From the album Bravado

Lyrics


I was kneeling with the preacher gave him my best line
no more rambling no more gambling no more mad dog wine
I got out of my confession , thinking I shoulda waited
I'm on the straight and narrow now but ,I COULD BE PERSUADED

well I met her as a blonde she was a better brunette
in her red high heels she was the best thing yet
her smile could stop a train before the lipstick faded
she never was my type but I COULD BE PERSUADED

WHEN MY WILLPOWER GETS TO RUNNING REAL LOW
I FEEL MYSELF SLIPPING AND I KNOW I'M GONNA GO
PLEASE DONT HOLD MY FEET TO THE FIRE
I'LL JUMP RIGHT IN TO THE FLAMES OF DESIRE

well Jimmy had a pistol and a getaway car
gettin rich quick couldn't be that hard
but easy crimes of passion are easily complicated
momma taught me better but I COULD BE PERSUADED

WHEN MY WILLPOWER GETS TO RUNNING REAL LOW
I FEEL MYSELF SLIPPING AND I KNOW I'M GONNA GO
PLEASE DONT HOLD MY FEET TO THE FIRE
I'LL JUMP RIGHT IN TO THE FLAMES OF DESIRE

now I've done my hard time I'm out on parole
got my dragons and my demons all under control
I could of had an easier life but I wouldn't trade it
yea mama taught me better but I COULD BE PERSUADED
I wanna do the right thing but I COULD BE PERSUADED
I'm all through taking chances but I COULD BE PERSUADED
if you twist my arm
and show me some of your charms
oh baby please don't be leading me on

John Brannen / Gary Nicholson