"Thank You Louise" as written by and Ryan Adams....
Everyone when she was young,
They said she was the pretty one
She's pretty now, just watch her as she goes
Waiting for the bus to come,
She holds the hands of someone young
Who's mother comes and sees her and she smiles
Thank you Louise, Mary Louise, mother of three

Waiting in the check out line,
The supermarket Christmas time
She helps someone who doesn't have the change
Takes a dollar from her purse,
She pays and doesn't say a word
And winks and grins, and Merry Christmas friend
Thank you Louise, Mary Louise, mother of three

In Baltimore the freezing cold,
It chills her daughter to the bone
She walks from work and
Cops the drugs and leaves
Her brother lay upon the bed
He hears the phone and knows his brother's dead
Thank you Louise, Mary Louise, mother of two


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"Thank You Louise" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentI'm not quite sure what this song is all about, but I really love listening to it. I love the whole middle stanza. Ryan Adams is a genius.
    Sum1LsesChpstckon April 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like a fairly obvious song. basically, woman is really nice, doesn't really deserve bad stuff in her life. She has three kids and they go f**k up. One on drugs, one dies one is a bum or whatever, what a shame. It's a beautiful song though. I wish he hadn't cocked it up when I saw him live :(
    Guerillabaabaaon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is rumored to be about Mary Louise Parker (Fried Green Tomatoes, Weeds)
    slane323on May 03, 2008   Link

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