not cause i wanted to lyrics – bonnie raitt

not cause i wanted to

well i’m calling you
cause you deserve to know
you are not the reason i had to go,
late at night in the hotel room
i think of all i’ve lost,
what i’ve put you through

and if i knew the reason
i would tell you why somehow
the feeling slipped away
i only did what i had to do
not cause i wanted to.

i’ve got a guilty heart
and a troubled mind
no matter where i go
you’re never far behind
i’d like to think
that you’d forgiven me
but forgiveness ain’t enough
to wash my conscience clean

oh if i knew the reason
i would tell you why somehow
the feeling slipped away
i only did what i had to do
not cause i wanted to.

/ bonnie raitt lyrics