Michael De Jong – Lazarus Rising

12Michael De Jong -Echo From The Mountain
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Hello stranger,

my it’s been a long, long time.

pull up a chair, sit down and relax,

let’s talk for a while.

I’ve been hiding out on the coast,

just trying to find myself.

The winds of change blew so strong,

I almost didn’t make it back.


The sea was like a mistress,

so wild and so free.

But in her gentle moments,

she would whisper a secret to me.

“We are all part of everything

and every living thing is part of us”.

“Sometimes you’ve got to lose it all

just to find out what you have not lost”.


There was a beautiful sunset.

Never saw one like that before.

Guess I was always to busy…

trying to stay ahead or keeping score.


Everyone’s got their fears,

the biggest one is fear of yourself.

We want to feel like we belong,

and that’s where the danger lies.

Going thru life in such a hurry,

keeping up with the styles of the day.

Racing for a cliff at full speed,

I hope you can stop in time.


Did you happen to see the sunset?

Have you ever seen one like that before?

Or where you just to busy…

trying to stay ahead and keeping score.


Now I’m just going thru my memories,

but they fade away like a dream.

It’s hard to remember what was real,

and what was fantasy.

All the things i once fought for,

don’t seem that important anymore.

I’m gonna just sit here and sing some songs to you,

how I hope I can touch your heart…


Hello stranger,

my it’s been a long, long time.

© Michael de Jong ® Dutch Uncle Music STEMRA 2005