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Wheatland County Line (Acoustic Version)

3. The Reason

04:48
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

The first good look I got of you                                                                                                                     
It stopped me in my tracks                                                                                                                                                    
With curly hair and eyes so blue                                                                                                                                          
There weren’t no looking back                                                                                                                                           
There weren’t no looking back                                                                                                                                            
You courted me in summer time                                                                                                                                         
When heat filled up the sky                                                                                                                                                  
You promised you’d be loving me                                                                                                                                      
Until the day you died                                                                                                                                                            
Until the day you died                                                                                                                                                                                 
 
You’re the reason I’m aching                                                                                                                                             
You’re the reason I can’t go home                                                                                                                                           
You glittered like a diamond in that two-bit town                                                                              
You’re the reason I’m all alone                                                                                                                                                  
You’re the reason I’m all alone                                                                                                                                          
 
My back upon the piney ground
I laid my secrets bare
You took everything I had to give
Then laughing left me there
You left me lying there
I gathered up my scattered clothes
And vowed I would not weep
I swore to meet you face to face
And your promise you would keep
That promise you would keep
 
You’re the reason I’m aching
You’re the reason I can’t go home
You glittered like a diamond in that two-bit town
You’re the reason I’m all alone
You’re the reason I’m all alone
 
The revolver from my father’s desk
I took it into town
You were betting on a losing hand
When I aimed and shot you down
I aimed and shot you down
The prison doors will open soon
And the noose will hold me tight
But the day you threw away my love
Was the day you had to die
The day you had to die
 
You’re the reason I’m aching
You’re the reason I can’t go home
You glittered like a diamond in that two-bit town
You’re the reason I’m all alone
You’re the reason I’m all alone