One Of Us

I’ve been reminded lately that you are nothing without friends.  As I plow through Delaware education, it’s important to take the time to celebrate friends as well.  Old or new, I appreciate all of you.  Whether it is meeting up for a drink, talking about education, joking around on social media, or those hard talks when you talk about the tough stuff, it is essential to have them.  I’ve had some highs and lows lately.  We all do.  A special thanks to the ones that were there for me on THAT day.  You know who you are!  Friendship isn’t just someone being there for you, but also reaching out that same ear or hand when they need it to.  I’m grateful for the people in my life and hope I can be there for them as much as they are for me!
Anyone who regularly reads this blog knows I love music.  My favorite song this summer is “One Of Us” by New Politics.  It sounds like vintage Queen.  The lyrics… man, if they don’t lift you up, I don’t know what will.  When I get in my car, I put this on and sing my heart out.  Some songs I know I can’t sing at all, but this one I can (at least I think I sound good).  So if you are driving around Dover one day and you hear some guy singing “One of us, one of us, ONE OF US” out of his car, please don’t throw rocks or eggs.  The lyrics are below.  Find this song.  Listen to it.  Learn the words, and SING!  And share it with your friends.  I want this song to play at my funeral!
Everybody needs a place to call their home
Everybody needs someone to call their own
Even when you’re lonely, know you’re not alone
You’re one of us, one of us, one of us
One of us
Is this your starring role
Or just a cameo?
(Who are you living for, living for, living, oh)
When you can’t take no more
‘Cause when it rains, it pours
(What are you living for, living for, living)
I don’t got much, but I got heart and soul
I found myself through all the highs and lows
(Oh)
Will you drown in the pain
Or go dance in the rain?
(What are you living for, living for, living)
Everybody needs a place to call their home
Everybody’s skin is different, not their bones
Even when you’re lonely, know you’re not alone
You’re one of us, one of us, one of us
One of us
Bring the
Everybody needs a place to call their home
Everybody’s skin is different, not their bones
Even when you’re lonely, know you’re not alone
You’re one of us, one of us, one of us
One of us
Bring the sunshine in
The happy days
The hardship, too
We’ll find a way
So raise your flag
One last time
Before the day is through, I promise you
That we will laugh about it all
And we’ll celebrate the things we’ve done for years to come
‘Cause that’s what friends, that’s what friends are for
What have you done so far?
Are you satisfied?
(Who are you living for, living for, living, oh)
It takes a mighty fall
Before you learn to walk
(What are you living for, living for, living)
‘Cause life’s too short to take it as it goes
So stand up tall, and let the whole world know
(Oh)
So will you lose the game
Or go and claim your fame?
(What are you living for, living for, living)
Everybody needs a place to call their home
Everybody needs someone to call their own
Even when you’re lonely, know you’re not alone
You’re one of us, one of us, one of us
One of us
Bring the sunshine in
The happy days
The hardship, too
We’ll find a way
So raise your flag
One last time
Before the day is through, I promise you
That we will laugh about it all
And we’ll celebrate the things we’ve done for years to come
‘Cause that’s what friends, that’s what friends are for
(That’s what friends, that’s what friends are for)
(That’s what friends, that’s what friends are for)
We will laugh about it all
And we’ll celebrate the things we’ve done, the years to come
The good, the bad, the sweet, the sad
We will laugh about it all
And we’ll celebrate, ’cause that’s what friends
That’s what friends are for
You’re not alone
You’re one of us, one of us, one of us
One of us
Songwriters: Butch Walker / David Boyd / David Schuler / Louis Vecchio / Soren Hansen
One of Us lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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