"Ah-La Song" as written by and Joe Purdy....
Sitting in a Dixon garden, wishing that you and I weren't parting
For the last time, the last time
And I said, "Why you want to get married anyway? That man's got a family"
And then you say, "Couldn't wait on you forever, or could I?"
"Guess not"

There's an awkward silence for the first time, so many years
And as I recall you used to be mine, not some property of his
And I sing "Ah la don't go, ah la stay
Ah la don't go, don't go away."

Maybe I should apologize, for I treated you so
And I'm so sorry that I left you here, I just wish I could have known
You say, "You never can tell, and it's not your fault
See these things just happen when you're dealing
With the hands on a clock of a woman"

"And he treats me fine, and anyways I'm getting older"
She said, "Oh but I still miss you sometimes,
When the weather's getting colder"
And she sang "Ah la don't go, ah la stay
Ah la don't go, don't go away."

Do we say goodbye, or just see you later?
She said "Don't make me cry,
'Cause it's enough just to know
That I won't ever hold you close
And I won't ever smell your skin,
And I know how I'm supposed to feel,
Here we go again singing, "Ah la don't go, ah la stay
Ah la don't go, don't go away."


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"Ah-La Song" as written by Joe Purdy

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    General CommentDamn, I think I just let the girl I love the most slip right out of my fingers, I left her by her house about 3 hrs ago, can't sleep, long story short, we have a long history but we didn't went out or even talk as much as we should, although we have been through many "goodbyes", something has kept us bonded for this last year. last night I saw her kissing a random guy, I don't know if this is it, but i might be watching the end of us right now. When I left her by her house, we talked, but I couldn't even shed one tear. I got home, as a said I couldn't sleep, I tried not to think about it, I failed, and I needed to listen to this song, I cried like a baby. Well done Joe, good song, such a humane song.
    dieorgoon December 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHauntingly beautiful account of reminiscing with someone you loved. She is clearly about to get married and has accepted settling for someone who isn't him. For whatever reason they can't be together and it's painful. Before parting for the final time, they want to stay in the nostalgia for as long as they can.

    The simple and sad acceptance is heartbreaking, as they have resigned themselves to being apart.
    JessMetzon February 06, 2014   Link

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