You Can’t Cross the Ocean (By Staring at the Water)
Can’t Cross the Ocean
(By Lanny Sherwin)
Chorus: You can’t cross the ocean by staring at the water,
You can’t heal a heart by closing the door,
You can’t change the world by just thinking that you oughta,
You gotta take that first step and then take one more.
Verse 1: This world could use a helping hand,
That’s something everyone understands.
From Africa to New Orleans,
There’s people everywhere in need.
What can we do? Well, I know this much is true:
Verse 2: Superman is not who we need.
It’s gonna take the strength of children who believe
That the world is still a playground we can share
Where grownups learn to take their turn and always play fair.
What a world this could be from sea to shining sea.
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