From High Up

A song I wrote about how I felt soon after my partner broke up with me.

Content warning: suicidal ideation.

Don’t worry Internet, this is only how I felt at a certain point in time, though I am not over her, I am doing well and wouldn’t take her back.

I wrote the song while on the 26th floor of my apartment. Elevation does give some perspective.

Me singing “From High up”

Verse 1
 
D 
From high  
G/D 
up, I  
D 
know just why you  
G 
left me  
Em 
 
You  
G/D 
never loved me  
D 
half as much as him  
A 
him 
 
 
D 
 
From high  
G/D 
up a  
D 
kind of calmness  
G 
beckons, 
 
 
Em 
 
And  
A 
painful self  
B 
reflection can  
G 
begin
Verse 2
 
From high  
G/D 
up, I  
D 
wake beside the  
G 
window, 
 
 
Em 
 
G/D 
I turn towards my  
D 
right and you’re not  
A 
there 
 
 
D 
 
Well my  
G/D 
love, this  
D 
isn’t so sur
G 
prising 
 
 
Em 
 
Must  
A 
soldier on, a  
B 
life no longer  
G 
shared
Bridge
 
And  
A 
so I rise, for  
B 
I must go
 
My  
G 
purpose is un
Em 
certain 
 
though
 
To  
A 
live a whole life  
B 
without 
 
you
 
To  
G 
feel so hollow  
Em 
and just do
 
C 
Instead of getting  
A 
just to be
 
Bm 
Won’t you come back and  
C 
be with  
D 
me?
Verse 3
 
From  
G/D 
high up, I  
D 
know just how I’d  
G 
end it  
Em 
 
It’s  
G/D 
hard to think I’ll  
D 
find another  
A 
way 
 
 
D 
 
From high  
G/D 
up the  
D 
question’s barely  
G 
answered 
 
 
Em 
 
When  
A 
Grace returns and  
B 
tells me: not  
G 
today.

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