Monday, 10 November 2008

WHAT YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT

I have been listening to this great song, sung by Eddie Reader and written by Si Kahn.
I love the lyrics and it gives me goosebumps to listen to the song.

WHAT YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT
(Si Kahn)

You must know someone like him - he was tall and strong and lean
With a body like a greyhound and a mind so sharp and keen
But his heart just like a laurel grew twisted round itself
Till almost everything he did brought pain to someone else


It's not just what you're born with
It's what you choose to bear
It's not how big your share is
It's how much you can share
It's not the fights you dreamed of
It's those you really fought
It's not what you've been given
It's what you do with what you've got


What's the use of two good legs
.....if you only run away
What's the use of the finest voice
.....if you've nothing good to say
What good is strength and muscle
.....if you only push and shove
And what's the use of two good ears
....if you can't hear those you love

Between those who use their neighbours and those who use the cane
Between those in constant power and those in constant pain
Between those who run to glory and those who cannot run
Tell me which ones are the cripples and which ones touch the sun

2 comments:

hobbitripley said...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YLhgb2ZntDw

One of my favourite CDs is Eddie Reader sings Robert Burns :-)

malakyte said...

What beautiful lyrics.

Thank you for sharing this.