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Here I Am (Batteries Not Included) (Monday Monday Song 40)

Here I Am (Batteries Not Included)

Acoustic guitar and Vocals – Keith Lyndaker

 

Some CPR From You – #song

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I can’t shake this depression,
Too much introspection.
Somehow I’ve lost the connection
between me and you.

So I crank up Stryper to drive away the pain.
Even though I’m down, I know you reign.
Breathe on me.
I’m turning blue.
I need some CPR from you.

It’s another day in the eternal beat down
And it won’t stop until I’m in the ground.
I can’t seem to remember what I found
to be true.

So I crank up Stryper to drive away the pain.
Even though I’m down, I know you reign.
Breathe on me.
I’m turning blue.
I need some CPR from you.

So I’ll try to turn down the noise in my head,
Fill it up with another kind  instead,
And hope it takes away my dread
Of turning blue.

So I crank up Stryper to drive away the pain.
Even though I’m down, I know you reign.
Breathe on me.
I’m turning blue.
I need some CPR from you.

I’ll Be Free (Monday Monday Song #39)

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How can I be free when my brother isn’t free?
How can I be free when my sister is in chains?
How can I be free when my brother isn’t free?
I’ll be free when everyone is free.

I’ll be free. I’ll be free. I’ll be free when everyone is free.

How can I be healed when my brother isn’t healed?
How can I be healed when my sister has a wound?
How can I be healed when my brother isn’t healed?
I’ll be healed when everyone is healed.

I’ll be healed. I’ll be healed. I’ll be healed when everyone is healed.

How can I break bread when my brother has no bread?
How can I break bread when my sister cannot eat?
How can I break bread when my brother has no bread?
I’ll break bread when everyone breaks bread.

I’ll break bread. I’ll break bread. I’ll break bread when everyone breaks bread.

How can I drink wine when my brother has no wine?
How can I drink wine when my sister is thirsty?
How can I drink wine when my brother has no wine?
I’ll drink wine when no one is thirsty.

I’ll drink wine. I’ll drink wine. I’ll drink wine when no one is thirsty.

How can I be free when my brother isn’t free?
How can I be free when my sister is in chains?
How can I be free when my brother isn’t free?
I’ll be free when everyone is free.

February 15, 2000

In My Pocket – A Wrong Number Makes A Song

One evening several years ago, I arrived at my cottage in the mountains of West Virginia to find a strange message on my answering machine.

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Seeing the red blinking “1” on the clunky analog box, I pressed the “play” button. The mini-cassette inside rewound with a screech and then the message began to play.

“Do you have a place to stay?”

Well, needless to say, I was confused. And touched. The caller was no one I knew, yet he seemed to be in desperate straits.

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That week I had been working on an accapella song, reflecting on the signs of my power that I carry around in my pocket every day.

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The song seemed to fit with the stranger’s request on the answering machine. So I turned on my tape recorder, repeated the message several times, and then sang the lyrics to the simple melody in my head.

The answering machine died long ago. The song has been stored on my hard drive for years.

The stranger who called? I did try to call him back that evening long ago, but I was unable to reach him.

I do hope he found a place to stay.

Change (Monday Monday Song #38)

My life is full of pockets full of change . . .

Vocals – Keith Lyndaker and Daryl Snider