Dwight Yoakam - Waterfall Lyrics




If I had a waterfall
We wouldn't wonder, not at all
How much fun each day was gonna be

If I had a mountain top
I know we would never stop
Climbing way high up to look and see

If I had a jellyfish
I betcha we would never miss
A single peanut butter kiss or squeeze

If I had a waterfall
It might not make no sense at all
But that won't matter much to you and me

Babies get born, even in a war
I guess just to show us, what livin's for
And my heart still believes that love
For what we need can be enough
If we'll just stop keepin' score

If I had a big giraffe
That tried to dance and made us laugh
Every smile and giggle would be free

If I had a big moonlight
We'd turn it back on every night
Just so the dark could try and get some sleep
And if I had a rocket ship
We'd go places really quick
Then have the time to stop and get ice cream
If I had a big giraffe
He'd have to take a real long bath
And that's why waterfalls are really neat

Babies get born, even in a war
I guess just to show us, what livin's for
And my heart still believes that love
For what we need can be enough
If we'll just stop keepin' score

If I had an everything
We could stand out in the rain
And only feel the drops we wanted to
If I had a wonderful
We could play out in the snow
And never have to wear our socks and shoes
If I had a pot of luck
I wouldn't have to spend a buck
And get all the stuff we needed for a sneeze
If I had an everything
We wouldn't get wet in the rain
And ridin' waterfalls would be a breeze

If I had a big giraffe
He'd have to take a real long bath
And that's why waterfalls are really neat





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Dwight Yoakam Waterfall Comments
  1. Louise Hilt

    Love this song. Dwight is right up there with Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson as a songwriter. Great performer. Can't get much better

  2. Tonie Smith

    ❤🧡💛....you are so diversely talented
    ...I'm hooked on this song.....I'm a true fan, because you're not afraid to mix things up...what a multi talented artist
    .what an amazing band.....I love that y'all actually care what you look like on stage...# 1 class act...all around. What awesome talent you and the band

  3. Jesse Trujillo

    I sing this song to my kids all the time puts a smile on their face and mine. Such a beautiful song

  4. Kathy Bevan

    Coming home.

  5. Kim Paul

    I love this song😎 I just heard it, hard to believe the comments go back 5 years. I came across it on YouTube. Shocker, not the radio

  6. Donna Doering

    Love Dwight he can sing anything. I've been a fan since the beginning .😘😘♥️♥️♥️🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

  7. aditi banerjee

    I listen to Dwight Yoakam every day, yet I'm overwhelmed Everytime by the Awesomeness, the Sublime beauty of his renditions1 I'm surprised, swept away every time, just the way I felt the first time I heard him...
    God Bless you Dwight Yoakam and your Team, past and present... You sure make me feel blessed for coming across your music..

    Louise Hilt

    aditi banerjee right there with you

  8. Gary Herman

    If I had a waterfall 43 thumbs down could suck a bag a dicks

  9. Kim Paul

    Remembrance Day - very fitting

  10. Tulessa Slone

    Kentucky boy! <3

  11. Louise Rawle

    How could you not applaud this genius

  12. Susan Meade

    Cannot stop playing this...a reminder that we need to remember the joy in life even when life is hard. Love, love, love this!!!

  13. Louise Rawle

    Thats how life was meant to be,innocent and joyous..Brilliant

  14. Louise Rawle

    This is a glorious piece of whimsy,I just love it

  15. Dion St. Michael

    Drums sound so good muted.

  16. Dion St. Michael

    He sounds so good! Still the kewlest cat in country beside Marty Stuart! Honorable mention to Jack White.

  17. Kondrites

    OMG, AWESOME.

  18. Dash Jeffreys

    The only country artist I listen to. But Dwight isn't country, he has a sound his own.

  19. Terry Leskow

    Love this song 🌊

    Terry Leskow

    Yes water falls and no keeping score

  20. Ruby Warren

    Love this song

  21. Lavon Watson

    So many possible influences on this lovely song and yet it's incredibly unique. Whimsical for a bit and then it pulls you back, only to return to whimsy again. You really have to color outside the lines to write something like this and only Dwight could perform it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  22. Candy Banks

    Could've done any genre. A major, major artist. Always getting compared to country great, and rightly so, but I don't think there's been more than a handful of recording artists in American music history with this level of versatility; never mind in country music.

  23. Pirulo Mendez

    Cuando estoy de "mala leche" subo al coche, pongo a Dwight, conduzco y escucho...

  24. Alice Randall

    Dwight looks Good in that tux💕💕💕💕

  25. Peggy Poole

    Love Love it

  26. Alice Randall

    Dwight is the sweetest💕💕💕💕

  27. Alice Randall

    Dwight is the sweetest, love him💕💕💕💕

  28. kizmi axe

    Dear Dwight,
    I have always been your fan and I love anything you do and I love Pete Anderson and his Telecaster and all he does for you. This is a new band with a different approach to your music. I like this very much. Looking forward to more.
    Yours truly,
    T

  29. Margie Shanaman

    Awesome sound, both music and lyrics. The dress code was so brilliant. Excellent performance.

