Thursday, March 18, 2010

My theme song: I Have Confidence

Jon started a record collection several months ago and with a $1 limit we have acquired all sorts of interesting records. One of my favorite finds is the Sound of Music soundtrack. After listening to it a few times, I realized that the song "I Have Confidence" should be my theme song when I'm feeling discouraged about my research. This song is absolutely perfect. On this trip I've been listening to it some days before I go in the field and humming it when I start to feel down.

Does anyone else have a theme song? Something that helps you get pumped up?

If anyone finds a link to a good version on YouTube, please post a link in the comments. It's always better to hear something than to just read the lyrics alone, but my YouTube searching capabilities are pretty limited right now.

Here are the lyrics. I've italicized my favorite lines.

What will this day be like? I wonder.
What will my future be? I wonder.
It could be so exciting to be out in the world, to be free
My heart should be wildly rejoicing
Oh, what's the matter with me?

I've always longed for adventure
To do the things I've never dared
And here I'm facing adventure
Then why am I so scared

A captain with seven children
What's so fearsome about that?

Oh, I must stop these doubts, all these worries
If I don't I just know I'll turn back
I must dream of the things I am seeking
I am seeking the courage I lack

The courage to serve them with reliance
Face my mistakes without defiance
Show them I'm worthy
And while I show them 
I'll show me

So, let them bring on all their problems
I'll do better than my best
I have confidence they'll put me to the test
But I'll make them see I have confidence in me

Somehow I will impress them
I will be firm but kind
And all those children (Heaven bless them!)
They will look up to me

And mind me with each step I am more certain
Everything will turn out fine
I have confidence the world can all be mine
They'll have to agree I have confidence in me

I have confidence in sunshine
I have confidence in rain

I have confidence that spring will come again
Besides which you see I have confidence in me

Strength doesn't lie in numbers
Strength doesn't lie in wealth
Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers
When you wake up -- Wake Up!

It tells me all I trust I lead my heart to
All I trust becomes my own

I have confidence in confidence alone
(Oh help!)

I have confidence in confidence alone
Besides which you see I have confidence in me!

1 comment:

KGG said...

can't. get. out. of. my. head. Love that this is your theme song though!