You're Still There

Lyrics: John Perry Barlow
Music: Brent Mydland

This is an unreleased Mydland/Barlow song.

There will be times
When we forget the dream of reason
And set out to slay whatever
Dragons we can find
We leave you to mind the children
Tend the fires, watch the seasons
And to puzzle at this fever in our minds

And yet you stayed there
And yet you stayed there
When we returned
We were pitiful and burned
Our lessons were unlearned and yet
We found you there
We found you there

And now as I write you from this distance
Imagining the mail come round
Your fingers on the phone
All the angels singing praises
Stating purpose, bearing witness
Could not explain to you
The dreams that keep me gone

And yet you're still there
And yet you're still there
When I get home
Though tired to the bone
Wired to the core
Nothin' but a thousand yard stare
You will be there
You will be there

The risks I take
The plans I make
The grandiose projects I undertake
Should something fail
Should something break
I'm not alone in what's at stake
Because you're there
Because you're there

On these waves
That have carried us through seasons
We will rise and fall together
You and I
You'll accept my affirmations
Forgiving me my treasons
You'll be the one I call for when I die

Because you will be there
Because you will be there
Of the many seeds I've sewn
Only one has grown
And it grew in you alone, because
'Cause you were there
'Cause you were there