  30. Alice Randall

    My favorite cowboy, love, love, love him💕💕💕💕

  31. VeeVeeVeeV

    Great song, Marvelous message!!!
    xo

  32. Alice Randall

    Dwight has the cutest smile, and the smoothest voice, love him💕💕💕💕

  33. Pirulo Mendez

    Que venga a España, ya!!!

  34. Alice Randall

    Dwight looks good in that suit, love his jeans too, love listening to his voice💕💕💕

  35. Alice Randall

    Love this song,love Dwight 💕

  36. Guillermina Coronel

    One of best performances then now and always

  37. ocan1033

    Love the un-done bowtie .. such a diva. Perhaps the best kids' bedtime song of the last 40 years. The boy's talent knows no bounds.

  38. Nancy Bailey

    Love it

  39. Alice Randall

    Beautiful man I listen to him every day

  40. Dona A.

    Dwight is what I would call country very entertaining and you can understand the words! We love you Dwight from oklahoma👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍

  41. Melissa Sharpe

    Awesome as usual.

  42. Mary Ward

    Pretty song

  43. Princesslaya104 P

    i love this song

  44. eoj

    Dwight is amazing...

  45. StillMe

    I absolutely love Dwight Yoakam.

  46. Vickie Courville

    OMG such a treat. Wish I'd hear him more on the radio. Always was a fan.

  47. gabriel garcia

    I love you Audrey thinking about you baby 12-10 -2017

  48. Blackie Ray

    Sharp, simple, rocking

  49. Victoria Phillips

    Really sweet song.. I can see what he singing about in my mind.. Love this song... D.Y love u and all ur music...
    Wanda in AL.

  50. Denise judy

    Beautiful song! I love this album ! Best Christmas present ever ! Now have the video ! Thank you !

  51. deena webster

    🎵♥️♥️🇺🇸

  52. Bryan Fitz

    Holy crap... that was awesome. Dwight is better every album.

  53. gloria shaeffer

    the best ever

  54. Dusty Spokes

    That voice. Awesome!

  55. Sharon Lynn Parker

    Dwight is my heart's crush...such a great artist💖

  56. Bonnie Friend

    He is the best!!!🌹

  57. vi basinger

    just cant stand still mr dwight love it love it

  58. Linn La Gue

    Banjo put on Waterfall , I was fixing my Cowgirl Coffee, he knows that this is Fantastic, thankyou Dwight Yoakum and the Band 3 Pears You are always Amazing and Tops, ta ta 4 now Angels, Amen

  59. Linn La Gue

    Banjo and Linn are Danceing the Banjo dance to Waterfalls, and we love you and the Band with this song 2, ta ta 4 now Angels, Amen

  60. phoenixstudios.photography

    Simply the best on planet earth, in this galaxy, and in this universe, or any other, this song, always relaxes my nerves, and calms me down. Little wonder, they say, music sooths the savage beast. I totally get it,..! He s the best, for ever,..!

  61. nora kim

    U need not say sorry..

  62. phoenixstudios.photography

    Beautiful, heaven on God s Green Earth,.. I forget my troubles when I listen, to you, I pray you will listen and read my lyrics,... I was channeling Johnny Cash,..for sure,...!

  63. phoenixstudios.photography

    OMG,..! Holy Mother Mary of God,..! Keep it, going Dwight,.. I'll see you in person, a Sunday from, this, I have purchased a VIP Meet and greet,..OMG! I need an oxygen machine,..!

    Dona A.

    phoenixstudios.photography geeze you sound like my mother! We all love Dwight- wholesome all American man! Not many of those around especially musicians these days!

  64. Bob Griffin

    these guys are great showful great band 3 pears want more of this kind sound like where are these guy from info please

  65. EyeeShare

    Loved watching this xXx

  66. Rosemary Grenn

    💓 Dwight! This song really helped sooth me through some tough moments (on more than one occasion)... and I'm sure there'll be more occasions when I need it.😊 I couldn't find the songwriter when I searched...

    Kathy Pope

    Dwight wrote it.

  67. Sweetpea027

    Dwight what happen to your pretty eyes? They are still so pretty . Lovely sweet smile too . Love your great singing . Sounding so so good !!! Listening every day lately . ~~Ava~~

    Mark Williams

    Your new stuff is far from your roots. Its nowhere the old stuff as we know you. But i must say you did real good on ( Its nevet alright) lot of feeling.the horns fit in just right.I hope you come back home where you belong.

    eoj

    HEY SWEETPEA........WHEN YOU GET OLD IM GONNA ASK YOU WHY YOUR BREAST SAG DOWN TO YOUR KNEES......AND WHY YOUR FACE LOOKS LIKE A WORK BENCH ! YOU DUMBASS.

    VeeVeeVeeV

    Hey Joe,
    while i agree with the "HEY SWEETPEA" and the "YOU DUMBASS" .....
    the part in between is really unnecessarily rude, and doesn't make YOU a better person.
    ..just sayin'..

