4th of July!
Happy Red, White, and Blue Day!
Whatever you tend to call it, we hope you have a good one!
If you have the day off, may you be refreshed, cool, and as bug-free as possible.
If you are working, may you have some special moments of inspiration and energy.
If you’re going to see fireworks, may your Friday morning be kind to you.
If you’re hoping to go to sleep early, may your neighbors be graciously boring also.
If you personally had a role to play in preserving the freedoms that we enjoy in the USA – thank you! May you feel appreciated and blessed.
This song is a controversial one. This country is a controversial one. Regardless of which camp you fall in politically or with your faith, we hope that you can appreciate three key things as you listen to this song:
- America is an amazing place, with many yucky parts and many awesome parts. May we all deliberately honor the sacrifices of those on whose shoulders we stand each day.
- There is a bigger story than what we see. War is ugly; pain surrounds us; and hope for some seems very sparse. May we hold on to hope that our journeys are taking us through an ultimately beautiful story, and may we acknowledge the significance of small daily choices to respect our fellow man.
- This arrangement is so darned fun. May we all understand that.
Want to see where we recorded this? Here’s a post all about that.
Music source: Ten Hymns and Gospel Songs for Solo Voice arranged by Mark Hayes, Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
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More about us:
We are the Birds.
We perform and record songs and write about them.
Nathan sings, Naomi plays piano, and often others are involved in our recordings as well.
We have old souls, and most of our music has been well loved already for many years.
Our goal is to use our music to enrich the lives of seniors – both in age and in spirit! – and cultivate meaningful connections between generations.
>> Here is a sampling of our May collection of garden-inspired songs (including special guest Christy Jones playing ukulele and singing on the last song!) Click to hear the sampler.
Each Saturday we send out a free email that contains a little something thoughtful to ponder, based on a song. On the last Saturday of the month, we send a sampler of our recordings of all those songs from the month. Sprinkled throughout these emails we also include fun family anecdotes about our four hatchlings, links to blog posts with behind-the-scenes perks, and info about opportunities to connect more through events or products.
We would love to share our music with more people. AND – some new free bonus tracks will be delivered to our email contacts periodically, so don’t miss that!
Thanks for reading!
~Nathan and Naomi