For Martha

Album: Adore (1998)
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  • Whenever I run
    Whenever I run to you lost one
    It's never done
    Just hanging on

    Just past has let me be
    Returning as if dream
    Shattered as belief

    If you have to go don't say goodbye
    If you have to go don't you cry
    If you have to go I will get by
    Someday I'll follow you and see you on the other side

    But for the grace of love
    I'd will the meaning of
    Heaven from above

    Your picture out of time
    Left aching in my mind
    Shadows kept alive

    If you have to go don't say goodbye
    If you have to go don't you cry
    If you have to go I will get by
    I will follow you and see you on the other side

    But for the grace of love
    I'd will the meaning of
    Heaven from above

    Long horses we are born
    Creatures more than torn
    Mourning our way home

Comments: 5

  • Chloe from Brisbane, AustraliaIts just so sad,
    I remeber reading that his mum went to a mental insitution at one point. It must have been hard on him going through that, and her death. he was relied on alot as a young boy.
  • Sam from Austin, Txthe first time i heard this song i was blown away and i listened to it over and over. i determine the song to be about the death of a loved one
  • Matt from Monroe, LaA real beauty..this one....i love so many of Billy's songs...but this one is a tear jerker..
  • John from Raleigh, NcA beautiful song that actually means something. I don't know it didn't get more attention.
  • Nader from Durham, NcWithout a doubt, one of the most beautiful songs of all time. "Shadows kept alive"...no one can write lyrics like Billy.
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