25 February 2009

Words for Wednesday:

I almost forgot and it is only my second week back! OK part of the reason is because I couldn't think of a good song this week. I'm in a comfortable, but enjoyable rut listening to the same playlist on my iPod over and over as I work and I probably have already posted the lyrics from the best of those songs already.

The other part of the reason is because I have the song "Free to be... You and Me" stuck in my head. Zoe has been playing it a lot lately. Over and over and over actually. Does anyone else remember listening to this as a kid? The one by Marlo Thomas & Friends? I loved it so when I saw it at this year's book fair at Zoe's school I had to buy it for her. At first she wouldn't listen to it -- most likely because I love it so much and want her to like it too. Now that she's given it a shot, she's hooked just like I was.

Unfortunately, as an adult, the songs get a little annoying after awhile. Especially the chorus of the title song, but overall it is still good.

So, here's the words and if any one's interested in taking a walk down memory lane, let me know and I'll send you a copy of the CD.

Free to Be... You and Me
Music by Stephen J. Lawrence, Lyrics by Bruce Hart, Performed by The New Seekers

There's a land that I see where the children are free
And I say it ain't far to this land from where we are
Take my hand, come with me, where the children are free
Come with me, take my hand, and we'll live

In a land where the river runs free
In a land through the green country
In a land to a shining sea
And you and me are free to be you and me

I see a land bright and clear, and the time's comin' near
When we'll live in this land, you and me, hand in hand
Take my hand, come along, lend your voice to my song
Come along, take my hand, sing a song

For a land where the river runs free
For a land through the green country
For a land to a shining sea
For a land where the horses run free
And you and me are free to be you and me

Every boy in this land grows to be his own man
In this land, every girl grows to be her own woman
Take my hand, come with me where the children are free
Come with me, take my hand, and we'll run

To a land where the river runs free
To a land through the green country
To a land to a shining sea
To a land where the horses run free
To a land where the children are free
And you and me are free to be
And you and me are free to be
And you and me are free to be you and me

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Oh, I LOVED this song when I was younger. But you are right...suddenly it's in my head and I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon. Time to break out the Pearl Jam...