Tuesday, November 14, 2006

NEW MUSIC POSTED

I wrote this song two years ago. I was with a friend coming out of a fast food restaurant in Waco, TX. There was a homeless man who was asking for money or something to eat.

Across from the Baylor campus where many "Christians" went to school, people passed by him on both sides, stopping only to stare. Those who did give him "spare change" did so only when other people were watching.

Then, my friend leaned over and gave him some money, not because he wanted to look compassionate in front of other people, but because it's what Jesus would have done.

HERE I STAND

A blind man staggers
His sight left him long ago
Searching for someone
To let him know he's not alone

But in the darkness
He's crying for a helping hand
But since I'm not him
I just stare at him where I stand

So here I stand with the crowd
Toss you a coin to show you how
Much it seems that I care
For superficial gain
When I could care less if you run and hide
Show your face or stay behind me
Walk away forever and say goodbye

There she sits now
In a corner all alone
I don't approach her
'Cause reputation's set in stone

Would it matter
If someone else were in her place
I still wouldn't risk my
Reputation being disgraced

So here I stand with the crowd
Give you a smile to show you how
Much it seems that I care
For superficial gain
When I could care less if you run and hide
Show your face or stay behind me
Walk away forever and say goodbye

goodbye...

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to a live version I played for my music compostion class.

4 comments:

The Halpinator said...

4 posts in one day... UNnecessary.

cruz-control said...

32 hits in one day... not too shabby.

cruz-control said...

19 plays on the first day, thanks folks.

cruz-control said...

I've reuploaded a more edited version of Here I Stand.