Tracks

  1. Run To The Middle of The Mornin'
  2. I Like Trucks
  3. Take Me Down To The River
  4. Ribbons & Bows
  5. I Certainly Know Why
  6. Gold In The Hills
  7. In the Middle Of A Think About You
  8. Especially For A Girl
  9. I'm A Child All Over Again
  10. Ain't That A Sun
  11. Just What Happened To The Moon
  12. There's No Angel On My Shoulder

Rearview Mirror Tears

Kendel Carson

Albums by Kendel Carson

REARVIEW MIRROR TEARS - LYRICS

Click song title to read lyrics

1 Run to the Middle of the Mornin’

Early in the mornin’ in the middle of the night
The cows are sleepin’ and the dogs don’t bite
The fiddle’s playin’ and moon is bright
Run to the middle of the morning

Take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Run into the middle of the morning

I know a boy and he lives upstairs
I know a boy and he lives upstairs
He can take my hand and I don’t care
Run into the middle of the mornin’

Take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Run into the middle of the mornin’

I know a boy and he live down south
I know a boy and he live down south
Turn my head and shut my mouth
We’ll run into the middle of the mornin’

Take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Run into the middle of the mornin’

Early in the mornin’ in the middle of the night
The cows are sleepin’ and the dogs don’t bite
The fiddle’s playin’ and moon is bright
We’ll run to the middle of the mornin’

Gonna take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Run into the middle of the morning

We’re gonna take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Take this thang and run with it
Run into the middle of the morning

2 I Like Trucks

You say you wanna get to know me
Find out what I’m all about
It’s kinda simple, not too typical
And if you’re ready then I’ll shout it out

1-2-3-4
I like trucks – big trucks
I like cars that – go fast
I like boys that – talk trash
And take it as it comes

I like the sun when it goes down
And six bartenders in this cool town
And if sometimes – all that sucks
I still like trucks – big trucks

I guess you’d say I’m daddy’s baby
Messin’ with them big machines
I ain’t afraid of getting dirty
I ain’t afraid of anything

1-2-3-4
I like trucks – big trucks
I like cars that – go fast
I like boys that – talk trash
And take it as it comes



I like the sun when it goes down
And six bartenders in this cool town
And if sometimes – all that sucks
I still like trucks – big trucks

3 Take Me Down to the River

Take me down to the river
Down to the river, take me down
Take me down to the river
Down to the river, take me down
I wanna go down there
I wanna go down

Take me down to the river
Down to the river, take me down
Take me down to the river
Down to the river, take me down
I wanna go down there
I wanna go down

Baby not for nothin’
I know your eyes are touchin’ somethin’
We got 5 white boys a strumming
10 black drummers drumming
7 soul sisters humming
I wanna go down

Baby not for nothin’
I’m gonna give you somethin’
My heart is really pumpin’
The place (Tipitinas) is really jumpin’
We got 5 white boys a strumming
10 black drummers drumming
7 soul sisters humming
I wanna go down

Take me down to the river
Down to the river, take me down
Take me down to the river
Down to the river, take me down
I wanna go down there
I wanna go down

Take me down to the river
Down to the river, take me down
Take me down to the river
Down to the river, take me down
I wanna go down there
I wanna go down
I wanna go down there
I wanna go down

4 Ribbons & Bows

That’s the way it goes, sometimes nobody knows
But it ain’t all ribbons and bows, ‘round here

Sweet 15 – the rod, the gun
Don’t know no better when they’re young
Take her back home and have some beer and have some fun
She wasn’t ready for that one

That’s the way it goes, sometimes nobody knows
But it ain’t all ribbons and bows, ‘round here

Your daughter never tells, you think she does
She keeps the rain clouds in, you get the easy stuff
Outlaws and jigsaws and one time she’d had enough
She wanted out that day

That’s the way it goes, sometimes nobody knows
But it ain’t all ribbons and bows, ‘round here

Miles and miles and miles of nowhere
Miles and miles and miles of who cares
There’s millions of young girls cryin’ rearview mirror tears
And old folks just wondering why

That’s the way it goes, sometimes nobody knows
But it ain’t all ribbons and bows, ‘round here
No it ain’t all ribbons and bows, ‘round here

