Song – Leaving For The Last Time

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Shel Silverstein

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Melody Trials Music
  • Evil Eye Music

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • None

Song Notes

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LYRIC

Leavin' For The Last Time

I’m leavin’ for the last time
Don’t need this lonely pastime
Stumblin’ through the words
I know you’re waitin’ up to hear
I’m packin’ up my suitcase
Packed full of bright tomorrows
If I can’t share your love
I just won’t sit and wear your sorrows
One more achin’ day

I don’t know where we lost it
I don’t know where the love went
Where the hope was all spent
And the sweetness turned to pain
We cried and cried our grievin’
Sighed and sighed our needin’
And played a losing game
When not a chance remained that we might
Hope to find out way

Don’t look at me with hunger
I can’t fill that achin’, quakin’ place
That’s got no name, it’s just a place you live
You’ll find some other lonely trav’ler
To deposit with you more than
Much more than I could ever hope to give

So I’m leavin’ as the wind blows
Don’t watch me from your window
Don’t try to shackle me
With eyes and signs of might have been
Your tears don’t work no longer
Tomorrow’s call is stronger
And right or wrong, I know
Your need has cost me more than I could
Ever hope to pay

I’m leavin’ for the last time
Don’t need this lonely pastime
Stumblin’ through the words
I know you’re waitin’ up to hear
I’m packin’ up my suitcase
Packed full of bright tomorrows
If I can’t share your love
I just won’t sit and wear your sorrows
One more achin’ day
One more achin’ day

Words & music by Bob Gibson and Jo Mapes

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