Without You

http://www.corycullinan.com/Images/Dancers.GIFDon’t try to leave me now
I’m not close to understanding how we fare
We float and we will seek
And we’ll never be concrete
And so we must share

Chorus:

Oh without you
I look through these eyes with true but distant care
Oh without you I’m alone

Now it’s deceiving
Although we seem so far apart
Well, we’re not so grand
But I’m plagued with narrow vision
I build a selfish wisdom where I stand

(Chorus)

Deep within you
Deep without you
Is more than I understand
Don’t banish me to my own land
My only sight is from these eyes that are my own

It’s so good to be alive
Feels so good to be alive
I reach beyond my mere existence
Don’t let me take all that I can
Make me about this coexistence
One by hand in hand
Share my soul
Share my soul
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You see it’s fine that we’re alive
Yeah you’re so good to be alive
I want a smile that’s more than pleasure
I want a smile that understands
Yeah but we’ll start with just a smile
And make it what we can
Share my soul
Share my soul
Got to share my soul yeah
Got to share my soul yeah
Share my soul
.
So help me stretch this mind
To a place that’s not my own
And let me stretch this smile
Past my reach and past my own
You know I’m hardly alive
If I’m locked inside
Got to share my soul yeah
Got to share my soul yeah
Got to share my soul yeah
Got to share my soul yeah
Come share my soul
.
I’m tiny, so tiny
It’s so cute, so come find me
Yeah I’m tiny
But I’m shining when I touch you
So tiny
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But I’m shining
I field a tiny little vision
With my tiny little eyes
I’m thinking tiny little thoughts
Within my tiny little mind
I’ve got a tiny little notion
That to keep me alive
I should keep movin’
Come
Share my soul
Come
Share my soul
Come
Keep me alive
I should keep movin’
Reach into me
‘Cause it fills me with life
When we reach for each oh
.
.
When we reach for each other

I am reminded two are one
If you should dive into my mind or catch my eye
And I reform
So don’t give me definition
Don’t let me rest tradition in my arms

Oh without you
I look through these eyes with true but distant care
Oh without you I’m alone

Without you
I look through these eyes with true but distant care
Oh without you I’m alone

Without you
I look through these eyes with true but distant care
Oh without you I’m alone

I’ve got a feeling that without you
I would have no home (I’m alone)
And I’d be oh…
I’d be alone
.
.
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Got to share my soul yeah
Got to share my soul yeah
Got to share my soul yeah
Got to share my soul yeah
Come share my soul
Come share my soul
Come share my soul

© Cory Patrick Cullinan

Credits

Voice & organ Cory Cullinan
Choir Die Oystersingers
Guitar Jay Kadis
Organ Tony Stead
Violin I Jeremy Constant & Emily Van Valkenburgh
Violin II John Tenney & Patrice May
Viola Wieslaw Pogorzelski & Nancy Ellis
Cello Terry Adams & Miriam Perkoff
Electric bass Greg Ryan
Drums Dodger Posey

Notes

The organ part was recorded in an unconventional way on this song. I played the keyboard part and the fantastic Bay Area organist Tony Stead rode the organ drawbars to breathe life into it, because I’ve never learned how to set and use the drawbars on a traditional organ.

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