5 I Certainly Know Why

I certainly know why
I know why, I know I feel blue
I certainly know why
I know why that’s true
And I certainly know why
I know why I cry like I do
‘Cause I’m so pissed off at you

Sometimes we know something that should be
But that something starts falling apart
It doesn’t necessarily mean that the should be was wrong
It means somebody screwed up your heart

I certainly know why
I know why, I know I feel blue
I certainly know why
I know why that’s true
And I certainly know why
I know why I cry like I do
‘Cause I’m so pissed off at you

I guess you never learned the rules to this game
But you should be taking a class
‘Cause rule number 1 is when you find something good
And you throw it away you’re (kinda stupid)

I certainly know why
I know why, I know I feel blue
I certainly know why
I know why that’s true
And I certainly know why
I know why I cry like I do
‘Cause I’m so pissed off at you

6 Gold In The Hills (of Saltery Bay)

I’ve just had a few, but I think I’d know
When a good one comes along
And look at you, I thought you’d go
And I’d be singin’ some sad song

But there’s gold in these hills
Gold in these hills, where we lay
And there’s gold in these hills
Gold in these hills of Saltery Bay

I’m a small town girl, you’re a big town guy
You’ve been shinin’ on that stage
All around the world, I’ll be they’re wonderin’ why
You’ve just turned the page

But there’s gold in these hills
Gold in these hills, where we lay
And there’s gold in these hills
Gold in these hills of Saltery Bay

I’ve never understood why some folks just get lucky
Some lovers just get lucky
And me I just got

I’m a small town girl, you’re a big town guy
And I’m shinin’ with you now
All around the world, I’ll be they’re wondering why
I struck gold somehow

And there’s gold in these hills
Gold in these hills, where we lay
And there’s gold in these hills
Gold in these hills of Saltery Bay
With you here to hold
There’s gold in these hills of Saltery Bay

7 In the Middle of a Think About You

Just hold onto that
Just hold onto that thought
I didn’t hear a word you said I was
In the middle of a think about you

Won’t you let me go back
Wont you let me go back there
Don’t wanna open up my eyes I’m
In the middle of a think about you

You’ve been a bad bad boy
I’ve been a bad bad girl too
Didn’t we have some fun
In the middle of a think about you

Can we dance real close
Can we dance real close now
Come on and hold me close
In the middle of a think about you

Just hold onto that
Just hold onto that thought
I didn’t hear a word you said I was
In the middle of a think about you



I didn’t hear a word you said I was
In the middle of a think about you

8 Especially For a Girl

I wanna be kissin’ you
I wanna be kissin’ you
But I can’t say that, that’s too direct

Especially for a girl
Especially for a girl
A girl like me

I wanna be doin’ it
I wanna be doin’ it
But I can’t say that, we just met

And that’s too forward
Especially for a girl
A girl like me

Too much torture and pain
Too much playin’ that game
Especially for a girl
Too much actin’ so coy
Too much missin’ that boy
Especially for a girl

So I’ll just look in your eyes
And hope you look back
Start walkin’, gettin’ closer, do somethin’
Especially for a girl

I wanna be kissin’ you
I wanna be kissin’ you
Come on baby, this feels so good

Especially for a girl
Especially for a girl
A girl like me

I wanna be doin’ it
I wanna be doin’ it
I tell myself, do somethin’

Especially for a girl
Especially for a girl
A girl like me

Too much torture and pain
Too much playin’ that game
Especially for a girl
Too much actin’ so coy
Too much missin’ that boy
Especially for a girl

I wanna be kissin’ you
I wanna be kissin’ you
Come on baby, this feels so good

Especially for a girl
Especially for a girl
A girl like me

9 Child All Over Again

You get strong, as I get weak
I try to let go but I am in too deep
I don’t know just who I am but I am small and I can’t sleep
I am a child all over again

I keep tellin’ myself, this won’t end
But I can feel it all slippin’ through my hands
From a castle of mud to a mountain of sand
I am a child all over again

Oh no no no please don’t go, please please no
Hear the baby cryin’
Oh no, please don’t go
No no please no
I am a child all over again

