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    "When Rita Leaves" Lyrics

    Delbert McClinton feat. John Cowan

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    She left a lipstick letter on the mirror
    Shattered on the bathroom floor
    All I could put back together was,
    "Never see me no more"
    Took all her clothes, but one red dress
    The one she knows I like the best
    All I could do was clean up the mess
    And wonder where she had gone

    I had a sky blue ragtop Mustang, 1964
    She drove it off into the night
    'Til it just wouldn't go no more
    She caught a ride on into town
    Bought some gas and laid the top down
    She burned that pony to the ground
    On the desert in New Mexico

    When Rita leaves, Rita's gone
    She gave me every chance a man could want
    I've never known a love so strong
    Or so crazy when she's been done wrong
    When Rita leaves, Rita's gone

    I put a call into her Mamasita back in El Paso
    She said she got the story from Rita
    On her way to Mexico
    Her Mama knew I was takin' it hard
    Said she was sorry about my car
    She said you're lucky all she broke
    Was your heart
    You better just let her go
    This song was submitted on February 1st, 2006 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Lynn for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by Delbert Mcclinton, Gary Nicholson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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