Just Like Us



Just Like Us is an anthem for the animals, who value their lives as much as we value ours. When we look into their eyes, we see our companions on this earth, our fellow beings to whom we can open our hearts. 





Just like us, their mothers love them so

Just like us, protect them as they grow

Just like us, daughters and sons

With a life of their own, each and every one


Just like us, their hearts beat strong and true

Under feathers, fins or fur

Or skin like me and you

Just like us, formed from flesh and bone

They’re just like us, when all is said and done


Just like us, they see and hear and feel

Just like us, their suffering souls can heal

Just like us, with such a strong will to survive

And just like us, they’ll fight to stay alive


They are our kin

Companions on this earth

Breathing out, breathing in


Just like us, they’re conscious and aware

Of those who’d do them harm

And those who truly care

Just like us, they recognize their friends

The ones who’ll share their joys, and sorrows ‘til the end


Just like us, they cry from loss and pain

And just like us, those memories remain

But love can heal, and the force of life can rise

And grow and thrive, and joy can come alive


The time has come, to take a stand

And say what we must say

For once we’ve seen ourselves in them

How can we turn away?

All the violence and cruelty

Must end, it must be banned

And you and I, we hold the keys

Their future is in our hands


Can you hear, o can you feel it now, a distant rising drum

Deep in our hearts, we surely know that better days can come

But only if we stand, defend their rights, the right to live and breathe

And walk this earth forever more

In peace and dignity


Just like us


© 2018 Music by Daniel Redwood, words by Daniel and Beth Redwood (ASCAP)