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You Were There - Southern Sons


A network friend of mine from Facebook posted a portion of this song's lyrics today, the day after Typhoon Ondoy devastated the Philippines, specifically in Metro Manila. Everyone's hope is for the betterment of people affected and trapped in there.

My brother's family, including their 2 kids, were trapped somewhere in EDSA yesterday when I called them. They managed to turn back in order to avoid the flooded highway. They spent their night in a parking lot of a mall, thankfully unharmed. They are still stranded there up to this posting and I can't take my mind off them, together with my other friends who lives in the most flooded areas. I still haven't heard from them. What I have in mind right now is the fervent prayer and hope that they are safe.

This song is always about rain for me and I am sharing this to you right now hoping you'd be one with us, Filipinos, in praying for blessed days ahead.

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I guess you heard, I guess you know
In time I'd have told you, but I guess I'm too slow.
And it's overly romantic but I know that it's real
I hope you don't you mind if I say what I feel.
It's like I'm in somebody else's dream,
This could not be happening to me.
(Chorus)
But you were there, and you were everything I'd never seen.
You woke me up from this long and endless sleep.
I was alone.
I opened my eyes and you were there.
Don't be alarmed, no don't be concerned.
I don't want to change things
Leave them just as they were.
I mean nothing's really different
It's me who feel strange.
I'm always lost for words when someone mentions your name.
I know I'll get over this for sure
I'm not the type who dreams there could be more.
(Chorus)
But you were there, and you were everything I'd never seen.
You woke me up from this long and endless sleep.
I was alone.
I opened my eyes and you were there.
Can I take your smile home with me,
Or the magic in your hair?
The rain has stopped, the storm has passed
Look at all the colors now the sun's here at last.
I supposed that you'll be leaving but I want you to know
Part of you stays with me even after you go.
Like an actor playing someone else's scene
This could not be happening to me.
But you were there, and you were everything I'd never seen.
You woke me up from this long and empty sleep.
I was alone.
I opened my eyes and no, I'm not alone, I'm not alone.
I opened my eyes and you were there.

3 comments:

SongDiary said...

This song reminds me of rainy college days in Baguio City. I love this song.

nice A said...

i like this song very much! can relate to it.

narti said...

thanks for the lyric...