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Carolyn let me tell you what I heard about a man today
He didn't come home from work and he went away
'Til he came to a city, bright in the nightime like day
There they say he met with some women dressed in yellow and scarlet
Their warm lips like a honeycomb, dripped with honey
And somethin' about the smell of strange perfume
Made him feel warm, and not alone
Yes Carolyn a man will do that sometimes on his own
And sometimes when he's lonely
And I believe a man will do that sometimes out of spite
But Carolyn, a man will do that always
When he's treated bad at home
Yes Carolyn a man will do that sometimes on his own
And sometimes when he's lonely
And I believe a man will do that sometimes out of spite
But Carolyn, a man will do that always
When he's treated bad at home



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    UnregisteredJun 20, 2012 at 2:56 am
    What he is telling her is to keep her man happy. Be good to him and he will be good to you. As he says, a man will always stray and find someone to be good to him. Whether it be for comfort, sex, companionship, communication. It doesn't matter what he feels he is lacking, he will search for it... Don't make him search for it.
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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Carolyn is treatin' her man bad at home, so he starts going to brothels. Merle reckons it's carolyn's fault, which it probably is.

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