Drift Away – A Song Lyric

The following is for any singer out there who wishes to use this to record it. Just so long as I get the usual credits and royalties, that will do me. I wrote it to send it to Rosanne Cash.

Drift Away
Robert Johnson
©️2019

In my dreams you’re near me.
In my mind, you’re so far away.
When I think of us together,
I still often wonder why.

Why did you leave me?
Why did you slip away?
What was it that I did
To make you drift away?

You’re everything to me.
My every thought of the day.
Your memory will never fade
But you still drift away.

Why did you leave me?
Why did you slip away?
What was it that I did
To make you drift away?

As I rise from my stupor,
And think of the coming day;
I hear your voice beside me,
As I plead with you to stay.

Why did you leave me?
Why did you slip away?
What was it that I did
To make you drift away?

I’m sorry for my temper.
I’ll try to change every day.
But there’s something about me
That makes you drift away.

Why did you leave me?
Why did you slip away?
What was it that I did
To make you drift away?

I wonder why you left me.
I wonder where you’ve gone.
I hope it’s up to heaven,
You’ll always be my only one.

Why did you leave me?
Why did you slip away?
What was it that I did
To make you drift away?

Mother, please don’t see me
Flound’ring my life away,
For your light shines forever
Even though you drift away.

Why did you leave me?
Why did you slip away?
What was it that I did
To make you drift away?

This was written in about five minutes, based on about three songs I was listening to at the time; George Jones’ famous love song, a song by Rosanne Cash when she sung at her father’s memorial, singing I Still Miss Someone and another one, which has slipped my memory for now.

Feel free to analyse, use, share or enjoy.

RJ. January 2020