Sung by Ireland Romney

"I'm Still Here"

(Theme song for the Territorial Statehouse and the Old Capitol Storytelling Festival)

by Cherie Call

I was born with the brightest of futures

Drawn in the most majestic plans

Brilliant statehouse, the host of royalty

The head and the heart of the land

But the capital was moved, my glory days were through

My sweetest dreams were not to be

The work was ended on my beautiful design

But it was not the end of me

(Chorus)

I'm still here and I will tell the stories

In this place where they never have to end

I've come to know that when I tell the stories

They live on with every new found friend

All my glory went up north to my sister

And everybody let me be,

My red stone exposed, a discarded, dusty rose

Rougher than I'd ever planned to be

A jail for the drinkers, a school for the preachers

A shelter for a hidden printing press

And maybe your grandma twirled across my dance floor

in her finest handmade dress

(Chorus)

Come to me, come to remember

Come to me, stay for just a spell

Come to hear this unfinished legacy

Come to know your home so well

(Repeat Chorus)

I'm still here and I will tell the stories

In this place where they never have to end

I've come to know that when I tell the stories

They live on with every new found friend

And I'm still here, where stories never end

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