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Dictionary of Proverbs in American Country Music Hits
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Dictionary of Proverbs in American Country Music Hits (1986-1996)
Steven R. Folsom

A
ACTION
 

Actions speak louder than words.

  1. Var./All.: Actions speak louder.
  1. Mary Chapin Carpenter. "The Hard Way." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Come On Come On. Columbia, 1992.

     

    ALL (ADJ.)

    All good things come in threes.

  2. Var./All.: The best things seldom come around twice.

    Alabama (Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon). "Once upon a Lifetime." Writ. G. Baker, F. J. Myers. From: American Pride. RCA, 1992.

     

    ALL (PRON.)

    All is fair in love and war.

  3. Ronnie Milsap. "All Is Fair in Love and War." Writ. T. Nichols, R. Byrne. From: Back to the Grindstone. RCA/BMG, 1991.

     

    APPRECIATE

    One never appreciates what he has until he has lost it.

  4. Var./All.: You never know all the riches you own, till someone takes them away.

    John Schneider. "Take the Long Way Home." Writ. J. Neel, D. Crider. From: Take the Long Way Home. MCA, 1986.




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    B

    BARK

    A dog's bark is worse than his bite.

  5. Var./All.: I'm out here barkin' without a bite.

    Hutchens (Barry, Bill, Bryan). "Knock, Knock." Writ. J. Salley, J. Stevens. From: Knock, Knock. Atlantic Nashville, 1995.

     

    BE

    Be what you appear to be.

  6. Var./All.: You're nowhere near what you appear to be.

    John Anderson. "I Fell in the Water." Writ. J. Salley, J. Stevens. From: Solid Ground. BNA, 1993.

     

    BEND

    It is better to bend than break.

  7. Var./All.: You can bend but not break me.

    Holly Dunn. "I Am Who I Am." Writ. H. Dunn, T. Shapiro, C. Waters. From: Life and Love and All the Stages. River North Nashville, 1995.

     

    BEST

    The best things in life are free.

  8. Var./All.: The best things in life are not always free.

    Rob Crosby. "Love Will Bring Her Around." Writ. R. Crosby, W. Robinson. From: Solid Ground. Arista, 1990.

     

    BOOK

    You can't judge a book by its cover.

  9. Var./All.: You can't judge a book by lookin' at the cover.

    Confederate Railroad (Eddie Bayers, Michael Rhodes, Bob Wray, Brent Rowan, Don Potter, Billy Joe Walker, Barry Beckett, "Cowboy" Eddie Long). "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind." Writ. B. Nelson, D. Gibson. From: Notorious. Atlantic, 1992.

     

    BOW

    A bow bent too much will break.

  10. Var./All.: Like a tree out in the backyard that never has been broken by the wind, our love will last forever if we're strong enough to bend.

    Tanya Tucker. "Strong Enough to Bend." Writ. B. Nielsen-Chapman, D. Schlitz. From: Strong Enough to Bend. Capitol, 1988.

     

    BOY

    Boys will be boys.

  11. Var./All.: Men will be boys.

    Billy Dean. "Men Will Be Boys." Writ. G. Clark, V. Thompson. From: Men'll Be Boys. Liberty, 1994.

     

    C

    CHANGE (N.)

    In this world nothing is permanent except change.

  12. Var./All.: The only thing that stays the same is everything changes.

    Tracy Lawrence. "Time Marches On." Writ. B. Braddock. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996.

     

    CHANGE (V.)

    All things change, and we with them.

  13. Var./All.: Everything changes.

    Tracy Lawrence. "Time Marches On." Writ. B. Braddock. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996.

     

    The more it changes, the more it remains the same.

  14. Var./All.: The less things change, the more they never seem the same.

    Toby Keith. "Who's That Man." Writ. T. Keith. From: Boomtown. Polydor, 1994.

  15. Var./All.: The more we try to change things, the more they stay the same.

    Kathy Mattea. "Nobody's Gonna Rain on Our Parade." Writ. B. Parker, W. Rambeaux. From: Walking Away a Winner. Mercury, 1994.

     

    CHEEK

    Turn the other cheek.

  16. Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Jr. "That Old Wheel." Writ. J. Pierce. From: Water from the Wells of Home. Mercury, 1988.

     

    CHICKEN

    Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

  17. Var./All.: Counting our chickens way too soon.

    Bellamy Brothers (Howard, David). "Kids of the Baby Boom." Writ. D. Bellamy. From: Country Rap. Curb/MCA, 1987.

     

    CLOUD

    Every cloud has a silver lining.

  18. Var./All.: That cloud with the silver linin'.

    Asleep at the Wheel (Tim Alexander, Ray Benson, John Ely, Mike Francis, Larry Franklin, John Mitchell, David Sanger). "That Lucky Old Sun." Writ. H. Gillespie, B. Smith. From: Western Standard Time. Epic, 1988.

  19. Var./All.: Occasional clouds all have a silver linin'.

    Shenandoah (Ralph Ezell, Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon, Jim Seales, Stan Thorn). "Moon over Georgia." Writ. M. Narmore. From: Extra Mile. Columbia, 1990.

     

    Every cloud is not a sign of a storm.

  20. Var./All.: Where there's a cloud don't mean there's rain.

    Keith Whitley. "I'm Over You." Writ. T. Nichols, Z. Turner. From: I Wonder Do You Think of Me. RCA, 1989.

     

    CRAWL

    One must crawl before he walks.

  21. Var./All.: Crawl before you walk.

    Tracy Byrd. "The First Step." Writ. D. Crider, V. Thompson. From: No Ordinary Man. MCA, 1994.

  22. Var./All.: You might have to crawl even after you walk.

    John Michael Montgomery. "Life's a Dance." Writ. A. Shamblin, S. Seskin. From: Life's a Dance. Atlantic, 1992.

  23. Var./All.: Gonna have to walk, but first you'll have to crawl.

    Sawyer Brown (Mark Miller, Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All." Writ. R. Samoset, D. Loggins. From: This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All. Curb, 1995.

  24. Var./All.: I had to let you walk before I'd crawl.

    Clay Walker. "Only on Days That End in 'Y.'" Writ. R. Fagan. From: Hypnotize the Moon. Giant, 1995.

     

    CRIME

    Crime doesn't pay.

  25. Var./All.: Crime don't pay.

    Sawyer Brown (Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Mark Miller, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "Cafe on the Corner." Writ. M. McAnally. From: Cafe on the Corner. Curb, 1992.

     

    D

    DARK

    It is always darkest before dawn.

  26. Var./All.: Even in the darkest hour before the dawn.

    Jeff Carson. "Not on Your Love." Writ. T. Martin, R. Wilson, T. Martin. From: Jeff Carson. Curb, 1995.

  27. Var./All.: The darkest hour is just before dawn.

    Merle Haggard. "A Better Love Next Time." Writ. J. Christopher, B. Wood. From: 5:01 Blues. Epic, 1989.

  28. Var./All.: It's darkest just before the dawn.

    Reba McEntire. "'Til Love Comes Again." Writ. B. Regan, E. Hill. From: Sweet Sixteen. MCA, 1989.

  29. Var./All.: The coldest hour is the one comes just before the dawn.

    Mark O'Connor & Charlie Daniels (with Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt). "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia." Writ. C. Daniels. From: Heroes. Warner Bros., 1993.

     

    DEPTH

    Never venture out of your depth till you can swim.

  30. Var./All.: You shouldn't wade out in deep water, when you don't know how to swim.

    John Anderson. "Let Go of the Stone." Writ. M. D. Barnes, M. T. Barnes. From: Seminole Wind. BNA, 1992.

     

    DO

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

  31. Var./All.: Do unto me like you want to be done to.

    Lari White. "What a Woman Wants." Writ. L. White, C. Cannon. From: Lead Me Not. BMG, 1993.

     

    You don't have to do anything but live till you die.

  32. Var./All.: All I really gotta do is live and die.

    Alabama (Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon). "I'm in a Hurry (and Don't Know Why)." Writ. R. Murrah, R. Vanwarmer. From: American Pride. RCA, 1992.

  33. Var./All.: I just want to live until I die.

    Clay Walker. "Live until I Die." Writ. C. Walker. From: Clay Walker. Giant, 1993.

     

    DOG

    A dog is man's best friend.

  34. Var./All.: Time is a fool's best friend.

    Rick Trevino. "Doctor Time." Writ. S. Longacre, L. Wilson. From: Rick Trevino. Columbia, 1994.

     

    DOWN

    You can't keep a good man down.

  35. Alabama (Randy Owen, Jeffrey Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon). "Can't Keep a Good Man Down." Writ. B. Corbin. From: 40 Hour Week. RCA, 1985.

     

    DREAM

    Dreams are lies.

  36. Var./All.: Dreams rarely come true.

    Wynonna Judd. "Only Love." Writ. M. Hummon, R. Murrah. From: Tell Me Why. Curb/MCA, 1993.

     

    E

    EASY

    Easy come, easy go.

  37. Brother Phelps (Ricky Lee, Doug). "Anyway the Wind Blows." Writ. J. J. Cale. From: Anyway the Wind Blows. Asylum, 1995.

     

  38. Var./All.: Easy come girl, easy go.

    George Strait. "Easy Come, Easy Go." Writ. A. Barker, D. Dillon. From: Easy Come, Easy Go. MCA, 1993.

     

    EVIL

    See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

  39. Var./All.: I cover my ears, I close my eyes, still hear your voice and it's telling me lies.

    Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris. "Telling Me Lies." Writ. L. Thompson, B. Cook. From: Trio. Warner Bros., 1987.

     

    EXCEPTION

    There is an exception to every rule.

  40. Var./All.: What once was the exception now seems to be the rule.

    Clint Black. "Where Are You Now." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: Put Yourself in My Shoes. RCA, 1990.

  41. Var./All.: There's no exceptions to the rule.

    Garth Brooks. "Not Counting You." Writ. G. Brooks. From: Garth Brooks. Capitol, 1989.

  42. Var./All.: I'm the exception to the rule.

    Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan, Jerry Dengler, Rick Henderson). "Exception to the Rule." Writ. B. Jones, C. Waters, T. Shapiro. From: Exception to the Rule. Capitol, 1988.

     

    EYE

    An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

  43. Var./All.: An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

    Charlie Daniels Band (Bruce Ray Brown, Charlie Daniels, Taz DiGregorio, Jack Gavin, Charlie Hayward, Julian King, James Stroud). "Simple Man." Writ. C. Daniels, J. Gavin, C. Hayward, T. DiGregorio. From: Simple Man. Epic, 1989.

     

    F

    FAITH

    Faith can move mountains.

  44. Var./All.: It can make you move mountains.

    Vince Gill. "When Love Finds You." Writ. V. Gill, M. Omartian. From: When Love Finds You. MCA, 1994.

  45. Var./All.: If you've got love you can move a mountain.

    John Michael Montgomery. "If You've Got Love." Writ. S. Seskin, M. D. Sanders. From: Kickin' It Up. Atlantic, 1994.

  46. Var./All.: No matter if there's mountains you can't move.

    John Michael Montgomery. "Long As I Live." Writ. R. Bowles, W. Robinson. From: John Michael Montgomery. Atlantic, 1995.

