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I shoulda quit you, long time ago.
I shoulda quit you, baby, long time ago.
I shoulda quit you, and went on to Mexico.
If I hada followed, my first mind.
If I hada followed, my first mind.
I'da been gone, since my second time.
I shoulda went on, when my friend come from Mexico at me.
I shoulda went on, when my friend come from Mexico at me.
I was foolin with ya baby, I let ya put me on the killin floor.
Lord knows, I shoulda been gone.
Lord knows, I shoulda been gone.
And I wouldn't've been here, down on the killin floor.



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    UnregisteredApr 5, 2014 at 5:34 am
    It's the lament of a man whose woman dictates whatever he does. The part about "my friend" means that his old bros wanted him to become a bachelor again; the "killing floor" is the degrading state that this woman has forced him into. The song also contains the second-best guitar intro ever, after "Long Cool Woman" by the Hollies.
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    irish117Feb 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    this song is about the protagonist killing his best friend over a woman and being on death row - the 'killing floor' - as a result.

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