"Autumn Leaves" as written by Alexander Perls Rousmaniere and Andre Tannenberger....
I woke under cover of darkness
Looked up into the television sky

I wandered through the city alone this
Rain wouldn't stop I couldn't dry my eyes
I cried

Who is the one to blame
Why is it that you never say
When the feeling leaves
If you're through with me

As I'm walking through the rain
Cold tears falling down my face
Like the autumn leaves
On a windy day

I went out to the edge of town
Over bright highways where the traffic was the only sound

While my eyes were looking at the ground
I could see pictures of you floating all around
I didn't doubt

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"The Autumn Leaves" as written by Alexander Perls Andre Tanneberger

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  • +1
    General CommentEasily one of my favorite songs of all time. When I hear this song, I can feel the emotion well beyond the lyrics, which are rather simple. The simplicity of the lyrics, in my opinion, has an intensifying effect.

    It's about loneliness, and beyond that it is indescribable- when you hear it, you get it.
    malbroughon May 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentATB is the best, and this is one of his best. So emotive!
    ben1000046on January 28, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta few corrections:

    I WOKE UNDER COVER of darkness

    when THE feeling leaves

    cold tears FALLING down my face

    Over BRIGHT highways where the traffic was the only sound around
    While my eyes WERE looking at the ground
    Mondenkindon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsuch a beautiful vivid song i cant even describe when i fell in love with this song, its so mystical, the chorus is simple but gets the point of feeling alone, and not really knowing what to do when you've come in to conflict that seems like it can never be fixed.

    If you like this song i recommend "Wait For Your Heart" by ATB with Roberta on the same album, the instrumentals are alot alike.
    stereofidelicon January 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta beautiful song.
    banggalexaon October 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentRIP Michal The Girl, the singer of this song. She died quite a while ago. RIP :(

    Truly one of the greatest female voices ever!
    ben1000046on February 16, 2014   Link

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