A Soft Spot For You

by Paul Washington

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All songs written by Paul Washington (SOCAN) except:
Ain’t We Great by Lisa Aschmann / Nashville Geographic (ASCAP)
I Just Want to Dance with You by Roger Cook & John Prine / Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc

Produced by Paul Washington, Dave Martin and Zak Cohen.

Recorded by Zak Cohen at the Woodshop Recording Studio, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada and by Dave Martin at Java Jive Studio, Nashville, TN

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released November 22, 2015

musician credits:

PAUL WASHINGTON – vocals, rhythm guitar
RORY HOFFMAN – piano, accordion, electric & acoustic guitars
KERRY MARX – electric & acoustic guitars
BILLY CONTRERAS – fiddle (tracks 6, 7, 9)
AARON TILL – mandolin; fiddle (tracks 2, 8)
DAVE MARTIN – bass (except track 6)
BOB MATER – drums (except tracks 6, 9)
CAROLYN MARTIN – harmony vocals
MARTYN JONES – harmony vocals
SHELLEY BROWN – bass (track 6); harmony vocals (2, 8)
CHRIS SCRUGGS – Hawaiian steel guitar (tracks 7, 9)
DOUG JERNIGAN – pedal steel (2, 8)
TOMMY WELLS – drums (6, 9)
AL ESKELSON – lead guitar (6)
JEFF TAYLOR – accordion (9)
TAMMY FASSAERT – harmony vocal (6)

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Track Name: Tears Don't Fall
TEARS DON'T FALL
Music & Lyrics © 2015 Paul Washington

An astronaut came down to earth but he came home too soon
He liked flying around the world and way up over the moon
Drifting there in weightlessness high above the ground
His dish and spoon would dance around
His tears went up not down

Outer space is quite a place, I wouldn’t mind at all
Tears don’t fall they just roll up and bounce like a rubber ball
Laughter ever after, who needs gravity?
No one at all to make you feel small and tears don’t fall

Outer space is so far up no one can put you down
When you're blue let your body move
And a frown turns upside down
Then it was found space has no sound, you feel ten feet tall
Someone tries to pick on you, you can’t hear a thing at all

Outer space is quite a place, I wouldn’t mind at all
Tears don’t fall they just roll up and bounce like a rubber ball
Laughter ever after, who needs gravity?
No one at all to make you feel small and tears don’t fall

Floating through the atmosphere
Sounds like a lot more fun than here
I wish I may, I wish I might
I’d take the first flight out tonight

Outer space is quite a place, I wouldn’t mind at all
Tears don’t fall, they just roll up and bounce like a rubber ball
Laughter ever after, who needs gravity?
No one at all to make you feel small and tears don’t fall
No one at all to make you feel small and tears don’t fall
Track Name: Cupid Chooses You
CUPID CHOOSES YOU
Music & Lyrics © 2014 Paul Washington

When you get new shoes you get whatever you choose
You pick the politicians that fit your views
But some things they ain't up to you

You get to select your favourite foods
Comes to love nothin' you can do
You got no choice, Cupid chooses you!

I never made passes at girls that wear glasses
redheads not for me
then you walked in, Cupid grinned that grin
you were just my cup of tea

God said to Adam: “I'll give ya free will”
But God made Eve and that changed the deal
Adam saw Eve come at him from out of the blue
He learned it too, Cupid chooses you!

I never made passes
At girls that wear glasses
Redheads not for me
Then you walked in
Cupid grinned that grin
You were just my cup of tea

In the end you're gonna understand
There's some things that're outta your hands
Love's gonna hit you from outta the blue
You got no choice, Cupid chooses you
Track Name: It's a Mystery
IT'S A MYSTERY
Music & Lyrics © 2015 Paul Washington

A twist of fate, a lucky break, serendipity
Just one look, that's all it took -- it's a mystery

Strange but true I fell for you, stranger you fell for me
I wracked my brain, but I can't explain -- it's a mystery

What are the chances trading glances
Was in the cards that day?
Tragic turned to magic in the most peculiar ways

