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Song Dedication to my Daughter

15 Dec

I haven’t done a song dedication in a while. This upbeat song by KT Tunstall makes me smile and think about my daughter — the person who made me learn what life is all about, and how deeply I could love. Suddenly I do see, and it is truly a beautiful sight.

KT TUNSTALL LYRICS

“Suddenly I See”

Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she’s a beautiful girl
She’s a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you calm
She holds you captivated in her palm

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

I feel like walking the world
Like walking the world
You can hear she’s a beautiful girl
She’s a beautiful girl
She fills up every corner like she’s born in black and white
Makes you feel warmer when you’re trying to remember
What you heard
She likes to leave you hanging on her word

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

And she’s taller than most
And she’s looking at me
I can see her eyes looking from a page in a magazine
Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower
A big strong tower
She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

Someone Else’s Star

25 Oct

Listening to Internet Radio again, and Bryan White’s song Someone Else’s Star came on. For years, I thought of this as my anthem. I didn’t understand why it seemed that everyone around me was finding the loves of their lives, and I remained alone. I prayed every night for my prince to come. I used every birthday wish for love. I wished on the first star and every shooting star. For the longest time, I thought it might be in vain.

Hearing this song again today gave me renewed appreciation for JB, and the love he has brought into my life. I’m now living the life I dreamed of as a little girl, and really, who could ask for more than that?

So, I dedicate this song go all of you that feel like you’re wishing on someone else’s star. You may feel that way, but keep the hope, because as long as that hope is alive, you’ll meet your true love when the time is right.

Someone Else’s Star
By Bryan White

Alone again tonight, without someone to love.
The stars are shining bright so one more wish goes up.
Oh, I wish I may and I wish with all my might.
For the love I’m dreaming of and missing in my life.

You’d think that I could find a true love of my own.
It happens all the time to people that I know.
Their wishes all come true so I’ve got to believe.
There’s still someone out there who is meant for only me.

I guess I must be wishing on someone else’s star.
It seems like someone else keeps gettin what I’m wishing for.
Why can’t I be as lucky as those other people are?
I guess I must be wishing, on someone else’s star.

I sit here in the dark and stare up at the sky,
But I can’t give my heart one good reason why.
Everywhere I look it’s lovers that I see.
It seems like everyone’s in love with everyone but me.

Good Mother

6 Oct

Listening to Internet Radio today, the song Good Mother by Jann Arden came on, and it made me think of my parents and the little girl growing in my belly… Hence, I dedicate these song lyrics Mom, Dad, and the baby in my belly, whom as of yesterday I have started to feel tumbling around and doing prenatal gymnastics and soccer practice.

Good Mother
Written by – Jann Arden Richards

I’ve got money in my pocket
I like the color of my hair
I’ve got a friend who loves me
Got a house, I’ve got a car
I’ve got a good mother
And her voice is what keeps me here

Feet on ground
Heart in hand
Facing forward
Be yourself
I’ve, I’ve never wanted anything
No I’ve, no I’ve, I’ve never wanted anything so bad…so bad

Cardboard masks of all the people I’ve been
Thrown out with all the rusted, tangled, dented God-damned miseries
You could say I’m hard to hold
But if you knew me you’d know
I’ve got a good father
And his strength is what makes me cry

Feet on ground
Heart in hand
Facing forward
Be yourself
I’ve, I’ve never wanted anything
No I’ve, no I’ve, I’ve never wanted anything so bad…so bad

I’ve got money in my pocket
I like the color of my hair
I’ve got a friend who loves me
Got a house, I’ve got a car
I’ve got a good mother
And her voice is what keeps me here

Feet on ground
Heart in hand
Facing forward
Be yourself

Heart in hand
Feet on ground
Facing forward
Be yourself
Just be yourself

Feet on ground
Heart in hand
Feet on ground
Heart in hand

In My Next 30 Years

26 Aug

Crap, it finally happened. I’m no longer a twenty something. This getting older thing sucks.

JB had a chocolate bouquet delivered to my office this morning. I now have plenty of chocolate to last me through the rest of the pregnancy!

And, in honor of this passing of an era, I am doing a song dedication to myself, and my faithful readers. Tim McGraw sings a great song called My Next 30 Years. I find its lyrics very applicable today.

My Next 30 Years

I think I’ll take a moment celebrate my age

The ending of an era and the turning of a page

Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here

Lord have mercy on my next thirty years.

In my next thirty years I’m gonna have some fun

Try to forget about all the crazy things I’ve done

Maybe now I’ve conquered all my adolescent fears

And I’ll do it better in my next thirty years.

My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores

Cry a little less laugh a little more

Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear

Figure out just what I’m doin’ here in my next thirty years.

For my next thirty years I’m gonna watch my weight (like I did for the first 30!)

Eat a few more salads and not stay up so late

Drink a little lemonade and not so many beers

Maybe I’ll remember my next thirty years.

My next thirty years will be the best years of my life

Raise a little family and hang out with my husband

Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear

Make up for lost time here in my next thirty years.

