Davin James | Singer / Songwriter | Davin James Music

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Nowhere Lounge

Nowhere Lounge CD by Davin James

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  • Label: Bullnettle Records
  • Release: 05 Sep, 1999
  • Catalog No: BNR002

  • Damned Ol' Guitar

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI
      Jesse Dayton

      If I'd never learned to play this damned ol' guitar

      I'd probably have my baby still around

      But you can't go back in time

      Tonight it's heavy on my mind

      But these ol' spot lights ain't as bright

      As they used to be

      Chorus:

      But I always thought that you and me
      Would outlast eternity

      And spend all our loving years together

      Six strings took me far away
      
It's been all work when I play

      And I've lost the only true love I've ever known
      If I'd never struck the first chord in a beer joint

      And if I'd never gotten bit by that honky-tonk bug

      I'd live a normal nine to five

      I'd still have you by my side

      But this damned ol' guitar

      She's been around long before you


      Chorus

  • I'll Always Be Here

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      You can pull on my ear

      I'm just a phone call away

      Anytime that you need me dear

      I'll always be here I just can't be there for you


      And when you feel the need to talk

      Don't hesitate to call

      Cause I'm as close as your fingertips

      I'll always be here
I just can't be there for you
      I can't be there 'cause you know that it's over

      But I'll lend you an ear but not my shoulder

      Feel free to call on me

      But don't expect me to come runnin

      I'll always be here I just can't be there for you


      I can't be there 'cause you know that it's over

      But I'll lend you an ear but not my shoulder

      Feel free to call on me

      But don't expect me to come runnin

      I'll always be here I just can't be there for you

  • Head Over Heels

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI
      Scott Walker, Hank Riddle

      I was taught early on

      If you get bucked you get back on

      But here I go head over heels again

      Get back up and shake it off

      Nothing gained nothing lost

      I'll try my luck again in Santa Fe

      Chorus:

      Too many miles and too few smiles

      I'm ready to be home for a while

      I gotta good woman barely hangin on

      I got lucky on the draw

      I don't know how she puts up with it all

      Chasing my dreams the way I do

      I'll always fall head over heels for you

      I've been having second thoughts

      I'd like to call the whole thing off

      Hang up my spurs, wake up with her in my arms

      Just one more big pay day

      We could buy that little place

      The one we always dreamed we'd have some day

      Chorus
      Chorus

  • Things Ain't Like They Used To Be

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Well I've seen some crazy things on the tv screen 

      Gettin high and drivebys you know what I mean

      In my day our gang was a football team

      Oh we never killed anybody

      But we beat the Wildcats by three

      Chorus:

      So put a club on your steering wheel

      And cross your fingers that they don't steel

      It's a picnic and a day at the park

      But don't get caught there after dark

      Look over your shoulder and watch your back 

      Cause nobody's gonna cut you no slack

      That's just the way it is you see

      Things ain't like they used to be

      In the morning there'll be something

      In the news to read

      And hard times in the headlines
      is all I've seen

      Once upon a time when our streets were clean

      Oh life was much more simple

      Now it's all history

      Chorus

      Look over your shoulder and watch your back 

      Cause nobody's gonna cut you no slack

      That's just the way it is you see

      Things ain't like they used to be

  • Seat Of My Pants

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Hey mister don't shut down my phone

      I got a hot call comin' in from San Antone

      It's the same ol' song same ol' dance

      I'm gettin' by by the seat of my pants


      I can't believe I made it through this far

      Mr. Repo man won't you bring me back my car

      It's the same ol' song same ol' dance

      I'm gettin' by by the seat of my pants
      I got a guitar in the pawn shop

      I got some pocket change tonight

      But I'll get 'em all out of hock

      When that money ain't so tight

      Sometimes you gotta take a chance

      I'm gettin' by by the seat of my pants


      Like I always did

      I got a shot gun in the pawn shop

      Got pocket change tonight

      But I'll get 'em all out of hock

      When that money ain't so tight

      Sometimes you gotta take a chance

      I'm gettin' by by the seat of my pants

  • Bless My Broken Heart

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Lord forgive me for all my sins

      And help me be a better friend

      Bless my family and all my kin

      And bless my broken heart

      I’m not askin’ for material things

      Don’t need to hear the angels sing

      But I’m not over the hurtin’ part

      So bless my broken heart

      Chorus:
      Bless my broken heart

      I need some help getting’ over her

      It’s gonna take a miracle

      To heal the way I feel

      I know you got more important things

      But when my turn comes 

      Lord I need a fresh start

      So bless my broken heart

      Lord you know I’m not a saint

      Do some things good

      But some I can’t

      When it comes to women I’m not too smart

      So bless my broken heart

      But I believe Lord and I have faith

      Someday I’ll see those pearly gates

      But while I’m here help me make my mark

      Bless my broken heart

      Chorus

  • Sight For Sore Eyes

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      When my baby left me
I held up in a room and I cried

      I was drinking heavy
‘ Cause I was hurtin’ real bad inside

      I finally picked myself up by the bootstraps

      And I made my way out on the town

      It didn’t take long
Til the hurtin’ was gone

      I found me a rebound gal

      Chorus:

