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Performer: David Cook
Writer(s): David Cook, John Rzeznik, Gregg Wattenberg
Lead vocals: David Cook

Declaration is the first single off of David Cook's first, self-titled album, released in 2008. According to WTMX Chicago, "They wrote the song together in Rzeznikā€™s hometown of Buffalo, NY, and David says, 'We knocked that song out kind of quickly.'"

I'll take you just the way you are
Imperfect words inside the perfect song
I feel you closer than you are
And I've been waiting far too long,
Too long

It's my declaration
To anyone whose listening
You're my inspiration
As I stand alone against the world
Cause you love,
And you bleed,
And you stole my soul to set me free
It's my declaration

Do you care what I believe
('Cause I'm still breathing)
Or that I wear a heart upon my sleeve
Sometimes I think you never knew
The only truth I see is-you
It's you

It's my declaration
To anyone whose listening
You're my inspiration
As I stand alone against the world
Cause you love,
And you bleed,
And you stole my soul to set me free
It's my declaration

And are there any words to say
That I would ever mean enough
When the light runs from the day
Will the darkness be too much?
Will I ever be enough?

It's my declaration
To anyone whose listening
You're my inspiration
As I stand alone against the world
Cause you love,
And you bleed,
And you stole my soul to set me free

It's my declaration
So tell me you can hear these words tonight

It's my declaration