I Couldn't Say It to Your Face

(original song by Arthur Russell)

I couldn't say it to your face,
but I won't be around any more.
I couldn't say it to your face,
but I won't be around any more.
I needed a place, so I walked in the door,
I couldn't say it to your face,
but I won't be around any more.

It's my world, it's my song,
didn't ask you to sing along;
in my arms, you girl, you won't be here to say I'm wrong.

I couldn't say it to your face but I won't be around any more.I couldn't say it to your face,
but I won't be around any more.
I needed some space, so I walked out the door,
I couldn't say it to your face,
but I won't be around any more.

I heard them say maybe some day I'd have to pay.
I don't say one word to you that you know
I'm going away.
I couldn't say it to your face,
but I won't be around any more.
I couldn't say it to your face,
but I won't be around any more.
I needed a place, so I walked in the door.
I couldn't say it to your face,
but I won't be around any more