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Primadawn
07-26-2011, 05:54 PM
Come on talented musical forumites! My oldest daughter is entering our local Harvest Festival Pageant in September. She will be singing for the talent portion of the competition and we need song ideas.

Now normally, it wouldn't be terribly difficult-just a pageant-y type song, right? But this year's theme centers around the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and we want to be mindful of that.

So we need a song that goes with the theme without sounding cheesy. You know one of these little girls is gonna butcher Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" just to try for the emotional brownie points. :rolleyes: We want her song to be a remembrance of the victims as a respectful memorial.

So far, we're thinking something like Josh Groban's "To Where You Are" or "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera, but we'd really welcome some suggestions. Even obscure sort of indie type songs--we're open to anything.

Thanks y'all! :)

Dethbob
07-26-2011, 06:07 PM
Pretty sure she’ll have this one all to herself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruNrdmjcNTc

flo
07-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Oh gosh, I'm the last person to pick a good song. But I will be rooting for her! I guess I'm always moved by Sarah McLachlan's "In the Arms of the Angels" but that's more sad than patriotic. I like Dethbob's suggestion.

BamaGrits84
07-26-2011, 07:02 PM
I just pictured the crowd going wild as she belted out "we'll put a boot up your ass its the American way". How old is she? here is a list. I really like the dC Talk one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_the_September_11_attacks

Buzzard
07-26-2011, 07:22 PM
Come on talented musical forumites! My oldest daughter is entering our local Harvest Festival Pageant in September. She will be singing for the talent portion of the competition and we need song ideas.

Now normally, it wouldn't be terribly difficult-just a pageant-y type song, right? But this year's theme centers around the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and we want to be mindful of that.

So we need a song that goes with the theme without sounding cheesy. You know one of these little girls is gonna butcher Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" just to try for the emotional brownie points. :rolleyes: We want her song to be a remembrance of the victims as a respectful memorial.

So far, we're thinking something like Josh Groban's "To Where You Are" or "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera, but we'd really welcome some suggestions. Even obscure sort of indie type songs--we're open to anything.

Thanks y'all! :)

I think this one could work.

Miss You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnBBsggBAxE)

Primadawn
07-26-2011, 07:26 PM
HA! :laugh: Actually in my little redneck town, the boot in your ass song would probably go over really well...but it's not quite what we're going for here! lol.

I'm thinking about maybe doing a slide show behind her while she's singing-of images from 9/11 and the days afterwards if you guys don't think that seems exploitative. I'd like to have it focus more on how people came together afterwards to help.

And we're thinking now about "I Believe" by Blessed Union of Souls (minus the last verse, which talks about being a black man dating a white woman, which obviously doesn't make sense for her...lol)
Here are the lyrics:

Walk blindly to the light and reach out for his hand
Don't ask any questions and don't try to understand
Open up your mind and then open up your heart
And you will see that you and me aren't very far apart

'Cause I believe...that love is the answer
I believe...that love will find a way.

Violence is spread worldwide and there are families on the street
And we sell drugs to children now oh why can't we just see
That all we do is eliminate our future with the things we do today
Money is our incentive now so that makes it ok

But I believe...that love is the answer
I believe...that love will find a way...

DonnaMaria
07-28-2011, 03:10 AM
"Only In America" - Brooks & Dunn
"Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" - Alan Jackson
"Some Gave All" by Billy Ray Cyrus
"500 Miles" by Rosanne Cash

God Bless America is also simple but always a hit!

Good luck to her!

DonnaMaria
07-28-2011, 03:13 AM
Enya's "Only Time" is beautiful but might be a bit tricky to sing

DonnaMaria
07-28-2011, 03:16 AM
Can't Cry Hard Enough by Susan Ashton

:cry:

Primadawn
07-28-2011, 02:51 PM
Can't Cry Hard Enough by Susan Ashton

:cry:

Ooohh! That's a good one!

DonnaMaria
07-28-2011, 07:52 PM
Ooohh! That's a good one!

Yeah.....it's powerful!

DonnaMaria
08-08-2011, 01:38 AM
I have one more song for you from my visit this past week at Ground Zero. It was really emotional. We took a bunch of pictures and I'll post them as soon as I can.

Anyway....this angelic looking girl was singing My Hands by Jewel. It gave me goosebumps!

Has she decided on a song yet?

Primadawn
08-08-2011, 04:03 PM
I have one more song for you from my visit this past week at Ground Zero. It was really emotional. We took a bunch of pictures and I'll post them as soon as I can.

Anyway....this angelic looking girl was singing My Hands by Jewel. It gave me goosebumps!

Has she decided on a song yet?

She loves that song! That might make her decision harder~

She's got it narrowed down right now to "Anyway" by Martina McBride and "Special Love" (aka "That Kind of Love") which is a song that she's sung at church before.

Lyrics:
I really hate to bother you but Lord, I've got a whole lot on my mind.
I know you're really busy but I promise, I won't take much of your time.
But Lord, I need a little grace to help me make it through
I need to feel that kind of love that only comes from you.
Chorus:
If you'll just squeeze my hand...let me feel you by my side...
You said you'd never never leave me...you'd always be my guide.
But the storms of life, sometimes, won't let the sun shine through
Lord, I need to feel that kind of love that only comes from you

As I child I heard the preacher say that you were a sinner's friend
I remember when I came to you with a heart so black with sin
The night you turned my life around-it seemed you made me over new
The mercy that you showed me Lord kept me coming back to you.
Chorus again

DonnaMaria
08-09-2011, 03:11 AM
She loves that song! That might make her decision harder~

She's got it narrowed down right now to "Anyway" by Martina McBride and "Special Love" (aka "That Kind of Love") which is a song that she's sung at church before.

Lyrics:
I really hate to bother you but Lord, I've got a whole lot on my mind.
I know you're really busy but I promise, I won't take much of your time.
But Lord, I need a little grace to help me make it through
I need to feel that kind of love that only comes from you.
Chorus:
If you'll just squeeze my hand...let me feel you by my side...
You said you'd never never leave me...you'd always be my guide.
But the storms of life, sometimes, won't let the sun shine through
Lord, I need to feel that kind of love that only comes from you

As I child I heard the preacher say that you were a sinner's friend
I remember when I came to you with a heart so black with sin
The night you turned my life around-it seemed you made me over new
The mercy that you showed me Lord kept me coming back to you.
Chorus again

That's beautiful!

Well keep us posted! I'm very curious about her decision!