She Tried

Album: Deliverance (2003)
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  • [Bubba Sparxxx - talking]
    Uh huh, yeah
    Good Lord
    May God have mercy on my soul

    [Verse 1 - Bubba Sparxxx]
    I love her, but you never would know
    That by the way I just let my girl go
    With tears in her eyes from years of the lies
    She backed on up and disappeared out the drive
    Wait, hey, what can I say?
    All we had means nothin today
    I did my thing and she did hers
    But my crimes are a wee bit worse
    And now I'm sittin here all alone with my guilt
    Just me and the dogs in the home that we built
    It was Andy's and hers, even though Bubba bought it
    But Bubba wouldn't leave just like her mother called it
    from the pink, only to the blue blame
    God forgive me for causin you pain
    All it was, ain't no more
    Cause my baby's gone and when it rains it pours

    She tried to tell me I needed to be strong
    I wasn't listening and now my baby's gone

    [Verse 2 - Bubba Sparxxx]
    One for the pleasure, two for the sin
    Three for the family we could a been
    Had I not been so concerned
    with this life, no spoken words
    Could begin to undue what's done
    Deep within I know that you must run
    Far away, from the thought of my smile
    And the broken dream of us walkin that aisle
    I first saw +Betty+ in my Nanny White's yard
    The breast where the best, and the fanny my lord
    A fly country girl, just workin them gifts
    She's my queen, was a virgin I guess
    But I ain't never ask and I ain't never tell
    But Betty had the cash every time I went to jail
    And how did I reward her loyalty
    Let her walk in and see her cousin Joy on me


    I ..
    Uh, uh, uh

    [Verse 3 - Bubba Sparxxx]
    It's been six months and still no word
    I try to carry on like it still don't hurt
    Hoes come around but I still won't flirt
    Drinking's worse and the pills don't work
    Last I heard she was in Birmingham
    Livin with a good hard workin man
    And lookin back on it, that's exactly what she wanted
    Not a rebel with a passion for the moment
    I live for the fiddle and the kick in the snout
    I take my love and I stick it in there
    Moved a Jimmy and made this song
    All because my baby's gone

    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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