Separate ways

“Separate ways”

I was stranded out in Houston
Tryin to make my way
Met an angel with a Southern tan
With so much good to say
She taught me about Jesus
To be thankful when I pray
Even though I did get better
Come the morning light heard the call of the Interstate
Said don’t wait up girl it’s gonna be late

A fool and his money soon go separate ways.
Ya either takin or given
Its a river that flows both ways
Wish I saw more living
Instead of life’s real ways
How quickly you vanish into the maze
A fool and his money soon go separate ways

I am the producer, the actor and the stage
Who take good parts for me
And erodes them away
You will always be my ending
Heal my broken days
At times I feel invisable
Try to hide hard what it is I cannot say
I see the open sky
She looks the other way

A fool and his money soon go separate ways.
Ya either takin or given
Its a river that flows both ways
On the kindness of strangers
I make my take home pay
The prime in life is just one drink away
A fool and his money soon go separate ways

Stranded out in Mobile
At I-10 and 65
Trying to make a decision
Just to survive
Burned some bridges in Florida
Maybe parts of Georgia too
Seems I hit a deadend
Across roads only meant for two.
I look at 65 and try to think that path thru

A fool and his money soon go separate ways.
Ya either takin or given
Its a river that flows both ways
There’s a sweet little girl in Texas a place I could call home
Hope someday she finds somebody strong
A fool and his money soon go separate ways