I wanna be your light

A song by Heather Nova for Sunday Scribblings – the invitation was to write about the demands a superstar might have on tour. Well, this is about a different kind of star, and the demand is a bit less materialistic than, let’s say, Britney Spears asking for Doritos or Mariah Carey insisting on a hand-me-the-towels attendant…

This song is from Storm (2003), one of Heather Nova’s best more recent CDs. A link to a live performance on Youtube follows below.

I wanna be your light

Nothing’s promised in this life
So I am thankful that we’re here tonight
Take my hand and let’s look up
At the stars – we can make them ours

I wanna be your light
Let me be your light, I’ll light your way
Across the milky way
I wanna be your star
Let me be your star, I’ll light your way
Across the milky way

I don’t want to see you cry
All that pain you hold inside
Life is waiting don’t forget
You are free – I’ll help you see

I wanna be your light
Let me be your light, I’ll light your way
Across the milky way
I wanna be your star,
Let me be your star, I’ll light your way
Across the milky way

There’s no time in life to judge
Only time enough for love
So as another night slips by
Let us dance beneath the sky

I wanna be your light
Let me be your light, I’ll light your way
Across the milky way
I wanna be your star,
Let me be your star, I’ll light your way
Across the milky way

Written by Heather Nova

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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6 Responses to I wanna be your light

  1. Gemma says:

    A powerful, commanding song demanding that a simple message be heard!

  2. Thomma Lyn says:

    Oh, I like this. Lovely!

  3. what an amazing voice with inspiring lyrics!

  4. Dee says:

    I have never heard of Heather Nova but I will be looking for more now – beautiful!

  5. Jingle says:

    Welcome To link in a poem to our potluck today, thanks a ton!
    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/10/poetry-potluck-seven-deadly-sins.html

    hope to see you in.
    an old poem is okay.

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