"Do I Make You Proud" as written by Andy John Watkins, Paul David Wilson and Tracy Ackerman....
I've never been
The one to raise my hand
That was not me
And now that's who I am
Because of you
I am standing tall

My heart is full
Of endless gratitude
You were the one
The one to guide me through
Now I can see
And I believe
It's only just beginning

This is what we dream about
But the only question with me now
Is do I make you proud
Stronger than I've ever been now
Never been afraid of standing out
Do I make you proud

Everybody needs to rise up
Everybody needs to be loved
To be loved


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"Do I Make You Proud" as written by Paul David Wilson Andy John Watkins

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    General CommentNot sure if I like the song for Taylor but let me be the first one to post on here and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    AMERICAN IDOL 2006, SOUL PATROL!!
    GrtOne41on May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt grew on me little by little but it's a wonderful song for Taylor.
    foldsbaldwinon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnot a good song, but he makes it sound better than it is. glad he won! I liked him from the start. and the lyrics are the worst part of this song. very hallmark.
    alisonlm7on May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother talented musician tainted by the long arm of Simon Cowell. He sang some wonderful soul numbers during the show, and now he is FORCED to sing trash.

    Oh well, Taylor probably knew it was going to be like this, so I can't take too much pity on the guy. Just look at ol' Bo Bice, he went from singing a brilliant rendition of the Allman Brother's "Whipping Post" during the show, to singing some boring pop song on his debut album that Simon probably gleefully masturbates to. I just hope Taylor isn't brainwashed too much over the next couple of years, and manages to hang on to his roots, so that he can release an album that will take full advantage of his soulful pipes and instrumental talent.

    It would be pretty sweet if ALL the artists signed to deals post-idol could make music that reflects the music that they were influenced by (i.e. Underwood, who has scored big with her country tunes). Their musical preferences is obviously one reason they were voted for, so why not follow a similar formula? Why put their music through a bubblegum pop grinder, killing all hints of what qualities the singer possessed on the show? Why do I have to let a DJ of a radio station clarify that what I just heard was the same person who won the American Idol competition?

    I understand that their is going to be millions made on the man, just like previous winners and runners-up, but don't you think there's more bank to be made if the singers continued to sing songs in the vein of those they previously performed on the show?

    I dunno, just a thought (or 5). At any rate, congrats to Taylor, who was very deserving of the win.
    mudstaindon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh he fucking makes me proud alright! I love love love this man. So passionate and genuine. LEGEND! SOUL PATROL WOO!
    angelemzon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this man also. So glad to see him win. His voice is so unique and different compared to what we hear nowadays. It's beautiful.
    suchaheroon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTaylor is amazing and even if this song isn't, he still makes it good.
    happyhystericalon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is Really crappy.I could have wrote it.I don't blame Taylor he did'nt write it.
    CRadon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI look at it from a sort of different perspective..see I'm from the same town he is, and it makes me feel like he's talking to us and since he is representing up he is saying "Do I Make You Proud?" And I just have one thing to say...YES
    jamesylynnon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow can anyone not like this song?!
    its amazing!
    just like taylor hicks!!

    :)
    biggestFANon March 15, 2007   Link

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