I should search for the truth, I don’t dare
You tell lies and I say prayers
There once was a strong young woman standing here
I am a child all over again

Oh no no no please don’t go, please please no
Hear the baby cryin’
Oh no, please don’t go
No no please no
I am a child all over again

Oh no no no please don’t go, please please no
Hear the baby cryin’
Oh no, please don’t go
No no please no
I am a child all over again

I am a child all over again

10 Ain’t That A Sun

Where else did you go
Tell me stuff that I don’t know
No, no, no forget that – kiss me

Tell me did the girls down there
Wear flowers in their hair
Shhhh, just hold me – hold me

Ain’t that a sun, just look at that sun
Don’t it feel warm
So good – so warm

Did you dance at ol’ Gruene Hall
Did ya bring back my wreckin’ ball
No, no, no forget that – touch me

It’s been almost a year
Tell me what were your fears
I will listen – I will listen

Ain’t that a sun, just look at that sun
Don’t it feel warm
So good – so warm
Ain’t that a sun, it’s a beautiful sun
Don’t it feel warm
So good – so warm

11 Just What Happened To The Moon

Easy baby, hold me
I’m just gonna try and make you feel comfortable
I will do all the things like you told me
I will do it with feelings not just syllables

And Just what happened to the moon last night
And did it make you talk out of your head
And did the big moon shinin’ make you feel alright
And did you mean everything you said

Oh honey ain’t this been somethin’
Before I leave you can kiss me one time
Some little girls can’t seem to make up their mind
So if you feel like it we can do it – two times

And Just what happened to the moon last night
And did it make you talk out of your head
And did the big moon shinin’ make you feel alright
And did you mean everything you said

I can’t wait to get back here again
Tomorrow I will be up in that sky
So like you said I’ll put my whole self in
And give you something to remember me by

And Just what happened to the moon last night
And did it make you talk out of your head
And did the big moon shinin’ make you feel alright
And did you mean everything you said

Oh, Just what happened to the moon last night
And did it make you talk out of your head
And did the big moon shinin’ make you feel alright
And did you mean everything you said
And did you mean everything you said

12 There’s No Angel on my Shoulder

How long can I remain – untouched
Held by the shadow – of your hand
The silent eyes – seem to know so much
When I’m not with you – try and understand

It’s hard to take the best of me
And keep it from the rest of me

There’s no angel on my shoulder
When I feel like doing wrong
There’s no angel on my shoulder
To keep me hanging on

I hear the footsteps – of a day gone by
Sometimes I almost – turn around
To seek relief – on a rainbow ride
My guardian angel – is nowhere to be found

How can I do what’s right for me
With no one there to fight for me



There’s no angel on my shoulder
When I feel like doing wrong
There’s no angel on my shoulder
To keep me hanging on

To show me the weak from the strong
I wish you could hold me now
I wish you could touch me now

There’s no angel on my shoulder
When I feel like doing wrong
There’s no angel on my shoulder
To keep me hanging on
To keep me hanging on

There’s no angel on my shoulder
There’s no angel on my shoulder

13 Who Wants To Ride This Train

I tell my clothes – to let me in
They cover those – and a little of them
Get my fiddle and bow – and I count to 10
And I hope you like it

Center stage – is just a young girl’s game
I can guess your size – I can guess your name
And the hungry eyes – of a handsome man
Who wants to ride this train

Who wants to ride this train – who wants to stay a while
Who wants a backstage pass – who wants a piece of heaven
Who wants to ride this train

Who wants to hop on board – who wants to leave this town
Who wants to ride all night – until we get it right
Who wants to ride this train

I tell myself – just look around
Look over there – look up and down
There’s some truckin’ boys – in this truckin’ town
Lookin’ good to me

Look to your left – there’s one over there
Shiny buckle – and that jet black hair
And the smilin’ eyes – and he’s loaded there
I want a shot of that

Who wants to ride this train – who wants to stay a while
Who wants a backstage pass – who wants a piece of heaven
Who wants to ride this train

Who wants to hop on board – who wants to leave this town
Who wants to ride all night – until we get it right
Who wants to ride this train