"Boy From Tupelo" as written by and Emmylou Harris....
You don't love me this I know
Don't need a bible to tell me so
I hung around a little too long
I was good but now I'm gone

Like the buffalo
That boy from Tupelo
Any way the wind can blow
That's where I'm gonna go
I'll be gone like a five and dime
It'll be the perfect crime
Just ask the boy from Tupelo
He's the king and he oughta know

The shoulder I've been leanin' on
Is the coldest place I've ever known
There's nothin' left for me round here
Looks like it's time to disappear

Like the buffalo
That boy from Tupelo
The old wall down in Jericho
Maybelle on the radio
I'll be gone like the five and dime
It'll be the perfect crime
Just ask the boy from Tupelo
He's the king and he oughta know

You don't love me, this I know
Don't need a bible to tell me so
It's a shame and it's a sin
Everything I coulda been to you

Your last chance Texaco
Your sweetheart of the rodeo
A Juliet to your romeo
The border you cross into Mexico
I'll never understand why or how
Oh but baby its too late now
Just ask the boy from Tupelo
He's the king and he oughta know


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"Boy from Tupelo" as written by Emmylou Harris

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    General CommentIt's a love lost song that's also a tribute to Elvis.
    She's leaving someone who's emotionally neglected her for a long time now, and she's reflecting on what could have been in their relationship and all the things that could have been in it. Mainly though she talks about what she could have been for this person if they had appreciated her more. As it is though, she's leaving. I love the things she lists as examples of things that are also gone. Not things I would have thought of or that pop up in a lot of other song. I mean, "your last chance Texaco?"
    UhHuhHeron March 07, 2011   Link

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