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She grew up in an Indiana town
Had a good-lookin' mama who never was around
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them Indiana boys on them Indiana nights

Well, she moved down here at the age of eighteen
She blew the boys away, was more than they'd seen
I was introduced and we both started groovin'
I said, "I dig you, baby but I got to keep movin' on
Keep movin' on"

Last dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in
And I'm tired of this town again

Well, I don't know but I've been told
You never slow down, you never grow old
I'm tired of screwin' up, tired of going down
Tired of myself, tired of this town

Oh, my, my, oh, hell, yes
Honey, put on that party dress
Buy me a drink, sing me a song
Take me as I come 'cause I can't stay long

Last dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in
And I'm tired of this town again

There's pigeons down on Market Square
She's standin' in her underwear
Lookin' down from a hotel room
Nightfall will be comin' soon

Oh, my, my, oh, hell, yes
You got to put on that party dress
It was too cold to cry when I woke up alone
I hit my last number and walked to the road

Last dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in
And I'm tired of this town again



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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 4:02 am
    He knows he couldn't he be the one for her.. So basically the guy uses the girl. Yep, thats what i call eternal goodness..
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 14, 2011 at 9:27 am
    This song hits a personal note from with-in. I'm a person that believes in truthfulness. He was honest from the beginning about enjoying the time he was able to spend with her, but knew he couldn't be the one for her... So, all he was saying is lets enjoy what we've got/had and then it's time to go our separate directions... It's not that he wants to let go of the feelings of their time together, but that he wants to remember the eternal goodness that they shared...

    That's what it means to me...

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