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© Paul Siebel

They all said Louise was not half bad
It was written on the walls and window shades
And how she'd act the little girl
The deceiver, don't believe her, that's her trade

Sometimes a bottle of perfume
Flowers and maybe some lace
Men brought Louise ten cent trinkets
Their intentions were easily traced
And everybody knew sometimes she cried
But women like Louise, they get by

Everybody thought it kind of sad
When they found Louise in her room
They'd all put her down below their kind
Still some cried when she died this afternoon

Louise rode home on the mail train
Somewhere to the South I heard them say
Too bad it ended so ugly
Too bad she had to go that way
But the wind is blowing cold tonight
Goodnight, Louise, goodnight
Yes the wind is blowing cold tonight
Goodnight, Louise...

Song Info
Small town, small minds - the world is full of them. For us the beauty of this song is that in its very simplicity it speaks volumes about prejudices, attitudes and the lack of understanding and empathy for other people. It tells a sorry tale.

This song is on our album 'Best Friends' - you can buy the album from us at gigs and also from our Music page where you can see the full track listing.

'It was written
on the walls
and window shades'
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