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OFF LIMITS

David Ertel - Logan Ertel

A wide-eyed honey

A fool feeling lucky

But her daddy won’t let her go

She told me to call her

But should I even bother

When her daddy picks up the phone

 

Like he’s got her locked up way up in her room

Saying boy now don't you come around, that's absolute

Then my whole heart broke right into two

Cause the moment that I met you baby, we were through

 

Honey you, you’re off limits, girl

Honey you, you’re off limits

Honey you, you’re off limits, girl

But I can’t go another day without you

 

You’re like a not for sale item

Displayed and so inviting

While my face is pressed against the glass

How can I feed a hunger

When the only thing I want is what I can’t have

 

Now I left you a voicemail, unreturned

Every letter that I wrote you babe your father burned

Goes to show just what he thinks I’m worth

But there’s gotta be a better way to make it work

 

Honey you, you’re off limits, girl

Honey you, you’re off limits

Honey you, you’re off limits, girl

But I can’t go another day without you

 

Oh no oh no oh Lord please no, I don’t wanna let her go

It’s obvious her old man feels the same way that I do

Either way either way, someone’s heart is bound to be broken

 

Like he’s got her locked up way up in her room

Saying boy now don't you come around, that's absolute

Then my whole heart broke right into two

Cause the moment that I met you baby, we were through

 

Honey you, you’re off limits, girl

Honey you, you’re off limits

Honey you, you’re off limits, girl

But I can’t go another day without you

 
 

Summer Break

David Ertel

Summer break starts today

School was your only escape, hideaway

That family war, leave it home

You don't need to hear them fight, anymore

I'm gonna pick you up and ride in my daddy's truck

Meet me at the front of your driveway

There's so many things we can figure out

While we let them fight

Cause that ain't no way to spend your summer break

Just say the word and we'll go

Anywhere you want to be or nowhere at all

It's such a shame when you know

The last place that you want to be is your home

Turning the Beach Boys up in my Daddy's truck

Cruising up and down this old highway

There's so many places we can get around

Take you out of town

Cause that ain't no way to spend your summer break

Surely your parents got to know

They can't be raising you this way

I don't know why they keep trading blows

When the only thing they hit is the only thing that matters most

I'm gonna pick you up and ride in my daddy's truck

Meet me at the front of your driveway

There's so many things we can figure out

While we let them fight

Cause that ain't no way to spend your summer break

Turning the Beach Boys up in my Daddy's truck

Cruising up and down this old highway

There's so many places we can get around

Take you out of town

Cause that ain't no way to spend your summer break

 

As If It Were

Logan Ertel - David Ertel

We were walking through the river barefoot

So we could feel cool on the rocks

Kicking back underneath the stars

Trying to connect the dots

You and I have our differences

But tonight we make an exception 

I can see it in your eyes

I know it's worth a try

Don't you feel the connection?

With every moment underneath the moon

You looked at me and said, "Do what you do"

Like you can't repeat it

Like it's only tonight

As if it were the last time

couldn't believe it

I said you were wrong

How could it be the last time?

It's been three years since we lost forever

Funny how we thought it'd last

We were just two kids

Didn't have a clue

Thought we had this life in the bag

You called me up cause you heard I was in town

So we met at the local diner

Where we laughed and we cried

Couldn't get enough

Tell me, whatever happened to us?

You said our differences are never gonna change

But for tonight, let's just throw them all away

Like you can't repeat it

Like it's only tonight

As if it were the last time

Just live in the moment

Tomorrow we'll close it

As if it were the last time

It's so hard knowing this night will soon pass

We both know it takes more than love to make it last

Like you can't repeat it

Like it's only tonight

As if it were the last time

Like you're gonna leave

Oh, leave it forever

As if it were the last time

 

Waiting For Love

David Ertel

Momma I’m alive and well

Don’t you worry I’m alive and well

Momma I’m alive and well

Don’t you worry I’m alive and well

 

Well I know that you liked her and she was alright

But there was something missing I can’t deny

I guess I’m holding our for something more

 

I’m waiting for love

Momma can’t you see

There’s somebody else

The Lord has set for me

I’m waiting for love

Deeper than the sea

I’m waiting for her cause I know she’s waiting for me

 

Alive and well

My buddy down the street’s kicking himself

Caught up inside a fairy tail

The very moment he lifted her veil

 

