Sweet Luanne
I sit in this restaurant
Watching life go by on the interstate
Just drinking my coffee and making plans

People come and go
And they all got stories and some aint been told
As it goes with sweet Luanne

She came in ‘bout a month ago
Wet from the rain and wild from the road
She was just trying to get back home

She sat in that very chair
Smoked my cigarettes and played with her hair
Back where she started cold and alone

CHORUS
Oh, oh, my sweet Luanne
Oh, Oh, my sweet Luanne
Your Momma was crazy
And your daddy had a heavy hand
Oh, oh, my sweet Luanne

She’d been on a party too long
Fun for a while ‘til it all went wrong
And everyone told her he was no good

She went with him anyway
Down through ‘Frisco to Monterey Bay
And he wasn't bad just misunderstood

Everything was all brand new
And California smelled so good
Through all the tears she smiled to recall

It didn't take very long
Until they ran outta money and the new was gone
That’s when the rain started to fall

CHORUS
Oh, oh, my sweet Luanne
Oh, Oh, my sweet Luanne
Your Momma was crazy
And your daddy had a heavy hand
Oh, oh, my sweet Luanne

BRIDGE
One pack of cigarettes
And a half pint of Beam was all they had left
But he new a guy that lived up the street

He told her it would be okay
It was just this once and nothing would change
She got scared and he just got mean

It’s an easy hundred he said
All you need to do is lay in his bed
Close your eyes and think about us

She said she tried hard to leave
But he held her neck til she couldn't breathe
Went over the line that no man should cross

CHORUS
Oh, oh, my sweet Luanne
Oh, Oh, my sweet Luanne
Your Momma was crazy
And your daddy had a heavy hand
Oh, oh, my sweet Luanne

Soon she was sleeping all day
And making his money in a desperate way
Twenty dollar tricks in the back of a van

She hid enough to buy her a gun
On the very day she turned twenty one
She was holding her freedom right there in her hand

CHORUS
Oh, oh, my sweet Luanne
Oh, Oh, my sweet Luanne
Your Momma was crazy
And your daddy had a heavy hand
Oh, oh, my sweet Luanne