A lifetime ago, the wind was blowing cold
The same lonely wind that blows tonight
A girl who looked like me, had come to Tennessee
To try and make something of her life
but she met a boy uptown
His eyes were soft and brown
And even though she knew it was not right
She traded her tomorrow for one night

I am the child of her lonesome desire
The hopes and the dreams
My mama left behind her
I’m all that she had
When she walked out of the fire
I am the child of her lonesome desire

Now I’m sitting her with you
And your eyes are soft and blue
You want me to come home with you tonite
But a lifetime ago, someone else did not say no
She found out that a night was not forever
She always hoped that I’d find something better