The Wrong Thing to Do Song Lyrics

Don McLean

Don McLean Prime Time cover art
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I'm walkin' away, and leavin' you standin'
I've nothing to say, for I've said it all the best way I know how
Cry, cry if you need to, but I can't stay to watch you
'Cause that's the wrong thing to do.
Does it ease you to know, that I've thought about stayin'
Yet I think I will go, and let the words of goodbye go unsaid
Speak, speak if you need to, but I can't stay to hear you
'Cause that's the wrong thing to do.

All the words that you whisper are words that have nothing to say
And the thoughts they reveal are the reasons I'm goin' away
From the touch of your voice, I can feel separation
So you leave me no choice, for to remain would mean living apart
Touch, touch if you need to, but I can't stay to hold you
'Cause that's the wrong thing to do.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prime Time
  • 2 The Statue
  • 3 Jump
  • 4 Red Wing
  • 5 The Wrong Thing to Do
  • 6 The Pattern Is Broken
  • 7 When Love Begins
  • 8 Color TV Blues
  • 9 Building My Body
  • 10 Down the Road/Sally Ann
  • 11 When a Good Thing Goes Bad
  • 12 South of the Border


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Don Mclean
    album: Track 5 in album Prime Time
    release date: 1977
    popularity : 1160 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Pop Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 3:32

    Album Information

    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin