Staying's Worse Than Leaving
Lyrics Sunny Sweeney

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Leavin's hard... trust me, it's really bad
It'll shake ya, damn near break ya, it always has
You don't go until you're prayin' to break even
Until stayin's worse than leavin'

God knows we tried everything that we could do
You can keep your pride and blame me if you need to
Even though this freedom feels a lot like treason
I know stayin's worse than leavin'

It's gotta get better, it can't get worse
Hope it's a blessing not a curse
I don't care who passes judgement on my reasons
I know stayin's worse than leavin'

It's gotta get better, it can't get worse
Hope it's a blessing not a curse
I don't care who passes judgement on my reasons
I know stayin's worse than leavin'

Both our hearts let go a long time ago
Words leave scars and Lord knows they heal slow
Our love died, but somehow we are both still breathin'
I just hope someday we'll look back on this grievin'
And say stayin's worse than leavin'
Yeah, that stayin's worse than leavin'
Yeah, that stayin's worse than leavin'

Song facts

"Staying's Worse Than Leaving" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country artist Sunny Sweeney. It was released in May 2011 as the second single from her second studio album, Concrete.

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song a three-and-a-half star review, complimenting the song's neo-traditional sound thanks to an "able and rustic production," and favorably compared Sweeney's vocals to Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. Blake Boldt of The 9513 gave the song a thumbs up rating. He notes that Sweeney's "songs often carry an emotional heft and insight into that little thing called heartache," and favored the song's production, which he believed "puts the stamp on this dying romance."

"Staying's Worse Than Leaving" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending May 7, 2011 and peaked at number 38.

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