"Joe and Jolene" as written by and Jacob Aaron Smith....
Listen, well here's another hard luck tune
Joe lost his job and now he just drinks in the afternoon
He just sits on the porch, staring out at the blue
Toastin' the day, till the day goes away,
Then he's toastin' the moon

Oh so his wife up and left, just a little too soon
For Joey

Jolene she ain't had no easy ride
When Joe lost his shit and his heart seemed to split
Well she stood by his side
And Jolene, well you know she ain't no nun
She drinks in the car and she'll dance on the bar
And she's still as hot as the sun

Oh and she hopes and she prays
That he'll pull it through
Oh how her feelings ebb and flow
Just like the rivers do
For Joey

Joey rolls up his sleeve, I still go your name tattooed
The inks faded and grey, but it's still serenading you
And our love so true, ah for me and you
Joe and Jolene

Jolene you're all I ever had
And it's understood you're the only thing good in my world
Filled with bad
Jolene, without you I'm all alone
You're my love, you're my wife with you in my life
Well I'm always at home

Oh I'll put the bottle down
Well I'll get straight for you
Oh now that you've come home
Let's celebrate with one or two
To Joe and Jolene

Lyrics submitted by YourLoversWereLiars

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