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​Katy's Leaving Babylon

This song is by Richard Clapton and appears on the album Solidarity (1984).

Clapton

I should have known that it would turn out bad,
You ain't a girl to do things by half.
I should have known that this crazy love,
Would come swooping down and swallow us up,
I guess I could have been like every other man,
And not give a damn that women hurt so bad,
Now I'm sitting here trying to make some peace within my mind,
With the late movie flickering back and forth across my eyes.
Oh - the nights are so long,
And Katy's leaving Babylon,
I should have known the girl was not that strong,
And Katy's leaving Babylon.
I didn't count on such a long, long trip,
I took your love and never paid for it,
It's too late now to think about a woman's pride,
'Cause Katy's past thinking about suicide,
All of a sudden you know, that axe comes down,
Before you even think about a turnaround.
Women need loving more than we can understand,
But hey! don't get down about it,
Just do the best that you can -
Oh - the nights are so long,
And Katy's leaving Babylon,
I should have known the girl was not that strong,
Now Katy's leaving Babylon.