Angel Olsen Lonely Universe Lyrics

Your hands were cold

Your voice was shaky

One morning not too long ago

And at the time I was only a child

About to lose my childlike mind

The way you touched my hands

Like you never had before

It wasn’t you anymore

I called for my brothers

I called for my sisters

But there was nothing left for them to do

And so I watched from far away

As the ambulances came

And started dressing for school

Goodbye sweet mother earth

Without you now I’m a lonely universe

You won’t always understand

When you’ve truly loved someone

Until after they’ve gone

This time of year the nights fall longer

So grow a spine or catch cold

The winter months they do make you feel stronger

But in the end it’s all getting old

And you won’t always be walking the safest streets

But you can find your way home

If you have imagined your way back

Then my dear you’re more than halfway there

And you might only possess

What you’ve carried on your back

But you’ve always been free

Now it’s time to believe

Time to give up that unforgiving act of altogetherness

And start living out your oldest childhood dreams

Well, losing your minds it ain’t half as bad as it seems

And if you would take the risk

Well, it might be worth your time

It’s only your life

It’s only going by

Goodbye sweet mother earth

Without you now I’m a lonely universe

You won’t always understand

When you’ve truly loved someone

Until after they’ve gone