"Nothing Better to Do" as written by Leann Rimes, Darrell Brown and Dean Sheremet....
Hung my cotton dress on rusted wire
Up there on Pilahatchee Bridge
Just a crazy roughneck's daughter
Jumped head-first into the water
Baptized away my sins

Hitched to town with Bobby Jo and Tommy
Couple of lookers, new best friends
We slipped in the back of Sunday service
Know them church ladies, they heard us
Bum smoke money from the offering

Mama said, "Idle hands are Devil's handy work"
Oh, the trouble you'll get into
You got nothin' better to do, got nothin' better to do
You got nothin' better to do, got nothin' better to do
Yea yea yea yea

Oh, yeah

Sign read: bait, chips beer and ammunition
That Slim-Jim bag boy hadn't a prayer
Well I hiked my skirt and did the talkin'
While them boys were busy walkin'
Case of .5 out the back door

Hid deep in the Mississippi backwoods
We danced and played around 'til dark
Well I had them wrestlin' for my first kiss
Turned into a fight and they missed
Me speeding off in Tommy's car

Mama said, "Idle hands are Devil's handy work"
Oh, the trouble you'll get into
You got nothin' better to do, got nothin' better to do
You got nothin' better to do, got nothin' better to do
Yea yea yea yea

Nobody hurt, nobody harmed
Nobody's busines but my own

Mama said, "Idle hands are Devil's handwork
Oh, the trouble you'll get into!"
You got nothin' better to do, got nothin' better to do
You got nothin' better to do, got nothin' better to do
You got nothin' better to do, got nothin' better to do
You got nothin' better to do, got nothin' better to do
Yea yea yea yea

Oh, yeah
Got nothin' better to do, babe
Got nothin' better to do
You got nothin' better to do, babe
Ya got nothin' better to do, no no
Got nothin' better to do!
Ya got nothin' better to do, no no
Got nothin' better to do!
You got nothin' better to do, no no!


Lyrics submitted by amandamw04

"Nothin' Better to Do" as written by Dean Allen Sheremet Darrell R Brown

Lyrics © MIKE CURB MUSIC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentLeANN'S NEW ALBUM "FAMILY" WILL BE RELEASED AUGUST 28TH, 2007, LeANN'S 25TH BIRTHDAY.

    THE VIDEO FOR THIS SONG WILL BE RELEASED MAY 24TH - view at LeAnnRimesWorld.com --- MySpace.com/LeAnnRimes --- CMT.com!
    amandamw04on May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song! I think it's the girl in the song [in the video, I believe LeAnn's stage name is Annie Jewel] telling her fellow inmates her story, what happened during her adolescence that kind of paved her path to prison. That's what I think, based on the video.

    Based on the song itself, it just sounds like a song telling of her past (not LeAnn's real past, as we know she's been in the spotlight since she was 13), and all the trouble she got into during her misfit adolescence. Also, it's kind of one of those songs where she's saying, "This is who I am, I've made mistakes, I've been a troublemaker, but I am myself, and I am free."
    amandamw04on May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLeAnn plays a character in the song named Annie Jewel. The song tells the story of Annie Jewel's teenage years when she broke the law and that explains why she's in prison. I also think it takes place in the 1940s because of the women's hairstyles. I agree with amandamw04. She's also saying "I am myself and I make no apologies for that." in the song. Really great song. I like it.
    athena05on April 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove this song too-"momma said idle hands are devivis handywork"freakin' genius. love lyris-even better than i thought it would be(had to look up lyrics, can only understand single word)
    onlyinyourdreamson May 02, 2008   Link

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