Phil Collins - If Leaving Me Is Easy Lyrics

Phil Collins Face Value cover art
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I read all the letters, I read each word that you've sent to me
And though it's past now, and the words start to fade
All the memories I have still remain

I've kept all the pictures, but I hide my feelings so no-one knows
Oh sure my friends all come round, but I'm in a crowd on my own
It's 'cause you're gone now, but your heart, still remains
And it'll be here if you come again

You see, I'd heard the rumors, I knew before you let me know
But I didn't believe it, not you,
No you would not let me go
Seems I was wrong, but I love, I love you the same
And that's the one thing that you can't take away but just remember

If leaving me is easy,
And you know, coming back is harder

And leaving me is easy
And you know, coming back is harder

And leaving me is easy
And you know, coming back is harder

And leaving me is easy
And you know, coming back is harder

And leaving me is easy
And you know, coming back is harder

And leaving me is easy
And you know, coming back is harder

And leaving me is easy
And you know, coming back is harder

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 In the Air Tonight
  • 2 This Must Be Love
  • 3 Behind the Lines
  • 4 The Roof Is Leaking
  • 5 Droned
  • 6 Hand in Hand
  • 7 I Missed Again
  • 8 You Know What I Mean
  • 9 Thunder and Lightning
  • 10 I’m Not Moving
  • 11 If Leaving Me Is Easy
  • 12 Tomorrow Never Knows


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing
    writers: Phil Collins
    album: Track 11 in album Face Value
    release date: 1981
    popularity : 140 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Soft Rock/Power Pop/Pop Rock/Ballad
    length: 4:56
    remixer: Nick Davis
    producer: Phil Collins
    lead vocals: Phil Collins
    vocal: Phil Collins
    engineer: Hugh Padgham
    bass: Alphonso Johnson
    alto saxophone: Don Myrick
    guitar: Daryl Stuermer and Eric Clapton
    flugelhorn: Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris
    strings arranger: Arif Mardin
    assistant engineer: Nick Launay and Karen Segal
    assistant producer: Hugh Padgham
    Rhodes piano & synthesizer & drums: Phil Collins
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): Europe
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin