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You’re My Son

It wasn’t that long ago
A little boy who knew he’d done wrong
sat on his bed, lowered head, afraid he’d let people down
felt ashamed as his dad reached out and turned him around
and said “why are you sad? Don’t you know:”

You’re my son
And my life is blessed because of you
You’re all that a father could hope for
One day you’re gonna see
You have no greater fan than me
And I wanted you to know how I feel
‘cause I couldn’t be prouder to say: “You’re my son”

The years fly by
The boy’s strugglin’ through school, and he knows exactly why
but he won’t quit – he’ll push through it
doesn’t want to let people down
feels ashamed – till dad reaches out, turns him around
and says “why are you sad? Don’t you know:”


The doctor said there’s not much time
I went in, took my father’s hand and looked him in the eye
He whispered “please don’t be sad”
I said: “I love you Dad”
He smiled at me, and went home… and I said:

I’m your son
And my life’s been blessed because of you
You are everything to this boy who loves you so
And every day I’ll try to be
All the man you were for me
And I’ve got to let you know how I feel
‘cause forever I’m proud to say, I’m your son

Within Our Reach

Remember when we were very small
Everybody seemed so tall
Everything was just there beyond our reach.
Maybe it’s just like humankind
Always reaching for the sky.
Always hoping to touch the dream of peace.

Now we’ve gained some wisdom from the past
Grown up through so much sorrow.
The prize that seems to elude our grasp
Can still be ours tomorrow.

And all our children can see the day
When battlefields are fields of play
And it lies yes it lies within our reach.

And for all of those who’ve had to wait
Empty hand and empty plate
How much longer can history repeat?

The road ahead is ours to choose
For giving or for taking
And the ones who follow will win or lose
In the future we are making.

And all our children … etc.

Can’t let this moment slip away
Let the children see that day
What has defied us for so long
Lies deep in each of us
Now it’s just yes it’s just within our reach.

With Everything Changing

There stood an old man,
Tears filling his eyes.
They were tearing the courthouse down
And he was saying good-bye.

With ev’rything changing,
Does anything stay the same —
A hope you can cling to,
Someone who needs you,
A love that can lead you everyday?

There goes a young man,
He’s walking alone,
No place to look back to,
He’s gotta go on.


For ev’ry ending is just a beginning you know,
And good-bye is just hello, don’t you know.

Go, talk to the old man,
Help him understand.
Walk by the young man’s side,
And lend him a hand.


Where The Roads Come Together

None of us is born the same
We don’t know why; it’s the way we came.
Every heart beats a little differently
Each soul is free to find its way
Like a river that winds its way to the sea.

For life is a journey
And there are many roads beneath the sky
And there are many good people
Who don’t see eye to eye

Not every man can sing your tune;
From where he stands there’s another view
With every turn we’re learnin’ more
And perhaps we’ll find
That the walls we build are only in the mind.

There are many roads to go
And they go by many names.
They don’t all go the same way
But they get there all the same
And I have a feelin’ that we’ll meet some day
Where the roads come together up the way.

What’s Happening To You

I’ve looked into your eyes and I’ve seen my reflection,
Walked down your street and it takes me home.
I have seen you cry, felt the tears on my face
When you’ve been out there all alone.‘Cause when it comes down to what matters,
We’re cut from the same cloth.
When one of us is suffering, we suffer the same loss.And when we cry, cry together,
When we survive, we survive together.
And when we rise we rise together,
Our destinies are tied together.

Wherever you may live, whoever you might be
What’s happening to you, is happening to me.
How can I turn away, pretend that I don’t see
What’s happening to you, is happening to me.

I look into your eyes and there’s a sudden recollection,
We all share a common ground.
We cannot erase that family connection,
No matter how many bridges are burnin’ down.

We walk this road together and everyone falls sometimes.
Gotta help each other, can’t leave anyone behind.

And when we cry, cry together,
When we survive, we survive together.
And when we rise we rise together,
Our destinies are tied together.

