Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

Ariel’s Song

I really, really, really wish I could get my video camera to upload on my computer because I would SO share what I just experienced. The kids and I were in the school room doing some schooling and painting. The boys decided they needed a bit of a break and Ariel and I were sitting in there painting together. She stopped what she was doing and said: “Mom, I have a song playing in my head and the drum beats go like this.” She then proceeded to do the drum beats for me on the back of her chair and added a hand clap.¬† She stopped again and said: “Now there is a guitar playing so I need to get my guitar and words are singing too.”

We went into her room and I got her guitar for her to play.

She had to start all over with the drum beats, added a couple more hand claps and started strumming the guitar. Her song came pouring out and she sang me her lyrics, added some thumps on the guitar to make some drum beats, and went into her own musical world  for a moment until she was finished. When I realized that she was pouring out this song I grabbed a crayon and started writing it down so we could remember the lyrics. After the song she explained to me some of the meanings behind her colors so that I would understand what the song was about. She sees the color blue as sad, the color orange as lonely, and the color yellow as happy. I was amazed at the both the tune and lyrics that she shared. It was such a sweet and perfect moment that I had to get it all down.

Blue-Orange-Yellow

I want to be together with you

I want to go with you

I want to do everything with you

I want to live with you

 

I want to be with you all the time

I want to go with you all the time

I want to go anywhere with you

 

But if you don’t want me with you I will be blue

But if you say I can’t I will be orange

If you let me be with you I will be yellow

 

I need to be with you

If I cannot be with you I will feel lonely

I won’t be with anybody

 

I won’t have anybody like you

I would be there for you

I am poor without you

 

But if you don’t want me with you I will be blue

But if you say I can’t I will be orange

If you let me be with you I will be yellow

 

If you say that you want to be alone

I will go some other place

If you don’t let me in

 

I will be lonely

If you let me in I will be yellow instead of blue

If you open the door I will not be orange

 

But if you don’t want me with you I will be blue

But if you say I can’t I will be orange

If you let me be with you I will be yellow

 

If you feel poor I will let you in

I will open the door

I don’t want you to feel orange, but yellow

 

I want you to feel yellow

I want you to feel yellow

I want you to feel yellow

 

She said that this painting went with the song because she was painting it as she heard the song.

She titled both the song and painting herself.

"Soul" by Ariel


 

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