You Didn’t Have To Go All The Way – Junior Brown

Well I knew you was goin’, but you didn’t have to go all the way
Right out of my life and into his arms to stay
You got tired of me, but you were supposed to be back some day
I knew you was goin’, but you didn’t have to go all the way

Well, you said you needed time for a little peace of mind
You’d be back in a week or so
And then a week turned into a month or two
Now it’s been about a year ago
And all the time I believed you still wanted me
But he was a workin’ on you every day
I knew you was goin’, but you didn’t have to go all the way

Chorus

Well, I knew you was goin’, but I never was a knowin’
That you’d ever wanna go that far
And now you got a man with a gold weddin’ band
Tellin’ everyone how happy you are
If I’d a ever known you were never comin’ home
I’d a never let you go that day
I knew you was a goin’, buy you didn’t have to go all the way