Oh, the last time that I saw you
You know you didn't say a word.
And I knew, honey as I looked into your eyes
My feelings, Lord, they'd never been heard.
Well, I'm talkin' to you about love,
Did you hear me ? I said love.
Hey, because it's got to be such a long, long, long way
From denyin', from denyin'.

And I say you don't say no, no, no, to me no more.
And I believed in you all the time,
Honey, until I found out you know that I was so wrong.
I wanted to try and build a life with you,
Lord I should've known it, I guess I should've known it all along.
Oh, let me hold you just once
Honey I'll ask you just once more
Because it's got to be such a long, long way from cryin'
And I been cryin'
And I got tears in my eyes
But don't you know when you love somebody, have some pressures
There can never, never, never be any secret,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

You gonna have to pay your dues
And sometimes, honey, sometimes you know you're bound to lose.
Yeah, but that's the way
You're gonna learn, learn, learn to love people, yeah.

Oh God, I wish I could explain it myself,
'Cause I know that it's my fault, dear.
It's so easy to hurt you, darling,
It's so hard, I guess it's hard not to do.
And I know that you showed me a new life
And you'll always, and you'll always be my friend.
Baby, I don't think that I can keep from cryin'
And I'll be tryin' and I been cryin' for you, babe,
Yes I have now.

Well, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me
What would I do without you child ?
I'm afraid I can't say
But I hope honey that when you remember,
Lord, it'll be, it'll be such a sunny day
Now, now, now, now, good-bye,
And I'll see you sometime
And don't be worried, everything's just fine.
Baby I don't think
That I can keep from dyin'
And I've been dyin'.

I said now every day I got a little bit, babe,
I say now every day I lose me someone in my heart,
I've been lonely, lonely, look around, baby,
I said now I gotta gotta gotta want it, gotta need it, 'cause I
Keep my baby, baby
Talk about my baby
Hear me baby, baby
Whoa yeah, my baby

I hate to leave you, baby,
I hate to leave you, darling
I'll never hurt you, babe
Hurt me too, You know I
Gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta
Whoa yeah, I gotta
I gotta leave you, baby, I can't help myself
I gotta leave you, baby, I can't help myself
Whoaa, Lord, Lord Lord Lord!!
Whoaa, Lord, Lord Lord Lord!!


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Farewell Song Lyrics as written by John Hall Johanna Hall

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    General CommentI adore this song, it is so powerful. There is one line in particular which just tears through me; 'and I been cryin', and I got tears in my eyes' it is not so much the lyric, but the way Janis sings it, it literally sends shivers down my spine. Amazing song, one of my favourite Janis songs
    Frangelisairon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhooooooo janis !!! i am blown away by this song
    knottyrideron December 19, 2004   Link

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