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Words and music by James Medary Cooper

Lyrics:

I didn't ask to be born;
I didn't choose to come in-to this world;
I didn't pick where I first came to live,
race, religion, economic class.

But I chose love; and I chose you.
I decided to attempt to not just be my selfish little me,

Still seems there's nothing I control;
one foolish move, abruptly life is changed;
my dreams, my hopes are cruelly, coldly killed;
seldom is there really any choice.

But I chose love; and I chose you.
I decided to attempt to not just be my selfish little me,
but to try and care and give and share:
to make the world and you more free,
try to make the world and you more free.

The hours of life go flying by,
each one hacked off and flung into the past;
I see those mem'ries now beyond my reach
as like wildfire time is ripped away.

Still I chose love; and I chose you.
I decided to attempt to not just be my selfish little me,

One day 'll be my time to die;
it's just another thing I've got to do;
will you be there with more than just small talk?
Or just leave me hanging on alone?

Still I choose love; and I choose you.
I decided to attempt to not just be my selfish little me,
but to try and care and give and share:
to make the world and you more free,
try to make the world and you more free.

1999  James M. Cooper


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