He was twenty-five she was twenty-eight He was homegrown and she'd just pulled off the interstate She bought a Dr Pepper ten dollars worth of gas She was obviously lost but too afraid to ask directions
So he offered her a smile and a stick of beech nut gum He said where you headed to girl where you coming from
She said New Orleans but that's another story New Orleans that's another time that's another town that's another life
First she stayed a day then she stayed a week Couple of months later they were living on his parents street He worked the station and she worked the store And then they had a baby and then they had one more little Jesse
When she dropped the kids off at the mothers day out All the ladies had their questions and knew not to ask about
New Orleans but that's another story... [ guitar ] Wednesday night supper at the first Baptist Church Stranger standing in the door way as they're passing out the dessert He said go on pack your bags I'm here to take you home I'm going back to Louisiana and woman I ain't gonna go without you
There's a few defining moments in every persons life When you know what you've done wrong and you know what you've done right And before the congregation and her husband and her kids She says how dare you even speak to me after everything you did in
And New Orleans that's another story... New Orleans that's another story...