Tracy Lawrence - Somebody Paints The Wall Lyrics




If my old truck was a horse
I'd have to shoot it
Lord the day my ship came in
I was waiting for a train

Everytime I get a grip, I always lose it
I can't find the sunshine for the rain
And you know I'm always saying I'm sorry
But you stand by me through it all

Seems everytime I make my mark
Somebody paints the wall

Everytime I think I'm off and runnin
I'm barely up to a crawl
Everytime I get a leg up on the ladder of success
I slip and fall

Like last week down at the factory
I was up for a promotion
But the boss says little brother got the call

Seems everytime I make my mark
Somebody paints the wall

Everytime I think I'm off and runnin
I'm barely up to a crawl

Everytime I get a leg up
On the ladder of success, I slip and fall

Like last week down at the factory
I was up for a promotion
But the boss says little brother got the call

Seems like everytime I make my mark
Somebody paints the wall

Seems everytime I make my mark
Somebody always paints the wall





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  1. Nikki D

    2020❤

  2. Christopher Green

    The story of my IT career...in song!

  3. realist 4life

    I miss country music.

  4. Teresa Farr,Hazelrig

    Keeping it Country,The best of the best

  5. Brantley Conley

    So nice

  6. Dick Dixon

    Tracy Lawrence sings Somebody Paints the Wall, a song written by a friend of mine. Charles "Charlie" Browder, the brother of T.G. Sheppard, wrote this song many years ago.

  7. Yooper Couple

    I've made this same comment on a couple of Tracy Lawrence's videos. But I'm going to leave it here, too. It was written by me, so it's not like I stole someone else's comment. Original comment below:

    It just sucks because this isn't even a very old song, but it was back when country music was actually COUNTRY music. I'd give just about anything for somebody to revive country music the way George Strait did back in the day with his song "Unwound" that made him a household name. Those of you who are old enough to remember know exactly what I'm talking about. Nashville had turned into "urban cowboy" crap right before George came along and took it back to where it belonged. He opened the flood gates for guys like Keith Whitley, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Clint Black, and even Garth was actually country back when he first came onto the scene.

    George Strait even helped revive the careers of a lot of the older guys who had been doing since way before he came along. He sent a message to Nashville that he was going to do things his way, and he kept his word and stuck to his guns. Because of him, we have guys like Tracy Lawrence, Doug Stone, Toby Keith (not that his songs have been COUNTRY in a long time, but he was at first), Brooks and Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley (before he turned into a Hollywood liberal), Gary Allen, Mark Chesnutt, Tim McGraw (before he turned into an anti-gun liberal and pop cross-over "artist"), Lonestar, and just about every other great artist from the 80s and 90s.

    There is absolutely no reason why guys like Tracy Lawrence shouldn't still be making new music that is actually played on country radio today. I know I'm not alone in my love of REAL COUNTRY music because I read it in the comments section of all the older stuff. But it's going to take an all-out boycott of the crap they're passing off as "country" music today before the record label execs in Nashville will listen to us. All they care about is money. If people will continue to buy the "music" of these wannabe country stars (we all know they're nothing but pop) and continue buying tickets to their concerts, Nashville has no incentive to reevaluate their standards. I literally haven't listened to "country" radio in well over 10 years. Not a single time. But I know who the so called "country stars" of today's crap are because my friends and family are always trying to convince me that one of these pop stars is actually legit. I don't care whose feelings get hurt when I say that Chris Stapleton is NOT country. He's an extremely talented guy. I actually even like his music (sometimes). But he's a blues guy. Plain and simple. And he's the one guy that I hear the most about being a legitimate "country" singer. George Jones rolls over in his grave every single time Tennessee Whiskey is played on "country" radio.

