Room For Us All

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I walked to your show, it was in the neighborhood
I felt so continental
it started to snow, just like they said it would
and I got sentimental

and I thought about the folks who come to hear you play
look like they stepped right out of a magazine
and me in this old coat that I've had since 7th grade
there's just no way I can compete

I sat down to write, but you'd already said it all
I couldn't get around you
I stayed up all night, trying for a single thought
that wasn't wrapped around you

and I thought about the way you can make a guitar sing
with so few words, you say so much
and I wanted to repay you, to give you some small thing
oh, but it would never measure up

so I turned off the phone to make a little space
to remember what I'm made of
and there on my own, reached inside, reset the pace
not much left to be afraid of

and I thought about the words my best friend likes to say
"comparison is the thief of joy"
and as often as I've heard it, I do it anyway
'til every part of me's destroyed

we've all got a heart that's aching to be known
to never have to fake it
we offer up parts to the ones who feel like home
and just pray they'll find it sacred

but I think I've missed the mark if what makes me feel loved
requires someone else to fall
and if it ever gets that far, would you shake me, wake me up
and say, thank God there's room for us all
thank God there's room for us all
thank God there's room for us all


from Rearranging EP, released September 27, 2013



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Rachel Hebert Birmingham, Alabama

With roots in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Alabama, Rachel Hebert's songs grow up from the swamp and peat and clay of the American Southeast. The music invites you inside, the lyrics ask if you'll stay and sit a spell. They're the sort of front-porch songs you'll come to consider old friends. ... more

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