And there she goes
She was sitting real nice
With a head full of advice
From friends

She walks around
She tries to rearrange
But everything goes under her bed

And it’s countless
She’s got a jar full of change
Saved up for vacation

And she’s watching
She's watching her sons
Growing up just like their mom
And it's hard

But I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Gotta start lifting your
Head up, head up, head up
And I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
I know it’s hard but you gotta get
Outta bed, outta bed, outta bed

Yeah she don’t know what to do
She's got everything and nothing to lose

She got a call from a guy
Just seeing if she's all right
She's got a face full of tears
Held back by the strength of five

She says "Happiness ain't free
Everybody fights just like me
But I've given up the ability to retreat"

But I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Gotta start lifting your
Head up, head up, head up
And I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
I know it’s hard but you gotta get
Outta bed, outta bed, outta bed

Yeah she don’t know what to do
She's got everything and nothing to lose

Yeah you've got time to figure it out
I'm here so don't be scared
You've got time to figure it out
I'm here and I am here

You've got time to figure it out
I'm here so don't be scared
You've got time to figure it out
I'm here so don't be scared

And I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
And I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
And I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
And I said Ruby, Ruby, Ruby

All alone, rest your head
On my lap, when you're down
All alone, rest your head
On my lap, on my lap

Ruby, don't go


Lyrics submitted by coldfrontier6, edited by smexybak

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    General CommentVery beautiful song, only recently discovered it. I gather that it's about a single mother but I also feel like it could be about someone just having a difficult time with life and relationships. Which makes it easy to relate to. It's just a really sad song.
    TravisMusic32on July 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite FTP song..
    doctorwhaton March 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. I feel really sad about the 'single working mother'.
    kma88on May 25, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti am wondering if anybody knows where to find the piano sheet music for this? it really is a beautiful song
    glojo14on November 15, 2012   Link

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