Life Is Sweet

by Whitney Campbell

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A collection of original tunes, inspired by children, life and love.

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released February 10, 2015

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Whitney Campbell Nashville, Tennessee

Whitney Campbell Currently plays bass with Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters, of which she is a founding member.
Having started out on guitar, she now primarily bass since the band moved to Nashville. In her first solo album, Whitney goes back to her roots, playing both guitar and bass, and singing her favorite originals written over the last couple of years.
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Track Name: Life Is Sweet
Let me play this old guitar
One more time 'fore I am gone
Then I will lay in your arms
Till my body is gone
- chorus -Life is sweet, and bitter too
I've no regrets, except for you
I could have loved you more I know
Yet still you hold me as I go
I can smell the breath of angels
Feel the waves at my feet
Let me sing one last song for you
A parting gift of love's that due
- chorus -
Let your memory of me
Be a tune so pure and sweet
That you forgive the grief I caused
And know I've loved you all alone
- chorus -
Track Name: I'm Blue
I'm blue, so blue, and lonesome over you
I can't forget the day you left and went away
You said it best sweetheart, that we should never part
I'm longing for your love to mend this broken heart.
I'm blue, blue, over you
I can't believe your love for me aint true
I'm standing outside, in the shadow of the light
No peace for me in the stillness of the night.
Would you meet me one more night, under the streetlight
Where we fell in love and held each other tight
Just give me one more chance to prove my love for you
Or forever I'll always be blue
I'm blue, so blue, and lonesome over you
I can't forget the day you left and went away
You said it best sweetheart, that we should never part
I'm longing for your love to mend this broken heart.
I'm blue, blue, over you
Track Name: Look Over Your Shoulder
My only love, you are my darling
But I fear you've strayed from me
When the sun comes up tomorrow
Will your love be plain to see
-chorus- When you walk away from me
I hope you look over your shoulder
You'll see the tears I've saved so long for you
I've hidden them so long, fearing you would do me wrong
Can't you see my heart's broke in two
You always said you were a rambler
But you'd like to settle down
If I could only make you happy
You'd never leave our little town
-chorus-
And now you're gone without a warning
All that's left is loneliness
If you should ever want to come back
Please bring back my happiness
-chorus-
Track Name: Killing Our Love
Did you mean to break my heart in two
By leaving our home and a love that is new
I called your name as you ran out the door
You've left me alone just pacing the floor
-chorus- Will you come back, will you call me, even if I'm to blame
Will you see me, will you free me from all of this pain?
I love you my darling and I hope you will see
You're killing our love so shamelessly
I'm keeping the fire burning all night
A flame in the window to give you some light
Your memory lingers, its strong as the day
That you said goodbye when you ran away
-chorus-
Are you out there my darling, are you lonely?
Is there a place in your heart still for me?
Our home is so lonely without you here
I'm begging you darling, please ease this despair
-chorus-
Track Name: Can I Get A Whiskey
We need whiskey, before the night is long
If we don't get our whiskey, you'll know something's wrong

We've been playing a long long time in many a kind of bar
One thing that we've learned is we won't get very far
Without whiskey, (Can I get a whiskey?)
Can I get a whiskey? (Can I get a whiskey?)
I need someone to save me and a drink to set me free

Whether we are right or wrong, we always pass the test
We could drink the water but we think that whiskey's best

If you give us whiskey, we'll play our music fast
The only thing we'll leave behind is an empty glass
Can I get a whiskey? (Can I get a whiskey?)
I need someone to save me and a drink to set me free

Whiskey is our savior, a friend to you and me
So won't you pass that bottle of whiskey to me
Can I get a whiskey? (Can I get a whiskey?)
I need someone to save me and a drink to set me free
So won't you pass that bottle of whiskey to me?
Track Name: Nothin' But Lies
Why don't you let me go, cause I'm feeling mighty low
You say you love me still, but those words don't have that fill
Its time to say goodbye, so darlin' please don't cry
Save those empty tears for one who cares
I've heard nothin' but lies

Like, you don't know how my heart beats
When I see you on the street
Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
You knock me off my feet

If I thought you meant those lovely words, right there from the start,
I would give you all of me, most of all my heart.

