ALAN JACKSON lyrics - When I Saw You Leaving (For Nisey)

ALAN JACKSON
"When I Saw You Leaving (For Nisey)"

Ain't it funny how one minute, your whole life's lookin' fine
Then a short few words later, it all just comes untied
You can't believe you're lookin', what was always someone else
Now it's starin' right there at ya, yesterday you couldn't tell

So shocked and disillusioned, helpless and confused
Not knowin' how and what to say, not acceptin' that it's true
And can't help but see the worst to come, a thousand different ways
The same time tryin' to hold a strong and optimistic gaze

When I saw you leavin'
When I saw you leavin'
When I saw you leavin'
In my mind

Then the anger starts to surface, lookin' up, askin' why
Then you realize He probably wants, the best the same as I
Days just go by quickly, nights just never end
As time gets so more precious, every sunrise an old friend

Tryin' to be a post to lean on, a part you learn that's hard to play
Askin' God to let you take her place, or just take it all away
Hope you wake up in the mornin', has all just been a dream
You never take for granted, every second that you breathe

When I saw you leavin'
When I saw you leavin'
When I saw you leavin'
In my mind

And the seconds turn to minutes, and minutes wouldn't last
And the hours, days, and weeks and months, seem endless and too fast
And the blessin's poured from Heaven, like the rain on that first spring
Since that moment I first thought, you might not always be with me

When I saw you leavin'
When I saw you leavin'
When I saw you leavin'
In my mind, in my mind

Ain't it funny how one minute, your whole life's lookin' fine
Then a short few words later, it all just comes untied