MY SONG

About the song you can hear on this webpage

If you click play on the MP3 file control panel above, you should start hearing a song which is titled “Be Who You Are” that is based on one of the poems from David’s book of poems, Prayers for a New Millennium. But this poem is actually the lyrics to a song that came to David one night in April of 2016. When David first published this book of poems, he included a note on the first page of this poem inviting anybody interested in helping him bring this song to life (interested in helping him convert this poem into a song) to contact him. Well, somebody did: a wonderful Mexican woman named Erika who had purchased his books and contacted him to say that she loved them. She put him in contact with Yeye, her yoga teacher in Mexico, who is a singer. Together with her husband Justin, who is a musician, Yeye helped David transform his “Be Who You Are” poem into this beautiful song. He explained to them through Skype what the song sounded like in his head and they came up with and recorded a version of this song that was even better than the one that he had in his head. The “Be Who You Are” poem, which was converted into this song, is directly below.

Be Who You Are

Be who you are
Because the world wants to know you.
Follow your star.
That’s the way dreams will come true.

Don’t try to be like everyone.
Grow your own connection to the sun.
Your race is only yours to run.
Be yourself, and you’ll have won.

Be who you are.
Let life’s force lead and guide you.
Follow your light.
Let it show what’s true for you.

Don’t try to be like everyone.
Grow your own connection to the sun.
Your race is only yours to run.
Chase your bliss, and you’ll have won.

Be who you are.
Let your soul’s urgings move you.
Follow your heart.
It will lead you to what’s true.

Don’t try to be like everyone.
Grow your own connection to the sun.
Your race is only yours to run.
Live your bliss, and you’ll have won.

Be who you are.
Let love’s light shine through you.
Trust in yourself
Because the world wants to know you.

Be who you are.
That’s the way dreams will come true.
Be who you are.
That’s the way God will touch you.
Be who you are.
That’s the way God lives through you.
Be who you are
Because the world wants to know you.