Original songs – music and lyrics

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Hit song list

Baby Loves To Boogie

I’ve Lost What She Just Found

Could I Love You More

Lovin’ Done Right

A Bar With No Mirrors

I Was Made This Way

Angels All Around You

There’s A Song In Here

She Rocked My Country

Thank You

Baby Don’t

He Doesn’t Have The Heart

His Place

Gonna Open A Bar

I Like You Better When You’re Gone

Song Lyrics

baby loves to boogie

first thing she does is jump outta bed, twisting to elvis, singin’ everything he said makin‘ the coffee she rocks and she rolls
servin’ up the bacon or country ham, she plays air guitar just loves to jam my eggs come flyin‘ but they’re done just right

my baby loves to boogie all day long baby loves to boogie singin‘ them songs she boogies 24 hours a day
my baby loves to boogie all night long ain’t nothin‘ sweeter ain’t nothin‘ wrong i love it when she boogie my way

i got rolling stones or dylan for lunch, she’s cutting a rug a pouring the punch my sandwich tastes good with patsy cline
she struts the fried chicken right off the bone
sings like reba when she answers the phone
she rocks to the kitchen and cuts my cake

chorus

she belts out the classics, country or rock, folk or metal, she goes round the clock when i applaud and yell for more, she boogies my bones ‘til i’m too sore

chorus

i love it when she boogie my way, i love it when she boogie my way i love it when she boogie my way

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

i’ve lost what she just found

i suspect that something is wrong, i get the feelin’ that i don‘t belong you don’t seem to want me around
you make excuses and apologize, i see a sparkle in your lyin’ eyes so baby i‘ve lost what she just found

i’ve lost what she just found
you won‘t have to sneak around there’s the door, don‘t cheat me no more go to her, i’ve lost what she just found

there’s something that tells a woman when a man has other plans and there’s whispering all over town
the new cologne that you wear, when we touch how you don’t care now darlin’ i‘ve lost what she just found

chorus

when you found a new desire to fill your heart i had to face all my deepest fears
you found someone new to give your lovin’

chorus

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

could i love you more

how your skin glows in the morning light
your hair is tangled but lays just right
breathing so soft like the april rain
as i lay here watching you sleep, i’ll lay here watching you sleep

i ask myself could i love you more could i give you the rest of my heart

can we share a life to explore
i say yes we can, i can love you more and more

when you smile with that twinkle in your eye
you fire up those feelings that i can’t deny
your touch is magic and the spell is cast
and i’ll dream here next to you, i’ll dream here next to you

i ask myself could i love you more
could i give you the rest of my life
could we love like never before
i say yes we can, we can love much more and more

if there’s a miracle for me, i’m holding you right now nothing else on this earth means a thing
i can’t imagine my days and nights without you
i can love you more, more than anything

chorus

i can love you more and more…

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

lovin’ done right

in a truck outside the bar, in a trailer middle of june behind a barn under the harvest moon
down next to the lake shore, underneath the bridge or up at lover’s leap on kiss and tell ridge

now tell me baby where do you get your lovin‘ come on over and share it with me tonight baby i won’t mind it, if it‘s here where you find it i’ll help you get your lovin‘ done right

behind close doors, some people get their lovin’ done flyin‘ out the back door, some people get it on the run i don’t chase what ain’t mine, i don’t want no mess
i just want good loving from you and i’ll forget the rest

chorus

darlin’ if you come with me, i think you’ll feel the chemistry i’ve wanted to get next to you since you moved to town all the others i’ve been pleasin’ have all left me for a reason i don’t seem to call them since you’ve been around

chorus

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

a bar with no mirrors

she used to be always by my side
no matter where i went, she came along more than lovers, we were best of friends she was my music, and my favorite song

i’m looking for a bar with no mirrors so i can’t see where she used to be
i want to find that bar with no mirrors to hide the emptiness next to me

the man in the mirror was so happy he lived for her the woman of his dreams she always seemed to love his affections why did she leave me down and suffering

chorus

when i find that bar with no mirrors
i won’t have to see her smiling face
i can sit and reflect about my broken heart maybe someday she’ll find me in this place

