Don't call my name out your window
I'm leavin' I won't even turn my head
Don't send your kinfolks to give me no talkin'
I'll be gone like I said.
You'd say the same old things you been sayin' all along
Lay there in your bed keep your mouth shot till I'm gone
Don't give me that old familiar cryin', cussin', moan
Understand your man, tidy your bad mouth and understand your man.
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You can give my other suits to the Salvation Army
And everything else I leave behind
I ain't takin' nothin' that'll slow down my travelin'
While I'm untanglin' my mind.
I ain't goin' to repare what I said anymore
While I'm breathing air that ain't been breathed before
I'll be as gone as a wild goose in winter
Then you'll understand your man.
Better try to understand your man
Look out, understand your man
Uh huh, understand your man...