City And Colour The Lonely Life Lyrics

What if I did not love you?

Where would that leave me

Would I wander through the avenues

Under a pall of misery

Would I be face down in the gutter

With cheap whiskey on my breath

The lonely life of a writer

Whose words could not pay his debts

Singin’ please don’t, please don’t pass me by

I am alive, oh can’t you see?

That I’ve been blinded completely

Please don’t, please don’t pass me by

I am alive, oh can’t you see?

That I am pleading for your mercy

What if we became strangers?

Would you notice my face in a crowd?

And could you hear the sorrow in my voice?

Helplessly crying your name out loud

Would I be searching for a savior?

Burned and burning with regret

The lonely life of a writer

Only if one last desperate request

Singin’ please don’t, please don’t pass me by

I am alive, oh can’t you see?

That I’ve been blinded completely

Please don’t, please don’t pass me by

I am alive, oh can’t you see?

That I am pleading for your mercy

I’ve been on the lam

Being hunted, somethin’ fierce

They say time and tide, it waits for no man

But I was just hopin’

These storm filled skies would clear

Please don’t, please don’t pass me by

Please don’t, please don’t pass me by

Please don’t, please don’t pass me by

I am alive, oh can’t you see?

That I am pleading for your mercy