Gauthier, Mary - How You Learn To Live Alone Lyrics




First you fall then you fly
And you believe that you belong up in the sky
Flap your arms as you run, every revolution
Brings you closer to the sun
You fall asleep in motion in uncharted hemispheres
And wake up with the stars falling down around your ears
When they hit the ground they're nothing but stones
That's how you learn to live alone
That's how you learn to live alone

Bit by bit, you slip away
You loose yourself in pieces in the things that you don't say
You're not here, but you're still there
The sun goes up, the sun goes down
And you're not sure you care
You live inside the false, till you don't recognize the true
People send you pictures, and you can't believe it's you
It's been years since your house has felt like home
That's how you learn to live alone
That's how you learn to live alone

It don't feel right, but it's not wrong
It's just hard to start again this far along
Brick by brick, the letting go
As you walk away from everything you know
You release resistance, lean into the wind
Till the roof begins to crumble and the rain comes pouring in
And you sit there in the rubble, till the rubble feels like home
That's how you learn to live alone
That's how you learn to live alone
That's how you learn to live alone





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  1. Trish King Music

    Really great song <3

  2. curtis mccorkel

    Old bag bones ftra

  3. Amy Busch

    Simply amazing she is so beautiful!

  4. Melanie Edwards

    Hiya thank you so much . I love this version . Love the stark rawness . It suits the words and it is so emotional . You just know it from the soul and experience. Thank you .

  5. mariaquari

    Wow. Powerful. Brought me to tears. I'm afraid I relate too well. Thank you, Mary!

  6. phyllis smith

    Love the lyrics...... lived the words ..... but the worst singing I've ever heard 😂
    The first time I heard this song it was covered by Jonathan Jackson . His version made me so emotional.... I couldn't stop crying. Looked up the song and discovered it was written by Mary Gauthier.
    Couldn't wait to hear the original but was so disappointed 😔

  7. Ronald Bernstein

    MARY I LOVE YOUR MUSIC. I HAVE BEEN STUCK ON IT FOR SO LONG. MY SON IN LOS ANGLES SENT MERCY NOW DOWN TO ME IN SAN DIEGO. MANY YEARS AGO. I HAVE LISTEN TO YOU ON AT LEAST A FEW CROSS COUNTRY TRIPS. IF YOU COME WEST. PLEASE CALL ME. SAN DIEGO HAS A COUPLE GOOD MUSIC PLACES. I HAVE FRIENDS COMING OUT THAT WILL BE PLAYING AT SOME. I WOULD FEEL PRIVILEGED TO TAKE YOU OUT FOR A NIGHT OR DAY OF MUSIC. RON BERNSTEIN 619-755-3807.

  8. William Painter

    This song just plain kills me. Every time.

  9. Mikael Forslind

    Hauntingly beautiful.

  10. Lg Mayes

    Excellent talent.
    Excellent writer. Excellent song.
    Excellent Mary.
    I live those words everday.

  11. Lisa Robbins

    There is something really special about hearing an artist sing their own words..... beautiful song.  Touches the deepest part of the soul.  Thank you.

  12. george wittner

    She is a national treasure.

  13. Ralph Manning

    hope she tours Australia, love to see her live

  14. Emma Forman

    love this

  15. Debra Marple

    Wow, 1000 times wow! Your lyrics grabbed my heart and squeezed it real hard and I cried my eyes out.  Saw it on Nashville and looked you up.  Congratulations! 

  16. Lynda Land

    Sitting in the rubble here and waiting.

  17. LYNNE RUSSELL

    This song I swear describes me....
    Alone......

    LYNNE RUSSELL

    Awee, thank you Waterloo. At least I know you're out there...Sending you hugs!! :-) Thank you!! :-) :-)

    Jimmy O'Donovan

    Heart breaker 💔

  18. Lynda Land

    GREAT song, Mary! Absolutely haunting.