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ON THE SIDE

Written: Gallagher Street, Las Cruces NM, 1981

 

Knees wracked his brain to come up with an expression of love that was fresh and meaningful, and this is what he came up with. You have to admit, very few modern C&W songwriters have explored the tack on love found in the last two lines.

 

Yes it really happened,

That was really you and me

Who spent all that time together,

Lovin so wild and free.

You never said it was forever,

An then one day you were gone

There was a big ol world a-callin

An forever can be so long.

 

So donít play those halfway games

While your man is out of town

The world has thrown us together

And the sun is goin down.

An donít tell me how you love him now

Cuz Iíve heard those words too

I know from our times together

Youíre just too good to be true.

 

Oh Iíve loved a few since losin you

But no matter how hard Iíve tried

Iíll never love anyone so much

That I wouldnít want you on the side.

 

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