Michael De Jong – Lazarus Rising


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Hello stranger, my it’s been a long, long time.
Pull up a chair, sit down and relax…
Let’s just talk for a little while.
I’ve been hiding out on the Irish coast,
Trying to find myself.
Those winds of change, they blew so strong…
I almost, didn’t make it back.

The sea was like a mistress,
So wild and free.
In her gentle moments she would whisper a secret to me.
“We are all part of every living thing,
Every living thing is part of us”.
You know sometimes you got to lose it all…
Just to find out… what you have not lost.

There was a beautiful sunset…
I’ve never seen one like that before.
I guess I was always too busy, trying to stay ahead…
And keeping score.

Everybody’s got their fears,
The biggest one is a fear of ourself.
We all want to feel like we belong,
And that’s where the danger lies.
Going through life in such a hurry,
Just keeping up with the styles of the day.
We are racing for a wall at full speed and I don’t think,
We’re gonna stop in time.

Did you happen to see that sunset…
Have you ever seen one like that before?
Or where you always too busy just trying to stay ahead…
Were you keeping score?

I’m just going through my memories,
But they fade away like a dream.
You know it’s hard to remember what was real…
And what, what was a fantasy.
All those things that I once fought for,
They just don’t seem that important anymore.
So I’m just gonna sit here and sing to you and I hope…
Oh I hope, I can touch your heart.

So hello stranger, my, it’s been a long, long time.

© Michael de Jong ® Dutch Uncle Music STEMRA 2007