Leaving New York Lyrics

by REM

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 have laughed if I told you
You might have hidden a frown
You might have succeeded in changing me
I might have 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
But loneliness, it wears me out
It lies in way

And all not lost, still in my eyes
The shadow of necklace across your thigh
I might have lived my life in a dream
But I swear, this is real

Memory fuses and shatters like glass
Mercurial future, forget the past
It's you, it's what I feel

You might have laughed if I told you
You might have hidden a frown
You might have succeeded in changing me
I might have 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

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 forever
I told you, I love you

I love you forever
I told you forever
I love you forever
I told you, I love you
I love you forever

You never, you never
You told me forever

You might have laughed if I told you
You might have hidden the frown
You might have succeeded in changing me
I might have 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 life fading out

Leaving New York never easy
I saw the light fading out
Leaving New York never easy
I saw the life fading out