Now, people say she was always wild, even in her younger days
Spent many a night in the backseat of a car
I guess she never quiet grew out of the hell she used to raise
But, Lord, these days I think itís gone too far
I met her in a bar room, somewhere down in New Orleans
Sippiní whiskey straight out of the jug
She was the sweetest thing I thought Iíd ever seen
Lord, it didnít take long to fall in love
Now, Iíd done about anything to keep her by my side
But, nothing I could give that girl, could keep her satisfied.
Ah, Melissa, canít you see now what youíve done
You canít even look me in the eye
Now, itís been real and God knows itís been fun
Goodbye, Melissa, goodbye.
I got myself a steady job and we tried to settle down
I was saving up to buy that diamond ring
But, she just couldnít stay out of them honky tonks downtown
Guess that domestic life just never was her thing
She found a man just a little bit better than the one she had back home
Left a letter by the bedroom dresser, took my truck and she was gone.
I guess seeing me tonight, may come as a surprise
I can see the thoughts race through your mind
Thereís no need to worry girl, go ahead and dry your eyes
And everything will be just fine
Thereís no use to go on, about the things you put me through
It wouldnít change you anyway; guess thereís nothing I can do.
[Thanks to Johnathan East for lyrics]