Here I Am

from Sermons by Matt Halvorson

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Where do I belong?
What a strange question
What does that even mean?
Don’t I know by now there’s no such thing?
We are where we happen to be

So let’s not pretend it’s our fault
But let’s not pretend we’re not all part
Part of it all, we’re part of it all
We’re all part of the story
We’re part of it all, we’re all part of it all
We’re all part of the horror and the glory
We’re part of it all, we’re part of it all
We’re all part of the same long story

How strange to realize
I really, really am alive!
Which means I’ll die.
Don’t I know by now not to spend my days drifting further away?
When what would I give in the end for five minutes more with an old friend?
And yet, here I am

Here I am.
Here I am!

So, if time gives no reason for leaving each season behind
Then I can get by without quite knowing how it all rhymes

We’re all sons of sons
Born of what’s yet to come
Nothing more than what’s already been said and done
So, whether I cry
Or I hold my head high
While it’s there to get, I get by
With a smile
And I don’t ask why

I don’t know why
I don’t need to know why

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from Sermons, released February 28, 2020
Words and music by Matt Halvorson.
Performed by Matt Halvorson.
Recorded and mixed in a flash by Zebulon Dak at Momentum Studios (Portland, OR).
Mastered by Matt Halvorson.
Original album art by Jon Halvorson.

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Matt Halvorson Seattle, Washington

Matt Halvorson is a musician, writer, activist and father, and his music is an exploration of his place in the world. An earnest, prolific songwriter, Halvorson’s songs plumb the depths of his soul, and he sings each delicate tune with captivating intensity. He founded and continues to manage the Rise Up Music Project, and he writes a blog about equity in education called Rise Up for Students. ... more

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