Mary Chapin Carpenter - Fading Away Lyrics




You are fading away in pieces and parts
Like old china and glass, in fragments and shards
Moment by moment, a day at a time
By the side of the road, in the dark of the night

You are leaving me here like the seasons will do
Leaving nothing behind but I know it was you
That walked where I walk now, that stood where I stand
Some phantom performing a strange sleight of hand

And the places I see are returning once more
To the places I knew them to be long before
They merged with your laugh
They locked with your eyes
I have almost regained them,
Along with my stride

You are turning to nothing like ash off a fire
As it rises and floats up higher and higher
As the flame slowly dies and the fire turns cold
Like the color of sky the higher you go

And the world that I see is returning once more
To the world that I knew it be long before
It had merged with your laugh
It had locked with your eyes
I’ve been letting it go, with all my goodbyes

You are blurring like memory and falling like dust
On old wedding bouquets, the roses and rust
On the wheel, on the mantle,
In the quiet of day
You are vanishing slowly
You are fading away





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Mary Chapin Carpenter Fading Away Comments
  1. Robert Woodrow

    An excellent funeral song.

  2. Jennie Anderson

    I know exactly how this feels now, just don’t know why?....🥀🥀.. Maybe losing the happiness and Health of Youth ...

  3. Paul Brown

    "Fading Away"

    You are fading away in pieces and parts
    Like old china and glass, in fragments and shards
    Moment by moment, a day at a time
    By the side of the road, in the dark of the night

    You are leaving me here like the seasons will do
    Leaving nothing behind but I know it was you
    That walked where I walk now, that stood where I stand
    Some phantom performing a strange sleight of hand

    And the places I see are returning once more
    To the places I knew them to be long before
    They merged with your laugh
    They locked with your eyes
    I have almost regained them,
    Along with my stride

    You are turning to nothing like ash off a fire
    As it rises and floats up higher and higher
    As the flame slowly dies and the fire turns cold
    Like the color of sky the higher you go

    And the world that I see is returning once more
    To the world that I knew it to be long before
    It had merged with your laugh
    It had locked with your eyes
    I’ve been letting it go, with all my goodbyes

    You are blurring like memory and falling like dust
    On old wedding bouquets, the roses and rust
    On the wheel, on the mantle,
    In the quiet of day
    You are vanishing slowly
    You are fading away

  4. Annetress McGlone

    Adore this Song!!! Nobody can capture and decode emotions like MCC.

  5. SPONDNO8

    i treasure her music. this is another masterpiece from one of the brilliant writers and performers of our time

  6. r stadt

    Breathtaking song.