Tompall Glaser — If I'd Only Come And Gone lyrics

If I'd only come and gone the way I've always done with summer girls before
Shared one night with you and never reached for more
Then we wouldn't face this long and painful rightin' of the wrong
If I'd just come and gone
If I hadn't stayed so long but merely parked my dusty boots oyutside your door
Traced no footprints cross your polished hardwood floor
I'd have left you in your doorway smiling drowsy at the dawn
If I'd just come and gone
And I'd be on a shining silver plane dippin' into Denver
Or a schooner blowing down the Biscayne Bay
And you'd be safely tucked away among the pleasures I'd remember
Stead of laying here beside me fearin' restless thoughts inside me
That might awaken with the breakin' of each new day
If you'd only stopped to read
Cold hard words I cavered on the other bedroom walls
Heard the morning coffee truths I told 'em all
I'd still be on your lips like some unfinished half remembered song
You'd have never loved me if I'd just come and gone
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Songwriters: SHEL SILVERSTEIN
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