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Song Lyrics

One time I drove to see a girl across the country

One night as I was driving through New Mexico

I had the windows wide open

It was cold and I was crying

And I laid her letter on the radio

Then I stopped outside of Tahoe

thru this tiny mining town

At a diner to refill for the ride

And in the wind I heard this crying

Like a heart broke right in two

I turned my collar up and went inside.

Well, I saw this smiling waitress

Joshing friendly with these truckers

They'd give her pats and she'd give them shoves

I said: 'Miss what's that awful crying?'

Everybody laughed and said:

'It's the tomb of the unknown love'

And then they pointed out the window to this stone

All by itself, beneath the tree, beside the hill

And on that winter night

I read these words alone

These words that are haunting me still, it said:

He lies a young man struck down in his prime

By the awesome burning power of love

He couldn't stand this true love cheating

So he shot the girl down

They hung him from that tree up ( right ) above

I know that local folks say it's the wind

But I know it's crying

from the tomb of the unknown love.

So I drove on to my destination

I did the job my heart commanded of me

And when the sheriff sirens came

I didn't even try to fight

They counted ten, I came out at three

So now I guess tomorrow morning

Warden reads some kind of paper

How I'm gonna pay the state for what I've done

Hey, then they'll put the shackles on me

And we'll take a little walk

They won't have to drag me '˜cos it's said and done

And maybe someday they can put me up a stone

All by itself, beneath the tree, beside the hill

And lovers everywhere can come and read along

These words that will give them a chill

and it'll say:

He lies a young man '¦.

Release History

The Kenny Rogers song "Tomb of the Unknown Love" appears on the following albums:
Through the Years: A Retrospective
02 December 1998

Through the Years: A Retrospective

  1. Love Lifted Me (3:47)
  2. Lucille (3:36)
  3. The Poor Little Doggie (2:20)
  4. This Woman (3:55)
  5. Beloved (2:03)
  6. Daytime Friends (3:12)
  7. Evening Star (3:39)
  8. Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got) (2:50)
  9. Love Or Something Like It (2:52)
  10. That Crazy Feeling (2:18)
  11. Twentieth Century Fool (3:47)
  12. While The Feeling's Good (4:02)
  13. Love Is What We Make It (3:25)
  14. Sweet Music Man (4:15)
  15. The Gambler (3:30)
  16. We'll Always Have Each Other (2:20)
  17. Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight (2:22)
  18. Every Time Two Fools Collide (3:02)
  19. For You Alone (2:37)
  20. Twenty Years Ago (3:46)
  21. I've Got a Lot to Learn (2:26)
  22. She Believes In Me (4:12)
  23. They Don't Make Them Like They Used To (4:31)
  24. 'Til I Can Make It On My Own (3:20)
  25. Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer (3:42)
  26. Jole Blon (1:55)
  27. The Pride Is Back (2:51)
  28. You Decorated My Life (3:39)
  29. Coward of the County (4:21)
  30. Goodbye Marie (3:45)
  31. Lonely (2:42)
  32. Love the World Away (3:13)
  33. All I Ever Need Is You (3:07)
  34. Don't Feel Rained On (2:07)
  35. I Prefer the Moonlight (5:09)
  36. Share Your Love With Me (3:18)
  37. Blaze Of Glory (2:36)
  38. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) (2:39)
  39. Lady (3:53)
  40. The Factory (3:24)
  41. My Mammy (2:17)
  42. Through The Years (3:29)
  43. What Are We Doin' In Love (3:03)
  44. WHEN YOU PUT YOUR HEART IN IT (3:52)
  45. Here's That Rainy Day (2:25)
  46. I Don't Need You (3:26)
  47. Love Song (3:17)
  48. Planet Texas (4:52)
  49. All My Life (3:51)
  50. If I Ever Fall In Love Again (3:38)
  51. Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In) (3:22)
  52. Love Will Turn You Around (3:40)
  53. But You Know I Love You (3:03)
  54. Scarlet fever (3:53)
  55. The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True for You) (3:31)
  56. We've Got Tonight (3:52)
  57. Islands In The Stream (4:11)
  58. Maybe (3:31)
  59. Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town (2:56)
  60. You were a good friend (3:55)
  61. Buried Treasure (3:35)
  62. Crazy (3:42)
  63. Love Is Strange (3:29)
  64. Reuben James (2:46)
  65. IF YOU WANT TO FIND LOVE (3:09)
  66. Real Love (3:48)
  67. Something's Burning (3:58)
  68. The greatest gift of all (3:44)
  69. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (4:53)
  70. Morning Desire (4:10)
  71. Tell It All Brother (3:24)
  72. Together Again (2:56)
  73. Someone Who Cares (2:36)
  74. Tomb of the Unknown Love (3:52)
  75. Unforgettable (3:27)
  76. What About Me (4:24)
  77. Eyes That See In The Dark (3:40)
  78. Make No Mistake, She's Mine (3:58)
  79. Today I Started Loving You Again (3:07)
  80. Write Your Name (Across My Heart) (3:33)
Tomb Of The Unknown Love
1986

Tomb Of The Unknown Love

  1. Tomb of the Unknown Love (3:52)
  2. Our Perfect Song (4:00)

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