chorus

to hide the emptiness next to me… in that bar with no mirrors

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

i was made this way

some people say i’m hard as nails, a few have felt it for real

i try and be just middle of the road, but they say i can’t feel
i don’t go looking for trouble but i do enjoy a rockin’ good time now sometimes things get rowdy, it‘s always wrong place, wrong time

don’t hold it agains me darling, i struggle with demons everyday all i can do is work hard for you, after all, i was made this way

some people question my sincerity, a few have made that mistake

i have always told the honest truth, i ain’t got nothing that is fake i’ve tried to live by the golden rule but some have crossed that line when my motor’s hot, it’s hard to stop they’re dancing on borrowed time

for all the reasons you love me, i’m a better man now than yesterday all i can do is work hard for you, after all, i was made this way

i was made this way and yet you stay, that’s devotion true and deep your honor i’ll protect, harm i’ll deflect, for your love i promised to keep

people say i’m getting better as long as they let me be

i used to do unto others before they could do unto me
i try and see the good in folks and use a kind word or two watch my tongue and shield my ears so i can come home to you

darling keep holding me up, i’ll win this battle day after day all i can do is work hard for you, after all, i was made this way after all, i was made this way

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

angels all around you

when grandpa was going off to war, grandma held his hand hugged his neck, shed a tear and whispered in his ear daddy come home to me, please come back to me
now let’s believe and agree, this is what we pray

angels all around you, every second of everyday angels all around you, each time you kneel and pray

when daddy was called to serve, mama cried and held him tight she kissed his face, wiped away the tears and sang to him papa come home to me, please daddy come back to me now let’s believe and agree, this is what we pray

angels all around you, they’ll bring you back home with angels all around, you’ll never be alone

not long ago uncle sam called on me, my little girl was sad but she hugged my neck and said daddy i’m so proud of you she held me tight and said,
daddy now that mommy’s an angel, she’ll bring you back to me daddy now that mommy’s an angel, now let’s believe and agree

chorus 1 & 2

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

there’s a song in here

i’ve seen that look before, he had nothin’ to say
a tear roll down her cheek as he walked away the suit at the end of the bar buys her a drink
a tattered old man sips his gin and gives her a wink

there’s a song or two in here some million sellers sitting near i’ll write ‘em after a few more beers i know there’s a song in here

the bartender’s pretty secret is giving him a show the war hero feeds the jukebox and lights up music row the waitress has somewhere else she’d rather be and the girls night out all singing a drunken melody

chorus

the bar owner tells his story again how his future was taken away when a college star was drafted into a war he fights everyday

chorus

i’ll write this honkytonk biography, these stories i know so well now you can see, it’s so close to me, it’s part of my life to tell

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

she rocked my country

i was satisfied playin’ it good
takin‘ care of business, doin’ what i should
classic country was my status quo, until she strutted into my show

she turned my sound upside down she sent my guitar round and round she counted down a different time she rocked my country, that girl of mine

she don‘t mind willie, jones or hank, it’s their music she would thank baby can waltz and two step the best, but she rocks that country east to west

chorus

my baby loves to rock, she loves to roll, she’s still my country girl down to her sou

i still play merle, frizzell and strait, baby loves ‘em too, thinks they’re great
i still tell her hank williams is king, but she needs to rock and boogie her thing

chorus

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

thank you

will you kiss me once more darling
will you hold me and tell me i’ll be fine
will you look me in the eye, and tell me a little lie just say you’ll love me for all time

thank you for the laughter, thank you for the passion thank you for the love you gave to me
thank you for the good times, thank you for the smiles and thank you for becoming my best memory

darling promise me you’ll keep in touch, that you’ll call if ever you need a friend
will you look me in the eye, and tell me a little lie just tell me our love will never end

chorus

i know i can’t keep you, i know that you can’t stay please listen to what i’ve got to say

chorus

thank you for the love you gave to me thank you for becoming my best memory

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

baby don’t

baby don’t want drinkin’ round here, my baby don’t want boozin’ round here she can’t handle alcohol, it don’t bother me at all
baby don’t want smokin’ round here, baby don’t want nicotine round here she don’t smoke, dip or chew, like me since i was in school

i can’t drink, i can’t smoke

no cigars, no rum and coke
at joe’s bar is an empty seat ‘cause baby loves me all sober and sweet

