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​(I Won't Be) Leaving

This song is by Dave Alvin and appears on the album King of California (1994).

It's cold and you're leaving
Midnight cars roll down the street
The streetlight shines in the gutter
And you going off to sleep

But baby I sit up smoking
Wipe the ashes off the bed
Think of what you told me
And the words I never said
I won't be leaving
I won't be leaving anymore

Now a police helicopter fly circles in the sky
When I ask myself baby
Could you believe just one more lie

And I sit up smoking
Wipe the ashes off the bed
Think of what you told me
And the words I never said
I won't be leaving
I won't be leaving anymore

And I see you sleeping our shoes on the floor
It would be so easy baby to slip out the door
But if you are awake girl
I swear I would tell you
That I won't be leaving anymore

I hear sirens in the darkness
Tell sad stories in the night
Coulda been me caught red-handed
Coulda been me that lost the fight

But baby I sit up smoking
Wipe the ashes off the bed
Think of what you told me
And the words I never said
I won't be leaving
I won't be leaving anymore
I won't be leaving
I won't be leaving anymore
I won't be leaving
I won't be leaving