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VERSE 1
Have you ever seen a haughty cloud proud of its position in the sky
Do mountain ranges tower high to remind us of our lesser size
Have canyons grand and oceans wide rivaled over bragging rights
Do land and sea vie for boundary
Is it foolish to believe they think on better things

CHORUS
Why do we strive
And work so hard to gain the world
Why must we try to prove our worth
To rule the earth, why strive

VERSE 2
Does Saturn wear her rings to flaunt her wealth around the universe
Do comets dash the sky to make us stare
Has morning ever picked a fight with an up-and-coming moonlit night
And why on earth are there so many stars
Could it be wrong to think it's just because there are

CHORUS
Why do we strive
And work so hard to gain the world
Why must we try to prove our worth
To rule the earth, why strive

BRIDGE
Is our planet green with envy
Of a sun, red with jealousy
Over stars who burn for so much more
What's it for, why do we fight
Clash and collide and agonize
Why do we strive, Why do we fight

CHORUS
Why do we strive
And work so hard to gain the world
Why must we try to prove our worth
To rule the earth

Why do we strive
And work so hard to gain the world
Why must we try to prove our worth
To rule the earth, why strive

Why do we strive, why do we fight

We labor, we labor in vain (repeat)
We work so hard, we work so hard (repeat)

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com

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from What We Leave Behind, released March 1, 2009
DRUMS – Jonathan Hendrickson / BASS – Matt Mangano / GUITAR – Paul Serpa / PIANO, KEYBOARDS – Jeremy Hendrickson / BACKGROUND VOCALS – Drew Gibson, Aretha Scruggs, Alayna Scruggs-Elam, Heather Mashler / VIOLIN – Conni Ellisor, David Angell, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, Pamela Sixfin / VIOLA – Monisa Angell, Kristin Wilkinson / CELLO – Carole Rabinowitz, John Catchings

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Jeremy and Rebecca Visalia, California

Compelling singer-songwriter duo Jeremy and Rebecca offer up cinematic pop with a country edge and a touch of rock and soul.

Their accessible, poignant, and timeless songs contain a rare optimism and lyrical beauty that truly inspires.
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