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Highway Queen

by Nikki Lane

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released February 17, 2017

Producers: Jonathan Tyler and Nikki Lane
Executive Producer: Lee Foster
Mixed by: Collin Dupuis at Center For Pleasure Mechanics (Nashville, TN)
Recorded at Echo Lab (Dallas, TX), Traxidermy (Nashville, TN) and Club Roar (Nashville, TN)
Mastered by: Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound NYC

Package Design: Ricardo Alessio
Cover Photo: Eden Tyler
A&R: Kim Buie
Management: Lee Foster for Electric Lady Artist Mgmt.
Booking: Dave Kaplan

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Track Name: 700,000 Rednecks
Oh yippee ki yay

Seven hundred thousand rednecks
That’s what it takes to get to the top
Seven hundred thousand rednecks
No, there ain’t no one gonna make me stop

Well, I travel around from town to town
I do the best I can everyday
I drive long hours and I don’t get to shower and I ain’t gonna brag about the pay
No, I ain’t gonna brag about the pay

Seven hundred thousand rednecks
That’s what it takes to get to the top
Seven hundred thousand rednecks
No, there ain’t no one gonna make me stop

I get tired of working my fingers to the bone
I get tired of working every day
But the people they tell me that they wanna hear my songs
They tell me they wanna see me play
Now tell me do you wanna see him play

Seven hundred thousand rednecks
That’s what it takes to get to the top
Seven hundred thousand rednecks
No, there ain’t no one gonna make me stop
There ain’t no one gonna make me stop

Oh yippee ki yay

I’m going all the way, I’m going all the way
I’m going all the way, I’m going all the way
I’m going all the way

Oh yippee ki yay
Track Name: Highway Queen
Well, I heard tell of a woman out there with tight blue jeans and long black hair
She’ll come to play but she won’t stay and it always brings ‘em down
Some folks say they’ll come a day when she’ll settle in some old town
But it’s best you know that it’s a long, long road, she ain’t gonna come around

Sixty thousand miles of blacktop
Countless broken hearts between
Winding lines of white that don’t stop
Livin’ the life of the Highway Queen
She’s a siren leaves you pinin’, haunts your mind like a melody
If you can tie her down, you can bottle lightnin’
But the Highway Queen don’t need no king

Well one or two they might have broken through, they might have nearly roped her in
But a fire like that is far too wild, it’s gonna burn and burn again
Seasons fade and so does the pain, it blows away like a tumbleweed
You can’t blame a girl for loving this old world, she can’t help that she’s a Highway Queen

Sixty thousand miles of blacktop
Countless broken hearts between
Winding lines of white that don’t stop
Livin’ the life of the Highway Queen
She’s a siren leaves you pinin’, haunts your mind like a melody
If you can tie her down, you can bottle lightnin’
But the Highway Queen don’t need no king
Highway Queen don’t need no king

Well, miles and miles she keeps on rollin’
Place your bets if you ain’t foldin’
Miles and miles no sign of slowin’
It ain’t who she loves, it’s who she’s holdin’

Sixty thousand miles of blacktop
Countless broken hearts between
Winding lines of white that don’t stop
Livin’ the life of the Highway Queen
She’s a siren leaves you pinin’, haunts your mind like a melody
If you can tie her down, you can bottle lightnin’
But the Highway Queen don’t need no king
Highway Queen don’t need no king
Highway Queen don’t need no king

Well, miles and miles she keeps on rollin’
Place your bets if you ain’t foldin’
Miles and miles no sign of slowin’
It ain’t who she loves, it’s who she’s holdin’
Track Name: Lay You Down
I hear him callin’
Say he’s gonna leave
He’s gonna ride on the settin’ sun
He ain’t scared to go there
He’s traveled before
But tonight’s gonna be his very last one

And it’s crazy all around
Rustlin’ in and rustlin’ out
The stereo’s playin’, we’re just passing time
And there ain’t much left to say here, cause when it all comes down
We’ve left it all up to the toss of the dime

Who’s gonna lay you down tonight?
Tears falling like pouring rain
And hold your hand while you wash away
Who’s gonna lay you down tonight?
Put aside the fear and the pain
And hold your hand while you die

She stands in the doorway
She’s got her head held high
She knows his time on earth is done
And that sparkle in his eye
As the sun falls from the sky
He says, my love you are the only one

I heard the news
They laid him in a black suit with flowers all around
The town is filled with strangers that love him still
They’ve come to see his burial ground

I say, who’s gonna lay you down?

