Better Off Alone

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One day I'll leave all the people behind me
The lights and the cars and my terrible diet, I will
And I'll be a farmer and plant me a vineyard
Bake my own bread and chop wood for the winter, I will
Yes I will

And I'll sleep alone under the stars
Learning their stories and telling my own
Every once in a while
On some afternoons I'll take it slow
Write a few letters to absolute strangers
And say hello just to say hello

There's no one in this world for me
I'm better off alone
Some things were never meant to be
I'm better off alone

Each passing year will be like a beginning
I'll gain a few pounds and my hair will start thinning, I'm sure
But I'll be a pine in an evergreen forest
The birds will come nest in my arms and hope for a soft winter
Still I'll be here

And some things I know never will change
Afternoon naps and the stacks of old books that I'll get to someday
And somewhere I know, so far away
You will live happily after without me to get in your way
I won't get in your way

There's no one in this world for me
I'm better off alone
Some things were never meant to be
I'm better off alone

So I'll barefoot in the pouring rain
Talk to rocks and forget my name
Grow a beard and go insane
Sleep my sorry life away
The sun will rise and the sun will set
Hills will dream as the skies grow red
Tree and leaf will become my bed
Maybe one day I'll forget

There's no one in this world for me
I'm better off alone
True love is simply make-believe
I'm better off alone

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from Tree & Leaf, released July 22, 2016
Song written and performed by Daniel Fox, with Nathan Neely on trumpet and French horn, Torrie Richardson on bassoon, and Justin Rutledge on tenor saxophone.

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Daniel Fox Birmingham, Alabama

Daniel Fox is a folk singer-songwriter living in Birmingham, AL. His Americana-inspired soft rock is influenced by jazz, country western, and ambient music. If you come up with a name for a genre like that, please contact him below.

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