Wherever you may live … etc.

We cannot allow the savagery of hatred anymore
Or the legacy of violence to go on.

Wherever you may live … etc.

We’ll Be There

There’s a place they call tomorrow,
somewhere in the reaches of our minds.
To find the road to get there isn’t easy,
there’s so many different signs.
But we’ve got our hopes and we’ve got our memories,
And a feeling that tomorrow will be made of these.

We’ll be there, we’ll be singin’ one more song.
We’ll be there, even though the road is long.
We’ll be there, and the feelin’s growin’ stronger.
When tomorrow comes, together, we’ll be there.

Tomorrow is the rain that falls,
The forest and the dolphins in the sea.
And the kid next door, only four, who tells you
what she wants to be.
It’s the ones who are going hungry, the people left behind,
Who almost gave up dreamin’ of a better time.


And when we make it, let me say,
The thing that i would really like to do
When the band begins to play:
I want to have the first dance with you.


We Are Many, We Are One

We live on the Amazon, live on the Nile,
The Baltic shore and Pacific isle,
We built the Parthenon and Chinese Wall,
Seen armies conquer and empires fall.

We fought for our dignity, fought for our place,
There’s a different story in every face.
The book isn’t finished, it’s only begun,
And it’s starting to dawn like the morning sun.

We are many, we are one,
Brothers and sisters wherever you’re from.
We all dance to a different drum.
We are many, but we are one.

We talk of the children, we talk of the rain,
Of wages and prices, and who won the game.
We’re rushing together like never before.
We were worlds apart, now were living next door.

We are many, we are one … etc.

Someday, somewhere, we’ll discover
That we’ll have to take care of each other.

We are many, we are one … etc.

Walk On Through

As I open the door the morning light shines brightly,
The sun slowly melts the sparkling dew.
Takin’ the best of the days gone by,
Me, I won’t look back but walk on through.
No, I won’t look back until I’m through.

I’ll talk to people I’ve never known before
We’ll travel countryside on distant shore
Plantin’ a spirit that you can’t ignore
I’ll give all I have and more

As I travel this road I know it won’t be easy
The way may be long and wearisome
But I’ll work dawn til dusk, give my days completely
And never turn back until I’m done
No, I won’t turn back until I’m done

I’ll talk to people … etc.

I see people like me who are movin’ mountains
And doin’ things they thought they coudn’t do
Simply because they just keep on rollin’
And never give up until they’re through
No, I’ll never give up until I’m through.

I’ll talk to people … etc.

As I open the door… etc.


Restless hearts beat like thunder
echoing from the square
A fire burns just like the passion
in those gathered therePeople waving banners
chanting as cameras roll
carrying the torch of justice for one and all
Oh — they carry the torch for one and for all

Here we are
And now the story’s changing
Can we hear
Beyond the words they are saying
Maybe when all sides
Can rise above the noises
We’ll listen to the voices
Of the world

Hear the voice of my dad
The job that he worked has gone dry
A world away,
There’s a mother too worn out to cry
And all the young
Raised in the cradle of war
It’s the only life they’ve ever known
Somehow there’s got to be more
Voices that say, someday, gotta be something more


Sometimes we only hear what we want to
Find comfort with voices we know
But it takes all the others to make harmony
And find a song of peace


Up With People!

It happened just this morning, I was walking down the street,
The milkman and the postman and policeman I did meet.
There in ev’ry window and ev’ry single door,
I recognized people I’d never noticed before.

Up! Up with people!
You meet ‘em wherever you go,
Up! Up with People!
They’re the best kind of folks we know.
If more people were for people,
All people ev’rywhere,
There’d be a lot less people to worry about,
And a lot more people who care.

People from the south-land and people from the north,
Like a mighty army, I saw them coming forth.
‘Twas a great reunion, befitting of a king!
Then I realized people were more important than things.

Up! Up with people!… etc.