Stand Back lyrics

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By gregg allman and berry oakley
Copyright 1972 unichappell music inc. and elijah blue music (bmi)
I recall once upon a time,
Livin was so easy and i felt so fine.
But, my, my, my right before my very eyes,
Satan came with fire to burn me,
Wouldn't listen when they warned me.
A dagger in my back while she's calling me honey,
Wouldn't stand back, for neither love nor money.

Thirty minutes after my ship set sail,
She put up a sign and my house began to wail.
But, why, why, why i couldn't see it in my little girl's eyes?
She had such a way to fool me, lord she had a way to fool me.
And i would ask the woman, "can you find it in yourself to please stand back?
You ain't gonna rule me."

Just when all began to fade,
I reached out, threw the ace of spades.
I put her on a train to the everglades.

Now that it's all over and gone,
Somehow i just don't feel so alone.
But, lie, lie, lie it seemed like such a waste of time.
She did not ever seem to know me,
But, now it's much too late to show me.
But, if i ever see that woman walkin down the street i'll just stand back,
And try to move away slowly.
Oh, yeah.