Podcast #40 -Stay Where You Are

The end is near. 40 out of a 52 song commitment. Not bad y’all. Wait until you hear next week’s rap song 😉

This week’s song prompt was “Excuse Me For Living”. Do you ever feel almost afraid to be happy…or successful or healthy? Even a good change can be daunting for some people. It means things are not going to stay the same as they’ve always been. It means people may be out of your life. You might not even know what to do with yourself. If it’s something you’ve never experienced before, it might just be the fear of the unknown that holds you back. I remember being clinically depressed and afraid to tell the therapist why. I was afraid to get better. I didn’t know who I’d be without my depression. How would I even function? I couldn’t imagine it. Over the last month I was overcome with fear. Something was changing in me with regard to how I see myself as a singer-songwriter. And, even though I knew I wasn’t going to quit, I had this overwhelming feeling that I was leaving some idea of myself behind and would never be the same again. I had to move forward and it felt like jumping off a cliff. So, I guess this song is me singing myself some encouragement. Trying to ignore those negative little voices in my head.


Download: http://lauramariemusic.com/home/blog/podcast-40-stay-where-you-are

Stay Where You Are
Let’s begin
Where the caution ends
And the fools rush in
And we’ll forge ahead
To the part where angels
fear to tread
where they grow their wings
watch them fly right over me
A coward maybe
But who can blame me
for entertaining
a voice that’s saying

Stay where you are
Don’t make a move
I think that’s far
Enough for you
You’ll fall apart
Head and heart
With open arms

Trust me, I’m
Wrapped up tight
Like a butterfly
Gonna take my time
To break through all
These walls of mine
But when I’m done
I’ll open up
and be the one
to greet the dawn
That’s waiting for me
not to hear and
heed their warning

Stay where you are
Don’t make a move
I think that’s far
Enough for you
You’ll fall apart
Head and heart
With open
Arms wide
Embrace the world you find
Be open, willing
Born to fly
Higher than high
Excuse me for living
Far above their heads
But, all I know is that
I won’t hear them, saying

Stay where you are
Don’t make a move
I think that’s far
Enough for you
You’ll fall apart
Head and heart
With open arms…

Stay where you are
Don’t make a move
Just stay where you are
Don’t make a move
Just stay where you are
Don’t make a move
Just stay where you are
 ©lauramariemusic2014

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