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​Bonnie Please Don't Go

This song is by Kevin Johnson and appears on the album Rock And Roll I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life (1974).

She's leavin',
She's leavin',
She's on the ship now and leavin',
Standing by the gangway tossing streamers over her way,
I find it kinda hard believin',
Deceivin',
Deceivin',
My subtle game of deceivin',
Standing here and waving, blowing kisses and behaving,
Like it doesn't matter much to see her leavin'.

I don't know what I don't know who,
I don't know where she's going to,
I only know she's going out of my life,
Across the sea of waving hands and Colonel Billie's farewell band,
I watch the disappearing face of my wife,
And I'm doing all I can to hide the sad confusion of my mind,
And to brace myself with every trick I know,
But though my lips are beating time,
To the words of Auld Lang Syne,
My voice keeps on defying,
Crying Bonnie please don't go.

That fool in me,
Persuading me,
To hide the broken pieces of my dignity,
When a simple reassuring word,
Just to reach out and comfort her,
Was all I had to say,
To keep her here with me.