Ruby don't take your love to town

You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair.
Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere?

The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is going down.
Oh Ruby...don't take you love to town.

It wasn't me that started this whole crazy Asian war.
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore.

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 the needs of a woman your age,
Ruby, I realize.

But it won't be long, I've heard them say, until I'm not around.
Oh Ruby...don't take you love to town.

She's leaving now, 'cause I just heard the slamming of the door,
the way I know I've heard it slam 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 you love to town.

Oh Ruby...for God sakes, turn around....