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The Higgins Real Thing CD
REAL THING


Release Date: June 24, 2008
Record Label: Open Road Recordings
Producer(s): Paul Shatto & David Wills
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  1) Flower Child LYRICS BUY VIDEO

(The Higgins, David Wills)
 
Flower Child put on your banjo
Come and dance all night in the shadows
 
The Mamas and the Papas
Crosby, Stills and Nash
I never got to see them play
But I sure wish I had
 
My daddy went to Woodstock
He still knows where he sat
His microbus it got him there
Now the music brings him back
 
And thats how I know the sound
I wanna kick it up again
Won't you come on down and join in
 
Chorus:
Flower Child put on your banjo
Come and dance all night in the shadows
(Bring your tambourine)
Singin' the songs that set us free
Runnin wild in the overgrown grass
Getting back into that old time bluegrass
Where I can be
The Flower Child inside me
 
Waylon, Merle and Willie
Gram and Emmylou
Their songs brought the outlaw
Outta folks like me and you
 
Like spirits in the night
Im hearing voices ringing
Long time friends of mind singin
 
Chorus
 
Gimme some of that down home sound
Turn it up and we can get down
Time brings change but the message stays the same
Time brings change but my message stays
 
Chorus
 
The Flower Child inside me
Come on Come on shake that tamborine
Yeah, come and dance all night with me, and Eileen

  2) Sounds of Summer LYRICS

(The Higgins)
 
I can hear the sounds of summer
at the big jamboree tonight
watch the sun go down and the bands turn up
you been trying to catch my eye
 
You got the rhythm, you got my hand
you wanna go barefoot, take off your shoes, and
 
Chorus:
Swing me 'round I wanna fly
pretend like we're in love tonight
two kids living on country songs and midway rides
close your eyes, drink it in
we're never gonna be this young again
if there's one thing I'll remember
it's gonna be the sweet sounds of summer
 
Well you can't two step with two beers in you
and honey I can't hold my wine
you're like 'hey babe, let's take the long way home
and we can leave that truck behind'
 
Cuz I love the sound of you singing to me
and gravel under our feet
a million crickets singing along
what d'you say we make this our song
 
Chorus 2:
Swing me 'round I wanna fly
pretend like we're in love tonight
two kids singing old country songs under moonlight
close your eyes, drink it in
we're never gonna be this young again
if there's one thing I'll remember
it's gonna be the sweet sounds of summer
 
A kiss on the cheek and good-night good-looking
you walk backwards to watch me go inside
those rustling leaves are telling me
September's rolling in
but I don't wanna say goodbye
 
Chorus 3:
Swing me round I wanna fly
pretend like I'm in love tonight
two kids living on country songs
I'm having the time of my life
 
close your eyes, drink it in
we're never gonna be this young again
made my dreams come true tonight, hold my hand
if there's one thing you remember
let it be the sweet sounds of summer

  3) 16 Going On 30 LYRICS

(Kathleen Higgins, Eileen Higgins, Jeff Wood)
 
There's a girl I sometimes see
She's got a face that anyone can read
Full of so much hope and past regret
Beautiful but broken on the inside
She runs away from life on friday nights
She does it all but wonders
Is this as good as it gets?
 
Chorus:
16 going on 30
Big dreams but doesn't feel worthy
Day by day
Making her way on a nowhere bound train
Boys and booze and late-night blues
Never mix they only prove
That life can pass you by or so it seems
When you're only 16, going on 30
 
Mama had a drive-thru window
Papa sent a card long ago
She's been chasing love since love ran off
Now she puts on her makeup and then a smile
Looks at the girl in the mirror for a while
She's convinced her pretty faces is all she's got
 
Chorus
16 Going on 30
Blue jeans a little bit dirty
Day by day
Making her way on a nowhere bound train
Boys and booze and late-night blues
Never mix they only prove
Life can pass you by or so it seems
When you're only 16 going on 30
 
Part of her's in such a hurry
The other wants to slow time down
She wants to run but feels too young
To leave this town, yet too old to turn around
 
16 Going on 30
It's never too late, never too early
To day by day
Make your way off a nowhere-bound train
Boys and booze and late-night blues
Never mix they only prove
Life can pass you by
Or so it seems
Girl you're only 16
 
You're going on and on and on and on...

