Bourbon Express

Bourbon Express is a country band based in Brooklyn, NY.

Don’t Turn Me Down

Don’t turn me down, don’t turn away

Don’t turn to talk, I got nothin’ to say

Don’t try to turn me off, I won’t set you free

Don’t turn me down, don’t turn me loose, just take a turn with me

 

I’ve been bidin’ time, I’ve been drinkin’ wine

I’ve been watchin’ you, waitin’ patiently for you to change your mind

And you can walk the line, I know you walk it fine

But that don’t stop this heart from beatin’ inside, I need to knowyour mine

 

We were havin’ fun, now the fight’s begun

Don’t be so cold, or you’ll be growin’ old ‘fore this war is done

Why you wanna run from your only one?

With a little lovin’ I can ease your troubles, sweet baby come on!

 

Upward Track

I spent so long takin’ care of myself

It’s hard to hand the reins to anyone else

And all your sweet charms just set off my alarms

To silence them, I stuck you back on the shelf

 

For just one night I want my old life back

It might be lonely, but there’s comfort in that

One last bar light, one last wild night

Before I land on the upward track

 

You pulled me out of a deep old well

Of bitter whiskey, my heart drunk as stone

I stayed the night, and I could tell

I’d rather give into you than go on alone

 

Last Dance

Gettin’ ready for the last dance

With the one who takes me two steppin’

I’m well aware of the hour’s advance

I’ll wear my best dress to dance with him

 

And I’ll say “Please,” And I’ll say “Thank you”

But I’ll think “Don’t go,” Nothin’ short of your hand will do

Let them say what they’re gonna say

I’ll take my time in the mirror today

 

Gettin’ ready for the last kiss

With the one who booked an early morning flight

I’ve got a drawer full of red lipsticks

I’ll wear the boldest one to kiss him goodnight

 

And I’ll say “Please,” And I’ll say “Thank you”

But I’ll think “Don’t go,” Nothin’ short of your lips will do

I know you love me, but you just can’t stay

And everybody’s free to feel that way

 

Gettin’ ready for the last goodbye

With the one I thought I’d marry someday

I’ll make it short and sweet, and look him in the eye

And wear my tallest shoes for walking away

 

Party Girl

I’ve been watchin’ the clock since half past noon

It’s a quarter to five on a Friday night

Got a new dress on, and I feel alright

Be seein’ you soon

 

Well the workday’s long, and it lasts all week

And it feels like one big losin’ streak

Paydays come and paydays go

I can’t seem to hold onto it though

Cause I’m a party girl, that’s what I am

I’m gonna dance tonight until I can’t stand

And if you keep up like I know you can

I’ll be your good-time girl, and you’ll be my man

 

Well all we’ve got are nights like these

And when we’re old and gray, we’ll remember them

You’ll remember her, and I’ll remember him

Makin’ memories

 

Which Wine

Which wine goes with my heartache?

Which wine can stand alone?

Which wine will a happy heart make

Now that our sweet love’s gone dry as a bone?

 

It was easy to choose the wine for the dinners we made

And Champagne on our anniversary

Aw, but which wine should I have tonight with a big hunk of pain

Seasoned by salty tears and fresh misery?

 

Which wine goes with his memory?

Which wine can help stamp it out?

Which wine can turn this bitter lady

Into the sweet woman he forgot all about

 

I’m Not Ready

I’m movin’ on, cause it’s time to move on, 

But I’m not ready

Been waitin’ on my date, and every minute he runs late 

My nerves grow a little less steady

But I’ll just sit right here, and stare at my beer, 

Feelin’ a little too pretty

Afraid of lookin’ up, I might see I’ve been stood up,

 ‘n That’d be alright with me, cause I’m not ready

 

I’m not ready, though I know it’s time to be

Time to start forgetting, like I know he’s long forgotten me

‘Fore the night is done, tender fix me another one

Make it strong enough to hold me steady

Fill up my cup, I can see I’ve been stood up

And that’s alright with me, cause I’m not ready

 

Let’s Say ‘I Do’

I like ropin’ cowboys in smoky old bars

I turn their beat up pick-up trucks into getaway cars

But you were somethin’ different off the bat

After I roped and caught you, you roped and caught me right back

 

Let’s say “I do,” like we said “I don’t”

Let’s say “I will,” like we said “I won’t”

And let’s lose these blues, and let’s be true

Let’s say “I do,” like we said “I don’t”

 

I’ve been losin’ pieces of my heart

Ever since I left home to make my mark

But you’ve been pickin’ up the pieces without me knowin’

While I’ve been sleepin’, my love’s been growin’

 

Your Love is Better than Nothin’

Your love is better than nothin’

And you know exactly what I mean

You better promise me somethin’

Cause nothin’s better than a whole lotta lonely nights in between

 

There’s nothing better than bein’ your lover when you’ve got time

I’ve go the money I’ll be your honey if you’ll be mine

Where will the starry road wind

After we’ve wined and dined?

Will there be nothing to hold?

Or will there be diamonds and gold?

 

Let’s live one night, just hold me tight, and I’ll hang on

I’ll be the girl with my hair curled and lashes long

We’ll hit up every haunt in town

We’ll close the last one down

What sort of loney heart song

Will they play after you’re gone?

Will there be nothin’ to hold?

Or will there be diamonds and gold?

Your love is better than nothin’

But nothin’s better than a whole lotta lonely nights in between

 

Slippin’ Around

Have you been slippin’ around?

While I’ve been sleepin’, you’ve been drinkin’ in town

You know the work I’m in is draggin’ me down

And it’s worse when you’re nowhere to be found

 

Have you been slippin’ around

With someone you met while drinkin’ in town?

 

You’ve got your arm around me, baby but I see

Your eyes are wandering, they’re not lookin’ at me

Well take your arm away, it’s no tragedy

I’ll prob’ly feel just fine when you’re history

 

It’s my turn to go slippin’ around?

I’m not cut out to be someone’s little clown

I tried to be strong, but I don’t like the sound

Of sneakin’ feet when they go slippin’ around

 

While I’ve been dreamin’, you’ve been slippin’ around

With someone you met while drinkin’ in town

 

Those Days are Gone

I used to think of whiskey

As a substitute for love

I would take the bottle with me

Ooh I could never get enough

 

But those days are gone

Since you came along

Those days are gone

And you’re all I’m thinking of

 

I first turned to the bottle

When he first broke my heart

By tryin’ to stay together

We nearly tore each other apart

 

But those days are gone

Since you came along

Those days are gone

And I’m a-makin’ a brand new start

 

Cause you’re a different kind of lover

A cut above the others

And even the sweetest whiskey can’t compare

You’re a tall drink of water

Deliver what you offer

And when the bottle’s empty, you’ll still be there

 

So let’s fill our cups with whiskey

And toast to the road ahead

I could take the bottle with me

But I’ll stay right here instead

 

Cause those days are gone

Since you came along

Those days are gone

Ever since you turned my head

 

Will you still be there?