Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 Theme Song

 (no head--you can't prove it's me!)

Some people have words, some people have goals--I have theme songs.

I'm a total music geek.  I spent my high school years decked out in green sequins, dancing jazz squares, sporting the cheesy perma-grin and singing show tunes.  Loudly.  Everywhere.

I think I listened to the Les Miserables soundtrack at least twice a day.  Long before Susan Boyle popularized the tune, "I Dreamed a Dream" was my theme song.  Like my petty troubles were anything compared to those of a French prostitute during the Revolution, but yeah, I was always a bit of a drama queen.

So, it should not surprise anyone that this year's theme song is a show tune.  It's a song that's always moved me, but has taken on new meaning in the past couple of weeks as I think about the future of my business and my brand, particularly the line "close your eyes and leap."

"Defying Gravity" 

Something has changed within me, something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing, too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap

It's time to try defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
And you can't pull me down

I'm through accepting limits, 'cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change, but 'till I try, I'll never know
Too long I've been afraid of losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love it comes at much too high a cost
I'd sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down

So if you care to find me, look to the western sky
As someone told me lately, "everyone deserves the chance to fly"
And if I'm flying solo, at least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me, take a message back from me
Tell them how I am defying gravity
I'm flying high defying gravity
And soon I'll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz , no Wizard that there is or was 
Is ever gonna bring me down 
(C) Stephen Schwartz, 2003

So, my friends, be bold.  Take risks.  Trust your gut.  And fly.

See you in the sky.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that song (the entire soundtrack actually; can't listen to "I Knew You" without tearing up) and think it's perfect for your 2010!

  2. my theme song is Flashdance "What a Feeling" i can have it all...i am dancing for my life...take your passion and make it happen........

  3. I got goosebumps just reading the words to your theme song! This year is going to be magical for you!

  4. one of the best musicals i've ever seen - and this song in particular brought a ladyfriend of mine to tears (and that's code for my own tears :P which were def jerked at certain parts as well :)


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