  47. Var./All.: Faith that can move anything.

    Tanya Tucker. "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane." Writ. M. A. Springer. From: Can't Run from Yourself. Liberty, 1992.

     

    FATHER

    Like father, like son.

  48. Lionel Cartwright. "Like Father, Like Son." Writ. P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz. From: Lionel Cartwright. MCA, 1989.

     

  49. Var./All.: Like father just like son.

    Kenny Rogers. "The Factory." Writ. B. McGuire. From: I Prefer the Moonlight. RCA, 1987.

     

    FINDER

    Finders are keepers.

  50. Hank Williams, Jr. "Finders Are Keepers." Writ. H. Williams, Jr. From: Greatest Hits III. Warner Bros., 1989.

     

    FIRE

    Don't play with fire.

  51. Var./All.: Playin' with fire.

    Martina McBride. "Life #9." Writ. Kostas, T. Perez. From: The Way That I Am. RCA, 1993.

     

    Fight fire with fire.

  52. Var./All.: Fightin' fire with fire.

    Davis Daniel. "Fighting Fire with Fire." Writ. M. White, C. R. White. From: Fighting Fire with Fire. Mercury, 1991.

     

    FISH

    I have other fish to fry.

  53. Var./All.: I got bigger fish to fry.

    Boy Howdy (Hugh Wright, Jeffrey Steele, Larry Park, Cary Park). "Bigger Fish to Fry." Writ. J. Steele. From: Born That Way. Curb, 1995.

     

    FORGIVE

    Forgive and forget.

  54. Lionel Cartwright. "Give Me His Last Chance." Writ. L. Cartwright. From: Lionel Cartwright. MCA, 1989.

     

  55. Forester Sisters (Christy, June, Kathy, Kim). "(That's What You Do) When You're in Love." Writ. T. Skinner, K. Bell, J. L. Wallace. From: The Forester Sisters. Warner Bros., 1985.

     

  56. Matthews, Wright & King (Raymond Matthews, Woody Wright, Tony King). "One of These Days." Writ. B. Livsey, D. Schlitz. From: Dream Seekers. Sony, 1993.

     

  57. Var./All.: Jesus would forgive, but a daddy don't forget.

    Collin Raye. "Little Rock." Writ. T. Douglas. From: Extremes. Epic, 1994.

  58. Var./All.: I keep forgiving, I keep forgetting.

    Trisha Yearwood. "You Say You Will." Writ. B. Nielsen-Chapman, V. Thompson. From: Hearts in Armor. MCA, 1992.

     

    FRYING PAN

    Don't jump from the frying pan into the fire.

  59. Var./All.: Jump from the frying pan into the fire.

    Ricky Lynn Gregg. "Get a Little Closer." Writ. K. Williams, K. Blazy, N. Thrasher. From: Get a Little Closer. Liberty, 1994.

     

    G

    GAME

    It's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.

  60. Var./All.: It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you lay the blame.

    Highway 101 (Jack Daniels, Scott "Cactus" Moser, Nikki Nelson, Curtis Stone). "The Blame." Writ. C. Moser, P. Nelson, G. Nelson. From: Bing Bang Boom. Warner Bros., 1991.

     

    GIVE

    It is better to give than to receive.

  61. Var./All.: I'd rather give than to receive.

    Garth Brooks. "Not Counting You." Writ. G. Brooks. From: Garth Brooks. Capitol, 1989.

  62. Var./All.: You do have to give, if you want to receive.

    John Michael Montgomery. "Life's a Dance." Writ. A. Shamblin, S. Seskin. From: Life's a Dance. Atlantic, 1992.

     

    GLASS

    The glass is either half empty or half full.

  63. Var./All.: Is my heart half full or half empty.

    Ty Herndon (featuring Stephanie Bentley). "Heart Half Empty." Writ. G. Burr, D. Child. From: What Mattered Most. Epic, 1995.

     

    GOLD

    All that glitters is not gold.

  64. Var./All.: Everything that glitters is not gold.

    Dan Seals. "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)." Writ. D. Seals, B. McDill. From: Won't Be Blue Anymore. EMI America, 1985.

     

    GOOD (ADJ.)

    All good things come to those who wait.

  65. Var./All.: Good things come to those who wait.

    Jon Randall. "This Heart." Writ. T. Haselden, T. Mensy. From: What You Don't Know. BMG, 1995.

  66. Var./All.: Good things seem to go to those who wait.

    Mike Reid. "As Simple As That." Writ. M. Reid, A. Shamblin. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991.

  67. Var./All.: Good things come to those who wait.

    Sweethearts of the Rodeo (Kristine Arnold, Janis Gill). "This Heart." Writ. T. Mensy, T. Haselden. From: Buffalo Zone. Columbia, 1990.

     

    All good things must come to an end.

  68. Var./All.: All bad things gotta come to an end.

    BlackHawk (Dave Robbins, Henry Paul, Van Stephenson). "Like There Ain't No Yesterday." Writ. W. Aldridge, M. Narmore. From: Strong Enough. Arista, 1995.

  69. Exile (Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, Sonny Lemaire, J. P. Pennington, Les Taylor). "It's You Again." Writ. S. Lemaire, J. P. Pennington. From: Shelter from the Night. Epic, 1987.

     

    GOOD (N.)

    The good die young.

  70. Tracy Lawrence. "If the Good Die Young." Writ. P. Nelson, C. Wiseman. From: Alibis. Atlantic, 1993.

     

    GRASS

    The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

  71. Var./All.: The grass is green on both sides of the hill.

    Clint Black. "No Time to Kill." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: No Time to Kill. RCA, 1993.

  72. Var./All.: Greener grass.

    BlackHawk (Dave Robbins, Henry Paul, Van Stephenson). "Like There Ain't No Yesterday." Writ. W. Aldridge, M. Narmore. From: Strong Enough. Arista, 1995.

  73. Var./All.: The grass ain't no greener.

    Earl Thomas Conley. "I Can't Win for Losin' You." Writ. R. Byrne, R. Bowles. From: Too Many Times. RCA, 1986.

  74. Var./All.: That grass I used to hate to mow sure is looking green.

    Joe Diffie. "In My Own Backyard." Writ. A. Spooner, K. K. Phillips, J. Diffie. From: Honky Tonk Attitude. Epic, 1993.

  75. Var./All.: The grass ain't always greener on the other side.

    Martina McBride. "Life #9." Writ. Kostas, T. Perez. From: The Way That I Am. RCA, 1993.

  76. Var./All.: The grass is greener on the other side.

    Randy Travis. "Better Class of Losers." Writ. R. Travis, A. Jackson. From: High Lonesome. Warner Bros., 1991.

  77. Var./All.: Don't let the green grass fool ya.

    Shania Twain. "Dance with the One That Brought You." Writ. S. Hogin, G. Peters. From: Shania Twain. Mercury, 1993.

  78. Var./All.: The grass is always greener on the other side.

    Steve Wariner. "Baby I'm Yours." Writ. S. Wariner, G. Clark. From: I Should Be with You. MCA, 1988.

  79. Var./All.: The grass is always greener.

    Steve Wariner. "You Can Dream of Me." Writ. S. Wariner, J. Hall. From: Life's Highway. MCA, 1985.

     

    H

    HAND

    The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

  80. Glen Campbell with Steve Wariner. "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle." Writ. T. Harris. From: Still within the Sound of My Voice. MCA, 1987.

     

    Never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

  81. Var./All.: Don't let your right hand know what your left hand's doing.

    Eddie Raven. "Right Hand Man." Writ. G. Scruggs. From: Right Hand Man. RCA, 1986.

     

    HAY

    Make hay while the sun shines.

  82. Var./All.: Sometimes you make hay.

    Foster & Lloyd (Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd). "Texas in 1880." Writ. R. Foster. From: Foster & Lloyd. RCA, 1987.

     

    HEAD

    Two heads are better than one.

  83. Var./All.: Two paychecks were better than one.

    Mark Chesnutt. "Goin' through the Big D." Writ. R. Rogers, J. Wright, M. Wright. From: What a Way to Live. MCA, 1994.

     

    HEART

    A broken heart mends quickly when repaired.

  84. Var./All.: Broken hearts mend easy.

    Billy Ray Cyrus. "Somebody New." Writ. A. Harvey, M. Curtis. From: It Won't Be the Last. Mercury, 1993.

     

    HEAVEN

    Heaven takes care of children, sailors, and drunken men.

  85. Var./All.: Heaven helps the young and foolish.

    Mike Reid. "Call Home." Writ. M. Reid, T. Seals. From: Twilight Town. Columbia, 1992.

     

    HELL

    Hell and high water wait for no man.

  86. Var./All.: Come hell or high water, I'll be here waiting for you.

    T. Graham Brown. "Hell and High Water." Writ. T. Brown, A. Harvey. From: I Tell It Like It Used to Be. Capitol, 1986.

     

    HERE

    Here today and gone tomorrow.

  87. Billy Joe Royal. "Tell It Like It Is." Writ. L. Diamond, G. Davis. From: Tell It Like It Is. Atlantic America, 1988.

     

  88. Var./All.: Here today and then we're gone.

    Southern Pacific (Tim Goodman, Glenn D. Hardin, Keith Knudsen, John McFee, Jerry Scheff). "Reckless Heart." Writ. J. McFee, A. Pessis. From: County Line. Warner Bros., 1989.

  89. George Strait. "The Chill of an Early Fall." Writ. G. Daniel, G. Peters. From: Chill of an Early Fall. MCA, 1991.

     

    HINDSIGHT

    Hindsight is 20/20 vision.

  90. Var./All.: Hindsight's 20/20.

    Randy Travis. "1982." Writ. B. Blackmon, V. Vipperman. From: Storms of Life. Warner Bros., 1986.

     

    HOME

    Home is where the heart is.

  91. Var./All.: Home is anywhere you choose to put your heart.

    John Denver and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Bob Carpenter, Jimmy Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Bernie Leadon). "And So It Goes." Writ. P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz. From: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Volume 2. Universal, 1989.

  92. Var./All.: Your heart has found a home.

    Patty Lovelace. "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You." Writ. Kostas, D. Folkvord. From: Up against My Heart. MCA, 1991.

  93. Var./All.: Home ain't where his heart is.

    Shania Twain. "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)." Writ. S. Twain, R. J. Lange. The Woman in Me. Mercury Nashville, 1995.

     

    Home, sweet home.

  94. Var./All.: Home sweet second home.

    Tracy Lawrence. "My Second Home." Writ. T. Lawrence, K. Beard, P. Nelson. From: Alibis. Atlantic, 1993.

  95. Aaron Neville. "The Grand Tour." Writ. G. Richey, C. Taylor, N. Wilson. From: The Grand Tour. A&M, 1993.

     

  96. Shania Twain. "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)." Writ. S. Twain, R. J. Lange. The Woman in Me. Mercury Nashville, 1995.

     

    There's no place like home.

  97. Randy Travis. "No Place Like Home." Writ. P. Overstreet. From: Storms of Life. Warner Bros., 1986.

     

    HORSE

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.

