This is the title song of Ben Harper's album Walk Away. Eliza Carthy sang and played it on keyboard piano and strings on her 1998 album Red with Martin Green, piano accordion, Sam Thomas, drums, percussion and Moog, Barnaby Stradling, electric bass and Moog, and Ed Boyd, acoustic guitar.
Oh no, here comes that sun again,
That means another day without you my friend.
And it hurts me to look into the mirror at myself
And it hurts even more to have to be with somebody else.
And it's so hard to do and so easy to say
But sometimes, sometimes you just have to walk away.
I've so many people to love in my life,
Why should I worry about one?
But you put the “happy” into my happiness
And you put the good times into my fun.
We've tried the goodbye so, so many days,
We walked in the same direction so that we could never stray.
They say, if you love somebody you have got to set them free
But I would rather be locked to you than live in this pain and misery.
They say, time will make this go away.
But it's time that has taken my tomorrows and turned them into yesterdays.
So once again that rising sun is droppin' back down,
Once again you, my friend, are nowhere to be found.