Walk in my shoes for one single day.
Then you'll see why I need to pray.
Come live in my home for a week or two and
then remember I am just like you.
I didn't ask for the things I was given
I didn't choose this road I have taken
Walk a mile with me hand in hand
Then perhaps you will understand.
I'm not really complaining about the stress in my life,
I know that we all have some toil and some strife.
But walk with me, when you think I am wrong,
walk with me and you'll start to belong.
Embrace my sorrows, like they are your own,
And then you will know me
And see I have grown.
The journey I take is different from yours
My life took one of those unexpected detours,
But this road that I travel is not really so long,
If the people who watch me will join in my song.
Listen to my footsteps and watch how I dance
And then you will know me and give me a chance.
Take heart and remember
It can happen to you,who knows
where my pathway will cross over to you?
So speak to me softly if you can't understand
Remember I once stood right there where you stand.
And walk with me gently when the day is at end.
And then I will know I can call you my friend.