All my bags are packed I'm ready to go
I'm standing here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breaking
This early morning
The taxi's waiting, he's blowing his horn
I'm ready, I'm so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'd wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

There so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
But I am now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go I think of you
Ever song I sing I sing for you
When I come back I'll wear your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'd wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Well now the time has come to leave your
One more time now let me kiss you
Close your eyes and I'll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alote
About the times that I won't have to say

Oh kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'd wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

But I'm leaving on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

But I'm leaving on a jet plane
Leaving on a jet plane


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Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver cover) song meanings
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    General Commentjustin timberlake does a cover of this?

    fuck ... man ... that's the best laugh I've had in weeks!
    catherinekson September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is NOT justin timberlake. his name is justin but it is not timberlake.
    BloodNMusicon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg.... HE SINGS THIS!!?!?! what was he thinking?? the song is like ruined now...
    mebeurangelon October 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you don't like Justin, why are you here reading his lyrics? Doesn't make much sense to me...
    AgentGabbiton March 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthonestly, im not a friggin justin fan- he lacks true emotion, and the mindless chatter in the beginning of "leaving on a jet plane" almost ruins it. BUT his rendition of this song is actually not half-bad, since his voice is somewhat decent.
    averyon April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a lie... justin does not cover this song...
    anticipatingon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe not looking at justin lyrics...looking for leaving on a jet plane lyrics...saw justins name..big shock...clicked here to see whats going on. the end.
    forevermineon November 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdont hate people!
    Zeenion November 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's JUSTIN YOUNG. :))


    JT? This song? Pigs must be flying! :D
    TristanMagnuson May 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjustin timberlake is a stupid fuck..why is he singing this song anyway
    xxxDARKIRISxxxon September 07, 2002   Link

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