My Name is Sarah

MY NAME IS SARAH. I am a quilt designer and the sewcial director of Sarah's Sewcial Lounge. I also have a business called Down Right Charming. I sell my quilts mostly on etsy and I make pillowcases to donate to patients in the hospital in memory of my friend Kristen Kirton. I am a young adult living with Down syndrome. I hope you enjoy reading about my life journey.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Crystal Ball..There's so many things I need to know

A message from Joyce: Tiffany over at ElastaMom's Excerpts has been dedicating Tuesday to her favorite tunes and lyrics. I don't think Sarah would appreciate me taking over every week, but today she said I could tell you about this song that I have been singing for the past few weeks. Over and over and over.

Never before have I so wished I had a crystal ball. Do you ever feel like that? Decisions would be so easy if I just had a little glimpse into the future...Sarah's future, my future, the future of our house, our neighborhood, Matt's High school years, the needs of my parents as they age, the direction of the healthcare debate, the future of our business, and the greatest question at the moment...a business venture I have been thinking about.

Every few days I walk into TJ's bedroom. He has quite a collection of photos with the various stars he has played with. One of my favorites is this one...

This is TJ with Tommy Shaw. I grew up being a Styx's fan. So when the Contemporary Youth Orchestra that TJ played percussion with contracted with Styx for their annual Rock the Orchestra concert, I was thrilled. It was absolutely one fabulous experience. The concert, One With Everything, has been playing on PBS and VH1 Classic, so you may have watched it.

In my opinion, one of the best songs that Tommy Shaw wrote is Crystal Ball. How perfect the lyrics are. I so wish I had a crystal ball. In the meantime, I have been listening to this song over and over and over.

Written by Tommy Shaw
Lead Vocals by Tommy Shaw

I used to like to walk the straight and narrow line
I used to think that everything was fine
Sometimes I'd like to sit and gaze for days through sleepless dreams
All alone and trapped in time
All alone and trapped in time

I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me
Or am I even in it's mind at all
Perhaps I'll get a chance to look ahead and see
Soon as I find myself a crystal ball
Soon as I find myself a crystal ball

Tell me, tell me where I'm going
I don't know where I've been
Tell me, tell me, won't you tell me
And then tell me again
My heart is breaking, my body's aching
And I don't know where to go
Tell me, tell me, won't you tell me
I've just got to know

Crystal ball
There's so many things I need to know
Crystal ball
There's so many things I've got to know
Crystal ball

If you should see me walking
Through your dreams at night
Would you please direct me
Where I ought to be
I've been looking for a crystal ball
To she'd the light
To find a future in me...To find a future in me...
Crystal ball

There's so many things I need to know
Crystal ball
There's so many things I've got to know
Crystal ball

TJ with the entire Styx band in 2006.


Perplexing Situation said...

beautiful. thank you for sharing.

Lacey said...

Wow it would be great if I could see the future with Jax. What a great song.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard that song and...I LOVE IT!!! I wish I had one too. But then other times I don't!! I'm glad you participated in Tuesday Tunes...hope Sarah will let you hijack her blog another Tuesday!