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Kim Baker: Music & Lyrics

A Brighter Day

(Words and music by Kim Baker)
Copyright 2004.
If we can just preservere through our darkest days, there will always be a bright new beginning awaiting us. This song is about never giving up hope, no matter how bad things are.
~Words and Music by Kim Baker~

How did I get here, onto this cold and icy floor
This blade could bury me, because I can't see
This is my darkest day, why can't you be strong
Why can't you love me enough to see, it's to myself I must first belong

So where do I begin, to see my way through
This pain that ripped my soul apart to two
I sought comfort in your eyes, but you pushed it all away
And now there is no place for me to stay
Please stay

You blame me for everything, you say I'm weak, I'm far from strong
But can't you see that I'm just hurting, I can barely fill up this song
And for once in my life, I'm not the perfect girl. I was wrong
So please have mercy on me, the kind that's been here all along

So where do I begin, to see my way through
This pain that ripped my soul apart to two
I sought comfort in your eyes, but you pushed it all away
And now there is no place for me to stay
Please stay (there'll be a brighter day)

With a trembling hand, I gave you my fragility and you threw it into a tree
So where does that leave me, you see I no longer feel safe
So I'll give you your space, and send this love and light your way
Because sometimes things just cut deeper, than whether we can leave or we can stay

So where do I begin, to see my way through
This pain that ripped my soul apart to two
I sought comfort in your eyes, but you pushed it all away
And now there is no place for me to stay
Please stay (there'll be a brighter day)
~

Credits:
Lead vocals and acoustic guitar: Kim Baker
Drums and percussion: Julia Harrell
Supporting vocals: Krista Enos
Bass: Ariane Cap
Mixing and mastering magic by Rico Macalma.