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Just a Dream

July 14, 2011
By whitstar27 GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
whitstar27 GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
when life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then step back and let the world wonder how you did it
when life gives you lemon, throw them back at life

I had a dream once. I wanted to grow up and be a famous singer. I still kind of dream that. It's like music is my way of communicating. It's how I express my feelings. For some reason lyrics are just easier than conversation.
Have you ever heard a song that didn't just touch you? You literally felt it in your heart. That's what I wanted to do. Write songs with meaning. Sing songs with more than just passion. Singing is my thing. When I am happy, I sing. When I am upset, I sing. When I am bored, I sing. It comes so natural to me. It’s like eating; if I don’t get my daily dose of singing each day, I actually feel sick.
People don't always realize that songs are more than just notes. Songs are more than just a combination of instruments, and sometimes singing. Songs are alive. There are songs that are happy, yet there are songs that make you want to cry. Whatever the song is, a piece of that song's creator's soul is in it. That's why songs are often so easy to relate to.
I remember the first time I really performed. To say I was scared is an understatement. I was really nervous, but in a good way. This was a chance to show the world who I really was. Holding the microphone gave me energy. Singing the song gave me fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment. I also came to the realization that singing is my true love.
Sometimes, I would get upset and convince myself to quit singing. But when you are truly in love with something, it is impossible to break up with it. So unsurprisingly, I am still singing. I share a bond with singing that is stronger than marriage. It’s as much a part of me as my heart and soul are. Maybe, I still dream to be a singer. Maybe this isn't just a dream. Singing is my reality. Singing is my future.

The author's comments:
I want people to understsnd and relate to how I feel.

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on Jul. 27 2011 at 9:53 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

I can totally relate to your love of singing, although I can't sing whatsoever. ;) My passion is for writing. But anyway, great piece. It conveyed your love of singing perfectly. Nice job! :)

Kailey4 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 27 2011 at 9:37 pm
Kailey4 BRONZE, Simpsonville, South Carolina
4 articles 3 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Né io pitorre" - Michelangelo

This is GREAT! It shows that you are passionate about something, and it's motivational.:)

on Jul. 27 2011 at 7:04 pm
DoloresDarling, Cambridge, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Sarah Michelle Gellar- [on the importance of reading] I love books. I\'m constantly afraid we\'re moving into this digital era where books are going to go away, and to me books are the basis to everything in life. Reading is how we function.

I feel the exact same way you do, but your probably good at singing. Which I'm not.

I have one song that gets to me, it's the song hurricane by 30 seconds to mars..and almost all the song's written by Amy lee get to me.


Your amazing at writing! Don't stop

on Jul. 27 2011 at 5:40 pm
LadyJaneGrey PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I know it defies the law of gravity, but I never studied law." - Bugs Bunny

This is a really good piece of writing. But you say that you once had a dream about singing, and even though you say you still "kind of" do, you never really explain why that first sentence is no longer true (or why it is still true). It's still great, and I totally understand, but I think that would flesh it out a bit more.