It's three in the morning on a Saturday night
The laundry and dishes just ain't worth the fight
Headlights are dancing across the living room wall
And that lone distant highway just echos the hall
Now the babies are sleeping on back in their rooms
And he's been passed out on the sofa since noon
And nobody told her about none of these things
And God only knows she'd leave there if heartaches had wings.
If heartaches had wings she would fly
Away like some bird through the night
It's a long long way from a young girl's dream
And she'd surely leave there if heartaches had wings.
She grew up believing that wishes come true
A knight on a white horse like some young girls do
So she married her the captain of the school football team
Just like she was supposed to as homecoming queen.
She turns out the lights and she lays down in bed
The sounds of that highway still run through her head
She closes her eyes and she whispers those prayers
And falls asleep wondering does anyone care.
And God knows she leave there if heartaches had wings