I​’​d rather stand here with you (downstairs flat)

from The Light You Throw by Lake South

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lyrics

Verse

Downstairs flat
Outside’s fire
We can never hold a single thought in our heads

Dead end street
All money and concrete
If I could just work up the courage to stay on my feet and breathe

Bad news coming
With age you feel it
I have never understood the anger of men

But I’ll be there walking
I’ll sing my heart out
I’d rather be on your side
We will meet at the bookstore, I wish everyone of you well

And when the southerly hits your face at dusk
and the rain is sharp
and you soak into an empty dark
You need calm
You want warmth
I am with you friend

I refuse their talk!
I refuse their title!
There are people who have held it
That bliss in their hands

Chorus

I’ll watch the birds
It’s the best way to learn

credits

from The Light You Throw, released September 17, 2021

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