Mudcat Café message #147681 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16060   Message #147681
Posted By: emily rain
10-Dec-99 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: The funniest song you have ever heard!
Subject: Lyr Add: SHE'S LEAVING ME (Lyle Lovett)
Mudjack, Robert Earl Keen Jr. is the best! And right up there with him is his old friend Lyle Lovett:

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Well, thank you my friend
I sincerely appreciate the words you say
About how she'll cry
And how she'll grieve and miss me when she's gone away
Well, say them again
I need to hear the words once more, I can't believe
How she'll miss me when she's gone
And how she'll want to come back home
And never leave

'Cause she's leaving me
Because she really wants to
And she'll be happy when she's gone
She'll be happy, she'll be so very happy
She'll dance and sing or even learn to fly
And spend her time with anyone but me

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Done with full-out country twang and Emmylou Harris singing poignant backup... and this on his Joshua Judges Ruth album, which is filled with "omygodjuliadumpedmewhatdoido" songs like "she's already made up her mind" and "all my love is gone". : ) I love a man who knows when he's being an idiot.