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The Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See

Updated: Oct 2


"Can't You See" is a song written by Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band. The song was originally recorded by the band on their 1973 debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, and released as the album's first single. It was re-released in 1977 and peaked at number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cover versions of "Can't You See" have charted for Waylon Jennings (in 1976) and the Zac Brown Band with Kid Rock (2010).


A live version, recorded live at the Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 31, 1974, is included as the final track on the band's 1975 album, Searchin' for a Rainbow.


The original recording is noted for its flute introduction and ending, both by Jerry Eubanks.



Lyrics


I'm gonna take a freight train, down at the station

I don't care where it goes

Gonna climb me a mountain, the highest mountain

Jump off, nobody gonna know


Can't you see oh can't you see

What that woman, she been doin' to me

Can't you see, can't you see

What that woman lord been doin' to me


I'm gonna find me a hole in the wall

I gonna crawl inside and die

'Cause my lady now, mean ol' woman lord, never told me goodbye


Can't you see oh can't you see

What that woman lord she been doin' to me

Can't you see, can't you see

What that woman lord been doin' to me


I gonna buy me a ticket now, as far as I can

Ain't a-never comin' back

Ride me a Southbound

All the way to Georgia now

Till the train run out of track


Can't you see oh can't you see

What that woman, she been doin' to me

Can't you see, can't you see

What that woman, she been doin' to me, oh lord


Can't you see oh can't you see

What that woman lord she been doin' to me

Can't you see oh can't you see

What that woman, she been doin' to me


Can't you see (oh she's such a crazy lady) can't you see

What that woman (what a woman) she been doin' to me

Can't you see (lord I can't stand) oh can't you see

What that woman, oh she been doin' to me


Can't you see (I'm gonna take a freight train) can't you see

(I'm down at the station lord) what that woman (ain't never gonna go back) been doin' to me

Can't you see oh can't you see (gonna ride me the southbound)

(All the way to Georgia) what that woman (till the train run out of track) been doin' to me




Songwriters: Toy Caldwell

Can't You See lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.



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