Charley Pride performs “When I Stop Leaving (I’ll Be Gone)” Live On Pop! Goes The Country 1978.

Reached # 3 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs, and remained a total of 15 weeks on the charts. In the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It reached at number # 1. The song was included in Charley's twenty-third studio album, Burgers and Fries (RCA 1978)

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When I Stop Leaving (I’ll Be Gone)

Lp cover Charley Pride ( RCA 1978 )
Lp cover Charley Pride ( RCA 1978 )

“When I Stop Leavin ‘(I’ll Be Gone)”, a song written by Kent Robbins, was recorded by Charley Pride for the RCA label on January 11, 1978, at Sound Masters, 30 Music Sq. West, Nashville, TN, in the same session two other songs were recorded: “Burgers and fries” and “I want you” (unissued). With the production of Jerry Bradley and Charley Pride the song was released in May 1978, on August 19, 1978, reached # 3 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs, and remained a total of 15 weeks on the charts. In the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It reached at number # 1, on September 9, 1978.

The song was included in Charley’s twenty-third studio album, Burgers and Fries (RCA 1978), the album was released in October 1978, on the charts of the US Top Country Albums, on December 9, 1978, reached number # 7, remaining a total of 32 weeks in the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, It reached at number # 4.

Charley Pride – When I Stop Leaving (I’ll Be Gone) Lyrics

How do some folks stay in love like a honeymoon couples that can’t get enough
How can love be tender yet so tough as it grows
I’ve left you and I’ve come back so many times I can’t keep track
What is it one of us lacks do you know
When I stop leaving I’ll be gone when I stop leaving you I’ll be gone
Love’s not gettin’ any clearer sometimes I think it’s all done with mirrors
When I stop leaving I’ll be gone

I need you and you need me still we pay for love love that’s free
Should we hang together or independently and let it go
I come back each time I leave we make love then we shout and scream
Bottom line time what does it mean oh do you know
When I stop leaving…
When I stop leaving I’ll be gone when I stop leaving you I’ll be gone

Single Charley Pride ( RCA 1978 )
Single Charley Pride ( RCA 1978 )

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