‘”We could change this whole world with a piano
Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
I’m just a boy with a one-man show
No university, no degree, but lord knows
Everybody’s talking about exponential growth
And the stock market crashing and their portfolios
While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
Saying, love could change the world in a moment
But what do I know?”
— Ed Sheeran, What Do I Know? —
Of all the songs in Ed Sheeran’s new album, this is the one that stayed with me, and I wanted to share the lyrics with you guys for this week’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday.
We may not all be musicians, but that’s not the point, is it? The question here is, what do I know? And this is what I know…
I know I’m a girl who believes that love and kindness can change the world. I don’t play the piano and I wouldn’t know an A note if it danced in front of me, but I know I want to offer something to the world. I know I want to do some good in it, to be a tiny ray of light that counters the darkness.
I know I’m happiest when I’m writing. I don’t know if that’s enough, I don’t know if my writing is or ever will be enough for the world, but I know that I have ink running in my veins and blood flowing through my words. For now, that’s a good start.
What about you, what do you know?
It starts with a quote, but where it ends…that’s the surprising part. Poetry, Flash Fictions, and Ramblings of my muse, all inspired by a quote.
Originally an event hosted by a fellow blogger friend, Writer’s Quote Wednesday was discontinued. However, I missed this weekly dose of inspiration so much, I decided to continue it on my own.