the longer I know her the more I can tell
my darlin's not happy with me
the longer I know that I know her too well
the less love in her eyes I see

'cause she don't hold and kiss me like she did one time
I think my sweet baby's got leavin' on her mind

the stronger I hold her the farther apart
my darlin' is growin' from me
the danger of my darlin' breakin' my heart
is fast movin' in on me

the deeper I love her the farther away
my darlin' slips out of my hands
the longer the future the longer I'll stay
out of my darlin's plans

                                      jack clement