By Gregg Allman and Berry Oakley Copyright 1972 Unichappell Music Inc. and Elijah Blue Music (BMI) I recall once upon a time, Livin was so easy and I felt so fine. But, my, my, my right before my very eyes, Satan came with fire to burn me, Wouldn't listen when they warned me. A dagger in my back while she's calling me honey, Wouldn't stand back, for neither love nor money.
Thirty minutes after my ship set sail, She put up a sign and my house began to wail. But, why, why, why I couldn't see it in my little girl's eyes? She had such a way to fool me, Lord she had a way to fool me. And I would ask the woman, "Can you find it in yourself to please stand back? You ain't gonna rule me."
Just when all began to fade, I reached out, threw the Ace of Spades. I put her on a train to the Everglades.
Now that it's all over and gone, Somehow I just don't feel so alone. But, lie, lie, lie it seemed like such a waste of time. She did not ever seem to know me, But, now it's much too late to show me. But, if I ever see that woman walkin down the street I'll just stand back, And try to move away slowly. Oh, yeah.