Leave Like This

Written May 2007

Tab D, capo 1

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I know you saw no way out,
but you didn’t have to leave like this,
your soul consumed with pain and doubt,
but you didn’t have to leave like this,
+++ didn’t have to leave us wondering
+++ what we could’ve done, if anything?
I know you were suffering, but you didn’t have to leave,
+++ didn’t have to leave like this..

you shone bright as any light,
why’d you have to leave like this?
I see you when I close my eyes,
why’d you have to leave like this?
+++ why’d you have to leave us mystified?
+++ we didn’t even get to say goodbye,
how can so much life just die? you didn’t have to leave,
+++ didn’t have to leave like this,
+++++ I’m passing through a little town
+++++ where they tore the burned-out courthouse down,
+++++ now all that’s there is barren ground,
+++++ but I still hear the bells ring out..

trade all colors in for black..
erase this song—here, take it back..
+++ I know you would have laughed again,
+++ it’s not alright, I won’t pretend,
I know this sickness killed you, friend, but you didn’t have to leave,
+++ didn’t have to leave like,
+++ didn’t have to leave us wondering
+++ what we could’ve done, if anything?
I know you were suffering, but you didn’t have to leave,
+++ didn’t have to leave like this..
+++++ I’m passing through a little town
+++++ where they tore the burned-out courthouse down,
+++++ now all that’s there is barren ground,
+++++ but I still hear the bells ring out…

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