"Symphony" as written by and Kathleen Wilhoite....
Look ahead and all you see are brick walls
And all you feel are broken falls
You're left asking why me

Right behind is the devil in a three piece
Trying to force you down on your knees
Make you beg him for some mercy
You say you'd sell your soul for just a chance

At the big time would I find this pipe dream
If only you could you would help it
Has-beens have a road of hope
It follows them wherever they go

It's been years since you picked up your chello
You know you can but you say no(oh oh)
Johnny write a symphony for me (oh oh)
Johnny write a symphony for me

On the right side people walk the straight and narrow
And their bank books adding zeros telling you you got potential
You were not left out when they were handing out the good life
They offered cuts in front of the line
You misunderstood and you said your hands were full
Yeah don't kick yourself for wasting all those years

At the big time would I find this pipe dream
If only you could you would help it
Has-beens have a road of hope
It follows them wherever they go

It's been years since you picked up your chello
You know you can but you say no. (oh oh)
Johnny write a symphony for me (oh oh)
Johnny write a symphony for me

Beethoven Bach Mozart were not aiming for the bullseye
With a masterpiece in mind they did not know
They just wrote their hearts' desire
Despite the critics and the liars
The world yearns to hear your golden bow

At the big time would I find this pipe dream
If only you could you would help it
Has-beens have a road of hope
It follows them wherever they go

It's been years since you picked up your chello
You know you can but you say no (oh oh)
Johnny write a symphony for me (oh oh)
Johnny write a symphony for me (oh oh)
Johnny write a song for me.


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    MemoryThis song helped shape my life. I first heard it during my sophomore year in high school, and at the time I was falling behind on the biggest goal I'd ever set: earning the rank of Eagle Scout. I was procrastinating and even starting to doubt my abilities. When this song came on the radio it resonated with me in a deep way. I bought the CD and listened to Symphony over and over, and then I got my act together and earned that rank with 10 minutes to spare before my 18th birthday! That accomplishment boosted my school applications and became a foundation of my character and career. Thanks, Kathleen.
    Buddyg04on December 12, 2008   Link

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