Don McLean - Empty Chairs Lyrics

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I feel the trembling tingle of a sleepless night
Creep through my fingers and the moon is bright
Beams of blue come flickering through my window pane
Like gypsy moths that dance around a candle flame

And I wonder if you know
That I never understood
That although you said you'd go
Until you did I never thought you would

Moonlight used to bathe the contours of your face
While chestnut hair fell all around the pillow case
And the fragrance of your flowers rest beneath my head
A sympathy bouquet left with the love that's dead

And I wonder if you know
That I never understood
That although you said you'd go
Until you did I never thought you would

Never thought the words you said were true
Never thought you said just what you meant
Never knew how much I needed you
Never thought you'd leave, until you went

Morning comes and morning goes with no regret
And evening brings the memories I can't forget
Empty rooms that echo as I climb the stairs
And empty clothes that drape and fall on empty chairs

And I wonder if you know
That I never understood
That although you said you'd go
Until you did I never thought you would

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 American Pie
  • 2 Till Tomorrow
  • 3 Vincent
  • 4 Crossroads
  • 5 Winterwood
  • 6 Empty Chairs
  • 7 Everybody Loves Me, Baby
  • 8 Sister Fatima
  • 9 The Grave
  • 10 Babylon


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Don Mclean
    album: Track 6 in album American Pie
    release date: 1971-10
    popularity : 648 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Classic Rock
    length: 3:27
    producer: Ed Freeman
    Album Information
    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin