I'm ready to go
I'm standing here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breaking,
It's early morn
The taxi's waiting,
He's blowing' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome
I could cry.
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go.
I'm leaving on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go.
There are so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I tell you now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go, I'll think of you
Every song I sing, I'll sing for you
When I come back, I'll wear your wedding ring.
Now the time has come to leave you
One more time
Let me kiss you
Then close your eyes,
I'll be on my way.
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone
About the times, I won't have to say,