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If Nothing Else

 
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As this event has gone on, it appears artists have tackled their own identity, as well as those of others. This is something I wrote a while ago, and it tackles both my own identity, and that of a teenage girl I never met, but who nonetheless inspired me.

I once met two men - a father and grandfather - who shared the story of their girl who was facing a terminal illness. She lived her last months publicly, an example of dignity, grace, and hope. In the last weekend of her life, she inspired what was at the time recognized as a Guiness Record for the world’s largest group hug. She had a dream once, and the second verse is the dream she dreamed.

Why is this also about my identity? Compassion. Call it an aspirational identity,rather than an achieved one. Compassion is the most important thing there is. Wherever people are, meet them there.

Key of E.

Verses: E A E Esus E
E A C#m Bsus (x2)
Refrains: A E A E A C#m Bsus B
Chorus:
E A Bsus (x3)
E/Ab A B E Esus E

If Nothing Else

I saw a man who went up to the mountain
A crowd had followed him to hear him speak;
He looked at us, a billion strong and then
He began to talk of the blessed and the meek

You are salt,
You are light
A shining hill cannot hide
So shine your light, shine it to the world

He said if nothing else
All our time is borrowed
Consider even the lilies have their home
So if nothing else
Leave your cares to tomorrow
Each day brings enough of its own.

I saw a smiling girl, she was struggling to her feet
He came to her and gently took her hand
He carried her, leaving footprints on the beach
She asked him why he took her from the sand

You are salt,
You are light
A shining hill cannot hide
So shine your light, shine it to the world

He said if nothing else
All our time is borrowed

Consider even the lilies have their home
So if nothing else
Leave your cares to tomorrow
Each day brings enough of its own.

I saw a man we followed to Gethsemane
He said the hour has come, yet you will all be mine;
His friend drew a sword, and cut away my ear
He healed my wounds then told me it was time.

You are salt,
You are light
A shining hill cannot hide
So shine your light, shine it to the world

He said if nothing else
All our time is borrowed
Consider even the lilies have their home
So if nothing else
Leave your cares to tomorrow
Each day brings enough of its own.
 

"If Nothing Else"
by Admiral Bob

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