Beth Orton - Sweetest Decline Lyrics

Beth Orton Central Reservation cover art
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She weaves secrets in her hair
The whispers are not hers to share.
She's deep as a well.
She's deep as a well.

Another day wastes away,
And my heart sinks with the sun.
A new day's dawning,
And a new day has not yet begun.

So, anyway,
There I was,
Just sitting on your porch
Drinking in the sweetest decline.
The sweetest decline.
Sober mind

What's the use in regrets
They're just things we haven't done yet.
What are regrets?
They're just lessons we haven't learned yet.

Another day draws away,
And my heart sinks with the sun.
It's like catching snow on my tongue.
It's like catching snow on my tongue.

So, anyway,
There I was,
Just sitting on your porch
Drink in the sweetest decline.
The sweetest decline.
Sober mind

What are regrets?
What are regrets?
They're just lessons we haven't learned yet.
It's like catching snow on your tongue.
You can't pin this butterfly down.
Can't pin this butterfly down.

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Stolen Car
  • 2 Sweetest Decline
  • 3 Couldn't Cause Me Harm
  • 4 So Much More
  • 5 Pass in Time
  • 6 Central Reservation (original version)
  • 7 Stars All Seem to Weep
  • 8 Love Like Laughter
  • 9 Blood Red River
  • 10 Devil Song
  • 11 Feel to Believe
  • 12 Central Reservation (The Then Again version)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Beth Orton
    album: Track 2 in album Central Reservation
    release date: 1999-3-9
    popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/House/Lo-Fi/Downtempo
    length: 5:40
    producer: Victor van Vugt
    drums: Will Blanchard
    piano: Dr. John
    vocal: Beth Orton
    mixer: Mark 'Spike' Stent
    engineer: Victor van Vugt, Giles Hall and Trevor Smith
    recorded by: John Wood
    bass: Jerry Meyhan
    guitar: Beth Orton
    percussion: Lascelles Gordon
    mastering: Tim Young
    bouzouki: Ted Barnes
    strings arranger: Oliver Kraus and Beki Doe
    assistant mixer: Paul 'P Dub' Walton
    assistant engineer: Peter Hill
    Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 078221903820
    script: Latin