Here I Carry

Nicole Gordon
nicole gordon


I started writing "Here I Carry" on the 10 Freeway in Los angeles on my way to work. I was a nanny at the time and have no clue if that had anything to do with it but I called my home phone and sang the melody to my answering machine. I've recorded this song a few times, once with Ed Tree and my band and once with a bluegrass trio, Honey Don't. (Jamie Rounds, Devitt Feely, and myself) Jim Ladd, the DJ on KLOS in LA, has played the version I recorded with Dave Merenda many times over the years, once in between Bruce Sprinsteen and Bob Dylan -that was cool!


Here I Carry © nicole gordon Here come the troops marching astute Fighting for their name and their survival beat their rival with whichever weapons they choose And at the heart of the recruits the image that was loudest crushed the cowards Truth was savage and the leading o f their pursuits CHORUS I’m surrounded by a lie a lie a lie Here I carry Your enemies pretend to be alive Here I carry You’re living drugless but your always high Here I carry I’m surrounded by a lie a lie a lie The task is fair you want what’s there white turns to black you can’t see but you attack and now there is no turning back When it’s done the smoke is gone The voices in the night that you thought helped you to fight But you see that you were alone CHORUS You can’t bend the truth You can’t always make up proof of disdain and mistakes and your pain

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