People say a roving woman
is likely not to be better than she ought to be;
so, when I stray away from where I’ve got to be,
someone always takes me home.

A lady never should habituate saloons,
and that is where I find myself on many afternoons.
But just as I begin to blow away the foam,
someone tips his hat to me and takes me home.

People say a roving woman
is likely not to be better than she ought to be;
so, when I stray away from where I’ve got to be,
someone always takes me home.

Now, poker is a game a lady shouldn’t play,
and every floatin’ poker game just seems to float my way.
But long before I’ve lost a thing besides my comb,
someone tips his hand to me and takes me home.

Don’t see why they always do it -
can’t be vanity; must be sheer humanity -
when some kind soul remarks with great urbanity:
'Lady, let me take you home.'

Of course, there’s bound to be some little aftermath
that makes a pleasant ending for the straight and narrow path.
And as I go to sleep, I cannot help but think
how glad I am that I was saved from cards and drink.

People say a roving woman
is likely not to be better than she ought to be;
so, when I stray, there’s positively got to be
someone there to take me home.

Lyrics submitted by jxnarcoticz, edited by jacksy

Roving Woman song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment
    Is this satirical? I think it might be, but I don't know much about Connie.
    quirky_but_kewlon June 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I believe Connie Converse lyrics have their origin in how she lived her life: Don't look back with regret, not the same as saying you shouldn't change your behavior.
    OldestTomon September 11, 2022   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion
    A shame Connie wasn’t more known. Have listened to her songs on YouTube and she deserved to be more popular. I love Rovin Woman. Tried to get a CD of her stuff - How Sad, How Lovely but cannot get it anywhere. Wonder where she disappeared to?
    cheryl1036on September 15, 2023   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
The Last Dance
Within Temptation
@[Kahiara:35260] Actually I think the husband passed away, "She sang for you last night She heard you were calling" Many people say they have felt, heard, or seen their loved ones after they have passed. "Don't be scared now Close your eyes She holds guard tonight Go on forward no remorse Life will take it's course" This is said to the late husband by a third part (never named), who encourages him to pass on. Because life will eventually continue. The phrase "holds guard" refers to the ( ) which is a Christian ceremony held after someone dies. Now it is usually held right after the funeral, but in most celtiic countries the wake is held before the funeral. "She danced with you last night so you will remember All you have shared, a lifetime." This sentence feels as if the only thing it wants to convey is their history together, namely, husband and wife. For the rest it just refers back to the first verse.
Album art
Better Than Feeling Lonely
Olivia O'Brien
This standalone single is the latest in the artiste's album run out. It was produced by Rogét Chahayed, Taylor Dexter & Wesley Singerman, and released via major streaming platforms on January 1, 2021.
Album art
River Tiber
This standout psychedelic track was produced in its entirety by River Tiber, being released to all major digital streaming platforms on December 29, 2020.
Album art
Still Luv
Kennedy Rd.
This standout song off her eponymously named album was produced by AVB & Itsashleetho and released on December 28, 2020.
Album art
Blue Lights X 216
Jorja Smith
This standalone single was produced in its entirety by Elfi Vomberg, and released on December 29, 2020.