"What I Need To Do" as written by William Luther and Thomas William Damphier....
I keep tellin' myself this is the right thing to do
I was wastin' her time, waitin' on dreams that just weren't comin' true
And this old highway seems to understand
Leadin' me on to somewhere that no one knows my name
I got the window rolled down, I got the radio up
I'm doin' all that I can to get my mind off us

What I need to do is turn this car around
Drive as fast as I can til I see the lights of our hometown
And run to her, take her in my arms
Make her see how sorry I am, well that shouldn't be so hard
But I drive on, and on, and on

Eighty-seven more miles gets me into Baton Rogue
There's a buddy of mine who says he might find some work that I can do
Or maybe head up north to Knoxville, Tennessee
I know my baby sister, has got a couch where I can sleep
Now the sun's goin' down on my broken heart
Lord, I gotta go back before I get too far

What I need to do is turn this car around
Drive as fast as I can til I see the lights of our hometown
And run to her, take her in my arms
Make her see how sorry I am, well that shouldn't be so hard
But I drive on, and on, and on

But I drive on
Yes I drive on, and on, and on

Knowin' what I need to do
Girl, I'm comin' home to you

Knowin' what I need to do
Girl I'm comin' home to you
I'm comin' home to you
Knowin' what I need to do...


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"What I Need to Do" as written by N Luther Tom Damphier

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    General CommentThis song makes me what to cry its so sweet I never really listened to it or liked it untill i decided to move away from my boyfriend by choice i had family somewhere else and just left. We were both hurt. I ended up moving back within two days.
    KAS2398on December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my all time favorite chesney song. i think this happens to everyone at some point in their lives.
    diegorockusaon March 24, 2005   Link

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