  68. Nancy Gray Barrow

    If I had a waterfall
    We wouldn't wonder, not at all
    How much fun each day was gonna be

    If I had a mountain top
    I know we would never stop
    Climbing way high up to look and see

    If I had a jellyfish
    I betcha we would never miss
    A single peanut butter kiss or squeeze

    If I had a waterfall
    It might not make no sense at all
    But that won't matter much to you and me

    Babies get born, even in a war
    I guess just to show us, what livin's for
    And my heart still believes that love
    For what we need can be enough
    If we'll just stop keepin' score

    If I had a big giraffe
    That tried to dance and made us laugh
    Every smile and giggle would be free

    If I had a big moonlight
    We'd turn it back on every night
    Just so the dark could try and get some sleep
    And if I had a rocket ship
    We'd go places really quick
    Then have the time to stop and get ice cream
    If I had a big giraffe
    He'd have to take a real long bath
    And that's why waterfalls are really neat

    Babies get born, even in a war
    I guess just to show us, what livin's for
    And my heart still believes that love
    For what we need can be enough
    If we'll just stop keepin' score

    If I had an everything
    We could stand out in the rain
    And only feel the drops we wanted to
    If I had a wonderful
    We could play out in the snow
    And never have to wear our socks and shoes
    If I had a pot of luck
    I wouldn't have to spend a buck
    And get all the stuff we needed for a sneeze
    If I had an everything
    We wouldn't get wet in the rain
    And ridin' waterfalls would be a breeze

    If I had a big giraffe
    He'd have to take a real long bath
    And that's why waterfalls are really neat

    VeeVeeVeeV

    Thanks Nancy for putting the lyrics here for us!! xo

    Michael Shine

    Thanks Nancy a magical song

  69. Berniman

    Always good to listen to DW.!!!

  70. Timothy Williams

    Greatest ever

  71. Fatima N

    Dumb guys out there, always negative, Dwight is a great and fantastic country and i really enjoy his style of singing and his songs with its music. Always appreciate the talented singers to whom God gave a special gift. So, please dont get so jealous and envious of Dwight and say all sort of rubbish which never fits Dwight. From Malaysia

    Louise Rawle

    There are millions of people who adore Dwight and who are in awe of his immense musical talent,I am happy to admit That I am just one of those fans,but there is still a myriad of envious people..Envy is a terrible thing

  72. Anita Draughon

    WATER FALLS, is the most interestIng lyrics Song, I find. makes you hope about it Dwight. Anita

  73. Anita Draughon

    Waterfalls is a beautifully arranged Song, I like it very much Dwight. Anita

  74. Maryann Lloyd

    What a beautiful song and only Dwight Yoakam Can pull off a change in direction in music and still make it work. THREE PAIRS is a magnificent album & every song deserves not only air play but NUMBER 1 ratings. Dwight was Number 1 from the first album he made in the 80s and still is in 2015.

  75. Kathy Green

    Ooooo I really like this song! Oh this man can sing!

  76. Joseph Arce

    Great tune, drum's rhythm and dwight;s voice made all the song 
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  77. Argentia Ramos

    Excelente

  78. Sharyn Koches

    LOVE-LOVE THIS SONG !!!!!   so  unique & original  .......great job Dwight !!!!!!

  79. jenny allred

    Great singer and handsome too

  80. Beatie Swanepoel

    Getting better and better. I love this song.

  81. Carol Thomas

    Just great!!! Sounds like a more mature sound for Dwight!!! Dwight it all sounds wonderful

  82. Carson Clark

    Most artists sound worse through time. Dwight is the exact opposite. 

  83. Marcee Anderson

    What a cool song <3

  84. Mary McGowan

    This Dude is soo Awesome!!!!!

    Mary McGowan

    he's coming to Nashville soon where I am and we're going....yea!!!!

  85. Kynes

    You have to appreciate the writing, what a huge step up from his roots.

  86. M.C. Smith

    Why is there a Polaroid picture on the piano? For continuity?

  87. Valerie Richardson

    I love how they recorded this song! Mama likes :o) 

    Valerie Richardson

    I just love Dwight!!!

    Valerie Richardson

    Me too!!!

    Valerie Richardson

    Your welcome :o)

    Valerie Richardson

    I 'm here in MD! I feel for those who went - 0 :o( Have a great 

    Valerie Richardson

    Hey! I hope your having a great weekend :o)

  88. Joy Wilson

    Love this song .

  89. Janis Norman

    What is the guitarist name in the white jacket?

  90. Shel E

    Gene Edwards

  91. ron smith

    Who's the guy in the white jacket

  92. Deplorable Snowcloud

    I know the towels-over-the-drum trick. My son played his drums in the house. ;)

  93. Risa Rowlett

    This song is so great! Has that "indian" beat..Very inventive. Love it!

  94. Corrie Norbart

    Wauw wat mooi en een mooie man om te zien

  95. CouchMan

    What a great song...Dwight and his band continue to color outside the lines! Bravo, gentlemen.

  96. janimarie

    This song is so whimsical... such a different side of Dwight. I love it... and Dwight... I can't get enough of this one and "It's Never Alright".

  97. Iliana Brown

    Just saw Dwight perform live for the first time ever!! AMAZING!! Love Waterfalls! My fav

  98. andy peterson

    great song!