Mary Gauthier – How You Learn To Live Alone Lyrics

First you fall then you fly
And you believe that you belong up in the sky
Flap your arms as you run, every revolution
Brings you closer to the sun
You fall asleep in motion in uncharted hemispheres
And wake up with the stars falling down around your ears
When they hit the ground they’re nothing but stones
That’s how you learn to live alone
That’s how you learn to live alone

Bit by bit, you slip away
You loose yourself in pieces in the things that you don’t say
You’re not here, but you’re still there
The sun goes up, the sun goes down
And you’re not sure you care
You live inside the false, till you don’t recognize the true
People send you pictures, and you can’t believe it’s you
It’s been years since your house has felt like home
That’s how you learn to live alone
That’s how you learn to live alone

It don’t feel right, but it’s not wrong
It’s just hard to start again this far along
Brick by brick, the letting go
As you walk away from everything you know
You release resistance, lean into the wind
Till the roof begins to crumble and the rain comes pouring in
And you sit there in the rubble, till the rubble feels like home
That’s how you learn to live alone
That’s how you learn to live alone
That’s how you learn to live alone