Well they built the Titanic to be one of a kind, but many ships have ruled the seas They built the Eiffel Tower to stand alone, but they could build another if they please Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt, are unique I suppose But when they built you, brother, they broke the mold
Now the world is filled with many wonders under the passing sun And sometimes something comes along and you know it's for sure the only one The Mona Lisa, the David, the Sistine Chapel, Jesus, Mary, and Joe And when they built you, brother, they broke the mold
When they built you, brother, they turned dust into gold When they built you, brother, they broke the mold
They say you can't take it with you, but I think that they're wrong 'Cause all I know is I woke up this morning, and something big was gone Gone into that dark ether where you're still young and hard and cold Just like when they built you, brother, they broke the mold
Now your death is upon us and we'll return your ashes to the earth And I know you'll take comfort in knowing you've been roundly blessed and cursed But love is a power greater than death, just like the songs and stories told And when she built you, brother, she broke the mold
That attitude's a power stronger than death, alive and burning her stone cold When they built you, brother
Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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Christina from Bg, KyMy dad's name is Terry and he passed away two days ago. I'm planning on playing this song at his memorial.
Steve from Dungarvan, IrelandJust played this at my 19 yr old brothers burial, died 15th april 2010. he was a biker, a welder, a water skier, a gentle giant, a brother and a friend, kristy, we miss you lots and always will.
Gene from San Diego, CaAt my grandfathers funeral, I was supposed to give the eulogy and came up as a blank. While working on it, I heard this song and used practically the third verse. Only three people at the funeral knew where I had gotten this. Great song.
Brian from Chalfont, PaThis song is very touching and I hope that when I die someone thinks highly enough of me to play it in memory of me. There is a verse which says "they say you can't take it with you, but I think they're wrong, because when I woke up this morning something big was gone" this line gets me choked up as I remember having this feeling when I lost a close friend, his name was Terry.
As usual Bruce has connected with me on a personal level.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.