  4) Real Thing LYRICS BUY VIDEO

(Chris Thornsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, Deric Ruttan)
 
C'mon!

Here's to you baby
I think that we got it made
Hanging out by the fire
Sipping on cheap chardonnay

Let's toast to another good year
All that I want is right here
 
Chorus:
Just off the blacktop, down by the river
We got a love that goes on forever
Big as the blue sky, straight as the crow flies
Here on the porch swing, we got the real thing

We got the real thing
 
A flattop for picking
A tin roof that sings when it rains
This ten bucks for gas has to last
Until you get paid

But that ain't a problem for me
Cuz, baby you're all that I need, yeah
 
Chorus

Hey, tell me what you wanna do tonight
Cmon, uh-huh, yeah 

Just off the blacktop
Down by the river
We've got a love that
Goes on forever
 
Chorus
 
Just off the blacktop (we got the real thing)
Down by the river (we got it, we got it)
Out on the porch swing
We got the real thing, yeah, yeah

  5) Second Hand Car LYRICS BUY VIDEO

(Kathleen Higgins, Eileen Higgins, Joni Delaurier)
 
You said, "buckle up your seat belt girl
I'm gonna drive fast, gonna get you outta here"
A purple sky and million stars
With all we have sitting in this getaway car

They all say you're a crazy dream chaser
and that I'm too young to know any better
 
Chorus:
Let's drive this second hand car, till we can't get farther
From everything we know
All I need is a full tank of dreams and you beside me
And somewhere to go
 
I've driven this road a million times
But I never got past that city limit sign
Now you wanna give me something better
And a hundred dollar ring around my finger

I don't care what it looks like to them
You know me, I never was one to listen
 
Chorus

The rearview mirror shows somebody else's life
And now there's nothing left back there for you and I
So drive all night, and turn the radio on
We'll find our own song, find our own song

And drive this second hand car
Till we can't get farther from everything we know
All I need is a full tank of dreams and you beside me, you beside me

Little while lines flying by me, as I reach out the window
Goodbye, no time, we got somewhere to go
Oh, somewhere to go

  6) Factory Girl LYRICS

(Traditional, arrangement by The Higgins)
 
Well I ain't gonna work in the factory
and greasy up my clothes
I ain't gonna work in the factory
and splinters in my toes
 
Chorus:
Pity me my darling, pity me I say
pity me my darling
and carry my blues away
 
And I ain't gonna hear that ole' spinnin' wheel
rollin' round my head
while other girls are hard at work
I'll be home in bed
 
Chorus
 
well I ain't gonna work in the factory
and greasy up my clothes
I ain't gonna work in the factory
and splinters in my toes
 
Chorus

  7) I Got No Time (Little Boy) LYRICS

(Kathleen Higgins, Eileen Higgins, David Wills)
 
Well come on down from your pedastal boy
And see what you got on the ground
Been dancing round you for way too long
Gotta make up your mind right now
 
You're riding high
Like you're made outta money
And honey you're easy to look at
But that ain't enough when I give my whole heart
and you don't give me anything back
 
Chorus:
Well I got no time
For a little boy who gives a little love
I need a little more
You hold tight, to what you want now
What comes easy and it's coming down
 
It's coming down, coming down on you
 
Back up so you got a fast car
What about that heart moving so slow
Mama can't fix what you busted up
Can't get back what you let go
And I know baby you got your games you play
You can play'em alone
 
Chorus
 
Down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Kick it
Down, down, down, down, down
 
(I gave everything, learned the hard way
You don't give back what you take
I'm no trophy you parade around
You're fooling yourself, and it's all coming down)
 
Chorus:
Well I got no time
For a little boy who gives a little love
I need a helluva lot more
What you want now
It ain't coming easy and it's coming down
 
Coming down, coming down on you

  8) Rhythm Guitar

(Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerly)

  9) My Way of Thinking LYRICS

(The Higgins, Jeff Wood)
 
You better come around
You better come around
 
I like a good ball game as much as the next girl
I like an ice cold beer every now and then
And I can play blackjack 'til 4 in the morning
Watch the sun come up and do it all again
 
But if it was up to you, that's all we'd ever do
You didn't ask but here's my point of view
 
Chorus:
I'm coming around to my way of thinkin'
No, I haven't been drinking my mind's real clear
Pink cheble and some late night dancing
Yeah, a little romancing is due around
Well I'm fed up, boy I ain't blinking
You wanna plug this ship from sinking
You better come around to my way of thinking
 
