Wednesday, February 22, 2006

My Anthem, Unwritten

If you read my twenty things list, you know that I really love music. Well, currently, there's a song I have found that really speaks to me. A personal anthem, of sorts, for this exact time in my life. It just "fits" me. So, I thought I'd share part of it with you (below). Do you have a personal anthem, or a song or poem that has spoken to you at some point in your life? If so, share it with us!

"Unwritten"
Natasha Bedingfield

I am unwritten,
can't read my mind,
I'm undefined

I'm just beginning,
the pen's in my hand,
ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh
I break tradition,
sometimes my tries,
are outside the lines

We've been conditioned to not make mistakes,
but I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

The rest is still unwritten...

7 Comments:

Anonymous D said...

lovely! reminds me of my daughter... thanks for sharing, now go and start "writing"!

4:08 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Carol said...

very cool...I like the line about breaking tradition and going outside the lines...I wish I had more of that in me!

7:41 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger Tyra said...

I love, love, love that song! I went out and bought the CD just to have it. My girls love it too.

11:31 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Lisa said...

Beautiful! What a great anthem! I love the last part.

12:15 PM, February 23, 2006  
Anonymous suzy said...

That's a great song. Also, I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful postcard you sent for the mytopography swap - the papers and quote are gorgeous :)

8:27 AM, February 24, 2006  
Blogger Viamarie said...

Will check this out this weekend. Thanks for sharing it.

Happy weekend!

8:55 AM, February 24, 2006  
Blogger Masked Mom said...

I love this song. I've always kind of been partial to The Eagles' "Learn To Be Still"--not that I've really been able to apply it in any meaningful way to my own daily life, but it sure sounds like good advice! :)

4:41 PM, February 24, 2006  

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