Songs, Video Recording

Song: “All She Left Behind”

“All She Left Behind”

A bittersweet song about unrequited commitment.

Mostly bitter, a little sweet

Lyrics

She's standing at the airport
a carry-on in hand.
The world is waiting for her
to say good-bye to her man.

The ring is in his pocket
he asked her on the way.
She said no, you know I'm no good
when I feel I gotta stay.

The porter's pointing at the sign
the cars are crowding up behind
no time for things he don't know how to say.

He pulls her close into his chest
his arms wrap her up in a little nest
he knows she'll be the first to pull away
he can only take away --

One last touch
for the lonely nights ahead.
One last touch
for the tears he'll never shed.
He asked her for forever
but honey, I'm not that kind
One last touch
is all she left behind.

She promises to call him
once she settles in.
Maybe he can come and visit
she can always use a friend.

The smell of her will linger
when he watches her walk away.
The whiff of perfume she left on his sleeve
to mark her stay.

The porter's pointing at the sign
the cars are crowding up behind
no time for things he don't know how to say.

He pulls her close into his chest
his arms wrap her up in a little nest
he knows she'll be the first to pull away
he can only take away --

One last touch
for the lonely nights ahead.
One last touch
for the tears he'll never shed.
He asked her for forever
but honey, I'm not that kind
One last touch
is all she left behind.

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