EVERY WORD I WRITE
(Jan Crutchfield / Roger Bowling / George Richey)
Billie Jo Spears - 1976
Dottie West - 1977
Today I brought myself a brand new pencil
I picked up a yellow legal pad
It's gonna take at least that many pages
To write you all the bad times that I've had
Just so there's no mistake about me leavin'
Goodbye will be the first word that I write
Writing this is gonna be so easy
Rememb'ring all the lonely nights I cried
I wish that I could hide and watch you read this
I'd like to see the look that's on your face
At first you'll smile and think I'm only jokin'
But the smile will fade, a tear will take its place
When you read the part where I no longer love you
You'll try your best to think between the lines
But I'm gonna make it plain enough to show you
If I have to write it down a thousand times
But every word I write comes out "I love you"
I'd like to say it's over, but no matter how I try
Every word I write comes out "I love you"
'Cause I've loved you much too long to say goodbye
Yes, I've loved you much too long to say goodbye
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2018)