i’ve figured for a long time that isaiah will be a musician, in some form, in some way. i had never thought about the possibility of song-writing though, until tonight, when he created his first song.
he’s always singing, songs he knows, or making up words about whatever’s going around him. the cool thing tonight was watching him consciously ‘write’ a song. we were talking about songs for sunday school tomorrow, and i was asking him if he could think of any songs that have ‘light’ in them. we talked about ‘this little light of mine’ and ‘mr sun.’ after a pause he said ‘i have a new verse’ (right now he thinks verse means song). then he sang ‘the sun is shining down, it’s really bright’ and said ‘that’s all i know.’
there was this look of concentration on his face that let me know there was something very purposeful going on inside that head of his. then more words began to flow so i grabbed my notebook. we started again, and this is what he had me write down:
the sun is shining down/ people getting ready/ he loves sun/ people love sun/ sun is bright/ night is dark/ morning is bright/ people getting ready for the train/ trains love sun/ city buses are outside in the sun/ sirens are really loud/ garbage trucks are a little loud/ sun is peeking out.
i think my favourite line is ‘trains love sun.’ stephen’s favourite is ‘garbage trucks are a little loud.’ what do you think…potential folk song or punk rock?
i wish i had a video of it, simply because the sweetness of his face and voice as the words came to him was so beautiful.