"Ashes" as written by and Ben Harper....
Ashes to ashes
And dust to dust
That's what has become
Of our love and trust

Love has no direction
Cause love has no aim
Love can leave you
As fast as she came

Meeting is such sweet sorrow
Cause someday we may have to part
Hush don't you make a sound
You're gonna let me down

Good things come
To those who wait
But good things are gone
From those who are late

All that I am
Is all I can give
But with or without you
My life I must live

Meeting is such sweet sorrow
Cause someday we may have to part
Hush don't you make a sound
You're gonna let me down

Living ain't easy
Since you've been gone
No one else can please me
Or make me feel home

Forgetting ain't easy
You stay on my mind
Thoughts of us haunt me
Can't leave them behind


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"Ashes" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General Commentthis song features allison krauss who sings lightly in the background.. their voices together are fucking amazing.

    the lyrics are absolutely beautiful too... one of my favorite songs.
    getluckyon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Meeting is such sweet sorrow
    cause someday we may have to part"

    I love how he took a well known proverb, and switched it around, and still makes sense. It's so true.
    will_2_liveon May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sweet, even though its sad.
    The vocals are lovely. lOve YOU Benny.
    productofthe80son May 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentive put this song on repeat for the last hour
    mrsmartin7on August 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the sort of song that can touch your soul, i cant stop listening to it. i love the way he leaves out the last line of the chorus, it takes your breath away. awesome
    xxxxxxxx
    princess*delilahon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest duo huh? Allison Krauss sings "new favourite"- if you like this song you'll probablly like that one too. The words to ashes absoloutly REEK with sorrow- i love it, a beautiful song to just sit back and think about all your sorrows

    Hush don't you make a sound
    you're gona let me down"

    - such powerful words
    fcukiton September 15, 2008   Link

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