got on a bus in memphis,
georgia ain’t no paradise
but a place i just call home.
i sat next to a broken hearted bride
she was cryin’, tryin’ so hard to hide
her selfish sorrow.
i tried to get her talkin’
she didn’t have much to say
she asked me for a map to death row
but i didn’t know the way
she had lost a million in the game
one look out the window at the pine trees and the rain
it wasn’t her day.
you ain’t like no rainbow i’ve ever seen
angry red, p-ssion blue, but mostly shades of green
midnight came and brought more rain,
nothing seemed to ease her pain.
the hours that we talked seemed like minutes all in vein.
i watched as her tears kept runnin’ wide
bye and bye and bye, way back after a while
she started smilin’.
you ain’t like no rainbow i’ve ever known.
come go with me, i’ll take you to my home
oh, by the way, i’m bound for rome.
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