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Lyric of the Week: WHERE DO I START?

Where do I start?

I have so much to say.

Where do I start?

I need to find the way.

It has been so long since I used my words

Been around so many bends and curves

But it seems that I lost all the knack and the urge

Where do I start?


Where do I start?

The words may come, but they’re not my own.

Where do I start?

I’m by myself, but I’m not alone.

Someone is walking right beside me

Urging me on, right there to guide me

Give good counsel and advise me

Where do I start?


I feel like I’m starting from scratch

I fear that I may never match

The heights that I reached in my past

And all the best is saved for last

Is my last behind me or still ahead?

Has all I have to say already been said?

Mine isn’t to question ... just to do

The old is said and done—go into the new.


Where do I start?

Look at this, I already started

Where do I start?

The big wide sea has parted

Walls of water to my left and right

A dry land path, leading me to the light

I emerge now from the expired night

Where do I start.


©2024 The Hesh Inc.

"Split sea #1" - original AI art by The Hesh Inc.
Walls of water to my left and right, a dry land path leading me to the light.

In the spring of 2022, shortly after my father passed away, I began to feel an acute sense of my own mortality, which lit a fire underneath me to finish all my unfinished lyrics and other projects that had been languishing on my shelves and in my various computer drives for years. Before I actually began to work on the song completion, I wrote a new song describing how I was feeling at the beginning of what was sure to be a long journey. But such long journeys begin with a small step, and this song was that small step. The journey ended up lasting about two years, but I did in fact finish the lyrics. (No music for it yet.)

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