There ain’t no reason for me to hang around this town no more. Gonna pack it up, move on out, and start searchin’ for the shore. Sell my life as I know it to anyone with land to buy... ‘cause it ain’t worth much to me to stay here and sit around and cry. And if you think you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone… speak now darlin’ or you will never know.
Well I don’t care if you like it 'cause honey this is not your life. I will never be held prisoner, I will never be your wife. Learned that friends are overrated and lovers come and go… and if all you do is dream about it then you’ve got nothin’ to show. But if you think you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone… speak now darlin’ or you will never know.
‘Cause once the engine starts turnin’ and the wheels they hit the road… I ain’t ever comin’ back to this town called Chicago. Oh, I’m leavin’ it all behind me; there ain’t no place that I call home. Well I’m tearin’ this heart right off of my sleeve and I’m turnin’ it into stone. Well I think I’m gonna miss you when I’m gone. Oh, so kiss me once, kiss me twice… maybe I’ll stay for just one more night. And honey, say what you feel; please mean what you say… I wanna hold onto you for just one more day. But if you think you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone… speak now darlin’ or you will never know