i must be going home lyrics – bill staines

i must be going home
by bill staines
all the city lights, they burn outside our window
with the fleeing of an autumn afternoon;
i’ll shed a tear if i look down upon our river
feeling close and knowing i’ll be going soon.
i grew lonesome on the road
until i met you here that night
we talked and drank some wine
and i was blinded in your light,
but there’s a lady in montana
and i love her, so i must be going home
i should have kept on going when i had the mind to;
i should have left you here so many times before.
now your eyes reflect a face that’s quite unknowing
if this pain inside is worth the open door.
but the highway’s ringing clear,
and the morning sun is low
blue november winds are blowing,
i must leave before the snow
cause there’s a lady in montana
and i love her, so i must be going home.
there were many times i wanted to forget her
in the early morning hours here with you,
but my heart, it lies among the rocky mountains
with a lady there who’s always been so true.
i could hold you here forever,
i could try and find a way
we could spend our time together,
but it’s morning, and i pray
that there’s a lady in montana
and i love her, so i must be going home.

/ bill staines lyrics