Arts & Culture

Legacy

Verse 1:

They say I can’t handle it

Who do you think I am, an idiot?

Imma do my very very best

To handle all the stress

This constant writing of songs

Man it isn’t too hard unless you do it wrong

You just have to know that I don’t do it for myself

Cause if it was then into the pit I would delve

Yeah headfirst into the evil selfishness

But you know I am above this

I write these songs for you

Written about my life so you can know me through and through

So you can know my ins and outs

My troubles and my doubts

So you can pull me up when I need you help

Now let me help you up so this comradeship can be felt

 

Chorus:

This here is my life story

Criticize if you want, but all I can do is say sorry

I write about my past

So let this music last

Let it stand as a legacy for all generations

That no matter where you are you just have to have patience

God will put you where you need to be

And pretty soon his plan you will see

 

Verse 2:

I could never see myself as a lyricist

But here I am doing this

I’m writing lyrics for the whole world to see

And I do it cause this is who I want to be

This here’s a message to the weak to the hopeless

The poor and the needy, I have to let them know this

That while you can’t change the past, you can make your life better

All that you have to do is follow the king who let me write this letter

He will give you that life you always wanted

And take away the power that the world has always flaunted

While the world would try to keep you down

He would reach out his hand and pick you up from the ground

He will pull you to your feet

And make your life meaningful and complete

It is better than the world could perceive

And all you have to do is believe

 

Chorus:

This here is my life story

Criticize if you want, but all I can do is say sorry

I write about my past

So let this music last

Let it stand as a legacy for all generations

That no matter where you are you just have to have patience

God will put you where you need to be

And pretty soon his plan you will see

 

Verse 3:

So what do you want your legacy to be?

Do you want to be a jerk for the whole world to see

Or do you want to set an example for all the children

And leave a legacy to bless them

So they can look to your example with they’re lost or in need

And see how you lived a life for your King without greed

And say, “I wanna be like him and let his legacy live on. ”

Man that is the reason that I’m writing this song

So that you can live life with a purpose

And future generations can know this

That the God that I believe in is my King and he gave me this ability to sing

So I can leave a legacy worth leaving

And through my legacy in him be believing

 

Chorus:

This here is my life story

Criticize if you want, but all I can do is say sorry

I write about my past

So let this music last

Let it stand as a legacy for all generations

That no matter where you are you just have to have patience

God will put you where you need to be

And pretty soon his plan you will see

 

 

About the Author:

Name Caleb Esatto

I am 16 years old. I am taking Anatomy and Physiology with TPS this year, and this is my first year with TPS. A few of my hobbies include track, basketball, cross country, swimming, reading, and songwriting/music production. I first heard about Clay, first from Jessica Seabolt, and then through my A&P teacher, Mr. Brazeal.

2 Comments

  1. Wow deep I really enjoyed reading this. Nice job.

  2. Nice job on the song!