Here I Am

Written by: 
Beverley Martyn
1 Aug 1970

Here I am now,
There you are beside me.
After years unhappy
Never thought I could be
Put all that bad love and evil love
But way behind me.

Hear me right now,
Hear me right now.
Hear me right now,
This is me you’re seeing.

Here I am now
Got my man beside me
Here I am now
Got his sweet love to guide me
With all that bad love and evil love
Put that way behind me.

Oh let him find me for
Hear me right now,
Hear me right now.
Hear me right now,
This is me you’re seeing.

[some real seventies jamming]

Here I am now,
Got my son beside me.
Here I am now,
Got this pure soul to guide me.
With all bad love and evil love
Put him way behind me
He ain’t gonna find me.

So hear me right now,
Hear me right now.
Hear me right now,
This is me you’re seeing.

muffnote:
This track was recorded August 1970 at Sound Techniques Studios, Chelsea and remained in the vault for 35 years. It was first released on the remastered and expanded version of The Road To Ruin (October 2005). The booklet credits John Martyn for the song, but the sleevenotes are probably more accurate in mentioning Beverley.