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I am praying for something y'all. But I do not know it's name.

PRAYING FOR SOMETHING
BY DAVID SNYDER

https://soundcloud.com/david-snyder-gigs3


V1

I am walking down an empty street
Where my whole world used to be
Is the problem out there somewhere, y’all
Or is the problem inside of me
Is it something that I said one time
Or something I left undone
I wish that I could say I’m sorry
To every place and everyone

CH

So I'm praying for something
But I do it know its name
While I am waiting for the sunrise
While I am waiting for the rain
I am not ready to surrender
To my anger and my pain
So I'm praying for something
But I do not know it’s name
So I'm praying for something
But I do not know it’s name

V2

Now I’m trapped inside a burning world
That used to hold my dreams
And I know that all our secret wounds
Are deeper than they seem
Is it something I allowed one time
When I turned the other way
I cannot speak my answer though
Cause I don’t know what to say

CH

So I'm praying for something
But I do it know its name
While I am waiting for the sunrise
While I am waiting for the rain
I am not ready to surrender
To my anger and my pain
So I'm praying for something
But I do not know it’s name
So I am praying for something
But I do not know it’s name

Bridge:

Is it something that I said one time
Or something I left undone
I wish that I could say I’m sorry
To every place and everyone

CH

So I am praying for something
But I do it know its name
While I am waiting for the sunrise
While I am waiting for the rain
I am not ready to surrender
To my anger and my pain
So I'm praying for something
But I do not know it’s name
So I'm praying for something
But I do not know it’s name

Words and Music copyright 2020, David Snyder
ASCAP/Day of Faith Records

Produced and Engineered by David Snyder




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David, this is really good. It reminded my a lot of John Prine. You picked the perfect backing tracks for this song. This may be your best vocal to date.

Excellent song.


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I like your writing and music. You know that. But this, this is on a whole new level. Brilliant lyrics and the music is the perfect compliment. In addition, probably, if not your best vocal ever.

Nicely done sir.


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Yep, best I've heard from you, this should resonate with many people. Great work.


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Thanks Mario! I am really glad you enjoyed it!

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Holy. Moly.

WOW.

"Now I’m trapped inside a burning world
That used to hold my dreams
And I know that all our secret wounds
Are deeper than they seem
Is it something I allowed one time
When I turned the other way
I cannot speak my answer though
Cause I don’t know what to say"

O.M.G.

That would be enough to label this "great".
But, then....to follow with this:

"I am not ready to surrender
To my anger and my pain
So I am praying for something
But I do not know it’s name"

Jaw. Drop.

I am SO glad you did this in a true-David-Snyder voice. Your best vocal ever.

This is great song writing. I do not say that lightly.
I can give you no compliment higher than... I would be proud to have written this.

WOW.

fj

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Yes, I agree...brilliant lyrics. I'd like to to add that the chorus is exceptionally good--it's poignancy strikes at the heart. Well done, Dave!

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Very cool David. This is definitely your wheelhouse. Lovely song. Exceptional vocal. Well done David


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Wow! Really, really good, David!

Excellent lyrics, excellent vocal .... loved it.

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Thanks Herb!! I really appreciate that man!!

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Hi David,

If I were there with you brother, after a long, silence...
I would just say Wow, just wow. This is such a poignant, thoughtful and emotion provoking song.
It reminds me of "The Answer is Blowing in the Wind", only, I say in sincere honesty better.
Thanks for posing it.

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lyrics really hit the spot for me, very nice song with clean and uncluttered backing. GREAT STUFF

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Good choice with the guitar - it's a good contrast with the vocal line.

Bringing in the strings on the second half was really effective.

Love the title, and the rest of the lyrics don't disappoint!

Nice emoting on the vocal as well.

Good song!


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Originally Posted By: MarioD
David, this is really good. It reminded my a lot of John Prine. You picked the perfect backing tracks for this song. This may be your best vocal to date.

Excellent song.


Hello David ...

I fully agree with Mario's comments - particularly the John Prine reference. I like the simple arrangement ... perfect for the piece. Sometimes I just pray because it gives me warmth and comfort ... nothing particular. Just the connection.

Again, excellent! loved it! Best to you & yours. Be safe!

Alan


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A brilliant write, David, matched by a very good vocal- tender and a real.
I guess its just me: I was wishing that busy guitar track away, leaving the piano & cello behind you.
Very very fine songwriting; up there with your best.

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Hi David
Fine lyrics, supportive arrangement and a strong vocal. Nicely done.
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David

Certainly one of your most pleasing songs. Lovely production, strong lyric and vocal.

Nicely done.

Peter

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Man, we were immediately hit with a Billy Joe Shaver vibe...

This pretty much exemplifies the whole singer-songwriter thang...

We'd quote fav lines but that would be the whole song.

Outstanding David.

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David that is just plain butt kicking good!!!! Love it Cliff

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Thanks so much Herb! That really means a lot!

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