Moon And Stars

“My love for you goes on forever
Way beyond moons and stars
But then I just know one thing
I will always love you.”

Storyteller: Child in foster care, NYC

What would you like your song to be about? I love my grandmother. She lives in Virginia.

Any certain words or phrases to include? Moon, stars

Songwriter: Daniel, middle school student, NYC

“I’m Daniel; you know me. I am your sing a song buddy and I had so much fun writing this song. I wrote about how much you love about your grandma and it’s no surprise because you love everyone. And so yeah, I hope you enjoy it.”

Song Lyrics

Dear my dearest Nana
I’m sorry that I can’t see you.
Even though you live in Virginia
I hope to see you soon.

My love for you goes on forever
Way beyond moons and stars
But then I just know one thing
I will always love you.

I remember running to your arms.
I know I’m your favorite too.
Just tired of waiting for summer
I’m real excited to see you.

My love for you goes on forever
Way beyond moons and stars
But then I just know one thing
I will always love you.

Way beyond the moon and stars
Beyond the galaxy and the sea
Climb right into your heart
No matter how far you are.

Because Nana,
Oh my love goes beyond
The stars.
No matter where you are
My love for you goes on beyond
The stars.

 

Let Us Be Strong

“I love you out on my own, let us be strong.”

Storyteller: Child in foster care, 11, Children’s Aid and Family Services of NJ

Favorite music: Rap, pop, rock, hip hop Rand B, Disney

Favorite artist/song: R5 – Out On My Own

What would you like your song to be about? A special person that is my good friend

Pick a theme: It would have a birthday city with beats (headphones) and Jordans.

Do you have a title in mind? “Let us be strong”

Any certain words or phrases to include? Brave, courage, confendance

Any lyric ideas? It’s hard without you and I want you back. So many things have gone wrong and every day I want you to be my friend, but let us be strong and everything I’m out on my own and I’m looking for you, but one day I tried to make you my friend but let us be strong. Out on my own and I fallen for you let us be strong and I’ll be fine. I love you out on my own, let us be strong.

SongwriterAlex Vu, student at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons 

Song Lyrics

The city lights the Hudson
Giving cold shoulders
You think falling’s easier now
Now that I’m older

But darling, life’s hard without you
And I need you back
Let me be your friend
Let me have that chance
Let me sing a song
Let me play along
Let me be
Let me be strong

City girl dreams meets Jordans
And a brand new face
But it’s hard to be brave
In this restless places 

But darling, life’s hard without you
And I need you back
Let me be your friend
Let me have that chance
Let me sing a song
Let me play along
Let me be
Let me be strong

Baby look at me
You can be strong too
Give love a chance
There’s no need to be blue

But darling, life’s hard and you
You can use this song
Let it soothe your heart
Let it play the part
Let us sing this song
Let us play along
Let us be
Let us be strong

When She Smiles

“When you smile, you’ll never be alone.”

Storyteller: Child in foster care, 10, Children’s Aid and Family Services of NJ

Favorite music: Annie

Favorite artist/song: Annie

What would you like your song to be about? Annie

Pick a theme: Annie

Do you have a title in mind? Annie

Any certain words or phrases to include? Annie

Songwriter: Kelseanne Breder, student at Columbia University School of Nursing

Song Lyrics

Oh when the sun is out
Her love outshines the sun.
When the birds sing songs
They’re not just for anyone.

They’re for her
She knows that well
They’re in her heart
And you can tell
That when she smiles
She’ll never be alone.

She finds the sun
Between the towers of New York.
On cloudy days
Her love gives me warmth.

This song’s for her
She knows it well
It’s in her heart
And you can tell
That when she smiles
She’ll never be alone.

Have faith in tomorrow
Another day will always come.
No matter what’s happened before
It’s you who matters more
It’s you who never fails to see the sun.

When I hear your laugh
I’ve never known a sweeter sound
It opens up my heart
It lifts me off the ground.

This song’s for you
You know that well
It’s in your heart
And you can tell
That when you smile
You’ll never be alone.

Oh when you smile
You’ll never be alone.

I Want to Be Myself

“Love yourself, be yourself. Be happy every time you see someone.”

Storyteller: Child in foster care, 9, Children’s Aid and Family Services of NJ

Favorite music: Pop

Favorite artist/song: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

What would you like your song to be about? Being myself

Pick a theme: Being happy

Do you have a title in mind? “I Want to Be Myself”

Any certain words or phrases to include? Love yourself, be yourself. Be happy every time you see someone.

Songwriter: William Ueng, student at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Song Lyrics

Used to run and hide
Too afraid to speak my mind
Always thought I was shy
Didn’t think that I could fly

But I hear a small voice whispering
Whispering to me

You’ve got to love yourself
You’ve got to be yourself
Be loud be proud
You’ve got that champion’s belt

Look around and you will see
All the joys of being free
So I’ve got to be
Because we’ve all got hearts of gold

I’ve got the whole wide world listening
Listening to me

You’ve got to love yourself
You’ve got to be yourself
Be loud be proud
You’ve got that champion’s belt

I stand here with no fear
Listen when I say

You’ve got to love yourself
You’ve got to be yourself
Be loud be proud
You’ve got the champion’s belt.

 

 

 

 

 

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