Leaving on a Jet Plane - Lyrics

by John Denver

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go
I’m standing here, outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn’
The taxi’s waitin’, he’s blowin’ his horn
Already I’m so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cos I’m leaving on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

There’s so many times I’ve let you down
So many times, I’ve played around
I tell you now, they don’t mean a thing
Ev’ry place I go, I think of you
Ev’ry song I sing, I sing for you
When I come back, I’ll bring your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cos I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time let me kiss you
Then close your eyes, I’ll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won’t have to leave alone
About the times I won’t have to say

Oh, kiss me and smile for me
Tell be that you’ll wait for me
And hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cos I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go

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Protect your loved ones,

Get your own
Affairs in Order
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Protect your loved ones,

Get your own
Affairs in Order
Before it is too late

Protect your loved ones &

Get your Own
Affairs in Order
Before it is too late!

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, all come from earth, and to earth all return.

Ashes to ashes,
dust to dust,
all come from earth,
and to earth all return.

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