Why don't you set me free, cause its plain you don't love me
You try to act the part, but you don't speak to my heart
It's time to say farewell, no truer words that I can tell,
Than save those empty tears for one who cares
I've heard nothin' but lies

Like, you're the only one for me
I've never felt this way before
I could die in your arms right now
And forever happy be

If I If I thought you meant those lovely words, right there from the start,
I would give you all of me, most of all my heart.
Track Name: Salvage Yard
Gonna drop off your rusty heart
Its frozen up and rusted shut, Makes our life so hard
Maybe you'll get lucky and someone will need a spare
Maybe in the salvage yard you'll find someone who cares

We used to go out dancing and singing every night
We were in love, but lately all we do is fight
I've tried so hard to build our life and never put you down
But lately every thing I do and say leaves you with a frown

If ever there's a chance to repair our broken love
You've gotta stop the yelling and the push and shove
But since it seems that I am only wishing on a star
I hope you'll learn to love your life in the salvage yard
Track Name: The Good Times
I can't remember the good times
It's been so long since you held me tight
I can't remember how it feels to be loved
I can't remember the good times

Surely you loved me once upon a time
I must have loved you too
But the good times are long
So please let us part

Its been so long since you gave me your name
You can't remember when your heart felt the change
If it hurts more to love me than letting me go
Were the good times worth the bad times?

Surely you loved me once upon a time
I must have loved you too
But the good times are long
So please let us part
Track Name: The Flood Song
There ain't no way to stop the water
So get your son and get your daughter
Get in the old rowboat, we're going to town
The old dam broke first thing this morning
With the rain and without warning
The cows and sheep are swimming in the field

A paddle for you and a paddle for me
Watch out for that old dead
The neighbors dog is trying to climb on board
Pull him in, if we sink, we'll swim
Either way, don't spill the gin
We're gonna need a drink later on

Its been over a hundred years since the waters came
And lookin round here you know it'll never be the same
But I love you and you love me, together we'll sing in harmony
Maybe gettin old ain't so bad

So open the door, turn down the lights
We're gonna have a hoedown tonight
Don't forget to wear your dancing shoes
Corn on the cob, chicken in the fry, grandma Betsy's apple
Gonna dance and sing until the morning light

Everythings broken and I know I'm gettin old
And where we'll get the money honey,
I just don't know
But I love you and you love me, together we'll sing in harmony
Maybe gettin old ain't so bad
Track Name: Salty Tears
I think I know a thing or two about love
When I look up into the sky, I see the stars above
But when I look into your eyes, I don't see what I need
Its time to pack my things and go, yes its time to leave

-chorus-
No more I love you, only goodbye
No more sweet tender kisses, to ease your troubled mind
No more forgiveness, only salty tears
I'm leaving you to cry alone, after all these years

I've often wondered why I stayed so long
I thought you loved me, now I know that I was wrong
You can keep the cat, you can keep the couch
This lonely heart has cried its last, and it's heading south

-chorus-

Don't try to sway me, no, don't try to beg
I can't be tempted by the reaches from your bed
These dusty walking shoes have lingered on the floor
Now they're laced up on my feet, and I'm walking out the door
Track Name: Rock The Cradle
I am a warrior, though fair I be
I seek my revenge, across the land and sea
Trust not upon my grace to hide the dark in me
I'll kill the man that I once loved when he crosses me

I was a mother once, kept home as a wife
I loved and watched them, they were my very life
I promised loyalty, but my heart was left to bleed
Now I find myself alone and in desperate need

I will rock the cradle, I will rock the sea
You will come to know my name, before they bury me
Before they bury me

The sun came up one cursed day on my daily rounds
The chatter in the air was that we were England bound
My feet they swiftly carried me to know my fortune true
Instead I found desertion, not even pennies few

Now you see a stranger from the lass I was before
My apron lay in ashes and I seek to settle score
So when you lay your head to rest, think to me and know
I've come to claim my children, revenge and wrath in tow

I will rock the cradle, I will rock the sea
You will come to know my name, before they bury me
Before they bury me

I am a warrior, still fair I be
The man that I once loved now lays beneath the sea