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Give Back My Heart

This song is by Lyle Lovett and appears on the album Pontiac (1987).

I'm a traveling man don't tie me down
There's just too much living going all around
A man he's got to see what he can see
I love the road and I love the air
And I don't worry hell I never care
I love my women sometimes they love me

But I was got one day I still don't know how
I didn't even like that town
This fellow said, "Stranger, why don't you just go on home"
And I said "Man, that's where I'm headed to
And you couldn't stop me if you knew what to do"
And I left and I planned to go alone

But the road was long and home was far
So I stopped off at this little cowboy-looking bar
I walked on through the door and she just smiled
In a long pony tail and a pretty white dress
She said, "Hi, bull riders do it best
I said, "Oh my God, what's your name?
My name's Lyle"

And I said, "Ooh, give back my heart chipkicker-redneck woman
Take your boots and walk out of my life"
And I said, "Ooh, give back my heart chipkicker-redneck woman
I can't be no cowgirl paradise"

I looked at her and she looked at me
And I looked back and she looked back
And we went out together for a walk
Her eyes were bright just like the stars
But she drove a pickup said she hated cars
But loved to ride around out after dark

And I said, "Ooh, give back my heart chipkicker-redneck woman
Take your boots and walk out of my life"
And I said, "Ooh, give back my heart chipkicker-redneck woman
I can't be no cowgirl paradise"

I told her redneckness has got to be a disease
You catch it on your fingers and it just crawls right up your sleeves
I said, "Ooh, give back my heart chipkicker-redneck woman
I can't be no cowgirl paradise"

Now how she did it I'll never know
But it's been maybe 20 years or so
And she cooks the supper and I try to pay the rent
But I'm a traveling man don't tie me down
There's just too much living go all around
But I can't figure out quite where it went

When I think, "Ooh, give back my heart chipkicker-redneck woman
Take your boots and walk out of my life"
When I think, "Ooh, give back my heart chipkicker-redneck woman
I can't be no cowgirl paradise"
Said, "I can't be no cowgirl paradise"
Said, "I can't be no cowgirl paradise"

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