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Where you going, baby

Where you going, baby


. RA, Western, 2009

Where you goin baby, Are you leavin me behind
You're leaving on a journey, you got someone else to find

You ain't said nothing baby, and you treat me nice and kind
But it's not here you wanna be babe, you got somewhere else in mind

No you ain't said nothing baby, you're tellin me no lies
But I know that you are leaving, I can see it in your eyes.

You don't wanna tell me, 'n' I don't wanna know
But seeing as you're leaving, I gotta let you go

It all started (like Soft as a shadow) with Jes in the school band.  Whatever we were supposed to be playing in the band ("band" as in group of people doing things together rather than "band" as in orchestra) if I asked - how does it go, what are the chords? he would answer - It's just a blues.
And it probably was.  OK i thought - anybody can do that, write a blues.  So I did it.

If anyone feels they have heard it before, I know what you mean.  I probably stole it all from someone or other; but it has not been deliberate or conscious.  If anybody thinks they have heard it before and can actually identify where, I would be a) flattered b) pleased to know.  Then I can give credit, or stop singing it or sing the real one or something. 

I think I was influenced by a trip in the car too.  Listening to Leonard Cohen's Greatest hits I was very struck by "Alexandra leaving"

Even though she sleeps upon your satin.
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined,
Do not stoop to strategies like this.
As someone long prepared for this to happen,
Go firmly to the window. Drink it in.
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

OK, I know I'm not Cohen - different style, different league; just the same sort of situation is all.