Mike Whiteley

The Stockyards

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Twyla Foreman & Mike Whiteley
Mike Whiteley

Lyrics

The Stockyards

                                                   By Mike Whiteley                              

Verse 1

I’d push my socks through denim hard as cardboard

Getting’ ready for a Ft Worth Friday night

A pair of Justins and a button down that stood up by itself

And my Resistol, you know it was looking tight

 

I’d splash on a little Stetson, and get out of my truck

A quick glance in the mirror, then give everything a tuck

Head over to the Cadillac and walk right past the line

I’d wink and pass the doorman knowing that the world was mine

 

Chorus

Those were the days, those were the nights

Back when the planets all aligned

We lived for the chase, we lived for the chance

We flew by the Ws on our pants

And we thought that it was gonna last forever

We know now that nothing ever does

But, for just a little while up north in Ft Worth

A few of us knew just what magic was

In the Stockyards, In the Stockyards

                                                          The Stockyards                                 

Verse 2

My girlfriends helped me zip my pants with pliers

The things we did with hair you might call art

Handfuls of bunched up Kleenex was our Wonder Bra

We polished til’ we shined like Texas stars

 

I’d watch every single guy out on the dancefloor

I’d find the one, then try to catch his eye

A couple drinks and a couple dances later

I’d let him hold me close and I knew the world was mine

 

Chorus

Those were the days, those were the nights

Back when the planets all aligned

We lived for the chase, we lived for the fun

Oh, looking back we were so young

And we thought that it was gonna last forever

We know now that nothing ever does

But, for just a little while up north in Ft Worth

A few of us knew just what magic was

In the Stockyards, In the Stockyards

 

                                                     The Stockyards                            

 

Bridge

The women that I used to chase in Ft Worth

These days they’d look like little girls to me

I met my ex-husband on that dance floor

But, I tell you, I wouldn’t change a thing

 

Chorus

Those were the days, those were the nights

Back when the planets all aligned

We lived for the chase, we lived for the chance

We flew by the Ws on our pants

And we thought that it was gonna last forever

We know now that nothing ever does

But, for just a little while up north in Ft Worth

A few of us knew just what magic was

In the Stockyards

In the Stockyards