Her First Mistake

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Lyle Lovett

Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957) is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Cowboy Man". Lovett… more »

Once upon a time ago
Way up in the land of sleet and snow
How this fairy would go
I could not have know

I had searched around this world so mean
From Livingstone to Palestine  Trying to pursue my dream 
Of love

It was then I met this girl so fine
She made me think so fast I left my thoughts behind
And I tried to pass for a sophisticated  Northern man

I said yes my dear, I know exactly what you mean
 Because there's not so much I haven't done or seen
And may I say your eyes are the loveliest  Shade of Jade

I said well come on baby
Come on baby
Come on baby

It was then I knew I had made my first mistake
She did not even start to wait
As she turned around to walk away
This is what she had to say

She told me man I come from way down South 
I've got a picket fence with a picket house
And I don't need no fast talking Northern man
Like you around 

I said well come on baby
Come on baby
Come on baby

 Honey I don't know what you just heard 
But Alabama is my favorite word
And Birmingham 
Is a long way from here

I could see the light began to shine 
She turned back around her eyes met mine
And suddenly the whole world became 
A better place

Even if it was only for an instant  Because it was then I knew I had made my
 Second mistake

She told me man that was a real good try
But Alabama's not where I reside 
I come from where the river is wide
And the craw fish hide

I said well come on baby
Come on baby
Come on baby

 Honey I don't know what you just heard 
But Louisiana is my favorite word
And New Orleans 
Is a long way from here

She just looked at me and shook her head
Your lines are pretty sad she said
You are a lonely, weak, pathetic man
If this is doing the best you can

It was then I knew I had made my third mistake
Yes three strikes right across the plate 
And as I hollered honey please wait
She was gone

I said well come on baby
Come on baby
Come on baby

 Honey I don't know what you just heard  Bartender set 'em up are my favorite words
 Because the love I need
Is a long way from here

Oh the love I need
Is a long way from here

Yes well there I sat so all alone 
Like a king who sits upon his throne 
And whose kingdom may have just gone home
With another kingdom

So as you can imagine much to my surprise 
When the door was flung back open wide
It was a miracle 
She walked inside
And pulled her chair up next to me

And that's when she knew
She had made her
 First mistake

 Honey I don't know what you just heard 
But come on baby
Are my favorite words
And where we're going 
Is a long way from here

And where we're going 
Is a long way from here

So like I said before 
I could not have known 
How this fairy tale would finally go
 Still the only certain thing for sure
Is what I do not know

So like the years and all the seasons pass
And like the sand runs through the hour glass 
I just keep on running faster
 Chasing the happily 
I am ever after 

I just keep on running faster
 Chasing the happily 
I am ever after

Written by: LYLE LOVETT

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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