I get that urge for leaving, there sure is a lot to see When I hear those big jets whining It makes me wanna leave I've never been to Paris, still never been to Maine I sure like California, I could leave on the next plane.
But I hear your voice calling me, begging me to stay I'm torn and I'm tattered and the sky has turned to grey My mind is numb and I haven't slept and my heart it aches for you If I stay here my darling I don't know if I'll make it through.
On the 18th day of December that's when I did go I packed my bags and headed south, I walked right out the door All alone in the dwelling place as cold as cold could be Not a soul in sight that evening just this feeling of relief.
She was as fine as the evening sun, I would not tell a lie But I could not give my life to her no matter how hard I tried I may never find another I've come to realize You can't hold back a roaming man, oh, darling I apologize.
I broke her heart so suddenly like a thief in the night But as sure as the morning comes I know what I did was right I did not mean to lead you on for that you won't forget This heart of mine is breaking and I'm filled with regret.
It breaks my heart to know dear, I could never say goodbye But I know my darling, you'd be unhappy as my bride You'll surely find another man who will take you as his wife And I will be alone my dear living the bachelors life.