People Like Us

The Broadway Musical
Leap of Faith - People Like Us Lyrics


Sam:
Daddy settled down near some hillbilly town God know where,
Tennessee Building himself a church out of clapboard
And birch and my brother and me
Every single day we would kneel in the dirt for him
Every single day or he'd hit till we hurt for him
Right until the day the good Lord gave him cancer, Amen.
I was 5, Jonas 10.

Daddy didn't need no damn pills, he decreed, If our faith would be strong.
And so everyday spitting blood he would say,
We were doing him wrong.
Every day we prayed but our prayers weren't strong enough
Every day we sang but too soft or not long enough
Till the day he crawled to the grave that we dug him and died.
That's the first time I cried.
But my brother he said as he sat on the bend by my side,

People like us are lucky
People like us are tough
Like it or not,
We're all that we've got
But that's got to be enough
People like shave no one
No one but us that's who
People like us have to stick to each other like glue That's what we do.

Marla:
I'm sorry, but it's no excuse.

Sam:
I know, but I see you when you think your boy is threatened.

Marla:
That's totally different.

Sam:
Is it?

Marla:
With his daddy gone we just keep keeping on, Holding fast, clinging tight.

Sam:
All we have is each other, that's all.

Marla:
People come and go

Sam:
You can trust in them though when they've fade out of sight

Marla:
Can't let anyone inside the walls

Sam:
And through all the years doubt has never misguided us

Marla:
This world is too hard

Sam:
And through all the years life has never blindsided us

Marla:
Can't let down our guard

Sam:
All the lonely years and still nothing's divided us yet.

Marla:
Not yet.
But we never forget.

Sam:
No, we never forget.

Both:
People like us are different.
People like us survive.
We've always known,
We're in this alone.
And that's why we're still alive.
People like us are certain
Only one thing is true
People like us do whatever we must to come through

Marla:
And that's what we do.

Sam:
And that's what we do.
People like us,

Marla:
People like us.

Sam:
People like me.

Marla:
People like me.

Both:
And you.

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