Johnny Orr Band’s Beautiful Song “We’ll Get By” Asks Us to Understand Autism

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A few years ago, Johnny Orr Band released a new song called “We’ll Get By” that is written from the perspective of a child with autism. Orr wrote the song at the request of a friend who has two children on the autism spectrum, and the release coincided with Autism Awareness Month.

It still resonates deeply with the autism community.

The lyrics offer a glimpse into the world of autism, and reveal a child looking simply for understanding:

Maybe I don’t speak too well, but I’m coming outta my shell
And I like playing by myself if you can’t tell
I like to go to school, yeah I’m a miracle, and I’m glad to be alive
If you’ll wait patiently, well then eventually
I will understand the words that you’re saying to me

Watch the official music video to hear more of this beautiful song!

Want to hear more awesome songs about autism?

Check out this song, “Until All the Pieces Fit,” which was written and performed by Kaity Mar. Another great song that’s perfect for Autism Awareness Month!

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C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband and dog.