  98. Var./All.: You can lead a heart to love, but you can't make it fall.

    George Strait. "You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody." Writ. S. Clark, J. MacRae. From: Lead On. MCA, 1994.

     

    HURT

    You always hurt the one you love.

  99. Var./All.: We hurt the ones we love.

    Suzy Bogguss. "You Wouldn't Say That to a Stranger." Writ. P. Bunch, D. Crider. From: Something up My Sleeve. Liberty, 1993.

     

    I

    INCH

    Give an inch, take a mile.

  100. Var./All.: Give me an inch, then I'll walk that mile for you.

    Radney Foster. "Willin' to Walk." Writ. R. Foster. From: Labor of Love. Arista, 1994.

     

    L

    LIFE

    Life doesn't end: it goes on.

  101. Var./All.: Life goes on.

    Alan Jackson. " Little Bitty." Writ. T. T. Hall. Everything I Love. Arista, 1996.

  102. Var./All.: Life goes on.

    Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "Life Goes On." Writ. D. Gray, T. McHugh, K. Follese. Greatest Hits. Warner Bros., 1995.

  103. Var./All.: Life goes on.

    K. T. Oslin. "Wall of Tears." Writ. R. Leigh, P. McCann. 80's Ladies. RCA, 1987.

     

    Life has its ups and downs.

  104. Var./All.: Life has its little ups and downs.

    Ricky Van Shelton. "Life's Little Ups and Downs." Writ. M. A. Rich. From: RVS III. Columbia, 1990.

     

     

    Life is short and sweet.

  105. Var./All.: Life is short.

    Mike Reid. "As Simple As That." Writ. M. Reid, A. Shamblin. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991.

     

    Life is too short.

  106. Var./All.: Life's too short.

    Mary Chapin Carpenter. "Shut Up and Kiss Me." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Stones in the Road. Columbia, 1994.

  107. Var./All.: Life's too short.

    Faith Hill. "I Can't Do That Anymore." Writ. A. Jackson. It Matters to Me. Warner Bros., 1995.

  108. Var./All.: Life's too short.

    Toby Keith. "Upstairs Downtown." Writ. T. Keith, C. Gogg, Jr. From: Boomtown. Polydor, 1994.

  109. Var./All.: Life's too short.

    Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings). "Mending Fences." Writ. A. Byrd, J. Robinson. From: Big Iron Horses. RCA, 1992.

     

    Life's a gamble: you win or lose.

  110. Var./All.: God made life a gamble, and we're still in the game.

    Joe Diffie. "Ships That Don't Come In." Writ. P. Nelson, D. Gibson. From: Regular Joe. Epic, 1992.

  111. Var./All.: Life is a gamble.

    George Strait. "Ace in the Hole." Writ. D. Adkins. From: Beyond the Blue Neon. MCA, 1989.

     

    LIVE

    Live and learn.

  112. Billy Dean. "Billy the Kid." Writ. B. Dean, P. Nelson. From: Billy Dean. Capitol, 1991.

     

    Live for the present; plan for the future.

  113. Var./All.: She's always lived for tomorrow, she's never learned how to live for today.

    Reba McEntire. "Is There Life out There." Writ. S. Longacre, R. Giles. From: For My Broken Heart. MCA, 1991.

     

    LOOK

    Looks aren't everything.

  114. Mark Collie. "Looks Aren't Everything." Writ. M. Collie. From: Hardin County Line. MCA, 1990.

     

    LORD

    The Lord helps those who help themselves.

  115. Var./All.: Love helps those who cannot help themselves.

    Paul Overstreet. "Love Helps Those." Writ. P. Overstreet. From: Sowin' Love. RCA, 1989.

     

    LOSS

    His loss is my gain.

  116. Var./All.: Your loss will be his gain.

    Conway Twitty. "Saturday Night Special." Writ. D. Blackwell, L. Bastian. From: Still in Your Dreams. MCA, 1988.

     

    LOVE (N.)

    Love is blind.

  117. Var./All.: Loving blind.

    Clint Black. "Loving Blind." Writ. C. Black. From: Put Yourself in My Shoes. RCA, 1990.

  118. Var./All.: Love's not near as blind.

    Foster & Lloyd (Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd). "What Do You Want from Me This Time." Writ. R. Foster, B. Lloyd. From: Foster & Lloyd. RCA, 1987.

  119. Wynonna Judd. "I Saw the Light." Writ. L. Angelle, A. Gold. From: Wynonna. Curb/MCA, 1992.

     

  120. Var./All.: Lovin' blind.

    Toby Keith. "Wish I Didn't Know Now." Writ. T. Keith. From: Toby Keith. Mercury, 1993.

  121. Dolly Parton. "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That." Writ. B. Carlisle, R. Thomas. From: White Limozeen. Columbia, 1989.

     

  122. Var./All.: Love full of passion that can sometimes make you blind.

    Travis Tritt. "Can I Trust You with My Heart." Writ. T. Tritt, S. Harris. From: T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Warner Bros., 1992.

     

    Love lasts as long as the money endures.

  123. Var./All.: Love will get you through times of no money, better than money will get you through times of no love.

    Girls Next Door (Doris King, Cindy Nixon, Tammy Stephens, Diane Williams). "Love Will Get You through Times of No Money." Writ. S. Lorber, T. Dubois, J. Silbar. From: Girls Next Door. MTM, 1986.

     

    Love makes the world go round.

  124. Var./All.: Lovin' all night makes the world go round.

    Rodney Crowell. "Lovin' All Night." Writ. R. Crowell. From: Life Is Messy. Columbia, 1992.

  125. Ricky Skaggs. "He Was onto Somethin' (So He Made You)." Writ. S. Curtis. From: Kentucky Thunder. Epic, 1989.

     

  126. Var./All.: You build the things that really make the world go round.

    Aaron Tippin. "Workin Man's Ph.D." Writ. A. Tippin, P. Douglas, B. Boyd. From: Call of the Wild. RCA, 1993.

     

    Love will find a way.

  127. Var./All.: Love will find its way to you.

    Reba McEntire. "Love Will Find Its Way to You." Writ. D. Loggins, J. D. Martin. From: The Last One to Know. MCA, 1987.

     

    You can't live on love alone.

  128. Var./All.: If a man could live on love alone.

    Skip Ewing. "If a Man Could Live on Love Alone." Writ. S. Ewing, R. Lane. From: The Will to Love. MCA, 1989.

  129. Var./All.: Two people just can't live on love alone.

    Doug Supernaw. "Not Enough Hours in the Night." Writ. A. Barker, R. Harbin, K. Williams. From: You Still Got Me. Giant, 1995

     

    LOVE (V.)

    Love 'em and leave 'em.

  130. Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn). "Brand New Man." Writ. D. Cook, R. Dunn, K. Brooks. From: Brand New Man. Arista, 1991.

     

  131. Var./All.: Lovin' and leavin'.

    Marty Stuart. "The Likes of Me." Writ. L. Boone, R. Bowles. From: The Marty Party Hit Pack. MCA, 1995.

     

    You haven't lived if you haven't loved.

  132. Var./All.: If you ain't lovin', then you ain't livin'.

    George Strait. "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')." Writ. T. Collins. From: If You Ain't Lovin', You Ain't Livin'. MCA, 1988.

     

    M

    MEAT

    One mans meat is another man's poison.

  133. Var./All.: One man's halfway up is another man's halfway down; one man's ceiling is another man's floor; one man's walk could be another man's door; one man's smile is another man's frown.

    Clint Black. "Half Way Up." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: The Greatest Hits. RCA, 1996.

     

    MEEK

    The meek shall inherit the earth.

  134. Sawyer Brown (Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Mark Miller, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "Cafe on the Corner." Writ. M. McAnally. From: Cafe on the Corner. Curb, 1992.

     

    MILK

    No use crying over spilt milk.

  135. Var./All.: No use crying over spilled perfume.

    Pam Tillis. "Spilled Perfume." Writ. P. Tillis, D. Dillon. From: Sweetheart's Dance. Arista, 1994.

     

    MISERY

    Misery loves company.

  136. Var./All.: Misery lookin' for some company.

    David Lee Murphy. "Party Crowd." Writ. D. L. Murphy, J. Hinson. From: Out with a Bang. MCA, 1994.

     

    MODERATION

    Everything in moderation.

  137. Trisha Yearwood. "I Wanna Go Too Far." Writ. L. Martine, Jr., K. Robbins. From: Thinkin' about You. MCA, 1995.

     

    MONEY

    Money can't buy happiness.

  138. Var./All.: Something money just can't buy.

    Glen Campbell. "More Than Enough." Writ. J. Webb. From: Light Years. MCA, 1988.

  139. Var./All.: Love was the one thing money couldn't buy.

    Confederate Railroad (Eddie Bayers, Michael Rhodes, Bob Wray, Brent Rowan, Don Potter, Billy Joe Walker, Barry Beckett, "Cowboy" Eddie Long). "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind." Writ. B. Nelson, D. Gibson. From: Notorious. Atlantic, 1992.

  140. Var./All.: Love's something that money can't buy.

    Rodney Crowell. "Above and Beyond." Writ. H. Howard. From: Diamonds & Dirt. Columbia, 1988.

  141. Var./All.: Everything that money can't buy.

    Lee Greenwood. "We've Got It Made." Writ. S. Ramos, B. Regan. From: Holdin' a Good Hand. Capitol, 1990.

  142. Var./All.: No matter what all your money buys, its in the arms of love that true treasure lies.

    Hal Ketchum. "I Know Where Love Lives." Writ. H. Ketchum. From: Past the Point of Rescue. Curb, 1991.

  143. Var./All.: Love that money just can't buy.

    Roy Orbison. "You Got It." Writ. J. Lynne, R. Orbison, T. Petty. From: Mystery Girl. Virgin Records America, 1989.

  144. Var./All.: She's still gonna need what money can't buy, someone to hold her when she needs to cry.

    Lee Roy Parnell. "Tender Moment." Writ. L. R. Parnell, R. M. Bourke, C. Moore. From: Love without Mercy. Arista, 1992.

  145. Var./All.: What he needs can't be bought.

    Sawyer Brown (Mark Miller, Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All." Writ. R. Samoset, D. Loggins. From: This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All. Curb, 1995.

  146. Var./All.: Something that money can't buy.

    Shenandoah (Ralph Ezell, Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon, Jim Seales, Stan Thorn). "I Got You." Writ. R. Byrne, T. Gentry, G. Fowler. From: Extra Mile. Columbia, 1990.

  147. Var./All.: Less of the things that money can buy.

    Doug Stone. "More Love." Writ. D. Stone, G. Burr. From: More Love. Sony Music Entertainment, 1993.

  148. Var./All.: I don't need anything money can buy.

    Clay Walker. "Live until I Die." Writ. C. Walker. From: Clay Walker. Giant, 1993.

  149. Don Williams. "One Good Well." Writ. K. Robbins, M. Reid. From: One Good Well. RCA, 1989.

     

    Money talks.

  150. Garth Brooks. "We Shall Be Free." Writ. S. Davis, G. Brooks. From: The Chase. Liberty, 1992.

     

    N

    NEIGHBOR

    Love your neighbor as yourself.

