Mickey Newbury - "Why You Been Gone So Long" lyrics

Why You Been Gone So Long

Every time it rains Lord I run to my window
All I do is just ring my hands and moan
Listen to that thunder roll can't hear that lonesome wind moan
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long

Tell me baby now why you been gone so long you been gone so long now
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long
The wolf is scratchin' at my door Lord
Lord well I hear that lonesome wind moan
Tell me baby why you been gone so long

Somebody said they thought they saw you roaring down in Reno
With a big ole man from San Antone
They tell me I'm a fool to pine for you well what do they know
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long you been gone so long now
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long
The wolf is scratchin' at my door Lord
Lord and I can hear that lonesome wind moan
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long

Ain't nothin' I wanna do Lord I guess I could get stoned
Let the past paint pictures in my head
Kill a fifth of Thunderbird and try to write a sad song
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long

Tell me baby now why you been gone so long you been gone so long now
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long
The wolf is scratchin' at my door Lord
Lord I can hear that lonesome wind moan
Yeah tell me baby now why you been gone so long

The wolf is scratchin' at my door Lord
Lord I can hear that lonesome wind moan
Tell me baby now why you been gone so long