Kenny Rogers Tomb of the Unknown Love Lyrics

The Heart of the Matter Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 I Don't Want to Have to Worry
  • 2 The Heart of the Matter
  • 3 You Made Me Feel Love
  • 4 Morning Desire
  • 5 Don't Look in My Eyes
  • 6 The Best of Me
  • 7 Tomb of the Unknown Love
  • 8 People in Love
  • 9 I Can't Believe Your Eyes
  • 10 Our Perfect Song
  • One time I drove to see a girl across the country
    One night as I was driving through to Mexico
    I had the windows wide open
    It was cold and I was crying
    And I later laid her on the radio
    Then I stopped that side of Tahoe
    Through this tiny mining town
    At a diner to be filled for the ride
    And in the wind I heard this crying
    Like a heart broke cried a tune
    I turned my collar up and went inside.
    Well, I saw this smiling waitress
    Joshing friendly with these truckers
    That give her pats and she gives them shoves
    I said: Miss watch that awful crying
    Everybody laughed and said:
    It's the tomb of the unknown love
    And then they pointed out the window to this stone
    All by myself, beneath the tree, beside the hill
    And on that winter night
    I read these words alone
    These words that are haunting me still, it said:
    He lies a young man struck down in his prime
    By the awesome burning power of love
    He couldn't stand this true love cheating
    So he shot the girl down
    They hung him from that tree up ( right ) above
    I know that local folks say it's the wind
    But I know it's crying from the tomb of the unknown love.
    So I drove on to my destination
    I did the job my heart commanded of me
    And when the sheriff sirens came up
    I did believe and tried to find
    They counted ten, I came out at three
    So now I guess tomorrow morning
    Warden reads some kind of paper
    How I'm gonna pay the state for what I've done
    Hey, didn't they put their shackles on me
    And they'll take a little walk
    They won't have to drag me 'cause it's said and done
    And maybe someday they can put me at this stone
    All by itself, beneath the tree, beside the hill
    And lovers everywhere can come and meet alone
    These words that forgive them up to, and it'll say:
    He lies a young man.

    Written by: Michael Smotherman
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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