Katie's Been Gone Lyrics

by Bob Dylan

Katie's been gone since the spring time
She wrote one time and sent her love
Katie's been gone for such a long time now
I wonder what kind of love she's thinkin' of

Dear Katie, if you can hear me
I can't wait to have ya near me
Dear Katie, since ya caught that bus
Well, I just don't know how things are with us
I'm still here and you're out there

Katie laughed when I said, "I was lonely"
She said, "There's no need to feel that way"
Katie said that I was her only one
But then I wonder why she didn't wanna stay

Dear Katie, if I'm the only one
How much longer will you be gone?
Oh, Katie, won't ya tell me straight
How much longer do I have to wait?

I'll believe you but please come through
I know it's wrong to be apart this long
You should be here, near me

Katie's been gone and now her face
Is slowly fading from my mind
She's gone to find some newer places
Left the old life far behind

Dear Katie, don't ya miss your home?
I don't see why you had to roam
Dear Katie, since you've been away
I lose a little something every day
I need you here, but you're still out there

Dear Katie, please drop me a line
Just write, love, to tell me you're fine

Oh, Katie, if you can hear me
I just can't wait to have you near me
I can only think where are you
What ya do, maybe there's someone new