Oh, I don't get no letters
Nobody calls
Nobody comes 'round here no more
No pretty ladies
Nor pretty boys
Nobody comes 'round my door no more

It's just lonely, yeah
Mama you don't know
It's just lonely, yeah
Mama you don't know

Cops treat ya dirty
And the children treat ya mean
This is the lowest town I've ever seen
People keep draggin' their bodies around
Ain't enough pride to even look around

It's just lonely, yeah
Mama you don't know
It's just lonely, yeah
Mama you don't know

Now honey you got on little light
Now you keep it burning bright
If you keep it lit every night
Someday a good man come and make it alright

It's just so lonely, yeah
Mama you don't know
It's just lonely, yeah
Mama you don't know