      Now there’s times I’d like to throw my hands up
      And let it wash me away
      Lord I know that’s the largest debt
      That I’d ever pay

      It’s getting hard to keep my head
      Above the water
      It’s the toughest thing I’ve ever done
      It’s either sink or swim in this water
      Lord and my troubles have just begun
      Cuz the pressures on me weigh a ton