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Kathy Moser: Music

Some 1 Like U

(Kathy Moser)
Kathy Moser

I wrote this folk hop song after spending lots of time with teens, listening to their music and their stories.  Their brilliant and powerful energy is so wasted by our society.  Check out the books Ishmael and also My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn for a life changing explanation on why this is so.  

Someone Like You

Copyright Kathy Moser 2007

kathymoser@mac.com, 908-591-4541, kathymoser.com

 

What if it turned out to be true

that the only one who could save this world was you

And furthermore that every time you help someone else

The one you end up helping the most is actually yourself

It’s like love, it’s like laughter

You can’t measure these things

So dream every dream and grow really big wings

 

Cause there’s no getting out, there’s no where to go

This is the only world you and I are ever going to know

So why not make it someplace we want to live

We make a living from what you get

We make a life from what you give

 

the world, the world is down on her knees

Right outside that door begging somebody please

bust a move, make a stand, there’s so much to do

what the world needs right now is someone like you

 

I know it’s a hard world to stay awake and alert

So much pain, so much darkness, so much fear, so much hurt

But please, please stay strong, stay alive, stay real

Build a castle from your friends, go tell people how you feel

Because your emotion is fuel baby, just like gasoline

You can use it to drive an awesome world changing machine

But those same emotions, those same emotions, kept locked down inside

That gasoline it’ll burn you alive

 

That’s the cutting, that’s the huffing, that’s the drinking, that’s the dope yo

That’s what we do when we think there’s no hope, no

But it’s a big fat lie you and I’ve been told

That there’s nothing we can do, that this whole deal’s remote controlled

 

When the world, the world is down on her knees

Right outside that door begging somebody please

bust a move, make a stand, there’s so much to do

what the world needs right now is someone like you

 

 

 

The solution is so simple, but it’s so seldom heard

When there’s kids dying in our schools for just one encouraging word

And there’s a reason, there’s a power, there’s a gift to being kind

What if someone had just been really nice to those 2 kids from Columbine

Cause the kids who don’t fit in are going to save the day

What we need right now is people who can think some different way

And the kid who finally cracks the code and hands us all the cure for cancer

Is going to have the mind of a freak, that’s how they’ll find the answer

It’s Matisyahu, Amelia Erhardt, Dr. King, Van Gogh

Ani DiFranco, Einstein Edison, and Michelangelo yo

 

So what if it turned out to be true

That the only one who could save this world was you

Cause there’s no getting out, there’s no where to go

This is the only world you and I are ever gonna know

And the world the world is down on her knees

Right outside that door begging somebody please

 

Take your heart in your hands, just make one thing change

Once you do I promise you that you will never be the same

Become a living example of what someone had in mind

When they named our species human kind

 

Bust a move, make a stand, there’s so much to do

what the world needs right now is someone like you

 

someone like you, yes it’s true, you know we do

 

what the world needs now is someone like you