Life Fades Away

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Roy Orbison

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), also known by the nickname 'The Big O', was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top Forty, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Oh, Pretty Woman". His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of "In Dreams" in David Lynch's Blue Velvet revived his career in the 1980s. In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveli… more »

My time has come, the clouds are calling
December wind has come my way
And now I feel the will falling
All at once it's too late
Life fades away

The night is my wake
All thoughts slip away
And even though I must leave you
Remember I love you

I'll always be in your memory
And I will always be with you when I'm gone

Fade, life fades away
Oh yea, yea, yea, yea
Life fades away

I'm tired of tomorrow
Lost for today
I long to be
At peace forever
My eternity
And even though I will miss you
I must leave you

Fade, life fades away
Oh yea, yea, yea, yea
Life fades away

So please forgive me
And try not to cry
I long to be at peace forever more
Forever more
Oh yea, yea, yea, yea
Yeah, yea, yea, yea, yea
Yeah, yea, yea, yea, yea
Life fades away
Life fades away
Life fades away

One last thing to say
Life fades away


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