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Voice for Sam

©2007 D. Alt/©2008 Servethrusong (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Debra L. Alt, Music by Debra L. Alt & Paul Scialabba

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How can I tell you that I want to go now when I cannot find the words
The other kids are playing all around me, I’m alone & something hurts
I’m a boy who’s feeling scared of all the noises in my head
I can hear you but I know you don’t hear me

Mom is always so creative finding new things we can try
Dad comes home each night with hope, and fearful eyes he tries to hide
And my brother’s on the run, I know it can’t be too much fun
It’s not easy living with a boy like me

There’s a voice for Sam, and all the others like him
We need to understand
It’s just who he is, he needs us to find a way in

I know you’re trying and I feel all the love, but I still need to ask for more
When you see me spinning, and I’m jumping, to a rhythm all my own
Please be patient as you can, and accept me as I am
I’m still changing, so don’t give up on me

Here’s a voice for Sam, and so many others like him
We’ve gotta do all that we can
He needs us to know, somehow let it show, we’re there for him

The ways of those like Sam, are full of mystery
Let’s unlock the gates of silence,
Find a way to set these children free

Be a voice for Sam, and too many more just like him
Try to understand
It’s just where he is, he needs us to find a way in

Be a voice for Sam (and all the others like me)
Be a voice for Sam (it’s just who I am)
Be a voice for Sam (keep looking to find a way in)
Be a voice for Sam (don’t give up on me)
Be a voice for Sam

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