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  1. Next to You

From the recording Next to You

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A song for the times, written to be a part of the 2020 conversation, Ken is joined by Steve Hodak, Dianne Rizzo Moore, and Seth Bernstein on vocals. Daniel Alverez plays drums, with Ken on guitars and bass.

Lyrics

[Next to You]

[Instrumental Theme]
Am//// C//// G//// D////

[V1]
Am C
I see you waiting and watching
G D
For something or someone you hope will appear.
Am C
The key to unleashing the voice of resistance,
G D
Someone to bring justice to bare.
Em
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.
Am C
Stand and be counted, do not be moved,
G D
The streets will wear out your shoes.
Am C
This Era, the times, will dictate the need,
G D
Move forward while singing the blues.
Em
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.

[Chorus]
G Em
This Era will make us stronger,
C G
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.
G Em
When love returns and the lessons are learned,
C G
I’ll be NEXT TO YOU.
G Em
This Era may last some longer,
C G
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.
G Em
Waiting and watching, singing and marching,
C G
I’ll be NEXT TO YOU.

[Instrumental Theme]
Am//// C//// G//// D////

[V2]
Could it be fate or a roll of the dice?
Some cruel joke? But you’re not aware.
Reality comes with a siren like warning,
You cry out and scream it’s not fair.
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.

The sky opens up like the 4th of July,
We kneel down and cover our eyes.
Arise with the courage of Martin in Memphis
consider what binds us tonight.
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.

[Chorus]
This Era will make us stronger,
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.
When love returns and the lessons are learned,
I’ll be NEXT TO YOU.
This Era may last some longer,
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.
Waiting and watching, singing and marching,
I’ll be NEXT TO YOU.


[V3]
Believe and repeat, It’s a matter of time.
It’s all just a matter of time.
Though it feels crazy, destiny teaches
Love rises and hatred subsides.
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.

When love returns and the lessons are learned
All the people will join hands and say,
Never again. No never again
Will we let hate divide us that way.
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.

[Chorus]
This Era will make us stronger,
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.
When love returns and the lessons are learned,
I’ll be NEXT TO YOU.
This Era may last some longer,
As it is I’m NEXT TO YOU.
Waiting and watching, singing and marching,
I’ll be NEXT TO YOU.

[Tag]
G Em
Waiting and watching, singing and marching,
C G
I’ll be NEXT TO YOU.
Am //// C //// G D
I’ll be NEXT TO YOU