baby don’t want cussin’ round here, my baby don’t want swearin’ round here she never says dern or damn, not like the sailor i am
baby don’t want no cheatin’ round here, baby don’t want two timing round here she don’t fool around or flirt, i don’t chase another skirt

i can’t swear, don’t date online
no saying (electronic beep-one syllable), but shucks is fine my little black book is (electronic beep-two syllables) done ‘cause baby’s number is number one

my baby want‘s lovin’ round here, baby wants romance round here she’s my sexy cocktail everynight, baby does my lovin’ just right

baby gets hugs, baby gets kisses baby don’t let lovin’ go missin’ she’s the reason, i’m straight and true ‘cause baby knows that i love her too

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

he doesn’t have the heart

when he got the news he bowed his head in silence he journeyed back down the road of no regrets wrestled with his fear, hugged the angels that were near and prayed his time with her will be the best yet
to accept that he’s got a year or less to love her she’ll go on loving him to the end of his world
she has so much love to give, and he wants her to live he can’t share this kind of news with his girl

he doesn‘t have the heart to break hers doesn’t want her to carry his pain
he‘d rather laugh with her than see her crying he doesn’t have the heart to break hers

he won’t watch her endure a slow waitng game she doesn’t need to know when he will go
it’s better that she keeps living and let him keep giving all the love he has left to let her know

chorus

if he told her she’d die a little each day, she’d question her faith and ask why is it selfish to say, to keep her this way, so her love for him will never die

chorus

he doesn’t have the heart to break hers he doesn’t have the heart to break hers

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

his place

i just came from his place, i know he didn’t see me parked across the road in the black of night
i saw him working on that fifty-six corvette
he gave it to me, hoping it would make things right

i used to call his place, our place
i used to walk with him hand in hand i used to call his place a loving home it still is for another woman’s man

don’t know why i stopped by, curiosity i guesws it’s been forever since i said so long
i wonder if he ever thinks i’ll show up again but after all this time, it would do us wrong

chorus

time has healed the wounds i carried for years now i’ve learned to forgive and stand tall and now i’ve seen his happy life with her i’ll stay a faded memory that’s all

i wonder if he ever thinks i’ll show up again but after all this time, it would do us wrong

chorus

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

i like you better when you’re gone

sometimes you drive me up the wall, sometimes we squabble and fight but when we get it together, we’re gonna be lovin’ all night
i hear you nagging ‘bout chores, well here’s a list of honey doos
i don’t regret we ever met, but sometimes we sing the blues

baby i love you when we touch, but when we argue, not so much i can’t say who’s right or wrong

baby i like you better, baby i like you better, baby i like you better, when you’re gone

i don’t care for your chihauhau, i’m allegic to your cat we see life a little different, but making love is where it’s at i can’t drive your monster truck, well i can’t stand your s.u.v. we get along together ‘cause we let each other be

chorus

i got my mancave, i love my sheshack, you text me imogees, i send smileys back meet in the kitchen for a bite or two, i find myself making sweet love to you

chorus

they say absence makes a heart grow fonder and you’re absent most of the time always flying from here to yonder
while the heart that grows fonder, the heart that grows fonder,
the heart that grows fonder… is mine

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

gonna open a bar

trying to be heard for so many years, just couldn’t get a break paying my dues, playing the blues, living on give and take all the rejection, and now in reflection, i see what i must do get my own place, promote my face and play my songs for you

gonna open a bar,
be your cocktail star
play my songs for you, have a long neck or two ‘cause i’m gonna open a bar

tasty libations, and down home music, says the sign on my door pour you a bourbon, while i sing like urban, bet you’ll yell for more i’ll hire a house band, with my songs in demand, this is what i must do open a bar, tune my guitar and share my songs with you

chorus

i’ll play what i wrote, every verse, every note, no one to please but you happy hour all night, we can jam ‘til it’s light, it’s my bar and i’ll party for you i’ll hire a house band, with my songs in demand, this is what i must do open a bar, tune my guitar and share my songs with you

chorus

©richard murrey, b.m.i.
Richard Murrey
rmurrey@gmail.com • 321.289.1970 http://www.richardmurrey.com
Richard Flynn Murrey (BMI) 00341226598

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