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Strictly SoloBetween The LinesThe Bottom Line: Encore Collection

From Me To You

Janis Ian

I'm leaving by night, I'm leaving alone
Leaving it lie, when you waken I'll be gone
I would not beg for me as I would not beg for you
though I'd like to be the one to see you through

Every step you have take disappears with the tide
You're torn up and shaken with changing your mind
You haven't got the grace to say you'll finally decide
and you haven't got the strength to stay to fight

Those people who surround you
only want to see you weak enough to crawl
They'll lie for you, decide for you
and buy up all your rights and all your wrongs
And they'll try to stop your singing
in the middle of your song
for they do not want you free
and they will not make you strong
but only drag you down in the hole they're coming from

They say you are foolish for wanting the sun
They call you selfish for learning to run
They'll tell you that the darkness is a blessing in disguise
You never have to notice if you're sighted or you're blind
and they'll do their best to keep you from the light

You're more than beginning, you're learning to fly
Feels like you're falling, but it passes in time
and I hate to see a friend go down in flames without a song
so I'm waiting by the doorway - I will not linger long

I'm leaving by night, I'm leaving alone
Leaving you lie. When you waken I'll be gone
I would not beg for me as I will not beg for you
but I'd like to be the one to see you through

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