Who Sang That's How I Wanted It to Be? Bobby Bare

Release information
Release Date: 1966-9
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock
length: 2:38
Lyrics

I thought I'd like to lead the bachelor life for a while
Live alone and have some fun
So I told her to take the kids and go back to her mama
(That's how I wanted it to be) and I felt satisfied it was done
I wake up every morning make myself a cup of Jay
Down to the factory that's where I spend my day
Five o'clock the whistle blows and that leaves the evening free
That's how I wanted it to be

Well it didn't take me long to find out just how much I needed her
So I wrote and told her to take the kids
And come on back home cause I was ready to settle down now
Well you see I just got her letter today
And it seems she's found someone else someone she can depend on
(That's how I wanted it to be) and she ain't comin' home no more
I wake up every morning...
That's how I wanted it to be




Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Early Morning Rain
  • 2 Houston
  • 3 Saginaw, Michigan
  • 4 Take Me Home to Mama
  • 5 Memphis, Tennessee
  • 6 The Streets of Baltimore
  • 7 That's How I Wanted It to Be
  • 8 Vincennes
  • 9 Cold and Lonely City
  • 10 Changin' My Mind
  • 11 There Ain't No Fun in This Town
  • 12 Green, Green Grass of Home

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin