Gators Grove

by Anthony Leon

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You’re my latest addition to a long list of addictions This crazy attraction is major distraction Girl you’re all I can think about I’m punching the clock right at 8 sharp And I’m hearing the boss man going tick-tock Lord oh Lord, when can I take her out? And take her to the honky-tonk, we’ll dance all night I’ll take her to the honky-tonk, I’ll do it right Put your boots and your best dress on we’re going out tonight Now I know a place right down on the lake They got two dollar beers and the bands really great We can get lost in love under those neon lights we can two-step or slow dance if you’re in the mood for romance and when the night is over we can walk out to the water and maybe you’ll let me steal a kiss goodnight Let’s go to the honky-tonk, we’ll dance all night I’ll take you to the honky-tonk, I’ll do it right Put your boots and your best dress on we’re going out tonight
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01:46
I only curse when I’m drinking I only drink when I’m sinking I only sink when I’m thinking I thinking of you all night long I only smoke in the morning Sometime late at night Usually when I’m nervous Baby come hold me tight COME ON AND SAVE ME, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF You’re the kind of girl I’d like to meet wild as honey but oh so sweet you’d think you’d mind if I had a seat I’m the king of this bar do you wanna be my queen? I only drink beer when I’m lonely I’m so lonesome I could cry I only drink whiskey when the beer stops working Woman please ease my worried mind COME ON AND SAVE ME, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF You’re the kind of girl I’d like to meet wild as honey but oh so sweet you’d think you’d mind if I had a seat I’m the king of this bar do you wanna be my queen? I only get crazy on the holidays But every day is my birthday I’m like 40 going on 13 Momma please take me home COME ON AND SAVE ME, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF COME ON AND SAVE ME, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF COME ON AND SAVE ME, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF
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02:20
Thinking in the morning thinking in the night Thinking when I’m sleeping think it’d be alright Thinking about the money thinking about the rent Thank the good lord my life ain’t spent yet Thinking about tomorrow thinking about today Thinking happy hour is just another hour away Thinking that I’m crazy for thinking the way I do Cause whenever I ain’t thinking I’m thinking about you Thinking about you Thinking about the this thinking about the that Thinking if I had me a bigger hat Take all these thoughts and tuck away Maybe I could write a book someday But who am I and what do I know A six pack beer and a pack of Marlboros and if I could get you to hold me tight Thinkin that’s enough to get us through the night And when you get so close to me You just set my mind at ease Ain’t nothing I really need merrily, merrily Life ain’t but a dream Thinking in the morning thinking in the night Thinking when I’m sleeping think it’d be alright Thinking about the money thinking about the rent Thank the good lord my life ain’t spent yet Thinking about tomorrow thinking about today Thinking happy hour is just another hour away Thinking that I’m crazy for thinking the way I do Cause whenever I ain’t thinking I’m thinking about you
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02:06
Down the road past rose’s orange grove there’s a tiny little shack where my story unfolds About the day I met Satan’s daughter in that cursed Florida black water She caught me by surprise by the side of the road I yelled is there some place you need to go She said I ain’t going nowhere but if you want to accompany me I have some things I think you might like to see If to the swamp you must go There’s some things you need to know Dancing with the dead is the greatest thrill But if the devil don’t get you the mosquitoes will Whatever you do boy, whatever you do boy, whatever you do boy Don’t jump in Dead River She led me to dock surrounded by a swampy sea, the smell of death and cypress trees She said it’s hot we should go for a swim, then she took off her clothes and she jumped right in I didn’t know what to do I’d rather stick to water that was blue But the mosquitoes we’re eating me alive So I took off my clothes and I went for a dive If to the swamp you must go There’s some things you need to know Dancing with the dead is the greatest thrill But if the devil don’t get you the mosquitoes will Whatever you do boy, whatever you do boy, whatever you do boy Don’t jump in Dead River The water felt good but was as dark as could be So I pulled my head up so that I could see I looked for the girl but to my surprise A grinning gator staring in me in my eyes If to the swamp you must go There’s some things you need to know Dancing with the dead is the greatest thrill But if the devil don’t get you the mosquitoes will Whatever you do boy, whatever you do boy, whatever you do boy Don’t jump in Dead River
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02:43
When I was a child I dreamed so big and wild I felt like I could reach out and touch the stars But life has her own way Of kicking dirt in your face And leaving you with a heart marked and scarred So don’t tell me you love If you really don’t mean it Stars fall from the sky I telling you I’ve seen it And who’s going to catch me when I fall I’ve seen ol’ Merle before he died I teared up when he played mama tried And all of the crowd went wild But the green grass of home Where those still waters start to flow And grace leads you into the night So don’t tell me you love If you really don’t mean it Stars fall from the sky I telling you I’ve seen it And who’s going to catch me when I fall
6.
Well I lived this life of rock n roll Lost everything save my soul Fell on my face a thousand times are more I never thought I could have it so good Even when you’re living up in Hollywood There’s a lot of things a man shouldn’t & should go without Fighting through all these fears and doubts Looking for a reason to put this bottle down Well you know what I found out She’s better than the whiskey Better than a bottle and summer breeze When I bring her to my lips She’s brings me to my knees So go and kiss me Let’s get drunk on what could be A Fantasy of her and me a place I’d rather be Yeah she’s better than the whiskey Some old man told when I was young Better watch that stuff you putting on your tongue And don’t you ever tell a woman you love her less you mean it Cause your hands and feet well they lose count And before you know it you’re an old man now And you don’t want to wake up to a life of regret Cause when you meet that someone and she gets you good You start thinking of things you wish you would Should have thought about… She’s better than the whiskey Better than a bottle and summer breeze When I bring her to my lips She’s brings me to my knees So go and kiss me Let’s get drunk on what could be A Fantasy of her and me a place I’d rather be Yeah she’s better than the whiskey
