"I Was Here" as written by and Gary Burr Victoria Shaw....
I want to leave my footprints on the sands of time;
Know there was something that meant something that I left behind...
When I leave this world, I'll leave no regrets,
Leave something to remember, so they won't forget...

I was here;
I lived, I loved - I was here...
I did... I've done everything that I wanted, and it was more than I thought it would be;
I will leave my mark so everyone will know - I was here....

I want to say I lived each day until I die,
and know that I meant something in somebody's life...
The hearts that I touched will be the proof that I leave
That I made a difference, and this world will see...

I was here;
I lived, I loved - I was here...
I did... I've done everything that I wanted, and it was more than I thought it would be;
I will leave my mark so everyone will know...

I was here;
I lived, I loved - I was here...
I did... I've done everything that I wanted, and it was more than I thought it would be;
I will leave my mark so everyone will know - I was here....

I just want them to know that I gave my all, did my best, brought someone some happiness,
Left this world a little better, just because I was here...

I was here;
I lived, I loved - I was here...
I did... I've done everything that I wanted, and it was more than I thought it would be;
I want to leave my mark so everyone will know...

I was here;
(I lived,) I lived... (I loved...)
I was here...
(I did,) I did! (I've done...)
I was here!
(I lived,) I lived... (I loved) I loved!
I was here... (Oh...)
I did, I've done...
I was here.


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    General CommentThis is such an amazing song! It makes me think of all of my personal hero's and the impact I want to make in this world.
    Cmarker38751on July 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song just makes me think of how we all want to really make a difference in the world, even when we're no longer here...beautiful.
    lollipoploveon August 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMy dad passed away today 23 years ago when he was 26. I was born in 1987 so I did not know my father at all obviously but a friend at work told me about this song and when I read the lyrics I couldn't help but think of him, and if he could say things to me on days that I miss him the most these are the kinds of things he'd say to me. I find a lot of comfort in these lyrics even if I know my dad would not have been a Beyonce fan haha. We would have had our classic rock love to share instead :)
    bella A janelleon August 05, 2011   Link

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