Brooks & Dunn — "When She's Gone, She's Gone" lyrics

Saw an old friend last night I hadn't seen in a couple of years
Stopped in Galatoire's had a couple of beers
Talked about the price of oysters, the coach at L.S.U.
Then like I knew it would
The conversation turned to you

He had to go and I looked at my watch, it was 1:45
I headed down canal, the quarter was coming alive
A man on the corner told me that Jesus was coming soon
But I was lost in the music and the crowd
And the smell of cheap perfume

It's not good for a man to be alone
But a women needs someone that she can count on
And I walked down by the river in the cold gray dawn
And love is like the Mississippi
When she's gone, she's gone
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The line was long at Caf-Du-Monde so I walked out on the pier
Thought about the winds and turns, mistakes that got me here
I might as well try to change the course that this old river takes
Than to go back in time when you were mine
Pretend it's not too late

It's not good for a man to be alone
But a women needs someone that she can count on and
What I'd give to go back but the current's just too strong
And love is like the Mississippi
When she's gone, she's gone

It's not good for a man to be alone
But a women needs someone that she can count on
What I'd give to go back but the current's just too strong
And love is like the Mississippi
When she's gone, she's gone

Yeah, she's gone

Songwriters: HOLYFIELD, WAYLAND D. / DOUGLAS, TOM
"When She's Gone, She's Gone" lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC