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LYRICS

AIN’T THAT SOMETHING

©2017 Gregory Tyson Thurman / Leap the Creek Music (ascap)

 

When a man takes a bottle in his hand

And pours out a shot again and again

He’s just looking for something

But it’ll never taste quite so fine

Or feel as good as it did that first time

It’ll leave him looking for something

 

    But when I found you I sure found something

    And I won’t let you go… no, not for nothing

    Cause you’re my heart’s desire, the reason I sing

    You’re beautiful, you’re my everything

    Don’t you know you’re my everything?

    Hey, AIN’T THAT SOMETHING?

 

When an ole boy goes buzzing round like some kinda bumble bee

Loving on every good looking woman he sees

He’s always gonna be looking for something

’til he settles down with that certain someone

He’ll always be looking and love’ll be on the run

It’ll leave him looking for something

 

    But when I found you I sure found something

    And I won’t let you go… no, not for nothing

    Cause you’re my heart’s desire, the very songs I sing

    You’re beautiful, you’re my everything

    Don’t you know you’re my everything?

    Hey, AIN’T THAT SOMETHING?

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Rum Day

©2015 Gregory Tyson Thurman/Leap the Creek Music & Cory Young/Life Looks Best Music

 

Song says it’s “five o’clock somewhere”

Round here we really don’t care

If the sun’s come up that’s late enough

To head down to shore with our old beach chairs 

A two-liter Coke, an Igloo with ice

Don’t worry about the liquor, it’s already spiked

With Cruzan or Captain or Kraken

Or anything we happen to have

 

CHORUS:

        On any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

            Friday, Saturday or Sunday 

 It’s RUM DAY

     The only way to make it through the day

        Is make it RUM DAY  yeah yeah yeah yeah

 

Show up late for a party

Two drinks behind most everyone

Just order up a Bacardi

While you’re at it, make it 151

Soon you’ll be dancing and singing along

But watch out man, that stuff is strong

After one or two… or three…..   or four

You’ll be out on the floor

 

CHORUS

 

BRIDGE:

So let’s get a little buzzed

   Why?   Just because!

  I think I had something to do

   Forgot what it was

 That’s what rum does

CHORUS

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Where I’ve Been

©2017 Gregory Tyson Thurman /Tom Loschiavo 

Leap the Creek Music (ascap)

 

 

WE FIRST MET ON A SUMMER DAY WHEN YOU WERE JUST A KID

YOUR GRANDMA INTRODUCED US AS I RECALL

WE RAN TOGETHER TO THE CORNER STORE

BUT THEN YOU LEFT ME THERE

SHE WANTED YOU TO SAVE ME BUT YOU JUST HAD TO HAVE IT ALL

 

    USE ME WISELY, NEVER LOVE ME

    TRY TO REMEMBER IN WHO YOU TRUST

    AND WHEN THAT OFFERING PLATE COMES ROUND

    JUST LET ME GO

    THEY DON’T NEED TO KNOW

    WHERE I’VE BEEN

 

I WAS STOLEN, I’VE BEEN BORROWED AND I’VE PAID THE RENT

MANY A MAN HAS DIED TRYIN’ TO CHASE ME DOWN

WHEN PAYDAY COMES THEY’LL ALL SAY I’VE BEEN HEAVEN SENT

BUT I’VE NEVER BEEN THE ONE TO HANG AROUND

 

    USE ME WISELY, NEVER LOVE ME

    TRY TO REMEMBER IN WHO YOU TRUST

    AND WHEN THAT HOMELESS HAND REACHES OUT

    JUST LET ME GO

    THEY DON’T NEED TO KNOW

    WHERE I’VE BEEN

 

NOW MY FACE IS WRINKLED, I’M WEARIN’ THIN, YEAH I’M GETTIN’ OLD

BUT THEY TELL ME I ONCE STOOD ON THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN OF GOLD

SO THE NEXT TIME YOU REACH FOR ME IN YOUR BILLFOLD

 

    USE ME WISELY, NEVER LOVE ME

    TRY TO REMEMBER IN WHO YOU TRUST

    I PROMISE ONE DAY YOU’RE GONNA SEE

    YOUR LITTLE KID LOOKIN’ UP AND REACHING UP FOR ME

    AND WHEN THEY DO, JUST LET ME GO

    THEY DON’T NEED TO KNOW

    WHERE I’VE BEEN

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Leap the Creek

©2017 Gregory Tyson Thurman / Leap the Creek Music (ascap)

 

    Walking here by the creek seems like yesterday

    That old dog and you and me were coming here to play

    Don’t wanna get my feet wet you better hold my hand

    I’m not ready to jump let’s count to ten

 

Hold on tight, take that leap

The water its wide, might be deep

But you will find all you seek

On the other side…  LEAP THE CREEK

 

    Think you tried to kiss  me but I turned and looked away

    Can’t make it easy…  I gotta play the game

    Now I’m shaking like a leaf on a tree in the summer wind

    Cause I’m gonna let do it if you try again

 

Close your eyes, take that leap

The water its wide, might be deep

But you will find all you seek

On the other side…  LEAP THE CREEK

 

Close your eyes, take that leap

The water its wide, might be deep

But you will find all you seek

On the other side…  LEAP THE CREEK

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Homemade Lovin’

