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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Don't fall in love with someone with a heart on their sleeve

She worked 6 days a week on them manufacturing lines
She'd head straight to the bar when she clocked off at 5
Where she'd waitress them tables for liquor and tips
That she kept in a box that she hid under her mattress

He was from the big smoke, kept his head low and he worked too hard
His first wife left him with an alimony payment and a busted, beat-up heart
Now he's just trying to forge a life with that welding iron
When he fell in love with a girl on them manufacturing lines

But some folks find it hard to settle down
It's everything they can do not to pack up and leave
So to save yourself the tears, the heartache and a sore throat from screaming
Don't fall in love with someone with a heart on their sleeve

Every bird someday will leave its nest
Some head straight for the sky, the sea and the wilderness
Others fall straight to the ground and start gathering twigs
The waitress with the mattress money wants the wilderness

So she tells her beau at night she wants to go further than the light
He says he'd rather sober-up, settle down and do her right
He says there's a job at the auto body shop coming up that he's pretty much got
And when he gets it they can put down a payment on a residential lot

But some folks find it hard to settle down
It's everything they can do not to pack up and leave
So to save yourself the tears, the heartache and a sore throat from screaming
Don't fall in love with someone with a heart on their sleeve

So she told him one night out by the streetlight how a small town can feel deceiving
Like in a dream you can do just 'bout anything but when you wake-up you've only been sleeping
Then she looks him in the eyes under that flickering streetlight and says "Honey, I got to wake-up"
Well he sunk so low, he never made it back up

See, some folks find it hard to stick around
It's everything they can do not to pack up and leave
So to save yourself the tears, the bar fights and a liver full of liquor
Don't fall in love with someone with a heart on their sleeve



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