LYRICS

Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don't

From the album Years

Written by Sarah Shook
© 2017 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Publishing (ASCAP)

I didn’t mean to stay out all night drinkin’
I didn’t mean to stay out til the break of day
I didn’t mean to stay out til the goddam cows came home
Please believe me it just happened this way
Oh darlin, please believe me it just happened this way

I’ll be damned if I do
I’ll be damned if I don’t
I’ll be damned when I try to find my own way back home
I’ll be damned if I do
I’ll be damned if I don’t
I’ll be standin’ at your window I’ll by cryin’ at your door
"Oh baby, it’s gettin’ light outside, let me in”

I wasn’t fixin’ to stay til closin’ time
I hadn’t planned on runnin’ into that moonshine
I tried to get me home by 8 but I was 10 hours too late
Please believe me it just happened this way
Oh darlin, please believe me it just happened this way

I’ll be damned if I do
I’ll be damned if I don’t
I’ll be damned when I try to find my own way back home
I’ll be damned if I do
I’ll be damned if I don’t
I’ll be standin’ at your window I’ll by cryin’ at your door
"Oh baby, it’s gettin’ light outside, let me in”

There was no plate of dinner in the oven
So I know I ain’t about to get no lovin’
I didn’t mean to stay out til the goddamn cows came home
Please believe me it just happened this way
Oh darlin, please believe me it just happened this way

I’ll be damned if I do
I’ll be damned if I don’t
I’ll be damned when I try to find my own way back home
I’ll be damned if I do
I’ll be damned if I don’t
I’ll be standin’ at your window I’ll by cryin’ at your door
"Oh baby, it’s gettin’ light outside, let me in”

I’ll be damned if I do
I’ll be damned if I don’t
I’ll be damned when I try to find my own way back home
I’ll be damned if I do
I’ll be damned if I don’t
I’ll be standin’ at your window I’ll by cryin’ at your door
"Oh baby, it’s gettin’ light outside, let me in”

I’ll be singin’ “Baby, it’s gettin light outside let me in”