I remember you so clearly
The first one through the door
And I return to find you drifting
Too far from the shore

I remember feeling this way
You can lose it without knowing
You wake up and you don't notice
Which way the wind is blowing

Don't fade
No, don't fade on me

You were the one who made things different
You were the one who took me in
You were the one thing I could count on
Above all you were my friend

So, don't fade
Don't fade on me (don't do it)

Well your clothes hang on a wire
And the sun is overhead
But today you are too weary
To even leave your bed

Was it love that took you under?
Or did you know too much?
Was it something you could picture?
But never could quite touch?

Don't fade
No, don't fade on me

Said "Don't fade"
Hey, don't fade on me

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Don't Fade on Me Lyrics as written by Tom Petty Michael W. Campbell

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    there's nothing more painful than watching some one you love lose themselves, emotionaly or physicaly.
    CeeJaion October 15, 2002   Link
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    to me, it's less someone losing themselves than someone drifting away from you. so i'm a little bit egocentric, sue me.
    faded24on June 15, 2004   Link
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    I like the music in this song. It's amazing what you can do with acoustic guitars and some kind of pseudo-open D tuning (not to mention Tom Petty and Mike Campbell).
    Nick the Bastardon February 21, 2006   Link
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    I think this song is about the sudden realization that he and his wife were no longer what they once were. It's about her, but it's also about their relationship.
    PaleolithNickon July 29, 2007   Link

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