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Musicians: Frank Daulton: Bass; Christopher Fryman: Trumpet; Larry Ransome: Jembe & Shakers; Roman Rhodes: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals; Tim Wiltshire: Electric Guitars.
2017
Words and Music © Roman Rhodes, 2015, Multifolkal Inc. SOCAN

Story

This song tries to give a reassuring tone as it deals with doubt in love in the face of the human condition in the 21st century: loneliness increased by the angst of the enormous industrial military complex that holds our peace together.    Many in Japan live in an illusory bubble of security, leftover from the ever deflating economic bubble of the 1980s. But anyone who pays attention to the world cannot help be aware of the growing power of China, with its military island building, and North Korea's threat, not to mention the larger world issues.    Japan houses over 40,000 U.S. soldiers on a few bases.  If Trump pulled out U.S. soldiers one wonders how long Japan would survive independently.  

Lyrics

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© Roman Rhodes, 2015

           

You worry about such small things. For you the world’s unclear.

But let go of all you hang ups.  I’ll be here.

The bubble burst so recently, you still haven’t changed the gears.

All I’m saying to you is:  I’ll be here.

 

Chorus 1:    Well there’s so much pain in this world!  Makes me want to disappear.

                   But all the rain in this world, can never match tears!

 

The greed heads have their sickles.  They’re reaping in by fear.                       

All I’m saying to you is I’ll be here.

The psychos run the world, to them no cost too dear,

All I’m saying to you is I’ll be here.

 

Chorus 2:  And though our hearts once shone, like a billion brilliant suns,

            Even the heavens cloud over, and make me doubt you are the one.

 

Well there’re bombers at the airport, there’s warships at the pier.

Be it today, a month, a decade, I’ll be here.

The future’s looking bleak.  The future’s almost here.

All I’m saying to you is I’ll be here.

 

Chorus 3 - End:

Well there’s so much pain in this world!  Makes me want to disappear.

And all the rain in this world can never match the tears.                                   

And though our hearts once shone, like a billion brilliant suns,

Even the heavens cloud over, and make me doubt you are the one.

But I won’t run from you girl, though you’ve left me on my own.

Like you heart is made of stone, and though I so desire to roam,

I won’t leave you, I’ll be here.    I’ll be here.

Music

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