Thirty Below In Tupelo


Entry lead in verse:
It's been a lot of years since you went away.
Still I think about you every night and day.
I wrote this song for the pain in my heart.
Knowing, we will always be worlds apart.

Chorus:
When it's thirty below in Tupelo,
when there's no winter snow in old Chicago,
when the sun doesn't come around to Kingston town,
that's when I'll be over you.
Verse one:
I got the first time blues,
from second hand news.
All my friends give me,
the third degree.
My fourth down life is in overtime.
I got a fifth of Elijah to ease my mind.
But all those numbers don't add up to all the tears,
that I've cried for you, over all the years.
It's time I face reality. It's time I set my heart free.
But here's what my mind keeps a telling me.
Repeat Chorus:
When it's thirty below in Tupelo,
when there's no winter snow in old Chicago,
when the sun doesn't come around to Kingston town,
that's when I'll be over you.
Second verse:
I've had a six day hangover on my floor.
Seventh day advents at my front door.
An ate up mind most of the time,
and nine cents between me and the poverty line.
But all those numbers don't add up to all the tears,
that I've cried for you, over all the years.
It's time I face reality. It's time I set my heart free.
But here's what my mind keeps a telling me.
Repeat Chorus:
When it's thirty below in Tupelo,
when there's no winter snow in old Chicago,
when the sun doesn't come around to Kingston town,
that's when I'll be over you.
Third verse:
I got a ten by ten wish you'd come back to me.
But I know that will never be.
An eleven by eleven padded cell waiting for me,
with a straight jacket thrown in for free.
But all those numbers don't add up to all the tears,
that I've cried for you, over all the years.
It's time I face reality. It's time I set my heart free.
But here's what my mind keeps a telling me.
Repeat Chorus:
When it's thirty below in Tupelo,
when there's no winter snow in old Chicago,
when the sun doesn't come around to Kingston town,
that's when I'll be over you.

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A country song I wrote back in 1975 after breaking up with the girl I thought was meant to be.....not knowing she never cared about me.