Here You Are

by Chris Darby

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This song was originally written for the Instructional Songs album in 2015, but didn't quite seem to work at that time. I rearranged it a couple of years later and recorded it with the intention of adding it to my forthcoming release. It seems it probably won't fit very well with that one either, so here it is, as it is now, as a gift to you to celebrate this New Year.

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Well the world can be an awful place to live
But that doesn’t mean you have nothing to give
Doesn’t mean that all this is for nought
Doesn’t mean there is no goodness left

Well the world will do it’s best to bring you down
By telling you you are useless and alone
By weaving lies through the mouths of those you know
Don’t believe them, listen, here you are

Here you are, with a voice that is your own
Here you are against universal odds
Here you are, a monumental poem
Here you are. Here you are. Here you are.

Well the world will forget that you exist
It will kill you if you let it
Find your voice, scream it to the wind
When you say something, the world will listen

Well the world is full of cynical beings
Who will tell you you’re too young or small or weak
They will tell you there is nothing you can do
Don’t believe them, listen, here you are

Here you are, with a voice that is your own
Here you are against universal odds
Here you are, a monumental poem
Here you are. Here you are. Here you are.

Well now the world is much stronger than you are
But you are much stronger than you know
And seeing how you have nothing to lose
Why not show the world all that you can do

Well the world is not the place you once believed
But that doesn’t mean you cannot have a dream
It just means nothing is handed to you
Would you want that, really, would you?

Here you are, with a voice that is your own
Here you are against universal odds
Here you are, a monumental poem
Here you are. Here you are. Here you are.

Well the world will still be here when you leave
Your days were numbered the moment you arrived
But there is a reason that you are alive
There is reason in unreasonable times

Well the world has all the answers that we seek
She does not give them up easily
They float above us, thoughts upon the wind
To catch them we must only listen

Here we are, with a voice that is our own
Here we are against universal odds
Here we are, a monumental poem
Here we are. Here we are. Here we are.

credits

released January 2, 2022
Chris Darby - Vocals and Guitar
Charles Murphy - Banjo and Guitar Harmonics

This track was recorded by Chris and Charles in their respective homes and mixed and mastered by Justin Birchard at Seven Sided Studios in Chicago, IL

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Chris Darby

Chris Darby is a folk musician whose true home is anywhere his music takes him. Though his singing sometimes reaches the ferocious roar of a territorial lion and other times sinks to the gentle whisper of a wise sage, his vocal style embodies a rare emotional honesty which captures the full range and depth of his life experience. Sign up for the Newsletter here- www.eepurl.com/Lgoz5 ... more

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