Can’t You See (1977) – Marshall Tucker Band

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“Can’t You See” Goes Head to Head with “Sweet Home Alabama”

Can’t You See” was written by Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band. The song was originally recorded by the band on their 1973 debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, and released as the album’s first single.

Known for their southern and country rock, the band hails from Spartanburg, South Carolina- and helped establish the southern rock genre in the early ’70’s.

While the band had reached the height of its commercial success by the end of the decade, the band has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for nearly 40 years.

Can’t You See” was named the number one southern rock song EVER recorded by Ultimate Classic Rock with “Sweet Home Alabama” as runner-up.

Said the site, “Next time you hear this song in public, take notice and you’ll make the strangest observation – something about this song makes the majority close their eyes and sway their head from left to right while singing the song’s famous ‘can’t you see‘ line. That universal connection earns this song the top spot on our southern rock songs list.”

Check out the incredible video below, and find out why it was named one of rocks best songs ever!

+Can’t You See lyrics below+

Gonna take a freight train
Down at the station, Lord
I don’t care where it goes
Gonna climb a mountain
The highest mountain
Jump off, nobody gonna know
Can’t you see, whoa, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me

I’m gonna find me
A hole in the wall
I’m gonna crawl inside and die
‘Cause my lady, now
A mean ol’ woman, Lord
Never told me goodbye

Can’t you see, oh, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me

I’m gonna buy a ticket, now
As far as I can
Ain’t a-never comin’ back
Ride me a southbound
All the way to Georgia, now
Till the train, it run out of track

Can’t you see, oh, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me

Can’t you see, whoa, can’t you see
What that woman, Lord, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see, whoa, can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me

Can’t you see (oh, she’s such a crazy lady), can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me
Can’t you see (Lord, I can’t stand), can’t you see
What that woman, she been doin’ to me

Can’t you see (I’m gonna take a freight train), can’t you see (down at the station, Lord)
What that woman, she been doin’ to me (ain’t never comin’ back)
Can’t you see (gonna ride me a southbound, now), can’t you see (all the way to Georgia, Lord)
What that woman, she been doin’ to me (till the train run out of track)

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