I said leave me alone
And you know that’s what she done.
So I’m driving by her house tonight
Wondering where she’s gone.
Then I’ll have a drink or two
at a bar where we used to meet.
The band will play I’ll drink some more
then I’ll stumble to my feet.
And raise my glass to toast the one
Who forever changed my world.
And will not cry unless of course
they play that Jersey Girl.
I stop for lunch at Waffle House.
Two eggs, a side of grits.
The waitress treats me kindly
Though I seldom leave her tips.
When things get slow she’ll sit by me
And stare out on the street.
I’ll tell that she works too hard.
She’ll tell me that I’m sweet.
She’ll be humming some old familiar tune
as she braids her satin curls.
I may not even recognize
she’s singing Jersey Girl.
You cannot see the future as clearly as the past.
But I should have seen it coming.
I should have known it wouldn’t last.
Tonight I’ll prowl these darkened streets
thinking things that might have been.
I’ll keep on driving aimlessly
till I pass her house again.
The radio will be turned up loud
I’ll give the knob a twirl.
And wouldn’t you know it’s just my luck
They’ll be playing that Jersey Girl.
Sha la la la la la la laI’m in love with a Jersey Girl