Sunday, February 12, 2012

I Know Where I've Been...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (Lwl) entry, I wrote about watching the movie:  Hairspray, starring John Travolta.  I also mentioned about how hard I laughed at it.  And, about how I loved the music.

Anyone who knows me well, knows that music is part of me.  Melodies are of great importance to me, but lyrics are like the icing on the cake!

Throughout my life, I've always wanted to write music.  With not having any musical training, I never learned how to properly read music, never mind write it!

Nor, have I ever learned to play an instrument.  Although, I must say, that if I had a choice, I would probably want to learn to play piano.

That's a dream that probably will never come true, so I won't add it to my bucket list. 

As you are probably aware, I now live in an apartment building, with a great view I hope to never leave behind.  Consequently, learning to play piano will probably never happen, even if the sound of today's music output can now be audibly controlled, as opposed to years ago.  Why?  No room for a piano!  :(

Even so, I enjoy music.  It's a part of me that will never die.

And, the music from Hairspray, was wonderful.  Although I enjoy all the music, there were three (3) songs that stuck out in my mind.

The song I decided to give a link to, is entitled:  I Know Where I've Been, sung by Queen Latifah.  Here's a Youtube link:

In case you cannot access the link, I'll post here the lyrics:

I Know Where I've Been (written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman)

There's a light in the darkness
Though the night is black as my skin
There's a light burning bright showing me the way
But I know where I've been

There's a cry in distance
It's a voice that comes from deep within
There's a cry asking why
I pray the answer's up ahead, yeah
'cause I know where I've been

There's a road we've been travellin'
Lost so many on the way
But the riches will be plenty
With the price, the price we had to pay

There's a dream in the future
There's a struggle that we have yet to win
And there's pride in my heart
'cause I know where I'm going, yes I do
And I know where I've been, yeah

There's a road we must travel
There's a promise that we must make
Oh but the riches will be plenty
Worth the risk and the chances that we take

There's a dream in the future
There's a struggle that we have yet to win
Use that pride in our hearts
To lift us up to tomorrow
'cause just to sit still would be a sin
Lord knows I know where I've been
Oh, when we win
I'll give thanks to my God
'cause I know where I've been

Thank You, Lord... that I know where I've been... and I know where I'm going!

Until next time...

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