"Good as She Could Be" as written by and John Hiatt....
Well she was a millionaire
Before she was fourteen
But there was an emptiness there
That to practically everyone else could be seen
She hit up on the drug of love
Though there was no hole in her arm
There was a hole some place else
About as big as daddy 10.000 acre farm

[Chorus]
Oh, she was dying for it
For all the world to see
Ah, she was as good as she could be

Well she had a baby at eighteen
Never finished high school
Her husband beat her for money and sex
Till that Cadillac finally ran out of fuel
One disaster led to another

Down to her and her baby son
Born with a silver spoon in her mouth
Headed south now
Cause she was never born to run

[Chorus x 2]

Well her momma died last year
And her daddy he called her back home
But when he opened the door
He could not recognize
This specter of hair and bone
But it was his own baby child
Though she looked like an old woman now
Well she lived ten lifetimes in five years
Anywhere that the law would allow

[Chorus x 2]

Yeah, she was good as she could be
Ah, she was good as she could be


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"Good as She Could Be" as written by John Hiatt

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    General CommentThis song is about a girl who was born and raised in a wealthy family, and who got involved with romantic relationships with people she didn't get to know very well. She gets pregnant from a much older, more mature man, who physically abuses her and takes advantage of her riches and her attractive figure. The girl keeps having major disasters with relationships, and ends up losing her son. It is not specified how the girl loses her son, as it is left to the listener to guess whether the girl's son was adopted out, taken into custody by the girl's husband, or died. The girl then relocates to the southern United States to get away from her abusive husband.
    The girl's mother dies, and the father calls her back to his home. The girl is now very skinny and bony, looking like an old lady, because she got involved in using drugs to keep her mind off of being abused by her husband and other previous men. The girl had lived in five different states during five years.
    caitlinbrooksmusicon April 28, 2017   Link

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