"When I'm Gone" as written by and Smokey Robinson....
There's no place in this world where I'll belong when I'm gone
I won't know the right from the wrong when I'm gone
And you won't find me singin' on this song when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't breathe the bracing air when I'm gone
And I can't even worry 'bout my cares when I'm gone
Won't be asked to do my share when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't be running from the rain when I'm gone
And I can't even suffer from the pain when I'm gone
I can't say who's to praise and who's to blame when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

Won't see the golden of the sun when I'm gone
And the evenings and the mornings will be one when I'm gone
I can't be singing louder than the guns when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And all my days won't be dances of delight when I'm gone
And the sands will be shifting from my sight when I'm gone
Can't add my name to the fight while I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

I won't be laughing at the lies when I'm gone
And I can't question how or when or why when I'm gone
Can't live proud enough to die when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And there's no place in this world where I'll belong when I'm gone
I won't know the right from the wrong when I'm gone
You won't find me singin' on this song when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it
I guess I'll have to do it
I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here


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"When I'm Gone" as written by Phil Ochs

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