Where do you find inspiration?

Maria de Chirikof
Posted July 23, 2009 from United States

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

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  • Jennifer Ruwart
    Jul 24, 2009
    Jul 24, 2009

    I love musicals, too. We just re-watched Grease. I got so teary at the end when they sang, "We go together." I never get tired of that musical.

    Thanks for sharing your sources of inspiration.

  • Sharese
    Jul 24, 2009
    Jul 24, 2009

    Music is a wonderful portal into a spiritual, happy, sad, yearning place! I find inspiration in music for sure! I also find inspiration in people- those I love deeply and those that have a creative spirit. Connecting with people who are creative and are channeling their creativity to make the world a more harmonious, beautiful, and safe place is what inspires me to do what I do!

    I love that your inspiration is in musicals!!! You are doing wonderful things with your girls and the world. Keep your spirit singing!

    Much Peace,