When To Let Go

Words & Music by Christopher Kent

I knew a woman, alone and afraid
The price of a lifetime of choices she made
I tried so hard to save her from the pain she was in
But I had to let my own dreams go again and again

CHORUS:
When someone is hurting
Someone you know
When they’re caught in the quicksand
Sinking down slow
And you’re trying to save them
The hardest thing to know
Is when to hold on
And when to let go

I had a good friend, heart like a river
He made himself promises he could not deliver
I tried so hard to help him, to make everything okay
But I only made his sorrow grow, and drove him away

[CHORUS]

Well I hate to see anyone in sorrow and pain
So I tried to be the hero, tried to hold back the rain
In the end I couldn’t save them from what was meant to be
I just kept us all from seeing things
We needed to see

When someone is hurting
Someone you know
When they’re caught in the quicksand
Sinking down slow
And you’re trying to save them
The hardest thing to know
Is when to hold on
And when to let go
Yes the hardest thing to know
Is when to let go

© 1990 by Christopher Kent/Dragonheart Music All Rights Reserved.