A Good Wife

by Tommy Wiggins

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1.
A Good Wife 04:06
Red’s a color that knows no hesitation Never looking back to wonder why Blue is the mother o midnight inspiration Cuz that’s the time when you don’t have to try Yellow is the color of my sweet sunrise Purple brings a sunset to the night You are every color Every color in my rainbow- a good wife Snow melts on the mountain in the springtime From the great divide down to the sea Mixing with the tides of the seven oceans Fixin’ up a feast for you and me Yellow is the color of my sweet sunrise Purple brings a sunset to the night But you are every color Every color in my rainbow ooh Red , blue and yellow-green All the colors in between Every season, every year All the oceans far and near Red’s a color that knows no hesitation Never looking back to wonder why But blue is the mother o midnight inspiration Yellow is the color of my sweet sunrise And purple brings a sunset to the night But you are every color Every color to my rainbow Yellow is the color of my sweet sunrise Purple brings a sunset to the night a you are every color Every color in my rainbow o oh- a good wife a good wife ooh ooh a good wife mm mm a good wife ©2010 Tommy Wiggins
2.
I gotta say you're my everything girl I'm the luckiest boy in the world I wouldn't trade it, not for a minute Living my life, girl without you in it Thirty-four now, if you're keeping score Got me wishing for thirty-four more I believe what I know to be true I believe in you We both laugh at the same parts in the movie We both love a quiet little weekend for two We both learned how to live life with another Working it out one way or the other I believe what I know to be true I believe in me and you Boy meets girl Tilt-a-whirl Say I do She does too Promised land Making plans Life goes on While the singer sings the song I gotta say you're my everything girl I'm the luckiest boy in the world I wouldn't trade it, not for a minute Living my life, girl without you in it I believe what I know to be true I believe in you I believe in the sun shining through I believe in me and you I believe in you And me together ©2005 Tommy Wiggins
3.
She was in a hurry I had me some time I said “don’t you worry you can take my place in line I’ve got nothing going oh, but everything is fine” she was in a hurry I had a little time If it’s any consolation I’ve been there before running like a rocket rolling through an open door rackin’ up those frequent fliers balls up in in air if it’s any consolation I’ve been there She was in a hurry I had a little time I told her not to worry she’d make her gate just fine solo Thunderheads a crashing there’s weather everywhere monitors are flashin’ heck, nobody’s goin’ nowhere I landed in that airport bar sippin’ on a beer she walked up to me and said “I’d hoped I’d find you here I was in a hurry you said you had some time you told me not to worry and I made my gate just fine I just want to thank you for your precious little time the next round’s mine” She was in a hurry I had me some time I told her not to worry she could take my place in line You were in a hurry ©2006 Tommy Wiggins
4.
Drivin’ down to Mexico Lefty & Juanita go to take it slow Take it slow Pack the car, change the oil C.C. Ryder'sready to roll Down to Mexico, Baja, Mexico Winter in the San Juans take's a toll As the years keep stacking up they cut down in your soul’ So they’re following the sun down old Highway One to Mexico That’s where Lefty & Juanita in that fine Casita Arm in arm they’ll greet ‘ya at that El Molino door Pale blue wooden door Throw your old alarm away Rooster wakes you up every day to the morning sun Shinin’ down on everyone Quiet place for lettin’ go Todos Santos, Mexico Where Lefty & Juanita take it slow Dusty truck is cruisin’ ‘round the town Speakers on the hood are shouting’ out what’s goin’ down So they’re drivin’ down to Mexico Lefty & Juanita go to take it slow Take it slow Yeah, they’re following the sun down old Highway One Baja, Mexico ©2008 Tommy Wiggins
5.
13 Reasons 03:45
13 reasons you should go first one we already know all the hearts we’ve broken, oh just one of 13 reasons two would be forever more the breaking of the bonds we swore dashed upon love’s rocky shore not altogether pleasin’ 13 reasons on and on like verses in a sad old song once you sing can’t be undone 13 reasons one by one houses where they bolt the doors are precious reasons three and four declaration of love’s gone war they’re there to underscore 13 reasons on and on like verses in a sad old song once they’re sung can’t be undone 13 reasons one by one passion fuels the flames of blue makin’ fools out of me and you there ain’t no need to list them all let’s stop at 13 reasons so we best be on our separate ways hopin’ and prayin’ for some better days we gotta mend those fences one by one each morning ‘till the setting sun 13 reasons on and on like verses in the saddest song once they’re sung can’t be undone 13 reasons you and I will pay the price until we die to all the hearts that we denied way more than 13 reasons more than 13 reasons more than 13 reasons 13 reasons you should go ©2008 Tommy Wiggins
6.
All I gotta do is sit right here Everything comin’ clear All I gotta do, is sit right here take some time to clear my mind never know just what I’ll find take some time to ease my mind EZ come, EZ go out at the lake rollin’ with the flow all I need is a pole in the water, oh Billy’s gonna come, bring some bait gas in the can, work can wait Billy gonna come, bring some bait try our luck down at the point maybe roll us a skinny little… hmmm try our luck down at the point EZ come, EZ go out at the lake rollin’ with the flow all I need is a pole in the water, oh Catch some fish, maybe not don’t matter how many we caught catch some fish, maybe not later on, build us a fire sing songs while the flames gettin’ higher fireflies flickering in the yard EZ Come, EZ Go out at the lake, rollin’ with the flow all we need is a guitar and a fishin’ pole ‘n we’re good to go ©2009 Tommy Wiggins
