What I've Got

Story Behind The Song

Doing the best you can, with what you've got!

Song Description

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Song Length 3:48 Genre Rock - Easy Listening, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Relaxed Subject Courage
Similar Artists John Mayer, ?? Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

'What I've Got' - © words and music by Mark S. Ludes (MSL)

V.1
While some of 'us' are born with talent that just comes so easily,
To others it's a challenge, one that drains us physically.
You can work at it so hard, seems you never quite get there.
While to others it seems simple - so easy, it seems unfair.

Chorus:
It may not cut it in the book of rules, might not make the grade.
May not be the best you've heard or ever seen.
What I do and what I've done may not seem like a whole lot.
But I'm doin' the best I can with what I've got.

V.2
I'm one that wasn't born with super skills or silver spoons.
But, it never seemed to stop me from shooting for the Moon.
I try to do my best no matter the task at hand.
Sometimes it doesn't workout, the way I hoped, hoped and planned.

Chorus:
It may not cut it in your book of rules, might not make the grade.
May not be the best you've heard or ever seen.
What I do and what I've done may not seem like a whole lot.
But I'm doin' the best I can with what I've got.

Bridge/Interlude

V.3
So whichever group you fall into, the top or not quite there.
Gotta do your best to try, though sometimes it won't seem fair.
Can't always be that number one so just be true to you.
Just go for it, do your best, and show.... what you can do.

Chorus:
It may not cut it in that book of rules, might not make the grade.
May not be the best we've heard or ever seen.
And though what you do and what you've done may not seem like a lot.
Keep doin' the best you can, with what you've got.
...do the best you can, with what you've got.......

really nice piano intro, a nice melody and a nice production - really liked the harmony vocals on the 2nd chorus.
I liked the lyrical message and enjoyed the instrumental bridge as well.

Lyrics Mark S. Ludes (MSL) Music Mark S. Ludes (MSL)
Producer MSL Publisher Mudlee Music Publishing
Performance Mark S. Ludes (MSL) and Dave Hogue (piano) Label PL
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