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Fading Away Lyrics

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"Fading Away" was written by Lightfoot, Gordon.
"Fading Away" was written by Lightfoot, Gordon.

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I was at the break wall, I was lookin' at the sea
In back of the eight ball in some misery
There on the horizon stood a mighty ship of fools
They were headin' into the harbor with all their broken rules

Whenever I'm feelin' lonely I can just pick up the phone
Or I can go to the movies or just stay at home alone
They're better off to be someplace that's a good long way from home
Any way I can lose myself

Dawn is breakin', I'm hesitatin'
I'm fading away, fading away

They sailed right up to me, I said, "What's it all about
Please try to excuse me, we can work things out
If you've ever wondered if that mighty ship is real
Let me tell ya 'bout it, brother, it was somethin' you could feel"

Whenever I'm feelin' lonely, I let twilight set the tone
Or I can go to the movies or just stay at home alone
They're better off to be someplace, that's a good long way to roam
Ain't livin' high on the hog right now

Dawn is breakin', I'm hesitatin'
I'm fading away, fading away

One more day on the calendar in my mind
I am down at the break wall puttin' in some time
The whole ship of fools has gotten safely under way
And I was proud to be a part of what it was they had to say

Whenever I'm feelin' lonely I can just pick up the phone
Or I can go to the movies or just stay at home alone
They're better off to be someplace that's a good long piece from home
Any way I can lose myself

Dawn is breakin', I'm hesitatin'
I'm fading away, fading away
Fading away, fading away

Songwriters
LIGHTFOOT, GORDON

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Moose Music Ltd./Early Morning Music Ltd.

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