Song – Leave It All Behind

This was a song that almost wrote itself due to the set of circumstance I had found myself in at the time of writing it.

I was living in a share housing situation that was really having a negative effect on my mental wellbeing. It was an awful experience which I couldn’t wait to get out of but I was too scared to make the move at the same time.

When I eventually made the decision to move out, I distinctly remember the sense of relief and pride I had in myself for finally plucking up the courage to stand up for myself and face the unknown.

Hence the song “Leave It All Behind” was born.

I’m particularly proud of this song because it tells a story where most of my songs seem to be borne from my observations and feelings about things.

I think that this song is one of the most story telling songs I’ve written to date


Leave It All Behind
© C. Stewart 2003

I’ve packed my bags it’s time to go
The room is empty there’s nothing to show
My heart said no but my mind said yes
I cannot trust my heart I guess

But I know, I’m gonna leave it all behind
As I say it in my prayers every night
I’m gonna leave it all behind

I turn off the lights as I look outside
And I smile to myself with a sense of pride
I’m starting fresh from this day on
I wont know who I am before too long

But I know, I’m gonna leave it all behind
Coz it’ll haunt me for the rest of my life
I’m gonna leave it all behind
But I know, I’m gonna leave it all behind
As I say it in my prayers every night
I’m gonna leave it all behind

I have told myself that times will change
And I’ve been living out a lie
I’m gonna look at this world in a different way
So I can finally spread my wings and fly

Instrumental (verse)

I’ve now turned a page in this book of life
What’s coming to me know is what I know is right
The wheels of fate haven’t stopped just yet
But where it all stops you know it all depends

But I know, I’m gonna leave it all behind
Coz it’ll haunt me for the rest of my life
I’m gonna leave it all behind
But I know, I’m gonna leave it all behind
As I say it in my prayers every night
I’m gonna leave it all behind

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