Single #12: Here




Downloadable MP3

Released: 2005

Words and Music Chance
©2005 Upside Down Left Handed Music (BMI)

Also Available as a part of “Chance: Eleven through Fifteen”




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H ands on my head, in the loneliest place where I ever wanted to be
And the echo of those words, you said I was useless
I hear so many things, so many reasons, so many lies, indifference
If you want to know why, you want to know how,
you gotta come clean

Cause if it’s in the wrong place at the wrong time
If it’s in the wrong place it ain’t here

Feel your walls suffocate, hear no music left,
your friends have all gone home
You’re alone, ‘cause they left you with
your sweet rainbow voice gone gray
And you thought you could run,
but you know you will stop,
as your hand reaches for the door
But if you want to know now, the truth? I wish you were here

Cause if it’s in the wrong place at the wrong time
If it’s in the wrong place it ain’t here

Hey, maybe with patience, everything turns out the way it’s planned

Words & Music by Chance
©2005 Upside Down Left Handed Music (BMI)

It all started with the organ.

Written late one afternoon; a chilly one at that, and in a very lonely rehearsal studio. I had just re-introduced the piano to my repertoire and was eager to begin writing on it.

But I called up an organ sound, and this was the first thing
that came out.

Yes, this song dates back to the Portable days, but it never really finished. We did one rehearsal musically, where I just mouthed verse lines and had this re-occurring Chorus melody: “If it’s in the wrong place at the wrong time; if it’s in the wrong place, it ain’t here.”

I just knew that, lyrically, this had to cut deep. It just took about a year or two years before I really finished it.

They are about realizing the moment of truth in a relationship gone sour. They are about affirming your dignity as you push away, as you say “enough.” Because, in truth, if the other person doesn’t get it…they never will. You have to know when to say when.

This song has always excited me on a personal, songwriting level. Not just the elements of musical design, but just this place it puts you. I just thoroughly enjoy singing it and connecting with the song’s intent.

Some may not get it, but I hope you do because it’s a pretty nice feeling.

Recorded & mixed in Pro Tools LE Digi 002 on a Creation Station Pro DAW

All Vocals-AKG C451

All Vocals-AKG C451

Guitars: One track (plus solo) Fender ’57 Strat, through Amplitube LE
Organ: Alesis Nano Piano
Bass: Fender Jazz (el latino)
Drums: Propellerhead Reason 3.0

Written, performed, recorded by Chance

Cool Geekout Notes

The solo was actually first written on a synth. I went in later with the guitar and matched up the solo part. But after listening to it, I ended up liking both the synth and the guitar together. If you listen closely, you can here them both.

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