Song for Leaving Lyrics

by Brett Dennen

Like a southbound train
Here's a song for leaving
Don't you know the pain
It's a part of the healing
Moon with a halo
Like a pearl in a peasant's hand
Religion on the radio
Advertising a promised land
Everything that attaches
Someday falls apart
When the plan collapses
It can break your heart
Like a southbound train
This is a song for leaving
Don't you know the pain
It's a part of the healing
Like a southbound train
Here is a song for leaving
Don't you know the pain
It's a part of the healing
To the airport in the rain
Sadness seeping through
Leaving faith on a jet plane
Hurling through the blue
Love is the tear
That taught me to fall
Whispered in my ear
Soothing me to my soul
Like a southbound train
Here's a song for leaving
Don't you know the pain
It's a part of the healing
Quiet constellations
I don't walk through the night
Silent salutations
Under a southwestern sky
Battlegrounds behind me
Smoke in the trees
Memories to remind me
Puts my soul to ease
Like a southbound train
Here's a song for leaving
Don't you know the pain
It's a part of the healing
Like a southbound train
This is a song for leaving
Don't you know the pain
It's a part of the healing
This is a train
Get on the train
Get on the train...