Couldn't Take You Along

When I first met you you were sweet as a dove:

Soft skin, the hair, those smilin’ eyes.

But then the day come I told you I loved you -

I never saw your other side.

About that time your devil started creep-creepin’ up on you,

And he said, “he’s ours, let’s have a little fun!”

You thought you’d have me like a toad in your hand.

But I said, “no, no, no, no, ma’am! I told her baby, listen,”


I couldn’t take you along for the ride.

You never did no good for me.

But now I’m free, said I’m free as a bird.

Sit back and watch this bad boy run!


Now I know you’ll make me wrong for taking to the road,

When your wagon’s in such bad repair.

But I ain’t no mechanic with his back to the ground;

Ain’t gonna be no monkey wrench.

About that time your devil started creep-creepin’ up on you

And he said, “looks like he’s tryin’ to make a run.”

You tried to stop me gave it all that you had,

But I said, “no, no, no, no, ma’am! I told her baby, listen,”


I couldn’t take you along for the ride.

You never did no good for me.

But now I’m free, said I’m free as a bird.

Sit back and watch this bad boy run!


You know you held me down you pushed me to the ground.

I never stood no fightin’ chance.

But then it dawned on me I gotta break your spell,

So I took flight without a backward glance, cause,


I couldn’t take you along for the ride.

You never did no good for me.

But now I’m free, said I’m free as a bird.

Sit back and watch this bad boy run!

You make me wrong, but I only get stronger.

Sit back and watch this bad boy run!

Sit back and watch this bad boy run!

Sit back and watch this bad boy run!