Gaylads - By The Time I Get To Phoenix

By the time I get to Phoenix, she'll be rising
(Just get it out for my song, girl)
She'll read the note, I left hangin' on her door
(She's got to see it, she couldn't miss it)
She'll laugh, she'll laugh, when she reads the part
That says I'm leavin'
'Cause I've left that girl (left that girl)
So many times before (many times before)

By the time I get Albuquerque, oh she'll be working
(Working, working)
She'll probably stop for lunch
Oh just to give me, give me a call
That phone will keep on ringing
Ringing and ringing and ringing
Off the wall, oh baby, baby, that's all
(When I get to Phoenix, then we get to Phoenix I believe it)

Hey, by the time we get to Oklahoma, time a get to Oklahoma
She'll be sleepin' (dozing, dozing, dozing, sleeping)
(She'll turn softly) Call my name, my name, my name out low
(She'll call it in a whisper)
She'll cry, she'll cry, just to think I'd really
Really, really leave her
'Cause time after time, time after time, time after time
I try to tell her so
Oh, but that poor girl, didn't know, no, no, no, no
That I'd really go, oh go, go
She didn't really know, know, know

(By the time I get to Phoenix)
That I, that I, that I would go
(She'll realise that I am gone)
I couldn't really stand it, baby
(By the time I get to Phoenix) No, no, no
I got all I can take, all I can take
(She'll realise that I am gone)
All I can take from you, darling

(By the time I get to Phoenix) Oh, oh, oh, oh
(She'll realise that I am gone)
Don't you know I don't need your love no more
No, no, no
(By the time I get to Phoenix) Hey, hey
Come on, I've got to leave you, baby
(She'll realise that I am gone) Yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, uh

(..)

Hey, baby
(By the time I get to Phoenix)
I don't need, I don't need, I don't need your love no more
(She'll realise that I am gone)
I found out, I found out I could do without you, baby
(By the time I get to Phoenix) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah..

Note:

This song is a cover released in 1970. It was originally recorded by rock and roll singer Johnny Rivers and was first released in 1967.

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