Reality (In You I Live)

Reality (In You I Live) March 7, 2013

This is the song that sparked off my recent bit of songwriting. I reworked the melody for this recording, having revised it multiple times already because I wrote it in a range that few people can sing in, least of all me. I hope to have at least one version to share in the near future with someone else singing the lead vocals, so that you can hear it as I imagine it in my head, and not merely in the best rendition I can offer with myself singing.

Here are the lyrics:

Reality (In You I Live)

Music and lyrics by James F. McGrath

© 2013

You are a puzzle that I can’t put together

You are a shelter in every kind of weather

But rain still falls, so all in all, my words are just a picture

Of one I can’t express, but still you’re there.

 

You are a strong wind that blows in all directions

You are a deep well that mirrors my reflection

But there within I find again, there’s water to refresh me

And when your wind fills my sails, I’m on my way.

 

CHORUS:

In you I live

In you I move

In you I am

On you I stand

There is nowhere else to be

Than in you – all encompassing Reality

 

You are a dark night that won’t reveal its mysteries

You are a bright light that shines through all of history

But when I think in black and white, I find that you resist me

But there within the grays I find there’s grace

 

CHORUS:

In you I live

In you I move

In you I am

On you I stand

There is nowhere else to be

Than in you – all encompassing Reality

 

And if upon a starlit night I revel in your glory

Still there is so much I cannot see

All-encompassing Reality

 


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