Sunday, January 6, 2013

Don't Be Shy

So many Cat Stevens songs to choose from. The first song of his I ever knew was Morning Has Broken as a hymn in church and at camp. The movie Almost Famous brought The Wind to life as Kate Hudson danced and twirled soaking up the concert from the night before of the Allman Brothers like creation from the minds of Cameron Crowe and Nancy Heart. Moonshadow and Wild World--I don't know exactly. I guess I just picked them up somewhere in my hippy summer upbringing at Eagle's Nest Camp. Where Do The Children Play struck as a protest against the nuclear age. Peace Train--another call for peace. The First Cut Is the Deepest was brought to the 21st century by Sheryl Crow. Here Comes My Baby was brillantly woven into the cult classic, Rushmore.

I'm sure you have others that come to mind and other stories for some of these songs. Cat Stevens is timeless in his song writing and he speaks to more than just his own audience.

The song that strikes a chord with me of late is Don't Be Shy:

Don't be shy just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear or nobody will know you're there
Just lift your head, and let your feelings out instead
And don't be shy, just let your feeling roll on by
On by

You know love is better than a song
Love is where all of us belong
So don't be shy just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear or nobody will know you're there
You're there

Don't be shy just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear or nobody will know you're there
Just lift your head, and let your feelings out instead
And don't be shy, just let your feeling roll on by
On by, on by, etc.

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