Right Here

by Jodel Asur Amateur

SONG LYRICS

Verse 1:
It’s been a while since you’ve gone, gone back to heaven.
I hope you’re OK there.
Mom and I are coping, moving forward
Handling what we can bear

You said I shouldn’t feel so lonely
if by chance you’re gone too soon.
So I followed your advice to
get me through this gloom.

Pre chorus:
I started writing stories, mem’ries of you
And this has helped me feel comforted and assured,

Chorus:
That you’re just right here
That you’re just right here, that you are near.
That in these times of isolation,
Dad, with you, there’s still a connection.
That you’re just right here,
Here in my heart that’s yearning for your presence,
Despite the emptiness caused by your absence, I know
That you’re just right here.

Verse 2:
I wrote about the time when I was a kid,
you played with me night and day.
I, I wrote about the time Mom told me
she’s the luckiest woman cause she has you.

I wrote about how you said you love me still
though I failed your expectations.
That time I knew, for sure,
I truly was blessed having you as my father.

Pre-chorus:
Writing all these mem’ries helped me understand,
though you’ve passed away, your loving influence is still found.

Chorus:
It’s found right here.
Yes, you’re just right here, oh, so near.
In these times of isolation,
These stories help me to still feel a connection,
That you’re just right here,
Here in my heart that’s yearning for your presence.
Despite the emptiness caused by your absence, I know
That you’re just right here.

Chorus:
You’re just right here.
Writing these mem’ries make you feel near.
It isn’t the perfect way to move on
But it gave me hope that I could carry on.
You’re just right here,
Here in my heart that’s yearning for your presence.
Despite the emptiness caused by your absence, I know
That you’re just right here.

Despite you’re not with us now, but in heaven, I know
That you’re just right here.

DESCRIPTION
This song is a reflection of my thoughts during the time my dad felt near-death while battling severe COVID. While my dad did survive, this song focuses on how I might've coped if he didn't. This also focuses on how writing, remembering stories about our loved ones who have passed away can help us cope with the pain we experience, and continue to feel connected with them.
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