Here I Am by Emmylou Harris

I am standing by the river
I will be standing here forever
Tho you’re on the other side
My face you still can see
Why won’t you look at me
Here l am

I am searching thru the canyon
It is your name that I am calling
Tho you’re so far away
I know you hear my plea
Why won’t you answer me
Here I am

I am in the blood of your heart
The breath of your lung
Why do you run for cover
You are from the dirt of the earth
And the kiss of my mouth
I have always been your lover
Here I am

I am the promise never broken
And my arms are ever open
In this harbor calm and still
I will wait until
Until you come to me
Here I am

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Memoir (song lyrics) by Villagers

 

The city lights are beckoning
The sirens softly call
Of the fantasist and fetishists are preparing the ball
When you’ve been stuck here on the doorstep with nothing to forsake
Well you might as well be anyone’s to take

So i give myself to strangers like i gave myself to you
But the tenderness I felt has been replaced by something new
And in the orgy I can vaguely hear the outline of your call
Well I might as well be anyone’s at all

Every memory is sailing to the kingdom of your soul
As you patiently await and lose all sense of self control
You were the lighthouse to my broken boat
But I’ve left you behind
Now I might as well be anyone’s to find
Take my body take it from me
It is not worthy of your memory
I remember you undressing as I set myself on fire
And the funeral was quick as I lay lifeless on your pyre
Well it’s a kind of desperation
And it’s just something you can’t fake
Oh I might as well be anyone’s to take

So I give myself to strangers like I gave myself to you
But the unity I felt has been replaced by something new
Now I am Helen and I am Mary Jane
I am Robert and I am Paul
Oh I might as well be anyone’s at all
Yes I might as well be anyone at all