Alan Jackson – When I Saw You Leaving lyrics

Ain’t it funny how, one minute, your whole life’s looking fine

And a short few words later it all just comes untied?

You can’t believe you’re looking at what was always someone else

Now it’s staring right there at you, yesterday you couldn’t tell

So shocked and dissolutioned, helpless and confused

Not knowing how or what to say, not accepting that it’s true.

You can’t help but see the worst to come a thousand different ways

At the same time trying to hold a strong and optimistic gaze.

When I saw you leaving, when I saw you leaving

When I saw you leaving in my mind.

And the anger starts to surface, looking up, asking why

And you realize He probably wants the best, the same as I

The days just go by quickly, nights just never end

As time gets so more precious, every sunrise and old friend

Trying to be a post to lean on, a part you learn that’s hard to play

Asking God to let you take her place or just take it all away.

Hope you’ll wake up in the morning, it’s all just been a dream

You’ll never take for granted every second that you breathe.

When I saw you leaving, when I saw you leaving

When I saw you leaving in my mind.

Then the seconds turn to minutes

The minutes wouldn’t last

And the hours, days and weeks and months

Seem endless and too fast

And the blessings pour from heaven

Like the rain on that first spring

Since that moment I first thought

You might not always be with me.

When I saw you leaving, when I saw you leaving

When I saw you leaving in my mind.

Ain’t it funny how, in a minute, your whole life’s looking fine

And a short few words later it all just comes untied?