Friday, November 16, 2012

Thank Your Parents



This year at school, we're having a Thanksgiving assembly and the call was put our by our music teacher to form a staff chorus to sing the song Kind and Generous by Natalie Merchant.  While I'm what most would consider tone deaf, or on some sort of tone deafy spectrum, I do like to belt it out now and then.  Especially at school assemblies when we sing This Land is Your Land and Free to Be You And Me. So I decided to sign up.

Our first practice was yesterday afternoon and I had so much fun!  It was so invigorating!  When was the last time you sang with a group of people?  I'm telling you, you should try it.  And of course it was an awesome group of teachers.  You guys now how cool teachers are right?  They're so much fun to hang out with.

I've always loved this song by Natalie Merchant, but it wasn't until practicing the lyrics over and over that I realized how sweet and well said they are.  And I just kept feeling like I was singing about my parents.  I was feeling bummed that I didn't think to play this song for them at my wedding- but then I thought I should at least share it on my blog.

I love you Mom and Dad!  When I hear these lyrics, I think about you guys.


You've been so kind and generous
I don't know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
For your selflessness, my admiration
And for everything you've done 

You know I'm bound... 
I'm bound to thank you for it 

You've been so kind and generous
I don't know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
And I never could have come this far without you
So for everything you've done 

You know I'm bound... 
I'm bound to thank you for it 

I want to thank you
For so many gifts
You gave with love and tenderness
I want to thank you 

I want to thank you
For your generosity
The love and the honesty
That you gave me 

I want to thank you
Show my gratitude
My love and my respect for you
I want to thank you 

I want to... 

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

Who would you sing this song for, readers? Let me know about it in the comments!

PS- Thank Your Parents is the title of an Oneida Trilogy set and I think it's one of the best album titles ever.

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