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  1. Some 1 Like U

From the recording Some 1 Like U

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.  

Lyrics

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