For the Good Times

Album: For the Good Times (1970)
Charted: 11
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  • Don't look so sad
    I know it's over
    But life goes on
    And this old world
    Will keep on turning

    Let's just be glad
    We had some time to spend together
    There's no need to watch the bridges
    That were burning

    Lay your head upon my pillow
    Hold your warm and tender body
    Close to mine
    Hear the whisper of the rain drops
    Blowing soft against the window
    And make believe you love me
    One more time
    For the good times

    I'll get along
    You'll find another
    And I'll be here
    If you should find you ever need me
    Don't say a word about tomorrow
    Or forever
    There'll be time enough for sadness
    When you leave me

    Lay your head upon my pillow
    Hold your warm and tender body
    Close to mine
    Hear the whisper of the rain drops
    Blowing soft against the window
    And make believe you love me
    One more time
    For the good times Writer/s: Kristoffer Kristofferson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Rex Power from MissouriWho sang backup vocals on Ray Price's version of "For the Good Times"?
  • Don from Kentucky Uh I'm not downing ray price version but Al Green killed that song the Soul version. Give it a listen sometime
  • Shane from Usa MichiganI am going to bring back these great country songs!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 23rd 1970, "For the Good Times" by Ray Price entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #91; and though it only peaked at #11 {for 1 week on December 27th, 1970} it stayed on the Top 100 for almost a half-year, 24 weeks...
    And on September 13th, 1970 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart; it was the 5th of his eight #1 records he had on the Hot Country chart between 1956 and 1973, plus he had five #1 albums on Billboard's Country Albums chart...
    R.I.P. to 'The Cherokee Cowboy', {1926 - 2013}.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThere isn't a better break-up song than this. The words, the melody and the vocals say it all in about four minutes.
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