Songs & LYRICS

West Coast Girl

by Rob Sindorf

I met Jessie when I was sixteen she had

long brown hair and her eyes were green

She came to town a couple weeks each summer
Driving all the boys crazy, we were goners
All because of that west coast girl, she was a west coast girl

Staying up late watching the stars fall from the tailgate

of my old blue chevy called "The Hurricane"
Friday night we were back-seat lovers
Didn't know what we were doing but we made each other smile

and she rocked my world, my little west coast girl

We were young, we were kids

Stealing kisses from each other making promises

Running wild, living free

I was loving that way you were loving me

It wasn't easy saying goodbye 

I was just wishing for one more night as the king of the world

In the love with a west coast girl

You should've seen that sky on that 4th of July

There were just as many sparks flying between her and I

And she said, "It's too loud and this party's too crowded

so what if we go sneak away until the sun comes 'round"
We let the night unfurl, yeah me and that girl

 

We were young, we were kids

Stealing kisses from each other making promises

Running wild, living free

I was loving that way you were loving me

It wasn't easy saying goodbye 

I was just wishing for one more night as the king of the world

In the love with a west coast girl

Well the summers came and went but she never came back to my little town

Now I can't help but wonder if she's out there thinking about me now

 

Sometimes at night if I close my eyes 

I can still feel her lips touch the tip of mine

Now and then when I see a shooting star

I go back to that place where I gave my heart

To a west coast girl, mmhmm

She was my whole world, my little west coast girl
 

We were young, we were kids

Stealing kisses from each other making promises

Running wild, living free

I was loving that way you were loving me

It wasn't easy saying goodbye 

I was just wishing for one more night as the king of the world

In the love with a west coast girl

 

 

Life is Good

by Rob Sindorf

I'm from the humble roots of my family tree

Growing up right here in Southern Missouri

We ain't got a lot but we've got what we need

And what we need is each other just to help us see: life is good

Hey brother, I know it's difficult

When the weight that you carry can make it hard to float

You need a helping hand to pull you back to land

With the help of your neighbor you can say: life is good

Life is good but sometimes hurts

Get on up, brush the dust off your shirt

If we love one another we can make this work

'Cause we're all we've got on this little earth

Let me tell you why I say life is good

It doesn't matter where you're from or your neighborhood

You know life is what you make it, take your attitude and change it

'Cause the change that you want to see starts with you and me

Now smile, life is good my friends

When we let love in we can let love win

You know you make a little change just to make a brighter day

Make this world a better place

Life is good but sometimes hurts

Get on up, brush the dust off your shirt

If we love one another we can make this work

'Cause we're all we've got on this little earth

Take Care

by Rob Sindorf

Time will change you and change can make you stronger

But this time it's brought me to my knees
I packed a suitcase and set it by the front door

I'm heading east to Tennessee

I've been around the world, but I've spent forever in this town

I've left a thousand times, but I swear it's different now

I feel the wheels roll on beneath me, five hundred miles away

From everything I've ever loved, that made the man I am today

And I swear it feels like yesterday... now I keep looking back

On all the things I took for granted, the things I thought would last

So here's what I know: this is how it ought to be
I've gotta go, but I'll get back when I'm free

So you take care, for me

Call me a dreamer, just trying to rope the wind

Most times I don't know what I'm doin'

But I keep on praying, and hoping that I might get there someday

Hoping these words will get me through it

Everybody in this town is chasing dreams that might come true
But there's a hole inside of me that left when I left you

Now I feel the wheels roll on beneath me, five hundred miles away

From everything I've ever loved, that made the man I am today

And I swear it feels like yesterday... now I keep looking back

On all the things I took for granted, the things I thought would last

So here's what I know: this is how it ought to be
I've gotta go, but I'll get back when I'm free

So you take care, for me

Sometimes I sing my songs and it seems like no one really cares
And I wanna go back home, and call it quits, but I'm still right here

And I feel the wheels roll on beneath me, five hundred miles away

From everything I've ever loved, that made the man I am today

And I swear it feels like yesterday... now I keep looking back

On all the things I took for granted, the things I thought would last

So here's what I know: this is how it ought to be
I've gotta go, but I'll get back when I'm free

So you take care, for me

Ten Miles From Dallas

by Rob Sindorf

Ten miles from Dallas on Sunday afternoon

This little note you left is all I heard from you

It said "I'll be gone when you come home, this time we're really through"

Ten Miles from Dallas and a thousand miles from you

I can see you on a stage somewhere in Baton Rouge

Or maybe some East Coast town and out with someone new

Did you finally go to California? Did all your dreams come true?
Well I'm ten miles From Dallas and a thousand miles from you

You signed your name, said you were never coming home

Said it was all just wasted time

You said you were looking for some answers but I've got

so many questions on my mind

 

If you get lonely, you know right where I'll be

I'll leave this porch light on and stow away the key

I'd like to think you'll think about it, but we both know it ain't true

I'll always be ten miles from Dallas and a thousand miles from you

Another Day

by Rob Sindorf

Driving westbound from Nashville to L.A.

