The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

Someone to Fall Back On

This is my brother singing. It is a beautiful song and he is beautiful and probably will be like "ugh case why did you blog that" but I DO NOT CARE! :)

Alex Kloehn singing "Someone to Fall Back On," Jason Robert Brown

It's for some sort of contest? I don't really know. He comes to visit tomorrow (wheee) so I'll find out what the haps are. And we will sing. And it will be my birthday!

I’ll never be a knight in armor with a sword in hand,
Or a kamikaze fighter;
Don’t count on me to storm the barricades and take a stand,
Or hold my ground;
You’ll never see any scars or wounds --I don’t walk on coals, I won’t walk on water:

I am no prince, I am no saint, I am not anyone’s wildest dream. 

But I can stand behind and be someone to fall back on.

Some comedy -- you’re bruised and beaten down
And I’m the one who’s looking for a favor.
Still, honestly, you don’t believe me, but the things I have are the things you need.
You look at me like I don’t make sense, like a waste of time, like it serves no purpose.

I am no prince, I am no saint,
And if that’s what you believe you need, you’re wrong -- 

you don't need much -- you need someone to fall back on...

And I’ll be that: I’ll take your side.
If I’m the only one, I’m used to that.
I’ve been alone, I’d rather be the half of us, the least of you, the best of me.
And I'll be your prince, I’ll be your saint,
I will go crashing through fences in your name. 

I will -- I swear! I'll be the one to fall back on.
I’ll be the one who waits, and, for as long as you’ll let me, I will be the one you need.
I’ll be someone to fall back on:
Your prince, your saint, the one you believe you need.
I’ll be -- I’ll be someone to fall back on.

On this, our day of Independence