The Child Is Gone Lyrics

Fiona Apple


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Fiona Apple Maggart
album: No. 8 track in album Tidal
release date: 1996-7-23
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length: 4:15
vocal: Fiona Apple

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Darling, give me your absence tonight
Take the shade from the canvas and leave me the white
Let me sink in the silence that echoes inside
And don't bother leaving the light on
'Cuz I suddenly feel like a different person
From the roots of my soul come a gentle coercion
And I ran my hand o'er a strange inversion
A vacancy that just did not belong
The child is gone

Honey help me out of this mess
I'm a stranger to myself
But don't reach for me, I'm too far away
I don't wanna talk 'cuz there's nothing left to say
So my
Darling, give me your absence tonight
Take all of your sympathy and leave it outside
'Cuz there's no kind of loving that can make this all right
I'm trying to find a place I belong
And I suddenly feel like a different person
From the roots of my soul come a gentle coercion
And I ran my hand over a strange inversion
As the darkness turns into the dawn
The child is gone
The child is gone

Track Listing

  • 1 Sleep to Dream
  • 2 Sullen Girl
  • 3 Shadowboxer
  • 4 Criminal
  • 5 Slow Like Honey
  • 6 The First Taste
  • 7 Never Is a Promise
  • 8 The Child Is Gone
  • 9 Pale September
  • 10 Carrion