High and Dry

Song Description

Betrayal changes every aspect of a relationship and the deserted person is left with nothing certain in their life as everything they relied on has been destroyed - leaving them high and dry.

Song Length 4:11 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Alternative
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Depressing Subject Divorce, General
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

When forever becomes forsaken Where do you turn?
When hearts beating become heartbreaking
Where do you run?
When a love becomes alone, a lifetime becomes a lie,
And what was good becomes goodbye
You're high and dry.

When betrothal becomes betrayal
How do you sleep?
Was devotion to desertion
Such an easy leap?
When treachery devours trust,
And promises are dust
All that's left of white lace is 'Why?
You're high and dry.

Then you find yourself asking what you're afraid to hear -
'How long?, How long?'
Was there a line in the past when all the signs were written clear?
'How long?, How long?'
Were you just too blind to see it coming -
Too safe to fear the motor running?

Now tomorrow is too empty
To contemplate,
And all you might have done
Is already too late.
Deceit goes undenied,
You're grasping for your pride,
With no tears left to cry,
You're high and dry.

Oh, how long?, how long?
Oh, how long?, how long?
Were you just too blind to see it coming -
Too safe to fear the motor running?

Treachery devours trust,
Promises are dust,
What was good became goodbye,
Leaving you high and dry
High and dry.


Lyrics Gill Vance Music Gill Vance
Producer Holburn Productions Performance Gill Vance
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