From the recording Thing or Three about love
There is the saying that when you are looking for something you have to stop and ask yourself now if I were a________ where would I be. My Dad would often say that to us when we were growing up to get us to focus. I took this idea and went in that direction when I wrote this song for my Dad after he died. It was first released on a collection for hospice called, "Sunset at Meditation Point". I hope it brings comfort.
If I Were a Shoe ©Susan Harrison
When I was young, I would misplace many things, many times. So, I’d ask my Dad to help me retrace, my steps so I might hopefully find lost things I left behind. He said to me, “Gotta think differently. Here’s something works well for me. Imagine, just become what you want to see and ask yourself, where could I be?”Where could I be? Where could I be? If I were a shoe, a watch or a key I’d ask where could I be? Where could I be, where could I be? Well I found my wallet, found my shoe, keys, sunglasses and books overdue. All I really had to do was ask where, where would I be? Socks, earrings, kittens, jobs, hats and love, throughout the years, I’ve lost all the above. Yet, sometimes when I sit quietly, things seem to even find me… when I ask.Where could I be? Where could I be? If I were a shoe, a watch or a key or if I wanna find me. I ask where could I be? We lost you one Monday, when you slipped away. No matter how hard we all did pray. Well, I searched my heart and I searched my mind. Who do you think I did find. When I asked, Where could you be, where could you be? In hearts of people, people like me, that’s where you’ll forever be.