    By the way, I don't care who agrees with me. So save yourself some time and don't bother arguing your opinion. If I think there's any validity to what you're saying, we can have a debate over what constitutes REAL COUNTRY music. If not, I will simply ignore you. Oh yeah, I would also like to point out that guys like Eric Church and Cole Swindell are not country music stars. Growing up "in the country" and wearing cowboy boots does not make a man a country music singer. Cole's song about his dad is a very sad (and actually pretty good) song. But you have to look at a singer's full body of work before you can say they belong in a particular genre. Any singer that uses "snap tracks" as the percussion in their songs is NOT a country singer. Again, feel free to disagree. Just know that I don't care about the opinion of someone who thinks today's pop stars are country singers. I'll step down from my soapbox now.

  8. 72olds350z

    This song has a Merle Haggard feel

  9. Joshua Hughes

    I love this song it is awesome your a good man Tracy lewercene

  10. Nicolas Orozco

    Come to the Midland/Odessa Tx area.

  11. Christi Parks

    This song reminds me of my late boss. He loved this song RIP Dr Bruce Cherry❤️

  12. David Russell.

    For sure the music I listened to has faded the music now to fast and seem not to make you think like the old ones vern /George /Conway now that's music

  13. Pondy Hsu

    If my old truck was a horse I'd have to shoot it
    Lord the day my ship came in I was waiting for a train
    Everytime I get a grip, I always lose it
    I can't find the sunshine for the rain

    And you know I'm always saying I'm sorry
    But you stand by me through it all
    Seems everytime I make my mark
    Somebody paints the wall

    Everytime I think I'm off and runnin' I'm barely up to a crawl
    Everytime I get a leg up
    On the ladder of success, I slip and fall
    Like last week down at the factory I was up for a promotion
    But the boss says little brother got the call

    Seems everytime I make my mark
    Somebody paints the wall
    *********
    Everytime I think I'm off and runnin' I'm barely up to a crawl
    Everytime I get a leg up
    On the ladder of success, I slip and fall
    Like last week down at the factory I was up for a promotion
    But the boss says little brother got the call

    Seems like everytime I make my mark
    Somebody paints the wall
    Seems that everytime I make my mark
    Somebody always paints the wall....

  14. Jacque Woods

    Awesome story, awesome singer my favorite has been for years

  15. Joseph Lightner

    This is my luck seems I can never get ahead

  16. Dan Conner

    Dang sounds like my life lol

  17. Martha aka/ Marti Whipple

    Now THAT'S Country like Country should be sang!!! Beautiful!!!

  18. Sophie Duvall

    One of the Best of the Best......His voice, his music touches my heart every time.

  19. KariSue Pennell

    sounds a little like whispering bill anderson in this song

  20. TURUNCU BARAKA

    One of the most kind hearted..

  21. Mary Jones

    i Love this Song thanks for my friend Randy Hudgins for first sending it to me

  22. DL Mullins

    Thanks poster...been looking for this song for years.

  23. Crystal Southerland

    I've always been a true Tracy fan. This is my absolute favorite version of this song.

    Elvis Presley

    WrestlingChick81 me too! This one and sticks and stones are my favorite. Can I have this dance?

  24. Ronald McLain

    The heart of country music

  25. Brandon Pepper

    I love all of tracy lawrence,s songs

  26. Ashley Wines

    this is me right now I almost became a manager but lost out to my coworker who I have to train. been doing it three years. i made my mark and it got painted over it

    Brandy Phillips

    Ashley Wines. Hi Ashley this is brandon Phillips I like this song to

    First Responder1985

    When this song come out I worked in a factory and I saw this happen all the time.😕

    Ashley Wines

    And now I'm getting kicked out of my apartment so college kids can live there been there two years

    Coy Calloway

    @Ashley Wines stay strong ! God has a great purpose for you !

    Joshua Hughes

    That’s rite it is a good song

  27. Tim Bailey

    i was thinking the same thing a bottle of Jim Beam with his music is awesome.

    Coy Calloway

    black label

  28. T Moody

    This song will cause you to drink... a lot. :-)

    jasen cruson

    what I'm doing.

    Shanee Tabler

    T Moody everyday lol

    Master Illusionist's For Dictatorships

    Country music usually does or lack of sleep lol

    Mary Hogen

    Yes it will make you want to drink .

