Saturday, October 4, 2008

Songs

Get It Down; 31 for 21

I saw this on Renee's blog a couple of weeks ago and thought it was pretty cool. For the rules click here. Basically you just write about a song that you really like, you can include the lyrics, and say why that song means something to you.
I have always had songs that "speak to me" or remind me of a certain time and place in my life. I love words, quotes, songs, books you name it. So, I am going to try to keep up with this as well...... I'll start with a song that I think means a lot to so many of us, and I think I will have to include it on every montage I ever do : ) It is of course Amazing by Janelle.
The morning cold and raining,
dark before the dawn could come
How long in twilight waiting
longing for the rising sun
ohoh ohoh
Oh ooh
You came like crashing thunder
breaking through these walls of stone
You came with wide eyed wonder
into all this great unknown
ohoh ohoh
Ohoooh Oohh
Hush now don't you be afraid
I promise you I'll always stay
I'll never be that far away
I'm right here with you
[Chorus]
You're so amazing you shine like the stars
You're so amazing the beauty you are
You came blazing right into my heart
You're so amazing you are...
You are
You came from heaven shining
Breath of God still flows from fresh on you
The beating heart inside me
Crumbled at this one so new once i knew
ohoh ohoh
Oooh ooohhh
No matter where or how far you wander
For a thousand years or longer
I will always be there for you
Right here with you
[Chorus]
You're so amazing you shine like the stars
You're so amazing the beauty you are
You came blazing right into my heart
You're so amazing you are...
I hope your tears are few and fast
I hope your dreams come true at last
I hope you find love that goes on and on and on and on and on
I hope you wish on every star
I hope you never fall too far
I hope this world can see how wonderful you are
[Chorus]
You're so amazing you shine like the stars
You're so amazing the beauty you are
You came blazing right into my heart
You're so amazing...
You're so amazing you shine like the stars
You're so amazing the beauty you are
You came blazing right into my heart
You're so amazing you are...
You areooooooo
Basically you can read the lyrics and see why they mean so much to me. The first part where it says "you came like crashing thunder...." makes me think of how Ella's diagnosis was such a big bang, if you will. Then it said "You came with wide eyed wonder into all the great unknown." It reminds me of Ella, she has such big eyes, and she is just so innocent and pure but that her world is so unknown, her health, her development, her future and how the world will percieve her.
I could go on line by line and say what each one means, but I will just sumarize.... I love that is says that "I" will be with you wherever you are, forever and then of course it says how amazing you (Ella) are, and she really is. I remeber the first time I heard it I cried, it still makes me a bit teary when I hear it. Ella has heard it so many times, she loves it, she gets so excited when it comes on!!!
I have to wonder sometimes if writers/singers think about who their songs will speak too. Did Janelle think she would have a huge hit with parents of children with disabilities???

4 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I LOVE this song! I'm trying to get mine up too... then I realized I no longer have iTunes since my computer crash... so it's downloading right now. I'm glad you're playing this game (is it a game?!) I look forward to hearing your songs each week!

Heather said...

I love this song.Heard it the first time in February when I found the site of our little buddy Sam.It was a time when Zoey had been hit with yet another huge blow and when I saw his video and heard these words ... well,amazing.I have it on my playlist and when I hear it it brings me back to a dark time but then instantly renews my spirit.Ella is growing up so beautifully.You should be so proud.I know you are!

K&K said...

ok I have never heard this song and I just went and listened to it-WOW! I am still crying! I will have to use it for something!

Aunt Tami said...

Great song! I heard it during a picture slideshow all about babies somewhere I dont remember where, but then heard it here too and just think it is perfect! Some artists just have such a gift of expressing the feelings of others and touching peoples lives. We love you and miss you guys--aunt Tami