Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I AM WHAT I AM!!

LONDON 2012 PARALYMPICS


I AM WHAT I AM
AND
WHAT I AM NEEDS NO EXCUSES!
We enjoyed another great opening ceremony today.  It is just a great thing that I can hook my laptop up to my television for veiwing streamed events. 

Unlike the Olympics, who share every prime time slot on main networks for two weeks, if one is interested in the Paralympics you have to go and search where to view it.  We have a couple of channel choices in Montreal, as long as you subscribe to those channels!  I used the ctvolympics.ca website and app to navigate through the Olympics at the beginning of August.  I am grateful that they are providing links with coverage to the Paralympics even if it is not on their network!  After enjoying the ceremonies, Andr√© and I were particularly moved by the finale, performed by Beverly Knight, called, "I am what I am" and *I AM* seriously considering making it my new anthem.  Either you are going to get that or you are not.  "It's my life and not a place to have to hide in".... lyrics that spoke to me, to us.  But that is what I am feeling these days.  Tonight I just want to share the song that Beverly sang out loud and clear.... captured my attention and my heart tonight as I watched all the paralympians join in the chorus! 

Here is the link to the song, and then below the lyrics!  Powerful.  My best wishes to all the athletes!
ENJOY THE GAMES! 

Lyrics:
I am what I am
I am my own special creation
So come take a look
Give me the hook
Or the ovation
It's my world
That I want to have a little pride
My world
And it's not a place I have to hide in
Life's not worth a dam
Till I can say
I am what I am

I am what I am
I don't want praise
I don't want pity
I bang my own drum
Some think it's noise
I think it's pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not see things from a different angle
Your life is a shame
Till you can shout out
I am what I am


I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It's one life and there's no return and no deposit
One life so it's time to open up your closet
Life's not worth a dam till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It's one life and there's no return and no deposit
One life so it's time to open up your closet
Life's not worth a dam till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am I am I am good
I am I am I am strong
I am I am I am worthy
I am I am I belong
I am
I am
Who whoooo etc.
I am

I am I am I am useful
I am I am I am true
I am I am somebody
I am as good as you

Yes I am

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