IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME
Words and Music by James Durst 
1972 PhoeniXongs ASCAP

REFRAIN
It happens every time
I've never known it to fail
Just when I'm takin' my suitcase in hand
Somethin' starts grabbin' my tail

If there's a traveler's law
As sure as night leads to day
It's just when you're fixin' to get on the road
There's somethin' that wants you to stay

I'm on the platform on time
To board the Paris Express
When a vision steps off the train comin' in
With a smile that says nothin' but yes

REFRAIN

BRIDGE
Time and again
When I think of the places I've been
Some were those that spat me out
An' there were others that sucked me right in

Each time I come to this town
I hit the streets with my song
But by the time the phone rings, I've packed up my things
I've got up an' gassed up an' gone

REFRAIN

BRIDGE
Time and again
When I think of the places I've been
Some were those that spat me out
An' there were others that sucked me right in

So, James, you're leavin' today
You're tired of singin' for free
Well, have a nice trip, oh yeah, some people just called
Said somethin' about makin' a CD

REFRAIN
An' it happens every time
I've never known it to fail
Just when I'm takin' my suitcase in hand
Somethin' starts grabbin' my tail
Somethin' starts grabbin my tail
Ouch!   Ow!  Ow.




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