Barb’s Music Blog

Over Here (Am I Invisible?)

Here’s a song I wrote for lesson 1 of Songwriting for Film and TV.  I’m sick following an exposure to fragrance so was unable to record the vocal; hence the piano melody.


Over here, can’t you see that I need help?
Over here, I can’t make it by myself.
Lift your head up, look around with open eyes;
Stop your talking long enough to hear my cries.

Time is racing through the glass,
Running out and I can’t last.
Am I invisible?

Over here, ev’ry breath is coming hard.
Over here, veins are full of icy shards.
Ev’ry second finds me sinking farther down;
Someone help me get my feet back on the ground.

Am I invisible… invisible?

This song is dedicated to all those suffering from mental illness.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Kathy Sundin January 20th, 2012 12:11 pm

    Beautiful melody, Barb. Just before clicking on your link, I watched a 9-minute clip of an autistic girl whom everyone thought was mentally deficient. She started typing words on the computer, and, with encouragement, is now writing a book about what it’s like to be autistic. The words to your song seem to describe her journey.

  2. Barb January 29th, 2012 4:28 pm

    Thank you for listening, and for sharing that link. I agree that this song fits her circumstances.

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