I can see it in his pictures posted online

So everybody thinks he’s doing just fine

Momma I don’t want to live that kind of life

 

I’m waiting for love

Momma can’t you see

There’s somebody else

The Lord has set for me

I’m waiting for love

Deeper than the sea

I’m waiting for her cause I know she’s waiting for, waiting for

 

Waiting for somebody to make me believe

The kind of tied down that will make me feel free

Checkmate from the unavoidable queen

I’m waiting for love, waiting for

 

I’m waiting for love

Momma can’t you see

There’s somebody else

The Lord has set for me

I’m waiting for love

Deeper than the sea

I’m waiting for her cause I know she’s waiting for, waiting for

 

Dancing Around Me

Logan Ertel - David Ertel

Put it on a loop

My CD player

Singing in the blue

Looking for an inspiration

Throwing paint on the wall

Until I see something

How long to hold on

Before I should let it go

I'm taking shots in the dark

Knowing where to aim is the hardest part

How will I know? How will I know?

Baby, tell me, You gonna make a move?

Holding your hand out of my reach

You're dancing around me

I feel you, I'm trying to see, but you're moving in and out of the light

Only moments of clarity

While you're dancing around me

You're dancing around me, dancing around me

Trying to get around

In a brand new town

Pulling up to where you think you should be

But all along you were on the wrong street

And shots in the dark

Knowing where to aim is the hardest part

How will I know? How will I know?

Baby, tell me, You gonna make a move?

Holding your hand out of my reach

You're dancing around me

I feel you, I'm trying to see, but you're moving in and out of the light

Only moments of clarity

While you're dancing around me

You're dancing around me, dancing around me

Moving in and out of the light

Moving in and out of the light

Baby, tell me, You gonna make a move

Holding your hand out of my reach

You're dancing around me

I feel you, I'm trying to see, but you're moving in and out of the light

Only moments of clarity

While you're dancing around me

You're dancing around me, dancing around me

IN-BETWEEN

Logan Ertel - David Ertel

Front door is locked

Key under the mat

Seeing it though your eyes

Theres nothing wrong with that

Inside it's dark

I'm trying to feel it out

Will I ever understand what this is all about?

There are days I wanna give it up

There are nights I keep giving in

Every time the sun comes up

I wonder which side will win

I stay at yours, you stay at mine

Who are we kidding, baby

What are we trying to find?

When you're still with him

But you find yourself lonely

I'm stuck in-between

The mattress has been moved

To the living room floor

And pretty soon you'll be walking through my door

Throw your arms around my neck

And though it feels so right

I strike the match as we're running out of light

There are days I wanna give it up

There are nights I keep giving in

Every time the sun comes up

I wonder which side will win

You tell me I make you feel good inside

But would you say it if he were here tonight?

I'm the one driving home in the pouring rain

How it he the one you run to when he lands his plane?

I stay at yours, you stay at mine

Who are we kidding, baby

What are we trying to find?

When you're still with him

But you find yourself lonely

I'm stuck in-between

I'm stuck in-between

 
 

HEY GIRL

David Ertel - Logan Ertel

I dropped you a line

Hello baby, what’s going on?

By the tone of your voice 

I feel something’s wrong

 

Was it something I did

Tell me was it something I’ve said

Don’t know if I should leave this one alone

 

Hey girl, say what’s on your mind

Hey girl, say what’s on your mind

 

Like a drunk in a maze

I could walk this aimlessly babe

But my past tells me

That’s no way to go

 

So let’s get to the point

Lay it all out for me baby

So I can get back to loving you like yesterday

 

Hey girl, say what’s on your mind

Hey girl, say what’s on your mind

 

Back and forth again

Changing like the wind

It’d be a shame to let it ruin a night like this

 

Hey girl, say what’s on your mind

Hey girl, say what’s on your mind

Hey girl, say what’s on your mind

Hey girl, say what’s on your mind

 

EAR TO THE GROUND

Logan Ertel - David Ertel

I am stranded

Empty handed

Looking for a place to lay

This road I travel is rough with gravel

But it may be the only way

There's something out there

Like a voice, it's very clear

Calling out my name

I'm further out every day

I just can't stay away

A part of me that's finally awake

Oh I keep my ear to the ground

Because I know it may come at anytime

Until that moment comes around

I'll keep my ear to the ground

I left my heart home

It was the only one I've ever known

It was the hardest thing I had to lose

And even though you say

That you're willing to wait

I don't think I'd be good for

Oh I keep my ear to the ground

Because I know it may come at anytime

Until that moment comes around

I'll keep my ear to the ground

Time keeps flying

Oh the seasons never change

Time keeps flying

Oh the seasons never chance

Oh the seasons never change

Oh I keep my ear to the ground

Because I know it may come at anytime

Until that moment comes around

I'll keep my ear to the ground

 

PEARLINE

David Ertel

Pearline, Pearline

How shall I proceed?

