Steven Whitaker



My place



Story behind the song:                                                                           

About 10 years ago, my heart stopped for an unknown amount of time at home and then for over a minute in ER room at a local hospital.  I saw no tunnels with white lights, no deceased relatives or any other signs of afterlife like many of the stories I've read about.  This song is about my experience that day,the questioning of god's existence and introspection about my own mortality. 


how are you today

are you really all smiles like you say

heard you’ve been around

seen the world from every cloud

is it nice to see

an old familiar face like me

did you hope to find

all the pieces left behind

what if I never wake again

what if time only brings the end

can I stay long enough to find

my place in line

how do I confuse

signs from the alien with truth

do you understand

think you know who I am

anger I don’t want

but some days it’s all that I’ve got

was it worth the trip

do you even give a shit


your words

mean nothing to me

I found the edge and there was

nothing to see

they’re all just riddles and lies

to tell me how to live my life

how are you today

are you really as real as they say

what’s it like up there

it looks pretty big from here