Gettin' Used To Leavin'

from Beau Woes and Other Problems of Modern Life

Gettin' Used to Leavin'
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Copyright 1987 Blendingwell Music (ASCAP)

Drag my suitcases out once more
Got some empty cartons from the liquor store
Macram twine and masking tape
It's time to make the great escape again
Seems like I never hang around long enough
To grow any roots into the ground
Now I find I'm saying goodbye
To another nice old town.

I'm Gettin' Used to Leavin'
Gettin' used to all the faretheewells
Gettin' used to sayin' "I'll keep in touch"
When I know I probably never will.

This old town has been good to me
But there's something driving me on you see
So I'm going away
Though sometimes I think I'd like to stay, 'cause
All the folks I've met here have been kind
And if I could I would spend more time here
But that is not the case
I can't stay in one place, No I'm

Gettin' Used to Leavin'
Gettin' used to all the faretheewells
Gettin' used to sayin' "I'll keep in touch"
When I know I probably never will.

I don't ever cry anymore at the sound of goodbye
Maybe I'm a little bit cynical
Maybe I'm a little bit wise
Or maybe I'm

Gettin' Used to Leavin'
Gettin' used to all the faretheewells
Gettin' used to sayin' "I'll give you a call"
When I know I probably never will
I probably never will
I probably never will.

updated: 10 years ago