New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

This time I have to leave
It's all too clear
It's plain to see
No use in hang'n 'round
Like a dog that whines and growls (Warren used "cries" instead of growls)
This time I have to leave

Did you hear that I'm attached?
I'm on a dead end path
Can't you see it hurts me so?
But I really got to go
This time I have to leave

I'm gon'na disappear
Stayed too long, I'll shake my tears
You gave your all, we weren't shy
So thanks again, it's been nice
This time I have to leave

It's all to clear
It's plain to see
No use in hanging 'round
They tell me I'm out'ta bounds
This time I have to leave

Well, It looks as though I'll be gone for a while
So try not to get too riled
There'll be another time when we can unwind
But I got to get it on down the line

This time I have to leave
It's all too clear
It's plain to see
No use in hanging 'round
You'll get by somehow
This time I have to leave

But love won't go away
I'm feel'n I got to stay
And go on liv'n a lie
With you I know there's no goodbye

This time I have to leave
It's all too clear
It's plain to see
No use in hanging 'round
After all, anyway, anyhow
This time I have to leave



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/w/warren_zevon/i_have_to_leave.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×