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Hear Luke Combs' Tender New Single 'Even Though I'm Leaving'

Luke Combs' chase of an incredible seventh chart-topping single in as many tries hinges on the success of "Even Though I'm Leaving."

The cut from Combs' The Prequel E.P. departs from the raucous feel of prior single and summertime jam "Beer Never Broke My Heart." It's a sentimental tale of about how a father and son's love stood the test of time. Think of it as a 21st century follow-up to George Strait's "A Love Without End, Amen."

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Fans of the "Beautiful Crazy" singer probably weren't surprised by the song's sensitive subject matter when it first arrived in June. However, even die-hards might've been a little surprised to hear mandolin as one of the lead instruments in a song that'll attract country airplay.

Combs co-wrote "Even Though I'm Leaving" with Wyatt Durrette and Ray Fulcher. The latter co-wrote Combs' second single "When It Rains It Pours."

"Even Though I'm Leaving" Lyrics

Daddy, I'm afraid, won't you stay a little while?
Keep me safe 'cause there's monsters right outside
Daddy, please don't go, I don't wanna be alone
'Cause the second that you're gone they're gonna know
Before he went to bed he grabbed my hand and said

Just 'cause I'm leavin'
It don't mean that I won't be right by your side
When you need me
And you can't see me in the middle of the night
Just close your eyes and say a prayer
It's okay, I know you're scared when I'm not here
But I'll always be right there
Even though I'm leavin', I ain't goin' nowhere

Dad, we'll be late, and Uncle Sam don't like to wait
He's got a big old plane that's gonna take me far away
I know I act tough, but there's a churnin' in my gut
'Cause I just can't call you up when things get rough
Before I left, he hugged my neck and said

Just 'cause you're leavin'
It don't mean that I won't be right by your side
When you need me
And you can't see me in the middle of the night
Just close your eyes and say a prayer
It's okay, I know you're scared, I might be here
But I'll always be right there
Even though you're leavin', I ain't goin' nowhere

Daddy, I'm afraid, won't you stay a little while?
I never thought I'd see the day I had to say goodbye
Daddy, please don't go, I can't do this on my own
There's no way that I can walk this road alone
Daddy grabbed my hand and said

Just 'cause I'm leavin'
It don't mean that I won't be right by your side
When you need me
And you can't see me in the middle of the night
Just close your eyes and say a prayer
It's okay, boy, I ain't scared
I won't be here, but I'll always be right there
Even though I'm leavin', I ain't goin' nowhere
I ain't goin' nowhere

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