Oh Pearline, how shall I Proceed

When I see your picture

I can picture you with me

Pearline, the only match for me

Oh Pearline, I think you're built just like a dream

You got a real nice body, but you dress kinda naughty

Momma wouldn't like it, Pearline

Pearline, I swear

You'll be walking on air

Just say the word and I'll show you how a man can care

And if I'm right for you and you're right for me

You better believe I'm gonna love you tenderly

Woah, Pearline, Pearline

You're fifty-four miles from me

Oh Pearline, the distance ain't no thing

There'll come a day I'll make my way

Just to meet you, Pearline

Pearline, I swear

Don't matter when or where

Just say the word and I'm gonna be right there

And if I'm right for you and you're right for me

You better believe I'm gonna love you tenderly

Oh Pearline, it's hard for you to see

With this garden of guys, it's clouding your eyes from me

You're picking through the weeds

It's in the palm of your hand how sweet this life could be, Pearline

Pearline, Pearline

I keep on checking my screen

Oh Pearline, now don't ya, don't ya, don't, ya ghost me

Cause once I'm notified of your reply

Sparks are gonna fly

Pearline, I swear

You'll be walking on air

Just say the word and I'll show you how a man can care

And what I'd do, that's anything for you

You better believe I'm gonna love you tender-

Better believe I'm gonna love you tender-

You better believe I'm gonna love you tenderly

Yeah, Pearline

IT'S OKAY, EITHER WAY

Logan Ertel - David Ertel

Wednesday night, the bar is full

As soon as I thought I should go

You looked my way

I have to say

You could come home with me

Or we could stop after just one drink

It's okay, either way

I don't work for you, baby

You don't work for me, baby

There ain't nobody gonna tell us what we should do

We could take a walk around the block

Or to a room and keep it locked

It's okay, either way

We can leave it at your favorite color

Or we can discuss this under cover

It's okay, either way

don't work for you, baby

You don't work for me, baby

There ain't nobody gonna tell us what we should do

We can wait til' the sun comes up

Or when we say we've had enough

There ain't nobody gonna tell us what we should do

You don't know me

But you could get to

If you want to

Take my number

It's clear what I want

I'm not putting up a front

I don't work, baby

You don't work for me, baby

There ain't nobody gonna tell us what we should do

Now that the sun is up

Oh we still can't get enough

There ain't nobody gonna tell us what we should do

 
 

LIKE I DO

David Ertel

Baby forgive me if I tend to like you simple

Don't say I don't think you look good, you know I do

But what you see in the mirror is not a true reflection

Of all that I get to see when I'm with you

So go on, go on, put your face on and have a good time

Don't say I don't care if I don't wait up for you

Why should I spend my night trying to worry

When nobody gets to see you like I do

It ain't so bad babe knowing that

On a Friday when you're downtown

I don't worry if fellas check you out

I'd be surprised if they didn't enjoy the view

Cause in the morning when you wake up

In all your glory without your makeup

Nobody gets to see you like I do, it's true

Nobody gets to see you like I do

Oh I'm sure by now your probably trying to flag down the bartender

With hungry eyes from every guy in the room

A gentleman may come up asking, "Baby, what's your flavor?"

But he will never know the real taste of you

It ain't so bad babe knowing that

On a Friday when you're downtown

I don't worry if fellas check you out

I'd be surprised if they didn't enjoy the view

Cause in the morning when you wake up

In all your glory without your makeup

Nobody gets to see you like I do, it's true

Nobody gets to see you like I do

It ain't so bad babe knowing that

On a Friday when you're downtown

I don't worry if fellas check you out

I'd be surprised if they didn't enjoy the view

Cause in the morning when you wake up

In all your glory without your makeup

Nobody gets to see you like I do, it's true

Nobody gets to see you like I do