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Trained to Help

by Andy Ditzler

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Composed arranged produced and performed by Andy Ditzler
Released August 4, 2021
From the forthcoming LP Since the Music Began

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TRAINED TO HELP

A normal life, a love divine
I am trained to help
I am trained to help
I got yours and you got mine
I am trained to help
I am trained to help

If you tell me what is wrong
As we approach the night
I am trained to help
We can sing a glad new song
You have every right
I am trained to help

But I won’t be here forever
Feet don’t touch the ground
You can give yourself completely
As we come back around

I am grateful for the chance to be
Talking through the mask
I am trained to help
It has the opposite effect on me
It’s a lot to ask
I am trained to help

I never want to make you cry
How much does it take
I am trained to help
It takes another pair of eyes
When the levee breaks
I am trained to help

But I won’t be gone completely
Turn my head around
And up in the air to meet me

I am
I am
I am trained to help

A pretty bird has come to town
She warbles as she flies
I am trained to help
It takes a lot to wear me down
Trouble in disguise
I am trained to help

The blackness of the heavens
The stories I could tell
Living in the moment
While doing something else
Let’s gather up the sunshine
Home before the game
That was another lifetime
I think I’ve been quite clear
Don’t wait until you’re ready
It’s closer than you know
Do you understand me
It’s better than you think
Don’t manufacture passion
Playing by the rules
Don’t cultivate indifference
It happens all the time
It happens all the time
It happens all the time
It happens all the time

I am
I am
I am trained to help

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released August 6, 2021
Music and lyrics copyright 2019 Andy Ditzler
Sound recording copyright 2021 Andy Ditzler

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Andy Ditzler Atlanta, Georgia

Andy Ditzler is a composer, curator, and artist. Trained as a musician at Indiana University, he has composed and performed in contexts ranging from classical and jazz to free improvisation, rock. and live theater. His first CD Songs from Yes and No was followed by the single Solstice, with a music video by filmmaking legend George Kuchar. ... more

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