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Song: From Up On High

FAWM 2019

Album: FAWM 2019
Track: #24

Another kind of random one that, FWIW, I absolutely love but that just came out of nowhere. I think a lot of songwriters feel like they just "discover" songs or "write songs down," and this one definitely feels that way.

Each previous FAWM, I had made it a point to make sure I accomplished all four challenges, but this year, I held out to the end to see if I could achieve all four in a single song. Yeah, that's what this is. :) I'm super proud of that. I will say I might need to revisit it to polish some of the lyrics, but we'll see how they grow on me.

That being said, this is also possibly my favorite song I've written this FAWM. It just has so much happening in it, and I feel like all those things deliver their own little microperspective. Then, those perspectives combine for their own kind of symphony. I dunno -- I'll quit jabbering now (especially because that last sentence just made me think of Captain Planet).

Anyway, I'm anxious to see if the song reverberates similarly to y'all. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Lyrics Print

Can you see that shroud of oceans
From up on high
All the other water's frozen
That we can find
Soon enough we'll be a floatin'
Away our time

Can you see that cloud of smoke?
From up on high
It's the remnant of explosions
Somewhere nearby
Hey we're gonna start to choke
Fly man fly

Can you see that tattered coat?
From up on high
Trying to keep that tattered bloke
From a sufferin' life
Although he's breathing shattered hope