Go On My Child <3

As you may have noticed …not like I’m hammering you guys with music in every post or anything ;)… but I love music and I love reading along to the lyrics that accompany that music. This song is so beautifully written that it makes me want to cry…(ok maybe i already did…just a little) I guess because of my love of writing, I have a strong relationship with lyrics then most normal people would, after all aren’t lyrics just thoughtful words put to music? I mean haven’t you ever had a song just get you. Get what you might be feeling at that particular moment in your life. Songs can do that…Music does do that. I first was introduced to this song, because it was featured in an episode of One Tree Hill…(big surprise huh?)

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Brooke Davis ❤

In episode 3×14 “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” Sophia Bush’s character Brooke Davis has to choose between furthering her dream  as a All-Tomorrow-s-Parties-3x14-brooke-davis-7745285-1024-576fashion designer by going to New York and displaying one of her pieces in a contest OR leading her friends and cheer squad as cheer captain, to perform in a cheer competition, something that she has been doing with her team for years. Brooke is soon faced with the dirty side of the fashion business, thrown into a world she’s never known. A world full of All-Tomorrow-s-Parties-3x14-brooke-davis-7745805-1024-576drinking and drugs and over aged come ons. Ultimately Brooke realizes this opportunity isn’t as glamorous as she thought and chooses to walk away from it.

But how Michelle Featherstone’s Go On My Child,  is used in this episode made such an impact on me that it has always stayed with me. So I’d like to share that inspiration with you…

 

Sometimes an opportunity is just that...an opportunity

Sometimes an opportunity is just that…an opportunity

Go On My Child by Michelle Featherstone

Here are the lyrics for you to read along:

I’ve highlighted my favorite lines ❤

Don’t hang your head low ’cause I can’t see your face
in your reflection I see your beauty and grace
and when the light shines bright to show you your way
do not be weary don’t turn your head away

so let the critics look upon you with a thousand eyes
and let their tongues do their judging and criticize
and you just sit here before us and reveal your life

go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child

your soul is aching and it’s dying to be heard
this might be painful but consider the worth
and when you feel like there’s nobody on your side
they will embrace you with a radiant smile

so let the critics look upon you with a thousand eyes
and let their tongues do their judging and criticize
and you just sit here before us and reveal your life

go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child

so you wanna give up and you can’t find strength
but I believe that you will make it in the end
so you wanna step back and you want to retreat
but I believe that there ain’t nothing you can’t be
nothing you can’t be

don’t feel so naked I am the blanket of hope
your words are life rafts and they keep us afloat
and when this long painful journey comes to an end
they will be touched by the message
the message you’ve sent

so let the critics look upon you with a thousand eyes
and let their tongues do their judging and criticize
and you just sit here before us and reveal your life

go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child
go on, go on my child

**I realize not everyone will share in my taste in music, and that’s ok, we all have our differences, but all i ask is that you give it a listen and if you find its not for you that’s cool, find something else that speaks to you…**

If you’re interested….Here’s the song being used in the clip from One Tree Hill, I advise you only to watch the first 30 seconds, because for some reason the dialogue is in french! Not for a lack of trying but I couldn’t find a clip in English. However the first 30 seconds gives you the gist. Brooke watches on as a random group of friends seem to be living young and  having fun together while on a phone booth nearby is a poster of the model that has introduced her to the dark side of the fashion world. It’s a beautiful metaphor and it’s worth a look!

Happy Tuesday! 😀

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