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I wanna 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 I have 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 wanna leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here...

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



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    UnregisteredNov 29, 2011 at 4:21 am
    What she is saying is that we need to live each day to the fullest and leave your mark upon the world in a positive way.
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    UnregisteredNov 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    I think the meaning is well definjed and is written in the song, people you just need to open your eyes a little more and just read and never forget to be positive. Because you're very cruely negative it's disturbing, embarasing and sad, just think that l'm a person likethem but it's like they live in a world with no gravity. Where they don't care about what those celebrities think, well they're poeple just like you they live they love and they die. So what stop being so negative because you know what, you're negative to her she's living her lifa happy or sad, but if you want her to be sad it's all because of the despair you bring to her. It's so rude people you have to stop treating people like they're rabish when they're not because you know what they're better than you because they live in a world with gravity wwhere, they think of what they say and have remorse of their words. Be positive peple love and live.

    If you ever want to know who wrote this my name is priscillah and l love to bring love and less bullying. People stop be kind, my name is priscillah d, l won't give you my full name but be aceptive because right nw this is ugly. Be the one to stand for respect love social justice and embracement. Stop judging jay-z because he was created by god and he's beautiful just the way he is, this is priscillah dzuda anfd take care. May god help you people because this is not good so far, her child is going to be so beautiful and thats what l beive. Stop this cruelness of urs people.
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    Leigh LorenzoApr 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    I also wana leave a mark so everyone would lnow that I was here... Its a beautifull song,juss love it... Nice one Beyonce Knowles
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    Mzzsweet Heart DindinMar 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm
    Gosh I'm from Trinidad the Caribbean and bey once babes your rockin the world with this song love so much it's such an inspiration thanks a mil
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    aileenmariSep 7, 2012 at 3:58 am
    For anybody who would say 'i was here', maybe they mean to tell that they already have fulfilled their duty as a person. Meaning differ in every situation. For a struggling friend, telling her 'i was here' means that she's not alone. For those who take their love ones for granted,'i was here' might mean that loved ones were all the way there for us, however, we were very busy doing other things that when they're gone, we could not blame them and all that we can do is feel sorry for ourself .

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