  151. Var./All.: Love yourself and love your neighbor.

    Forester Sisters (Christy, June, Kathy, Kim). "Love Will." Writ. D. Pfrimmer, B. Gallimore. From: Sincerely. Warner Bros., 1988.

     

    NEWS

    Bad news travels fast.

  152. Var./All.: Bad news never comes a minute too late.

    Mike Reid. "As Simple As That." Writ. M. Reid, A. Shamblin. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991.

     

    NIGHTINGALE

    A nightingale won't sing in a cage.

  153. Var./All.: A bird in a cage will forget how to sing.

    Michael Johnson. "Give Me Wings." Writ. R. K. Fleming, D. Schlitz. From: Wings. RCA/Ariola International, 1986.

     

    NOTHING

    Nothing can last forever.

  154. Var./All.: Nothing's forever.

    Exile (Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, Sonny Lemaire, J. P. Pennington, Les Taylor). "It's You Again." Writ. S. Lemaire, J. P. Pennington. From: Shelter from the Night. Epic, 1987.

  155. Var./All.: Nothing lasts forever.

    Mike Reid. "I'll Stop Loving You." Writ. M. Reid, R. Byrne. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991.

  156. Var./All.: The things you think will last just disappear.

    Tanya Tucker and Delbert McClinton. "Tell Me about It." Writ. B. LaBounty, P. McLaughlin. From: Can't Run from Yourself. Liberty, 1992.

     

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  157. Var./All.: Nothin' ventured, nothin' gained.

    Garth Brooks. "Against the Grain." Writ. B. Bouton, L. Cordle, C. Jackson. From: Ropin' the Wind. Capitol, 1991.

     

    O

    OLD

    Older and wiser.

  158. Var./All.: Older but no more the wise.

    Suzy Bogguss. "Hey Cinderella." Writ. S. Bogguss, M. Berg, G. Harrison. From: Something up My Sleeve. Liberty, 1993.

     

    OPPOSITE

    Opposites attract.

  159. Confederate Railroad (Eddie Bayers, Michael Rhodes, Bob Wray, Brent Rowan, Don Potter, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Barry Beckett, "Cowboy" Eddie Long). "Trashy Women." Writ. C. Wall. From: Confederate Railroad. Atlantic, 1992.

     

    P

    PASTURE

    The other man's pasture always looks the greenest.

  160. Var./All.: Greener pastures.

    Desert Rose Band (Chris Hillman, John Jorgenson, Herb Pedersen, Bill Bryson, Jay Dee Maness, Steve Duncan). "Love Reunited." Writ. C. Hillman, S. Hill. From: The Desert Rose Band. MCA/Curb, 1987.

  161. Var./All.: Greener pastures.

    Collin Raye. "Not That Different." Writ. K. Good, J. Scott. From: I Think about You. Epic, 1995.

     

    PENNY

    Save your pennies for a rainy day.

  162. Var./All.: Save my money for a rainy day.

    Trisha Yearwood. "I Wanna Go Too Far." Writ. L. Martine, Jr., K. Robbins. From: Thinkin' about You. MCA, 1995.

     

    PICTURE

    A picture is worth a thousand words.

  163. Var./All.: One love is worth a thousand nights alone.

    Baillie and the Boys (Kathie Baillie, Michael Bonagura, Alan LeBoeuf). "Oh Heart." Writ. K. Baillie, M. Bonagura, D. Schlitz. From: Baillie and the Boys. RCA, 1987.

  164. Var./All.: One touch is worth a thousand pictures.

    Ronnie Milsap. "Stranger Things Have Happened." Writ. D. Chamberlain. From: Stranger Things Have Happened. RCA, 1989.

     

    PRACTICE

    Practice what you preach.

  165. Var./All.: I practice what I preach.

    Dolly Parton. "More Where That Came From." Writ. D. Parton. Slow Dancing with the Moon. Columbia, 1993.

     

    PRAYER

    Prayer is food for the soul.

  166. Var./All.: Love is food for the soul.

    Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "My Love." Writ. P. Howell, B. Seals, T. Barnes. From: Big Time. Warner Bros., 1993.

     

    PREVENTION

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  167. Dolly Parton. "Tie Our Love (in a Double Knot)." Writ. J. Silbar, J. Reid. From: Think about Love. RCA/Ariola International, 1986.

     

  168. Var./All.: Half a pound of cure is surely worth a half an ounce of your prevention.

    Randy Travis. "Is It Still Over." Writ. L. Henley, K. Bell. From: Old 8x10. Warner Bros., 1988.

     

    PROMISE

    Never make a promise if you don't intend to keep it.

  169. Var./All.: That's the only promise I made him I couldn't keep.

    Kenny Chesney. "Grandpa Told Me So." Writ. M. A. Springer, J. D. Hicks. From: All I Need to Know. BMG, 1995.

  170. Var./All.: I never make a promise I don't intend to keep.

    John Michael Montgomery. "I Can Love You Like That." Writ. S. Diamond, M. Derry, J. Kimball. From: John Michael Montgomery. Atlantic, 1995.

  171. Var./All.: I'll give you a promise tonight that I can keep.

    John Michael Montgomery. "Long As I Live." Writ. R. Bowles, W. Robinson. From: John Michael Montgomery. Atlantic, 1995.

     

    PROVIDENCE

    Don't tempt providence.

  172. Var./All.: You shouldn't tempt fate.

    Mary Chapin Carpenter. "I Take My Chances." Writ. M. C. Carpenter, D. Schlitz. From: Come On Come On. Columbia, 1992.

     

    R

    RAIN

    It never rains but it pours.

  173. Var./All.: If it's gonna rain then let it pour.

    Southern Pacific (Tim Goodman, Glenn D. Hardin, Keith Knudsen, John McFee, Jerry Scheff) with Carleen Carter. "Time's Up." Writ. W. Waldman, H. Stinson, K. Welch. From: County Line. Warner Bros., 1989.

     

    ROAD

    All roads lead to Rome.

  174. Var./All.: All roads lead to another road.

    Tracy Lawrence. "Renegades, Rebels and Rogues." Writ. P. Nelson, L. Boone, E. Clark. From: Maverick. Atlantic, 1994.

     

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

  175. Var./All.: The road I have travelled on is paved with good intentions.

    Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings). "When She Cries." Writ. M. Beeson, S. Lemaire. From: Big Iron Horses. RCA, 1992.

     

    RULE

    Rules were made to be broken.

  176. Var./All.: Rules are made to be broken now and then.

    Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan, Jerry Dengler, Rick Henderson). "Exception to the Rule." Writ. B. Jones, C. Waters, T. Shapiro. From: Exception to the Rule. Capitol, 1988.

     

    RUN

    If you can't run with the big dogs, stay under the porch.

  177. Var./All.: If you're gonna run with the big dogs hon, you gotta get off the porch.

    David Lee Murphy. "Out with a Bang." Writ. D. L. Murphy, K. Tribble. From: Out with a Bang. MCA, 1994.

     

    S

    SAFE

    It is better to be safe than sorry.

  178. Var./All.: Better safe than sorry.

    Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt (Tom Schuyler, J. Fred Knobloch, Craig Bickhardt). "Givers and Takers." Writ. C. Bickhardt. From: No Easy Horses. MTM, 1987.

     

    SEE

    What you see is what you get.

  179. Garth Brooks. "Against the Grain." Writ. B. Bouton, L. Cordle, C. Jackson. From: Ropin' the Wind. Capitol, 1991.

     

  180. Var./All.: You get what you see.

    Holly Dunn. "I Am Who I Am." Writ. H. Dunn, T. Shapiro, C. Waters. From: Life and Love and All the Stages. River North Nashville, 1995.

  181. Var./All.: What you get is what you see.

    Ricky Van Shelton. "I Am a Simple Man." Writ. W. Aldridge. From: Backroads. Columbia, 1991.

  182. Michelle Wright. "Take It Like a Man." Writ. T. Haselden. From: Now & Then. Arista, 1992.

     

    SEEING

    Seeing is believing.

  183. Var./All.: You have to see to believe.

    Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "God Blessed Texas." Writ. P. Howell, B. Seals. From: Big Time. Warner Bros., 1993.

     

    SEEM

    Things are not always what they seem.

  184. Var./All.: You were not what you seem.

    Ronnie Milsap. "Button off My Shirt." Writ. G. Lyle, B. Livsey. From: Heart and Soul. RCA, 1987.

  185. Var./All.: Things aren't always what they seem.

    Keith Whitley. "I'm Over You." Writ. T. Nichols, Z. Turner. From: I Wonder Do You Think of Me. RCA, 1989.

     

    SHOE

    If the shoe fits, put it on.

  186. Var./All.: Does the shoe fit you now?

    Suzy Bogguss. "Hey Cinderella." Writ. S. Bogguss, M. Berg, G. Harrison. From: Something up My Sleeve. Liberty, 1993.

     

    SHORT

    Short and sweet.

  187. BlackHawk (Dave Robbins, Henry Paul, Van Stephenson). "Goodbye Says It All." Writ. J. MacRae, C. Black, B. Fischer. From: BlackHawk. Arista, 1994.

     

  188. John Michael Montgomery. "Be My Baby Tonight." Writ. E. Hill, R. Fagan. From: Kickin' It Up. Atlantic, 1994.

     

    SIDE

    There are two sides to everything.

  189. Var./All.: There's two sides to every door.

    Lee Roy Parnell. "I'm Holding My Own." Writ. T. Arata. From: On the Road. Arista, 1993.

     

    SIGHT

    Out of sight, out of mind.

  190. Var./All.: Out of this world and out of your mind.

    Clint Black. "Wherever You Go." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: One Emotion. BMG, 1994.

  191. Var./All.: Out of mind, out of sight.

    Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings, Larry Stewart). "Let the Heartache Ride." Writ. T. Dubois, D. Robbins, V. Stephenson. From: Restless Heart. RCA, 1985.

  192. Var./All.: Out of sight and on my mind.

    Billy Joe Royal. "Out of Sight, & on My Mind." Writ. B. Burch, R. Peoples. From: Royal Treatment. Atlantic America, 1987.

  193. Var./All.: Out of sight, all the way out of mind.

    Sawyer Brown (Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Mark Miller, Bobby Randall, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "Used to Blue." Writ. J. F. Knobloch, B. LaBounty. From: Sawyer Brown. Capitol, 1985.

  194. Var./All.: Out of sight and out of mind.

    Trisha Yearwood. "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)." Writ. K. Richey, P. Angelo, L. Gottlieb. From: Everybody Knows. MCA, 1996.

     

    SIMPLE

    Simple things in life are best.

  195. Var./All.: Simple little things are the miracle cure.

    Neal McCoy. "Wink." Writ. B. Dipiero, T. Shapiro. From: No Doubt about It. Atlantic, 1994.

     

    SINK

    Sink or swim.

  196. Garth Brooks. "Against the Grain." Writ. B. Bouton, L. Cordle, C. Jackson. From: Ropin' the Wind. Capitol, 1991.

     

  197. John Michael Montgomery. "Life's a Dance." Writ. A. Shamblin, S. Seskin. From: Life's a Dance. Atlantic, 1992.

     

  198. Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Greg Jennings). "Baby Needs New Shoes." Writ. R. Guilbeau, B. Crain, T. McHugh. From: Matters of the Heart. BMG, 1994.

