Skip to main content

Lyrics: I Am Divine


One of my favorite things about being a part of this album is the gift it's been to my kids. How many parents are lucky enough to put their philosophies and life lessons to music that their kids will totally sing along to? Seriously.

The other day I found a note my oldest daughter had written for a friend. She was encouraging the friend to disregard some bullies at school, telling her how awesome she was (in proper pre-teen lingo of course). I read along (yes, snoopy mom) and eventually found the lyrics to I am Divine that she had memorized.

I always think of Stefanie, my sister, when I remember writing this song. Okay, I have reason to think about her in almost every song on this album, (now that the memories of her proof reading each one as I wrote them are treasure chest preserved). The song wasn't about her, but for some reason it was for her, fueled by some kind of desire to explain something I can't explain. Back when it was just a page in a binder, she reviewed it and said this was one of her favorites. This and a song that's shelved for now called "Coming Home".



I AM DIVINE
Tanya Hanamaikai and Stephanie Boyd

Verse
I quickly pass them in the hall
They laugh behind my back
Their bruising words they throw like stones
To make me fall
And they think I should be afraid
But they don't hear me pray
The quiet whispers light a flame
To keep me strong

Chorus
I can hold my head up high
He knows my name, He knows my light
They can't steal this peace I have inside
I am part of His design
He made my world, He made my life
I am His, and I am meant to shine
I am divine.

Verse
Spacious buldings peering down
Casting shadows on my way
Trying to blind me from 
What life is all about
But they don't see the light inside
Burning in my eyes
A fire guiding through the lies 
That keep me strong

Chorus

Bridge
Flood the night with rain
My fire keeps burning on
Bowing to now storm or shame
When I'm on my knees
His power shelters me.
Chorus
---------------------
Click Here
for more lyrics!

Comments

  1. Well the apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it? What a wonderful daughter you have! It's obvious why she is such a great friend. And have I seen these other "shelved" lyrics? I want to read them!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Leave some comment candy!

Popular posts from this blog

Stef's 30th

I wrote this on our board about a year ago, when I realized Stefanie’s next birthday would be her thirtieth. I knew I’d be expected to give her the kind of epic gift she gave to me:



I was nervous and anxious about coming up with the right thing that would live up to what she did for me!
My favorite memories about Stefanie were our talks. We pulled many all nighters just talking, especially after I got married and our days together had deadlines. The night before her first wedding, all she wanted was us together. We ate out somewhere and saw a Vegas magic show. It took a while of concentrating to remember that. When I recall that night I remember how we finished it, sitting in her car. We talked and talked and talked until the sky darkened and nearly brightened again. We stared at the lamp-lit parking lot.
Some of our favorite topics that we visited over and over again as adults were: Our parents. Old romances. Current romances. Skeleton after skeleton from Stefanie’s “closet”.  The b…

Friday Figment: WOMAN WAITING

He promised to take her away. With his face in her hair he breathed, restless as the ocean, while her heart pulsed, already gone with him.
Those were his words as they stood, dreaming in her father’s orchard. Green shade couldn't cool the hot, sun-soaked afternoon air. She kissed the bead of sweat  shining by his eye, tasting the salt of his vow, pretending it was the sharp flavor of his conviction.
But night came, and she sat, listening to the sea mimic his hypnotic whispers as she watched the place where he told her to find him. And the stars held their breath with her when the dawn arrived, until morning drowned every last spark under the sunlight. 
No breeze to stir the ocean now. Day is what pulls the note holding all his promises from her lap to the ground. As still as the salt-gray water, she looks into yesterday for as long as she can.

Photo attribution: I'll update this when I can. My friend wanted me to write a Friday Figment about her favorite painting before I was allowe…

Friday Figment: NAPPING NONSENSE

Sleepy baby panda naps on a dolphin and drools into the sea. The dolphin has tied to the bear's tail rosy red ribbons that float on the waves. At the shore, sandcastles wash away with the tide. Sleepy baby panda rolls through their gates.
Stop snoring, Panda. The salt from the sea is drying stiff and gritty in your hair. Your paws will feel sticky! You'll smell like fish dried on the beach. The dolphin has long slipped back into the dawn-lit water. Wake up, Panda, and be on your way.

Photo Credit: Tux-t-penguin on Deviant Art http://www.deviantart.com/art/Panda-104864684