This track, Drifting Apart, featuring the harmony and back up vocals of Andrew Bird is so heartfelt beautiful. Some have mused that this song may be about the dissolution and late 2013 divorce from drummer ex husband, Zeke Hutchins. Andrew Bird, the great musician on his own, leading a trio or full band, here channeling his inner Roy Orbison for maximum heart melt effect.
You are a child when love is born,
Can’t stay a child for long.
Maybe the good times are up ahead,
Maybe those times are gone.
The same things keeping us together are the very ones making it hard.
Better take a look around,
Baby, we’re drifting apart.
Day by day, slowly you change,
Growing into what you are.
Nobody sees it happening,
It’s easy like opening a door.
Same things keeping us together begin to make a wreck of our hearts.
No use to shout about it.
Baby, we’ve drifted apart.
Drifting apart, drifting.
Drifting so slow, drifting.
I watch you go, I watch you go,
Don’t pretend you don’t know.
The quiet settling of the night,
It always comes to this.
You answer to yourself in the…
Tift Merritt – “Drifted Apart”
Traveling Alone (Bonus Track Version)
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