Who who who
Who who who
Whooooooooo

(Repeat)

Who’s gonna lay you down tonight?
Tears falling like pouring rain
And hold your hand while you wash away
Who’s gonna lay you down tonight?
Put aside the fear and the pain
And hold your hand while you die

I say, who’s gonna lay you down?
Who’s gonna lay you down?
Track Name: Jackpot
Jackpot, I hit the number, it was always you
I was looking for sevens; they were coming in twos
I was on a bad streak and honey it was getting me down

Down to my last dime with no good news
I was getting pretty tired of singing the blues
My luck was running dry, I was about to leave this town

I’ll give it one more try; I’ll give it one last shot
Put the quarter in the slot
Could it be Jackpot?

Viva Las Vegas, Atlantic City rendez-vous
Weekend in Reno, late night casino
I’ll go anywhere with you

Well I shoulda seen it coming; you were always there
Standing in the corner with a warm dark stare
I had to move a little closer so I could get a better look

You said come on little darlin’ we should have our share
Let’s try and roll the dice and run away somewhere
You didn’t have to say another word, no, that was all it took

I said let’s go all in, I’ll give it all I got
Put the quarter in the slot, there it is Jackpot

Viva Las Vegas, Atlantic City rendez-vous
Weekend in Reno, late night casino
I’ll go anywhere with you

Rollin’ down the Mississippi
Livin’ us a riverboat dream
Playin’ the wildcard, life ain’t been too hard
Since you ran away with me

S’been a long, long time since we placed our bets
Crazy as it is, we ain’t quit winning yet
True love don’t come ‘til you lay it all down on the line
So darlin’ go all in and give it all you got
Put the quarter in the slot, it’s gonna be Jackpot

Viva Las Vegas, Atlantic City rendez-vous
Weekend in Reno, late night casino
I’ll go anywhere with you

Rollin’ down the Mississippi
Livin’ us a riverboat dream
Playin’ the wildcard; life ain’t been too hard
Since you ran away with me

Jackpot, I hit the number, it was always you
Jackpot, I hit the number, it was always you
Jackpot, I hit the number, it was always you
Jackpot, I hit the number, it was always you
Track Name: Companion
You are the only one that I can rest my head upon
I know a sense of weightlessness; the breath is falling from my chest
And I will spend a lifetime playing catch you if I can
If you get too far ahead, I’ll be the one that’s being led

Cause I’m gonna run when you call
And I won’t rest ‘til I fall
From the top of the hill to the bottom of a canyon
I wanna be your companion

I was just a broken heart, was tattered up and torn apart
By lovers who would come before, you just opened up the door
And now the light is shining in, my heart is racing once again
And you my eternal friend, I’ll follow you until the end

Cause I’m gonna run when you call
And I won’t rest ‘til I fall
From the top of the hill to the bottom of a canyon
I wanna be your companion

They say one and one makes two
(do me right, do me right, all night long)
So darling, I’m asking you
(do me right, do me right, never do me wrong)
Do you wanna be?
(do me right, do me right, all night long)
Oh can you see yourself with me?
(do me right, do me right, never do me wrong)
(do me right, do me right, all night long)
All night, cause I’ll do you right
(do me right, do me right, never do me wrong)
All night, and I’ll never do you wrong
(do me right, do me right, all night long)
Cause I wanna be
Gonna be your companion
(do me right, do me right, never do me wrong)
Gotta be your companion
(do me right, do me right, all night long)
(do me right, do me right, never do me wrong)
Be my companion
Track Name: Big Mouth
Please stop talkin’, I can’t bear to hear it
My hands are shakin’, my eyes are tearin’
Well what could she know about me?
Oh, how could he tell you how it was gonna be?

Oh, is this really small town?
Is that what we’re talking about?
Is that where this is coming from or is it just your big mouth?

Well, I just heard a dirty secret
Should have known you couldn’t keep it
And now the shit’s done hit the fan
And you’re about to find out exactly who I am

Oh, is this really small town?
Is that what we’re talking about?
Is that where this is coming from or is it just your big mouth?
Is that what people are saying?
And you got it figured out
Well, please refrain from speaking my name
Keep it out of your big mouth; Keep it out of your big mouth

Go!

