This Place (Here I Am)


words and music by AliSwan and Rick Paul

I’m not so certain ’bout this place
They say, “wherever you go, there you are”
Well, here I am
I take a deep breath, paint a smile upon my face
‘Cause here I am, here I am
Yeah, here I am, here I am

I watch them mill around and wonder
“Has anyone been where I’ve been
Will they understand my silence or my words
Have they seen half the things I’ve seen”

I’m not so certain ’bout this place
They say, “wherever you go, there you are”
Well, here I am
I take a deep breath, paint a smile upon my face
‘Cause here I am, here I am
Yeah, here I am, here I am

Don’t know myself how I got here
Maybe karma or mistakes
I won’t turn back, though my senses say to go
Keep moving forward, calm these shakes

I’m not so certain ’bout this place
They say, “wherever you go, there you are”
Well, here I am
I take a deep breath, paint a smile upon my face
‘Cause here I am, here I am
Yeah, here I am, here I am

Been here before, in a dream or some past life
Somehow survived, got through the darkness
I’ll find my way, eventually
The first step is always the hardest

I’m not so certain ’bout this place
They say, “wherever you go, there you are”
Well, here I am
I take a deep breath, paint a smile upon my face
‘Cause here I am, here I am
Yeah, here I am, here I am