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Marshall Tucker Band – Heard It In A Love Song lyrics

I ain't never been with a woman long enough, for my boots to get old.

We've been together so long now they both need resoled.

If I ever settle down you'd be my kind and it's a good time for me to head on down the line.


Heard it in a love song

Heard it in a love song

Heard it in a love song

Can't be wrong.

I'm the kinda man likes to get away, like to start dreamin about tomorrow today.

Never said that I love you, even though it's so

Where's that duffle bag of mine it's time to go.


I'm gona be leavin at the break of dawn. Wish you could come but I don't need no woman taggin along.

So I'll sneak out that door couldn't stand to see you cry.

I'd stay another year if I saw a tear drop in your eye.


I never had a damn thing but what I had I had to leave it behind.

You're the hardest thing I ever tried to get off my mind.

Always something greener on the other side of that hill.

I was born a wrangler and a rambler and I guess I always will


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  • u
    I'm sorry if the meaning you get from this is about a drug abuser, because this song can mean so much more if your minds open, you only percieve what you allow your self to, to me its about the battle that men have faced since the were mobile, the thrill of adventure and the open road is too much to just give up, if this woman gave him an ultimatum, good for him for leaving, if he is a user he is high on life.
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  • u
    Just a man who feels his time has come to go. Him & his boots need to be "resoled" because he feels as though he's trapped. Though he cares about her he is always looking for another, "greener on the other side of the hill" so rather than cheat on her he leaves at night, cause he knows he couldn't leave her crying. He heard in a love song that it's better to leave than to cheat, so it can't be wrong.
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  • u
    You folks need to pay attention to the chorus "heard it in a love song" - therein lies the meaning of this good ole man's tune. The one you care about too much to leave is the one that breaks you. This song reflects the sentiments of 99% of men. But the chorus?> 70's era?> he knows that leaving isn't right, but since he heard it in a love song, it can't be wrong. Get it? There is more to this song than just lovem and leavem. Its societal/social criticism.
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  • u
    Same as already posted: just a typical man who wants to be riding his harley on an open road. Falls in love with a beautiful woman, but doesn't want her to get too close because he's scared to hurt her. So he loves the woman enough to leave her before that happens.
    Wish my 30+ year lost love felt the way another (unregistered) poster felt, wish it was my lost love posting it:.
    >>it's the way I felt about this gal I went with back in the 90's; I went and did it: I went!
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    Ron Fowler
    The part that gets me is "I was born a wranger and a rounder and I guess I always will". Always will what? Be a wrangler and a rounder? Always be born? Is this a born again song? Or just bad grammar? Probably would have slipped right by me if I hadn't heard the song so many times over the years.
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