7.
Me and your momma never got along good She didn’t like my dreams of Hollywood Lord knows I did all I could But things don’t always work out the way they should Sometimes there nothing you can do Sometimes there nothing left to say Sometimes you feel so close But your still a thousand miles away So I spent some time down in Austin I spent some time in Tennessee I couldn’t get enough of those bright lights But they had enough of me So here I am homeless on Division Wondering who I am And I haven’t heard the sound of my voice in so long I’ve never been so scared Sometimes you get luckey And sometime it just ain’t your day Sometimes you can get so close But still be a thousand miles away So yeah I’m down here in Florida Drinking beer at a bar off some canal I hear you’re in Jersey Why you outta be 16 by now Sometimes there nothing you can do Sometimes there nothing left to say Sometimes you feel so close But your still a thousand miles away Sometimes you get luckey And sometime it just ain’t your day Sometimes you can get so close But still be a thousand miles away
8.
A good long talk A first kiss goodnight It’s good to see you And some long goodbyes A bull frog choir With a Cricket orchestra The moonlight on the mire And the stars right there for us And when the rain comes down And the thunders roar We have each other And shelter from the storm On our front porch No place I’d rather be Sitting right there beside you Sitting there beside me But it made you feel lonely When you were sitting there next to me And now you’re off somewhere else But do you think to yourself That when the rains came down And the thunders roared We had each other What more could you ask for Then our front porch No place I’d rather be Sitting right there beside you Sitting there beside me And when your rain comes down And your thunders roar I’ll be right here waiting On our front porch On our porch
9.
I wonder if you ever think of me As you lay your head down to sleep Tell me am I ever in your dreams I guess nothing is ever really what it seems And how do you sleep at night with your Alibi’s as Lullabies I close my eyes with no relief Every word you said racing through my mind And all the times that I believed So angry I’d believe one more time And how do you sleep at night with your Alibi’s as Lullabies You know That I know You a damn lie Tell me do you ever think of me As you lay your head down to sleep Because through your window I can see The very one that lied to me
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01:09
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02:04
i could write a hundred songs about getting drunk and being wrong getting wild and starting fights drinking beer beer and staying up all night I could write a long book about a cold hard look of bad boy gone good making up the time the best he could But There's ... no words to define it There's no words ... to describe it There's no words that could say ... Baby what you do for me every day i could write a thousand lines about pickup trucks and pick up lines cute short shorts and hair ties boots and jeans that fit just right Oh I could write a catchy phrase 'bout how life was good in my younger days or 'bout the high times that goes so fast and the good times that never last But There's ... no words to define it There's no words ... to describe it There's no words that could say ... Baby what you do for me every day BUT honky tonks filled with smoke getting lit and taking tokes could never compare to loving you But There's ... no words to define it There's no words ... to describe it There's no words that could say ... Baby what you do for me every day
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Some of us already know Some of us have to be told Some of us still have our doubts Some of us have too much fun Some of us gets things done Some of us are just kicked about Some of hide who we are While some of us shine like stars And some of us burn out Some of us will sleep tight Some of us are up all night And some of us have no place to lay down I still believe there's something bigger than you and me, and love is all we need! I still believe that the stones cry out and speak that love is all we need! Some of us are already there Some of us just don’t care Some of us have a long way to go Some of us got big plans Some of us got a best friend Some of us are all alone Some of us work real hard Pushing it too far And still feel left in the cold Some of us do what’s right Some of us put up a fight Some of us do what we are told I still believe there's something bigger than you and me, and love is all we need! I still believe that the stones cry out and speak that love is all we need! I can change the world a little at a time All it takes is to just be kind Some of us already know Some of us have to be told Some of us still have our doubts
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Oft I sing for my friends When death's cold hand I see When I reach my journey's end Who will sing one song for me I wonder (I wonder) who Will sing (will sing) for me When I'm called to cross that silent sea Who will sing for me So I'll sing 'til the end Contented I will be Assured that some friends Will sing one song for me I wonder (I wonder) who Will sing (will sing) for me When I'm called to cross that silent sea Who will sing for me

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released June 9, 2018

Written by Anthony Leon Norris
Except "Who will sing for me" Written by Thomas J Farris
Record Live at Pioneer Sound
Engineered by David Whitmore
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Jay

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Anthony Leon Eustis, Florida

Anthony Leon is a ‘two steppin’, head bangin’ songbird. An energetic rock‘n’roll poet with a penchant for words and a passion for story – fancy boots, and a PBR t-shirt, a loose tongue and impressive side burns, driving 5 under on the highway with the windows down and the radio blaring. Anthony Leon is a storyteller, weaving his sermon of love and loss, feast & famine in with your own. . ... more

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