This Lyric is: #041

Title: The Race

{I'm hearin' a Little Irish Folk Melody behind this'n'...}

One Fine Seattle Morning
They Held a Special Race:
An Olympics for Kids with Special Needs
To Find Their Special Place--

They Lined Up, There, All 8 of Them
They Heard the Starting Gun..
With a Whoop & Holler, Off They Ran
In a Mighty Special Run...(of)..

(CHORUS)
"THE RACE"..It's ALL-IMPORTANT
"THE RACE"..Is FOR Your PRIDE
"THE RACE"..Says "WHO You ARE"
(You FIND OUT.."WHAT'S INSIDE"..
In.."THE RACE!")

Each Headed Off "A WINNER"
The Race was Goin' Fine...
'Till One Boy Fell, and Skinned his Knee
Then..He Just Sat There, Cryin'

It LOOKED Like He Was Beaten..
It LOOKED Like He Was Down..
It LOOKED Like He Was LOSIN',
'TILL..THE OTHERS..TURNED AROUND, (In)..

(REPEAT CHORUS)
"THE RACE"..It's ALL-IMPORTANT
"THE RACE"..Is FOR Your PRIDE
"THE RACE"..Says "WHO You ARE"
(&..You FIND OUT.."WHAT'S INSIDE"
In.."THE RACE!")

(MUSICAL RIDGE)

(VERSE)
One Girl Came Back, & Kissed Him
'Said "I Hope THIS Makes You Feel GOOD!"
The Other Racers Helped Him Up
NOW..EVERY RUNNER STOOD..

They Linked their Arms and Headed
Back towards The FINISH LINE
NOW..EVERYONE's A WINNER in
The BEST RACE of ALL TIME! (Yes..)

(REPEAT CHORUS)
"THE RACE"..Is ALL-IMPORTANT
"THE RACE"..Is FOR Your PRIDE
"THE RACE"..Says "WHO You ARE"
(You Find Out.."WHAT'S INSIDE"...
In.."THE RACE!"

(BRIEF MUSICAL BRIDGE)

(VERSE)
You Can Still HEAR The Crowd APPLAUDING
You Can SEE Them "On Their FEET!"
Their KIDS Brought SOMETHING SPECIAL OUT
In YOU, In HIM, In ME...

An OLYMPIC, SPECIAL Lesson:
"To WIN..Is A DISGRACE..
If the LOSER's Lying On The GROUND,
You Should HELP HIM FIND HIS PLACE"..In..

(REPEAT CHORUS)
"THE RACE"..It's ALL-IMPORTANT
"THE RACE"..Is FOR YOUR PRIDE
"THE RACE"..Says "WHO YOU ARE" (Yeah)..
(You FIND OUT.."WHAT'S INSIDE"...
In.."THE RACE"...)

(TAG)
You FIND OUT.."WHAT'S INSIDE"...
In..."THE RACE!"

(C) 2002 by Stan Good, BMI
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