“Different Drum” Lyrics

You and I travel to the beat of a different drum
Whoa, can’t you tell by the way I run
Every time you make eyes at me?

Yes, you cry and moan and say it’ll work out
But honey child, I’ve got my doubts
You can’t see the forest for the trees

Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I knock it
It’s just that I am not in the market
For a girl who wants to love only me

And I’m not sayin’ that you ain’t pretty
All’s I’m sayin’s that I’m not ready
For any person, place, or thing
To try and pull the reins in on me

Well, I feel pretty sure you’ll find a man
Who will take a lot more than I ever could or can, friend
And you’ll settle down with him, and I know
That you’ll be happy

So goodbye, I’m a-leavin’
I see no sense in you cryin’ and grievin’
We’ll both live a lot longer
If you live without me, friend

Mike: Red Rhodes on the electric Hawaiian pedal steel guitar.
[break]
Mike: See?

Well, I feel pretty sure you’ll find a man
Who’ll take a lot more than I ever could or can
And you’ll settle down with him, and I know
That you’ll be happy

So goodbye, I’m a-leavin’
I see no sense in your cryin’ and your grievin’
We’ll both live a lot longer
If you live without me, babe
Yes, if you live without me, woman
Woo, if you live without me

Mike: I told you you could play by yourself, see?

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Sources

  1. And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ & Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (2000) (CD).