Have you ever had to speak in front of a crowd? It’s scary. Have you ever sang in front of a crowd? It’s even more scary. Have you ever written a poem and shared it with people? Anxieties galore. Now try writing words and music, and THEN singing it in front of a crowd.
I love to sing. My parents used to say that I was singing before I was talking. My dad used to sing to me and dance with me as a baby while listening to Willie Nelson or Ricky Skaggs to get me to sleep. However, putting your own stuff out there for the world to see is, in all seriousness, pretty terrifying. Partly because you are your biggest critic and you usually think whatever you are presenting is not as good as it could be. But also because the things you create are a part of you. You are, quite literally, baring a part of your soul and allowing others to accept or reject it.
All of that to say, I’m going to share a cover song with you. I know, sorry. But I have to intrigue you first and keep you coming back for more, right?! I first heard this song when Garth Brooks covered it and always loved it. It’s meaningful, it’s simple, and it’s fun to sing.