If You Leave It Alone lyrics

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If You Leave It Alone

If I was the kind who was inclined to cry
I'd cry for the strings I cut loose
And I'd cry for the bridges I burned
Just to make myself a little room to move

Now I'm full up with lessons learned
And the days that I made just to throw them away
Now I'm closing all the curtains
I'm switching off the phone
Now I took down all your cameras
And I open the fridge

And hung from the hinges with the eggs and garlic
The cheese and tomatoes
The milk and the beer
The strings and the bridges of a brand new year
The first tear was a note
And the note made a song

And I hung the song from the hinges of the door
Then I carried on just the same as before
And nothing got different
And nothing got changed
But a new tune gets sweeter and simpler with age

If you leave it alone
If you leave it alone
If you leave it alone

It gets sweeter and simpler and softer and slower
And younger the longer you leave it alone

So I wrote you a note and the note read:
"There's so much good silence in the emptiest heads
I tipped my mouth towards pillowless beds
And poured out my brains and my guts into ears

And for each dear black sentence a sheer lack of tears
No I don't want those words back, I don't miss those years
But if I could hold your knees again under my chin again
If I could kiss your nose us both brittle and thin again

Maybe then baby then I could get light again
Maybe then baby then I could get light again
If I could kiss your toes, kiss your ribs, kiss your fingers,
Well, maybe then baby then I could get light

And then I would be light
I would be liked
I would be liked"

Ah, but if you leave it alone
If you leave it alone
If you leave it alone

It gets sweeter and simpler and softer and slower
And younger the longer you leave it alone

Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone

Submitted by runafes on Tue, 15/10/2013 - 01:46

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