Cause it makes me happy...


Have you heard of Cheri Call?  I’d say she was one of the top 5 song-writers that inspired me when I first started writing music.  I told people I wanted to be somewhere between Cheri Call and Josh Groban.  Figure that one out! 🙂  One of my favorite songs that Cheri wrote was called “No” and as far as I can tell, there are only pirated copies that are accessible over the internet.  So I’ll share the lyrics with you and you can go seek out her CD if you’re interested!  I LOVE it when a songwriter uses a phrase to mean one thing,  (like “He says No”) and then because of the journey you go on as the song progresses, the song-writer actually presents the same phrase and it means something totally different toward the end of the song.  Gives me goosebumps!  Here’s the lyrics to “No”:

A little boy at the end of a day knelt by his bed to say a prayer
And Father up in Heaven heard the prayer he prayed
And listened to each word with greatest care
The boy said,
“Please bless that tomorrow I won’t have to take a bath,
And bless that they will cancel school for snow.”
And God had the power to protect him and never let him grow
But He said, “No.”

A young man was holding tightly to the hand of a girl who had to say
And as she walked away he had to whisper a prayer
As he fought every tear that filled his eyes
He whispered,
“Please can you make her turn around and change her mind?
It’s the deepest hurt that I have ever known.”
And God had the power to protect him and never let him grow
But He said, “No.”

And there are yeses that our father can hardly wait to give
And they are packed in every crevice of the lives we live
Sometimes God will pour down miracles and amazing twists of fate
And other times He chooses just to whisper, “Wait.”

How many times have I prayed for blue skies
So no one has to cancel the game
And I feel so abandoned when the sky gets dark
Never knowing all the ones who prayed for rain
And usually the story’s even trickier than this
With solutions that only God could know
But if you ask Him if He’s ever overlooked you
Or ceased to love you so
He’ll say, “No.”


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