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(Verse One)

It’s puzzling; I’ve got a way with words. I write so many songs. But when it comes to you, We’ve been together long enough that every noun and every verb Probably sounds, like something you’ve already heard. And if the pen is mightier, like they say, than the sword, then you can see through all my instruments of war. It makes me speak a little less, and write about so many subjects, I guess that you begin to suspect, That I want something more. What would I do that for?


But I just need you to know, that even as we grow old, you still inspire me. And if I’m honest, truth-be-told, I want to impress you the most, and that terrifies me.

(Verse Two)

I wonder why the stories closest to me are the hardest to tell. What does that say about me? That I could write about a stranger all day, and write a character into a play. Hey, guess I prefer that way. Cuz when I lay your name down on the page, suddenly feels like there’s just too much at stake. Because with me you’ve lived it all and you remember better than I scrawl, so what am I to write you won’t recall? Go on shake that magic 8 ball (I bet it’ll say)

(Chorus Two)

That I need you to know, that even as we grow old, you still inspire me. And if I’m honest I might say, It’s not that my affection's changed. It’s simply you’re my everything.

(Verse Three)

Boo, you are the feather in my quill, the motion in my still, the “U” in my vocabulary, will every song I write address it plainly? I know they haven’t lately, but even when these lyrics turn 80, You’ll be hidden faintly in the cracks, Cuz you’re my foundation, even when it lacks in presentation, your name’s somewhere in my interpretation, And I know when the mic drops, time stops, You’re the one I’m coming home to. Stability is what I have with you and knowing that my home is safe I’m able, to conquer more than just a pad of paper. I can take the world and make it greater. I guess that that makes you a world changer

(Chorus Three)

And I need you to know That even as we grow old, You still inspire me. And when our kids have all but grown And moved out on their own, oh, You’ll still inspire me. And when our lives are written on a stone And Heaven is our home, You’ll still inspire me. And when you doubt it Think about this song, Remember all along, How you’ve inspired me.


from The Rhymer​/​Educator Project, released September 28, 2018
Title: Inspire Me
Track 07 of 19
Album: The Rhymer/Educator Project
Artist: Rhymer/Educator
Release Year: 2018
Written/Performed by Joe Ruiz aka Rhymer/Educator
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Henderson of RecordingWithSam at Always Be Genius Recording Studios in Crown Point, IN.


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