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song title:Legacy
date: 2001-06-01
song notes:About wanting to make an impression, have something to show
lyrics: 

verse 1:
By and by I see the sun shine and I smile,
by and by I feel the rain fall.
I will run that race and walk an extra mile
to write my name up on that white wall.

My name is the highway
My face is etched in the road
My legacy's a song
My name is the ocean
My face is etched in the sand
My legacy's a mile along a trail off in the mountains

verse 2:
By and by my car starts squeakin' when I turn,
by and by I crank the music.
I can try but I can't make the past return,
to live again and just refuse it.

My name is disappointment
My face is tracked out with tears
My legacy's a lie
My name is misdirection
my face is riddled with blame
my legacy's the fallout from another bad decision

chorus:
I want to leave something behind
I want to leave something behind
I want to leave something behind
I want to leave something of myself behind

verse 3:
By and by my joints start creakin' and i sigh,
by and by I take an aspirin.
Time goes by, my muscles weaken and I cry.
I'm all right, but thanks for askin'.

My name is the sunset
My face is etched in the sky
My legacy's the dawn
My name is a mountain
my face is etched in the stone
my legacy's a star in a southern constellation

chorus:
I want to leave something behind
I want to leave something behind
I want to leave something behind
I want to leave something of myself behind

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