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Here I Am

Words and Music by Dan Rutledge

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Chorus 1
Here I am, asking your forgiveness one more time,
Thought I would have been a hero. Seems I only wasted my time.
Here you are, piecing my story together.
Seems I've had some stormy weather. Guess I only wasted your time.

Verse 1
O I tried to make a million dollars. Tried to model the American dream.
Tried to build the world a better mouse-trap. Tried to sell what isn't just what it seems.
And I must have landed in a pool of sharks, (they) saw me comin' at the turn of a dime.
(They) had themselves a feeding. I could have made it with a little more time.

Chorus 2
Here I am, asking your forgiveness one more time.
Tried to feed a million starving children. Seems I only wasted their time.
Option: instrumental or next 2 lines of chorus...
Here we are, piecing my story together,
Shielding me from stormy weather. Guess I only wasted our time.

Verse 1
O I really thought I knew the business. Checked out all of the rules of the game.
And honey, I nearly made it. But I lost the money just the same.
So I went down to the casino, thought I'd win back some of my pride.
When I thought I got to know the dealer, then he really took me in for a ride.

Chorus 3
Here I am, asking your forgiveness one more time,
Seems I turned the wine to water. Seems I only wasted my time.
Here we are, sorting the lace from the leather.
Seems I should have had a tether. Guess I wasted all of our time.

Interlude
And I thought that you always knew,
I did it for the children, I did it for you!
It's true...

Chorus 4
Here you are, someone new has promised forever,
Planning for your new life together. Seems I'm only wasting your time.
Here I am. Tryin' to get you off of your mind.
Seems I wasn't meant for your kind. Best to leave it all behind.

Here I Am: Words and music © 1998-1999 Dan Rutledge, London Ontario Canada
Digital photo journal by Marianne. Web Presentation by Dan.

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