You are Slipping away from Me

Slipping away

means

Leaving quietly without being noticed

Human Relationships

The phrasal verb “to slip away” means “to leave without being noticed” but sometimes in human relationships we pretend not to notice things because we are embarrassed.

The Loss of Love

When love dies it is very painful and nobody wants to confront the unpleasantness. Sometimes in songs we face the problem and we try to recover the love we have lost or the love we are losing.

Question

Have you ever felt that you were slipping away from your partner?

Tell us about it in the comments section below

You are Slipping Away from Me

In the song below, Max Merrit sings the lyric:

You are slipping away from me.

We listened to this song in another lesson in the context of

i have been watching yiou. Listen to Mx sing

Baby, I (have) been watching you.

You are slipping away from me
We both feel it slipping away

Have you ever slipped on a banana?

We both feel it slipping away

Every night I am lying in bed
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Every night I lie in bed

The use of present continuous tense is more descriptive and less narrative in style. It creates the effect of slowing down the action and causes the listener to look at it more closley

The line continues

Every night I am lying in bed holding you close in my dreams

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Every night I lie in bed and I hold you close in my dreams

Again the use of present participle (ing form of verb) creates a descriptive slowed down effect rather than moving the narrative along

Look at the full text

Every night I am lying in bed holding you close in my dreams, thinking about all the things that we said and coming apart at the seams

Coming apart at the seams is a metaphor

Can you sew
Have you ever sewed a button on a shirt?

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