This compilation is of his first 50 Number One country music singles, starting with 's "Fool Hearted Memory". It is the definitive anthology and a must have for any country music fan.
George Strait has scored more 1's than any other single artist in history and this collection celebrates that remarkable and record breaking career. I Hate Everything. He was sitting there beside me throwing doubles down When he ordered up his third one he looked around Then he looked at me And said, "I do believe I'll have one more. Then he opened up his billfold and threw a twenty down, And a faded photograph fell out and hit the ground.
I picked it up, He said, "thank you, bud. He said, "I probably oughta throw this one away 'cause she's the reason I feel this way. I hate everything. I hate my job And I hate my life And if it weren't for my two kids I'd hate my ex wife. I know I should move on and try to start again, But I just can't get over her leaving me for him. Then he shook his head, looked down at his ring, said, "I hate everything. Said, "that one bedroom apartment where I get my mail, Is really not a home, it's more like a jail, With a swimming pool, and a parking lot view.
Man, it's just great. I hate summer, winter, fall and spring. Red and yellow, purple, blue and green. So I pulled out my phone and I called my house. I said, "Babe, I'm coming home, we're gonna work this out. Fool Hearted Memory. Nickels and dimes, memories and wine She's on his mind once again The same ol' stew, the same ol' fool Played by the rules but didn't win There's an old love in his heart that he can't lose He tried forgettin' but he knows that it's no use.
He's got a fool hearted memory It won't let him see, that she walked out the door He's got a fool hearted memory, he sits patiently Here every night so it can fool him more. She was his girl, his only world That string of pearls that slipped away A thousand dimes, a thousand times He doesn't mind what they say He fills the jukebox, then plays the same ol' song He fills his glass and then he turns her memory on.
But it's a fool hearted memory It won't let him see, that she walked out the door He's got a fool hearted memory, he sits patiently Here every night so it can fool him more. I'm finding out how hot an old flame can burn You're a feeling I haven't forgot, the love I can't unlearn You've become a memory I can't live without You'll always be a fire I can't put out.
I don't know how to handle the dream you left behind It's like a lighted candle, burning up my mind At least I'm happy knowing what love is all about You'll always be a fire I can't put out. Embers to ashes, that's how it should be You'd think by know my heart would know and it could set you free The things I've tried, the tears I've cried and I guess there's no doubt You'll always be a fire I can't put out. I don't know how to handle the dream you left behind It's like a lighted candle, burning up my mind At least I'm happy knowing what love is all about You'll always be a fire I can't put out You'll always be a fire I can't put out.
Oh how you sparkle, and oh how you shine. That flush on your cheeks is more than the wine. And he must do something that I didn't do. Whatever he's doing, it looks good on you. You look so good in love. You want him, that's easy to see. And I wish you still wanted me. He must have stolen some stars from the sky, And gave them to you to wear in your eyes. I had my chances, but I set you free. And now I wonder why I couldn't see.
Darling I've wasted a lot of years not seeing the real you, But tonight your beauty is shining through. And I never took the time to let you know, So before he takes you away please let me say. Right or Wrong. Right or wrong, I'll always love you Though you're gone I can't forget Right or wrong, I'll keep on dreaming Still I wake with that same old regret. All along I knew I'd lose you Though I prayed that you'd be true In your heart please just remember Right or wrong, I'm still in love with you.
All along I knew I'd lose you Though I prayed that you'd be true, oh Lord In your heart please just remember Right or wrong, I'm still in love with you.
Let's Fall To Pieces Together. Pardon me, you left your tears on the jukebox, And I'm afraid they got mixed up with mine. I don't mean to pry, It's just that I noticed you going out of your mind. Looks like we're two of a kind. Let's fall to pieces together. Why should we both fall apart? Let's fall to pieces together Right here in each other's arms. Alone is much better together, And the worst is still yet to come.
So let's share the rest of the tears That are left from two hearts that just came undone. Why should we go crazy alone? Cold Fort Worth beer just ain't no good for jealous. I try it night after night. You're in someone else's arms in Dallas. Does Fort Worth ever cross your mind? Darlin' while you're busy burning bridges, Burn one for me if you get time. Does Fort Worth ever cross you mind? You left me here to be with him in Dallas, And I know it hurt you at the time.
But I wonder now if it makes a difference. The Chair. Well, excuse me, but I think you've got my chair. No, that one's not taken, I don't mind If you sit here, I'll be glad to share. Yeah, it's usually packed here on Friday nights. Oh, if you don't mind, could I talk you out of a light. Well, thank you, could I drink you a buy?
Oh, listen to me, what I mean is can I buy you a drink? Anything you please. Oh, you're welcome, well, I don't think I caught your name.
Are you waiting for someone to meet you here? Well, that makes two of us glad you came. No, I don't know the name of the band, but they're good. Aren't they, would you like to dance? Yeah, I like this song too, it reminds me of you and me. Well, baby do you think there's a chance That later on I could drive you home?
No, I don't mind at all. Oh, I like you too, and to tell you the truth That wasn't my chair after all. I burn with desire each time my heart fans the fire To that old flame that burns inside of me.
She cried when I left her, now I cry to forget her. Oh, how foolish I was to ever want to leave. I had to be crazy to say goodbye. Nobody in his right mind would've left her. Even my heart was smart enough to stay behind. I still carry her picture; I wish her well With the new love I know she's found by now. Each night finds me dreamin', each day I spend thinkin' How much I wish she was still around. I thought you and me were something special Thought you thought that way too Now I know that this old boy just ain't the Best you think you'll ever do.
It ain't cool to be crazy about you It ain't suave or debonair to let you know I care, like I do It ain't smart to be so reckless with my heart I should've known right from the start I'd end up like a fool Believe me, it ain't cool. All of my friends they tried to tell me What and what not to do It took a while for them to sell me But finally they got through. It ain't cool to be crazy about you It ain't suave or debonair to let you know I care, like I do It ain't smart to be so reckless with my heart Should've known right from the start I'd end up like a fool Believe me, it ain't cool.
Ocean Front Property. If you leave me, I won't miss you, And I won't ever take you back. Girl, your mem'ry won't ever haunt me 'Cause I don't love you, and now if you'll buy that.
I got some ocean front property in Arizona. From my front porch you can see the sea. If you'll buy that, I'll throw the golden gate in free. I don't worship the ground you walk on. I never have and that's a fact. I won't follow or try to find you 'Cause I don't love you, and now if you'll buy that.