What's Left of My Heart

by Rich Owen

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released 26 July 2012

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Rich Owen Colorado Springs, Colorado

Awards & Nominations:
2011 CCMA Album of the Year for "What's Left of My Heart"

2011 1st Place – CCMA Songwriting, Modern Country for "With Nothing At All"

2010 2nd Place – CCMA Songwriting, Modern Country for "Just Wanna Be Wanted"

2011 1st Place – CCMA Songwriting, Traditional Country for "I Know Your Face"

2011 2nd Place – CCMA Songwriting, Traditional Country for "I Ain't Done Holdin' You"
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Track Name: That Woman Is A Cougar
Verse 1:
Well, she’s just over forty
Still looks like a million bucks
She’s a struttin’ around
Them young cowboys wanna try their luck

Her girl friends, they all tell her
“Why don’t you find a man your own age”
She ain’t looking for no life partner
Huntin’ season opens today…Yeah…

Chorus:
That woman is a cougar
Man, she’s just a cat on the prowl
Tracking down the young men
She’ll love ‘em till they cry out loud

She don’t want to settle down
She likes to catch and release
She’d rather have the hunt
Then sit on down for the feast

That woman is a cougar
Man, she’s just a cat on the prowl

Verse 2:
Now she’s trackin’ down her prey
Looks like she’s a ready to pounce
Better watch out, boys
She’ll chew you up and spit you out

She don’t need no sugar daddy
You know she likes ‘em young and lean
This here honky tonk’s her jungle
And kitty’s really diggin’ the scene…
Yeah…

Chorus:
That woman is a cougar
Man, she’s just a cat on the prowl
Tracking down the young men
She’ll love ‘em till they cry out loud

She don’t want to settle down
She likes to catch and release
She’d rather have the hunt
Then sit on down for the feast

That woman is a cougar
Man, she’s just a cat on the prowl

Bridge:
This ain’t nobody’s granny
That’s plain enough to see
With eyes that look you over
Like you’re fresh, dead meat
She’ll play you like a fiddle
She’ll play you like a toy
You ain’t never gonna tame her
‘Less you’re Siegfried & Roy
Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Chorus:
That woman is a cougar
Man, she’s just a cat on the prowl
Tracking down the young men
She’ll love ‘em till they cry out loud

She don’t want to settle down
She likes to catch and release
She’d rather have the hunt
Then sit on down for the feast

That woman is a cougar
Man, she’s just a cat on the prowl

That woman is a cougar
Man, she’s just a cat on the prowl…
Track Name: What's Left of My Heart
Verse 1:
Babe, I can tell from your letter
You’re wondering where we stand
Could our love be broken beyond all repair?

Now I’m flying home so uncertain
But knowing that it was right
That I stood up for all of which I care

So I wrote you back
To tell you that I’m scared...

Chorus:
‘Cause they say that war can change a man
Make me forget who I am
Like my body, my spirit’s not all there
A hostage to this wheelchair

Can’t promise it’ll be alright
Or how much faith is left inside
But there’s one thing I can say…is true
What’s left of my heart…still belongs to you

Verse 2:
Long lonely nights in the Sandbox
Thoughts of you take me home
To our little house, kids out on the lawn

But our plans were put on hold, girl
When duty and honor called
With one final kiss, I left one misty dawn

Now you’re wondering
Where all our dreams have gone…

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Plane’s touching down; they wheel me out
Fear in my heart, I scan the crowd
From out of nowhere, you rush up to me
As I hold you close, through our tears you say
You say…

Final Chorus:

I know that war can change a man
But don’t forget who I am
I promised I would always care
Don’t give a damn ‘bout this chair, yeah

Can’t promise it’ll be alright
Or how much faith is left inside
But there’s one thing I can say…is true
Every bit of my heart…still belongs to you

Ending:
Yeah, everything I am…still belongs to you
Yeah, still belongs to you
Track Name: Just Want To Be Wanted
Verse 1:
There was a time, years ago
When I’d come home at night
You’d be waiting there to welcome me
That love light in your eyes

Now the bed beside me’s empty
You’re downstairs all alone
And even when you’re lyin’ here
You act like you don’t know…
Baby, you don’t know…

Chorus 1:
Just want to be wanted…
Just want to be needed…
Just need to see somethin’ more
Then hopeless in your eyes

Can’t go on waitin’…
Anticipa…tin’…’till
The passion we once shared comes back
To life
Don’t want a perfect storybook lie…
Just want to be wanted

Verse 2:
You tell me that you love me true
But feel nothing when we touch
Don’t want to see love slip away
After we’ve been through so much

I need some hope to keep me strong
When temptation comes to call
A lifeline I can hold on to
When my back’s against the wall…
Up against the wall…

