If I Were You

from by One who May Aspire

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This super wavy track is essentially me wishing the best for others, as well as myself, in hopes that we'd reach our true potential in taking advantage of every situation life presents us, even in the face of adversity.


If I Were You
This is what I would do if I were you
This is what I would do if I were you
This is what I would do if I were you
This is what I would do…

Verse 1
In life, there are fights you lose and you win
And if I lived twice through you to do it again
I’d do it a bit different and root from within
Instead of a manner behooving to men you like to please
And find what means most to you which may not mean much to most of you
Who only do what you're told to do
From sources unknown so how do you know which roads to choose with forks in the road?
If I were you nobody would tell me how to live my life
And in hindsight what if I'm right?
Then I can't see a reason why not to be who I've got to be
That's all you have in this life, use your passion to guide you
Like flashing a light through the darkness
Passing just right through your present and future hardships
Isn't that what you’d do if you were honest?

If I were you, I’d live my life just to inspire you
I’d tell you if I secretly admired you
I wouldn't let the day be ruined just by your mood
But I’d be thankful for the weather whether skies were blue
Or gray, I wouldn't pray they were a lighter hue
But that's just me telling you what I would do
I guess that's why I'm me and why you’re you
I guess that's why I'm me and why you’re you

Verse 2
If I were you, I wouldn't complain or gripe about my weight or height
My age or type, my face your eyes, but savor life
After all, beauty is but a state of mind
If I were you, I wouldn't hate your life
But if I were you, I wouldn't be afraid to die
At any place or time – it’s hard to say goodbye, so make sure that you take your time
If I were you, I couldn't make it to the top, but hate the climb so I can't just whine
If I were you, I’d know what to say for myself
As I delve inside of me, I would be the man I want to be rather than try to be
If I were you, I wouldn't be asking why are we required to reach higher
Or if it’s only based on desire, but like I said, that's just me if I were…

Verse 3
If I were you, I’d keep my past life in the past
If I were you I’d live everyday like it’s your last
If I were you, I’d keep my eyes on the prize, but still realize the price that it has
And if I got invited to smash, I'd act as if it were the first time I'd get some ass
Appreciate the little things that I get to have
Never take them for granted, because once they're taken, or vanish, you might get them back
You might not, you know life is like that
Who knows why it's like that, but I've had my share of life’s bads, goods, ups, and downs
But I'm proud to uplift myself from the ground
Because if I were you, I’d live life to the fullest expectancy
If I were you, I’d see right through the bullshit – especially
Since we write the rules of our own destiny
I’d find the greatness inside of you, but wouldn't think less of me
If I were you…


from Humble Beginnings, released June 30, 2015
Mix/Master: Metropolis Recording Studio.




One who May Ascend Dallas, Texas

With intricate lyrical content only to be explained by divine intervention, Texas Solo Artist Award Finalist, One who May Ascend (OMA), is unique - to say the least. Since he began writing, he has performed in multiple shows and has received many awards, including the Scholastic Silver Key award for poetry on the national-level. ... more

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