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"Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" is track #3 on the album Icon. It was written by Rodney Crowell, Donovan Cowart.
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Mary took to running with a travelin' man
Left her momma crying with her head in her hands
Such a sad case
So broken hearted

She say, "Momma, I got to go, gotta get outta here
I gotta get out of town, I'm tired of hanging around
I gotta roll on
Between the ditches"

It's just an ordinary story 'bout the way things go
'Round and around nobody knows
But the highway goes on forever
That ol' highway rolls on forever

Lord, she never would've done it if she hadn't got drunk
If she hadn't started running with a travelin' man
If she hadn't started taking
Those crazy chances

She say, "Daughter, let me tell you 'bout the travelin' kind
Everywhere he's goin' such a very short time
He'll be long gone before you know it
He'll be long gone before you know it"

She say, "Never have I known it when it felt so good
Never have I knew it when I knew I could
Never have I done it when it looked so right
Leaving Louisiana in the broad daylight"

This is down in the swampland, anything goes
It's alligator bait and the bars don't close
It's the real thing
Down in Louisiana

Did you ever see a Cajun when he really got mad
When he really got trouble like a daughter gone bad
It gets real hot
Down in Louisiana

The stranger better move it or he's gonna get killed
He's gonna have to get it or a shotgun will
It ain't no time for lengthy speeches
There ain't no time for lengthy speeches

She say, "Never have I known it when it felt so good
Never have I knew it when I knew I could
Never have I done it when it looked so right
Leaving Louisiana in the broad daylight"

She say, "Never have I known it when it felt so good
Never have I knew it when I knew I could
Never have I done it when it looked so right
Leaving Louisiana in the broad daylight"

It's just an ordinary story 'bout the way things go
'Round and around nobody knows
But the highway goes on forever
That ol' highway rolls on forever

Songwriters
RODNEY CROWELL, DONOVAN COWART

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Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, CONEXION MEDIA GROUP, INC.

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