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Tammy Ann Winn: Published Music

While I'm Here

© Tammy Ann Winn (ASCAP)

While I’m Here

Some people want vacations; I just want liberty

Some people want to celebrate; I just want to eat

Some people want a wardrobe; I just want some clothes

Some people want investments; I just want a home

 

While I’m here, while I’m here

May I have some basic needs met

While I’m here, while I’m here

Can you help me pass the time

While I’m here, while I’m here

Can you stop the aching of my soul

While I’m here, while I’m here

Will I manage getting by

 

Some people want power; I just want to get in

Some people want health clubs; I just want medicine

Some people want diplomas; I just want education

Some people want romance; I just want love

 

Chorus

 

And if I weren’t trapped by my poverty

Imagine all that could become of me

I’d be free to share these gifts inside

I’d be free to help serve other lives…

 

While I’m here, while I’m here

Can you stop the aching of my soul

While I’m here, while I’m here

Will I manage getting by