Every night I used to get warm
By the bathroom heater
A cold one-bedroom house
My father was the neighborhood cheater
Oh, how I dreaded wearing
My one dress to the summer dance
Strutting along
With a back wood boy in baggy pants
How I dreamed to change my life some way
Or end it in a bayou bay
I wanted love, I always thought
But every man I loved I always caught
Wrapped up in another woman’s arms
One night I drove in and watch a drive-in movie
The hero rode a motorbike
And every word he said was groovy
He picked up a girl, who looked a lot like me
And rode her all around
The movie ended when they fell in love and settled down
How I dreamed to change my life some way
Or end it in a bayou bay
I wanted love, I always thought
But every man I loved I always caught
Wrapped up in another woman’s arms
Searching too hard, I fell in love with a married man
He gave me a son
And day and night, the back of his hand
Every morning when I woke up
I felt an empty space
He was living down at Rosie’s drinking up the whole damn place
One night I drove in and watch a drive-in movie
The hero rode a motorbike
And every word he said was groovy
He picked up a girl, who looked a lot like me
And rode her all around
The movie ended when they fell in love and settled down
How I dreamed to change my life some way
Or end it in a bayou bay
I wanted love, I always thought
But every man I loved I always caught
Wrapped up in another woman’s arms
Searching too hard, I fell in love with a married man
He gave me a son
And day and night, the back of his hand
Every morning when I woke up
I felt an empty space
He was living down at Rosie’s drinking up the whole damn place