lucille lyrics – billy currington

in a bar in toledo, across from the depot,
on a barstool she took off her ring.
i thought i’d get closer
so i walked on over.
i sat down and asked her her name.
when the drinks finally hit her,
she said,” i’m no quitter,
but i finally quit living on dreams.
i’m hungry for laughter,
and here ever after
i’m after whatever the other life brings.”

in the mirror i saw him,
and i closely watched him.
i thought how he looked out of place.
he came to the woman
who sat there beside me.
he had a strange look on his face.
the big hands were calloused,
he looked like a mountain,
for a minute i thought i was dead.
but he started shaking,
his big heart was breaking,
he turned to the woman and said,

[chorus]
“you picked a fine time to leave me, lucille
with four hungry children and a crop in the field.
i’ve had some bad times,
i’ve lived through some sad times,
but this time the hurtin’ won’t heal.
you picked a fine time to leave me, lucille.

after he left us, i ordered more whiskey.
i thought how she’d made him look small.
from the lights of the barroom to the rented hotel room
we walked without talking at all.
she was a beauty, but when she came to me
she must have thought i’d lost my mind.
i couldn’t hold her, for the words that he told her
kept comin’ back time after time.

[chorus]
“you picked a fine time to leave me, lucille
with four hungry children and a crop in the field.
i’ve had some bad times,
i’ve lived through some sad times,
but this time the hurtin’ won’t heal.
you picked a fine time to leave me, lucille.

[chorus]
“you picked a fine time to leave me, lucille
with four hungry children and a crop in the field.
i’ve had some bad times,
i’ve lived through some sad times,
but this time the hurtin’ won’t heal.
you picked a fine time to leave me, lucille.

/ billy currington lyrics