footprints in the sand lyrics – ruben studdard

what is life, if it doesn’t have meaning?
we’re just extras in a movie p*ssing by

what is a man, if he doesn’t have purpose?
with nothing real to show for all his time

i don’t want to be, like footprints in the sand
i want to leave my mark, like the stars shine in the dark
i don’t want to be, something that will fade away
a distant memory, punched out by the sea
like footprints in the sand

for as long as i’m breathing, i will use my voice to sing what’s in my heart
and with these hands, i rebuild what was broken
i will lift the ones who don’t have strength to stand

i don’t want to be, like footprints in the sand
i want to leave my mark, like the stars shine in the dark
i don’t want to be, something that will fade away
a distant memory, punched out by the sea
like footprints in the sand

don’t remember me, for the superficial things
just remember how i showed my heart
and when you speak of me, oh i hope you tell the things
i did on this earth to do my part

’cause i don’t want to be, like footprints in the sand
i want to leave my mark, like the stars shine in the dark
and i don’t want to be, something that will fade away
a distant memory, punched out by the sea

i don’t want to be, footprints in the sand
i want to leave my mark, like the stars shine in the dark
i don’t want to be, something that will fade away
a distant memory, punched out by the sea
like footprints in the sand

/ ruben studdard lyrics