The Days of Our Lives

22 Jul

I just heard Days Of Our Lives by James Otto. The lyrics really spoke to me, and you know that when that happens, I always feel compelled to share the lyrics with all of you. So, read these lyrics, and be sure to tell the people you love how you feel about them.

Days of Our Lives
by James Otto

Well, I left for work in a hurry.
I rushed out the door without sayin’ goodbye.
I didn’t tell her I loved her this mornin’,
But I’ll tell her tonight, I thought to myself.

An’ as I hurried off towards the highway,
This truck, out of nowhere, caught me by surprise.
He missed me by inches, and my life passed in front of my eyes.
I guess that’s the reason that they say:

Dance every dance and live each day,
As though it’s your last,
And tell those that you love how you feel,
Before it’s too late.
Life is right here and now,
We only go around just one time.
So embrace ’em, don’t waste ’em,
For these are the days of our lives.

Well as soon as my legs stopped a-shakin’,
Took a deep breathe and turned my car around.
Oh, I’m gonna take that vacation,
That we talked about, startin’ right now.

Although I know tomorrow will be here,
Tomorrow may not always be here for me.
‘Cause nothin’ in life is for certain but death’s guaranteed.
And that’s the reason that I say:

Dance every dance and live each day,
As though it’s your last,
And tell those that you love how you feel,
Before it’s too late.
Life is right here and now,
We only go around just one time.
So embrace ’em, don’t waste ’em,
For these are the days of our lives.

Song Dedication for my Grandmother

20 Jul

The newest George Strait song really hits home right now, considering the recent death of my Grandmother. This is a song dedication to her.

You’ll Be There
by George Strait

Hope is an anchor, and love is a ship
Time is the ocean and life is a trip
You don’t know where you’re going
Til you know where you’re at
And if you can’t read the stars
Well you better have a map
A compass and a conscience
so you don’t get lost at sea
Around some lonely island, no one wants to be

From the beginning of creation, I think our maker had plan
For us to leave these shores and sail beyond the sand
And let the good light guide to the waves and the wind
To the beaches and a world where have never been
And we’ll climb upon a mountain, y’all we’ll let our voices ring
Those who’ve never tried they’ll be the first to sing

CHORUS:
I’ll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it might be a long hard ride
But I’m gonna take it
Sometimes it seems I don’t have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know I wanna go
Where the streets are gold
Cause you’ll be there

You don’t bring nothing with you here
And you can’t take nothing back
I ain’t never seen a hearse with a luggage rack
So I’ve torn my knees from praying
Scarred my back from falling down
Spent so much time flying high, til I’m face first in the ground
So if you’re up there watching me, can you talk to God and say,
Tell him I might need a hand to see a boat someday

I’ll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it might be a long hard ride
But I’m gonna take it
Sometimes it seems I don’t have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know I wanna go
Where the streets are gold
Cause you’ll be there

Life Less Ordinary

4 May

I’ve been listening to Carbon Leaf today, as they have their whole CD available to play on their website. Check it out.

I really like this band, and in particular, I like the song Life Less Ordinary, which makes me think of JB… Our life together is truly extraordinary. It’s filled with love, laughs, hugs, hand holding, conversation, wine, good food, and adventure. And for that, I dedicate these song lyrics to my husband.

Life Less Ordinary by Carbon Leaf

Live a life less ordinary
Live a life extraordinary with me
Live a life less sedentary
Live a life evolutionary with me
Well I hate to be a bother,
But it’s you and there’s no other, I do believe
You can call me naive but…
I know me very well (at least as far as I can tell)
And I know what I need

The night you came into my life
Well it took the bones of me, took the bones of me
You blew away my storm and strife
And shook the bones of me, shook the bones of me
By the way, I do know why you stayed away…
I will keep tongue-tied next time

Live a life less ordinary
Live a life extraordinary with me
My face had said too much
Before our hands could even touch
To greet a ‘hello’
(So much for going slow…)
A little later on that year
I told you that I loved you dear
What do you know?
This you weren’t prepared to hear
I’m a saddened man, I’m a broken boy
I’m a toddler with a complex toy
I’ve fallen apart, since the ambush of your heart

The night you came into my life
Well it took the bones of me, took the bones of me
You blew away my storm and strife
And shook the bones of me, shook the bones of me.
By the way, I do know why you stayed away
I will keep tongue-tied but…

Honey understand, honey understand
I won’t make demands
Honey understand, honey understand
We could walk without a plan.
Honey understand (honey), honey understand
I won’t rest in stone all alone
Honey understand, honey understand
I’m all ready to go
But you already know…

Live a life less ordinary
Live a life extraordinary with me.
If I could name you in this song
Would it make you smile and sing along?
This is the goal: to get into your soul
If I could make you dance for joy
Could that be the second-chance decoy?
The bird-in-hand I would need
To help you understand?

The night you came into my life
well it took the bones of me, took the bones of me
You blew away my storm and strife
And shook the bones of me, shook the bones of me
By the way, I do know why you stayed away
I will keep tongue-tied next time