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Rank this week: 36 (↓36)
Duration: 3:06 
Release Date: 1977  (Tim P. Ryan) 
Lyrics By: B. Midler, C Sager & B Roberts (Tim P. Ryan) 
Music By: B. Midler, C Sager & B Roberts (Tim P. Ryan) 
Produced By: Tom Dowd (Tim P. Ryan) 
Released By: Atlantic 45-3379 (Tim P. Ryan) 
Published By: Divine Music Ltd., Begonia Melodies/Unichappel, Fedora Music (Tim P. Ryan) 
Licensing: BMI (Tim P. Ryan) 
  • Moving vs. Movin' is a variation of spelling depending upon release. (Tim P. Ryan)
  • Song Lyrics:
    I stayed out late one night and you moved in.
    I didn't mind 'cause of the state you were in.
    May I remind you that it's been a year since then?

    Today the landlady, she said to me,
    "Your loony friend just made a pass at me."
    Perhaps you might enjoy a cottage by the sea.

    So pack your toys away,
    your pretty boys away,
    your forty-fives away,
    [next line only on original promo 45]
    your Spanish Flys away,
    your alibis away,
    your silly lies away,
    your old tie-dyes away,
    your one more tries away.
    You're moving out today.

    You nasty habits ain't confined to bed.
    The grocer told me what you do with bread.
    Why don't you take up with the
    baker's wife instead of me?

    Pack up your rubber duck.
    I'd like to wish you luck.
    Your funny cigarettes, your sixty-one cassettes,
    pack all your clothes away,
    your rubber hose away,
    your old day glows away.
    You're movin' out today.

    "I hate to do it"
    "You gotta"
    "I hate to do it"
    "You gotta"
    "I hate to do it"
    "You gotta"
    "I hate to do it"
    "You gotta"
    "I hate to do it"
    "You gotta"

    Pack up you dirty looks,
    your songs that have no hooks,
    your stacks of Modern Screen,
    your portrait of the queen,
    your mangy cat away,
    your baby fat away.
    You're headed that a-way.
    You're moving out today.

    [additional lyrics from the single]
    Pack up your fork and spoon,
    but leave my Lorna Doones;
    Your map of Mozambique;
    Your waterbed that leaks.
    [but not on the original promo 45]

    la la la la la la la la la.
    la la la la la la la la . . .

    "The reason I'm singing la la is because I'm so happy you're going.
    Gosh, you've made me miserable.
    I don't think I've ever been so unhappy as I've been this last year with you.
    You are really a dirty, dirty guy. Did anybody ever tell you that?
    Oh, uh, by the way, would you, uh, take off that coat you're wearing?
    That's my coat you're wearing. Ah, yes. Thank you, oh. Goodbye!
    Parting is such sweet sorrow . . ."
    (I B Emerson)
    Current Rating 9.8 (2 votes)
    Messages about the song: "You're Moving Out Today"
    Tim P. Ryan   Offline  -  Participant, MP3  -  02-19-11 02:11 PM  -  10 years ago
    See co-author Carole Bayer Sager's youTube video made in 1977, as a song promo/demo.

    Should her version have it's own page?

    Even Wonder Woman (Linda Carter) has a youTube video from her "Celebration" 1981 special, again with slight change in lyrics.
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