Could’ve given up
Could’ve just walked away
Could’ve said goodbye
Sometimes it’s the easiest word to say

Could’ve blamed you
Or anybody but myself
Could’ve burned a bridge
But instead I did something else

What I did instead
Was take a real hard look at me
Step up to the plate, accept responsibility
What I did instead
Was stay right where I am
And try to be where the road behind me led
That’s what I did instead

I can run
As fast as any man
And I can hide
As well as anybody can

I’ve proved that
You and Iknow it’s true
This time I decided
To try something new

What  I did instead
Was thank my lucky stars
For everything I got, didn’t have to look too far
What I did instead
Was hold a mirror up to my life
And hold within my heart all the good book said
That’s what I did instead

For once in my life, maybe I did something right
I walked to the light shining up ahead
That’s what I did instead