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Thread #115807   Message #2481677
Posted By: John Hardly
01-Nov-08 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: DT Corr: What You Do With What You've Got (Kahn)
Subject: Lyr Add: It's What You Do
I stumbled upon this very powerful song the other day. After an internet lyrics search netted me a goose egg, I thought I'd post my transcription here. If you wish to hear the song, there's a youTube link below.

It's 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
'Til almost everything he did
Brought pain to someone else

Well, 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've really fought
It's not what you've been given
It's what you do with what you've got

Oh, what's the use of two strong legs
If you only run away?
And what's the use of the finest voice
If you've nothing good to say?
What's the use in strength of muscle
If you only push and shove?
And what's the use in two good ears
If you can't hear those you love?

Between those who use their neighbors
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?

Which ones touch the sun?

It's What You Do With What You've Got