<Repeat Chorus>
Bridge:
Tell me, when did love become not enough
To save us?
Baby show me how to overcome this gap
Between us…Between us

<Repeat Chorus>
Just want to be needed…
Track Name: Under A California Moon
Verse 1:
Baby…
As we drive on through the night
Underneath a California moon

You sleep…
In the seat there by my side
As my mind slips back a short decade or two

Seems just like I’m standing still
As the world moves on by
I know I have to let you go
But somewhere in my mind…
I hear…

Chorus:
Daddy can you help me
Learn to ride my bike?
Kiss and make it better
Sing that song I like,
The one…with Pooh Bear and a kite

I can’t believe you grew up so soon
As I sit and watch you sleep
Under the California moon

Verse 2:
Baby…
As you prepare to start a life
In a world where I’m not part of every day
Inside me…
Pride and sadness war
As I realize you’re finally on your way

It’s hard for me to reconcile
The woman from the child
Is it wrong to want to hold onto
My little baby for a while?

Bridge:
It’s not that I’m not proud
Of the woman you’ve become
You’re so much more
Than any dad deserves

But driven ‘cross this desert
In the middle of the night
You slip a little farther away
With every mile passing by
And again, I hear…

Chorus: (softly)
Daddy can you help me
Learn to ride my bike?
Kiss and make it better
Sing that song I like,
The one…with Pooh Bear and a kite

When can we go shopping?
Time to poor the tea
Promise that you’ll always
Be right here for me
I love you…Daddy set me free…

I can’t believe you grew up so soon
As we drive on through the night and you
sleep
Under the California moon…
Under the California moon…
Baby, come home…soon…
Track Name: Walking In Daddy's Shoes
Verse1:
Long ago, when I was young
Daddy working all night long
He got home, kicked off his shoes
And headed straight to bed

I remember slippin’ my little feet
Into Daddy’s shoes, thinkin’ “They’re so big
I wondered how I’d ever fill them up
Or be that strong, be that tough

Chorus:
From baby steps on Daddy’s toes
Two strong hands to help me grow
He watched me stumble
But never let me fall

He showed me how to be a man
To shoulder pain, to take a stand
Looking back
He taught me to stand tall

Yeah, I learned to live,
To always see it through
By walking in Daddy’s shoes

Verse 2:
Now, I’m just a family man
A working guy just like my old man
I served my country when she called
I know just who I am

Looking back I now realize
All the worries that he kept inside
He never faltered, never lost his way
And I’m thankful for him every day

<Repeat Chorus>

Final Chorus:
From baby steps on Daddy’s toes
Two strong hands to help me grow
He watched me stumble
But never let me fall

He showed me how to be a man
To shoulder pain, to take a stand
Looking back
He taught me to stand tall

Yeah, I learned to live,
To always see it through…
And to myself always to be true
Walking in Daddy’s… shoes, yeah

Walking in Daddy’s shoes…
Track Name: If The White House Was In Memphis
If The White House Was In Memphis©2008
By Rich Jernejcic & Eugene Crider


Verse 1:
If Elvis was alive today
And ran for president
There’d be no damned election
The Chief Justice would just announce
The King is President

Alan Jackson would be appointed
Chief diplomat of dance
Instead of the Lincoln bedroom
It’d be called The Good Time Flat
With jelly donuts twenty-four seven
And the beer is always on tap

Chorus:
If the White House was in Memphis,
And ol’ Elvis was on top
Then all them crooks in Congress
Would be dancin' to the jailhouse rock

The economy would run on
On peanut butter and jelly beans
There’d be no Air Force One
He’d be flying the Lisa Marie

And the word would ring out across the land…
The King is President

Verse 2:
That good ol' boy Hank Jr.
With all his rowdy friends
Would be Secretary of the state
And bring peace throughout the land
He’d have the whole Country Relaxin”
By solving things Man to Man

<Repeat Chorus>

Bridge:
There’ll be a whole lot’a shakin’
Going on across the Nation
Them hound dogs would be celebratin’
Yeah…yeah…yeah

<Repeat Chorus>
Yeah, this song would ring out across the land…
The King is President
Uh huh…uh huh

<spoken> Yeah, Momma
Track Name: To Guide Me Home
Verse 1:
My family thinks that I’m a rock
An anchor in a storm
They look to me to be their guide
To chart for them the safer course

But every night I pray to you,
And hope that they can’t see
I’m wandering without a star
Lord, please come and rescue me

Chorus 1:
I want to be washed in the blood
Cleansed by the fire
To finally find my way to you
To my heart’s true desire

I’m reaching out
A blind man in the dark, and so alone
And looking for your light…
To guide me home