     

  199. Chely Wright. "Sea of Cowboy Hats." Writ. C. Wright, D. Dodson, J. Melton. From: Woman in the Moon. Polydor Nashville, 1994.

     

    SKY

    The sky is the limit.

  200. Var./All.: The sky's the limit.

    John Anderson. "Money in the Bank." Writ. J. Jarrard, B. Dipiero, M. Sanders. From: Solid Ground. BNA, 1993.

  201. Var./All.: The sky's the limit.

    Garth Brooks. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House." Writ. B. Boyd, W. Haynes, D. Robbins. From: No Fences. Capitol, 1990.

  202. Wynonna Judd. "Rock Bottom." Writ. J. R. Cobb, B. Buie. From: Tell Me Why. MCA, 1993.

     

    SMOKE

    Where there is smoke, there is fire.

  203. Var./All.: Where there's smoke, you'll find my old flame.

    Archer/Park (Randy Archer, Johnny Park). "Where There's Smoke." Writ. B. P. Barker, M. Collie. From: We Got a Lot in Common. Atlantic, 1994.

     

    SOW

    You shall reap what you sow.

  204. Var./All.: What is sown by the one, will be grown by the other.

    Lionel Cartwright. "Like Father, Like Son." Writ. P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz. From: Lionel Cartwright. MCA, 1989.

  205. Var./All.: As they sow they will reap.

    Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Jr. "That Old Wheel." Writ. J. Pierce. From: Water from the Wells of Home. Mercury, 1988.

  206. Var./All.: Gonna reap just what you sow.

    Diamond Rio (Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Gene Johnson, Dan Truman, Dana Williams, Brian Prout). "Nowhere Bound." Writ. M. Powell, J. Medders. From: Diamond Rio. Arista, 1991.

  207. Var./All.: What you sow you're surely gonna reap.

    Paul Overstreet. "Sowin' Love." Writ. P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz. From: Sowin' Love. RCA, 1989.

     

    START

    Don't start anything you can't finish.

  208. Var./All.: Gonna take forever to finish what we started here today.

    Billy Dean. "I'm Not Built That Way." Writ. G. Terren, D. Pfrimmer. From: Fire in the Dark. Liberty, 1993.

  209. Var./All.: Finish what we started.

    Diamond Rio (Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Gene Johnson, Dan Truman, Dana Williams, Brian Prout). "Finish What We Started." Writ. M. Powell, M. Noble. From: Love a Little Stronger. Arista, 1994.

  210. Var./All.: We won't give up what we've started.

    Sawyer Brown (Mark Miller, Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "'Round Here." Writ. M. A. Miller, S. Emerick, G. Hubbard. From: This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All. Curb, 1995.

     

    STICK

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

  211. Var./All.: These sticks and stones may break me, but the words you said just tore my heart in two.

    Tracy Lawrence. "Sticks and Stones." Writ. E. West, R. Dillon. From: Sticks and Stones. Atlantic, 1991.

     

    STONE

    A rolling stone gathers no moss.

  212. Var./All.: I was a rolling stone.

    Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn). "Brand New Man." Writ. D. Cook, R. Dunn, K. Brooks. From: Brand New Man. Arista, 1991.

  213. Var./All.: Wild and free like a rolling stone.

    Joe Diffie. "Bigger Than the Beatles." Writ. J. S. Anderson, S. Dukes. From: Life's So Funny. Epic, 1995.

  214. Var./All.: Rollin' like a stone.

    Jesse Hunter. "Born Ready." Writ. A. Shamblin, D. Gibson. From: A Man Like Me. BMG, 1993.

  215. Var./All.: Like a rolling stone.

    Tracy Lawrence. "Time Marches On." Writ. B. Braddock. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996.

  216. Var./All.: I'm your rock, but I'm rollin' away.

    Lee Roy Parnell. "The Rock." Writ. J. Varsos, R. Smith. From: Love without Mercy. Arista, 1992.

  217. Var./All.: I'm a rolling stone.

    Shenandoah (Ralph Ezell, Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon, Jim Seales, Stan Thorn). "Puttin' New Roots Down." Writ. L. Cordle, L. Shell. From: Extra Mile. Columbia, 1990.

  218. Var./All.: An old rolling stone who rolled over the hill.

    Randy Travis. "Too Gone Too Long." Writ. G. Pistilli. From: Always & Forever. Warner Bros., 1987.

     

    T

    TAKE

    You can't take it with you.

  219. Var./All.: You can take it with you when you go.

    Forester Sisters (Christy, June, Kathy, Kim). "Love Will." Writ. D. Pfrimmer, B. Gallimore. From: Sincerely. Warner Bros., 1988.

     

    TALK

    Talk is cheap.

  220. Suzy Bogguss. "Outbound Plane." Writ. N. Griffith, T. Russell. From: Aces. Liberty, 1991.

     

  221. Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn). "I Am That Man." Writ. T. McBride, M. Powell. From: Borderline. Arista, 1996.

     

  222. Mary Chapin Carpenter. "Shut Up and Kiss Me." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Stones in the Road. Columbia, 1994.

     

  223. Reba McEntire. "Rumor Has It." Writ. B. Burch, V. Dant, L. Shell. From: Rumor Has It. MCA, 1990.

     

  224. Var./All.: Words are cheap.

    Trisha Yearwood. "You Say You Will." Writ. B. Nielsen-Chapman, V. Thompson. From: Hearts in Armor. MCA, 1992.

     

    THING

    Things are tough all over.

  225. Wynonna Judd. "Rock Bottom." Writ. J. R. Cobb, B. Buie. From: Tell Me Why. MCA, 1993.

     

  226. Shelby Lynne. "Things Are Tough All Over." Writ. L. Silver, T. Bruce. From: Tough All Over. Epic, 1990.

     

    TIME

    There is a time to speak and a time to be silent.

  227. Var./All.: There's a time to listen, a time to talk.

    John Michael Montgomery. "Life's a Dance." Writ. A. Shamblin, S. Seskin. From: Life's a Dance. Atlantic, 1992.

     

    There must be a first time for everything.

  228. Var./All.: There's a first time for everything.

    Earl Thomas Conley. "Right from the Start." Writ. B. Herzig, R. Watkins. From: Too Many Times. RCA, 1986.

  229. Var./All.: There's a first time for everything.

    Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "First Time for Everything." Writ. P. Howell, D. O'Brien. From: First Time for Everything. Warner Bros., 1992.

     

    The third time is a charm.

  230. Var./All.: Gambled on the third time, a fool will tell you it's a charm.

    Clint Black. "A Good Run of Bad Luck." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: Maverick. Atlantic, 1994.

  231. Var./All.: Third time's a charm.

    Dan Seals. "Three Time Loser." Writ. D. Seals. From: On the Front Line. EMI America, 1986.

     

    Time flies.

  232. Var./All.: Time can fly.

    Mark Chesnutt. "It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings." Writ. J. Foster, R. Lavoie, J. Morris. From: Wings. Decca/MCA, 1995.

  233. Var./All.: Time did fly.

    Wynonna Judd. "She Is His Only Need." Writ. D. Loggins. From: Wynonna. Curb/MCA, 1992.

  234. Doug Supernaw. "Not Enough Hours in the Night." Writ. A. Barker, R. Harbin, K. Williams. From: You Still Got Me. Giant, 1995.

     

  235. Var./All.: Watch time fly.

    Russ Taff. "Love Is Not a Thing." Writ. M. S. Cawley, K. Fleming, M. A. Kennedy. From: Winds of Change. Warner Alliance, 1995.

     

    Time heals all wounds.

  236. Var./All.: Time has a way of healin' wounds.

    Shawn Camp. "Fallin' Never Felt So Good." Writ. S. Camp, W. Smith. From: Shawn Camp. Reprise, 1993.

  237. Var./All.: Time will heal the pain.

    Exile (Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, Sonny Lemaire, J. P. Pennington, Les Taylor). "Even Now." Writ. R. Sharp, M. Beeson. From: Justice. Arista, 1991.

  238. Var./All.: Scars take time to heal.

    Radney Foster. "Nobody Wins." Writ. R. Foster, K. Richey. From: Del Rio, TX 1959. Arista, 1992.

  239. Var./All.: Time can heal a lonely heart.

    Patty Lovelace. "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You." Writ. Kostas, D. Folkvord. From: Up against My Heart. MCA, 1991.

  240. Var./All.: Time will ease your pain.

    Patty Lovelace. "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?" Writ. B. B. Collins, K. Taylor-Good. From: Only When I Feel. Sony Music Entertainment, 1993.

  241. Var./All.: Time can't mend this heart of mine.

    K. T. Oslin. "Wall of Tears." Writ. R. Leigh, P. McCann. From: 80's Ladies. RCA, 1987.

  242. Var./All.: Time is gonna heal my wound.

    Mike Reid. "I'll Stop Loving You." Writ. M. Reid, R. Byrne. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991.

  243. Var./All.: Wounds that never seem to mend.

    Doug Supernaw. "I Don't Call Him Daddy." Writ. R. Nielsen. From: Red and Rio Grande. BNA, 1993.

  244. Var./All.: Time is all it takes for a broken heart to mend.

    Gene Watson. "Don't Waste It on the Blues." Writ. S. Ramos, J. Vandiver. From: Back in the Fire. Warner Bros., 1989.

  245. Var./All.: Time will heal the hurt.

    Tom Wopat. "The Rock and Roll of Love." Writ. B. McDill, C. Black. From: A Little Bit Closer. EMI America, 1987.

     

    Time is money.

  246. Var./All.: Time's expensive.

    Mary Chapin Carpenter. "Shut Up and Kiss Me." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Stones in the Road. Columbia, 1994.

     

    Time marches on.

  247. Tracy Lawrence. "Time Marches On." Writ. B. Braddock. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996.

     

  248. Var./All.: Time keeps marching on.

    Mark O'Connor & Charlie Daniels (with Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt). "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia." Writ. C. Daniels. From: Heroes. Warner Bros., 1993.

     

    Time never stands still.

  249. Var./All.: Time ain't standin' still.

    Clint Black. "No Time to Kill." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: No Time to Kill. RCA, 1993.

  250. Var./All.: Time is not gonna stop.

    Emilio. "It's Not the End of the World." Writ. P. Nelson, L. Boone, E. Clark. From: Life Is Good. Capitol, 1995.

  251. Var./All.: Time just stood still.

    Collin Raye. "One Boy, One Girl." Writ. M. A. Springer, S. Smith. From: I Think about You. Epic, 1995.

  252. Var./All.: Till time stands still.

    Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings, Larry Stewart). "I'll Still Be Loving You." Writ. M. A. Kennedy, P. Bunch, P. Rose, T. Cerney. From: Wheels. RCA, 1986.

     

    Time will tell.

