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​If I Have To Go

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the compilation box set Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2007).

And if I have to go
Will you remember me?
Or will you find someone else
While I'm away?

There's nothing for me
In this world full of strangers
It's all someone else's idea
I don't belong here
And you can't go with me
You'll only slow me down

Until I send for you
Don't wear your hair that way
And if you cannot be true
I'll understand

Tell all the others
You hold in your arms
I said I'd come back for you
I'll leave my jacket to keep you warm
That's all that I can do

And if I have to go
Will you remember me?
Or will you find someone else
While I'm away?

Written by:

Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits