Different, but oh SO similar!!!


I first heard this song about 15 years ago, and when I first heard it, I didn’t really understand the power of the lyrics. As I got older and was fortunate to hear it on the radio or see it on TV, the meaning of the song hit me like a ton of bricks. Now, whenever I hear it, I get emotional and almost start crying because this song says what I think anyone with a disability wants: to be accepted, despite our physical ailments, and loved for what is in our hearts. I’ve met several children and adults who have a disability, whether it is MS, muscular dystrophy or spina bifida, and we have SO MUCH to offer this world, if people will just give us a chance.

Don’t Laugh at Me by Mark Wills

I’m a little boy with glasses
The one they call the geek
A little girl who never smiles
‘Cause I’ve got braces on my teeth
And I know how it feels
To cry myself to sleep

I’m that kid on every playground
Who’s always chosen last
A single teenage mother
Tryin’ to overcome my past
You don’t have to be my friend
But is it too much to ask

Don’t laugh at me
Don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me

I’m the cripple on the corner
You’ve passed me on the street
And I wouldn’t be out here beggin’
If I had enough to eat
And don’t think I don’t notice
That our eyes never meet

I lost my wife and little boy when
Someone crossed that yellow line
The day we laid them in the ground
Is the day I lost my mind
And right now I’m down to holdin’
This little cardboard sign…so

Don’t laugh at me
Don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me

I’m fat, I’m thin, I’m short, I’m tall
I’m deaf, I’m blind, hey, aren’t we all?

Don’t laugh at me
Don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me

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