  253. Faith Hill. "You Can't Lose Me." Writ. T. Bruce, T. McHugh. From: It Matters to Me. Warner Bros., 1995.

     

  254. Reba McEntire. "The Fear of Being Alone." Writ. W. Aldridge, B. Miller. From: What If It's You. MCA, 1996.

     

  255. Pam Tillis. "The River and the Highway." Writ. G. House, D. Schlitz. From: All of This Love. Arista, 1995.

     

    TIMES

    Times change, and we change with them.

  256. Var./All.: Times are changin'.

    Paul Overstreet. "Me and My Baby." Writ. P. Overstreet, P. Davis. From: Love Is Strong. RCA, 1992.

     

    TODAY

    Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

  257. Var./All.: Put off today what you can do tomorrow.

    Diamond Rio (Dan Truman, Gene Johnson, Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Dana Williams, Brian Prout). "In a Week or Two." Writ. J. House, G. Burr. From: Close to the Edge. Arista, 1992.

     

    TOMORROW

    Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

  258. Var./All.: Till what we put off till tomorrow has now become today.

    Garth Brooks. "The River." Writ. V. Shaw, G. Brooks. From: Ropin' the Wind. Capitol, 1991.

  259. Var./All.: Puttin' off until tomorrow things he should have done.

    Billy Dean. "Only Here for a Little While." Writ. W. Holyfield, R. Leigh. From: Young Man. Capitol, 1990.

     

    Tomorrow never comes.

  260. Garth Brooks. "If Tomorrow Never Comes." Writ. K. Blazy, G. Brooks. From: Garth Brooks. Capitol, 1989.

     

    TRUE

    This above all: to your own self be true.

  261. Var./All.: To thine own self be true.

    Reba McEntire. "Fancy." Writ. B. Gentry. From: Rumor Has It. MCA, 1990.

     

    True love never grows old.

  262. Var./All.: True love never dies.

    Ricky Van Shelton. "Living Proof." Writ. J. MacRae, S. Clark. From: Loving Proof. CBS, 1988.

  263. Var./All.: True love never dies.

    Kevin Welch. "True Love Never Dies." Writ. K. Welch, G. Scruggs. From: Kevin Welch. Reprise, 1990.

     

    W

    WANT

    The thing that you can't get is the thing that you want, mainly.

  264. Var./All.: You only want the ones that you can't get.

    Clint Black. "Desperado." Writ. D. Henley, G. Frey. From: Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. Giant, 1993.

     

    WATER

    Still waters run deep.

  265. Billy Joe Royal. "Old Bridges Burn Slow." Writ. J. South, J. Meaders, S. Brown. From: Looking Ahead. Atlantic/America, 1986.

     

    WHEEL

    The wheel comes full circle.

  266. Var./All.: That old wheel will roll around again.

    Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Jr. "That Old Wheel." Writ. J. Pierce. From: Water from the Wells of Home. Mercury, 1988.

     

    WILL

    Where there's a will there's a way.

  267. Var./All.: You can be the will that finds the way.

    Mary Chapin Carpenter. "Tender When I Want to Be." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Stones in the Road. Columbia, 1994.

  268. Var./All.: If there's a will, love finds a way.

    Girls Next Door (Doris King, Cindy Nixon, Tammy Stephens, Diane Williams). "Love Will Get You through Times of No Money." Writ. S. Lorber, T. Dubois, J. Silbar. From: Girls Next Door. MTM, 1986.

  269. Var./All.: The way in a small cafe found a will.

    Wynonna Judd. "She Is His Only Need." Writ. D. Loggins. From: Wynonna. Curb/MCA, 1992.

     

    WIN

    You can't win 'em all.

  270. Var./All.: Old memories, you just can't lose 'em all.

    Shooters (Walt Aldridge, Gary Baker, Barry Billings, Chalmers Davis, Michael Dillon). "You Just Can't Lose 'Em All." Writ. W. Aldridge, J. Jarrard, L. Palas. From: Solid As a Rock. Epic, 1989.

     

    You win a few and you lose a few.

  271. Var./All.: I'll lose more than I'm gonna win someday.

    Garth Brooks. "Wild Horses." Writ. B. Shore, D. Wills. From: No Fences. Capitol, 1990.

  272. Var./All.: Some you win and some you lose.

    Ronnie Milsap. "All Is Fair in Love and War." Writ. T. Nichols, R. Byrne. From: Back to the Grindstone. RCA/BMG, 1991.

  273. Var./All.: Some you win, some you lose.

    Ronnie Milsap. "Button off My Shirt." Writ. G. Lyle, B. Livsey. From: Heart and Soul. RCA, 1987.

     

    WISH

    Don't wish too hard: you might just get what you wish for.

  274. Var./All.: Careful what you're dreamin' 'cause it someday may come true.

    Hal Ketchum. "Someplace Far Away (Careful What You're Dreaming)." Writ. H. Ketchum. From: Sure Love. Curb, 1992.

     

    WOLF

    The wolf is at the door.

  275. Var./All.: A wolf howling at our door.

    Girls Next Door (Doris King, Cindy Nixon, Tammy Stephens, Diane Williams). "Love Will Get You through Times of No Money." Writ. S. Lorber, T. Dubois, J. Silbar. From: Girls Next Door. MTM, 1986.

     

    WORLD

    It's a small world.

  276. Var./All.: It's such a small world.

    Rodney Crowell with Rosanne Cash. "It's Such a Small World." Writ. R. Crowell. From: Diamonds & Dirt. Columbia, 1988.

     

    The world goes on wheels.

  277. Var./All.: This old world keeps spinning around.

    Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "Life Goes On." Writ. D. Gray, T. McHugh, K. Follese. From: Greatest Hits. Warner Bros., 1995.

  278. Var./All.: The world's been spinning round.

    John Michael Montgomery. "Long As I Live." Writ. R. Bowles, W. Robinson. From: John Michael Montgomery. Atlantic, 1995.

  279. Var./All.: The world still goes around.

    Larry Stewart. "I'll Cry Tomorrow." Writ. S. Bogard, R. Giles. From: Down the Road. BMG, 1993.

     

    The world turns as a ball.

  280. Var./All.: The world keeps on turning.

    Clint Black. "Life Gets Away." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas, T. Schuyler. From: One Emotion. RCA, 1994.

  281. Var./All.: The earth turns.

    Tracy Lawrence. "Stars over Texas." Writ. L. Boone, P. Nelson, T. Lawrence. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996.

  282. Var./All.: This big old world turns round.

    David Lee Murphy. "The Road You Leave Behind." Writ. D. L. Murphy. From: Gettin' Out the Good Stuff. MCA, 1996.

  283. Var./All.: Let the world stop turning.

    Collin Raye. "In This Life." Writ. M. Reid, A. Shamblin. From: In This Life. Epic, 1992.

     

    WRONG

    Two wrongs do not make a right.

  284. Var./All.: One right could still make two wrongs.

    Clint Black. "Walking Away." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas, D. Gay. From: Killin' Time. RCA, 1989.

 


Indexes

Singer, Songwriter, and Musical Group

 

(Numbers refer to the citation numbers in the dictionary.)

 

Adkins, D., 111

Alabama, 2, 32, 35

Aldridge, W., 68, 72, 181, 254, 270

Anderson, J. S., 213

Anderson, John, 6, 30, 200

Angelle, L., 119

Angelo, P., 194

Arata, T., 189

Archer/Park, 203

Asleep at the Wheel, 18

 

Baillie, K., 163

Baillie and the Boys, 163

Baker, G., 2

Barker, A., 38, 129, 234

Barker, B. P., 203

Barnes, M. D., 30

Barnes, M. T., 30

Barnes, T., 166

Bastian, L., 116

Beard, K., 94

Beeson, M., 175, 237

Bell, K., 55, 168

Bellamy, D., 17

Bellamy Brothers, 17

Bentley, Stephanie, 63

Berg, M., 158, 186

Bickhardt, C., 178

Black, Clint, 40, 71, 117, 133, 187, 190, 230, 245, 249, 264, 280, 284

BlackHawk, 68, 72, 187

Blackmon, B., 90

Blackwell, D., 116

Blazy, K., 59, 260

Bogard, S., 279

Bogguss, Suzy, 99, 158, 186, 220

Bonagura, M., 163

Boone, L., 131, 174, 250, 281

Bourke, R. M., 144

Bouton, B., 157, 179, 196

Bowles, R., 46, 73, 131, 171, 278

Boy Howdy, 53

Boyd, B., 126, 201

Braddock, B., 12-13, 215, 247

Brooks, Garth, 41, 61, 150, 157, 179, 196, 201, 258, 260, 271

Brooks, K., 130, 212

Brooks & Dunn, 130, 212, 221

Brother Phelps, 37

Brown, S., 265

Brown, T. Graham, 86

Bruce, T., 226, 253

Buie, B., 202, 225

Bunch, P., 99, 252

Burch, B., 192, 223

Burr, G., 63, 147, 257

Byrd, A., 109

Byrd, Tracy, 21

Byrne, R., 3, 73, 146, 155, 242, 272

 

Cale, J. J., 37

Camp, Shawn, 236

Campbell, Glen, 80, 138

Cannon, C., 31

Carlisle, B., 121

Carpenter, Mary Chapin, 1, 106, 172, 222, 246, 267

Carson, Jeff, 26

Carter, Carleen, 173

Cartwright, Lionel, 48, 54, 204

Cash, Johnny, 16, 29, 205, 248, 266

Cash, Rosanne, 276

Cawley, M. S., 235

Cerney, T., 252

Chamberlain, D., 164

Charlie Daniels Band, 43

Chesney, Kenny, 169

Chesnutt, Mark, 83, 232

Child, D., 63

Christopher, J., 27

Clark, E., 174, 250

Clark, G., 11, 78

Clark, S., 98, 262

Cobb, J. R., 202, 225

Collie, Mark, 114, 203

Collins, B. B., 240

Collins, T., 132

Confederate Railroad, 9, 139, 159

Conley, Earl Thomas, 73, 228

Cook, B., 39

Cook, D., 130, 212

Corbin, B., 35

Cordle, L., 157, 179, 196, 217

Crain, B., 198

Crider, D., 4, 21, 99

Crosby, Rob, 8

Crowell, Rodney, 124, 140, 276

Curtis, M., 84

Curtis, S., 125

Cyrus, Billy Ray, 84

 

Daniel, Davis, 52

Daniel, G., 89

Daniels, Charlie, 29, 43, 248

Dant, V., 223

Davis, G., 87

Davis, P., 256

Davis, S., 150

Dean, Billy, 11, 112, 208, 259

Denver, John, 91

Derry, M., 170

Desert Rose Band, 160

Diamond, L., 87

Diamond, S., 170

Diamond Rio, 206, 209, 257

Diffie, Joe, 74, 110, 213

DiGregorio, T., 43

Dillon, D., 38, 135

Dillon, R., 211

Dipiero, B., 195, 200

Dodson, D., 199

Douglas, P., 126

Douglas, T., 57

Dubois, T., 123, 191, 268, 275

Dukes, S., 213

Dunn, Holly, 7, 180

Dunn, R., 130, 212

 

Emerick, S., 210

Emilio, 250

Ewing, Skip, 128

Exile, 69, 154, 237

 

