He fell in love with a reservation girl
During the time of the sugarbeat harvest
They moved out west to the coast where he built her a bed
Made of shagbark from Sherwood forest
And life was good until she told him goodbye
Said they was better off living separate lives
And maybe they was

But should we stop and take her with us
Should we stop and take her with us
For all our time

We left Worcester with our boots and our bags
And America undressed herself in front of our eyes
My sister told me
My sister told me
That the games in the hills where the hickory falls
And you never know when you gonna run from it all
Like she did

Should we stop
Adelaide you know youre just no good for me
You know its just so hard to see that you were right X4

She was dangling her legs over the little Colorado river
Catching the last bit of sunlight in all of Arizona
Told me, Arizona told me.
So I asked her if she wanted to fly
If maybe she needed a ride
Anywhere at all

But should we stop and take her with us

Adelaide, you know youre just no good for me

Oh Willy, I wish that you could love me less.
Oh Willy, I wish that you could love me less.
I tried, He said underneath his breath,
I tried. X2

Adelaide, you know youre just no good for me


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  • +1
    General CommentHmm, it's "undressed" not "dressed" in the 2nd line of the 2nd verse. Oh and it's also definitely "eyes," not "ass."
    floyd77on July 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Chad's brother Willy, who loved a girl and didn't love her back..."Oh willy, I wish that you could love me less" etc..
    GrizzlyAdamsHadABeardon October 11, 2011   Link

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