Alan Jackson – Short Sweet Ride lyrics

I could see it coming from a mile away,

A heartache looking for a place to stay.

But I couldn’t resist her and I couldn’t be cool,

The Lord made a woman to make a man a fool.


It’s an age old story but it still holds true,

There ain’t no ending to what a man won’t do.

He loves some woman till he goes insane,

Its a short sweet rid on a runaway train.

I was drunk and crazy by her sweet perfume,

But I knew stone sober I was being used.

Now the heartache lingers like a cheap cologne,

She took what she wanted and she was gone.


It was almost worth it for the time we spent,

‘Cause there ain’t no future in a heart for rent.

Still she taught me something ’bout the facts of life,

That love cuts quicker than a switch- blade knife.


It’s a short sweet ride on a runaway train.

Love’s a short sweet ride on a runaway train.