Leaving New York

Album: Around The Sun (2004)
Charted: 5
  • It's quiet now and what it brings is everything
    Comes calling back a brilliant night
    I'm still awake
    I looked ahead
    I'm sure I saw you there
    You don't need me to tell you now
    That nothing can compare

    You might've laughed if I told you
    You might have hidden your frown
    You might've succeeded in changing me
    I might've been turned around
    It's easier to leave than to be left behind
    Leaving was never my proud
    Leaving New York never easy
    I saw the light fading out

    Now life is sweet and what it brings
    I tried to take
    The loneliness it wears me out
    It lies in wait
    And on a loss still in my eyes
    Shatter a necklace across your thigh
    I might've lived my life in a dream
    But I swear this is real
    Memory fuses, and shatters like glass
    Mercurial future forget the past
    But it's you, it's what I feel

    You might've laughed if I told you
    (It's pulling me apart)
    You might have hidden your frown (change)
    You might've succeeded in changing me
    (It's pulling me apart)
    I might've been turned around (change)
    It's easier to leave than to be left behind
    (It's pulling me apart)
    Leaving was never my proud (change)
    Leaving New York never easy
    (It's pulling me apart)
    I saw the light fading out

    You find it in your heart, it's pulling me apart
    You find it in your heart (change)

    I told you forever, I love you it's forever
    I told you if I love you, I love you forever
    I told you forever, I love you it's forever
    I told you if I love you, I love you forever
    You never

    You might've laughed if I told you
    (It's pulling me apart)
    You might have hidden your frown (change)
    You might've succeeded in changing me
    (It's pulling me apart)
    I might've been turned around (change)
    It's easier to leave than to be left behind
    (It's pulling me apart)
    Leaving was never my proud (change)
    Leaving New York never easy
    (It's pulling me apart)
    I saw the light fading out (change)

    Leaving New York never easy
    (It's pulling me apart)
    I saw the light fading out (change)
    Leaving New York never easy
    (It's pulling me apart)
    I saw the light fading out (change) Writer/s: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Stephan from St Georges, CanadaLove this song. Definitly unknown but as good as Murmur stuff.
  • Joe from Baltimore, Md"Leaving New York" is without a doubt one of the finest songs off of "Around The Sun."
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