Fagan, R., 24, 188

Fischer, B., 187

Fleming, K., 235

Fleming, R. K., 153

Folkvord, D., 92, 239

Follese, K., 102, 277

Forester Sisters, 55, 151, 219

Foster, J., 232

Foster, Radney, 82, 100, 118, 238

Foster & Lloyd, 82, 118

Fowler, G., 146

Frey, G., 264

 

Gallimore, B., 151, 219

Gavin, J., 43

Gay, D., 284

Gentry, B., 261

Gentry, T., 146

Gibson, D., 9, 110, 139, 214

Giles, R., 113, 279

Gill, Vince, 44

Gillespie, H., 18

Girls Next Door, 123, 268, 275

Gogg, C., Jr., 108

Gold, A., 119

Good, K., 161

Gottlieb, L., 194

Gray, D., 102, 277

Greenwood, Lee, 141

Gregg, Ricky Lynn, 59

Griffith, N., 220

Guilbeau, R., 198

 

Haggard, Merle, 27

Hall, J., 79

Hall, T. T., 101

Harbin, R., 129, 234

Harris, Emmylou, 39

Harris, S., 122

Harris, T., 80

Harrison, G., 158, 186

Harvey, A., 84, 86

Haselden, T., 65, 67, 182

Haynes, W., 201

Hayward, C., 43

Henley, D., 264

Henley, L., 168

Herndon, Ty, 63

Herzig, B., 228

Hicks, J. D., 169

Highway 101, 60

Hill, E., 28, 188

Hill, Faith, 107, 253

Hill, S., 160

Hillman, C., 160

Hinson, J., 136

Hogin, S., 77

Holyfield, W., 259

House, G., 255

House, J., 257

Howard, H., 140

Howell, P., 166, 183, 229

Hubbard, G., 210

Hummon, M., 36

Hunter, Jesse, 214

Hutchens, 5

 

Jackson, Alan, 76, 101, 107

Jackson, C., 157, 179, 196

Jarrard, J., 200, 270

Johnson, Michael, 153

Jones, B., 42, 176

Judd, Wynonna, 36, 119, 202, 225, 233, 269

 

Keith, Toby, 14, 108, 120

Kennedy, M. A., 235, 252

Ketchum, Hal, 142, 274

Kimball, J., 170

Knobloch, J. F., 193

Kostas, 51, 75, 92, 239

 

LaBounty, B., 156, 193

Lane, R., 128

Lange, R. J., 93, 96

Lavoie, R., 232

Lawrence, Tracy, 12-13, 70, 94, 174, 211, 215, 247, 281

Leigh, R., 103, 241, 259

Lemaire, S., 69, 154, 175

Little Texas, 102, 166, 183, 229, 277

Livsey, B., 56, 184, 273

Lloyd, B., 118

Loggins, D., 23, 127, 145, 233, 269

Longacre, S., 34, 113

Lorber, S., 123, 268, 275

Lovelace, Patty, 92, 239-240

Lyle, G., 184, 273

Lynne, J., 143

Lynne, Shelby, 226

 

MacRae, J., 98, 187, 262

Martin, J. D., 127

Martin, T., 26

Martine, L., Jr., 137, 162

Mason Dixon, 42, 176

Mattea, Kathy, 15

Matthews, Wright & King, 56

McAnally, M., 25, 134

McBride, Martina, 51, 75

McBride, T., 221

McCann, P., 103, 241

McClinton, Delbert, 156

McCoy, Neal, 195

McDill, B., 64, 245

McEntire, Reba, 28, 113, 127, 223, 254, 261

McFee, J., 88

McGuire, B., 49

McHugh, T., 102, 198, 253, 277

McLaughlin, P., 156

Meaders, J., 265

Medders, J., 206

Melton, J., 199

Mensy, T., 65, 67

Miller, B., 254

Miller, M. A., 210

Milsap, Ronnie, 3, 164, 184, 272-273

Montgomery, John Michael, 22, 45-46, 62, 170-171, 188, 197, 227, 278

Moore, C., 144

Morris, J., 232

Moser, C., 60

Murphy, David Lee, 136, 177, 282

Murrah, R., 32, 36

Myers, F. J., 2

 

Narmore, M., 19, 68, 72

Neel, J., 4

Nelson, B., 9, 139

Nelson, G., 60

Nelson, P., 60, 70, 94, 110, 112, 174, 250, 281

Neville, Aaron, 95

Nicholas, H., 40, 71, 133, 190, 230, 249, 280, 284

Nichols, T., 3, 20, 185, 272

Nielsen, R., 243

Nielsen-Chapman, B., 10, 58, 224

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 91

Noble, M., 209

 

O'Brien, D., 229

O'Connor, Mark, 29, 248

Omartian, M., 44

Orbison, Roy, 143

Oslin, K. T., 103, 241

Overstreet, Paul, 48, 91, 97, 115, 204, 207, 256

 

Palas, L., 270

Parker, B., 15

Parnell, Lee Roy, 144, 189, 216

Parton, Dolly, 39, 121, 165, 167

Pennington, J. P., 69, 154

Peoples, R., 192

Perez, T., 51, 75

Pessis, A., 88

Peters, G., 77, 89

Petty, T., 143

Pfrimmer, D., 151, 208, 219

Phillips, K. K., 74

Pierce, J., 16, 205, 266

Pistilli, G., 218

Powell, M., 206, 209, 221

 

Rambeaux, W., 15

Ramos, S., 141, 244

Randall, Jon, 65

Raven, Eddie, 81

Raye, Collin, 57, 161, 251, 283

Regan, B., 28, 141

Reid, J., 167

Reid, Mike, 66, 85, 105, 149, 152, 155, 242, 283

Restless Heart, 109, 175, 191, 198, 252

Rich, M. A., 104

Richey, G., 95

Richey, K., 194, 238

Robbins, D., 191, 201

Robbins, K., 137, 149, 162

Robinson, J., 109

Robinson, W., 8, 46, 171, 278

Rogers, Kenny, 49

Rogers, R., 83

Ronstadt, Linda, 39

Rose, P., 252

Royal, Billy Joe, 87, 192, 265

Russell, T., 220

 

Salley, J., 5-6

Samoset, R., 23, 145

Sanders, M., 200

Sanders, M. D., 45

Sawyer Brown, 23, 25, 134, 145, 193, 210

Schlitz, D., 10, 48, 56, 91, 153, 163, 172, 204, 207, 255

Schneider, John, 4

Schuyler, T., 280

Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt, 178

Scott, J., 161

Scruggs, G., 81, 263

Seals, Dan, 64, 231

Seals, B., 166, 183

Seals, T., 85

Seskin, S., 22, 45, 62, 197, 227

Shamblin, A., 22, 62, 66, 105, 152, 197, 214, 227, 283

Shapiro, T., 7, 42, 176, 180, 195

Sharp, R., 237

Shaw, V., 258

Shell, L., 217, 223

Shelton, Ricky Van, 104, 181, 262

Shenandoah, 19, 146, 217

Shooters, 270

Shore, B., 271

Silbar, J., 123, 167, 268, 275

Silver, L., 226

Skaggs, Ricky, 125

Skinner, T., 55

Smith, B., 18

Smith, R., 216

Smith, S., 251

Smith, W., 236

South, J., 265

Southern Pacific, 88, 173

Spooner, A., 74

Springer, M. A., 47, 169, 251

Steele, J., 53

Stephenson, V., 191

Stevens, J., 5-6

Stewart, Larry, 279

Stinson, H., 173

Stone, Doug, 147

Strait, George, 38, 89, 98, 111, 132

Stuart, Marty, 29, 131, 248

Supernaw, Doug, 129, 234, 243

Sweethearts of the Rodeo, 67

 

Taff, Russ, 235

Taylor, C., 95

Taylor-Good, K., 240

Terren, G., 208

Thomas, R., 121

Thompson, L., 39

Thompson, V., 11, 21, 58, 224

Thrasher, N., 59

Tillis, Pam, 135, 255

Tippin, Aaron, 126

Travis, Randy, 76, 90, 97, 168, 218

Trevino, Rick, 34

Tribble, K., 177

Tritt, Travis, 29, 122, 248

Tucker, Tanya, 10, 47, 156

Turner, Z., 20, 185

Twain, Shania, 77, 93, 96

Twitty, Conway, 116

 

Vandiver, J., 244

Vanwarmer, R., 32

Varsos, J., 216

Vipperman, V., 90

 

Waldman, W., 173

Walker, Clay, 24, 33, 148

Wall, C., 159

Wallace, J. L., 55

Wariner, Steve, 78-80

Waters, C., 7, 42, 176, 180

Watkins, R., 228

Watson, Gene, 244

Webb, J., 138

Welch, Kevin, 173, 263

West, E., 211

White, C. R., 52

White, Lari, 31

White, M., 52

Whitley, Keith, 20, 185

Williams, Don, 149

Williams, Hank, Jr., 16, 50, 205, 266

Williams, K., 59, 129, 234

Wills, D., 271

Wilson, L., 34

Wilson, N., 95

Wilson, R., 26

Wiseman, C., 70

Wood, B., 27

Wopat, Tom, 245

Wright, Chely, 199

Wright, J., 83

Wright, M., 83

Wright, Michelle, 182

Yearwood, Trisha, 58, 137, 162, 194, 224

 

 

Song and Album Title Index

 

(Numbers refer to the citation numbers in the dictionary.)

 

Above and Beyond, 140

Ace in the Hole, 111

Aces, 220

Against the Grain, 157, 179, 196

Alibis, 70, 94

All I Need to Know, 169

All Is Fair in Love and War, 3, 272

All of This Love, 255

Always & Forever, 218

American Pride, 2, 32

And So It Goes, 91

Anyway the Wind Blows, 37

As Simple As That, 66, 105, 152

 

Baby I'm Yours, 78

Baby Needs New Shoes, 198

Back in the Fire, 244

Back to the Grindstone, 3, 272

Backroads, 181

Baillie and the Boys, 163

Be My Baby Tonight, 188

Believe Me Baby (I Lied), 194

Better Class of Losers, 76

Better Love Next Time, A, 27

Beyond the Blue Neon, 111

Big Iron Horses, 109, 175

Big Time, 166, 183

Bigger Fish to Fry, 53

Bigger Than the Beatles, 213

Billy Dean, 112

Billy the Kid, 112

Bing Bang Boom, 60

BlackHawk, 187

Blame, The, 60

Boomtown, 14, 108

Borderline, 221

Born Ready, 214

Born That Way, 53

Brand New Man, 130, 212

Buffalo Zone, 67

Button off My Shirt, 184, 273

 

Cafe on the Corner, 25, 134

Call Home, 85

Call of the Wild, 126

Can I Trust You with My Heart, 122

Can't Keep a Good Man Down, 35

Can't Run from Yourself, 47, 156

Can't Stop Myself from Loving You, 92, 239

Chase, The, 150

Chill of an Early Fall, The, 89

Clay Walker, 33, 148

Close to the Edge, 257

Come On Come On, 1, 172

Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, 264

Confederate Railroad, 159

Country Rap, 17

County Line, 88, 173

 

Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind, 9, 139

Dance with the One That Brought You, 77

Del Rio, TX 1959, 238

Desert Rose Band, The, 160

Desperado, 264

Devil Comes Back to Georgia, The, 29, 248

Diamond Rio, 206

Diamonds & Dirt, 140, 276

Doctor Time, 34

Don't Waste It on the Blues, 244

Down the Road, 279

Dream Seekers, 56

 

Easy Come, Easy Go, 38

80's Ladies, 103, 241

Even Now, 237

Everybody Knows, 194

Everything I Love, 101

Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold), 64

Exception to the Rule, 42, 176

Extra Mile, 19, 146, 217

Extremes, 57

 

Factory, The, 49

Fallin' Never Felt So Good, 236

Fancy, 261

Fear of Being Alone, The, 254

Fighting Fire with Fire, 52

Finders Are Keepers, 50

Finish What We Started, 209

Fire in the Dark, 208

First Step, The, 21

First Time for Everything, 229

5:01 Blues, 27

For My Broken Heart, 113

Forester Sisters, The, 55

40 Hour Week, 35

Foster & Lloyd, 82, 118

 

Garth Brooks, 41, 61, 260

Get a Little Closer, 59

Gettin' Out the Good Stuff, 282

Girls Next Door, 123, 268, 275

Give Me His Last Chance, 54

Give Me Wings, 153

Givers and Takers, 178

God Blessed Texas, 183

Goin' through the Big D, 83

Good Run of Bad Luck, A, 230

Goodbye Says It All, 187

Grand Tour, The, 95

Grandpa Told Me So, 169

Greatest Hits, 102, 133, 277

Greatest Hits III, 50

 

Half Way Up, 133

Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The, 80

Hard Way, The, 1

Hardin County Line, 114

He Was onto Somethin' (So He Made You), 125

Heart and Soul, 184, 273

Heart Half Empty, 63

Hearts in Armor, 58, 224

Hell and High Water, 86

Heroes, 29, 248

Hey Cinderella, 158, 186

High Lonesome, 76

Holdin' a Good Hand, 141

Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore), 93, 96

Honky Tonk Attitude, 74

How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?, 240

Hypnotize the Moon, 24

 

I Am a Simple Man, 181

I Am That Man, 221

I Am Who I Am, 7, 180

I Can Love You Like That, 170

I Can't Do That Anymore, 107

I Can't Win for Losin' You, 73

I Don't Call Him Daddy, 243

I Fell in the Water, 6

I Got You, 146

I Know Where Love Lives, 142

I Prefer the Moonlight, 49

I Saw the Light, 119

I Should Be with You, 78

I Take My Chances, 172

I Tell It Like It Used to Be, 86

I Think about You, 161, 251

I Wanna Go Too Far, 137, 162

I Wonder Do You Think of Me, 20, 185

If a Man Could Live on Love Alone, 128

If the Good Die Young, 70

If Tomorrow Never Comes, 260

If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin'), 132

If You've Got Love, 45

I'll Cry Tomorrow, 279

I'll Still Be Loving You, 252

I'll Stop Loving You, 155, 242

I'm Holding My Own, 189

I'm in a Hurry (and Don't Know Why), 32

I'm Not Built That Way, 208

I'm Over You, 20, 185

In a Week or Two, 257

In My Own Backyard, 74

In This Life, 283

Is It Still Over, 168

Is There Life out There, 113

It Matters to Me, 107, 253

It Won't Be the Last, 84

It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings, 232

It's Not the End of the World, 250

It's Such a Small World, 276

It's You Again, 69, 154

 

Jeff Carson, 26

John Michael Montgomery, 46, 170-171, 278

Justice, 237

 

Kentucky Thunder, 125

Kevin Welch, 263

Kickin' It Up, 45, 188

Kids of the Baby Boom, 17

Killin' Time, 284

Knock, Knock, 5

 

Labor of Love, 100

Last One to Know, The, 127

Lead Me Not, 31

Lead On, 98

Let Go of the Stone, 30

Let the Heartache Ride, 191

Life and Love and All the Stages, 7, 180

Life Gets Away, 280

Life Goes On, 102, 277

Life Is Good, 250

Life Is Messy, 124

Life #9, 51, 75

Life's a Dance, 22, 62, 197, 227

Life's Highway, 79

Life's Little Ups and Downs, 104

Life's So Funny, 213

Light Years, 138

Like Father, Like Son, 48, 204

Like There Ain't No Yesterday, 68, 72

Likes of Me, The, 131

Lionel Cartwright, 48, 54, 204

Little Bit Closer, A, 245

Little Bitty, 101

Little Rock, 57

Live until I Die, 33, 148

Living Proof, 262

Long As I Live, 46, 171, 278

Looking Ahead, 265

Looks Aren't Everything, 114

Love a Little Stronger, 209

Love Helps Those, 115

Love Is Not a Thing, 235

Love Is Strong, 256

Love Reunited, 160

Love Will, 151, 219

Love Will Bring Her Around, 8

Love Will Find Its Way to You, 127

Love Will Get You through Times of No Money, 123, 268, 275

Love without Mercy, 144, 216

Lovin' All Night, 124

Loving Blind, 117

Loving Proof, 262

 

Man Like Me, A, 214

Marty Party Hit Pack, The, 131

Matters of the Heart, 198

Maverick, 174, 230

Me and My Baby, 256

Men Will Be Boys, 11

Mending Fences, 109

Men'll Be Boys, 11

Money in the Bank, 200

Moon over Georgia, 19

More Love, 147

More Than Enough, 138

More Where That Came From, 165

My Love, 166

My Second Home, 94

Mystery Girl, 143

 

1982, 90

No Doubt about It, 195

No Easy Horses, 178

No Fences, 201, 271

No Ordinary Man, 21

No Place Like Home, 97

No Time to Kill, 71, 249

Nobody Wins, 238

Nobody's Gonna Rain on Our Parade, 15

Not Counting You, 41, 61

Not Enough Hours in the Night, 129, 234

Not on Your Love, 26

Not That Different, 161

Notorious, 9, 139

Now & Then, 182

Nowhere Bound, 206

 

Oh Heart, 163

Old Bridges Burn Slow, 265

Old 8x10, 168

On the Front Line, 231

On the Road, 189

Once upon a Lifetime, 2

One Boy, One Girl, 251

One Emotion, 190, 280

One Good Well, 149

One of These Days, 56

Only Here for a Little While, 259

Only Love, 36

Only on Days That End in "Y," 24

Only When I Feel, 240

Out of Sight, & on My Mind, 192

Out with a Bang, 136, 177

Outbound Plane, 220

 

Party Crowd, 136

Past the Point of Rescue, 142

Put Yourself in My Shoes, 40, 117

Puttin' New Roots Down, 217

 

Reckless Heart, 88

Red and Rio Grande, 243

Regular Joe, 110

Renegades, Rebels and Rogues, 174

Restless Heart, 191

Rick Trevino, 34

Right from the Start, 228

Right Hand Man, 81

River, The, 258

River and the Highway, The, 255

Road You Leave Behind, The, 282

Rock, The, 216

Rock and Roll of Love, The, 245

Rock Bottom, 202, 225

Ropin' the Wind, 157, 179, 196, 258

'Round Here, 210

Royal Treatment, 192

Rumor Has It, 223, 261

RVS III, 104

 

Saturday Night Special, 116

Sawyer Brown, 193

Sea of Cowboy Hats, 199

Seminole Wind, 30

Shania Twain, 77

Shawn Camp, 236

She Is His Only Need, 233, 269

Shelter from the Night, 69, 154

Ships That Don't Come In, 110

Shut Up and Kiss Me, 106, 222, 246

Simple Man, 43

Sincerely, 151, 219

Slow Dancing with the Moon, 165

Solid As a Rock, 270

Solid Ground, 6, 8, 200

Somebody New, 84

Someplace Far Away (Careful What You're Dreaming), 274

Something up My Sleeve, 99, 158, 186

Sowin' Love, 115, 207

Spilled Perfume, 135

Stars over Texas, 281

Sticks and Stones, 211

Still in Your Dreams, 116

Still within the Sound of My Voice, 80

Stones in the Road, 106, 222, 246, 267

Storms of Life, 90, 97

Stranger Things Have Happened, 164

Strong Enough, 68, 72

Strong Enough to Bend, 10

Sure Love, 274

Sweet Sixteen, 28

Sweetheart's Dance, 135

 

Take It Like a Man, 182

Take the Long Way Home, 4

Tell It Like It Is, 87

Tell Me about It, 156

Tell Me Why, 36, 202, 225

Telling Me Lies, 39

Tender Moment, 144

Tender When I Want to Be, 267

Texas in 1880, 82

That Lucky Old Sun, 18

That Old Wheel, 16, 205, 266

(That's What You Do) When You're in Love, 55

Things Are Tough All Over, 226

Think about Love, 167

Thinkin' about You, 137, 162

This Heart, 65, 67

(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All, 23, 145, 210

Three Time Loser, 231

Tie Our Love (in a Double Knot), 167

'Til Love Comes Again, 28

Time Marches On, 12-13, 215, 247, 281

Time's Up, 173

Toby Keith, 120

Too Gone Too Long, 218

Too Many Times, 73, 228

Tough All Over, 226

Trashy Women, 159

Trio, 39

T-R-O-U-B-L-E, 122

True Love Never Dies, 263

Turning for Home, 66, 105, 152, 155, 242

Twilight Town, 85

Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House, 201

Two Sparrows in a Hurricane, 47

 

Up against My Heart, 92, 239

Upstairs Downtown, 108

Used to Blue, 193

 

Walking Away, 284

Walking Away a Winner, 15

Wall of Tears, 103, 241

Water from the Wells of Home, 16, 205, 266

Way That I Am, The, 51, 75

We Got a Lot in Common, 203

We Shall Be Free, 150

Western Standard Time, 18

We've Got It Made, 141

What a Way to Live, 83

What a Woman Wants, 31

What Do You Want from Me This Time, 118

What If It's You, 254

What Mattered Most, 63

What You Don't Know, 65

Wheels, 252

When Love Finds You, 44

When She Cries, 175

Where Are You Now, 40

Where There's Smoke, 203

Wherever You Go, 190

White Limozeen, 121

Who's That Man, 14

Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That, 121

Wild Horses, 271

Will the Circle Be Unbroken Volume 2, 91

Will to Love, The, 128

Willin' to Walk, 100

Winds of Change, 235

Wings, 153, 232

Wink, 195

Wish I Didn't Know Now, 120

Woman in Me, The, 93, 96

Woman in the Moon, 199

Won't Be Blue Anymore, 64

Workin Man's Ph.D, 126

Wynonna, 119, 233, 269

 

You Can Dream of Me, 79

You Can't Lose Me, 253

You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody, 98

You Got It, 143

You Just Can't Lose 'Em All, 270

You Say You Will, 58, 224

You Still Got Me, 129, 234

You Wouldn't Say That to a Stranger, 99

Young Man, 259


Steven R. Folsom
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK, USA


February 1997

Copyright © Steven R. Folsom, 1997
Copyright © for the electronic copy, De Proverbio, 1997



 
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