Sunday, March 11, 2012

Words - what's your personal anthem?


Edenland's Fresh Horses Brigade
Words.

No surprises here that I am a big fan of them.
It's when you string together these sounds and shape them into a song, that is when they hold their most strength and energy.
Powerful lyrics have a place in all our lives. Who hasn't had a theme song at some stage in their life? Sure it may change over time (I know I've had a few) but the most recent one to have held a place in my musical heart came about because of this:

Standing under burning bright cobalt sky in December 2010, a stone's throw from the stunning Sydney Harbour, I one of the lucky few thousand people see Oprah live in Australia. With the sun shining down on my shoulders, the energy from the crowd was already electric. I was living a long held dream, being in the midst of my ultimate and most inspiring celebrity crush, and was determined to make this moment a turning point in my life.

Next up, a veteran rocker was to take the stage. And it was when he began to belt out this tune, while I stood, screamed and shouted every verse with all the renewed vigour of someone who had been reborn that I knew I'd found mine. And its been my personal pump up anthem ever since:


Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive


Image from here
(linking up with the amazing Eden Riley again this weekend - check out her Fresh Horses Brigade here

7 comments:

Jayne said...

You're right, Donna, there is something about the shaping of words into song that is so powerful.

The ones that give you goosebumps and squeeze your heart are the best.

Maxabella said...

Dontcha just love songs as 'poetry'. Examining the words, rather than the tune. This is a really good example of that! x

goldfishtoyshop said...

I love that song, the one and only Jon Bon Jovi.

Deb @ Bright and Precious said...

Good words matched with good music is heaven! What an experience you had. Jon Bon Jovi is a legend - I can feel the vibe of how powerful that was for you. x

MsMandie said...

I love your choice for this post! Great song with great words... and Bon Jovi ain't that bad either ;)

Seana Smith said...

Hello there,

I've been to a funeral today of a too-young friend, and just been having a drink with some neighbours to chat about it all, so I can really connect to that idea of living whilst we are alive.

Great song.

Seana xx

the mommy psychologist said...

I'm about to run my fourth marathon in a few days and one of the biggest things that gets me through the run is music. Each marathon I end up with a theme song. Cheesy, huh? Yes, I know. It's so cheesy that I won't tell you what it's gonna be, but I've got it picked out.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com.