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Ordinary People


About this song:

The cashier at the Kroger grocery store inspired this song. She wasn’t doing anything particularly noticeable. It was the thought that if she didn’t do her unnoticeable things — swiping cans of soup, bagging, weighing produce — a lot of things would go wrong. And I kept thinking that it’s easy to celebrate the person who wins The Voice or the valedictorian or football star. But it’s the seemingly ordinary people, doing ordinary things day after day that make the world go round.

(Special thanks to my friend Jilian Linklater for cowriting and adding amazing harmonies.)

Love, 
Aaron


Lyrics:

ORDINARY PEOPLE
JILIAN LINKLATER/ AARON ESPE

I USED TO THINK IT WAS SUPERMAN
SOMEBODY IN A CAPE
FROM ANOTHER PLANET
BUT THE MORE I SEE
THE MORE I BELIEVE

ORDINARY PEOPLE
ORDINARY PEOPLE
DOING ORDINARY MIRACLES BY DAY
UNDERCOVER HEROES
ORDINARY PEOPLE SAVE THE DAY

I THOUGHT I HAD TO BE
UP ON A PEDESTAL
SOMEBODY MORE THAN ME
TO MAKE A BETTER WORLD
BUT THE MORE I SEE
THE MORE I BELIEVE

ORDINARY PEOPLE
ORDINARY PEOPLE
DOING ORDINARY MIRACLES BY DAY
UNDERCOVER HEROES
ORDINARY PEOPLE SAVE THE DAY


Credits:

Dave Eggar – cellos, arrangment
Jilian Linklater – Background vocals
Aaron Espe – Production, all other instruments
John Rausch – mixing
Greg Reely – mastering
Photo by Aaron Espe

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