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Bettye LaVette - Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP40938012
  • Recorded:2009 Water Music Recorders - Hoboken, NJ
  •  ©2010 Anti Inc.
  • Vocals:Bettye LaVette
  • Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Guitars:Rob Mathes
  • Electric Guitars:Shane Fontayne
  • Electric & Upright Bass:Zev Katz
  • Drums, Percussion:Charley Drayton

Lyrics

I can't light up no more of your darkness
All my pictures seem to fade to black and white
Oh, I’ve grown so tired and time is standing still before me
It froze up right here on the ladder of my life

It’s much too late to save myself from falling
I went on and took a chance and changed your way of life
But you must’ve misread, misread me when I met you
‘Cause you closed the door and left me here, blinded by the light

Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always somebody else I see
If you’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
‘Cause I’m telling you that losing everything is like the sun going down on me

I can't seem to find, the right kind of romantic line
But if you see me once, you’ll see exactly the way I feel
But don't discard me just ‘cause you think I might mean you harm
You see these cuts I’ve got they need a whole lot of love to heal

Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always somebody else I see
If you’d just allow yourself a small little time to wander free
‘Cause I’m telling you that losing everything is like the sun going down on me

I don’t want to lose everything
It’s sun the sun going down on me