Lying Next to Me (SOTW #1)

September 29, 2008 | Song of the Week

Red Shoes

“Lying Next to Me”

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The original inspiration for this song came from this red shoes photo.

Listen to a sample

Thank you, Christy Veer, for letting me post it for everyone to enjoy! (check out her website)

About a year ago, my wife and I were sitting in Bluestem Bistro (let’s hear a shout-out if you love Manhattan, KS!) enjoying the artwork on the wall when this photo captured our attention. Over multiple cups of coffee we talked about how this photo speaks of the journey of discovering who we really are and choosing to live out of that place, verses living out of who others say we should be. (She loved this photo so much I bought it for her as an anniversary gift.) We dreamed of a day when we wouldn’t conform to other peoples’ expectations, out of a fear of pain, but boldly be ourselves.

This conversation has rung in my ears since then and I was reflecting on how I so easily revert back to old ways of living… And how I’m so grateful to have her by my side through all of it.
-patrick

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“Lying Next to Me”
lyrics by Patrick Largen

We find ways to hide from the sting
We paint in tones of black and grey, a safer kind of being
And we keep the arrows far from our heart
The thing about passion is, it doesn’t die it grows dark.

But tonight I’m gonna try to be the real me
Tonight I know the right, that tomorrow I’ll try to see
And by the grace of God you’ll be lying next to me

So let us paint in red, vivid red.
And expose what’s inside
With broad strokes that brush against the grain that is to hide

But tonight I’m gonna fight to be the real me
Tonight I know the right, that tomorrow I’ll fight to see
And by the grace of God you’ll be lying next to me
Lying next to me

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  1. Racheal Rivera says:

    I’d love to purchase this song for use in a wedding video. Where can I purchase a copy for this purpose?

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