Girl On Fire
There is a bit of a back-story as to why I posted this song. My 21 month old God-daughter is in love with this song. She heard it in the car with her Dad and immediately became obsessed. He immediately downloaded it for her and put it on his iPod, but to no avail. She wants this song All.The.Time. He burned it onto a CD for her and he & her mother play it on a loop whenever she asks for it. I’m talking to her Mom on Skype one day and, as always, the little beauty comes over to the computer to talk to me. She’s known for making slightly bossy demands of me and on that particular day she says “Aunt Li-Li…sing fire.” It comes out a little bit like “Oh Li-Li”, but the “sing fire” part was very clear. I sang the opening chorus and she’s little, so she’s super impressed by this. Whenever we tell her she’s becoming a “big girl”, she believes it’s because she’s a “Girl On Fire”, and then the vocal stylings of Aunt Lisa are even more impressive. It’s become her anthem now, and it’s so incredibly precious that she can connect to something so strongly at such a young age. It’s a fantastic song and every time I hear it, I smile when I think of how she demands I sing it every single time. I do sing, I’ve had vocal training, but I’m not delusional enough to think I sing like Alicia Keys. As long as I sing well enough for my Godchild’s ears, I’m good. She thinks I’m a rock star. It’s precious beyond words.
Enjoy & Have A Happy & Safe New Year!