NO REGRETS

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NO REGRETS

“No Regrets” is a song by folk and blues singer/songwriter Tom Rush. It is the final song on his 1968 album The Circle Game.
His 1968 composition has become an acknowledged standard, with numerous cover versions having been recorded. In addition to his 1968 sparse acoustic recording of the song, Rush later recorded a more lush, orchestrated pop version for Columbia Records featuring a screaming electric guitar solo for his 1974 album Ladies Love Outlaws.

I know you’re leavin’ is too long over due
For far too long I’ve had nothing new to show to you
Goodbye dry eyes I watched your plane, fade off west of the moon
It felt so strange to walk away alone

There’s no regrets, no tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again

The hours that were yours echo like empty rooms
The thoughts we used to share I now keep alone
I woke last night and spoke to you, not thinkin’ you were gone
And it felt so strange to lie awake alone

No regrets, no tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again

Our friends have tried to turn my nights to day
Strange faces in your place can’t keep the ghosts away
Now just beyond the darkest hour, just behind the dawn
Still feels so strange to live my life alone
No regrets, no tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again

There’s no regrets, no tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again