How Did You Find Me Here? Merle Haggard vs. David Wilcox

Which of these same-titled songs moves you more? 

 David’s?  (Listen at Dave’s site)       

The night I fell in sorrow

I knew I was alone
A dozen good-time friendships
But my heart is still unknown
I thought I saw your footsteps
In the sand along the shore
And I mumbled empty phrases
That sang so well before
Chorus
Now inches from the water
About to disappear
I feel you behind me
How did you find me here?
I couldn’t reach for rescue
I hid myself from you
I couldn’t stand to see me
From your point of view
I knew I’d disappoint you
If I showed to you this child
Who is crying out inside me
Lost in the wild
Chorus
Now inches from the water
About to disappear
I feel you behind me
How did you find me here?
I feel you behind me
Laughing in the water
Wash away the tears
I feel you behind me
How did you find me here?
I feel you behind me
But how did you find me here?
© David Wilcox, all rights reserved


Or Merle’s? (Listen)

 How did you find me?
How did you know
I’d be here in this hole in the ground?
I can’t even see out over the edge
Looking up from all the way down
I thought I’d been left here to die
When I saw your face appear
What a surprise
How did you find me here?
I thought I could do it
All of it all by myself
I thought I could win every round
Then I hit rock bottom
And the blues I got ‘em
You lifted me out of my fear
How did you find me here?
I thought I could do it
All of it all by myself
I thought I could win every round
Then I hit rock bottom
And the blues I got ‘em
Lifted me out of my fear
But how did you find me here?
Then I hit rock bottom
And the blues I got ‘em
And you lifted me out of the fear
But how did you find me here?
(Thank you Lord)
Written by Merle and Theresa Haggard
Visit David Wilcox awesome Musical Medicine page.
Visit Merle Haggard’s site.

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