I Look Up

Story Behind The Song

Based on the quote at the end of the film "Pale Blue Dot" about Carl Sagan. The dedication at the end said, "this is for everyone who looks up instead of down"

Song Description

When things are going down, I physically look up and find hope in the vast universe.

Song Length 4:03 Genre Folk - Contemporary
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Subject Existence Similar Artists Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Bad news nothing but bad news
Filling up the airwaves
comin' down the wire
Bad news heard enough bad news
It's bringing me down, bringing me down

Old blues diggin' up old blues
Thought I was past them
now I rehash them
Old blues heard enough old blues
They're bringing me down, bringing me down

CHORUS
When there's trouble all around
When an answer can't be found
When things are looking down, I look up
When my eyes are clouded by
All the things that make me cry
When I ask and wonder why, I look up

Old shoes walkin' in old shoes
Taking me places, I don't want to face
No old shoes, livin' in old shoes
They're bringing me down, bringing me down

CHORUS

I look up to the stars
I look up, "God, where are you?
I'm standing down, I'm looking up!"
I look up when I can't cope
I look up, seek out the hope
I look up, I look up



When there's trouble all around
When an answer can't be found
When things are looking down, I look up

When my well is running dry
I can't laugh and I can't cry
When all that's left is "why?"

When my back's against the wall,
Feeling oh so very small
Do I know anything at all?
I look up

Shoot my arrows to the sky
Feet of clay won't let me fly
Will I go there when I die?
I look up

Lyrics Beth Schafer & John Demarkis Music Beth Schafer & John Demarkis
Producer Beth Schafer Publisher Beth Schafer
Performance Beth Schafer

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