Emmylou Harris. Sweet Old World

Emmylou Harris

Lucinda Williams wrote this beautiful song, but Emmylou Harris’s version is just so poignant. That’s Neil Young singing in the background. It’s so bittersweet. What a beautiful song. What a beautiful world. Didn’t you think anyone loved you? My God. What a line. This is for darling Lucy. We did. We do. Love Susie.

Sweet Old World

See what you lost when you left his world,
This sweet old world
See what you lost when you left this world
This sweet old world.

The breath from your own lips
The touch of fingertips
A sweet and tender kiss
The sound of a midnight train
Wearing someone's ring
Someone calling your name
Somebody so warm cradled in your arm
Didn't you think you were worth anything?

See what you lost when you left his world
This sweet old world
See what you lost when you left this world
This sweet old world

Millions of us in love
Promises made good
Your own flesh and blood
Looking for some truth
Dancing with no shoes
The beat, the rhythm, the blues
The pounding of your heart's drum
Together with another one
Didn’t you think anyone loved you? 

See what you lost when you left his world
This sweet old world
See what you lost when you left this world
This sweet old world

By Lucinda Williams


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