Who Sang Hard to Leave? Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples We Get By cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2019-5-10
length: 3:06
membranophone: Stephen Hodges
lead vocals: Mavis Staples
vocal: Donny Gerrard
mixer: Ethan Allen
recording engineer: Ethan Allen
bass: Jeff Turmes
background vocals: C.C. White and Laura Mace
guitar: Rick Holmstrom
co-producer: Jeff Turmes, Donny Gerrard, Ethan Allen, Stephen Hodges, Rick Holmstrom and Mavis Staples
assistant engineer: Matt Tuggle
Lyrics
Out pour tears
"Miss you dear"s
Late night calls of longing
Pressing play
On Marvin Gaye
Trying to right the wrongings
Softly reaching over for your touch upon my sleeve
It's always hard, so hard to leave

Just got in
How've you been?
You haven't aged a day
Look at us now
Remember when
We've come a long, long way
We tell ourselves stories only we can believe
It's always hard, so hard to leave

I blame myself to avoid taking the blame
But if I didn't go
I may never know
And that would be such a shame

Grab ahold of the days
Before the days grab ahold of you
Give it an extra, extra minute
Or maybe a few
I'm passing through time like a warm summer breeze
It's always hard, so hard to leave
It's always hard, so hard to leave

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Change
  • 2 Anytime
  • 3 We Get By
  • 4 Brothers and Sisters
  • 5 Heavy on My Mind
  • 6 Sometime
  • 7 Never Needed Anyone
  • 8 Stronger
  • 9 Chance on Me
  • 10 Hard to Leave
  • 11 One More Change

  • Release information
    label: Epitaph
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    barcode: 045778767007
    script: Latin