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What You Are

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Performances (12)

I'm driving around town 
Kinda bored, windows rolled down 
I turn to notice a girl on a bus stop bench 
Dressed to draw attention 
Hoping everyone will stare 
Afraid if she don't stand out 
She will disappear 
I wish I could hold her, tell her, show her 
You can't get there from here

A star is a star 
It doesn't have to try to shine 
You don't have to teach water to fall 
Or a bird how to fly 
You don't have to tell a flower how to bloom 
Or light how to fill up a room 
You already are what you are 
And what you are 
Is beautiful

I heard a story the other day 
Took place at the local V.A. 
A father talking to his dying son 
This was his conversation:

It's not supposed to be like this 
My kid can't go first, I can't handle it 
The boy said dad do not cry 
Do you remember what you used to tell me 
When I used to ask why? 
You told me

Gravity is gravity 
It doesn't try to pull you down 
The tide is the tide, 
Made to roll in and go out 
The wind just blows though you cannot see 
It's everywhere just like I will always be 
And you already are what you are 
And what you are 
Is strong enough

Look in the mirror 
Now that's another story to tell 
It's easy to give love to others 
But I give myself hell 
I have to tell myself - remember 
In every seed there's a perfect plan 
And remember what i'm striving for 
Is already in my hands

Dark is dark 
So a star has a place to shine 
The tide goes out 
So it can come back another time 
Goodbye makes hello so sweet 
And love is love so that it can teach 
Us that 
We already are what we are 
And what we are 
Is beautiful 
And strong enough 
And good enough 
We are stars in each others' sky

What You Are
Written byDave Berg, Jewel
AlbumsSweet and Wild, 2010

Flower of Life
“"What You Are" is mid tempo, and has a "sweet" lyric. I posted a vlog of this song after I had just written it. It has a message that reminds me of "Hands," and it is a topic I really am passionate about. We can relax, because we are already good enough...”

Sweet and Wild (album)