Do What You Have to Do Lyrics

Sarah McLachlan


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Sarah Mclachlan, Chris Wolstenholme
album: Track 5 in album Surfacing
release date: 1997-7-15
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length: 3:47
piano: Sarah McLachlan
double bass: Jim Creeggan
percussion: Ashwin Sood
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
writer: Colleen Wolstenholme, Sarah McLachlan

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What ravages of spirit
Conjured this tempestuous rage
Created you a monster
Broken by the rules of love
And fate has lead you through it
You do what you have to do
And fate has led you through it
You do what you have to do
And I have the sense to recognize that
I don't know how to let you go
Every moment marked
With apparitions of your soul
I'm ever swiftly moving
Trying to escape this desire
The yearning to be near you
I do what I have to do
The yearning to be near you
I do what I have to do
But I have the sense to recognize
That I don't know how
To let you go
I don't know how
To let you go
A glowing ember
Burning hot
Burning slow
Deep within I'm shaken by the violence
Of existing for only you
I know I can't be with you
I do what I have to do
I know I can't be with you
I do what I have to do
And I have sense to recognize but
I don't know how to let you go
I don't know how to let you go
I don't know how to let you go

Track Listing

  • 1 Building a Mystery
  • 2 I Love You
  • 3 Sweet Surrender
  • 4 Adia
  • 5 Do What You Have to Do
  • 6 Witness
  • 7 Angel
  • 8 Black & White
  • 9 Full of Grace
  • 10 Last Dance