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Friday, December 5, 2008

Inspiration of "Les Fleurs" by 4 hope!!!

The song is by 4 hero and is a cover version of Minnie Riperton who is best known for “Lovin’ You.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uU6aYNXnUk YouTube also has Minnie’s original version. I first saw this on GO! Smell the Flowers, which is a great site...I am one of the writers. If you want to see a different side of me, GO! there.

Anyway, Minnie had an amazing vocal range. In 1977 Riperton became the first black female to serve as spokesperson for the American Cancer Society and to receive the Society’s Courage Award from President Jimmy Carter.

I didn’t expect it, but between the song and the video, I teared up and felt inspired. It reminds me of what I want for my life and others. The song takes the metaphor of a flower growing for seemingly simple purposes that make people unique and happy. Then, that it spreads love, joy, faith and hope to forlorn which to me is inspiration. And, if you look within yourself, every person has that flower seed of beauty and power. Then, it talks about being free, be yourself, darkness is gone, and throw off your fears for a new time is born. It reminds me of what God is doing in my life and that I want to spread that to others.

Will somebody wear me to the fair?

Will a lady pin me in her hair?

Will a child find me by a stream?

Kiss my petals and weave me through a dream

For all of these simple things and much more a flower was born

It blooms to spread love and joy faith and hope to people forlorn

Inside every man lives the seed of a flower

If he looks within he finds beauty and power

Ring all the bells sing and tell the people everywhere that the flower has come

Light up the sky with your prayers of gladness and rejoice for the darkness is gone

Throw off your fears let your heart beat freely at the sign that a new time is born


Anonymous said...

CC, what a beautiful song! I teared up as well. There have been so many times during my journey of recovery when I found a certain piece of music or lyrics that seemed to speak directly to my soul. This is one of those songs.

I am a musician--and I have always found great comfort in music. There have been so many times in my life when I felt my guitar was my only friend . . . and whenever I am down, I pick up my guitar and play a song that is meaningful and it just lifts me right up.

Thank you for sharing this music with us.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for spreading these wonderful words CC and glad things are returning to normal for you after THAT Monday :-(

I'd do apologise for not visiting you here sooner but things are all GO! at flowers behind the scenes as the garden grows - one you're very much part of and have cpatured it better than I ever could - seriously - its wonderful stuff...

Enjoy your weekend,

Love, light n group hugs,

Jim & the GSTF gang.

Clueless said...

@Melinda. I love music and used to have it on all the time which was one of the clues that I was depressed, I stopped listening to music and "talking in song titles/lyrics." Four musicals and/or concerts is a must for every year. Just recently, I've been "talking" which is such a good sign. Music has been such a part of my life and comfort.

I wish I played, but if Tapestry and CSN doesn't pick me up then I know I am really depressed.

@GSTF. Thank you for the support. I'm feeling a bit better, but there sure is a lot of stuff to process through from That Monday. Therapy is really hard work, but worth it.

Again, thank you for the compliments.

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