Hard To Leave

Written by

Ben Harper

Original Artist

Mavis Staples

Airport tears
Miss you dears
Late night calls longing
Pressing play on Marvin Gaye
Trying to write the wronging
Softly reaching over
For your touch upon my sleeve
It's always 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 way
We tell ourselves stories
Only we would believe
It's always hard to leave

I blame myself
To avoid taking the blame
If I didn't go I may never know
that would be such a shame

Grab hold of the days
Before the days grab hold of you
Give it an extra minute
Maybe even a few
I'm passing through town
Like a warm summer breeze
It's always hard to leave

Album Version