Little hinges cover 700by700
Little hinges cover 700by700
  1. What You Do With What You've Got

From the album Little Hinges (2015)


Well you must know someone like him, he was tall and strong and lean/With a body like a greyhound and a mind so sharp and keen/But his heart, just like a laurel, grew twisted around itself/‘Til almost everything he did brought pain to someone else

Chorus: It’s not just what you’re born with, it’s what you choose to bear/And it’s not how big your share is, it’s how much you can share/And it’s not the fights you dreamed of; it’s those you really fought/It’s not what you’ve been given, it’s what you do with what you’ve got

‘Cause what’s the use of two strong legs if you only walk away?/And what use is the finest voice if you’ve nothing good to say?/What good is strength and muscle, if you only push and shove?/And what’s the use of two good ears if you can’t hear those you love?


Between those who use their neighbour, and those who use a cane/Between those in constant power, and those in constant pain/Between those who run to evil, and those who cannot run/Tell me which ones are the cripples and which ones touch the sun