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How You Learn To Live Alone

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How You Learn To Live Alone is a song written by Mary Gauthier & Gretchen Peters and performed by Avery Barkley in the Season Two premiere I Fall to Pieces.  He performs it to the audience at The Bluebird Cafe.

It is included on The Music of Nashville (Season 2, Volume 1) soundtrack.

Lyrics

First you fall, then you fly
and you believe that you belong
up in the sky.
Flap your arms, as you run,
every revolution brings you closer to the sun.
You fall asleep in motion, in unchartered
hemispheres,
and you wake up with the stars
fallin' down around your ears.
And when they hit the ground,
they're nothin' but stones
that's how you learn to live alone.
That's how you learn to live alone.

Bit by bit, you slip away,
you lose yourself in pieces
by the things that you don't say.
You're not here, but you're still there
The sun goes up and the sun goes down,
but you're not sure you care.
You live inside the false,
till you recognize the truth.
People send you pictures,
but you can't believe it's you.
Seems forever since your house
has felt like home
that's how you learn to live alone
that's how you learn to live alone.

It don't feel right, but it's not wrong.
It's just hard to start again this far along.
Brick by brick, the letting go,
as you walk away from everything you know
When you release resistance
and you lean into the wind,
till the roof begins to crumble,
and the rain comes pourin' in,
And you sit there in the rubble,
till the rubble feels like home
That's how you learn to live alone
that's how you learn to live alone
that's how you learn to live alone

Videos

Season Two Songs
A Life That's GoodAdios Old FriendAlready GoneBall and ChainBe My GirlBelievingBlack RosesBuried UnderCan't Get It RightCan't Say No To YouCarry You HomeCome Find MeCome See About MeCrazy TonightDon't Put Dirt On My Grave Just YetDon't Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet (Duet Version)Done Runnin'DreamsEvery Time I Fall In LoveEverything I'll Ever NeedFallingGonna Get EvenHe Ain't Gonna ChangeHennesseeHow You Learn To Live AloneHurtin' On MeHypnotizingHypnotizing (Acoustic Version)I Ain’t Leaving Without Your LoveI Can't Sleep TonightI'm a GirlIs That Who I AmIt Ain't Yours to Throw AwayIt All Slows DownIt's On TonightJoy ParadeKeep Coming BackLatelyLike NewOne Light ShiningPlayin' TricksShare With YouStronger than MeTears So StrongTell MeTell That DevilThat's What I DoThe Best Songs Come from Broken HeartsThe Blues Have Blown AwayThen I Was Loved By YouThis Love Ain't Big EnoughThis TimeThis TownTrouble IsWaitin'Wayfaring Stranger (A Cappella)What If I Was WillingWhy Can't I Say GoodnightWrong for the Right ReasonsWrong SongYou're The Kind of Trouble
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