A different city every night, another stage

Turn it on for the crowd again, turn it up, sing it loud again

Pour out my heart and they sing along

You're sitting all alone tonight there on the sofa

Thinking of all the times that I've left home

Fight the pain when the feelings come, pushing tears back one by one

Wondering if you should keep hanging on

I'm a rambler, I keep rolling on

I'm a traveling man who's been away for far too long
I want to look into the face I love to miss me when I'm gone
But I'm just too far away, believe me when I say

I'll be home again another day

In a crowded room tonight outside of Memphis

I'll be smiling, shaking hands and taking pictures

But they don't hear what the mic don't say

What's going on when the lights all fade
But I miss my life back home I've traded for this stage

I'm a rambler, I keep rolling on

I'm a traveling man who's been away for far too long
I want to look into the face I love to miss me when I'm gone
But I'm just too far away, believe me when I say

I'll be home again another day

I can't act like it don't hurt to say goodbye
Oh, but maybe one of these days will be the last time

I'm a rambler, I keep rolling on

I'm a traveling man who's been away for far too long
I want to look into the face I love to miss me when I'm gone
But I'm just too far away, believe me when I say

I'll be home again another day

The Folksinger

by Rob Sindorf

An old folksinger came to town

Stopped for the night to settle down

Headed south, just passing through

And he found his way to this old bar room

He pushed his hair beside his face

And he pulled a guitar from his case

Strummed a chord and let it ring

That old folksinger began to sing:

And he sang:
People, people sing along

Listen to them one by one

I might not change the world by singing songs

But I'll leave it better when I'm gone

He sat and played an hour or two

With his cowboy hat and old barstool

Words of anger, war, and hate

Words of love and peace the same

And he sang:
​People, people sing along

Hear me play them one by one

I might not change the world by singing songs

But I'll leave it better when I'm gone

He said "in this old world we're passing through,

You gotta sing the world a different tune."

When he finished up beneath the lights

He tipped his hat and said goodnight

That old folksinger left today

Packed his bag and went on his way

His final words as he moved on:
"Leave this place better when you're gone."

So, people, people sing along

Hear me play them one by one

I try to change the world by singing songs

And leave it better when I'm gone

I try to leave it better when I'm gone

The Campfire Song

by Rob Sindorf

I wish that every day could end by the campfire

Tell the world to slow it down just for a little while

No more silly things to do, all your worries they're gone too

There's so much for us to learn if we took the time

I wish that every day could end by the campfire

Let the peace within the flame soothe your soul

Feel the heat against your face, hear the message it conveys:
"Live together, love relentless, live in peace."

I wish that every day could end by the campfire

Different faces all around that I can see

Flicker flames three feet tall, casting shadows of us all

But all the shadows look the same to you and me

I wish that every day could end by the campfire

Let the war and violence cease for just one time

So let us sing a song of peace from the greatest to the least

We'll make this world a better place for you and me

So let us sing a song of peace from the greatest to the least

We'll make this world a better place for you and me

Hometown Hero

by Rob Sindorf

It's a Friday night here in Rockwood

The lights are on at the stadium and everyone's here tonight

We're down by 2 but we've got the ball,

The Red and Blue they can win it all - the state title

If they can get it in the end-zone

The quarterback lines up and throws one deep

Next thing you know he brought that crowd up to their feet

The hometown hero saved the day

When duty calls, he's sure to make the play

His name and picture on that Sunday morning page

His mom and dad were surely proud to say

This was the time, our hometown hero saved the day

Now he's headed off to college

a full-ride for the football start out in East Tennessee

But he's never stopped to notice the small-town fame

'Cause you know he only cares about the team

But as he steps out on the field tonight

Right then his mind goes back to that last time

The hometown hero saved the day

When duty calls, he's sure to make the play

His name and picture on that Sunday morning page

His mom and dad were surely proud to say

This was the time, our hometown hero saved the day

He spent two years on the front-lines and the battlefields

That left him scars when we left his family

And then just like that the enemy came to attack

And guess that you could say he saved the team and made the play again

The colors are the same, but the uniform has changed

Since they last saw him there

They'll lay his body down beneath that hallowed ground

with a flag-draped casket by the grave

The sound of "21 Guns" will fill the land

Because our hometown hero did it once again

The hometown hero saved the day

When duty calls, he's sure to make the play

His name and picture on that Sunday morning page

His mom and dad were surely proud to say

This was the time, this was the last time

Our hometown hero saved the day

Only Thing Missing

by Rob Sindorf

I have been fortunate enough to have what I need

At least until you walked in and swept me off my feet

I don't know what it is but I swear you give it to me
So if you came here alone, then I don't mind takin you home, darlin