Accidents, coincidence, makes no sense to me
Maybe our signs and the planets aligned -- it's a mystery

What are the chances trading glances
Was in the cards that day?
Tragic turned to magic in extraordinary ways

Strange but true I fell for you, stranger you fell for me
I wracked my brain but I can't explain, it's a mystery
Track Name: A Soft Spot For You
A SOFT SPOT FOR YOU
Music & Lyrics © 2014 Paul Washington

It’s getting late now, sky's gone midnight blue
Now what I've got to say you might not want me to
It’s only once in a very blue moon
I wake up in the morning from a dream about you

Don’t get me wrong don't misconstrue
Two best of friends should not get confused
I remember when you said "three words are over-used"
So let's call it a soft spot for you

It’s only once in a very blue moon
I wake up in the morning from a dream about you

You don't need to run, no need to hide from view
Just take my words to mean what you want them to
I won’t say "I love you" even if it's true
Let's call it a soft spot for you
It's only a soft spot for you
Track Name: Rock 'n' Roll in My Soul
ROCK 'N' ROLL IN MY SOUL
Music & Lyrics © 2014 Paul Washington

I switched on that little black and white
Ed Sullivan was on the tube that night
Those Beatle boys came on the show
Young girls lost all control
Good ol’ rock ’n’ roll was in my soul

Guess I never did so well in school
Guess I’m nothin’ but a rockin’ fool
I learned everything I know from a transistor radio
Good ol’ rock ’n’ roll was in my soul

Kick off your shoes and get those records out
Roll back the rug -- we can twist and shout

Girl, my hair’s gettin' kind of grey
But you make me feel as young as yesterday
You gimme help on a hard day’s night
Eight days a week, please, hold me tight
You put the rock 'n' roll back in my soul

Kick off your shoes and get those records out
Roll back the rug -- we can twist and shout

Girl, my hair’s gettin' kinda grey
But you make me feel as young as yesterday
You gimme help on a hard day’s night
Eight days a week, please hold me tight
You put the rock 'n' roll back in my soul
Track Name: Spring Will Be a Little Bit Late This Year
SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE BIT LATE THIS YEAR
Music & Lyrics © 2011 Paul Washington

Spring will be a little bit late this year
My baby is a thousand miles a-way
Spring will be a little bit late this year
It’s starting when baby gets home to stay

March came in like a lion
and it’s going out the same
But things'll really warm up
when she’s in my arms again

Spring will be a little bit late this year
My baby is a thousand miles a-way
Spring will be a little bit late this year
It’s starting when baby gets home to stay

There’s still snow on the ground
And my feet are about to freeze
When my baby’s back in town
She’s gonna bring the birds and bees

Spring will be a little bit late this year
My baby is a thousand miles a-way
Spring will be a little bit late this year
It’s starting when baby gets home to stay
Track Name: The Grass is Always Greener
THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER
Music & Lyrics © 2015 Paul Washington

Listen son here’s something you should ponder
I can see some old familiar ways
Sometimes opportunities are squandered
So listen to your old man while you may

You don’t miss your water ‘til the well runs dry
'Cause the grass is greener on the other side
You gotta pay the cost, when the dice are tossed
Your winnings ain't worth everything you lost

You're a guy I know your eye will wander
Temptation tries to lead a man astray
You keep that gal, you’ll rue the day you wronged her
I know you think its only just clichés

You don’t miss your water ‘til the well runs dry
'Cause the grass is greener on the other side
You gotta pay the cost, when the dice are tossed
Your winnings ain't worth everything you lost

Absence always makes the heart grow fonder
He’s a lucky man that finds a love that stays
I sit watching shadows growing longer
And I think about the one that got away

You don’t miss your water ‘til the well runs dry
'Cause the grass is greener on the other side
You gotta pay the cost, when the dice are tossed
Your winnings ain't worth everything you lost

You don’t miss your water ‘til the well runs dry
'Cause the grass is greener on the other side
You gotta pay the cost, when the dice are tossed
Your winnings ain't worth everything you lost
Track Name: I Just Want to Dance With You
I JUST WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU
© Roger Cook and John Prine

