Friday, July 03, 2009

Poetry Friday: Abraham Lincoln

So it's been awhile since I've participated in Poetry Friday. And I'm taking the easy way out by posting music lyrics again. But there's a little bit of a story behind this.

If you've a few posts back, you'll notice I had a great deal of trouble posting earlier this week. Well, my initial intent was the spend the whole week celebrating Abraham Lincoln and related subjects because 1) tomorrow is the 4th of July and 2) today marks the anniversary of the last day of the battle of Gettysburg. So instead today will kick off the themed week, and you can expect some Lincoln/Gettysburg stuff in the coming week.

But back to the song. You know how sometimes the lyrics to a song really hit you? Not necessarily the song itself, but the actual words being sung? That's how I feel about this song. I comes from an animated hero movie that I had growing up. But although I don't really remember most of the movie, this song continues to come to mind.

I've always deeply admired Abraham Lincoln. The Gettysburg is one of my favorite speeches because it's so simple it's complex. One day I was listening to this song and I had the idea to put the two together to video. So here's the end result. My very first time editing together a video (so be nice!). And below it you'll find the lyrics to the song that comes at the end.

I hope you enjoy it. (If you're reading this in a feed, you'll need to click over to the acutal post to see the video)

video

"One Life" from the Animated Hero Classics: Abraham Lincoln.
One life
Lived with courage and care
One life
Yes, that’s all that it takes
One hand
That will never be halted
One back
That the World cannot break

One Life
Lived by heavenly faith
One Life
Shining clear in the dark
One Life seeing visions of morning
One word
Igniting the spark

See how it glows
See how it grows
Changing the world
Rearranging the world
Giving hope that will stand firm and fast
When that one life is ended and past
Oh that light will burn bright and will last
Forever
Forever!

One life
Given up for cause
One soul
Oh how it will soar
One day
That will not be forgotten
One name
That will live evermore

One life
Lived with courage and care
One life
Yes, that’s all that it takes
One hand
That will never be halted
One back
That the World cannot break

See how it glows
See how it grows
Changing the world
Rearranging the world
Giving hope that will stand firm and fast
When that one life is ended and past
Oh that light will burn bright and will last
Forever
Forever!

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