you are full of wonder.

This song came up on the ole iPod shuffle this morning.

Briefly, Emeli Sande is right up there with Lupita in terms of amazing women that I want to have coffee with and talk about our hopes, dreams, and favorite novels. And maybe raid their closets. In other words, I’m slightly obsessed. If you haven’t listened to her music, not sure what you’re waiting for, buddy…

Anyway, I’ve heard the song about 1,000 times by now, but I have to admit that the first strains of the melody and the ensuing lyrics brought tears to my eyes this morning. Was it because of the cloudy, drizzly day? The fact that I was headed to the work, which is always the last place I want to be? Or was it the reminder, by way of song, that there are times when all of us feel slightly less than zero and need to hear that we, as Emeli says, are full of wonder? I think it’s the latter.

So, here you are. You are full of wonder. Even if you doubt yourself, don’t. Because you’re amazing. Happy Friday.

Emeli Sande, Wonder

I can beat the night, I’m not afraid of thunder
I am full of light, I am full of wonder

Woah, oh I came falling under
Woah, oh I am full of wonder

Though our feet might ache, the world’s upon our shoulders
No way we goin’ break, ‘cos we are full of wonder

Woah, oh we came falling under
Woah, oh we are full of wonder

This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours
Just reach out and pass it on
This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours
Just reach out and pass it on ooh yeah
This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours
Just reach out and pass it on ooh yeah
This light is contagious, go, go tell your neighbours
Just reach out and pass it on yeah

Woah, oh we came falling under
Woah, oh we are full of wonder

When everything feels wrong, and darkness falls upon you
Just try sing along, this is a message from Cabana
If your heart turns blue, I want you to remember
This song is for you, and you are full of wonder

Woah, oh we came falling under
Woah, oh we are full of wonder

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4 thoughts on “you are full of wonder.

    1. Yes, girl, she is everything! I was definitely inspired when I heard it this morning, as I walked the green mile to the job. Sigh. :p

      p.s.: I think we’ve discussed this, but it’s rare that EVERY song on an album is amazing. Rare but awesome. 🙂

  1. I stopped listening to mainstream radio sometime in 2011 and was content to be blissfully unaware of the so-called music people were listening to. I kept hearing about Emeli and saw pix of my friends going to her concerts. I finally listened and was kicking myself! I found myself crying through most of the tracks, but Clown is the one that gets me every time!

    1. Aaah! So glad you love the album! That was essentially my reaction–still is–when I hear Emeli. And Clown hit me so hard when I heard it. I know people on the metro thought I was insane. 🙂

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