(a thank you song to our Little Kids Rock sponsors for their gift of guitars & keyboards and training)
1) We are standing here before you
to bring you a message from our hearts
We learned that you had thought of us
When your loving gift arrived in a box
Now guitars and keyboards ring out, while we sing
So we thank you, For giving us this gift
We thank you, For granting us this chance
And believing in a better day!
2) Making music has empowered us
Given a voice to our inner thoughts
We didn’t know we could express myself
Bringing much joy into our lives
We can proudly stand with confidence
One life touches another life
Well, we know we’ll never be the same
‘Cause its us that you have changed!
Why I Wrote this Song:
I wrote this song so my students could sing it in their Spring concert. I deeply wanted to thank those who gave so that my own students could have the guitars and keyboards needed to learn how to play them. By having these instruments donated to the classroom it allowed me to let students check them out for the school year so that they could practice at home.
Writing this song was an important step for me to take as having these instruments did not cost me, or my school, anything at all. I wanted my students to keep that in mind - that someone gave out of the goodness of their heart because they wanted young students to have the opportunity to grow as musicians and and as individual persons.