Alison Krauss – Deeper Than Crying Lyrics

(Mark Simos/Devachan Music, BMI)

Leaving is the longest word I ever learned

In the time it takes to say it, the whole world has turned

If a heartbeat lasts a lifetime then I’ve lived before

`cause I remember standing at this open door


This path is not the one I’d choose to travel

Even as we watch what tied us unravel

And the tears fall like rain

Deeper than crying, the loving still remains

Neither wants to be the one to say goodbye

And neither wants to be the one who’s left to cry

But in our secret heart of hearts we both know

That the time for patching up has passed and it’s time to go


So I’ll be the one to pull our tangled lives apart

I won’t dodge the angry words that hide a broken heart

And my calm fare-thee-wells cannot obscure

That deep inside, my heart is also hurtin’ so