Well I met him in the Navy He was the head of the class She was a cute little thing He liked the way she shook her glass And they went off to Texas And they bought some land yeah And they settled in a hobo Home by a taco stand He was doin' things he didn't understand There was no way to exlain it She was God's gift to man
Well he got a promotion And he bought himself a color tv Had the cable put in And they watched a round of Jeopardy And they sat out in the evening And they watched the sun go down And everything they did They were livin' on the outside of town Well the time went by That he didn't understand She was God's gift to man
Yeah baby tell me, tell me real good Don't you know that we're livin' just like a young boy should?
Well she went off to Houston Where she was livin' in sin Well he built an office building But nobody moved in She wound up in El Paso On the streets again It was hard to take it But sometimes you just can't win It was after a little way That he didn't understand And couldn't understand that She was God's gift to man
Well I seen her on tv just a couple of nights ago She was a doin' a commercial Smilin' with some Ivory soap Well I knew inside her heart was black as coal There ain't no way to replace the amount of lovin' that little girl stole Yeah one day she got it comin' And she won't understand her niche She's God's gift to man
Yeah I've been doin' things that I don't understand Yeah she's God's gift to man Yeah, yeah, yeah