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I Can Make It Thru The Days (But Oh Those Lonely Nights) lyrics

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Ray Charles – I Can Make It Thru The Days (But Oh Those Lonely Nights) lyrics

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Girl, I'm so lonesome tonight
I was just lyin' here wonderin' where you are
And what you're doin'
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And Lord knows the thing that worries me the most
Is who yer don' it with
That's why, if you don't mind,
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I'd like to sing these words to ya, ya see

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I've got new books to read
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But they ain't what I need
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And this picture of you
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Just won't do, no, no, baby
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And the postcards you send would never (never) mend
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The pain in my heart when we're apart
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Girl I can make it thru the day
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But oh, please help me thru the lonely nites

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When I'm on my job It's not too hard
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But when I go home
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And I'm all alone (and I'm by myself babe you heard me)
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You know you're my crutch I need you're sweet touch
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Then it gets the nite time again Lord when will it end
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I'll make it thru the day say, but oh
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You don't know nothin' about the lonely nites

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Well now nite go away please hurry up day
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Cause my nite lite burns and I toss and turn
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Tell me what would I see if I turned on TV
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I don't know what to do, Lord knows, I need me some you
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I can make it thru the day
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Please help me thru the lonely nite

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