7.
What would you do if you woke up on Christmas morning and all the killing guns lay on the ground? every creed and color lived together all the little babies safe and sound … there’d be Peace on Earth… everybody singing Peace on Earth… guns lay on the ground Peace on Earth… get them bells a-ringin’ all around back in your hometown What would you do if you woke up on Christmas morning and no one sees the color of your skin? rich man and a poor man walk together open any door and they’ll let you in … there’d be Peace on Earth… everybody singing Peace on Earth… guns lay on the ground Peace on Earth… get them bells a ringin’ all around back in your hometown What would you do if you woke up on Christmas morning and all the killing guns lay on the ground? every creed and color lived together all the little babies safe and sound … there’d be Peace on Earth… everybody singing Peace on Earth… guns lay on the ground Peace on Earth… get them bells a ringin’ all around back in your hometown ©Tommy Wiggins
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So much for the blue skies flakes are tumblin’ down whisper like a feather falling to the frozen ground gathering momentum picking up some speed on a perfect Sunday such a perfect Sunday we float, keeping quiet confidences float, linger on the circumstances float, on a perfect Sunday Watching from my window sky returns to blue sunlight, she is shining on the likes of me and you gathering momentum sifting thru the trees on a perfect Sunday such a perfect Sunday to float, keeping quiet confidences float, linger on the circumstances float, on a perfect Sunday Every day we do the drill big old rock push up the hill never any lack of holes to fill boardroom battle lines are drawn neither side can get along passion people grinding at the mill I know it can’t last this way forever page is gonna turn to Monday ‘fore too long phones’ll get to ringin’ pendulum to swingin’ here they come again without a sound ©Tommy Wiggins 2006
9.
How do you know when you found someone to be there forever more from the break of day ‘till the setting sun how do you know it for sure? maybe a look, or maybe a smile from a friend that you’ve known for a little while that turned into something more You just know it a feeling in your heart you just know it you’re makin’ a brand new start it takes a leap of love from somewhere up above you just know it You both been around for a little while you put on a couple miles lookin’ before you leap into something big like walkin’ down the aisle we never see it coming ‘till we’re headed for the great fall the look of love on both of your faces surely tells it all You just know it it’s a feeling in your heart you just know it you both are makin’ a brand new start it takes a leap of love from somewhere up above you just know it you just know it you know it you know it ©2008 Tommy Wiggins
10.
You And Me 03:28
I can see your features running through the pretty faces of our daughters Fine and lovely ladies, just like they were as babies, made to order You and me, family Staying true You and me together, outlasting every kind of weather, darling There has never been another beacon bright as you for me my darling You and me, family Staying true Caring, sharing, perfect pairing What I’m saying And if I were a betting man, I’d never draw another hand my darling Cuz Why’d I ever want to go and lose the best girl I could choose, my darling You and me, family Meant to be, you and me You and me ©Tommy Wiggins
11.
All aboard the Freedom Train Everybody rides Punch your ticket to a place Where hope and peace abides Every kind of people yearning Waitin’ on the tide to turnin’ We’re all looking for a better way Anticipated time is comin’ You can hear the drummers drummin’ Hearts are beatin’ stronger every day All aboard the Freedom Train Everybody rides Punch your ticket to the place Where hope and peace abides All aboard the Freedom Train There’s room for everyone Red and White and Blue They are the colors that we’ve won Yesterday I stood in line Just another guy who took the time held that ballot to my breast You could feel it in that room We all knew just what we’re doin’ People stepping up to take the test Lots of people late to work today That’s a price we gladly pay For the change that’s gonna come Left and Right and Blue and Red We knew when we went to bed Tomorrow’s gonna be a brand new day All aboard the Freedom Train… © Tommy Wiggins
12.
Hey, Celine 04:57
Hey, Celine, I don’t know you all that well We’re both in-laws in the Lowrey town A big blue ocean lies between us But you and me, we always get along You’re goin’ thru some heavy stuff now Enough to break down a lesser soul Listen close, you can hear the drummer drumming “it’s your time, girl to rock & roll” You rock- across that big blue water Like you once rocked your babies to sleep You roll-just roll with what life brings you Prayin’ for your soul to keep You have got yourself a good man Who’ll always be there by your side To have and hold thru any kind of weather Steady on, steady on just like the tides And you rock- across that big blue water Like you once rocked your babies to sleep And you roll-with the punches that life brings you Prayin’ for your soul For your gentle soul To keep We take the good days when they’re given We count up our blessings one by one Thank the good Lord, then we go on livin’ And findin’ our places in the sun And so we rock- across that big blue water Like we once rocked our babies to sleep And we roll- with the punches that life brings us Prayin’ for our souls Everybody’s souls Hey, Celine ©2008 tommy wiggins