  29. John Helm

    boy o boy I've drink several listen to this tune

  30. Glen Yates

    Tracy lawerance God bless you and your channel brand new listen er friend Glenn yates in pretty water sapulpa creek Oklahoma USA God bless you and your channel please send me a another one of Tracey lawerance to me please let me know when you are sending me on ok channel and owners of this channel to all the Listers on this channel what is your opinion on today s country music please let me know on this channel and YouTube God bless you hope to hear from someone

  31. Robert Custer

    damn good music

  32. Norman Jackson

    Brittany B, George Jones is, was, and will "always" be great..

    Randy Thompson

    Two seperate generations

  33. david gantt

    who cares it will never be like the 80s and 90s

    Elvis Presley

    david gantt youre right but thank god we got to live through the era

  34. Raymomd Arthur

    Great version of this.
    George jones did song first.

    Raymomd Arthur

    +Brittany B. they both had great version.
    i like tracy version as well.
    jones great singer Tracy will tell that as well one
    of his heroes.

    Raymomd Arthur

    +Brittany B He's stop loving her today.
    who's fill those shoes
    the GRAND tour!
    the man has 168 top ten
    hits.
    got great duet as tammy
    one dolly, willie, people you name sung with him.

    Raymomd Arthur

    +Brittany B. GEORGE JONES IS A PURE COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER
    THE MAN IS LEGAND 60
    IN BUSINESS.
    GEORGE STARIT CAN'T HOLD CANDLE TO THIS MAN. SOUND LIKE ME YOU DON'T HAVE ANY
    REPECT FOR HIM.
    PURE COUNTRY WHAT JONES IS.
    I LIKE STARIT TO BUT IF HERE HEART AND SOUL I
    HEAR JONES.

    Raymomd Arthur

    +Brittany B jones never beat tammy up.
    it was tammy last man she was with beat her kill her.george Richie last husband get your shit strait.
    tammy lied on jones lot too.
    it's fact 1977-1978 lied
    about rape chargers almost went to jail for it.
    it was george richie beat her up cover upby tammy
    FBI would have throw her jail for it.

    Brandon Howell

    Mam u said u never heard his voice and wat u say makes no sense, ANYBODY THINK JONES isnt a ledgend or HUGEback bone of country music doent know country.. All the great pay tribute to him mam if u dont like him fine, but dont try to argue his talent. Your idol STRAIT sk his opinion of ol jones.....

  35. anthony donohue

    This is what country music is supposed to sound like. Not the garbage that is out today

    Amy Morris

    Amen to that!

    Roberto Leon

    anthony donohue I am from Mexico but I love this country music I really like it nice

    Teresa Morton

    anthony donohue Tru that

    Yooper Couple

    @anthony donohue, I couldn't possibly agree more. In fact, I wrote a *LONG* comment on one of Tracy Lawrence's other videos. I copied that original comment and I'm going to paste it here. I think you'll probably agree with everything I said. Original comment below:

    It just sucks because this isn't even a very old song, but it was back when country music was actually COUNTRY music. I'd give just about anything for somebody to revive country music the way George Strait did back in the day with his song "Unwound" that made him a household name. Those of you who are old enough to remember know exactly what I'm talking about. Nashville had turned into "urban cowboy" crap right before George came along and took it back to where it belonged. He opened the flood gates for guys like Keith Whitley, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Clint Black, and even Garth was actually country back when he first came onto the scene.

    George Strait even helped revive the careers of a lot of the older guys who had been doing since way before he came along. He sent a message to Nashville that he was going to do things his way, and he kept his word and stuck to his guns. Because of him, we have guys like Tracy Lawrence, Doug Stone, Toby Keith (not that his songs have been COUNTRY in a long time, but he was at first), Brooks and Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley (before he turned into a Hollywood liberal), Gary Allen, Mark Chesnutt, Tim McGraw (before he turned into an anti-gun liberal and pop cross-over "artist"), Lonestar, and just about every other great artist from the 80s and 90s.

