I Am Like You
lyrics and melody by Catherine Faber 2012
mp3(a-capella) and pdf sheet music
We are alike, in strength and need;
G D G A
The tears we shed are salt; if something cuts us we both bleed.
Our lives are dear, and all too brief,
G D D A G
We both reach out for happiness; we both must suffer grief.
A D A
I am like you, you are like me
G D A
With our spirits held in common, in our shared humanity.
We can choose love, instead of strife,
G D G A G
And work to bring together what we value in this life;
I am like you.
We can give pain; we can give mirth
We can give comfort, love and knowledge, as a measure of our worth.
We live our lives, and take our shot:
Let's make this life the best we can, in case it's all we've got.
The world is wide, the sky is old--
Fairness, freedom, care, these fragile values I will hold
Our mayfly lives can heal or kill;
Our choices here define us as a force for good or ill.