When We Knew It All

by cheley tackett

Released 2001
Released 2001
Country music just got better. Image driven songs incorporating folk & pop influences with soulful delivery from a Nashville singer/songwriter with her star on the rise.
  • 04:36 Lyrics
    When We Knew It All

    Pebbles and tar clicked through our spokes As we rode down daylight on that gravel road And our parents voices fell off in the distance yellin' "Kids it's time to come home" But there were adventures to seek, trails to blaze, And buried treasure left hidden at the end of the day For young explorers to discover And still make it home for Disney by eight We were invincible we were untouchable The world was at our feet and the mighty would never fall And in our innocence and inexperience No one could tell us different when we knew it all Mud and grass stuck to our heels As we partied past midnight in that ol' field Couples stealin' kisses by the bonfire That first love seemed so real Racin' the backroads pushin' seventy-five Tryin' to get everybody home on time Late for curfew again while our parents waited To give us a piece of their minds But we were invincible we were untouchable The world was at our feet and the mighty would never fall And in our innocence and inexperience No one could tell us different when we knew it all We were kings and queens with endless dreams in those glory days Now we're nine to five with common lives but we still hold a trace of when We were invincible, untouchable The world was at our feet and the mighty would never fall And in our innocence and inexperience No one could tell us different No one could tell us different No one could tell us different when we knew it all - See more at: http://www.cheleytackett.com/when_we_knew_it_all_cd/#sthash.2arKX5rS.dpuf

  • 02:36 Lyrics
    Round

    So you think that you're in with the in crowd Walking round lookin' all smug Mr. can't- be- outdone can't see in the long run Tables might turn so you better wake up Hey there big shot another day's comin' ready or not Day in day out the world spins round and round (and around and around and around) So learn to laugh and love and sing You'll be surprised by what they bring The only guarantee I've found Is everything that goes around comes around Don't you remember what your mama always said now Live your life by the golden rule Everday's a gift and you get what you give Better do unto others as you'd have 'em do you Hey there hot shot another day's comin' ready or not Day in day out the world spins round and round (and around and around and around) (Round and around and around and around) So learn to laugh and love and sing You'll be surprised by what they bring The only guarantee I've found Is everything that goes around comes around (Round and around and around and around Round and around and around and around Round and around and around and around) - See more at: http://www.cheleytackett.com/when_we_knew_it_all_cd/#sthash.2arKX5rS.dpuf

  • 03:12 Lyrics
    Little Feet in a Big Shoe

    Just four years born in this world Mama's high heeled shoes and big blue eyes and curls Walkin' across the hardwood floor It won't be long 'til they're not too big anymore Little feet in a big shoe Gotta whole lot of walkin' to do just to fill 'em up Big world and a short life Takin' steps for the first time and it's a little tough You never know what path to take There's some dirt roads and some highways The direction's up to you Little feet in a big shoe He's a young man leavin' home His daddy says son there's just so much you don't know I've been right there where you stand and It takes more than eighteen years to be a man Little feet in a big shoe Gotta whole lot of walkin' to do just to fill 'em up Big world and a short life Takin' steps for the first time and it's a little tough You never know what path to take There's some dirt roads and some highways The direction's up to you Little feet in a big shoe She wore her mama's high heeled shoes on her wedding day And as he slipped the ring on her hand he could hear his daddy say Little feet in a big shoe Gotta whole lot of walkin' to do just to fill 'em up Big world and a short life Takin' steps for the first time and it's a little tough You never know what path to take There's some dirt roads and some highways The direction's up to you Little feet in a big shoe - See more at: http://www.cheleytackett.com/when_we_knew_it_all_cd/#sthash.2arKX5rS.dpuf

  • 05:19 Lyrics
    Penny Wishes

    She had a smile filled with daisies and a laugh that fell like summer rain She picked pennies from the south track left by folks who still believed in trains She'd hear the echo of the whistle and ride the sound to the state line On a gentle road to nowhere lost on Alabama time She'd throw that copper in the creekbed the old well long ago ran dry But if all you got are penny wishes creekbeds works just fine She lost her childhood at thirteen the day her mama died And her innocence at fifteen to broken promises and lies At eighteen she took off for the city with a simple heart and starry eyes Her whole life packed in just one suitcase and dreams brighter than the city lights Whenever she felt homesick she'd stroll down to the park's south side 'Cause when you're short on creekbeds Bethesda fountain works just fine She never got her big break but she found a happy life In the arms of a good man with sapphire blue eyes Had a child two winters later and named her Caroline After the saddest song she ever heard from a Texas poet she'd long admired She takes her daughter to the south pier pail full of pennies by their side 'Cause creekbeds and city fountains and rivers work just fine And from the palm of her only child her penny wishes still fly - See more at: http://www.cheleytackett.com/when_we_knew_it_all_cd/#sthash.2arKX5rS.dpuf

