Let Me Down Gently (feat Clare Portman)

from Twilight by Mal MacWatt & The Glass Mountains

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Breaking up is seldom easy so tell a few white lies if it makes it easier


Something’s not right it hasn’t been for a while
I see it in your silence and the effort of your smile
By the distance in your eyes
How you’re always on your phone
By just how many times you say you need to be alone

When you lie in bed, pretending to be sleeping
Your eyes are closed but I know by your breathing
You’re always late home from work
You’ve started going to the gym more
I see your razor in the shower and I wonder who you’re doing this for
Cos I know it’s not me

CH: Let me down gently
Don’t give me your honesty
Don’t say you’re setting me free for somebody better than me, no no
Just let me down gently
Leave me some dignity
Say you’ll never forget and you’ll always regret letting me go

It’s gonna be hard, letting you go
I can’t stop you leaving but I want you to know
That for my own self-respect I might put up a front
But I’m ready to change myself to whatever you want
I’d do anything

Leave me with some pride
Say you really hate to hurt me
Say you’re crying on the inside
And you truly don’t deserve me
But seeing as you're letting me go then give me something now to break my fall
But better still…. Hold me tight, don’t let me down at all


from Twilight, released March 5, 2021
Clare Portman - vocals


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Malcolm MacWatt has already gained international recognition for his powerful songwriting and as a solo performer his story-telling comes to the fore, sometimes with brutal clarity.

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