Happy Birthday, Harry Connick, Jr.

My favorite singer circa 1990

 

Today is the 45th birthday of my favorite musician, and I couldn’t let the day go by without posting the lyrics to my favorite song, off the Blue Light, Red Light c.d.  This song is my personal anthem and has gotten me through so many challenging times that I can barely count them anymore.  For a Dixieland jazz style song, it’s spiritual and uplifting – just the other day a local radio station was asking what song you’d bequeath to  your children as a legacy, and this is mine. Thank you, sir, for sharing your heart and soul with us all these years. I can’t wait for the next c.d.!

With Imagination (I’ll Get There)

I’ve travelled many a mile

And haven’t found a home

I’ve travelled many a mile

And one seed’s unsown.

I’ll travel another mile

Until I finally find my home.

With imagination, I’ll get there.

I started with a dream

But came to a decision

I started with a dream

But now I have a mission

I have a goal

To see beyond my vision.

With imagination, I’ll get there.

I’ve got to be strong

To climb the next hill

I’ve got to be strong

My fate to fulfill

And from a strength

Stronger than my will

With imagination, I’ll get there.

In my father’s house, no harsh words are spoken

In my father’s house, no vows are broken

In a holy place, my soul like beams oaken

With imagination, I’ll get there.

When weary is your world

Go and spin another

When weary is your world

There’s heaven to discover

Here on earth, we’re sister and brother

With imagination, I’ll get there

If I stand alone, and to my cause I’m loyal

If I stand alone, either common or royal

Hey I’m not afraid to cross the sea of toil

With imagination, I’ll get there.

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