read my name (live) lyrics – chris de burgh

for every child that has been born
there is a chance to shine
and everyone can have a dream
until the end of time

so live for every moment
as the world keeps turning round
and lift your hands up to the sky
and say it loud, and proud

“i have been here
read my name
read my name”

for every child that has been born
there is a chance in life
to try it all and be someone
with what we have inside

so don’t give up and don’t give in
just give it all instead
and raise your voice above the crowd
and let them know you’ve said

“i have been here
read my name
read my name”

“with all i’ve got i’ve taken part
i’ve made a difference to the world
i have been here
just read my name”

endlessly amazing
and inventive, that we are
we dive the deepest oceans
and we reach out for the stars

and one day there will be a man
across the universe
who’ll say, “i come from planet earth”
and these will be his words

“i have been here
read my name
read my name”

“with all i’ve got, i’ve taken part
i’ve made a difference to the world
i have been here
just read my name”

and when the darkness has to fall
and comes the end of days
then lift your hands up to the sky
and say it once again

“i have been here and i have taken part
i’ve made a difference to the world
i have been here
just read my name”

“i have been here, just read my name
i’ve taken part, reach for the stars
across the universe
we come from planet earth”

/ chris de burgh lyrics