Original Song – “You And Me”

You And Me is a song about changing the world and making a difference to people like you and me.  Changing the world isn’t about revolutions, ideology, politics or slogans – it’s about making a difference to people and changing hearts through love – one heart at a time.  If everyone in the world simply chose love as the answer, the world would be changed in the span of a single heartbeat.  Can it be done?  Sure.  Will it be done?  It’s up to you and me…  “So we have to work together, If we want to change the world, And we’re thinkin’ that we can, And we’re thinkin’ that we can, Make a difference to people, Like you and me…”

As with all of my early songs during which I worked with my friend Gordon Olvera, I’ve shared the copyright with him for trying to give voice to my songs.  Also, emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide.

"You and Me" - "Thousand Faces", Collected Works Volume III, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, Copyright 1990, All Rights Reserved

You And Me

“Thousand Faces”, Collected Works Volume III, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, Copyright 1990, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

Em   F   Em   F     (x2)

Verse One:

     Em                        F

We want to change the world

           Em                          F

And we want to make things right

         Em           F

We’re looking all around us

         Em                     F

And it doesn’t feel quite right

         Em                     F

And it doesn’t feel quite right

           Am                    Em

And we don’t like what’s goin’ on

           Am                      Em

And we don’t like what we see

               F                       C

But you’re thinkin’ that you can’t

                Dm                    C

And you’re thinkin’ that you can’t

          Dm              C

Make a difference to people

      Dm        C

Like you and me

Chorus:

      Am                Em

It’s up to you and me

              F

Can’t you see

              C

Can’t you see

         G                 Am

We’re all that we’ve got

     G                    Am

We only have each other

                F          Am

And that’s you and me

F          Am

You and me

F          C

You and me     (Ending only)

Verse Two:

       Em                F

Just stop and look around you

           Em                     F

Look at all the people you see

           Em             F

There’s not a single person

      Em                          F

Any different than you or me

      Em                          F

Any different than you or me

           Am                     Em

We can change the world around us

           Am                  Em

We can help each other out

        F                 C

If we just take the time

        Dm              C

If we just take the time

    Dm        C

To help one another

      Dm        C

Like you and me

Verse Three:

     Em                 F

It’s up to you and me

    Em                         F

To try and make things right

Em                  F

We can make it happen

              Em                       F

And we’re starting right here tonight

Em                      F

Starting right here tonight

         Am               Em

So we have to work together

        Am                       Em

If we want to change the world

               F                     C

And we’re thinkin’ that we can

              Dm                   C

And we’re thinkin’ that we can

          Dm              C

Make a difference to people

      Dm        C

Like you and me

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3 thoughts on “Original Song – “You And Me”

  1. Veterans Day and John 15:13 says no greater love than a man who lays down his life for a friend… – George (SP 1980-1982)

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