Verse 2:
The evidence lies all around
It can not be denied

So why is my heart cold as stone
When will I feel your grace reside

If faith precedes the miracle
Then what precedes the faith
I’m looking for the smallest sign
To see me though another day

Chorus 2:
I want to be washed in the blood
Cleansed by the fire
To finally find my way to you

I’m reaching out
A blind man in the dark, and so alone
And looking for your light…

Bridge:
I know that I just can’t give in
But I don’t know what I’ll do
If you don’t give me something, yeah
For me to hold on to…

<Repeat Chorus less last line>
To guide...me…home
Track Name: One Song At A Time
Verse 1:
He came to touch hearts for a while
Telling his tale through the art of his tiles
A mosaic of faith, hope and love
Was the story he told

He taught us all about life
From making a snowman to riding a bike
A father of eight and a friend
To so many more

We remember his song as he heads
Past life’s western shore

Chorus:
One note at a time
He could ease our sore hearts
In love’s healing fire
One word at a time
He would set our souls free
And send them higher
With a phrase he could break up
And make up, and take up
Our cause, our desires
Stop the world on a dime
With a tune and a rhyme
One song at a time

Verse 2:
No pain he had seen could erase
A lifetime of smiles etched into his face
A light that shined from his eyes
Undimmed by years…

He showed us the way to erase
Life’s worries and fears

<Repeat Chorus>

Bridge:
As the song of his life approached
The end of the last verse he wrote
The last wish he made
Was to stand on the stage
And to end life the way that he’d lived…

Final Chorus:
One note at a time
He could ease our sore hearts
In love’s healing fire
One word at a time
He would set our souls free
And send them higher
With a phrase he could break up
And make up, and take up
Our cause, our desires
Stop the world on a dime
With a tune and a rhyme
One note at a time…
One word a time…
One song at…a time…
Track Name: Who Would You Be Now
“Who Would You Be Now”
By Rich Owen (Copyright 2009)

Verse 1:
An old photo in a drawer
A girl I once knew
I remember the day she told me she was late
I told her I would do the right thing
But she had other plans; she said,
“A quick trip to the doctor is all it takes”
Not long after that
I heard that she left town
To this day I wonder; who would you be now?

Chorus 1:
Who would you be now?
Would you someday cure the cold
Or walk on the moon?
Who would you be now?
Might I someday have walked you down
The aisle in June?

Verse 2:
Down the street where I live
There’s a playground and a school
The sound of laughter drifts into my room
In every child’s face I see
The ghost of who you’ll never be
And I wonder; does she ever feel it too?
I may find a way
To live with this, somehow
But the guilt, Lord, it’s killing me right now

Chorus 2:
Who would you be now?
Would you unite the World
Or bring hunger to an end?
Who would you be now?
Would you save another’s life
By just being a friend?

Now we’ll never know
The difference that you might have made
A stor…ry untold
You were a child not a choice
But no one heard your voice…
Who would you be now?

Bridge:
The Son of God
Gave to us this creed;
Whatsoever you do,
To the least of my brothers
That you do unto me

<Musical Bridge>
Yes, we’ll never know
The difference that you might have made
A stor…ry untold
You were a child not a choice
But no one heard your voice…
Who would you be now?

We thought it was our choice…
We never heard your voice…
Who...would...you…be
Now?
Track Name: We Surround Them
Verse 1:
I watch the news most every night
Each time the story’s the same
The economy’s sinking like a rock
And nobody takes the blame

Instead they take another piece
Of our future’s shrinking pie
As they seize the banks and jobs disappear
Miss Liberty starts to cry

The President and the Congress
Act like they don’t give a damn
It’s time to send a message
And let ‘em know just where we stand…

Chorus:
So, come on, sound off
Make your choice
Gonna make sure Washington
Hears our voice
Don’t want much
Just accountability
And they’ll ignore us
Talk us down
‘Til they recognize
The fearsome sound
Of a freight train comin’
And maybe then they’ll see
It ain’t them that’s got the upper hand, my friend
Cause’ we…surround them

Verse 2:
I believe in God and honor,
Hard work and living right
And how I run my house and raise my kids
Is up to me and my wife

I think no one is above the law
That freedom don’t come free
Uncle Sam, are you list’ning
When I say, “Don’t tread on me”?

<Repeat Chorus>

Bridge:
If you believe like I do
In the greatness of this land
Know that you are not alone
United will we stand…

Final Chorus:
So, come on, sound off
Make your choice
Gonna make sure Washington
Hears our voice
Don’t want much
Just accountability
And they’ll ignore us
Run us down
‘Til they recognize
The awesome sound
Of a freight train comin’
And maybe then they’ll see
It ain’t them that’s got the upper hand, my friend
Cause’ we…surround them

Yeah, we…surround them