New original song: “If You Were Home” by Maggie McGinity

Taking a brief break from the Picks this week to share some original music. Over this year, I’ve been occasionally writing/recording songs and posting them to Facebook. Very amateur, not nearly well-enough rehearsed, but songs nonetheless.

Not all of my followers are my friends on Facebook however. Some of them don’t even have Facebook. So I figured I should share some here too. I’ll also be recording a new new song sometime this week and posting it 🙂

This song is about a thought I had, to stop by and visit a certain set of sisters on my way to pick up a friend of mine who lived near them. That didn’t happen, but I started writing this song, and then I tailored it to fit more situations than just the one I wrote it about.

Originally posted February 23, 2014. Enjoy!

Lyrics:

Verse 1:
If you were here
I would stop by and say Hello
How does it go?
If you were near
I would pop in for a cup of tea
Or maybe just to sit and talk
You and me

Chorus 1:
But you’re not here
It’s not exactly clear
Just where you are
When you’re not near
I’m hoping you don’t stay too far
Away

Verse 2:
If you were there
I would pull up and knock on your door
But text you before
Play with your hair
Ask all the things that I don’t know
Like where did you go?

Chorus 2:
But you’re not there
It’s not exactly fair
Just where you are
Sometimes I get scared
That even when you’re near
You are so far
Away

Verse 3:
If you were home
I’d never have a bone to pick with you
What can I do?
Make you a poem
All that I own and that I knew
But that’s just not you

Chorus 3:
And you’re not here
It’s not exactly clear
Just where you are
When you’re not near
I’m hoping you won’t stay too far
Away
Away

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