    There is absolutely no reason why guys like Tracy Lawrence shouldn't still be making new music that is actually played on country radio today. I know I'm not alone in my love of REAL COUNTRY music because I read it in the comments section of all the older stuff. But it's going to take an all-out boycott of the crap they're passing off as "country" music today before the record label execs in Nashville will listen to us. All they care about is money. If people will continue to buy the "music" of these wannabe country stars (we all know they're nothing but pop) and continue buying tickets to their concerts, Nashville has no incentive to reevaluate their standards. I literally haven't listened to "country" radio in well over 10 years. Not a single time. But I know who the so called "country stars" of today's crap are because my friends and family are always trying to convince me that one of these pop stars is actually legit. I don't care whose feelings get hurt when I say that Chris Stapleton is NOT country. He's an extremely talented guy. I actually even like his music (sometimes). But he's a blues guy. Plain and simple. And he's the one guy that I hear the most about being a legitimate "country" singer. George Jones rolls over in his grave every single time Tennessee Whiskey is played on "country" radio.

    By the way, I don't care who agrees with me. So save yourself some time and don't bother arguing your opinion. If I think there's any validity to what you're saying, we can have a debate over what constitutes REAL COUNTRY music. If not, I will simply ignore you. Oh yeah, I would also like to point out that guys like Eric Church and Cole Swindell are not country music stars. Growing up "in the country" and wearing cowboy boots does not make a man a country music singer. Cole's song about his dad is a very sad (and actually pretty good) song. But you have to look at a singer's full body of work before you can say they belong in a particular genre. Any singer that uses "snap tracks" as the percussion in their songs is NOT a country singer. Again, feel free to disagree. Just know that I don't care about the opinion of someone who thinks today's pop stars are country singers. I'll step down from my soapbox now.

    Mike Roberts

    Cody jinks stands right up there with Tracy rest can’t hold a beer cold!

  36. Billy Hendershot

    great song never give up

  37. KyGamerGirl

    The original singers version is just as awesome! And while Josh Logan may not be a name everyone knows, he has several incredible songs and is still making real country music after all these years. Definitely check him/his version of this song out! :)

  38. Barbara Rene

    Love this song and Tracy  Keep on trying, don't give up, get past that painted wall

  39. Rosemary Ochoa

    did anyone hear Don Willams words, with a new twist, that I love, back at me Tracy, doing country music right

    Rosemary Ochoa

    @***** I didn't say only, just that he is my favorite

  40. CandaceMach1

    Jason Trumpio. :(

  41. Franklin Rudy

    You can listen to 90's country anytime on sirrius xm.

    DL Mullins

    Yes, but there is no new music like this today. Record companies changed it to make money. They didn't give a dang about what people wanted. Just party concerts. Truly murder was committed on Music  row

  42. Gary Troy

    Tracy is one of my favorite singers I love all his music!!

  43. joshporter08

    George Jones did a great version of this tune too

    Brandon Howell

    lil lady you kno nothing of country.. Isee ur comments an get lippy if u want but YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON ive known who has bad to say.. if u dont like him move on .....

    Barbara Robinson

    Brittany B are u high while typing this nonsense....complete fuckin moron

    Jesse Bains

    Can I have some of what you are smoking? Must be some goooood shit

  44. jeremy bruce

    Remind me of my dad an mom

  45. Hot Rod Kirk

    great song

    Brandy Phillips

    Hot Rod Kirk. This is brandon Phillips. Yes it is

  46. Marcia Smith

    Persistence will pay off, in the long run!

  47. Patsy Shultz

    Love ur songs

  48. 陳炳宏

    i love this song

    Linda Muniz

    so do i but this man is one of my fav

  49. picksalittle

    top 5 voices in the history of country music. when no one else in the world can imitate you thats when you know you have something

  50. Curt McConnell

    Just heard my mom listening to this song on his live CD.... F**kin' Awesome song! couldn't wait to try and play it on my guitar! I think I still have this tape kicking around in my old truck! Lol

  51. Rain Stormfront

    Love singing the harmonies to this when I'm alone. :)

  52. Mike Müller

    80's and 90's country is what country is. The best years of country. Country went out of this kind of style to appease the pop group. It is said. All that garbage is about drugs sex money women guns.

