Bonnie Raitt - My Opening Farewell Lyrics

Bonnie Raitt Sweet Forgiveness cover art
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A lady stands before an open window
Looking so far away
She can almost feel the southern winds blow
Gently touching his restless day

He turns from his window to me
Sad smile his apology
Sad eyes reaching to the door

Daylight loses to another evening
Still he spares me words goodbye
Sits alone beside me fighting his feelings
Struggles to speak but in the end can only cry

Suddenly it's so hard to find
The sound of the words to speak his troubled mind
So I'm offering ease to him as if to be kind

There's a train every day
Leading either way
There's a world you know
There's a way to go
I soon believe it's just as well
This is my opening farewell

A child's drawings left there on the table
And a woman's silk is lying on the floor
I would keep them here if I were able
To lock you safe behind it's open door

Suddenly it's so clear to me
That I'd ask you to see what you may never see
Now my kind words find their way back to me

There's a train every day
Leading either way
There's world you know
Got a way to go
I soon believe it's just as well
This is my opening farewell

This is my opening farewell.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 About to Make Me Leave Home
  • 2 Runaway
  • 3 Two Lives
  • 4 Louise
  • 5 Gamblin' Man
  • 6 Sweet Forgiveness
  • 7 My Opening Farewell
  • 8 Three Time Loser
  • 9 Takin' My Time
  • 10 Home


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jackson Browne
    album: Track 7 in album Sweet Forgiveness
    release date: 1977-4
    popularity : 42 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Blues Rock
    length: 5:21
    producer: Paul A. Rothchild
    electric guitar: Bonnie Raitt
    composer: Jackson Browne
    lyricist: Jackson Browne
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin