I Can't Take You Anywhere

Album: The Coast Is Clear (2003)
Charted: 91
  • You’ve been a part of my life so very long
    It’s hard for me to believe sometimes, you’re really gone
    I tuck your memory away in my special hiding place
    Just hoping no one can tell by the look on my face

    That you’re still in my heart
    Always on my mind
    A part of my everyday

    Like just last night, I went out for a bite
    And I tried to have fun with her on my mind
    But even the laughter, it wasn’t much of a break
    'Cause right in the middle of my strawberry shake

    Bobby Joe walked in
    With a couple of friends and said
    "Hey man, have you seen her at all?
    Like where’s she been?"

    And it struck a nerve and it hit a vein
    You’d think from all the tears I’ve cried
    This broken hearted pain
    I wouldn’t have to carry you around with me

    But it seems like everywhere I go
    There's somebody wants to know where you’ve been
    And are you coming back again
    I swear I can’t take you anywhere

    So I left all alone, I just headed on home
    As I listened to the messages on my telephone
    There was one from my sister and one from an old friend
    (Hey man, I drove by your house tonight, dude, but uh)
    You weren’t in

    Just checkin' up on you, boy
    I hope you’re doin' alright
    Oh, by the way, man, I seen her last night

    And it struck a nerve and it hit a vein
    You’d think from all the tears I’ve cried
    This broken hearted pain
    I wouldn’t have to carry you around with me

    But it seems like everywhere I go
    There's somebody wants to know where you’ve been
    And are you coming back again
    I swear I can’t take you anywhere

    Oh baby, I swear I can’t take you anywhere
    No no no no no
    I can’t take you anywhere, baby
    Oh, no no

    Writer/s: Scott Emerick, Toby Keith
    Publisher: Tokeco Tunes, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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