You ain't gonna get me honey no way Tearing down the highway in the pouring rain Escaping from my wedding day I heard the bells ringing in the local church The ceremony's nearly under way Telegrams came and the cheap champagne Was driving everybody out of their brains But I convinced my best friends I lost my nerve And I pleaded I was being framed
"Sailor show me which way to go" I screamed out loud "Sailor show me which way to go"
Such a deadly silence Due to my defiance The wedding ground to a halt Said I changed my mind Ain't no use in your trying So her brother punched me in the throat Her mother got hysterical The bitch was cynical Father's in the corner drunk Picking myself off the floor I ran to the door Damned if I was skippin' on my way
"Sailor show me which way to go" You should have heard the noise Said "Sailor show me which way to go"
So keep clean girlie Find a man that's truly Gonna love you from dusk till dawn Keep your front door key Don't give him up for me 'Cause tomorrow I may be gone You see, your wouldbe keepers All night creepin' Nobody gonna change in there Who thinks a marriage life should be like a dog's life So let's renew it when the year runs out
Sailor show me which way to go Sailor show me which way to go