The One I Have Become

from Footprints In The Sand by Piet Louter

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THE ONE I HAVE BECOME

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



I’ve come at a cross-roads, must think on my life.
Did it take me to the aims, I had in view?
Did it give me the happiness, at which I wanted to arrive,
Which I was running after, my whole life through?
Can I look back on a well-spent lifetime?
And tell about everything I have done?
And carry my head high in future?
And be proud of the one I have become?


To answer these questions, that I’m asking myself,
I must retrace all the paths, I left behind.
But my footprints are fading and it may be just as well.
There’s no sense in keeping everything in mind.
And in looking back on a well-spent lifetime.
And in telling ‘bout everything I have done.
And in carrying the past on my shoulders,
That has made of me the one I have become.


The good things and the bad things, they don’t matter anymore,
And so are feelings of contentment or regrets.
I rather look at the future, what it’s having in store.
What great experiences will certainly lie ahead.
May I look ahead to a well-spent lifetime?
May I live and see great years to come?
May I carry on with all those good feelings,
About being the one I have become?

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from Footprints In The Sand, released October 3, 2016

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Piet Louter is a singer/songwriter from the Netherlands born in 1953 with songs about social isues and personal things.

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