©2017 Gregory Tyson Thurman / Leap the Creek Music (ascap)

 

    Me and my baby makin’ homemade lovin’ tonight

    We’re drinkin’ two dollar wine and dancing by the TV light

    Yeah, we’re stirrin’ things up and it’s gettin’ kinda hot

    Bakin’ from scratch givin’ it all we got

    Me and my baby makin’ homemade lovin’ tonight

 

If you’re gettin’ tired of the same ole fare

Things are gettin’ dull and you just don’t care

I got a new menu and you really oughta see

and it’s guaranteed to be a good lovin’ recipe

 

    Yeah, me and my baby makin’ homemade lovin’ tonight

    We’re drinkin’ two dollar wine and dancing by the TV light

    Yeah, we’re stirrin’ things up and it’s gettin’ kinda hot

    Bakin’ from scratch givin’ it all we got

    Me and my baby makin’ homemade lovin’ tonight

 

Instrumental break

 

Throw in some romance, some kissin’ if you dare

A couple red roses oughta tell he that you care

But take my advice, slow cookin’ is the best

You can add some spice if you wanna have a little zest

 

    Yeah, me and my baby makin’ homemade lovin’ tonight

    We’re drinkin’ two dollar wine and dancing by the TV light

    Yeah, we’re stirrin’ things up and it’s gettin’ kinda hot

    Bakin’ from scratch givin’ it all we got

    Me and my baby makin’ homemade lovin’ tonight

    Me and my baby makin’ homemade lovin’ tonight

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Overtime Play

©2017 Gregory Tyson Thurman/Leap the Creek Music (ascap) & Cory Young/Life Looks Best Music (ascap)

 

If I didn’t have to, I’d never work a day

I’d spend my time just drifting away

But I’ve gotta face… reality

Though it’s never easy for a guy like me

 

So round about 10 I’m out of that bed

I take a couple tokes just to clear my head

Then I better hurry ‘cause I’m already late

I was supposed to be there at half past 8!

 

    I’m one step away from the unemployment line

    Clocking in and out on tropical time

    If I had to write it down in my resume I’d say

    Seeking part-time work and a lot of OVERTIME PLAY

    I need a little part-time work to pay

    For all this OVERTIME PLAY

 

Now everybody’s talking ‘bout coming to the Keys

Anticipating a life of ease

But let me give you some local advise

All this leisure, man it comes with a price

 

If you stay out all night, you still gotta work

Get a black eye in a fight, you might still have to work

There’s no way around it, we’ve already tried

You’ve gotta earn your piece of this Key Lime Pie!

    We’re all one step away from the unemployment line

    Clocking in and out on tropical time

    Add it all up come the end of the day

    We need some part-time work and a lot of OVERTIME PLAY

    I need a little part-time work to pay

    For all this OVERTIME PLAY

Work a little, party more, work a little, party more

Work a little, party tonight…. all night!

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if love was here

©2017 Gregory Tyson Thurman/Leap the Creek Music (ascap)

This is the house we dreamed about

there's our two kids we can't live without

we wear these rings, we share the same name

we sleep in one bed, but still the same

i wish love was here

be a whole lot better day

if love was here

we'd find the words to say

to make it all right again

it wouldn't all have to end

if love was here

once we've decided we're better off alone

when the judge has divided all that we own

will it be too late to stop and ask why?

or will fortune and fate make this our kiss goodbye?

i wish love was here

be a whole lot better day

if love was here

we'd find the words to say

to make it all right again

it wouldn't all have to end

if love was here

Baby if we gave it one more try

would i ever find that light in your eyes again?

i wish love was here

be a whole lot better day

'cause if love was here

we'd find the words to say

to make it all right again

it wouldn't all have to end

if love was here

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tropical illusion

©2017 Gregory Tyson Thurman/Leap the Creek Music (ascap) & Cory Young/Life Looks Best Music (ascap)

beachside bar, montego bay

i was down' my best to drink it away

that bad day i'd had

so i was sure glad

when i caught her smiling my way

she came and sat there

right next to my chair

and all of my friends could see

she was a tropical illusion

a lazy, hazy fusion

of the rum, the sun and the sea

it was kinda confusin'

might need some absolution

if she kept on talkin' to me

she sat there, right there in that chair

or was it just me

and my tropical illusion?

somewhere in between the girl from ipanema

la bomba and dock of the bay

i finally got my groove on

i went to make my move on

that girl so i started to say

can i buy you a drink?

baby what do you think?

i couldn't just walk away

from that tropical illusion

that lazy, hazy fusion

of the rum, the sun and the sea

it was kinda confusin'

might need some absolution

if she got any closer to me

she was there, right there in that chair

or was it just me

and my tropical illusion?

I had myself to blame when last call came

and that bartender brought me my tab

so i laid my last twenty down

i bought us both another round

to celebrate the good time we'd had

went to ask her what she wanted

but she wasn't there

why was i talking' to an empty chair?

was she a tropical illusion

a lazy, hazy fusion

of the rum, the sun and the sea

cause it was kinda confusin'

might need some absolution

if i think she's still talkin' to me

i swear she was there, right there in that chair

or was it just me

and my tropical illusion?

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more lyrics will be added soon,

including

Full lyrics for the 2018 release

"BeachBalls"

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