San Francisco Teardrops

Written by: Marty Robbins
Artist: Marty Robbins
From the album: Marty Robbins
Originally released: 1973
(Also on San Francisco -- With Fond Memories)
San Francisco Teardrops mp3

Love this song and Marty Robbins. But I wonder if he spent too much
time in Rosa's Cantina before writing it. Note that he has his lover
disappear from sight and THEN two lines later writes, As you raise your
head to say goodbye. Hmmm

Lonely little San Francisco teardrops
Mixed with lonely San Francisco raindrops
Frantically I try to find the way to say
What I feel in my heart
As I drive as slowly as I can
Up to the ramp that says Depart
Pride has closed my lips and I suppose that
I have grown too big to cry
Well what could be as lonely
As a San Francisco Airport kiss goodbye?
I wish your plane was late for just an hour
Maybe then my heart could find the power
To say all the things I should have said
Before I let it go this far
I'd go get your bags and take your hand
And walk you back out to the car
It's too late we've reached the gate
As you walk through and disappear from sight;
I'll bet there'll be a lot of lonely San Francisco teardrops fall tonight
As you raise your head to say goodbye
What's that in the corner of your eye?
Well do I see a tear begin to form and slowly trickle down your cheek
I guess you see one too I'm cryin' I'm so happy I can't speak
People understand our happiness because they smile as they walk by
But they don't know the beauty of a San Francisco teardrop in your eye
No, they don't know the beauty of a San Francisco teardrop in your eye.