“That leaving feeling”

Betrayed by the place I was born. Betrayed by the place I live. Betrayed by the things I believed in. Betrayed by my ambitions. Betrayed by my work. Betrayed by powerholders. Betrayed by some others. Betrayed by my will to struggle. Betrayed by the past. Betrayed by the present. Betrayed by time. Betrayed by my feelings. Betrayed by my mind. Betrayed by myself…

 

Stuart:
I get that leaving feeling
This time it’s here to stay
I’ve been weighing up the pulling
And pushing me away
The past is so heavy
But it’s something that I can’t leave
And this future’s so certain
It just pushes me to my knees

Lhasa:
Is that your heart talking
Or just that befuddled mind?
The people that you love
They change when you leave them behind

Stuart:
But this rope that is pulling
Is whittled down to a thread
And if I don’t start climbing
Pretty soon it’ll be over my head

Lhasa:
We all have dreams of leaving
We all wanna make a new start
Go and pack a little suitcase
With the pieces of our hearts
All those worries and those sorrows
We can just dust them away
Buy a coffee and a paper
And go step on to a train

(Bridge)

Stuart:
But I’ve been too long wandering
Limping around this town
With everything that’s pulling me
It’s pulling me further down

Lhasa:
Go make all your excuses
Go say all your goodbyes
But take a look in the mirror
It’s the hardest one you’ll ever find
All those worries and those sorrows
You can just dust them away
Go and find a new tomorrow
And forget about your yesterdays
So you and pat your kids
And kiss your dog goodbye
Leave the keys on the nail
With the sadness that’s in your eyes

Stuart:
Maybe tomorrow
Today looks like it’s bringing rain
And I’ll leave everything in order
I don’t want nothing standing in my way
There are jobs needing tending
And logs that are waiting to stack
And I’ll leave everything in order
I don’t want nothing that’s gonna hold me back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XytH6l0xChE

2.jpg(Dedicated to the one and only Lhasa who lost her struggle against breast cancer in 2010, at the age of 37)

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