Give Back My Heart
Lyle Lovett Lyrics


I'm a traveling man don't tie me down
There's just too much living going all around
A man he's got to see what he can see
I love the road and I love the air
And I don't worry hell I never care
I love my women sometimes they love me

But I was got one day I still don't know how
I didn't even like that town
This fellow said stranger why don't you just go on home
And I said man that's where I'm headed to
And you couldn't stop me if you knew what to do
And I left and I planned to go alone

But the road was long and home was far
So I stopped off at this little cowboy-looking bar
I walked on through the door and she just smiled
In a long pony tail and a pretty white dress
She said hi bull riders do it best
I said oh my God what's your name
My name's Lyle

And I said ooh give back my heart chip kicker-redneck woman
Take your boots and walk out of my life
Ooh give back my heart chip kicker-redneck woman
I can't be no cowgirl paradise

I looked at her and she looked at me
And I looked back and she looked back
And we went out together for a walk
Her eyes were bright just like the stars
But she drove a pickup said she hated cars
But loved to ride around out after dark

And I said ooh give back my heart chip kicker-redneck woman
Take your boots and walk out of my life
Ooh give back my heart chip kicker-redneck woman
I can't be no cowgirl paradise

I told her redneck-ness has got to be a disease
You catch it on your fingers and it just crawls right up your sleeves
Ooh give back my heart chip kicker-redneck woman
I can't be no cowgirl paradise

Well how she did it I'll never know
But it's been maybe 20 years or so
And she cooks the supper and I try to pay the rent
But I'm a traveling man don't tie me down
There's just too much living go all around
But I can't figure out quite where it went

Then I think ooh give back my heart chip kicker-redneck woman
Take your boots and walk out of my life
Ooh give back my heart chip kicker-redneck woman
I can't be no cowgirl paradise

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: LYLE PEARCE LOVETT

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Comments from YouTube:

ablestmage

The style of this sounds a lot to me like a Ray Stevens style, for example Mississippi Squirrel Revival =)

Shane Hall

This is my favorite song by him and he has a lot of great songs

oldie1946

can't get enough of those talkin' blues songs.Even the alt country stars are doin' them.

zsazsa bodine

"Drove a pickup, said she hated cars." Yep, that's me. Love this song.

Dave Zinn

Love the Bob Wills moment at 1:59

Marvin the Maniac

This song is older than the internet, but it describes online country dating in a nutshell so perfectly!

Kathi Cobb

I found Lyle in 1993 (referred by a friend) and have lovett-ed him ever since. He is awesome!

Luckydog -

Amazing song.

jim reilly

I wish I was stting and drinking cold beer with Lyle and Robert Earl back at Texas A&M, Good Ags.

Kathi Cobb

One of my very favorite Lyle songs!

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