My daughters and I love musicals and one we watched recently was the Hairspray remake. One of the songs is one that makes me wish I could sing! I can picture me singing it by that one park with the Sleeping Lady in the background and Eagles soaring around... Except I can't sing so it is a pretty idea only...
But the lyrics are great and I want to somehow incorporate them into a article at some point where I talk of the struggles Indigenous Americans face and this song speaks to me in that way... We had found a video on Youtube but it was taken down, my daughter said probably because it violates copyrights or something like that but I did find one where Queen Latifah sings the song but without the backup singers but still beautiful:
I found another one showing the song from the movie, you need to get to about part 34 seconds in to get to the song portion of it. Not sure how long it will be up so sorry if it disappears quickly!
MISS MAYBELLE There's a light In the darkness Though the night Is black as my skin There's a light Burning bright Showing me the way But i know where i've been
There's a cry In the distance It's a voice That comes from deep within There's a cry Asking why I pray the answer's up ahead 'Cause i know where i've been
There's a road We've been travelin' Lost so many on the way But the riches Will be plenty Worth the price we Had to pay
There's a dream In the future There's a struggle That we have yet to win And there's pride In my heart 'Cause i know Where i'm going And i know where i've been
MISS MAYBELLE & ENSEMBLE There's a road We must travel There's a promise We must make 'Cause the riches Will be plenty Worth the risk And chances that we take There's a dream In the future There's a struggle
We have yet to win Use that pride In our hearts To lift us up Until tomorrow
'Cause just to sit still Would be a sin
ENSEMBLE I know it, i know it I know where i'm going
MOTORMOUTH And lord knows i know.. Where i've been
MOTORMOUTH & ENSEMBLE Oh! When we win, I'll give thanks to my god 'Cause i know where i've been