It’s good to be alive

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Rhythm moving moments remembering soft

Sweet tongues in sweet wood rhythm

It’s good to be alive

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Shifting sound breathes flesh to flesh

Memory deep in glistening time

It’s good to be alive

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The curling bend of a guitar note

Glistens a tear to my eye

It’s good to be alive

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Your voice calling across the nighttime sky

To me crying standing up again

It’s good to be alive

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Come tomorrow’s daylight rising

I’m my father’s son I am always

It’s good to be alive

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If You Need Me

If you need me, I’ll be there, with kind arms waiting, no furrowed brow for you.

Daylight comes and daylight goes, dreams seem to do the same, but I tell you

If you need me, I’ll be there, bringing you a cup of tea sweetened with a smile

From me because you are you and that’s all you need to be

If you need me, I’ll be there.  In coming storms or in the thick of pain, during times

Of hunger and lost hopes and lives, I’ll be there, in your dreams, in your heart always

If you need me, I’ll be there, in the song of the morning birds, the early day sun glowing

Warmth into your heart, because I love you, you know that, I am there, you can hug me

If you need me, I’ll be there, in the quiet and in the loud, in the darkness and in the light

In the rhythm of your footsteps in the morning and in the night I am there always

If you need me, I’ll be there, because you are you and that’s all you need to be

In life and past it, I’ll be there, loving you, always, because you are you and I am me