Don't wanna see you again or hold your hand
'Cause you don't really love me, you're not my man
You're not my man, oh you're not my man
Go back to Greenville, just go on back to Greenville

You scream and shout and you make a scene
When you open your mouth you never say what you mean
Say what you mean, oh say what you mean
Go back to Greenville, just go on back to Greenville

You drink hard liquor, you come on strong
You lose your temper someone looks at you wrong
Looks at you wrong, oh looks at you wrong
Go back to Greenville, just go on back to Greenville

Out all night playin in a band
Looking for a fight with a guitar in your hand
A guitar in your hand, oh a guitar in your hand
Go back to Greenville, just go on back to Greenville

Empty bottles and broken glass
Busted down doors and borrowed cash
Borrowed cash, oh the borrowed cash
Go back to Greenville, just go on back to Greenville

Looking for someone to save you
Looking for someone to rave about you
To rave about you, oh to rave about you
Go back to Greenville, just go on back to Greenville


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Greenville Lyrics as written by Lucinda Williams

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentWow. This is one of those songs that you would NOT want written about you! Joni Mitchell wrote quite a few of such songs, but this is waaaaay grittier. Lucinda takes a bullwhip to this guy.

    Of course, the guy Lucinda's writing about here is so totally narcissistic that he'll never sense these razor slashes of criticism... he'll just see this song as validation of his immense celebrity!
    teekayeon July 25, 2016   Link

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