Also recorded by:
James Lee Stanley
Listen up alla you pirates,
You buccaneers and such,
Take a sad warning from my sad song,
And don't push your luck too much.
I used to run all around town,
Makin' and breakin' love.
But all my runnin' didn't seem so cunnin'
When push came down to shove.
CHORUS: 'Cause when I came upon you, Baby,
I didn't know what it was all about.
'Cause when I ran, and then I ran
From true love,
And then I ran
Until my heart gave out.
Thinkin' about those hot nights
When the neighbors began to talk.
I thought love was easy to get
Until I took a walk.
Now I'm here in a cold place
Sittin' so all alone.
I didn't know it could be so bad
Until I quit my happy home.
And didn't it always seem that you can't keep
A good man down?
But when I came of age,
Livin' it up was all the rage.