From the recording HOMETOWN, USA
Words & Music: JK Nick Nichols
Words & Music: JK Nick Nichols © 2009
Nicholsworth LLC Music Publishing (SESAC)
I GAVE HER A RING
It was going on five years
Since we’d said goodbye
I took a job up in Colorado
Where the mountains and the pay was high
She said, “If you’re ever in Dallas
You oughta look me up”.
As soon as my plane landed
I hit the pay phone booth
And I gave her a ring and said, “I miss you…
I’d love to see you tonight
I’ll be back on that plane to Denver
Come the morning light
I hardly ever get to Texas
Here’s the number where I’ll be
So if you’re free and missing me
Give me a ring!”
Well the rest of the story’s history
And a two-car garage
Never made it back to Colorado
Stayed in Texas in her arms
We spent the next year catching up
Then wouldn’t you know
Somewhere in that dream come true
I made her my own
I gave her a ring and said, “I love you!
I wanna make you my life!
I wanna spend my years in Texas
Standing by your side
I wanna be your ever after
Will you be my everything?”
And when she said, “I will!"
I gave her a ring.
You can’t go so far
That you can’t get back home
And the moment I saw her smile
That porch light came on
REPEAT CHORUS 2 (KEY CHANGE)
When she said “Baby, I Will………….!"
I gave her a ring