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Do What You Gotta Do
Jim Webb
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1968 June 24: New York
Do what you gotta do
Come on back see me when you can
Man I can understand how it might be
 
 
1985: USA Theatre tour
Hello, it's nice to be here, nice to see you.
Telling you it's wonderful to be here.
Thank you. Thank you.

Man I can understand how it might be
Kind of hard to love a girl like me
I don't blame you much for wanting to be free
I just wanted you to know
I've loved you better than your own kin did
From the very start it's my own fault
What happens to my heart
You see I've always known you'd go

So you just do what you gotta do
My wild sweet love
Though it may mean that I'll never kiss
Those sweet lips again
Pay that no mind
Find that dappled old dream of yours
Come on back and see me when you can

Now I know they make you feel sad
They make you feel so bad
They say you don't treat me like you should
They've got ways to make you feel no good
I guess they've got no way to know
I've had my eyes wide open from the start
And man you never lied to me
The part of you they'll never see
Is the part you've shown to me

So you just do what you gotta do
My wild sweet love
No it may mean that I'll never kiss
Those sweet lips again
Pay that no mind
Find that dappled dream of yours
Come on back and see me when you can

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
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