STRIVING TO BE SOMEONE

I N S P I R A T I O N

This song was written for my daughter when she was in her early teens. At that time, I used to introduce the song as being for teenage daughters everywhere, but for one in particular. These days I usually dedicate the song to anyone who has recently experienced failure or rejection. It is very much a part of my current set list. If you click on the red writing, you can listen to the song on Soundcloud.


Striving To Be Someone

There's time for you, don't worry, somethings don't come easy.

There will always be a space for those, who seem a little crazy.

Somehow you'll be thankful, that you didn't give up trying,

Though sometimes you end up laughing, sometimes you end up crying.

Though you might not like it, there's little you can do,

Striving to be someone when there's no one quite like you.


Don't let the stress and tensions weigh down upon your thinking.

Don't let each situation drift to outwith your control.

When your temper's stormy blast casts a shadow on your mind,

Don't lose the precious moments, which you've striven hard to find.

Though you might not like it, there's little you can do,

Striving to be someone when there's no one quite like you.


May you know a sense of balance as you form your own opinions.

Try to see things clearly as you make your own ideas.

May life for you be rich but may you never be a miser,

As you grow a little older may you grow a little wiser.

Though you might not like it, there's little you can do,

Striving to be someone when there's no one quite like you.


May you always sleep soundly with a free and easy conscience,

So you'll always have strength enough to move towards the future,

In the full and certain knowledge, you can well and ably cope.

In whatever way you choose to live, may you always live in hope.

Though you might not like it, there's little you can do,

Striving to be someone when there's no one quite like you.


Paul J Openshaw (1990 ish)


© Paul J Openshaw 2012