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What Would I Do Without My Music

Lyrics: Bruce Belland ASCAP
Music:  Harry Middlebrooks BMI

​Sometimes I stumble home at night discouraged
Dragging my battered dreams behind
Wonderin’ if the battle’s worth the fighting
And why so many people’s eyes are blind

But as I disappear into my music
And a song grows deep inside my soul
I know if I was born to use it
 (optional lyric: I know if God wants me to use it)
The striving’s more important than the goal

And I think:
What would I do without my music?
What would I do without my song?
What would I do without my music?

To make it right when everything seems wrong 

And as I lose my worries in my music
Dreams start re-building strong and high
And I know though I may not be winning
I’m a long, long way from losing if I try

And I think:
What would I do without my music?
What would I do without my song?
What would I do without my music?
To lift me up when all my dreams are gone
To give me hope so I can carry on

Here is a version by the Morriston Male Voice Choir.

And another version by the Wadebridge Male Voice Choir (Cornwall).

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The choir is a registered charity.

The Ku-ring-gai Male Choir acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past, present and emerging – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.