about

From Expensive Fun to “10”k, each of my recordings has its own vibe and tells its own tale. But until A Good Wife, I’ve never consciously written such a quiet record, one that relies almost entirely on the singer to deliver the song.
Some of my favorite music friends add their talents to this personal and intimate (with the exception of 13 Reasons) journey… songs inspired by my fabulous wife and my family.
Tommy Wiggins

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released January 1, 2010

Tommy Wiggins – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards and percussion
Phil Solem - electric guitar on A Good Wife
Steve “Lefty” Keys - electric guitar on Everything Girl, electric guitar and bass on The Ballad of Lefty & Juanita
Jeff Schroeder - bass on Everything Girl
Chris Daniels - guitar on She Was in a Hurry
David Drummond - congas on The Ballad of Lefty & Juanita
David Goldman - lap steel on EZ Come EZ go, guitar on You Just Know It
Denny Hemingson - guitar on Peace on Earth, Dogro on Freedom Train
David McDougald - bass on Peace on Earth and Freedom Train
Al Moss - pedal steel on Hey Celine
Cassie & Stephanie Wiesner - vocals on Peace on Earth

Produced and recorded by Tommy Wiggins
Additional recording - Dave Towne and Chris Mara
Mixed by Chris Mara
Mastered by Tommy and Dave Towne
All songs by Tommy Wiggins, Expensive Fun Tunes, BMI

Original paintings by Catherine Wall
Cover photography and sleeve design by Matthew Mohr

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Tommy Wiggins Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville’s Tommy Wiggins began writing songs by kerosene lamp in a Rocky Mountain cabin. He’s been writing, recording and performing his own funky blend of folky, bluesy, country-funk ever since. Tommy recently released his twentieth CD “UNFINISHED BUSINESS” and the chill/yoga inspired TERRA, and he's feeling the call of the West once more. ... more

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