Spare Parts

Album: Tunnel of Love (1987)
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  • Bobby said he'd pull out Bobby stayed in
    Janey had a baby it wasn't any sin
    They were set to marry on a summer day
    Bobby got scared and he ran away
    Jane moved in with her ma out on Shawnee Lake
    She sighed Ma sometimes my whole life feels like one big mistake
    She settled in in a back room time passed on
    Later that winter a son came along

    Spare parts
    And broken hearts
    Keep the world turnin' around

    Now Janey walked that baby across the floor night after night
    But she was a young girl and she missed the party lights
    Meanwhile in South Texas in a dirty oil patch
    Bobby heard 'bout his son bein' born and swore he wasn't ever goin' back


    Janey heard about a woman over in Calverton
    Put her baby in the river let the river roll on
    She looked at her boy in the crib where he lay
    Got down on her knees cried till she prayed
    Mist was on the water low run the tide
    Janey held her son down at the riverside
    Waist deep in water how bright the sun shone
    She lifted him in her arms and carried him home
    As he lay sleeping in her bed Janey took a look around at everything
    Went to a drawer in her bureau and got out her old engagement ring
    Took out her wedding dress tied that ring up in its sash
    Went straight down to the pawn shop man and walked out with some good cold cash

    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Sarah from Kennewick, Wa"Bobby said he'd pull out, Bobby stayed in;
    Janie had a baby, wasn't any sin"--OH I'd say that was pretty blunt!
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