  • 03:05 Lyrics
    Long As I Have You

    There's a gentle breeze blowin' Sun's high up in the sky Got the top rolled down take a spin around Perfect day for a drive Got the Eagles on the radio Your hand brushin' through my hair There's a peaceful easy feelin' Floatin' through the air Long as I have you my troubles fade away You're a little piece of heaven you're my saving grace Got the world on my shoulders but you carry the weight Nothin' baby that I can't get through long as I have you Stop off for a picnic On the bank of Grissom's creek Can't resist gotta steal a kiss Beneath the shade of the willow tree It's just you and me together Not another soul in sight And just so long as you never let go Everything's gonna be alright Long as I have you my toubles fade away You're a little piece of heaven you're my saving grace Got the world on my shoulders but you carry that weight Nothin' baby that I can't get through long as I have you - See more at: http://www.cheleytackett.com/when_we_knew_it_all_cd/#sthash.2arKX5rS.dpuf

  • 03:51 Lyrics
    Mississippi Sunshine

    Mississippi sunshine Mississippi rain Muddy water rollin' goin' back again Been too long time away from Delta plain Mississippi sunshine Mississippi rain Shade of the sweet magnolia lazy standard time Pass that Southern Comfort everybody feelin' fine Mississippi sunshine Mississippi rain Muddy water rollin' goin' back again Ain't gonna pick no cotton ain't gonna wear no shoes Lord I ain't forgotten how to pick them blues Way down on the bayou freshwater catfish fry Cold brew in the icebox bring a tear to your eye Mississippi sunshine Mississippi rain Muddy water rollin' goin' back again Been too long time away from Delta plain Mississippi sunshine Mississippi rain Mississippi sunshine Mississippi moon Big wheels rollin' goin' back there soon - See more at: http://www.cheleytackett.com/when_we_knew_it_all_cd/#sthash.2arKX5rS.dpuf

  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Just Feelin' a Little Lonely

    I must've seen the show on the tv About a hundred times You know I'd turn it to something else But this set only picks up channel five Forgive me for calling so late I forgot I'm an hour behind Are you sure it's ok I can call back another time But I was just feelin' a little lonely I was just lookin' a little lost I thought it might be only That it's been awhile since we've talked And I was just feelin' a little guilty I haven't called in so long I was just a little lonely No nothing's really wrong Well things here are fine and the town's ok But it's sure not home I suppose I'd be better if I got out more But I don't know a soul So tell me how's your new job Yeah you're right, guess it's not so new Well I won't keep you long I'm sure you have plenty of better things to do REPEAT CHORUS I was just feelin' a little lonely No nothing's really wrong - See more at: http://www.cheleytackett.com/when_we_knew_it_all_cd/#sthash.2arKX5rS.dpuf

  • 04:27
    When We Knew It All *bonus track*
NOTES
"The first time I heard Cheley was around four years ago at a writer's club in Nashville. I was instantly drawn to her voice. I've heard literally thousands of singers during my career as a songwriter/producer and I've heard a lot of very good singers. Every now and then however, you hear someone who REALLY makes youwant to listen to what they're saying and Cheley does that. I'm definately a fan and once you hear her, you will be too."

- Reese Wilson, writer #1 single "She Can't Say I Didn't Cry" recorded by Rick Trevino, #1 single "Not On Your Love" recorded by Jeff Carson, Top 5 single "Places I've Never Been" recorded by Mark Wills, Top 10 single "It's All In Your Head" recorded by Diamond Rio as well as cuts by Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Clay Walker, Aaron Tippin, and Neal McCoy.

"There are alot of singer/songwriters who try to copy what they've heard and don't tap into what they feel. Cheley Tackett is NOT one of these people. She has a great voice and a great talent for songwriting that will kill you!"

- Chris Wallin, writer "I'm Tryin'" recorded by Trace Adkins (and currently in the country Top 40), "That's What Brother's Do" recorded by Confederate Railroad, and "3 Seconds" recorded by Sammy Kershaw and Lorrie Morgan.

"In Nashville, they talk about a song giving you "chillbumps," and that's what happens every time I hear Cheley Tackett. It's a combination of her bluesy voice, sweet soulful ballads, uptempo swampy grooves, and disarming wry humor. I've worked with Cheley at a bunch of shows and she's always got something new, something that makes me ask, 'How come more people don't know about this woman?' For now, I'm grateful to be included in the secret."

- Steve Key, writer "33, 45, 78" recorded by Kathy Mattea and host of Washington D.C.'s Red Rover Concert Series

"Cheley Tackett writes songs that actually matter. An artist with a fresh approach, but with a respect for the tradition that is country music."

-Michael Taylor, Director of A&R, Sony Music Australia

"In a music world of marketing hype and fluff it is always refreshing to hear someone brave enough to sing a song for the song's sake. Cheley Tackett is one of those artists. Even through my ears I can feel her looking me dead straight in the eyes, and letting me in on it as if I were the only one listening. She sings from the earth, nothing watered down, all from the gut. Cheley Tackett and a song seem to be one...listen to the final cut and it will all become clear...That's when I knew it all."

-Thom Bresh, Award winning Guitarist/Producer/Fan