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I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody is searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

Chorus:
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

Chorus

And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love



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    UnregisteredJul 28, 2012 at 1:13 am
    This is the story of one growing up emotionally and depending on your self. It is about growing up thinking that one depends on others for our inner needs and being slowly disappointed that they are not really there.

    So many things are thrown at us, forced on one and told what to do that one misses the importance of yourself. It is the story of learning to treasure yourself and passing that knowledge onto our children so that they do not have to spend the time finding it, possibly not even finding it as many of us do, and thus be in a position of confidence and ability early in life. Loving ones self is not selfish. One of the things it enables you to do is to give whole heartedly. It puts one in a place to offer this crucial message to others.

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    UnregisteredMar 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    This song contains the best advice for parents. What we do with our children affects the next 7 generations. Think about the enormity of that responsibilty. Not to be taken lightly.
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    UnregisteredFeb 20, 2012 at 1:45 am
    Now 45, and pursuing my passion, the seed my dad had dropped in my spirit over 35 years ago has just hit me even though i've been walking this thing out for about, maybe 20 years. A project boy, former gang member, veteran, husband, father, pastor, now employment counselor... I got it dad, and thanks for looking out for me... Make heaven proud
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    UnregisteredJan 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    Every thing you as a person wish and dream of is with in you that love for self but not being selfess

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