Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town
The Killers Lyrics

You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair
Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere?
The shadows on the wall tell me the sun is going down
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town

It wasn't me that started that old crazy Asian war
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes, it's true that I'm not the man I used to be
Oh Ruby, I still need some company
It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and needs of a woman your age really I realize
But it won't be long, I've heard them say, until I'm not around
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town

She's leaving now cause I just heard the slamming of the door
The way I know I heard its slams one hundred times before
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town

Oh Ruby, for God's sake, turn around

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: MEL TILLIS

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The Wild Billup

I love the Kenny Rogers version. Props to The Killers, this is a great version.


Thanks to Mel Tillis for writing this classic !!

Laci Duckett

Crying, because as a teen listening to this album, I used to skip this song because it sounded so country, and was bout cheating, but last year I found out I was pregnant with a little girl, and Ruby is the ONLY name I FELT for her, and when I made my mind up and started calling her Ruby, this song played on a loop in my head, and I sang it to her at night. She's 5 months old now, and I couldn't feel more blessed.


There is also this song called Ruby Dean that's pretty good (related to this one)


Beautiful story

Jamie O'barr

Laci Lott oh my god I was the same way!! I just had my daughter, Ruby, yesterday and I’ve sang this to her my entire pregnancy. ❤️❤️❤️

Christian Sanchez

"And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground"


Do you think he was gonna shoot her after all, but didn't want to shoot her in the back?


for God's sake turn around

Kevin G

Ruby, please don't take your love into town

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