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Did I Make A Difference

This song is by The Oak Ridge Boys and appears on the album Front Row Seats (2006).

I'm caught up in the push and shove
The daily grind, burning time, spinning wheels;
I wonder what I'm doing here
Day to day, year to year, standing still.

Somewhere there's a teacher with a heart never quits
Staying after school to help some inner-city kids,
A mother who's a volunteer, a Soldier in the fight,
And I can't help but ask myself when I lay down at night.

Did I make a difference in somebody's life?
What hurts did I heal?
What wrongs did I right?
Did I raise my voice in defence of the truth?
Did I lend my hand to the destitute?
When my race is run, when my song is sung,
Will I have to wonder
Did I make a difference?
Did I make a difference?

I've been working hard to make a living
And forgetting what true living is.
Taking more than giving; something's missing.
Lord how long can I go on like this?

There's a lonely old man down the street and I should be ashamed,
I've never been to see him; I don't even know his name.
There's kids without their supper in my own neighbourhood.
Will I look back someday and say that I did all I could?

Did I make a difference in somebody's life?
What hurts did I heal?
What wrongs did I right?
Did I raise my voice in defence of the truth?
Did I lend my hand to the destitute?
When my race is run, when my song is sung,
Will I have to wonder
Did I make a difference?
Did I make a difference?

When my race is run, when my song is sung,
Will I have to wonder
Did I make a difference?
Did I make a difference?
Did I make a difference?

Written by:

Rob Crosby & Bill Anderson