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"She Quit Me" is a song from Warren Zevon's first album, Wanted Dead or Alive.

About the Song Edit

The song is a standard love ballad, in which the singer laments about how his lover's left him. The line "I got the ace of spades reversed" is reference to the meaning fortune tellers take from this particular card. Right side up the ace of spades stands for abundance, success and the coming to fruition of your plans, but when the card is reversed so are the effects. A gender altered version of this track appeared in the film Midnight Cowboy, as "He Quit Me."

Song Lyrics Edit

Note: the text of this song's lyrics is not under the same copyright license as the wiki's encyclopedic text, it is used under fair use/dealing.

It wasn't the queen of diamonds that I drew first

Instead I got the ace of spades reversed

She quit me

She up and quit me, man--yeah

She quit me

She up and she quit me


It wasn't because I didn't treat her right--no

When dawn had drawn the curtains of the night

She quit me

She up and she quit me, man

She quit me

She up and quit me--yeah


It wasn't because I didn't treat her kind

I wonder who put leaving on her mind

She quit me

She up and she quit me, man

She quit me

She up and quit me--yeah


It wasn't because I couldn't satisfy--no

Now where'd she get the nerve to say goodbye

Oh, she quit me

She up and quit me, man--oh, yeah

She quit me

She up and quit me--yeah

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