If I Were the Man - Lyle Lovett

    They all sat around in a circle
    they were laughing and all telling lies
    and then the tall one he bumped in the door
    he said, "Boys I've got nothing to hide"
    And the King and the Queen stood together
    the ace he would not be to blame
    and the cards were all laid on the table
    and luck be more than the game

    And if the stars didn't shine on the water
    and the sun it wouldn't burn on the sand
    and if I were the man she wanted
    I would not be the man that I am

    And I have seen my share of long nights
    and I've told my share of lies
    and I have run into the doors
    when I saw the look in your eyes
    but if the night, it didn't lie in the darkness
    then the daylight would be hard to find
    and if the truth didn't turn to a weakness
    I would never have spoken my mind

    [Repeat Chorus]

    So if you're going out to California
    then don't linger in New Mexico
    and if you think of the one there behind you
    You might not feel so alone

    [Repeat Chorus]

    © Lyle Lovett


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