"Sweetest Decline" as written by and Beth Orton....
She weaves secrets in her hair
The whispers are not hers to share.
She's deep as a well.
She's deep as a well.

Another day wastes away,
And my heart sinks with the sun.
A new day's dawning,
And a new day has not yet begun.

So, anyway,
There I was,
Just sitting on your porch
Drinking in the sweetest decline.
The sweetest decline.
Sober mind

What's the use in regrets
They're just things we haven't done yet.
What are regrets?
They're just lessons we haven't learned yet.

Another day draws away,
And my heart sinks with the sun.
It's like catching snow on my tongue.
It's like catching snow on my tongue.

So, anyway,
There I was,
Just sitting on your porch
Drink in the sweetest decline.
The sweetest decline.
Sober mind

What are regrets?
What are regrets?
They're just lessons we haven't learned yet.
It's like catching snow on your tongue.
You can't pin this butterfly down.
Can't pin this butterfly down.


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"Sweetest Decline" as written by Beth Orton

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    General CommentSo, so sweet. There's a definite sense of melancholy, in a celebration of being, falling, becoming. I love the line, "You can't pin this butterfly down." It's about being free and independent and autonomous.
    735513on August 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. calms me down.
    luckycatch08on April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"What are regrets? They're lessons we haven't learnt yet"--so true.
    missmeon December 23, 2008   Link

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