Wednesday, May 07, 2008

American Idol gets me teary



So after this, I'm totally 100% in Syesha camp. I don't really watch the show all that regularly but this girl had me crying when she sang Sam Cooke's "A change is gonna come" -- A song rooted in the era of the civil rights and women's movment. I'd say Syesha did that song proud and I'm even more happy she shared its true meaning with the audience.

I was born by the river in a little tent
And just like that river I've been running ever since
It's been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die
Cos I don't know what's out there beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

And then I go to see my brother
And I ask him to help me please
And he just winds up knockin' me
Back down on my knees

There were times when I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I think one of the David's will end up winning but I am so happy she made it this far. She was one of my early faves. My friend Chrissy was complaining that they gave her too much time during her cryfest and I called her heartless. :)