LYLE LOVETT


Her First Mistake Lyrics

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

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 thought behind
And I tried to pass for a sophisticated
Northern man

I said, "Why, 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, "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
And 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

Why, 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 crawfish 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

Well 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 to
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

Songwriter(s): Lyle Lovett
Copyright: Polygram Int. Publishing Inc., Lylesongs
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