I Was Here by Beyonce

This week we read and listened to the works of Thomas Campion. One of the songs we focused on, (and one of his most famous) is “My Sweetest Lesbia.” This song is about leading your life in love to achieve fulfillment in life. That way when we die, we do not mourn or feel sad, we rejoice in the life that was and celebrate the memories that were created.

I think the song “I Was Here” by Beyonce relates to this song by Campion, because of its lyrics. For example, she sings “I was here, I lived, I loved.” The song is all about leading a life of love and making the world a better place because of it. And when she’s gone she knows it is ok because she led her life in a positive way. This video is a performance of the song at the 2012 United Nations World Humanitarian Day. It’s pretty cool, if you wanna check it out.

Lyrics:

I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that, meant something that I left behind
When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here

I want to say I lived each day, until I died
And know that I meant something in, somebody’s life
The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I leave
That I made a difference, and this world will see

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here

I just want them to know
That I gave my all, did my best
Brought someone some happiness
Left this world a little better just because

I was here

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I wanna leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here
I lived (I lived), I loved
I was here
I did (I did), I’ve done
I was here
I lived (I lived), I loved (I loved)
I was here (oh)
I did, I’ve done

I was here

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