Lucille

Kenny Rogers

In a bar in Toledo, 
 Across from the depot,
 On a barstool she took off her ring
 I thought I’d get closer, 
 So I walked on over, 
 I sat down and asked her the name
 When the drinks fin’lly hit her, 
 She said „I‘m no quitter, 
 But I fin’lly quit living on dreams
 I’m hungry for laughter, 
 And here ever after, 
 I’m after whatever the other life brings"

 In the mirror I saw him, 
 And closely watched him, 
 I thought how he looked out of place
 He came to the woman
 Who sat there beside me, 
 He had a strange look on his face
 Now his big hands were callused, 
 He looked like a mountain,
 For a minute I thought I was dead
 But he started shakin‘, 
 his big heart was breakin‘, 
 And he turned to the woman and said:

 You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille,
 With four hungry children and crops in the field
 I've had some bad times,
 Lived through some sad times,
 But this time your hurting won’t heal
 You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille!

 After he left us, I ordered more whiskey, 
 I thought how she‘d made him look small
 And from the lights of the barroom 
 To a rented hotel room, 
 We walked without talkin at all
 Now she was a beauty, 
 But when she came to me, 
 She must have thought I’d lost my mind
 'Cause I couldn’t hold her, 
 The words that he told her 
 Kept coming back time after time

 You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille,
 With four hungry children and crops in the field
 I've had some bad times,
 Lived through some sad times,
 But this time your hurting won’t heal
 You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille!

 You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille,
 With four hungry children and crops in the field
 I've had some bad times,
 Lived through some sad times,
 But this time your hurting won’t heal
 You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille!


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