I never want you to be a sailor's girl
To be a truckers wife
To be left behind
You should know
You should know I'm thinking of you
Up and down I-5 more than a serial killer
Like a smuggler, like a trucker
Drinking when I should be sleeping
Sleeping when I should be waking up
Never hung over
Either wide awake or way too drunk
The only thing
The only thing that I ever wanted
Is going to fuck you over
Is going to fuck us up
The only thing that I ever wanted
I never want you (I never want you)
To be a sailor's girl (To be a sailor's girl)
To be a trucker's wife (To be a trucker's wife)
To be left behind (To be left behind)
You should know
You should know I'm thinking of you
Up and down I-5 more than a serial killer
Like a smuggler, like a trucker
Drinking when I should be sleeping
Sleeping when I should be waking up
When I should be waking up
The only thing
Only thing that I ever wanted
Is going to fuck you over
Is going to fuck us up
I never want you (I never want you)
To be a sailor's girl (To be a sailor's girl)
To be a trucker's wife (To be a trucker's wife)
To be left behind
To be left behind
And I wonder if you'll be there when I get back
Or will you leave me like I left you
Over and over and over
I never want you to be left behind
To be left behind
I never want you
To be a sailor's girl
To be a trucker's wife
To be left behind
And I wonder
I wonder if you'll be there when I get back
Or will you leave me like I left you
Over and over
Like I left you
Over and over
Over and over
Over and over


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    General Commentpure fucking poetry. I think Murder City Devils is one of the best bands I've ever heard. Spencer has a perfect voice. Check out Dead Low Tide and Pretty Girls Make Graves.
    SlidiousMeon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a jammin song, it may be my favorite Devil's song. The meaning is obvious - life can be tough on the road.
    genetruon March 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSpencer pours so much emotion into his lyrics... i got to see them twice this year in Philly & NY. The meaning is plain, hes sorry he's gotta leave his girl all the time, because he loves her, but a job is a job and he's gotta be on the road.
    MD01GEISTon March 12, 2010   Link

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