Leaving Here

from Emerge by Chris von Sneidern

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Leaving here

Strained at the end of my rope
Tied to the ways I’m taught
Pain has relief and release
I stumble as I reach out
Plans are hatched to leave the nest
Hopes set to survive

‘cause I’m leaving here

I couldn’t say it out loud
I moved on while no one saw
It hurt so much deeper that way
All unresolved and raw

Fear filled our mouths that day
Words of love had ceased
Bad news, as bad as it was
Offered a topic at least

Travel so far and so wide to the stars!
I look back to make sure you see
I never thought we would get too far apart
but this is a place I can be

Where does the wanderer go?
Deeper inside himself
Finding excuses, unable to see
Deeper inside himself
Just leaving here
Just leaving home

If in time you change your mind
I’ll help you out
You’re still my baby boy

Me, the prodigal son
Trying to resume the game
So out of touch with your lives
Can I reveal my shame?

Out there I’ve made my life
Somehow I found my way
Now give me permission, help me along
Tell me it’s okay
For leaving here
For leaving home


from Emerge, released July 27, 2019
Ben Andrews - violin
Michael Israel - drums
Chris von Sneidern - bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals, producer mixer


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Chris von Sneidern San Francisco, California

Chris von Sneidern (CvS) is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and recording artist with thirteen critically acclaimed, self-produced albums. CvS has entertained audiences with his music in Japan, Spain, and throughout the UK and USA. He owns and operates a commercial recording studio in San Francisco. ... more

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