      She’s a sight for sore eyes

      All of the tears are gone

      She made me realize

      Lord I won’t be lonely long

      I was feelin’ so low
I was ringing wet

      Now you know I am high and dry

      A sight for sore eyes

      She’s a sight for eyes

      And don’t you think it’s crazy

      A girl can drive a grown man to tears

      She’ll leave your mind hazy

      They’ve been doing these things for years
      Lord you can’t live with them

      And you can’t do with ‘em

      It’s enough to drive a man insane

      Just when you think
I can’t take it no more

      Well look a here just what came

      Chorus

  • I Want To Share It With You

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      We both have pasts

      And we’ve all done things

      We jump over hurdles

      And crown a few kings

      One thing in this life

      That we can count on

      Is the road that we travel

      Is winding along

      Chorus:

      I want to share it with you

      I’m tired of walking alone

      I’ll take your hand 
I’ll hold it true

      cause I want to share it with you

      Our love will last

      Through thick and thin

      If we help each other

      We can’t help but win

      With you as my partner

      And I’m your best friend

      We’ll stay together until the end

      Chorus

      I’ll take your hand

      I’ll hold it true
‘
      cause I want to share it with you

  • Opportunity Don't Knock Twice

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Well I know you’ve seen me round
      cause the shades go down

      When I come by

      And it’s hard to tell

      If you’re playing hard to get

      Or just being shy

      Hey I’ve been wanting to come 
ring your bell

      Hey we can take a walk down by the wishing well

      You might as well pitch some
pennies with me tonight

      Cause opportunity don’t knock twice

      Hey baby let down that guard

      It ain’t supposed to be that hard

      To have a ball

      Hey I’m gonna show you the time

      Of your life and that ain’t all

      Won’t you let me take you 

      To the picture show

      I can feed you popcorn til there 
ain’t know more

      I can yawn and stretch and put my arm around you tight

      But opportunity don’t knock twice

      Chorus:
      Hey when opportunity knocks
      You’ve got
to seize the moment

      And baby I’m knockin’

      Cause I can see that you’re lonely

      Well it’s been real
and it’s been fun

      And I hate to have to run girl
but I’m gone

      Hey maybe I’ll see you around

      Or I’ll catch you on your phone

      There’s a gal in the next row
making eyes at me

      And I’m just so full of curiosity

      Hey darlin’ don’t be mad
just remember my advice

      Opportunity don’t knock twice

  • It Could Be Much Worse

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      Well there ain’t too much money
in this business

      After gas and strings
and all the things
that get us through the night

      Yeah we should’ve been writing contracts

      Instead of writing these songs

      Cause those lawyers get the money

      And they can’t even hum

      Chorus:

      Yeah but that’s alright

      Cause we had a lot of fun tonight

      And if you hold your mouth just right

      Hey a little money can go a long way

      Sometimes I don’t know 
If it’s a blessing or a curse

      But I guarantee it could be much worse

      Well I drove a good six hours to do some singing

      No guarantee just half the door

      And all that we could drink

      For what we didn’t make in money

      I made up for in beer

      I got drunk and booked ourselves

      Ten more times in here

      Chorus

  • Nowhere Lounge

    • Lyrics

      Mike James, Davin James Music/BMI

      In a little country lounge

      Just outside of town

      On Sorter’s Road Montgomery County Station

      I had my collar undone

      I pulled in for a cool one

      Began to sort out all my frustration

      New owners had come in

      And fixed it up again

      But I even recognized some old friends in there

      And the man who had bought it

      Well I asked him what he called it

      He looked at me he said

      Welcome to Nowhere

      Well I thought the name amusin’

      But I didn’t think no more

      Cause I got down to drinkin’ and a talkin’

      But two in the mornin’
My wife met me at the door

      I spent the next six hours walkin’

      Chorus:

      Where you been

      Nowhere

      Come again

      Nowhere

      I’d been better off fightin’ with a bear

      Then to tell her that I had been
To Nowhere

      Well things finally leveled out

      And I got back in the house

      But I still go in the Nowhere Lounge
quite often

      But before I’ll take the blame

      I’ll make me up a name

      Why once I even said 
I’d been to Boston

      Well the moral of this story

      Is the truth will sometimes hurt you

      Cause you to have unusual pain

      And also if you own it

      Before you go and name it

      Back up and think it out again

      Chorus

      If you’re ever down in Houston

      And you want to go somewhere

      Try Nowhere

  • When You Lose Someone

    • Lyrics

      Davin James, Davin James Music/BMI

      When you lose someone

      It makes you cry

      You miss their smile

      And you miss their eyes

      It’s like a dream

      A nightmare come true

      It’s how I felt

      When I lost you

      Chorus:

      When you lose someone

      Nothing’s ever the same

      You’ve got to learn

      To live with pain

      A day don’t go by

      That you don’t cross my mind

      That’s the way it’s done

      When you lose someone

      When you lose someone

      It makes you weak

      You pray to God

      Their soul to keep

      Sometimes it slips

      But not for long

      And when it hits

      It’s ten times strong

      Chorus