Standing Up Tall

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I’m holding my breath and counting to ten
Watching you shoot down your rockets again
Used up my patience, used up my grace
Till all that was left was a slap in the face

The push and shove
The sting of love
But beyond these moments

All I want is to see you standing up
Taller than I used to be, before you came and lifted me
To teach you courage and how to see that
Humility is not the same as being scared to speak your name

We pass in the air like two acrobats
We circle each other like comic-strip cats
But I’m not here to hurt you, not here to fight
Can’t we meet in-between what’s wrong and what’s right

The to and fro
The things we let go
But beyond these moments

All I want is to see you standing up
Taller than I used to be, before you came and lifted me
To teach you courage and how to see that
Humility is not the same as being scared to speak your name

Your name
On the rocks you brought home
Pulled from places unknown
Telling us we’re not alone

And all I want is to see you standing up tall

All I want is to see you standing up
Taller than I used to be, before you came and lifted me
To teach you courage and how to see that
The world will never be the same when you decide to speak your name

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from Lonely Hummingbird, released March 7, 2017
Written by Andrew Howie & Bill DeMain.

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Andrew Howie Stirling, UK

Andrew Howie (ex-Calamateur) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer & prison/community group music tutor. He combines confessional & empathetic lyricism with acoustic instruments, noisy electronics & ambient textures to create introspective, hook-laden songs about uncertainty, doubt & love. You'll find him either holed up in his home studio or playing in your living room. ... more

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