Well that'll be the day
When you say goodbye
Yeah that'll be the day
When you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day
When I die

Well you give me all your loving
And all your turtle doving
All your hugs and kisses
And your money too
You say you love me baby
Still you tell me maybe
That somebody, well I'll be through

Well that'll be the day
When you say goodbye
That'll be the day
When you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day
When I die

Yes that'll be the day
When you say goodbye
Yes that'll be the day
When you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day
When I die

Well when Cupid shot his dart
He shot it at your heart
So if we'll ever part
And I'll leave you
You say and hold me
And you tell me boldly
That some day, well I'll be through

Well that'll be the day
When you say goodbye
Yes that'll be the day
When you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day
When I die

Yeah that'll be the day
Ohoh that'll be the day
Ohoh that'll be the day
Ohoh that'll be the day


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That'll Be the Day Lyrics as written by Jerry Allison Buddy Holly

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    uh... isn't this buddy holly?

    stardropleton September 07, 2002   Link
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    yeah this is buddy holly but the beatles did a cover of it in 1958 i believe...one of the first songs they ever recorded....and doesnt sound to bad for basically using a cheap ass tape recorder

    beatles4everon November 23, 2004   Link

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