Janis Ian - I'm Still Standing Lyrics




See these lines on my face?
They're a map of where I've been
And the deeper they are traced
The deeper life has settled in
How do we survive living out our lives?

And I would not trade a line
Make it smooth and fine
Or pretend that time stands still
I want to rest my soul
Here where it can grow without fear
Another line, another year
I'm still standing here

See these marks on my skin?
They're the lyric of my life
Every story I begin
Just means another end's in sight
Only lovers understand – skin just covers who I am

And I would not trade a line
Make it smooth and fine
Or pretend that time stands still
I want to rest my soul
Here where it can grow without fear
Another line, another year
I'm still standing here

See these bruises? See these scars?
Heiroglyphs that tell the tale
You can read them in the dark
Through your fingertips, like Braille

And I would not trade a line
Make it smooth and fine
Or pretend that time stands still
I want to rest my soul
Here where it can grow without fear
Another line, another year
I'm still standing here
I'm still standing here
I'm still standing here





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  1. Pat Lindgren

    One of my favorite woman singer song writer.....still and always. You Rock Janis Ian!!!

  2. Lorenozo Lollis

    Wonderful! Terrific to hear her again, and yes, each word hits home and is me - still standing here at 75

  3. Kevin Burke

    This is such a beautiful song! Thanks Janis! You've inspired me to learn this because it speaks to my heart too! I hope that I can do it the justice it deserves! You are such an incredible artist!

  4. Lisa Milena Music

    Thank you for sharing Janis!!! I’ve missed all of it because of. Work

  5. TheMiracleproducts

    Wonderful performance and great audio quality.

  6. Jancis Harvey

    This lady has always been my hero - and I love this song and the fact that we are still standing here and writing songs and singing them

  7. Jen Brown

    Brilliant celebration of life! You've been in mine for 40+ years, Janis. I celebrate that! Thank you. X

  8. Tom M

    What a great song!!!!

  9. Caroline Rose

    So good that I'm surprised/disappointed it doesn't have >1 million views. Brilliant and beautiful, as always, Janis!

  10. Beel Willis

    I have adored her voice for over 45yrs.

  11. nllleonard

    Better and better......

  12. OldSlydjook

    great surprise for me .. wonderful ..thanks !

  13. genjokoan

    Perfect

  14. babs4TLove /Barbara Paskin

    Oh my goodness...this is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for this one, Janis - each word hits home...your fan, <3 Babs

  15. Michael Yount

    Love how "At Seventeen" and this song bookend a life of musical exploration.....

  16. Cali Black

    So beautiful! :)