Iodine

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

A new Hunter/Lauderdale song in 2012.

Well I checked my watch, it's ten o'clock
I got a date at nine
With the darling of my heart
I call her Iodine

Iodine, Iodine
Assorted cuts and bruises
Hangs my heart out on the line
Any time she chooses

I'm the meanest man in Tennessee
My woman's even meaner
If you try to two-time me
You'll wish you'd never seen her

Iodine, Iodine
Assorted lacerations
Tears my heart out every time
There ain't no vacations

If I show up an hour late
She makes me wait for three
More likely she won't come at all
She's meaner yet than me

Iodine, Iodine
Don't know where to begin
Proves her heart is really mine
With a left hook to the chin

I'm the meanest man in Tennessee
I eat horseshoes for breakfast
Ain't no meaner man than me
Just take my word on trust

Iodine, Iodine
The grass is never greener
No matter how mean the man
A woman can be meaner

She leaves me every week or two
Just for to see me cry
If she'd ever leave for good
I'd lay me down and die

Iodine, Iodine
The perfect girl for me
I couldn't fine no better here
Than home in Tennessee

Iodine, Iodine
Assorted cuts and bruises
Hangs my heart out on the line
Any time she chooses
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2012 Carolina Moonrise Jim Laudersale

 


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