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She Ain't Goin' Nowhere Lyrics by Nanci Griffith

 

She Ain't Goin' Nowhere by Nanci Griffith


By Nanci Griffith
My daddy sent me on to Baton Rouge in 1969
He said our love was like a forest fire and he'd end it with a mind
So you rode with us to Temple, Texas where I did catch the train
And I remember waving back at you from a silted window pane
Chorus:
And I said fare thee well true love of mine
And I said fare thee well sweet lips of wine
And you said fare thee well my texas rose
And then you blew a kiss of innocence as the trains began to roll
So long ago
You'd gone off to fight the war when I returned from school
And I traded in my innocence when the springtime came in bloom
And I married for my family; one night I dreamed of you
And you were running from me in the rain down on Congress Avenue
Now I saw you once in a crowded bar and it was Christmas time
I was frightened by the thunder of our hearts in '69
Because I live my life in whispers now and I choose to live alone
So I slipped back to the avenue and flipped my collar to the cold