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Fading


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It's K-Mart, the bathroom 
I'm staring in the mirror 
The green lights are bright 
It makes the lines clearer 
Where did the Angels go? 
Cigarette smoke's all that's left 
I traded my wings in for a string of pearls 
And now the string is all I've left

The light bulbs burn 
Some ones in the stall 
Big white 
Brick wall 
Makes me feel small 
And I take my shirt off 
Looking for a glimpse of flesh 
I peel back the concrete 
Hope there's still some soil left

Cuz I am fading 
I am fading 
I am fading away 
I am fading 
Just like fairy tales 
When the hero loses faith 
I am fading

The air smells like urine 
It's getting hard to breathe 
I could walk out that door 
But no one really ever leaves 
I take all my clothing off 
Trying not to forget 
Stupid things like 
The color of rain 
And the smell of stone when it's wet 
And I am naked in the mirror 
With a feather in my hand 
The lady comes out of the bathroom 
Screaming, "Oh, Jesus!" 
Like I was a man 
And I ask her 
"Hey, what happens to us 
When we get old and in the way?" 
I guess she answered me 
Cause they took me away

And I am fading 
I am fading 
I am fading away 
I am fading 
Just like fairy tales 
When the hero loses faith 
And I can't remember 
Why or when, I hope that I'll remember again 
Cause I am fading 
I'm fading

Fading
Written byJewel
AlbumsSweet and Wild, 2010
Length3:35

Flower of Life
“Third is my favorite - "Fading" - a song I wrote a long time ago about leaving the ranch and feeling overwhelmed in the cities, traveling all the time and on the road. I'm so glad this has finally made the album. It's definitely in the "wild" category.”

Sweet and Wild (album)