I've got some money, honey, and I've got some time

I've got a little two-bedroom house sitting in the pines

Lord, I swear I have everything that I could come home to

But the only thing that's missing is you

So tell me what do you say you and I get out of here

A little give little take now darlin, but we gotta start somewhere

So if you're with me, just come with me and we'll we'll make it alright

Say the word and we'll go because I've got to know for sure

I've got some money, honey, and I've got some time

I've got a little two-bedroom house sitting in the pines

Lord, I swear I have everything that I could come home to

But the only thing that's missing is you

Baby I can't offer you the moon in the sky and all of them stars

But lady, don't say maybe

'Cause I don't want to be missing the one thing worth wishing for

I've got some money and I've got some time

I've got a little two-bedroom house sitting in the pines

Lord, I swear I have everything that I could come home to

But the only thing that's missing
The only thing that's missing

The only thing that's missing is you

Won't Let Me Down

by Rob Sindorf

What if I told you my heart just skipped a beat?

What if I told you I was speechless?

What if i told you that you were on my mind

And girl that I can't escape it?
I'll be honest, I'll probably never see you again

But if I do, I promise, I'd like to try it over again

What's your name? Where you from?

Are you new in town? Never seen you around

That was then, this is now

I've been practicing my lines maybe

Maybe hoping that I can get it right next time around

If my heart won't let me down

I really tried to play it cool when I saw you walking my way

Tripping on my words like it was my middle name

I'll be honest, I know I'll never see you again

What's your name? Where you from?

Are you new in town? Never seen you around

That was then, this is now

I've been practicing my lines 

Maybe hoping that I can get it right next time around

If my heart won't let me down

I've been asking everybody if they've seen you

Seen you around this town

Because it sure would be nice to meet you

 

I'll be honest, I know I'll never see you again

I'll be honest, I'd like to try it over again

 

So what's your name? Where you from?

Are you new in town? Never seen you around

That was then, this is now

I've been practicing my lines 

Just hoping that I can get it right next time around

Hoping I can get it right next time around

If my heart won't let me down

She Don't Love Me Anymore

by Rob Sindorf

Words unspoken can do more hurt than any ever said

Locked inside, and always running through my head

And now speaking up is the one thing I regret

Five long years of her waiting around for me to just say something

Disappointed, but hanging on to love unbroken

And her waiting for me to come around and stay

But that ain't how we're living now

That's not where we are today

No matter what I'll always love her

Is she the one that got away?

So now I'm standing on her front steps while she's locking up the door

She don't me anymore

 

My stupid mouth

Should've said the things my heart wanted to say

Should've let her know the truth instead of pushing her away

I should've told her that I loved her

I should've told her that I loved her

 

But that ain't how we're living now

That's not where we are today

No matter what I'll always love her

Is she the one that got away?

So now I'm standing on her front steps while she's locking up the door

She don't me anymore

So go on, 'cause there ain't nothin to see here

But I never thought I'd be here

'Cause that ain't how we're living now

That's not where we are today

No matter what I'll always love her

Is she the one that got away?

So now I'm standing on her front steps while she's locking up the door

She don't love me, she don't love me

She don't love me, she don't love me anymore

Edge of This Pier

by Rob Sindorf

It was perfect

That week in the sun and the sand, it sure was worth it

When I saw you at the bar there buying a drink

So I asked you for a seat, and we never skipped a beat

What ya thinking

It's the last night in this town on your Spring Break trip

So lets dip, we can slip out the back so we can talk a little bit longer

Girl we ain't getting to younger

And the coast looks clear for you and me tonight

To sit on the edge of this pier

Falling in love all night where the stars shined brighter than those city lights

We left the bar and our friends for a little while

On the edge of the fence of this feels right and this is crazy enough to give it a try

