There’s Only One Of You

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 * co-written with Jeffrey Joslin and Steven Cade

I think of Thomas Edison when I turn out the lights
Compare my life to his even though I know that that ain’t right
Ask myself what good I’ve done as I board a crosstown bus
Thinkin’ ‘bout miss Rosa Parks and all she did for us

Do you ever wonder at the end of the day
Why will they remember my name?

There’s a song that only you can sing
And a dream that only you can dream
There’s a story only you can write
With words you carry deep inside
There’s seven billion people that’s true
But there’s only one of you

Aretha she’s the queen yeah and Elvis was the king
But once upon a time someone taught ‘em both to sing
And years before Neil Armstrong took his steps on the moon
He crawled before he walked across his parents’ living room

You might not see yourself up there
But you gotta’ start somewhere

When it’s tough and you feel like giving up
And you’re scared you’ll never be enough
When everything beneath the sun
Already seems like it’s been done
If you’re looking everywhere for something new
Well there’s only one of you

And what about the man who came from Galilee
Who made the lame to walk and he caused the blind to see
Marked his words in yellow two lines from John 14
Even you are gonna do greater things than me

There’s a song that only you can sing
And a dream that only you can dream
There’s a story only you can write
With words you carry deep inside
This world is full of souls
But it’s you that makes it whole

When it’s tough and you feel like giving up
And you’re scared you’ll never be enough
When everything beneath the sun
Already seems like it’s been done
If you’re looking everywhere for something new
Well there’s only one of you


 - April 2021 -                                                                                                                             #450