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You bet you can: a song on how unity makes a positive change

Updated on August 12, 2013
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Making positive changes on our own is an uphill climb, which is made easier when we do it together and with sincerity. Enjoy a little country lyric.

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Verse 1

It’s only when the Earth shakes so

That you can move a mountain

And I can’t count each tiny drop

In that little fountain

You can’t pick every grain of sand

With just two little hands

But with the good faith of everyone,

You bet your soul you can.

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Verse 2

The words I say they seem too soft

Whispers to ignore

They land on ears closed up by hands

Saying “they’ve been heard before”

You can’t grow each pretty flower

With just two bare hands

But with the good faith of everyone

You bet your soul you can.

Women loading compost into a wheelbarrow and making a difference to save the environment.
Women loading compost into a wheelbarrow and making a difference to save the environment. | Source

Chorus

Huge gaping holes in many hearts

On your own you can’t mend

The poor man, his soul torn apart

Your own heart can’t understand

By yourself you just can’t reach

The lighted rainbow’s end

But with my faith and everyone’s

You bet your soul you can.

Bet your soul you can

Can't Smile WIthout You -Barry Manilow Instrumental

Verse 3

A smile may seem a little wan

To the child who is ignored

But see, he’s not had any fun

Or the chance to play before

Still you can’t forget his cries

And no you can’t pretend

Give him a hug and hold his hand

You bet your soul you can

A smile can make a world of difference.
A smile can make a world of difference. | Source
A man with a heavy load in Shanghai.
A man with a heavy load in Shanghai. | Source

Verse 4

We hold out a little hand

To the man with a heavy load

But no “thank you” he’ll slap it back

With a cuss and “have to go”

Still we do the best we can

To lend a helping hand

We can’t lift his load by ourselves

But with everyone, we can.

Lending a helping hand.
Lending a helping hand. | Source

Chorus

Huge gaping holes in many hearts

On your own you can’t mend

The poor man, his soul torn apart

Your own heart can’t understand

By yourself you just can’t reach

The lighted rainbow’s end

But with my faith and everyone’s

You bet your soul you can.

Bet your soul you can

Which of these is H.O.W you like to give a helping hand to others?

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Refrain

By yourself you just can’t reach

The lighted rainbow’s end

But with God’s gift and everyone

You bet your soul you can.

Bet your soul you can


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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Epiman!! Glad to share these two loves of mine & make everyone happy. Thanks for coming by!!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...well I certainly feel the love in this hub presentation courtesy of the wonderful lady author - and for my hub money - you always put out the best dog and music hubs around - sending you warm wishes and what's that Disney song by Elton John - I can feel the love tonight - lake erie time canada 1:49am

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Dan, certainly love sharing!!Thanks for coming by!

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      Dan Barfield 4 years ago from Gloucestershire, England, UK

      Lovely! That's a beautiful message put down with some beautiful words. More please :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, pstraubie! It's the acceptance of everyone as they are, and together, a change can be made. Thanks for sharing!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      You bet your soul we can. Lovely, lovely sentiment ...and much truth shared with us. Together...it takes all of us accepting and not judging, sharing and caring, and reaching out...thanks so much for this. Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Who.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Jamie.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Beautiful, midget, your song is outstanding. Thank you for sharing this wonderful work. whonu

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Great song, thank you. Jamie

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Paula. I guess they are quite used to carrying heavy stuff. Love rainbows too! Thanks for sharing!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      This is fabulous all the way around! Love the Manilow tune and all the pics are great! I want to know how the guy on the bike does that!!

      Such a beautiful pic of a Rainbow.......Well done, midget...UP+++

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes. For anything to work, we have to be on the same page! Thanks for sharing, Ruchira!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Sunnie Day. Glad you like it!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Mike, I do my best, though it's not always easy!! Thanks for sharing!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Valleypoet, thanks for the compliment! Glad to share.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Most welcome, Mark.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Mary. In our own capacity, it's not realistically possible. But it is if we work together to do something to help which you are comfortable with yourself. For me, that's helping animals! Thanks for sharing!!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Wow...beautiful message, Michelle.

      United we stand and divided we fall.

      awesome

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      So lovely and a wonderful message too. Writing this wonderful song will touch many. Thank you.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      Your perspective of life is admirable Michelle.. I love the way you spread your positive energy and insightful thoughts :) thanks you so much

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      A beautiful message with some equally beautiful imagery...your hubs are awesome Michelle...thank you :-))

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Beautiful Michelle, thank you for this!

      Mark

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      This is a wonderful addition to the H.O.W. movement. I try and do everything possible "to pay it forward"

      I love the photos you chose for this.

      I voted this UP, and will share.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Silvergenes, thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Shrutri, oh, yes, tell me about it. Life really is quite difficult!! Glad we have that connection!! Thanks for coming by and sharing!

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      SilverGenes 4 years ago

      Beautiful all the way through... and your photos just add to the message!

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      beautiful micheele! life is difficult isnt it? for many of them~! and we are truly blessed and your thoughts are in sync with mine :) loved reading this, thank you!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Bill, thank you! Glad to share the message in the best way I know how-through a bit of songwriting. Thanks for sharing!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are so talented, and this is a wonderful song. You bet you can! Love the positive message of giving. Well done, Michelle! Sharing of course.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Melanie, thanks for coming by and commenting!! Glad you like it!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for the share, Eddy! Glad you like it!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Janine, yes, everything is best done when we join forces! Thanks for coming by, my friend!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Jo, thanks for sharing! Glad you like the song!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Who! On our own, realistically, the difference we make can be small, but great if we do it together. Thanks for sharing.

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      This was lovely Michelle! Well done :)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      What a brilliant share Michelle ;I am voting up and sharing all around.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Beautiful Michelle and awesome message that we can do anything it as long as we join forces. Such a lovely addition to HOW movement. Have of course voted up and shared, too!!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Michelle, this song is beautiful, uplifting and inspiring. I loved it.

      Voting up and sharing.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Yes, midget, unity can make a difference and move us all toward the positive. In unity, there is strength and in strength we may move mountains. Thank you for sharing this, my friend. whonu

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      A song on H.O.W unity makes a positive change