  53. Scott M

    Some Good Ol George Jones Song.. R.I.P. Possum

  54. Crystal Southerland

    This song and Can't Break It To My Heart are my two absolute favorite songs of all times by Tracy.

    Elvis Presley

    WrestlingChick81 can I have this dance?

  55. Crystal Southerland

    I have this Cassette tape. :)

    Kelton King

    WrestlingChick81 Me too.

    Elvis Presley

    Can I have this dance?

    Texas plumber

    WrestlingChick81 damn we're old

    jscountrygirl85

    So do I. Had it since I was little!

  56. LT1HILLINGHOE

    What has radio become when you don't hear this kind of country music? No Tracy Lawrence, Bocephus, George Jones or Travis Tritt anymore. ( Just to name a few )

  57. MrNater1978

    i coodn uv sed it ny better frend..i cant stand that lil huzzie...theres no escape from her..evry channel..evry radio station..its like ther ceammin that rip down our throats!!!..i am so so saddend by what "country" music has become...ther aint a country hair on her ass!!!! grrr!!! pisses meoff so bad!!

  58. Kenny Fettkether

    Kind of sounds like john anderson I thought, lol.

  59. Steve Wyatt

    This song says it all..

  60. webbjr37

    Tracy is great But in spite of artist like Tracy Allan J. George S. Randy T and a hand full of others Country music was pushed out by cityfied or pop not enough of us old farts buying and going to conserts. Country will never come back to radio

  61. Shawn Emberton

    Now this is the real country i was raised on and still love.

  62. Joshua Shane

    WHERE"S THE FRIGGIN COUNTRY??? Thank GOD for artists like Tracy Lawrence and some of the others of time gone by! There once was a time when a country song was COUNTRY.

  63. lefthooks24

    I love the beginning to this song!

  64. Kelton King

    Bring back true Country Music get rid of Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellun of how ever the hell you spell their names just get rid of em' all and bring the true stuff back.

  65. lho3691

    I have learned after more research thqt George Jones recorded the song on his 1990 album You Oughta Be Here with Me. I just assumed Jones did it first. But, Jones did record the song. However, I still believe the influences of people like Jones and Whitley inspired this song.

  66. Erik West

    when me and the wife were still in college this was our song...no one says it quite like Tracy Lawrence...

  67. Chuck Ghost De Priest

    this song says it all

  68. lho3691

    @lho3691 okay, okay. I just looked it up and George Jones did sing this song first. LOL. So go ahead and call me stupid! George was a little before my time and I never heard George sing this one, but I always thought this sounded like something he would sing.

  69. lho3691

    Great song. I saw him in concert once and man could he sing! I always here the influences in this song of people like George Jones and Keith Whitley.

  70. Joshua Shane

    Now that is definitely the epitome of Country Music. I love this song.

  71. Leroy White

    awsome song

  72. lefthooks24

    I love the beginning and the end

  73. griffiththedark

    how in the hell did country like this go out of style? i mean have you heard the new country like taylor swift? taylor swift is not country!!!!!!shes bullshit pop bebop!!!!!!!!THE DAY THEY SAID TAYLOR SWIFT WAS THE CMAS IN THE DAY I TURNED MY BACK ON COUNTRY!!!

  74. Joshua Shane

    I got news for all of creation. Excuse my Southern mentality but you shoot my truck and that's your ASS! However, this is a very good example of the talent of Tracy Lawrence.

  75. Michael Shedd

    @rebelfighterace i agree

  76. Michael Shedd

    i love this song thanks for posting this song

  77. Michael Shedd

    i love this song

  78. Lee Johnson

    true country music... :)

  79. Dave Wollenberg

    Tracy hit #8 in Billboard, 1-2-93. God bless ya, brother Tracy!

  80. lenny moses

    forgot about this song by tracy.. thanks for posting

  81. xKillerClownx

    @jclarktec Survey says: BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
    This was his 4th single, it's called wikipedia.

  82. janice compton

    i feel like that song tonight