Tender When I Want to Be

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"Tender When I Want to Be" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was released in December 1994 as the second single from her album Stones in the Road. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in February 1995.


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1994
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I have a heart that's proud, you bet
I have a mind that won't forget
And I have arms that are strong and yet
Tender when they want to to be

Well, you can be the will that finds the way
And you can be the one who saves the day
But show me tender when it's time to say
Exactly how it ought to be

And I never would've known it, darlin'
If I hadn't known about you
You said everyone can be a rock-'n'-roll like a river too

Well, something happens when you find someone
Who makes you feel like you can do no wrong
No, you don't have to take the whole world on
Just be tender when you want be

And I never would have known it, baby
If I hadn't known about you
You said everyone can be a rock-'n'-roll like a river too

So let the waters carry us away
Wave goodbye to the old parade
Baby, when we're unafraid
To be tender when we want to be

All the waters wash our cares away
All that we can see are better days
Don't ever let me hesitate
To be tender when I want to be

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American folk and country music singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter's first album, 1987's Hometown Girl, did not produce any singles, although 1989's State of the Heart and 1990's Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts. more »

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