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Poetry Friday: "Crazy Dreams"

Another installment of song as poetry, this time with a side of story.

Last weekend my daughter and I went to New York so that she could attend workshop through the Broadway Artists Alliance program she does there. She was very excited to participate because it was set up around the theme of Smash and one of the ensemble members of the cast, Wesley Taylor, would teach a class. What we didn't realize until later was that the other part of the day would be run by Ceasar Rocha, the casting director of Smash and many Broadway shows. So my girl sang this song for him and he told her she had a great voice. Just, wow. And look how perfect the song is. And watch how perfectly she sings it:
Crazy Dreams
Hello, you longshots, you dark horse runners
Hairbrush singers, dashboard drummers
Hello, you wild magnolias just waitin’ to bloom
There's a little bit of all that inside of me and you
Thank God, even crazy dreams come true
I stood at the bottom of some walls I thought I couldn't climb
I felt like Cinderella at the ball just runnin’ out of time
So I know how it feels to be afraid
And think that it's all gonna slip away
Hold on, hold on

Here's to you free souls, you firefly chasers
Tree climbers, porch swingers, air guitar players
Here's to you fearless dancers, shakin’ walls in your bedrooms
There's a lot of wonder left inside of me and you
Thank God, even crazy dreams come true
Never let a bad day be enough
To go and talk you into givin’ up
Sometimes everybody feels like you
Oh, feels like you, just like you
Thank God, even crazy dreams come true

This video is from a showcase, so ignore the terrible piano, but let the message come to your life, "There's a lot of wonder left inside of me and you."

Poetry Friday is hosted at The Opposite of Indifference. Tune in to the blogs on Monday for the results of the ALA Youth Media Awards.

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Tabatha said...

Beautiful song and singer! Thanks for sharing this.

Joanna said...

Wow, just big impressed WOW!

Alex said...

Wonderful song, beautiful singer (I noticed a bit of family resemblance).

Melissa said...

Gorgeous. Gave me chills.

Ali said...

I love the way the words of the song fit with your daughter putting herself out there! And he's right--she does have a beautiful voice. You must be so proud of her.

Bridget Magee said...

Amazing song and amazing singer singing it! She is a *SMASH* hit!

tanita✿davis said...

Crazy talented, as usual!

Mary Lee said...

LOVE the message in that song, and the singer is just...WOW!!

Bibliovore said...

Aww, one of my favorite belt-it-out-in-the-car songs! And she sings it beautifully, too.

Karoline said...

Love the song and the message! And she sings it beautifully. You must be so proud.

GatheringBooks said...

Oh you must be very very proud, Pam. Truly a wondrous moment. :) How beautiful. Fills the heart.