Released on Places I’ve Been, 2008. This performance is from a 1969 demo recording, with Mayne singing both vocal parts and playing resonator guitar as well as the flattop.

The song expresses my love for Buck Owens’ sound and the songs he and Harlan Howard contributed to the world. (Dave Lindley sang a rockabilly arrangement on Kaleidoscope’s eponymous album, soon after it was written.)

  I’m sitting here, my thoughts move too and fro
I wonder if I ought to tell you so
But words compared to thoughts move so darn slow
Let’s stop the talk, turn out the lights, and let the good love flow.

I’d like to say I’ll never let you go
But if I did you’d back right out my door
And I might change my mind in a year or so
Let’s stop the talk, turn out the lights, and let the good love flow

      When all is said and done, the words don’t matter
      My actions, not my words, show what I know

You’ve listened to me speak my mind before
You must have understood me weeks ago
In silence love might have a chance to grow
Let’s stop the talk, turn out the lights, and let the good love flow

 
 
       
    By Mayne Smith, 1969 © Hillgreen Music <www.folkloreproductions.com/publishing.html>