Mickey Newbury - "Catchers In The Rye" lyrics

You got to roll in
When the tide is ridin' high
You got to roll out
When the Sun is in the sky
You got to roll on
When the water well is dry
When the fire is in the kitchen
And the catchers in the rye

I woke up this mornin'
I looked all around
Felt so broken hearted
I just had to lay back down
I found her closet empty
And there upon the bed
I picked up this note she wrote
And this is what she said

You got to roll in
When the tide is ridin' high
You got to roll out
When the Sun is in the sky
You got to roll on
When the water well runs dry
Don't ask me why I'm leavin' baby
Bye baby bye

The trash is in the corner
And her clothes are on the floor
A stack of bills this high
Ah but I don't works no more
Darlin' I am sorry if I have been unkind
When you read this letter
Try to read between the lines

You got to roll in
When the tide is ridin' high
You got to roll out
When the Sun is in the sky
You got to roll on
When the water well runs dry
When the fire is in the kitchen
But the catchers in the rye

I suppose its over
Think of me sometime
Truly blue in fewer words
A fool would only rhyme
The moral to this story is
If you don't love the blues
Do not choose to gamble
When you cannot stand to lose

You got to roll in
When the tide is ridin' high
You got to roll out
When the Sun is in the sky
You got to roll on
When the water well is dry
The fire is in the kitchen
But the catchers in the rye