Leaving

Oh, I am leaving here                                             

Oh, I am free   

Oh, I am leaving

Nothing behind me

 

Oh, I am leaving here

And I take my soul

While I am still able

While I am still whole

 

(Chorus I)

And I leave no footprints

No, I, I leave no scent

Just your memory of me

And what you thought I meant

 

Oh, I am leaving here

With nothing to regret

Nothing to remember

Nothing to forget

 

Oh, my leaving here

Is more bitter than sweet

Oh, but sweeter bitterness

I never thought I’d never eat

 

(Chorus II)

No I won’t go softly talking

No, I won’t go lamely walking

No, I won’t go crazy running

No, I think I’m gonna fly

 

You never noticed my raven wings

You never noticed all kinds of little things

You never noticed

Because you weren’t listening

That I was crying

When you thought that I was singing

 

(Chorus I)

 

Oh, I am leaving here

Leaving alone

I'm grinding all the moss

From this now-rolling stone

 

I leave you naked

Naked, can't you see?

I've changed my belonging to

My longing to be

 

(Chorus II)

 

You never noticed my raven wings

You never noticed all kinds of little things

You never noticed

Because you weren’t listening

That I was crying, crying

When you thought that I

Thought that I was singing                                      

 

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP

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