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My footsteps lead me warily through the old screen door, 
And onto the verandah across those weathered boards. 
Sad memories dwell behind me like an overstayin' guest, 
So I've packed my swag and I'm walkin' out west. 
Well I went on past the tank stand beyond the backyard gate, 
Hopin' one day that my sorrow would somehow dissipate. 
I need time to think things over, how long I couldn't guess, 
So I've packed my swag and I'm walkin' out west. 
Yeah, out there in the distance where the desert flowers bloom, 
Maybe I'll get over losin' you. 
My restless heart must wander 'til I've put the pain to rest, 
Until then I'll just keep walkin' out west. 
Oooooh oooh oooh oooh 
Oooooh oooh oooh oooh 
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Well you'll find me on some highway or lonely railroad track, 
The burden of my sorrow riding on my back. 
There'll be no homeward footsteps 'til I've put the past to rest, 
Until then I'll just keep walkin' out west. 
Until then I'll just keep walkin' out west. 
Oooooh oooh oooh oooh 
Oooooh oooh oooh oooh 
Yeah, my restless heart must wander 'til I've put the pain to rest, 
Until then I'll just keep walkin' out west. 
Until then I'll just keep walkin' out west.