I don't want to be the kind to hesitate
Be too shy, wait too late
I don't care what they say other lovers do
I just want to dance with you

I got a feeling that you have a heart like mine
So let it show, let it shine
If we have a chance to make one heart of two
I just want to dance with you

I want to dance with you
Twirl you all around the floor
That's what they intended dancing for
I just want to dance with you
I want to dance with you
Hold you in my arms once more
That's what they invented dancin' for
I just want to dance with you

I caught you lookin' at me when I looked at you
Yes I did, ain't that true
You won't get embarrassed by the things I do
I just want to dance with you

Oh the boys are playin' softly and the girls are too,
So am I and so are you
If this was a movie we'd be right on cue
I just want to dance with you.

I want to dance with you
Twirl you all around the floor
That's what they invented dancin' for
I just want to dance with you
I want to dance with you
Hold you in my arms once more
That's what they invented dancin' for
I just want to dance with you
Track Name: You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas
YOU CAN GO TO HELL, I'M GOIN' TO TEXAS
Music & Lyrics © 2014 Paul Washington

I’m sittin’ reminiscin’ the place I been missin’
How’s things in Austin tonight?
I like New York, New York, nice place to visit
Somehow it never did seem right
I feel like Davy Crocket up there in D.C.
Tryin’ be the man he couldn’t be
Davy said "I gotta go" and lit out for the Alamo
He died young, but he died free -- he said:

You can go to hell, I’m goin’ to Texas
Where the cottonwoods are dancin’ on the breeze
You can go to hell, I’m goin’ to Texas
Texas is the place for me

I can hear ‘em singing -- Willie and Waylon
Singin’ those songs that don’t get old
Sometimes they make a man
Who can’t be bought and sold
When God made them he must have broke the mold
Now Willie went to Nashville, he topped the charts
But the outlaw, that’s a breed apart
Willie said "I’m goin’ home --
The hill country near San Antone"
He said I gotta follow my own heart -- he said:

You can go to hell, I’m goin’ to Texas
You see this suit and tie, it’s chokin’ me
You can go to hell, I’m goin’ to Texas
Texas is the place for me

The six o’ clock alarm don’t stop another workin’ day
I’ll join the overworked and underpaid
I’m so tired, it’s all the same old stuff
You couldn’t pay me enough
So thanks but no thanks it’s time for me to go
I’m going where the Gulf Coast breezes blow
So take this job and stick it
Where the sun don’t ever shine
I’m going where the sun shines all the time

You can go to hell, I’m goin’ to Texas
Where the bluebonnets grow wild and free
You can go to hell I’m goin’ to Texas
Texas is the place for me
You can go to hell I’m goin’ to Texas
Texas is the place for me
Track Name: Ain't We Great
AIN'T WE GREAT?
© 1998 Lisa Aschmann - Nashville Geographic (ASCAP)

You’ve got the prettiest nose
And it goes with your face
It goes with your clothes
When God made a nose, he said
“One of those would fit you just perfectly”
So God made a nose and ten perfect toes
And someone to tickle them – me

Aint we great? Aren’t we smart?
Wasn’t it a genius, made us?
Aren’t we a work of art?
How did I get so lucky?
Isn’t this first rate?
I love you; you love me
Ain’t we great?

And you’ve got the prettiest chin
‘bout the prettiest chin there’s ever been
When God made a chin
at the base of your face
His eyebrows wiggled all over the place
He said “I know there’s someone, gonna like what I made
There’s a grin, to go with that chin”

Aint we great? Aren’t we smart?
Wasn’t it a genius, made us?
Aren’t we a work of art?
How did I get so lucky?
Isn’t this first rate?
I love you; you love me
Ain’t we great?

I’m gonna give you a hug, my snuggly bug
I’m gonna give you a kiss, like this
I’m gonna be right here ‘til you fall asleep
Now don’t you peek, just go to sleep

Aint we great? Aren’t we smart?
Wasn’t it a genius, made us?
Aren’t we a work of art?
How did I get so lucky?
Isn’t this first rate?
I love you; you love me
Ain’t we great?