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Thursday, December 25, 2008

"Everything you need is here"
a song I wrote that needs music
(with thanks to Jean R. for the reminder)


















You walk down a rainy street
Looking at the fallen leaves
and think of all the crazy dreams you had

You can't find a bit of moon
And winter has come too soon
but it's never really all that bad

chorus
Because everything you need is here
even when the sky refuses to clear.
Everything, everything you need
is here.

You wish you'd chosen something else
You keep tripping on yourself
Just trying to keep the horizon in your sight

You think your grass is hardly green
You're sighing at the things that could have been
You're never still enough to see what's right.

chorus
But everything you need is here.
Not yesterday, tomorrow, or next year.
Everything, everything you need
is here.

If you don't know where you are
just look at your feet.
If you don't know what to say
just say what you mean.

You saw what you thought you wanted
But you stood by the door and stayed outside it
You feel so far from where the road began.

You threw your pennies in the river.
You want more than this but think you'll never
But somewhere there's a voice that says you can.

chorus
Because everything you need is here.
Your life is calling you my dear
Everything, everything you need
is here.

Everything you need is here
even when the sky refuses to clear.
Not yesterday, tomorrow, or next year.
Your life is calling you, my dear.
Everything, everything you need
is here.

7 comments:

Dale said...

(o)

Wenda said...

Great. Once you get the melody, I'll be singing right along. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the reminder. Thanks.

evlyn said...

awesome, I love it!

ConverseMomma said...

Everything I need is here, this is my new anthem. I'm going to sing it daily and think of you. Thanks!

radiolemma said...

i made into kind of a jazzy sort of thing. . . :)

Anonymous said...

i really wonder how you'd be singing it!

Anonymous said...

That is really awesome! I don't know how to compose, but I definately just made up a melody to that song in my head :) I love it :)