Chris Chickering

Chris Chickering

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Rock - Alternative | Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Total Song Plays: 549   
Member Since: 2014
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   Sounds Like: Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison

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Story Behind the Song

An inspirational story about letting go of the past. A song of self-redemption.

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Lyrics

Getting Past The Past
© Words and Music by Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
2013. All rights reserved

I was at my own prosecution
Ready to pay for
The fact I wasn't more
Than what I'd been
For non-existent sins
I locked myself in

For never giving myself the permission
To be more than I could
It was simply understood
That I was less
Than all the rest
Oh, but I was wrong

Cause when you see the truth
That's when you find your place
You see we're all the same
In different ways...

It took a long time to
Get to where I am today
I guess the hardest job, anyone could ever have
Is gettin' past the past

The voices in my head
Were overwhelming
Sayin' what a fool
To think your dreams belong to you
The jury said
From in my head
And so off I was led

But in my cell
There came a revelation
We're much too big for small
And to think that way at all
Is simply wrong
And you're the only one
Who can take yourself back home

Cause when you see the truth
That's when you find your place
You see we're all the same
In different ways

It took a long time to
Get to where I am today
I guess the hardest job, anyone could ever have
Is gettin' past the past

Well I have done my time now
And it's over
These iron bars of shame
Could not reduce or take away
Who I am now
And the power that I hold
And the strength enough to let it show

Cause when you see the truth
That's when you find your place
You see, we're all the same
In so many ways...

It took a long time to
Get to where I am today
I guess the hardest job, anyone could ever have
Is gettin' past the past

Woah...
Woah...

Song Length
4:38
Genres
Rock - Alternative, Rock - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Tranquil, Engaging

Subject Matter
Encouragement, Evolution

Similar Artists
Elton John, The Eagles
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Music Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Producer Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Publisher Credits Chris Chickering Music
Performance Credits Chris Chickering
Label Credits Chris Chickering Music