Who Sang How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away? Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks

Release information
Release Date: 1969
length: 2:40
Lyrics
I've talked to your mother and I've talked to your dad
They say they've tried but it's all in vain
I've begged and I've pleaded, I even got mad
Now we must face it, you give me a pain

How can I miss you when you won't go away?
Keep telling you day after day
But you won't listen, you always stay and stay
How can I miss you when you won't go away?

Your never ending presence really cramps my style
I dream that it won't always be the same
At first I was attracted but after a while
Have you ever heard of the hard-to-get game?

How can I miss you when you won't go away?
I keep telling you day after day
But you won't listen, you always stay and stay
How can I miss you when you won't go away?
And I mean it, too

Out of three billion people, why must it be me?
Oh, why, oh, why won't you cut me loose?
Just do me a favor and listen to my plea
I'm not the only chicken on the roost

How can I miss you when you won't go away?
I keep telling you day after day
But you won't listen, you always stay and stay
How can I miss you when you won't go away?


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Canned Music
  • 2 How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away
  • 3 I Scare Myself
  • 4 Shorty Takes a Dive
  • 5 Evenin' Breeze
  • 6 Waiting for the '103'
  • 7 Shorty Falls in Love
  • 8 Milk Shakin' Mama
  • 9 Slow Movin'
  • 10 It's Bad Grammar, Baby
  • 11 Jukies' Ball

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