An original song for Young Women. May be performed as a solo or optional SSA. Perfect for a New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence program!
Born To Be a Queen by Elizabeth Giuliacci and Cheryl Polson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Young Women in Excellence is coming up next month...which means we need another musical number for our girls to sing. Last year, we did "The Lord is My Light", which was a huge success.
What to do...what to do???
Cheryl Polson and I puzzled and stewed, and puzzled some more, but nothing fit quite right. The theme we came up with for the night is "Born to Be a Queen", based on two amazing talks. The first, "Remember Who You Are", by Elaine S. Dalton. This amazing Mormon Message was beautifullly crafted from her talk. It's very short...you've got to watch it, and don't tell me you don't get goosepimples when you listen to her message!
The second, "Your Happily Ever After," by my favorite, President Uchtdorf. (OK FINE...it's a tie between Uchtdorf and Holland!) This is his talk in its entirety, so a bit more lengthy, but SOOOOO worth it!
So what to sing?? A NEW SONG, OF COURSE!
The creation of this song has been no different that the others. Cheryl quickly worked some amazing lyrics (cause she's the lyric machine), gives me some melody to work with, and 1 - 2 - 3 - GO! I got the first verse and chorus quite easily...like 20 minutes - TOPS easy. Then comes the part where I hit the wall. Depression sets in. I'm certain the song is terrible and needs to be reworked from the top. Song sits on the shelf for 5 days cause I'm mad at it and mad at myself for writing trash.
CHERYL POLSON TO THE RESCUE!! Basically, she tells me to quit wallowing, write the bridge, and it will all work out. She was right, of course. I wrote the bridge, worked a key change and the song finally has a MOMENT.
But I want you all to know that the song didn't give me goosebumps until we wrote the end. And by WE, I mean 6 of us at YW Board Meeting a couple weeks ago. I had the whole song written up to the end of the chorus after the key change...but no end. That ending was the product of a brainstorm between myself, Cheryl, Caitlyn Polson, Meghan Goodfellow, Ashley Howes, and Lindsay Eccles. I love being in YW!!!!
We're excited for our program. I'll let you know how it goes!