Podcast #32 -Barely There (From The Mountain)

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From the vacation files. Wrote this one camping in Colorado and recorded it in the shadow of Pike’s Peak. Had to huddle in the back seat of Pete’s truck with my iPad so as not to wake anyone while recording. The trip was wonderful. Got to see my sister and family in New Mexico then on to Grand Junction to hang out with my friend and former writing partner Reza Kaleel, and his wife Shawn. They are great friends and it was good to see them. Then, it was a fun filled day in Moab with one of my lifelong friends, Tricia, who works for Arches National Park. We ended up in Colorado Springs with more lifelong friends, Tricia, Becky and Debbie, and their families for Debbie’s wedding. And, all the while camping and learning to live in small quarters for our family. We survived! But, I have to admit, my anxieties chased me throughout this trip for some reason. That’s where this song came from. I’m afraid of heights. Not terrified (unless I’m in an actual dangerous situation) but, they make me anxious and there were many heights on this trip. It was quite a mix of fear, awe, beauty and connection to the earth. This song was written for the moments I was lifted far enough that I didn’t worry about looking down. There is value in facing your fears and reaching those heights. It puts things into perspective.

A little video from the trip. No heights. I was too busy breathing (and praying) to record any of those moments. I was going to re-do the performance when I got home but decided to give you the truth of it, scratchy vox and all from the back of the truck ūüėČ

Download here: http://lauramariemusic.com/words/blog/podcast-32-barely-there-from-the-mountain
Barely There

I remember you I do
Distant memory coming through
Of how I used to fall apart

Now I’m almost in the clear
You can’t raise your voice up here
I can find myself alone
Gone as far as you can go

I’m not listening at all
You’re barely there
Just a memory to recall
You’re barely there
You’ve never been so small
You’re barely there at all

How insatiable your pride
Is it never satisfied
Glad I traded in my greed
For a soft unspoken need

I’m not listening at all
You’re barely there
Just a memory to recall
You’re barely there
You’ve never been so small
You’re barely there at all

As far as the eye can see
As far as the eye can see
You can’t reach me

I’m not listening at all
You’re barely there
Just a memory to recall
You’re barely there
You’ve never been so small
You’re barely there at all
©LauraMarieMusic 2014

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