Friday, August 11, 2006

Fast Cars and Freedom lyrics


"Fast Cars And Freedom"

Starin' at you takin' off your makeup
Wondering why you even put it on
I know you think you do but baby you don't need it
Wish that you could see what I see it when it's gone
I see a dust trail following an old red Nova
Baby blue eyes, your head on my shoulder

We went to a talent show at Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba. A twelve year old boy played a guitar and sang this song. I was crying by the end! I'm sure that boy's parents have to keep a stick by the front door to keep the girls away.

All of the Canadian kids were so entertaining and so sweet. They sang, danced, lip-synched, did magic, played their instruments. One group was all girls. Some big girls and some little girls and they sang a song called "Summer Girls." The guy who introduced them said, "Summer over 20 and summer under 20." Haha! There were so cute! It was so down home and sweet. I felt like I was in another world, as though I'd stepped back in time.

At home, a school talent show would be full of hip-hop and Britney Spears' acts. So narrow. So age-inappropriate. As it was, there was one 11-year-old American girl from Illinois who danced and she was bumping and grinding to a tune from Flashdance for all she was worth. It was sad. Technically she was excellent, but her demeanor and her movement was different from the rest of the show. I think U.S. children are being robbed of their childhood.

Our son was in the talent show too. He showed everyone his bike which he's quite proud of and he named the province and/or state that each flag on his trailer represents. He has about 20 flags on it! I hope he blended well with the Canadian children.

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