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Together On Our Own

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I learned to walk when I was one
Beneath the Oklahoma sun 
And from that day, I started taking my own route 
I learned to read when I was two
And I believed it all was true 
Too young to fill my mind with questions and with doubt 

I made made my first friend when I was three 
But by four, he moved away so very far from me 
At five I wondered why, people live and people die 
Why the things I loved just slowly slipped away from me 
And only stars remained the same 

    Cold night, starlight
    We are not alone 
    Cold night, starlight
    We are not alone 
    We're together on our own    

I said goodbye when I was ten
To Santa Claus and all his friends 
I had to leave those childish stories all behind 
But when they told me god was real
I just couldn't help but feel 
This burning question that was tugging on my mind 

By the time I was eleven, I had given up on heaven 
And everything was falling into place 
I kept my mouth shut, so I wouldn't rock the boat 
Cuz a kid who's fallen overboard is too ashamed to float 
And still the stars remained the same 


    I learned to walk, when I was one
    Without a crutch to lean upon 
    I had to relearn everything
    My legs were weak without the wings 

    But I'm stronger now, my mind is free
    Controlling my own destiny
    When I write the final chapter
    That's the last you'll read of me
    There's not a finish line / But there is nothing that I fear

Today I went to see a friend
His days are almost at an end 
The doctors say he's got a month or two to live 
He called to me there from his bed
And with a weakening voice he said 
"If there's no god, then tell me what the hell's the point?" 

I didn't have the answer, so I looked at him and said 
You were always giving love, you could have taken it instead 
This journey may be pointless, but at least I sure can say 
You made it better for the rest of us you crossed along the way 
And still the stars remain the same



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  Discussion: Together On Our Own

David Jáuregui (anon) · 4 years, 9 months ago

Hello Josh, nice to meet you, I'm from Argentina, South America, and I was seeking for good music in a sleepless night, and I finally found your great work (please excuse me my English)

I was listening yours songs and really they liked me so much (because my job in broadcasting in several last years, I was had a pleasure of listening a lot of and variety of music!), and permit me congratulate you!!! (too about your election of Creative Commons License!)

When I listened this song (and because it was with subtitle!) it caught my attention, specially when it say about your friend, and really it moved me, maybe because my personal problems, maybe because my faith. And, when your friend asked you about God and continuing with the next lines, I thought to write you (although I don't like very much write comments in general!). With all due respect, I wish want to say to you that the answer exists, that the way exists, the only way, it's not a bed of roses of course, but it's the better way that somebody can take. Maybe you know the answer, o maybe you don't want to take it in spite of you [know it]. You can see him in the nature, in yourself, in the others persons... But you can see too the evilness in the world, and the many "without answers questions" (no?). I encourage you to believe, to humble you before him, to go to him with yours needs and problems (I don't tell you that I don't have problems), and to read if you want the Bible, and too to talk your friend about this and cheer him up...

Well, Josh, nice to meet you again, excuse me the long of this "comment", you can counting on me if you want, and I hope you go on with the music!!

Best regards,


Niko (anon) · 4 years, 9 months ago
This song, wow. Really, I got goosebumps. I'm going to sing this at the talent show in my Highschool.
Brandon (anon) · 4 years, 9 months ago
This song is literally amazing. Every time that I listen to it, I get goosebumps. The part where you just sing with nothing behind you leaves you so vulnerable and forces us to listen to the lyrics that you sing. It is such a perfect addition to the song, and it really adds to the overall story. I would absolutely love to play this at my high school talent show, but there are no tabs up. If you ever have the time, I would be so grateful if you would post some for all to learn from. Thank you for sharing your talent and time. -Brandon
Josh Woodward Back · 4 years, 7 months ago

Thanks a million, Brandon! And absolutely, here you go!

