When the World Has Let You Down [song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #76: “When the World Has Let You Down”. This new song was written in a half-hour sitting yesterday, plus 2 new verses added today. It could do with some nice fiddle accompaniment. But here it is with just me and unplugged acoustic guitar. My intro in the video tells the background story (as you’ll see if you watch it) and the song contains multiple promises. So, if you ever need anything — a helping hand, a listening ear, a responsive heart, especially when the world has let you down, well, here I am, and here are the lyrics:

If you should find it hard to make your way
around the snakes and ladders board of life,
you should know you’re not alone to face the fray
and you’ll never on your own be felled by strife.

If you should find you’re in a cul-de-sac
and you’ve reached your tether’s end with no more rope,
and all the roads ahead look bleak and black,
allow me please to offer you some hope.

[Refrain]
When the world has let you down,
you can always count on me.
I will always give my soul,
and I’ll give it all for free.
I’m your philosopher and clown,
and I never wear a frown.
I will be to you a rock, eternally.

If you should trip upon a stony track
and find that you’ve been broken by the fall,
and you’re wondering if no one has got your back,
I will cushion your collision with the wall.

If you should find that you are down-at-heel
with little left to eat — the table’s bare,
then you’ll have no need to beg, borrow, or steal,
for you’re welcome all my worldly wealth to share.

[Refrain]
When the world has let you down,
you can always count on me.
I will always give my soul,
and I’ll give it all for free.
I’m your philosopher and clown,
and I never wear a frown.
I will be to you a rock, eternally.

If you should find you’ve reached a crisis-point,
and maybe even thought to end it all,
I assure you I will never disappoint.
I will do my best your joy to reinstall.

If you should ever wish you had a friend
long after I have left this blighted sphere,
just say “Where are you?” then press button <Send>
and I assure you I will like a flash be here.

[Refrain]
When the world has let you down,
you can always count on me.
I will always give my soul,
and I’ll give it all for free.
I’m your philosopher and clown,
and I never wear a frown.
I will be to you a rock, eternally.

© Alan Morrison, 2021

One thought on “When the World Has Let You Down [song video]

    djsbzbee said:
    Apr 29, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    This one made me cry! :,-) Loved it! Someday we will race along the peaks in eternity….

    XOXO

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