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I'm Gonna Be Strong

This song is by Jackie DeShannon and appears on the album This Is Jackie DeShannon (1965).

I can see you're slipping away from me
And you're so afraid I'll plead with you to stay
But I'm gonna be strong and let you go your way

Our love is gone, there's no sense in holding on
'Cause your pity now would be too much to bear
So I'm gonna be strong and pretend I don't care

I'm gonna be strong and stand as tall as I can
Yes, I'm gonna be strong
And let you run along and take it like a man

When you say it's the end I'll just hand you a line
I'll smile and say, "Don't you worry, I'm fine"
And you'll never know, darling, after you kiss me goodbye
How I'll break down and cry eye, eye, eye

Written by:

Barry Mann; Cynthia Weil