Mama told her baby, "Girl, take it real slow"
Girl told her mama, "Hey I really gotta go
He's waiting in the car"
Mama said, "Girl, you won't get far"
Thus are the dreams of an average Jane
Ninety miles an hour down a lovers lane
On a tank of dreams
Oh, if she could've only seen
That fate's got cards that it don't want to show, and

That boy's just a walkaway Joe
Born to be a leaver, tell you from the word go
Destined to deceive her
He's the wrong kind of paradise
She's gonna know it in a matter of time
That boy's just a walkaway Joe

Now just a little while into Abilene
He pulls into a station and he robs it clean
She's waiting in the car, oh, underneath the Texaco star
She only wanted love didn't bargain for this
She can't help but love him for the way he is
She's only seventeen and there ain't no reasoning
So she'll ride this ride as far as it can go, 'cause

That boy's just a walkaway Joe
Born to be a leaver, tell you from the word go
Destined to deceive her
He's the wrong kind of paradise
She's gonna know it in a matter of time
That boy's just a walkaway Joe

Somewhere in a roadside motel room
Alone in the silence she wakes up too soon
And reaches for his arm
But she'll just keep reaching on
For the cold hard truth revealed what it had known

That boy's just a walk away Joe
Born to be a leaver tell you from the word go
Destined to deceive her
He's the wrong kind of paradise
But it was just another lesson in life
That boy was a walkaway Joe

Mm, yeah
All he was was a walkaway Joe
Ooh-hoo
(Ooh, walkaway Joe)
He was a walkaway Joe
Mm


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Walkaway Joe Lyrics as written by Vincent Edward Melamed Greg W. Barnhill

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Love this song but sometimes we cna't help ourselves. It's like we didn't have a chance.

    ALWAYSYOURS4EVERon July 30, 2011   Link
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    this song hit me hard because when i was 16 i became pregnant with my wonderful daughter andd i was so happy i went and told my boyfriend at the time (her father) he was happy too and then we got married and he start to become abusive he also slept around on my and one day he never came home a about a week later i got the divorce papers and he hasnt seen ihis daughter since then and that was two years ago now and me and my daughter are doing great

    prteprpon December 18, 2006   Link
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    You can't trust men!

    Manderzterzon April 24, 2002   Link
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    I think every woman goes through a relationship like this in their life. They put all their faith and trust in men and they get screwed over by them in the end.

    amo214on August 02, 2008   Link
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    Great song.

    dizdutchon May 01, 2017   Link

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