Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa (Bacharach/David)

Dearest darling I had to write to say
That I won't be home anymore
For something happened to me
While I was driving home
And I'm not the same anymore

Oh I was only twenty fours hours from Tulsa
Ah only one day away from your arms
I saw a welcoming light
And stopped to rest for the night

And that is when I saw her
As I pulled in outside of the small hotel
She was there and so I walked up to her
Asked where I could get something to eat
And she showed me where

Oh I was only twenty fours hours from Tulsa
Ah only one day away from your arms
She took me to the café, I asked her if she would stay
She said okay

Oh I was only twenty fours hours from Tulsa
Ah only one day away from your arms
The jukebox started to play
And night time turned into day

As we were dancing closely
All of a sudden I lost control
As I held her charms
And I caressed her, kissed her
Told her I'd die before I would let her out of my arms

Oh I was only twenty fours hours from Tulsa
Ah only one day away from your arms
I hate to do this to you
But I love somebody new
What can I do when I can never, never, never
Go home again