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Kenny Rogers – Lucille lyrics
In a bar in Toledo, across from the depot,
On a barstool she took off her ring.
I thought I'd get closer
So I walked on over.
I sat down and asked her her name.
When the drinks finally hit her,
She said, "I'm no quitter,
But I finally quit living on dreams.
I'm hungry for laughter,
Here ever after
I'm after whatever the other life brings. "

In the mirror I saw him,
And I closely watched him.
I thought how he looked out of place.
He came to the woman
Who sat there beside me.
He had a strange look on his face.
The big hands were calloused,
He looked like a mountain,
For a minute I thought I was dead.
But he started shaking,
His big heart was breaking,
He turned to the woman and said
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"You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field.
I've had some bad times,
Lived through some sad times,
This time the hurtin' won't heal.
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille.

After he left us, I ordered more whiskey.
I thought how she'd made him look small.
From the lights of the barroom to the rented hotel room
We walked without talking at all.
She was a beauty, but when she came to me
She must have thought I'd lost my mind.
I couldn't hold her, for the words that he told her
Kept comin' back time after time.

"You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field.
I've had some bad times,
Lived through some sad times,
This time the hurtin' won't heal.
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille.

"You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field.
I've had some bad times,
Lived through some sad times,
This time the hurtin' won't heal.
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille.
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Songwriters: Albert Collins, Richard Penniman
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    BOT
    I think that the narrator of the story was depicting a true life situation which some men go through. the fact that this woman was tired living in dreams tells a story behind it. It can be that this man was not meeting the needs and expectation of his wife. This inability to meet the needs might be because of lack of financial muscle of the husband or other reasons. As a result the woman made her mind to leave the husband and look for her own means of meeting her needs. The narrator is showing the the character of a woman who values money or enjoyment over her marriage and children.
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    Henreitta
    I think that this stanza can be interpreted literally. The narrator of the song was describing the man who was possibly the husband of the woman whom he'd met in the bar. This scenario depicts that the man was asking his wife to comeback home. Despite his big and robust body, he was a husband who couldn't lift a finger against his wife. Instead of shouting and dragging the woman back home, he just simply cried and said the situation back home. Many men nowadays suffer this kind of treatment specially from women who do not value what their husbands could make out from a living. This is a sad reality of men.
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    Henreitta
    I think that this stanza can be interpreted literally. The narrator of the song was describing the man who was possibly the husband of the woman whom he'd met in the bar. This scenario depicts that the man was asking his wife to comeback home. Despite his big and robust body, he was a husband who couldn't lift a finger against his wife. Instead of shouting and dragging the woman back home, he just simply cried and said the situation back home. Many men nowadays suffer this kind of treatment specially from women who do not value what their husbands could make out from a living. This is a sad reality of men.
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