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Born in Louisiana
Or maybe Indiana
I can never seem to keep it straight

Brushed your daddy's mares
Went to harvest fairs
Made the cheerleading team that was third in the state

Were you baking bread
When it hit your head
If you left your kind it might be fun

You came to New York City
Seeking cash and pity
Now you wish you could even find enough of just one

Those who make it on their own, pretty girl
Alone, pretty girl, are few
And it's a long, long way back home, pretty girl
Home, pretty girl, for you
Say I don't know so you'll just have to show what a country girl can do
But I sure know it's a long way home for you

Why'd you leave the charm
Of your cozy farm
Where you'd tie the knot to some hick slob?

Wanna tread the boards
Win some Guild awards
Or maybe you even thought you'd get a real job?

Like a dress-up doll
With a goofy drawl
You pout your lips to make the sale

But I've had my fun
Darling now we're done
And my wallet is zipped to your prying pink nails

Well this life just ain't your own, pretty girl
A loan, pretty girl, that's due
And it's a long, long way back home, pretty girl
Home, pretty girl, for you
Say I don't know just how far you'll go to see your troubles through
But I sure know it's a long way home for you

Those city lights ain't quite as warm as you once dreamed
A life of quiet nights don't look nearly so bad as how it once seemed
Think I'll deliver when those tears roll down your cheek?
Gonna cry a river, girl, or will you never get past a backwater creek?

Three o'clock
I wake to a knock
Coming steady and weak upon my door

Blinkin' blue doe eyes
You apologize
Like it hurts you to speak but there isn't much more

Done things you won't say
Just to make your way
Praying for some slack 'cause you were wrong

Well you broke my will
Take this hundred bill
And get the first bus back to where you belong

Now you take a nasty tone, pretty girl
Like a grown pretty girl can't do
Well it's a long, long way back home, pretty girl
Home, pretty girl, for you
Now you're all sore and screaming you know more than you know I ever knew
But I sure know it's a long way home for you

Now you start to bawl that I know nothing at all but you know that isn't true
'Cause I sure know it's a long way home for
Sure know it's a long way home for
Sure know it's a long way home for you

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