I was just leaving.
I was just up and walking,
When someone said something.
It was likely my name.
But I didn’t turn then.
I just kept on walking.
Got to my car and,
I am presently driving.

But darlin’ I can’t go back to Petrolia
With something I owe you.
I think you already know that.
I know I’ll regret it.
Not living with you.
And you’ll have to sell that house and move to the city.
She says no, no, no.

There’s this cop in London
He’s got it in for me.
I known him since high school.
He still thinks we’re nineteen.
I can’t live nowhere,
Where you could run into me.
‘Cause I think it’s likely
That you’ll make some big scene.

And darlin I can’t go back to Petrolia
With something I owe you.
I think you already know that.
I know I’ll regret it.
Not living with you.
And you’ll have to sell that house and move to the city.
She says no, no, no.

Out of all the places I could run,
Lonely’s destination number one.
And I’ll deny it all a little more.
Yeah I done it, but I don’t know what I did it for.

Stopped at this truck stop
Right outside Woodstock,
I was gonna get something,
But the whole thing was closed.
And then I thought I might turn back.
And then I though I might call you.
But I didn’t do that.
I just kept going.

And darlin I can’t go back to Petrolia
With something I owe you.
I think you already know that.
You know that I love you
I just cannot live with you.
And you’ll have to sell that house and get lost in the city.
She says no, no, no.


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