I'm Still Here

Lyrics:

I was born with the brightest of futures 

Drawn in the most majestic plans 

Brilliant statehouse, the host of royalty 

The head and the heart of the land 

But the capital was moved, my glory days were through 

My sweetest dreams were not to be 

The work was ended on my beautiful design 

But it was not the end of me


(Chorus)

I'm still here and I will tell the stories

In this place where they never have to end  

I've come to know that when I tell the stories 

They live on with every new found friend


All my glory went up north to my sister 

And everybody let me be, 

My red stone exposed, a discarded, dusty rose 

Rougher than I'd ever planned to be 

A jail for the drinkers, a school for the preachers

A shelter for a hidden printing press 

And maybe your grandma twirled across my dance floor

in her finest handmade dress


​I'm still here and I will tell the stories

In this place where they never have to end 

I've come to know that when I tell the stories 

They live on with every new found friend 

And I'm still here, where stories never end 


Come to me, come to remember 

Come to me, stay for just a spell 

Come to hear this unfinished legacy 

Come to know your home so well


I'm still here and I will tell the stories

In this place where they never have to end 

I've come to know that when I tell the stories 

They live on with every new found friend 

And I'm still here, where stories never end 

Source: I'm Still Here Lyrics - One Voice Children's Choir