An uptempo rhythm and blues song in a '50s 'country blues' style, about lovin' a man who don't love ya back! Lead guitar/piano - Rick Garner; Drums/Bass/Rhythm guitar - Axella J.
Peak: #166 (55,536 songs currently in Blues)
Peak in sub-genre: #65 (24,208 songs currently in Blues General)
Every day I go out, do what I gotta do,
Takin’ care of business, though I’m so sad and blue
Happy couples pass me on the street every day
When I see them comin’ toward me, I look the other way
They get me to thinkin’ about what I lack
Coz I love a man who don’t love me back.
When I’m lyin’ in my bed in the middle of the night,
Lying awake for hours after I turn out the light,
Fearing that in my heart, I’ll still be his slave
Till the grass is growin’ thick and green, over my grave
I’ll tell you why my train’s jumped off the track
coz I love a man who don’t love me back.
If this keeps up, I’m sure to lose my mind
The only thing I can do is leave him behind
I got myself a ticket, getting’right out of town
Ain’t a lot of use in me hanging around,
If he don’t want to take what I got to give
I can’t be pinin’ for him for as long as I live
I got better things to do, like getting’ home to pack
Than loving a man who don’t love me back.