So we danced, and laughed, and swore we'd meet back here

On the edge of this pier

Do you miss me

When you see my picture on your Instagram, man, 'cause it kills me

Every time I see you and think of what we could be and what we had

That night that we were

Sitting on the edge of the pier

Falling in love all night where the stars shined brighter than those city lights

We left the bar and our friends for a little while

On the edge of the fence of this feels right and this is crazy enough to give it a try

So we danced, and laughed, and swore we'd meet back here
Just two young lovers falling hard for each other that year

On the edge of this pier

Yeah we didn't want it to end, but it had to when we

Left our names in that heart on the sand

We were out on the pier, falling in love

We left the bar and our friends for a little while

On the edge of the fence of this feels right and this is crazy enough to give it a try

So we danced, and laughed, and swore we'd meet back here

You're out there moving on

and I'm down here

On the edge of this pier

Mine Tonight

by Rob Sindorf, Chris Paterno, Emmaline Cleary

10pm here again drinking one last round

You walked in with your friends thought I'd stick around

See if I could catch your eye...

What's your name, I'm sure you came here just to dance

But I can't help but think, do I have a chance with you

If you were mine tonight

I would hold you tight

I wanna get to know you and take it slow

Do what you like

Talk 'til the sunrise about life, and never let you go

If you were mine tonight

Take a shot, why not, about to make my move

He walks in, the way you grin, I know he's with you
I'm left dreaming about...

If you were mine tonight

I would hold you tight

I wanna get to know you and take it slow

Do what you like

Talk 'til the sunrise about life, and never let you go

If you were mine tonight

Now it's just you and him out on the floor

I swallow my pride and walk out the door

'Cause you're going back to his place

And I'm going home to mine tonight

Could've held you tight

Could've got to know you and taken it slow

Did what you like, talked til the sunrise about life

And let you go if you were mine tonight

I wish you were mine tonight

But you're going back to his place

and I'm going home to mine tonight

Once in a While

by Rob Sindorf

A moment like this only comes once in a while

A moment when destiny bumps into reality

You see a girl and your eyes meet, can you feel the energy?

You say hello, talk awhile, and all the rest is history

All the rest is history

A feeling like this only comes once in a while

A feeling everybody knows, you feel it and it starts to grow

You feel it once, feel it twice, you wanna feel it all your life

Feelings come and feelings go, but never one like this before

A feeling like that only comes once in a while

A woman like her only comes once in a while

A woman who makes you laugh, makes your cry, and lose your breath

Is she the one you've waited for? Are you friends or is she more?
You know many girls will come your way, but she's the one you want to stay

So you ask her to stay...

Memories like this only come once in a while

Watch your two turn to three, then turn into a family
The kids will grow, and you will too, and when you're grey she'll turn to you

And say "I'm glad our first moment turned into our destiny
and that moments like that that happen every once in a while."

A story like this only comes once in a while

Destiny, reality, together as they ought to be

You know a story like this only comes once in a while

Hear the words carefully: the "her" is you, the "you" is me

If You Look Like Me

by Rob Sindorf

If you look like me you've got the world at your feet

Don't mean it's always easy but it's alright

I know some of us ignore it, I've just never really noticed

That the shoes that I've been wearing are both mine

And the question still remains that if we are all the same

Why does freedom still look different for those with different skin

And I'm learning about my privilege - what it is and what it isn't

And that the truth is sometimes different than we think

If you look like me

If you love like I do, no one's looking down at you

Because of who you choose to love or who you choose to come home to

But now my eyes are wide open,, I finally know where I am going

Yeah if you love someone then let it show

Yeah if you love someone then let them know

And the question still remains that if we are all the same

Why do we treat people different based on their orientation

And I'm learning about my privilege - what it is and what it isn't

And that love is sometimes different than we think

If you look like me

The question still remains... why don't ever change?

Can we try fix ourselves before we fix somebody else?

And I'm learning about my privilege - what it is and what it isn't

And that love is sometimes different than we think

Yeah the truth just might be different than we think

If you look like me

If you love like me

If you look like me

Old Men

by Rob Sindorf

Get a coffee in the morning

At our usual place now and then

Talk about the weather, our favorite memories, and women

We'll tell the same old stories, laugh at our own jokes

Again and again and again

Tell me know ho's it gonna be when you and I are old men?

Will we sit on our porch swings and rock in our chairs all night long

Picking our six-strings, singing our favorite songs

We're not great if we're honest

But we'll say we've still got it

and call it a night before ten

Tell me, how's it gonna be when you and I are old men

When our hair's turning grey

and our memory is faded

The same good ol' boys no matter what changes

Heaven only knows what the future holds my friend

Tell me how's it gonna be when you and I are old men
Tell me how's it gonna be when you and I are old men
When you and I are old men
When you and I are old men

Good As This

by Rob Sindorf

Front porch, friend's place

First kiss, first date

We knew that it was crazy but you kissed me anyway

Long drives, short stays

Late night FaceTime dates

The distance sure was long but we drove it anyway

Now it feels like forever

Since you walked into this little heart of mine

And as long as we're together

I will choose you each and every time

It's funny how it all worked out like it did

Better than we could plan or wish

But I'm glad I found you

And that we have a love as good as this

Eight hours, new town

On our own now

Around us everything is changing but you love me just the same

And it feels like forever

Since you walked into this little heart of mine

And as long as we're together

I will choose you each and every time

It's funny how it all worked out like it did

Better than we could plan or wish

But I'm glad I found you

And that we have a love as good as this

White dress, late spring

Left hands, these rings

Now I promise you forever

Gonna love you with this big ol' heart of mine

For the worse or for the better

I will choose you each and every time

Now it feels like forever

Since you walked into this big ol' heart of mine

And as long as we're together

I will choose you each and every time

It's funny how it all turned out like it did

Better than we could plan or wish

But I'm glad I found you

And that we have a love as good as this

Sweet Summer Nights

by Rob Sindorf

They're the nights that you want to remember

And the ones you can't forget

It's the time of the year when you stay out too late 

Then sleep in and it never seems to change

The only months that matter come after May

Flip flops and your tank tops

But the best time is after that sun goes down

Yeah that's when the party starts

On those sweet summer nights

Those sweet summer nights

You and me living that kind of life

On those sweet summer nights

We could slip on down to the water

Lay back, girl, or jump on in

Or we could stay right here by the campfire

With a couple friends and my guitar

and I could sing of those

Those sweet summer nights

Those sweet summer nights

You and me living that kind of life

On those sweet summer nights

Slow Dancing in the Dust

by Rob Sindorf

Mile-marker 25, near that Taney County line

Just past the old, white house and "For Sale" sign

Stood a big ol' parking lot, full of dirt and rocks

That became the place for us to spend our time

You had just turned seventeen

We were young and in love, in love as we could be

So we jumped in and took off

Foot on the gas, let's get lost

And we pulled on up to that old dirt parking lot

Where we'd find our spot, put it in park

Then open the doors, turn the radio up

Leave the headlights on so we can see

I'd say "take my hands and follow me"

We'll sway to the rhythm of two heartbeats and

Forget the world, pretend that it was just us

Slow dancing in the dust

My first time in the headlights of that old Jeep

With my first love, the one I swore to keep

We drove down to the QuikTrip

Picked up some drinks to take it

Real slow down that dirt road and we were on our way

So we could find our spot, put it in park

Then open the doors, turn the radio up

Leave the headlights on so we can see

I'd say "take my hands and follow me"

We'll sway to the rhythm of two heartbeats and

Forget the world, pretend that it was just us

Slow dancing in the dust

We'd find our spot, put it in park

Then open the doors, turn the radio up

Leave the headlights, leave the headlights on

I'd say "take my hands and follow me"

We'll sway to the rhythm of two heartbeats and

Forget the world, pretend that it was just us

Slow dancing in the dust

One More Dance

by Rob Sindorf

Another Saturday in this old beach town

That's when you walked in, the bar was getting loud

You smiled at me so I asked for a seat and said "how do you do?"
Then we talked for a while in the corner booth

But all I wanted to do was...

Spin you around on the floor, the music turned up and the lights down low

For just one song and in those four minutes I'd be falling in love with you

Holding me and not letting go until the morning when you had to leave

Just wishing for, wishing for one more night

And one more dance with you

My time was ticking down, the bar was ready to close

DJ said "One more song, and y'all we're taking it slow"

No holding back so I asked you to dance and a good time is what we had

You said to me "Boy I wish this is was forever, I don't want to leave"

Spinning around on the floor, the music turned up and the lights down low

For just one song and in those four minutes I was falling in love with you

Holding me and not letting go until the morning when you had to leave

Just wishing for, wishing for one more night

And one more dance with you

I wish I could see that girl again

Cause my heart keeps holding on to the way that it could've been

Sitting here tonight, I hear that old familiar tune

And there she was standing in the room

And she said...

 

Spin me around on the floor, the music turned up and the lights down low

For one more song and in those four minutes I'll be falling in love with you

Holding me and not letting go until the morning when you had to leave

Now I'm wishing for, wishing for one more night

And one more dance with you

One more dance with you