If you don’t shut that pretty mouth
Then I think I should show you how
This bad reputation just fell on me
Sometimes you gotta be taught, be taught to believe

That this ain’t really small town
That’s not what we’re talking about
That’s not where this was coming from
It was just your big mouth
And people couldn’t have said it
If you hadn’t let it out
One thing’s for sure, next time you’ll know to shut that big ol’ mouth
In this tiny little town

Cause I’ll be hangin’ around
Lookin’ out for your big mouth
Lookin’ out for your big mouth
I’m lookin’ out for your big mouth
Track Name: Foolish Heart
Foolish heart, don’t let me down
Leave me broken in this town
Cause I’ve been gettin' on just fine
Got no need to lose my mind

Foolish heart, I beg you please
Let me fall asleep with ease
Cause there’s no reason I should stay
Laying here so wide awake

You got me hanging by a word
Something you said that makes me feel like I can’t make it on my own
Don’t care if I make it out alive
You got me hanging by a word
And now there’s nothing I can do to get my mind right
There’s nothing I can do to get my mind off you
You’ve got me hanging by a word
It’s so absurd, foolish heart

We went driving out today
Took our fears so far away
To see if we’d get on just fine
Or if it’d pass like fleeting time
We laid out in fields of white
The cotton buried us alive
And as we laid with hearts on mend
I prayed the day would never end

Cause you got me hanging by a word
Something you said that makes me feel like I can’t make it on my own
Don’t care if I make it out alive
You got me hanging by a word
And now there’s nothing I can do to get my mind right
There’s nothing I can do to get my mind off you
You’ve got me hanging by a word
It’s so absurd, foolish heart

Foolish heart
Foolish heart

Cause you got me hanging by a word
Something you said that makes me feel like I can’t make it on my own
Don’t care if I make it out alive
You got me hanging by a word
And now there’s nothing I can do to get my mind right
There’s nothing I can do to get my mind off you
You got me hanging by a word
You got me hanging by a word
You got me hanging by a word
You got me hanging by a word
It’s so absurd, foolish heart
Track Name: Send The Sun
Well, it’s hard to be apart, so many miles in between
Laying here in the dark, are you thinking of me?
Out there in the West
Darlin’, I swear I love you best

And I’m gonna send the sun your way
Wake you up with a dawn full of golden rays
I want you around
Don’t let the darkness get you down

Well, the night’s gone and oh, it’s hard to know what to say
You call me on the telephone, say you miss me most today
We’ll I’ll see you soon
Darlin’, we’re staring at the same moon

And I’m gonna send the sun your way
Wake you up with a dawn full of golden rays
I want you around
Don’t let the darkness get you down

Darlin’, believe me, I’ll never deceive ya
We got this love, let’s keep it right
Never be lonely, cause I love you only
And if we can make it just through the night

Then I’m gonna send the sun your way
Wake you up with a dawn full of golden rays
I want you around
Don’t let the darkness get you down
I want you around
So don’t let the darkness get you down
Track Name: Muddy Waters
Muddy waters, beneath my feet
They took away the river, turned it into a stream
And I don’t blame them, for what they don’t know
But if the hurting was for nothing, and it was all just for show

Then nothing’s gonna change the way I feel
My mind is all made up, gonna shoot to kill
And I don’t believe cause I don’t wanna believe

So tear your heart out, throw it all away
Cause it don’t matter, don’t matter what you say
Cause love’s for nothing, and pain is free
Give it away for something; give it away to me

Cause nothing’s gonna change the way I feel
My mind is all made up, gonna shoot to kill
And I don’t believe cause I don’t wanna believe

Everything she sees, she takes
She wants; she can’t say no
Sometimes it’s best to give her what she wants
Well I should know
She’s only here to hear me scream and shout and plead
“Let me go”

No, nothing’s gonna change the way I feel
My mind is all made up, gonna shoot to kill
And I don’t believe, cause I don’t wanna believe

I don’t wanna believe
I ain’t gotta believe
I ain’t gonna believe
Track Name: Forever Lasts Forever
The only ring left on my finger is a lighter shade of skin
Untouched by sun
The only physical reminder in this empty house of him
Is all but loaded up

And anyone could try to say we didn’t keep the vows we made
But they’d be lying
Cause we said ‘til death do us part and it was true
Cause my heart feels like it’s dying
Yeah, we swore for better or for worse
And it was better at first, and worse at the end
But they say, forever lasts forever
‘Til forever becomes never again

Now there’s no sense looking ‘round for some kind of resolution
What’s done is done
Now the only thing that matters is a peaceful dissolution
From two to one

And anyone could try to say we didn’t keep the vows we made
But they’d be lying
Cause we said ‘til death do us part and it was true
Cause my heart feels like it’s dying
Yeah, we swore for better or for worse
And it was better at first, and worse at the end
But they say, forever lasts forever
‘Til forever becomes never again

And anyone could try to say we didn’t keep the vows we made
But they’d be lying
Cause we said ‘til death do us part and it was true
Cause my heart feels like it’s dying
Yeah, we swore for better or for worse
And it was better at first, and worse at the end
Now I know, forever lasts forever, ‘til forever becomes never again
Now I know, forever lasts forever, ‘til forever becomes never again