"I Was Here" as written by Hillary Dawn Scott, Gary Scott Burr and Victoria Lynn Shaw....
You will notice me
I'll be leavin' my mark, like initials carved in an old oak tree
You wait and see
Maybe I'll write like Twain wrote
Maybe I'll paint like Van Gough,
Cure the common cold
I don't know but I'm ready to start cause I know in my heart

I wanna do something that matters
Say something different
Something that sets the whole world on it's ear
I wanna do somethin' better, with the time I've been given
And I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life
And leave nothin' less that something that says I was here

I will prove you wrong
If you think im all talk, your in for a shock
Cause this streams too strong, and before too long
Maybe I'll compose symphonies
Maybe I'll fight for world peace
Cause I know it's my destiny to leave more that a trace of myself in this
Place

I wanna do something that matters
Say something different
Something that sets the whole world on it's ear
I wanna do somethin' better, with the time I've been given
And I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life
And leave nothin' less that something that says I was here

And I know that I, I will do more than just pass through this life
I'll leave nothin' less that somethin' that says I was here, I was here, I
Was here, I was here

Wanna do somethin' that matters
Somethin' that says I was here
Wanna do somethin' that matters
Somethin' that says I was here, I was here


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"I Was Here" as written by Gary Burr Victoria Shaw

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    General CommentI think this song is pretty self-explanitory. Basically she is saying she wants to leave her mark in the work and be remembered. I really like the line:
    "maybe i'll write like twain wrote,
    maybe i'll paint like vangoh"
    Anyways, good song.
    get_togetheron January 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI really love those lines, as well! :) Even though I know she's talking about Mark Twain and his writing, whenever I sing this song or listen to it I always think of Shania. I am a huge fan of her, this song relates to me in every. single. way. I want to be a french teacher, I want to leave a mark in this world, I want to make a difference, but actually every single word relates to me! Even the, "Maybe I'll write like Twain wrote" line :P
    vivelefrancaison March 21, 2010   Link

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