Still Just a Dream

3 May

It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks for me as I gear up for a big event at work. I’ve been super stressed and I cracked a crown even though I have been diligently wearing my night guard (I am a big time jaw clencher when I sleep). On top of that, Don and I celebrated our third anniversary (and our second – we’re sort of procrastinators) and I could barely get away from the office long enough to have dinner with him.

After a marathon session at the dentist  (I was there for 3.5 hours today and have to go back again tomorrow), I decided to relax with a manicure and pedicure in preparation for aforementioned big work event. While I was in the chair, this song came on whatever satellite radio they had playing.

I’d heard this was a great adoption song before, but I’m not a huge Elton John fan <<I know, I know – I’m sorry>> so I couldn’t place it before today. Even now that I’ve heard it I’m not sure. I mean, it sounds familiar … but it might sound familiar because it’s Elton John.

Here are a few of the lyrics:

Hey you, you’re a child in my head
You haven’t walked yet
Your first words have yet to be said
But I swear you’ll be blessed

I know you’re still just a dream
your eyes might be green
Or the bluest that I’ve ever seen
Anyway you’ll be blessed

Want to add an element of weirdness to sitting in the salon and hearing what has been billed as the quintessential adoption song for the first time? Well, that’s a good thing because while the song was on I was watching the local news on closed captioned TV and that video with the zebra-clad baby and the lioness was being featured. I could not make that up.

So, remembering that I’m not a big Elton John fan, has anyone heard a good cover of this song before?

UPDATE (really just something I forgot to mention in the original post):
When I pulled up the “Blessed” video to embed on this page there was an ad for our adoption placement agency at the bottom of the YouTube video player screen. I tried to grab a screen shot since it seemed like a good omen, but it faded away before I captured it. Anyway, I’m not sure if it was actually a good omen or just more evidence that American Adoptions OWNS adoption on Google.

2 Responses to “Still Just a Dream”

  1. Genie Gratto May 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    You know…I don’t think it ever occurred to me that this song was actually about adoption. But, um, DUH.

    Wishing you a speedy tooth recovery, and best wishes with the run-up to the event. Hang in there — you’ll make it through!


    • susan May 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      Yeah, I don’t know that it’s actually *about* adoption … but it sure seems like it. Of course, the song preceded the adoption of Elton’s baby by about 15 years … so that’s a really long time to wait. Might just be about a father – any father – anticipating his as-yet-unborn child.

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