By The Time I Get To Phoenix Lyrics - Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers Changes cover art
release date: 1966
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 2:45
composer: Jimmy Webb
lyricist: Jimmy Webb
By the time I get to Phoenix, she'll be rising
And she'll find that note that I left hanging on the door
And she'll laugh when she reads the part
That says: "I'm leaving"
Cause I've left that girl so many times before
And by the time I get to Albuquerque, she'll be working
And she'll take off time just to give me a call
And she'll hear that phone keep right on ringing and ringing
On the wall, yeah oh, that's all
And by the time I make Oklahoma, she'll be sleeping
She'll turn softly in her sleep and call my name out low
And then she'll cry just to think that I'd really leave her, I left her
But time after time after time I tried to tell her so
But she just didn't know That I would really go
That I would really go

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  • 2 A Taste of Honey
  • 3 Days of Wine and Roses
  • 4 California Dreamin'
  • 5 Do You Want to Dance
  • 6 Cast Your Fate to the Wind
  • 7 Poor Side of Town
  • 8 If I Were a Carpenter
  • 9 Softly as I Leave You
  • 10 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 11 Strangers in the Night
  • 12 Getting Ready for Tomorrow