the way it must be lyrics – dan fogelberg

baby, how could i have been so vain
to make you feel that you’re the only one to blame
for all these distances and all of this pain

baby, how could i have been so blind
to presuppose that your needs were just like mine
you’ve been a prisoner for a long, long time

’cause now you run from me
and i will set you free
if that’s the way it must be

i tried so hard to make you part of me
that every time i looked at you, i thought i’d see
someone that you could never ever be

so full of pride that i could not see straight
i thought you’d change if i could only wait
i see the truth now but it’s much too late

’cause now you run from me
and i will set you free
if that’s the way it must be

oh oh
how’d it ever get so cold and mean
oh oh
is there nothing left but silence in between

oh oh
how’d it ever get so cold and mean
oh oh
is there nothing left but silence in between

baby, how’d we hold on so long
to something both of us must have known was wrong
we’re either fools or must be terrible strong

’cause now you run from me
and i will set you free
if that’s the way it must be

’cause now you run from me
and i will set you free
if that’s the way it must be

’cause now you run from me
and i will set you free
if that’s the way it must be

/ dan fogelberg lyrics