The first few months you wined and dined me
Spent every single waking minute doting on me way back when
Next thing I knew you pulled a 180
Now when we go out it's only with all of your friends
 
Yeah but now I'm singing a different tune
Well that's a long time overdue
I better see a real quick change in you
 
I'm coming around to my way of thinking
No I haven't been drinking no my mind's real clear
Candlelight and some of your sweet talking
Yeah, a little more often whisper in my ear
Well I'm fed up, boy I ain't blinking
You wanna plug this ship from sinking
You better come around to my way of thinking
 
Now, hold your horses
I'm not trying to push you away
I'm just teaching you the rules to another ball game
What I'm trying to say hey babe
Is are you gonna play?
 
1st Chorus
 
You know I'm coming around, coming around, coming around
To my way of thinking

  10) Wild Horse LYRICS

(Kathleen Higgins, Eileen Higgins, David Wills, Ian Cameron)
 
Sitting at the window
Watching as the world goes by
I'm not afraid of living
I just never had a chance to fly
 
And now I can see from my reflection
Here's a girl who needs direction
Take her to the place she wants to be
Oh, and if I could ignite the fire
Lift my soul a little higher
Find a burning strength to carry me
 
Chorus:
I wish I had a Wild Horse
I could ride away on
Across the open prairie
Where you can see for miles
There'll be no second-guessing
When I get where I'm going
Cuz, like a horse against the wind
My spirit won't be broken
 
Mama never told me
That chasing dreams could take so long
But the hands of fate took her away
Put my life on hold since she's been gone
 
I've been raising siblings on my own
Waiting on the day they're grown
When I can finally kiss this town goodbye
but for now I'm giving all I can
With cooking, cleaning, working hands
But, somtimes in the silence of the night
 
Chorus
 
I need a change in scenery
Wide open space surrounding me
Let it go, leave it all behind
I finally found the reasons
Now I'm changing with the seasons
I'm gonna take those reins and ride
 
Chorus
 
I wish I had a Wild Horse
I could ride away on
Across the open prairie
Where you can see for miles
There'll be no second-guessing
When I get where I'm going
Cuz, like a horse against the wind
No, I'm never going back again
No

  11) Hey Jamie LYRICS

(The Higgins, Jeff Wood)
 
Hey Jamie, remember the simple days
Going grasshopper hunting
Kicking through the fields near Copper Ridge
Picking daisies as we watched the sunset fade
Who we were I don't remember,
But I still remember this
 
Everyday was worth the ride
Soaking up the gifts of life
 
Chorus:
I wanna fly back there
Back when we didn't care
We swore that nothing in the world
Would ever change us
I wanna find that place
Before time slips away
And cherish every day
Like the children we grew out of
 
Hey Jamie, don't you miss those August nights
That soothing cricket chatter
Hanging our feet off Tiller's bridge
well, ain't it crazy
How we kissed it all goodbye
Chasing after something bigger
Well now I'm wondering what that is
 
Cuz all the glitter and the gold
Can never fill an empty soul
 
Chorus
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Friend of mine, let's take that road
And head on back to home sweet home
Home
 
Chorus
 
And when we get there
When we're who we are in thirty years
I hope we recognize
The children we grew out of
 
yeah, yeah

  12) Love in One Shot LYRICS

(John Higgins, Ken Visser)
 
You know I'd like to give it a shot
hey I'd even like to love you a lot
but you don't make it easy
and I'm feeling kinda quesy
and my heart is telling me to stop
 
Chorus:
Yeah you cry me a river but you still don't deliver
you seem to think that I forgot
but I'm the same old me
as far as I can see
I don't take my love in one shot
 
you best be believin'
I ain't takin' any more of your deceivin'
you better mix it up right
baby hold on tight
pretty soon I'll be leavin'
 
Chorus
 
You call me up and woo me on the telephone
you know what that does to me
you tell me sugar baby wish that we were alone
and then you talk right through me
 
I'm giving you a second chance
you gotta pour on a little romance
what i need from you
is a love that's true
and not a product of circumstance
 
I don't care honey all about your money
you seem to think I'm something I'm not
but I'm the same old me
as far as I can see
I don't take my love in one shot
no I don't take my love in one shot
no, no, don't you take my love in one shot

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