I Could Have Been You

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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter and activist. more »

Take, take a look at the sky
 Sometimes your heaven seems to far away
Take, take a look under here
 Where deprivation turns into decay 
I've stood under this rain, felt it seep into my brain 
I've shut my eyes and crawled around this mud
I'm scared of growin' old, I shiver when I'm cold
Don't you think I bleed the same blood?

I, I could've been you, you could've been me
One small change that shapes your destiny 
If you want the proof, cut me and you'll see
I could've been you, you could've been me

Wait, wait before you turn off
 Maybe there's a chance we can relate 
Wait, everybody turns on
Why deny a fact that's so innate?
It's not so easy anymore, the way you used to keep score 
Not so black and white, the color of your sin
Take a walk inside my shoes, a path I didn't choose  Spend the night inside of my skin

I, I could've been you, you could've been me
One small change that shapes your destiny 
If you want the proof, cut me and you'll see
I could've been you, you could've been me

 Change is turning into fear, fear is melting into hate
With hate you justify your crime, a crime compassion can erase  Erase  Erase 

Touch, touch what I feel
And know I believe everything I say
So go, go if you must
 Remember one thing as you walk away:

I, I could've been you, you could've been me
One small change that shapes your destiny 
If you want the proof, cut me and you'll see
I could've been you, you could've been me

Written by: JOHN M SHANKS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE

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