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RUMORS AND GOSSIP IN A SMALL TOWN

(George Douglas Lee featuring Shawn Pittman on violin)
August 26, 2017
George Douglas Lee

Rumors & Gossip (In A Small Town)

Lyrics & Music by George Douglas Lee

 

People are talkin’ all around, rumors and gossip in a small town 

I fell in love with a dark-haired woman, I lost and found 

They stood her up, then they shot her down

I’ve heard it a hundred times, that don’t make it true,

 I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too

 

They say they want to protect me, and give me advice

While they’re kissing my ass, they’re twisting the knife

They’re implying she’s lyin’, that she’s sneakin’ around

Rumors and Gossip in a small town

 

Look at your friends, you never know,  

One day they’re hot, next day they’re cold 

They say that she’ll hurt me, that she’ll let me down 

Rumors and gossip in a small town

 

Why do you do this?  Is it a game? 

Nobody wins, it’s a sin

When you ruin somebody’s name

 

Voices to the left of me, whispers on my right,

Loose tongues lying, gossip flying

Wicked words under cover of night 

 

Everybody’s your friend, but behind your back,

You give ‘em your trust,, then they attack

They’re lyin’ to me, and they’re lyin’ to you

There’s my side, her side, their side and then there’s the truth

 

I’ve heard it a hundred times, that don’t make it true,

 I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too

 

They’re trying to break us, every day,

It’s not what they say, it’s the way

You can’t turn me against her, so leave us alone

Turn around, walk away, I’m closing the door

 

Look at your friends, you never know,

One day they’re hot, next day they’re cold

They say that she’ll hurt me, that she’s runnin’ round

Rumors and gossip in a small town

 

The rumors succeeded, the gossip drove her down 

She packed up her bags and she left town 

My baby loved me, but it’s over now 

There’s one more broken heart, in the small town….