Short Sweet Ride

Alan Jackson

Alan Eugene Jackson

Released: February 27, 1990

Album: Here In The Real World

[Verse 1]
I could see it coming from a mile away
A heartache looking for a place to stay
But I couldn't resist her and I couldn't be cool
The Lord made a woman to make a man a fool

[Chorus]
It's an age old story but it still holds true
There ain't no ending to what a man won't do
He'll loves some woman until he goes insane
It's a short sweet ride on a runaway train

[Verse 2]
I was drunk and crazy by her sweet perfume
But I knew stone sober I was being used
Now, the heartache lingers like a cheap cologne
She took all she wanted and she was gone

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
It was almost worth it for the time we spent
Because there ain't no future in a heart for rent
Still she taught me something about the facts of life
That love cuts quicker than a switch-blade knife

[Chorus][x2]

[Outro]
A short sweet ride on a runaway train