I’ll Do What It Takes ‘Til I Touch The Sky

I’ll Do What It Takes ‘Til I Touch The Sky

I made every effort to resist choosing Bette Midler’s iconic song in response to Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday.

Many moons ago I went through a stage of watching some of these televised talent competitions. I grew tired of them after a few years – they were getting a bit much. But it is through that little phase of mine that I am vaguely aware of who Kelly Clarkson is. She won one of these American talent shows – correct me if I am wrong, and went on to have a music career, I believe. I know three of her songs, and this is one of them, “Breakaway”.

Credits: Avril Lavigne, Bridget Benenate and Matthew Gerrard

 Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I'd end up happy
I would pray (I would pray)
 Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I prayed I could break away
 I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes 'til I touch the sky
And I'll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget all the ones that I love
I'll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
 Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get on board a fast train
Travel on a jet plane far away
And breakaway
 I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes 'til I touch the sky
And I'll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
I won't forget all the ones that I love
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
 Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging 'round revolving doors
Maybe I don't know where they'll take me
But gotta keep moving on, moving on
Fly away, breakaway
 I'll spread my wings
And I'll learn how to fly
Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget the place I come from
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway, breakaway, breakaway 

3 thoughts on “I’ll Do What It Takes ‘Til I Touch The Sky

  1. Lady A, in this song Clarkson plans on leaving her small town to a better, bigger place full of opportunities. Apparently, she’s in search of a place where she would feel like she truly belongs, a place where she would get to be happy. This is really nice and Kelly was born in a small town where she felt restricted and even when she tried to fit in.

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