kazuo (anon) · 4 years, 7 months ago
hiiiii i love you song is such an aspiration to me i really like it and i sang that song at my school
pattils (anon) · 4 years, 2 months ago
i like the way you sing the word stars... haha! you are amazing as usual.
Quiet Fan (anon) · 4 years, 2 months ago
In a world where most of us are fed supernatural ideas from birth which we rarely question, it takes a strong mind to write this song. It is not negative, it is not divisive. Instead, it offers a message of unity. Here's hoping this way of thinking becomes more prevalent, so that we all invest in the time we have here on Earth and not in a yet-to-be-proven afterlife. Thank you very much for this thoughtful and empowering song.
Sophie (anon) · 4 years ago
You are, well, where do I start? Amazing. Incredible. I love your music, <3
Josh Woodward Back · 4 years ago

Thanks a million, Sophie! :D

Katie (anon) · 3 years, 10 months ago
I absolutely love this song. It makes me think when someone dies are they still with you or is it just memories of that person? I think that a part of that person always remains with us in our concience; which is why we tend to dream about those who we've lost. But they also remain in our memory for what they have done to inspire our lives. Is God Real? I just can't answer such a question.
Andi (anon) · 3 years, 8 months ago

Thank you Josh, many thanks for your music. Whenever I am stuck in my work, I let myself be inspired by your music. "Together on our own" was the first song I've heard of you. It has really touched me and still does every time I hear it. It is one of the best songs I've heard in my life.

Thank You


Josh Woodward Back · 3 years, 7 months ago

Thanks a million, Andi! That's awesome.

Aqsa (anon) · 3 years, 3 months ago
Hi Mr. Woodward, I am Aqsa from Pakistan. I just love your songs and their lyrics are so beautiful. I just love ur work. Keep it up. Just wanted to say "welcome to Pakistan".. :) tc.
shackra (anon) · 2 years, 11 months ago
...then no matters how much you love others, the journey will still pointless for every being on this universe and the self-sacrifice of others for your life will be an stupid and empty action at the end. Sorry, but is true.
Josh Woodward Back · 2 years, 11 months ago

The sun is going to become a red giant and swallow the earth in 7 billion years, erasing any trace of our history. So you're right - to some extent, everything we do is empty and meaningless. But we can either curl up into a fetal position in the corner; or live life, create art, and try to bring happiness to the short and fragile lives of the fellow bags of skin with whom we share the earth. 

shackra (anon) · 2 years, 11 months ago
Yes, we could just to avoid the reality of our existence (if the affirmation from atheism is true, of course), isn't different from playing pool to forget that you have to pay the mortgage on your house and you are almost out of money, etc. Our life wouldn't have any objective meaning (and the human being his intrinsic value!!) if God do not exists, even will be equally meaninful like a cartoon or a movie show, with a start and an end, no matter how hard you try, your acts wouldn't affect the destiny of the universe and everything inside it; The love, the joy and that sort of feeling will disappeared with your own death and the one of everybody else... sadly. I always asked to myself this sort of thing every time I ear this song, and if you right, well, we never would realize if you was right (obviously!)... But I'm pretty sure that atheism is not true, so I have alot of hope! :)
gaelle (anon) · 2 years, 7 months ago
<p><span class="long_text" id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">Hi</span> <span class="hps">Josh,</span><br> <br> <br> <span class="hps">Your music</span> <span class="hps">helps me</span> <span class="hps">more than anything.</span><br> <span class="hps">My love</span> <span class="hps">is gone</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the stars</span> <span class="hps">since</span> <span class="hps">August 2012</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">I take</span> <span class="hps">forces with</span> <span class="hps">these fabulous</span> <span class="hps">songs.</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">thank you very much</span><br> <br> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">little</span> <span class="hps">French</span> <span class="hps">looking</span> <span class="hps">at the stars.</span> <span class="hps">Long live the</span> <span class="hps">hope!</span> <span class="hps">For all.</span></span></p>
gaelle (anon) Back · 2 years, 7 months ago
<p>Hi Josh,<br> <br> <br> Your music helps me more than anything.<br> My love is gone in the stars since August 2012 and I take forces with these fabulous songs.<br> <br> thank you very much<br> <br> A little French looking at the stars. Long live the hope! For all.</p>
rpk (anon) · 2 years ago
hi josh! i'm writting you from french polynesia, i love your song and i just want you to know that your beautiful song is listenning in a small corner of the world. thank you for sharing your talent with us!!! me from Tahiti [sorry if my english is not correct :)]

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