All the way to Birmingham

Summer’s song, I’d like to sing along
But I’m just too far gone to make a sound
‘Cause like people say there’s a price to pay
To live for yesterdays still unfound
I’m in love with a girl; she’s like a string of pearls.
The finest leading lady and I’m just an old stagehand
I’m in love with a girl; she’s broken up my world
From Reno to Raleigh and all the way to Birmingham

Friends of mine said “better take your time.
Even the finest wine can steer you wrong.”
Now when I drink, I can’t help but think
‘bout every time I blinked to find her gone
I’m in love with a gal, a real femme fatale
To have her is to hold her but so go the best laid plans
I’m in love with a girl; she’s broken up my world
From Hibbing to Harlem and all the way to Birmingham

It’s a road well-traveled and by better men than me
But the truth unraveled is something I can’t bear to see

I’m in love with this dame don’t even know her name
Maybe it was Melba, maybe it was Suzie Anne
I’m in love with a girl; she’s broken up my world
From Freehold to Frankfurt and all the way to Birmingham


I trail and track, trace my steps on back
And overlook the facts that tell me why.
And now and then I think about the friends
Who warned of bitter ends that never die.
I’m in love with this chick; it’s made me so damn sick
I’m tossing and I’m turning, yearning just to understand
I’m in love with a girl; she’s broken up my world
From Meridian to Memphis all the way to Birmingham

It is a road well-traveled and by better men than me
But the truth unraveled is something I can’t bear to see

I’m in love with this hot mama; it’s comedy and drama
I’m laughing and crying, doing just the best I can
I’m in love with this girl; she’s broken up my world
From Houston to Vegas, from Billings to Boston
From Oklahoma City and way down to Charleston
Back to New York City then all the way to Birmingham


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