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I'm Still Here


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blamm

 Genre: Acoustic
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This is just a song sketch I had in my head...definitely nothing final, though further proof of why I'm not a guitar player. Just a quick live take to get this out of my head and out into the world. Enjoy.
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Lyrics
I've seen that look before
and know it means you've had enough.
And while I put on quite a show,
you know I'm really not so tough.
Incidents and accidents...
I know I've taken more than my fair share.
How many second chances will I get
before you no longer care?
(Do you still care?)

I'm still here.
Don't give up on me yet.
I'm still here,
though I'm as low as it gets.
Fear of the end's all that keeps me going.
I tried to pretend but the scars start showing.
I needed a friend, all without you knowing.
But I'm still here. I'm still here.

At times I've woken up
not knowing where I was.
And there were nights I'd drink myself to sleep
with no reason but "because."
I'd start to turn my life around
then turn around and do it all again.
Here I find I'm fighting for my life
but find the bottle always wins.
(It always wins.)

I'm still here.
Don't give up on me yet.
I'm still here,
though I'm as low as it gets.
Fear of the end's all that keeps me going.
I tried to pretend but the scars start showing.
I needed a friend, all without you knowing.
But I'm still here. I'm still here.
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Uploaded: Jan 10, 2009 - 10:01:53 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2009 - 10:04:35 PM Last Played: Jun 23, 2018 - 11:34:02 PM
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Comments
Feter said 3544 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
I'm Still Here
Ahh this is very decent ,...loved this kinda singing ...good cosy
recording my friend ...lyrics are wise and good ...thnx alot for sharin !!!
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blamm said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thanks...
thanks for the kind words!
Check out my latest song called A Long December (Counting Crows Cover)
Skean said 3544 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
This is
Too me a good campfire song... Call me silly but this is hove I feel when I listen to this.
Very nice song, I wish we had that campfire now... Cheers
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blamm said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
what we need now...
are some smores.
Check out my latest song called A Long December (Counting Crows Cover)
Outtaorbit said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Love the story and the vox
nicely done
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blamm said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thanks...
...needs some work to be a "real" song, but one of my New Year's resolutions is to just write and record...when I go for perfection, it takes me years (literally).
Check out my latest song called A Long December (Counting Crows Cover)
magnatone said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
I'm Still Here
This is terrific! I hope you decide to further develop it, although it's really great just as as. Your voice is perfect for this song, and this makes me want to go hear more of your music!
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blamm said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Appreciate the feedback!
I hope as I continue recording these song "sketches" someone will want to help me flush one or two of them out. For now, I just want to keep writing. (I recently read something from a successful songwriter that who put it best, "The only way to become a better writer is to write.")
Check out my latest song called A Long December (Counting Crows Cover)
kassia said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Here
Wonderful. I love this. Very organic, very personal and heartfelt. Very real. Thanks.
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blamm said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thanks, Kassia...
The origins of the story behind this one came from some very personal (I was on the other side of the story...but still). It evolved into something a little beyond that, but I think the original emotion is what drove it home. Thanks for the feedback.
Check out my latest song called A Long December (Counting Crows Cover)
gail60 said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
raw and heartfelt
This is very good. Simple yet very deep emotions. You sing and play well and I really enjoyed this one. Great job.
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blamm said 3543 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thanks so much.
I'm glad you enjoyed listening to this one. I hope to get more songs out soon, so keep checking back and let me know what you think of 'em!
Check out my latest song called A Long December (Counting Crows Cover)
lavalamp said 3542 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Nice sketch
I see this song layering up with drums, bass and a full band.

Very nice piece of songwriting.

Dave
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saymme said 3541 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
very strong...
& very touching..... w o w what csan i say this is so awesome & so many ppls fate... THX so much for sharing, its a gem in my book very heartfelt song KUDOS!!!!
said 3503 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
glad to have you around

guitar part is a little "in the rough" but your vocals and the prose are pretty much good to go? Cool melody too.

. - Harold
Char said 3469 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Very touching.
Good lyrics and really well sung. Laid back and intimate. Yes, It could be more developed with some more instruments but it is a very good song as is. Thanks.
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Godchaser said 3439 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Still exploring......
your music here.Lyrically you paint a good picture and musically a satisfying vibe.I could take or leave any additional sound source;like this very much just as it is.Have you ever been told your voice has a touch of Tom Petty?

Blessings,
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kayakanu said 3282 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
wow
Lyrics remind of past times.. they put an entire picture in my head about my past!!
Great vox too man, Its a really really good acoustic piece good... thanks for sharing!
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John writes and records in his small corner of the world over the garage in Central Texas. With a head full of music, the only thing keeping him from flooding MacJams with songs is free time, which he finds little of these days. However, the things ... [see more]

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