From the recording Black & Gold

(written by Lynda Kay Parker, Jon Edwards, John McDuffie)

Lyrics

It’s a lonely life
But it’s the life I lead
Nothing ahead as far as I can see
It’s a lonely life
Each and every day
And I've seen many good men go this way

It's a big bad world
But what you gonna do
And when the going gets tough
You gotta pull it through
Back in the ring for another round
‘sCause you can't keep a good girl down
No you can't keep a good girl down

It’s a lonely life
As far as I can see
But there ain't no other life that's fit for me
It’s a lonely life
Each and every day
Working hard the old-fashioned way

It's big bad world
But what you gonna do
And when the going gets tough
You gotta pull it through
Back in the ring for another round
‘Cause you can't keep a good girl down
No, you can't keep a good girl down


It's a lonely life each and every day
Working too hard for way too little pay
It's a lonely life
But it's the one for me
I got the road ahead as far as I can see

I’m gonna roll on down the road
I’ll keep a rollin’ down the road
Roll on down the road
Cause you can't keep a good girl down
No you can't keep a good girl down
You can’t keep a good girl down!