By the time I get to Phoenix, she'll be rising
And she'll find the note I left hangin' on her door
And she'll laugh when she reads the parts that says "I'm leavin'"
'Cause I've left that girl so many times before
And by the time I make Albuquerque, she'll be working
And she'll probably stop at lunch
Lord and give me a call
But she'll just hear that phone keep right on and ringin'
Off the wall and that's all
And by the time I make Oklahoma, she'll be sleepin'
She'll turn softly and call my name loud
Lord and she'll cry just to think I'd really leave her
Though time and time I try to tell her so, God know
Guess she just didn't know that I would really go
No, she didn't know I'd go
She didn't know I'd go