J U S T I N J O S L I N

Wayward Ways

 

I’ve been trying to find myself
And wondering who I am
I’ve been praying this day to day
Is all part of the big plan

I’ve got this gospel song
Running in and out of my head
I was raised on the Spirit’s fruit
I was raised on Jesus’ bread

It's been a long time since I was a kid
It's been a long road here to where I am

But you can blame my roots for the good you see
When the leaves fall off and you look at me
But I’ll take the blame… for all of my wayward ways
You can blame my roots for the way I am
For the bleeding heart and the helping hands
But I’ll take the blame… for all of my wayward ways

I know I made you cry
And that ain’t no claim to fame
I promise you that I’m not proud
Of the tears shed in my name

But I’m trying to work it out
I’m trying to right my wrongs
I’m trying to speak my peace
I’m starting with this song

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
And I can still hear the songs we used to sing
Like “Amazing Grace” “Just as I Am” 
On “The Solid Rock” I’m still trying to stand

But old habits die hard when the habits are fun
And what’s said is said and what’s done is done
For all these crimes I’m guilty as charged
But from time to time... life gets hard

But you can blame my roots for the good you see
When the leaves fall off and you look at me
But I’ll take the blame… for all of my wayward ways
You can blame my roots for the way I am
For the bleeding heart and the helping hands
But I’ll take the blame… for all of my wayward ways

Memphis

 

I was out in Memphis tryin’ to make a name
I had this old guitar and some songs to sing
On my own, away from home and dreamin’

The sun goes down I turn out the lights
But I can’t sleep when I close my eyes
I question life… and everything its been meanin’

My dreams don’t mean a thing
If my baby’s not with me
I’m going home

All I’ve got is the old guitar
In the backseat of my beat up car
I got the windows down
Got the music loud and I’m drivin’

95 miles til I get back home
I’ve got a quarter of a tank and a speaker blown
But nothing’s gonna stop me now from arivin’

We’ll talk all night
Baby we’ll make everything right
When I get home

When I get h-o-m-e…
Baby when I get home

My baby girl’s too good to me
She’s got the biggest blue eyes you ever did see
And I don’t deserve her love
And I’ll admit it

These worn out shoes
They got peddle to the floor
Cause I miss my baby like never before
And I’m drivin 20 mile an hour over the limit

I’ve been drivin all day
And I just can’t wait
To get back home

To get back h-o-m-e…
To get back home

Gypsy

 

My place was crowded
It was a Friday night
The music was loud
And everybody was having a good time

I was sittin' there talking
To a couple of friends of mine
When she walked in
And caught my eye

She walked in and caught my eye

I'm not saying she's a gypsy
I'm not saying she's a thief
But this beautiful woman
Stole my heart away from me

Oh what a beautiful night
Oh what a beautiful girl by my side
We were sitting there looking down
At the San Diego lights
When she said...
She'd always be mine

She said she'd always be mine

I'm not saying she's a gypsy
I'm not saying she's a thief
But this beautiful woman
Stole my heart away from me

And there's a light inside her eyes
And its all that I can see
And there’s something about the way she smiles
That takes the breath right out of me
And there’s something about the way she loves
That makes me believe
Somebody is watching over me
Oh God I believe
You’re watching over me

The Song (Dance with Me)

 

I've got this song
Down in my soul
I've been trying to let it out
Trying to let it go

Into the airwaves
And into your head
I've got this song
I can't put to bed

And it goes on and on
And it never ends
It's been the song in my soul
Since I began
I hear it in the air
It's in my head
I can feel it in my feet
Come on darlin'
Won't you dance with me

It's got love as a melody
It's got the rhythm of a heartbeat
It's got the movement of the southern wind
It's got the message of a church hymn

And it goes on and on
And it never ends
It's been the song in my soul
Since I began
I hear it in the air
It's in my head
I can feel it in my feet
Come on darlin'
Won't you dance with me

Then comes the bridge to the unknown
The things you never plan for
And you can't control
Don't fear the things that you don't know
Sometimes the detours can save your soul

Can you hear it in the air
Or in your head
Can you feel it in your feet
Come on darlin'...
Won't you dance with me

A Million Steps

 

I’ve been thinkin’ about leaving
Skippin’ town
I’ve been thinkin’ about catching a plane
And flying out

I’ve been thinkin’ about driving
Til there’s no roads
And I’ve been wonderin’
If you’d wanna go

I’ve been thinkin’ about taking
A million steps
Away from all I’ve known
And all my regrets

I’ve been thinkin’ bout trying to find 
A life I’ve never known
And I’ve been wonderin’
If you’d wanna go

I don’t know which way the wind will blow
I don’t know just what the future holds
But I’ll be holding you… yeah I’ll be holding you
If you wanna go

I’ve been thinkin’ about chasing
These dreams inside my head
I’ve been thinkin’ I could change the world
If I could just get out of bed

I’ve been thinkin’ about sailing
Into the great unknown
And I’ve been wonderin’
If you’d wanna go

I don’t know which way the wind will blow
I don’t know just what the future holds
But I’ll be holding you… yeah I’ll be holding you
If you wanna go

Someday

 

Been to the river and I've been baptized
And I've seen heaven in a woman's eyes
Now I'm praying Lord that you hold me tight
Save my soul and take my pride

When I was young my daddy taught me
Live a life of love, live a life of peace
But in a world of war it's hard to see
Just how to love and what peace really means

But someday we're gonna fly away
We'll see love and peace like we've never known
Someday we're gonna find a way
Someway to make it home

Momma always said to walk to in the light
But my days get long and dark as night
When I lose touch and I lose sight
I'm praying Lord that you open my eyes

And someday we're gonna fly away
See a light like we have never known
Someday we're gonna find a way
Someway to make it home

Someday we're gonna fly away
To a place like we have never known
Someday we're gonna find a way
Someway to make it home

Been to the river and I've been baptized
I've seen heaven in a woman's eyes
I'm praying Lord that you hold me tight
Save my soul and take my pride

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