A Lesson In Leaving

Album: Special Delivery (1980)
Charted: 73
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  • Somebody's gonna give you a lesson in leavin'
    Somebody's gonna give you back what you've been givin'
    And I hope that I'm around to watch 'em knock you down
    It's like you to love 'em and leave 'em
    Just like you loved me and left me
    It's like you to do that sort of thing
    Over and over again
    You're a fool-hearted man

    I hear you been askin' about me from some of my friends
    Well, you better believe I'm not goin' through that again
    Well, you're the kind of man a woman thinks she can change
    The only thing changin' is my way of thinkin'
    And I'm thinkin' that baby, someday
    Somebody's gonna give' you a lesson in losin'
    Somebody's gonna do to you what you've been doin'
    And I hope that I'm around to watch 'em knock you down
    Somebody's gonna give you a lesson in hurtin'
    Somebody's gonna leave you with your fire burnin'
    With no way to put it out
    Baby, there ain't no doubt
    You're a fool-hearted man

    Yeah, you're the kind of man a woman thinks she can change
    The only thing changin' is my way of thinkin'
    And I'm thinkin' that baby, someday
    Somebody's gonna give you a lesson in leavin'
    Somebody's gonna give you back what you've been givln'
    And I hope that I'm around to watch 'em knock you down
    It's like you to love 'em and leave 'em
    Just like you loved me and left me
    It's like you to do that sort of thing
    Over and over again
    You're a fool-hearted man

    Somebody's gonna give you a lesson in leavin'
    Somebody's gonna give you back what you've been givln'
    And I hope that I'm around to watch 'em knock you down
    It's like you to love 'em and leave 'em
    Just like you loved me and left me
    It's like you to do that sort of thing
    Over and over again
    Fool-hearted man Writer/s: Brent Maher, Randy Goodrum
    Publisher: DEMI MUSIC CORP. D/B/A LICHELLE MUSIC COMPANY, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 19th 1980, Billboard Magazine published it's Hot Country Singles chart for the week ending April 19th, 1980...
    And for the first time in Country Singles chart history the Top 5 positions were held by female artists:
    #1. "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye" by Crystal Gayle
    #2. "A Lesson in Leavin'" by Dottie West
    #3. "Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again" by Debby Boone
    #4. "Beneath Still Waters" by Emmylou Harris
    #5. "Two Story House" by Tammy Wynette (duet with George Jones)
    The following week Ms. West bumped Ms. Gayle out of the top spot, then Ms. Boone replaced Ms. West at #1, and finally Ms. Harris then moved into the #1 position {all four records spent one week each at #1}...
    "Two Story House" just missed reaching #1, it peaked at #2.
  • Kaila from Ottawa, OnI've heard this version as well as the Jo Dee Messina version and I have to say I like the Jo Dee Messina version more but it's still a great song.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhExcellent, sassy song!
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