He Fades Away (Alistair Hulett)

“He Fades Away” Sheet Music (pdf).
“He Fades Away” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Alistair Hulett.
Lyrics: Alistair Hulett.
Tune: Alistair Hulett.


There’s a man in my bed; I used to love him;
His kisses used to take my breath away;
There’s a man in my bed; I hardly know him;
I wipe his face, and hold his hand,
And watch him as he slowly fades away.

And he fades away;
Not like leaves that fall in autumn,
Turning gold against the grey, he fades away;
Like the blood stains on the pillow case
That I wash every day, he fades away.

There’s a man in my bed; he’s on a pension,
Although he’s only fifty years of age;
The lawyer says we might get compensation
In the course of due procedure,
But he couldn’t say for certain at this stage.

And he fades away;
Not like leaves that fall in autumn,
Turning gold against the grey, he fades away;
Like the blood stains on the pillow case
That I wash every day, he fades away.

And he’s not the only one
Who made the trip so many years ago
To work the Wittenoom mine;
So many young men old before their time and dying slow;
They fade away;
Wheezing bags of bones with lungs half clogged and full of clay,
They fade away.

There’s a man in my bed; they never told him
The cost of taking home his weekly pay;
And when the courts decide how much they owe him,
How will he spend his money when he lies in bed
And coughs his life away?

And he fades away;
Not like leaves that fall in autumn,
Turning gold against the grey, he fades away;
Like the blood stains on the pillow case
That I wash every day, he fades away.

Not like leaves that fall in autumn,
Turning gold against the grey, he fades away;
Like the blood stains on the pillow case
That I wash every day, he fades away.


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