"Leave It Alone" as written by and Brian Joseph Burton James Russell Mercer....
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

All this time I've never let you go
And ever since chains that had kept you into holding down my soul
I set you up, I gave you life
I try to act up fine, and
Now you knock me down, you shut me out
And I can see it in your eyes!
So, how you got it in your head,
That you can make it on your own!
You were sheltered, loved and fed,
But you just couldn't leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone

Your heart was here, resting on my lap
And I'd do it all again,
But I'm never coming back!
Well I know I'm lying, lying in the cold
Yet the snow's underground or underneath myself,
For me to leave it down the road
I've been all around the world,
But got nowhere to go
I give into this lonely life, and you can't change
When I saw, leaving
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone
Leave it alone

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

The ghosts are on the green
Each and every night
Oh the distant light
Is the hardest part to take
That's the heart of all my pain
Lying in the cold
Oh the distant light
In a hue we can't describe, still we know

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Could it all be over now?
We've seen it all the while
There's no dimension to the clouds
And the moon and world around
That's the heart of all my pain
'Cause I don't wanna go
Oh the distant light
In a hue we can't describe, still we know

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh


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"Leave It Alone" as written by James Russell Mercer Brian Joseph Burton

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  • +3
    General CommentMaybe its a mid-late age parent opening up to a child after an extended period of estrangement. The child and parent don't see eye-eye; and its mostly over the issue of faith. The child is self-reliant and values truth, while the parent is conventional, conservative. The parent holds on to the dream of an afterlife, while the child sees this faith as irrational, and as repressed death anxiety, "the heart of all my pain." Its like the parent acknowledges he/she might be wrong, but then so might the child. At any rate, the parent is too stuck in their ways, a change in philosophy at this stage of life would be too great a shock to the system. So to the child, please just leave it alone.
    ApolloCreedon March 18, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is a great song. It's tough lyrically though and is either about something very personal to the author or possibly about letting go of a child after the person has raised them and then their progression through age into their twilight years and ultimately death.
    Spindrift300on February 10, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking its about a relationship that didn't work out originally. But they both know that they love each other and are trying to re kindle the relationship but its harder than it should be. And now there are some reservations but the love they share is still there. Its complex and I enjoy this song because this is exactly what I have been going through.
    mapsAndmapson August 13, 2014   Link

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