Well they built the Titanic to be one of a kind
but many ships have ruled the seas.
They built the Eiffel Tower to stand alone
but the could build another if they please.
The Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt are unique, I suppose
but when they built you, brother, they broke the mold.
Now the world is filled with many wonders under the passing sun
but sometimes something comes along, you know it's for sure the only one
the Mona Lisa, the David, the Sistine Chapel, Jesus, Mary, and Joe
and when they built you, brother, they broke mold
When they built you, brother, they turned dust into gold.
When they built you, brother, they broke mold.
They say you can take it with you
but I think that they're wrong.
'cause all I know is I woke up this morning and something big was gone.
Gone into the dark ether where you're still young and hard and cold.
Just like when they built you, brother, they broke mold
Now your death is upon us and we'll return your ashes to the earth
and I know you'll take comfort in knowin you've been roundly blessed and cursed.
But love is a power greater than death just like the songs and stories told
and when she built you, brother, she broke mold.
A bad attitude's a power stonger than death
alive and burnin or stone cold
and when they built you, brother ...