October 4

Billy Dean’s “If There Hadn’t Been You” is an Unorthodox Serenade for Teachers


Teachers are the backbone of society. Since kingdom come, they have led the way and guided a plethora of people from all walks of life into their proper destinies towards the betterment of our society. Teachers are the movers and shakers of the world, and oftentimes, they do not get the proper thank you that they deserve.

Teacher, World Teacher, Billy Dean, If It Hadn't Been You
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But this is the day where we mark the celebration of every teacher and their efforts to make the world a brighter place. Multiple artists have come together to dedicate something from their craft in order to pay homage to the humble work of a teacher. Billy Dean’s “If There Hadn’t Been You” is no exception.

Billy Dean’s “If There Hadn’t Been You” is for a Teacher

The depiction of the start of the song focuses on the singer being down and alone and not being able to find their way in life.

A man filled with doubt down and out and so alone

A ship tossed and turned lost and yearning for a home

A survivor barely surviving not really sure of his next move

The chorus fills with hope and joy when the singer alludes to a teacher being there for him when he says “I would be like this if there hadn’t been you.” The lyrics are poignant and it hits your heart in just the right way.

Teacher, World Teacher, Billy Dean, If It Hadn't Been You
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If there hadn’t been you where would I be
If there hadn’t been you here for me
I made it through times I never would’ve made it through
If there hadn’t been you
A man filled with hope who finally knows where he belongs
A heart filled with love more than enough to keep it strong
A life that’s alive again, no longer afraid to face the truth
All of this, I would have missed if there hadn’t been you

Teachers are an important part of our lives, and true enough, if it had not been for them, we would not be where we are right now.

Listen to the song below!

Teacher, World Teacher, Billy Dean, If It Hadn't Been You
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“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”

-John F. Kennedy, 35th President


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